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Masculine Monday – Shoe Porn!

Ralph Lauren‘s Sexy New Calf Loafer

Ralph Lauren Calf Loafer

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It’s OK to druel. And if you really want this Edwalton Calf Loafer to turn heads, just cruise the streets with one buckle undone ~

At $495, this Ralph Lauren doozy tops the men’s shoe “rack” of fame today!

Here’s some runner’s up:

Colton Cole Haan Saddle

APC Shoe

APC Shoe


We like a good shoe, but what makes the shoe scream “success” is the watch above it. If you really want to punctuate your peds with class, you want to check out a new or used luxury watch at! Rolex, Cartier, Audemars Piquet, Patek Philippe and more.

IWJG: The International Watch & Jewelry Guild embarks on the LARGEST show ever in NY! July 27th and 28th at the Metro Pavilion

Sold Out IWJG Show in NY

International Watch & Jewelry Guild

Beginning today, IWJG (The International Watch and Jewelry Guild) hosts its largest show in New York… ever! From July 27th – 28th at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York, NY.  The best of the best in fine vintage jewellery, luxury timepieces and diamonds have gathered from all around the world for the sold-out show.

Real Time ‘Rapid Reporting’ Photographs:

The sold-out IWJG Show has attracted jewelers from all around the world, as we heard from our VP yesterday, who chatted with a few other exhibitors who had flown from Asia to be part of the incredible event. While the event coordinators provided exhibitors with their badge and security essentials yesterday, visitors crowded around in an apparent foreshadowing of the record-breaking turnout!

Raymond Lee Jewelers at the Largest IWJG in NY Show... Ever!

Raymond Lee Jewelers at the Largest IWJG in NY Show... Ever!

From the expert, himself…

We predict the hottest items at this show will be Patek Philippe watches, Rolex Watches, loose diamonds and signed designer jewelry.Lee Josephson, Vice President

About the International Watch and Jewelry Guild (IWJG)

Since 1985, the IWJG has been conducting 12 annual cash and carry trade show events throughout the US. The members only shows are supported by over 5,200 of the world’s foremost professional watch and jewelry dealers from 57 countries. The IWJG members and shows stake claim to billions of dollars in watch and jewelry inventory. For general questions or information on becoming a member visit our website or call toll free 800-554-4992.

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‘Rapid Reporting’ JA New York’s new designers | National Jeweler Reports on JA NY Summer Show

Rapid Reporting

JA NY Summer Show

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Raymond Lee Jewelers ‘Rapid Reporting‘ takes a surprise turn today,

with time to visit the JA NY Summer Show!

Venue: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Country: New York, United States Of America
Start Date: 24-JUL-11 End Date: 26-JUL-11
Exhibitors: 810 Visitors: 1,500
Industry: Gems & Jewellery

JA New York Summer Show

JA New York Summer Show

For more than 100 years jewelry professionals like you, have looked to JA New York to keep them competitive in the jewelry retail marketplace.  And in today’s market, staying competitive, relevant and separating yourself from the crowd can make all the difference! With an estimated 13,000 jewelry industry professionals attending, and more than 1,200 of the world’s finest jewelry and luxury gift suppliers exhibiting…

Strategically Located in the Jewelry Capital of the World…JA New York means business.
With more than fifty percent of jewelry retailers located in the northeast corridor of the U.S., there is no better location to serve the jewelry industry than New York City! Accessible by car, train or plane, JA New York is the most comprehensive, cost-effective and convenient jewelry show for your business.

It’s all about location, convenience and cost.  
JA New York Summer Show is situated in the most convenient and accessible location for domestic and international retailers.  Over 78% of Northeast retailers surveyed said they will not travel outside of the region for their buying in 2009.* There’s no reason to go anywhere else other than New York City, especially if you are in the jewelry business. Information Courtesy of:

Raymond Lee Jewelers at JA Summer Show

Introducing JA New York’s new designers | National Jeweler

National Jeweler published an article featuring the emerging jewelry designers that will be featured at the JA Summer Show, currently taking place at The Javits Center, New York, NY.  With enough time in between the NY Antique Jewelry & Watch Show and the IWJG Show, we were able to sneak in some time at the JA Summer Show.  Lucky us, we’ll have a sneak peak at the up and coming hottest trends in jewelry, and be able to say a quick hello to some vendors we’ve worked with in the past.

JA Summer Show

Of the jewelry designers featured in the article,G & G Creations stood out with some of the most incredible approaches to jewelry design that I’d ever seen. In fact, I’ve written fan mail already…

With a combined seven decades of experience in jewelry design and manufacturing, the newly formed Boston-based G&G Creations is a force to be reckoned with. In 2010, Vahe Ghazarian and Esin Guler and master gem setter Mihran Guler banded together to launch G&G Creations, a fabricator of high-end silver and karat gold designs.

Collections to date total four: Imprint features organic-looking lily pad shapes; Scroll features timeless swirl effects; Nyx, named for the Greek goddess of the night, showcases contrasting dark and light motifs (like skulls set with yellow gold accents); Faith pieces pay homage to religion. Couture or one-off pieces are also available.

