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O is for October and Opal!

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With the month of October now underway today I am bringing you a brief lesson in Gemology.  Since the birthstones (that’s right there are two!) for October are Opal and Tourmaline.  While this article is focused mainly on Opal I will follow up with a second article about Tourmaline shortly.  Opals were revered by the ancient Romans as it was inspiring to them for its beauty was almost impossible to describe in words.  Romans simply called it “Opalus” a word that means “precious stone”.  One philosopher and scholar Pliny described opals as “they equal the deepest and richest colors of painters. Others simulate the flaming fire of burning sulphur…and even the bright blaze of burning oil”.  He was referring to Opals play of color ranging in colors as blue/green such as peacock feathers and vibrant reds and oranges like hot magma shooting out into the sky from a volcano.

One of the greatest things about opal is that the range in varieties and colors make opal such a versatile stone.   It ranges in color and qualities from the modestly priced white opals with a milky base color and soft play of color to intensely vivid black opals with color so intense it can look like it is on fire.    The patterns of the opal’s play of color can be categorized in one of three types; Pinfire, Flash and Harlequin.  Pinfire displays very small patches or “dots” of play of color, Flash displays large areas of play-of-color and Harlequin shows large, distinct angular patches of play-of-color with edges touching each other.

Opals are found all over the world.  White opals are the most common and are found in Ethiopia, Australia, and North and South America.  Fire opals known for having their intense orange and red colors are most widely found in Mexico.  Black opals are found almost exclusively in Australia.   One of the main mining areas in Australia is Coober Pedy.  The name comes from the aboriginal word “kupapiti” which literally means “white man in a hole”.  Because of the hot nature of the Australian outback miners there often live in underground housing to escape the heat.

With the current resurgence of victorian and vintage style jewelery designs, one cannot ignore the importance of opals in todays market.  Usually opal jewelry is offered at a commercial level with small white opals and low play of color but finer quality opals are beyond beautiful.  They have a rich glow to them that cannot be compared to by any other  gem.  At Raymond Lee Jewelers we have a wide selection of opal jewelry of fine quality.  Come in today to see our selection!.

by Richard your Boca Raton Jewelry Guru

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Rolex Inner Bezel Engraving

In the last couple of years Rolex started to engrave the inner bezel of its watches. It helps deter replicas and makes it easier to read the serial number. The serial number is engraved at the 6 o’clock position of the inner bezel. Below are a few examples from a Rolex GMT-Master II with a Green Dial 116718.

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Cartier Boca Raton

Cartier in Boca Raton is located in Town Center Mall. When looking for estate Cartier jewelry and watches, Raymond Lee Jewelers is your # 1 source.  We have an extensive collection of Cartier watches in Boca Raton as well as Cartier jewelry in Boca Raton. Raymond Lee Jewelers has a selection of Cartier Roadster watches, Cartier Panther watches, Cartier Santos watches and many more. Raymond Lee Jewelers also has a large selection of Cartier jewelry in Boca Raton. Cartier jewelry such as Cartier Love Bangle, Cartier Love Necklace, Cartier Love Collection, Cartier Rolling Rings and much more. Raymond Lee Jewelers is your number 1 estate retailer in Boca Raton for designer jewelry. Please call 561-750-7808 for more information. Or visit our showroom in Boca Raton near Town Center Mall at 22191 powerline rd. suite 12b, Boca Raton, Florida 33433. Located in Palms Plaza where the Olive Garden Restaurant is.

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Sell Rolex Submariner

18kt White Gold Blue Dial Submariner Designer Watch

Rolex Watch 18kt White Gold Blue Dial Submariner

Sell your Rolex Submariner today for cash. Raymond Lee Jewelers is purchasing Rolex Submariners in all conditions. Do you have a Rolex Submariner you want to sell? You are visiting the right place. At Raymond Lee Jewelers we sell more Rolex Submariner watches than anywhere else. We buy vintage Rolex Submariners. Sell your 5512 Rolex Submariner today. Raymond Lee Jewelers buys 1680 red Submariners. Sell green anniversary Rolex Submariner watches. If you have a 18kt and steel Rolex Submariner black on black or blue on blue, Raymond Lee Jewelers needs your watch. Rolex Submariners have never been in more demand than today and no one pays more than us. Call today for more information on selling your Rolex Submariner. 561-750-7808. Or visit Raymond Lee Jewelers in Boca Raton today!

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Sell Audemars Piguet

If you are trying to sell your Audemars Piguet you have found the right place. Raymond Lee Jewelers buys Audemars Piguet everyday. We have a very strong demand for preowned Audemars Piguet watches. The strongest demand is for the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore. Selling your Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore to Raymond Lee Jewelers will guarantee more money in your pocket. We pay a premium for Audemars Piguet with original box and papers. We also buy ladies Audermars Royal Oak with diamonds in gold. Raymond Lee Jewelers has clients waiting for Audemars Piguet watches, therefore we pay more.

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Patek Philippe Service Boca Raton

Patek Philippe service is a complicated, time-consuming project. Don’t trust Patek Philippe service to just anyone. Raymond Lee Jewelers has all the latest equipment to work on Patek Philippe watches in Boca Raton. Do you have a Patek Philippe 5036 that is loosing or gaining time? Is it not running at all? Raymond Lee Jewelers can repair you Patek Philippe and repair it on premises. Don’t send your Patek Philippe back to the factory. You will be without your Patek Philippe for a very long time. Bring you Complicated high-end timepieces to Raymond Lee Jewelers for service. All work guaranteed for a year. All work done on premises.  Raymond Lee Jewelers is located on the southwest corner of Palmetto Park and Powerline rd. in Palms Plaza where the Olive Garden restaurant Boca Raton , Dorjon Boca Raton , Party City Boca Raton , The Kosher Market Place and many more stores are located. Raymond Lee Jewelers address is 22191 Powerline rd. suite 12b, Boca Raton, Florida 33433. 561-750-7808.

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Rolex Boca Raton

Looking for Rolex Boca Raton ? Raymond Lee Jewelers is your # 1 source for Rolex in Boca Raton , Florida. Raymond Lee Jewelers 3200 square foot showroom makes shopping in Boca Raton easy. Most Rolex makes and models available in our Boca Raton location. Looking for the sold our Rolex Daytona in stainless steel? Raymond Lee Jewelers has this Rolex in stock in our Boca Raton store.  You will not find a better Rolex for a better price in Boca Raton guaranteed. All Rolex watches purchased from Raymond Lee Jewelers in Boca Raton come with a one year guarantee. Raymond Lee Jewelers has the highly sought after pink gold Rolex Presidential on an oyster bracelet in stock in Boca Raton. The new style Rolex GMT with ceramic bezel in 18kt with the highly sought after green dial is also in stock at Raymond Lee Jewelers in Boca Raton. All of these Rolex watches are in stock at Raymond Lee Jewelers and priced below retail. Remember when shopping for Rolex in Boca Raton, Raymond Lee Jewelers is one of the best in the industry. Contact Raymond Lee Jewelers at 22191 powerline rd suite 12b Boca Raton, Florida 33433  – 561-750-7808

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