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Masculine Monday: A Vintage Village Guide to Men’s Fashion

Ruby Lane: Vintage Village

SWANK Vintage 1960s Mother of Pearl Cuff Links

Masculine Monday: What has Vintage Done For Men Lately? A whole lot of greatness! With 1930’s style vests, unlined blazers, throwback retro baseball caps and a Converse dedication to preserving vintage presentation, Men’s Fashion 2012 will be garnished with many more valiantly vintage garments and accessories.

To this, we celebrate!

These white Mother of Pearl cuff links are offered on Ruby Lane, Vanity Flair Vintage 

via Vintage Village!

Available at the Vintage Village Page of Callooh Callay

This sweet vintage travel alarm clock, made in Occupied Germany U.S. Zone by Welby, works wonderfully and folds up into a leather case that looks like a suitcase.

One last modern man’s vintage must have….

The Skinny Tie.

Fleur-De-Lis Skinny Tie Circa 1940s

"A great vintage man's tie circa late 1940's. The design has a great pattern with a bit of funk. The background is a dark red, the fleur-de-lis design is ivory, gray and black. The material has an interesting texture and pattern of diamonds in the weave as well as a slight sheen. The photos were taken both with a flash and natural light-the tie appears more red with the flash,  the darker photos best show the overall color and the flash ones show the weave & texture. Condition is excellent, very clean and without wear, damage or stains. Measures 50" long and 3.25" at the widest. A wonderful vintage tie in amazing near mint condition."

Vintage Fashion is here to stay, gentlemen. And it's looking better now than even the first time around. Have some fun with these vintage accents in 

Feature Friday: Omega Speedmaster Schumacher Edition

Feature Friday

Omega Speedmaster Schumacher Edition Red Chronograph

Michael Schumacher has been an Omega Ambassador since 1995. This Feature Friday Omega Speedmaster Schumacher Edition Red Chronograph watch was unveiled in July of 1996 by Michael Schumacher at his go-kart track in Kerpen, Germany. A yellow version of the Omega Speedmaster Schumacher addition was also available new from 1996 through 1999.

The casing is intricate and truly impressive, with racing wheels & tires which can be pushed together to conceal the watch, and pulled apart to reveal it. To stop the tire from rolling, there is a small stand. The left tire is marked “OMEGA Speedmaster,” & the right tire has Michaels displayed on it.

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Authentic Omega Speedmaster Schumacher Edition Red Dial Chronograph.


Omega Model:

Speedmaster Schumacher Edition


Between 1996-1999

Case Metal:

Stainless Steel

Case Measurement:



Red Leather with Tang Style Buckle




Stainless Steel






Chronograph, Hours, Minutes, and Seconds

Other Features:

Comes with Unique Wheel Design Case

Additional Details:

Band shows signs of wear, crystal is noticeably scratched

This your chance to own this Omega Speedmaster Schumacher Edition Red Dial Chronograph at an amazing price of $2,495 plus shipping Buy it Now or Best Offer.


View Item at Raymond Lee Jewelers eBay Store Here

Watch History: A. Lange & Sohne- Watch Repair

Watch Repair

Watch Repair

A. Lange & Sohne is a German company that manufactures watches that are among the finest in the world. A. Lange & Sohne watches are said to be one of the top three watch brands in the world, competing only against the Swiss brands Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin. The typical Lange movement consists of a combination of intricate, delicate gears and pieces that move as one to produce a work of art that can be worn on the wrist. One of the company’s greatest innovations was the development of the first mechanical wristwatch to have a power reserve lasting 31 days. Watch Repair.

A. Lange & Sohne was fist established in 1845 in Glashutte, Germany by Ferdinand Adolph Lange. Ferdinand Lange started his apprenticeship in his mid teens and completed it in 1935 with honors. It was under his apprenticeship that he gained the expertise to match his pure passion for watch-making. Lange was so skilled that he completely threw out the old complicated Parisian system of lignes and replaced it with the metric system. He also introduced the millimeter as the primary unit of measurement in watch-making. To say A. Lange single-handedly altered the history of the watch industry would be an understatement.