All merchandise is made in the United States and starts at less than $1,000 retail. G&G currently has two retail accounts, including Boston’s Barmakian Jewelers. Fun fact: Sevan Biçakçi is a family friend of Esin and Mihran! – JCK 

G&G Creations JA NY

Around the World and Back Again: Raymond Lee Jewelers Events

‘Rapid Reporting’ of Jewelry Industry Trade Shows Continues !

New York, Hong Kong and Chicago

Remember to visit the Raymond Lee Jewelers exhibitor area during the New York Antique Jewelry & Watch Show from July 22-25 in NY, New York. The 2011 New York antique jewelry & watch show will be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St., New York, NY 10011.

Date and Time Trade Show Specs: 

Friday, July 22

1 pm to 7 pm

Saturday-Sunday, July 23 – 24

11 am to 7 pm

Monday, July 25

11 am to 4 pm

The show, which runs from July 22-25, will be celebrating five successful years and a sold out show.  “Our location, in the jewelry capital of the world, makes this show extremely popular amongst dealers,” stated Andrea Canady, Fair Director. “This show provides an intimate setting for dealers and buyers to converge and conduct business. The show sees heavy public traffic as they enjoy this rare opportunity to shop where the dealers buy.”

For more information about the show, or to purchase tickets, please call (239) 732-6642 or visit The New York Antique Jewelry & Watch Show.

(Exciting Announcement: We are a Featured Exhibitor of the New York Antique Jewelry & Watch Show 2011, and will be interviewing with Forbes magazine while the event is taking place!  Next year we will be exhibiting at the very first Chicago Antique Jewelry & Watch Show, from April 20 – 22, 2012!)


Then, back to Hong Kong!

This September, Raymond Lee Jewelers will be exhibiting at the world famous ‘September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair‘ from September 21-25, 2011.

If you’re in the Asian area, come see our premium selection of antique jewellery and watches!

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‘Olivia Wilde’ #15 on Maxim’s ‘2011 Hot 100’: Romance Rumors with Bradley Cooper and Justin Timberlake Run Wilde!

Olivia Wilde

Romantic Rendezvous Rumors Run Wild About Maxim’s Hot #15

We‘re Just Obsessed With Her Love of Vintage Jewelry and ‘Rolling Stones‘ Tee !

January 13, 2011 - Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images North America)

Actress Olivia Wilde arrives at W Magazine’s Celebration of The Best Performances Issue and The Golden Globes held at at Chateau Marmont on January 14, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Olivia Wilde Best 15 Photos

This picture makes me want to break out in Peter Gabriel‘s, ‘In Your Eyes.’

Olivia Wilde: Securing Check at LAX (notice the AWESOME tee!?)

We are wild over Olivia Wilde! You may remember first spotting this charismatic actress during her Abercrombie Modeling days. She has since earned herself accolades for her impressively versatile acting chops, with a recurring role on the hit sitcom, ‘House’ and an upcoming role in July’s ‘Cowboys and Indians.’

Wilde dubs herself the “eBay Queen,” exclaiming that she’s not exaggerating when she notes spending hours at a time antique jewelry and clothing eBay browsing.

While the graceful and unique Olivia Wilde has had an outstanding career throughout these past five years, her work schedule and personal matters unfortunately resulted in the dissolution of her seven year marriage to Tao Ruspoli, a photographer and documentary film maker. Since the split, a spike in media focus and paparazzi attention has been invested in discovering any new romantic interests in the life of Olivia Wilde.

Bradley Cooper Rumors:

Bradley Cooper getting Wilde with Olivia? Maybe. ‘The Hangover Part II‘ star and Olivia Wilde were spotted getting their flirt on at an industry party in New York earlier this week. -via

Bradley Cooper, 35, has just recently called it quits with longtime girlfriend Renee Zellweger, leaving him open to many romantic rumors circulating, as well. They include Jennifer Aniston, Scarlett Johansson and a few other gorgeous Actresseses, Models and Dancers. 

“Life & Style is reporting that newly single Olivia Wilde and Bradley Cooper have been out together twice since the pair hooked up at the Boom Boom Room last Saturday. The two were introduced while attending the Saturday Night Live finale after party and quickly got very chatty with each other.” –

Watch the PopEater Video of these two getting steamy:

Justin Timberlake Rumors:

Last we heard about rumored Justin Timberlake/Olivia Wilde romance, JT’s rep was saying that the two are JUST FRIENDS, and we were NOT convinced.

Then we heard that the two were seen partying with Mila Kunis at last weekend’s SNL afterparty, “chatting” the night away and then leaving the party “at the same time.” via: Rumor Mill 

According to Celebrity Buzz Reports, JT was spotted last month ‘dancing the night away’ with costar Olivia Wilde in Hollywood.  They were seen together once again last week at Timberlake’s NYC Restaurant, ‘Southern Hospitality‘. Reps for both parties, of course, say that the two are ‘just friends’ and that both are single. 

Rumors about a romance between these two skyrocketed following the announcement that Olivia would play Justin Timberlake’s Mother in an upcoming movie by Andrew Niccol. Not officially released with a title, the  movie is said to be about “a society where aging stops at 25 and time has become the currency. The rich are immortal and the rest struggle to stay alive.”