Adolph Lange died suddenly and his two sons Richard and Emil took over the running of the company which led to the new branding of A. Lange & Sohne in 1868. Under their direction the company began to produce an amazing array of quality pocket watches. Both World War I and II brought enormous growth to the company; German airman especially relied on A. Lange & Sohne’s pocket watches during the Second World War.

Amazingly in 1948 the post-war Soviet administration took over the company’s property, effectively ending the Lange brand. In 1990 Walter Lange the great-grandson of the founder, restored the company after the collapse of the East German government. Today Lange & Sohne has reestablished its reputation as one of the finest watch makers in the world. A. Lange & Sohne only produces watches made of precious metals and develops all of the movements used in their watches in house. Another one of the company’s notable innovations was the double split chronograph, which allows two events to be timed simultaneously up to 30 minutes each.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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The 5-Carat Kazanjian Red Diamond- Buy Sell Diamond

Buy Sell Diamond

Buy Sell Diamond

Diamonds can come in many colors, the more popular colors at the moment are yellow and pink diamonds both of which are rare but not quite as rare as a red diamond. There is less then 20 red diamonds known to exist in the world today. One of the finest examples of a red diamond is the Kazanjian Red Diamond, a beautiful 5.05 carat red diamond that was discovered in the 1920s in Litchenburg, South Africa.This extraordinary 5.05-carat stone will be displayed this week at the American Museum of Natural History in the Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems. There are only two other natural red diamonds that are similar in size to the Kazanjian, the trilliant-cut 5.11-carat Moussaieff Red and the 5.03-carat De Young Red.

What makes the Kazanjian stand out against the other two red diamonds is its incredible history. When the Kazanjian was unearthed it was roughly 35 carats uncut. Sent to the firm of the Goudiv brothers for cut and polishing, the Kazanjian was at first thought to be not worth their time. For seven months the master cutter studied the diamond and began to carefully turn a 35 carat rock into a a 5.05 blood red gem.

As time went on the Kazanjian was trust into the middle of War World II, during which the Nazi’s discovered the gem hidden in the Netherlands and it was promptly confiscated and shipped to Germany. The Germans, who misidentified the diamond for a ruby, hid it amongst other gems in a salt mine in Bavaria. As the war was coming to a close the gems were abandoned and forgotten in the ensuing chaos. Later the gems were discovered and the rare red diamond was identified by the diamond merchant Louis Asscher. The Royal Asscher Diamond Company eventually bought the red diamond and then sold it to a privet collector in 1970, buy sell diamond.  For the next thirty-seven years the location of the Kaznjian would go unknown. In 2007 Douglas Kazanjian was surprised to find the red diamond come into his hands and he was able to piece together its amazing history.

Raymond Lee Jewelers is one of South Florida’s top diamond seller and buyer. We ensure all our diamonds are of the utmost quality. If you have a diamond you would like to sell, stop by our store and we will provide you with a on-sight evaluation of your precious gems.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Gold Is Over $1200 Per Ounce! How Much Is Your Gold Worth Today?

Crystaline Gold
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Whatever it is that caused the market to drop 1000 points in a day, the Greece riots and euro instability affected precious metals, especially gold in a big way! Some speculate that the market collapse was due to a trading error. Others  say the market crash was attributed to policies associated with a stock being traded on one market and not being traded on another.When was the last time the euro was $1.27 against the dollar? Holy cow!  Maybe it was just a bad day for investors? Not all investors! People that believe in the power of gold are excited this week. Today is Saturday, always a scary day for the gold market when it closes high, especially if you have not sold at that high. What will monday morning bring for the price of gold?The fact the U.S. unemployment rate hit 9.9%, even though we added over 200,000 jobs to the economy has caused scare in the economy. Because of this investors flock to gold. The over all feeling is that gold is strong going into the weekend and will continue into early next week. There are a ton of factors that will contribute to the price of gold next week. Germany holds the key to almost 30 billion in bail out dollars. Which has mostly been approved in Germany to go forward. It is possible that financial troubles can spread throughout the European Union. Besides problems outside the USA, how will the market perform or not perform next week. Gold at over $1200 per ounce is very high. Can it go higher? Sure. How high? Who knows. We will see.

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