Wilde With Glamour

When this gal cleans up, she really shows off her over-achieving style skills. With smokey, sultry eye makeup and incredible pieces of jewelry, Olivia Wilde can be found on a hefty variety of best dressed lists.

At the 2010 Golden Globes Awards she was seen wearing a Gucci gown accessorized with an ornate black onyx and diamond fan platinum bangle from Tiffany & Co. worth $165000. She wore a creamy yellow gown with soft ruffles accessorized with an expensive bracelet and vintage style earrings to the 2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in California hosted by Gaydon Carter.

66th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde in RM by Roland Mouret

‘Converse ♥ Marimekko’ Make Sweet Sneaker Bliss With Spring 2011 Line of Radical Retro Kicks

Converse ♥ Marimekko

Shot in Helsinki, this short film tells the story of the collaboration between Converse and Finnish textile icon Marimekko. The cinematic portrait celebrates the timeless spirit that both brands are born out of and unveils the story behind the women’s focused Converse x Marimekko Spring 2011 collection. The film’s soundtrack features tracks by Finnish music artists Husky Rescue and Uusi Fantasia.

Not only is the Spring Collection of Classic Converse with a Retro Textile Twist CHUCK-full of awesome patterns and incredible details that have never been featured before in the Converse discography, but the packaging is totally original and creative… A Perfect Package!

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The partnership’s debut collection pairs Converse’s most popular styles—Chuck Taylor All Star High and Ox—with three of the Finnish design house’s signature graphic patterns; Tarha and Pikkusuomu by Annika Rimala, and Kirppu by Maija and Kristina Isola. Converse ♥ Marimekko collection; starting at $75; Info via Images Marimekko ❤ Converse Collaboration Collection

About Marimekko:

Marimekko, established in 1951, is a Finnish textile and clothing design company renowned for its original prints and colours. The company designs and manufactures high-quality clothing, interior decoration textiles, bags and other accessories.

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“This enriching collaboration brings together two brands that both have a distinctive idiom and a unique heritage,” says Marimekko’s creative director, Minna Kemell-Kutvonen. “The two companies have always walked their own path, and we also share the same unpretentious and joyful approach to life.” -via designwear daily

From ‘Helsinki Vintage’: Marimekko’s Design Manager Noora Niinikoski stopped by AMERICANA’s shop for a chat about Converse ♥ Marimekko and the whole heritage trend with American & Finnish brands.  She amusingly recounted a similar adventure in Tallinn to find herself a pair of Estonian All-Stars, which also led her to the same back alley post office.

The first partnership between the iconic companies, the women’s spring collection will feature classic sneakers like the Chuck Taylor paired with Marimekko prints created as far back as the ‘60s by designers including Annika Rimala and Maija Isola.

Pick your perfect pair at websites: Marimekko or Converse

Converse ❤ Marimekko Sneakers

Marimekko will be continuing their business partnerships in the United States The company is also collaborating with Crate & Barrel and have opened an exclusive shop in C&’s SoHo NYC location—offering bags, bed and bath, kitchen, dining, and more.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Maxim’s #1 Girl Arrives in Style to Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty Gala

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has recently been awarded the coveted title of ‘Hottest Woman in the World’ on Maxim Magazine‘s Hot 100 List, in addition to recently having received the CinemaCon’s Female Star of Tomorrow vote.  You may recognize this 24 year old beauty from the runway, commercials, or pages of the Victoria’s Secret enterprise.

The model is quickly moving up in the world of Hollywood, replacing Megan Fox in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, expected to be released later this Summer. While many expected Megan Fox to return in the third Transformers Film, it seems the friction between Fox and Transformers Director Michael Bay was such that he felt a new face was necessary for Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

For more on Megan Fox, the bane of Michael Bay’s Existence, and why….  Read This.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley attended the ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’ Costume Gala on Monday, along-side boyfriend Jason Statham. Rosie was stunning in her custom rose silk gown, a nude python clutch, and shoes all by Burberry.  She finished off her look with Fred Leighton jewels. Absolutely stunning!

We couldn’t help but notice how very ’70s sophisticate the gown and accessories were, in style, fabric and fit. This is a fashion trend that few have been able to pull off so (seemingly) effortlessly. Many times, too many competing pieces of yellow gold jewelry, or an overdose of sequins and playful colors, can decidedly destroy the classy appeal of what Rosie Huntington-Whiteley succeeded in on Monday in New York City.

The breathtaking Actress took her first public photo’s with British Actor boyfriend, Jason Statham of  The Expendables.

Be sure to check out the ‘Hottest Woman in the World’ this Summer in ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ alongside Shia LaBeouf.

Milla Jovovich is the New Face of Jacob & Co.- Watch Sell

Jovovich at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.

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Fashion Icon: Milla Jovovich becomes Brand Ambassador for Jacob & Co.

Milla Jovovich is a model and actress that has seen her career sky rocket in the last decade. Many of you may know her from The Fifth Element and The Resident Evil series of movies. Milla Jovovich is not your typical Hollywood actress; she immigrated from the Soviet Union at a very early age and started to model at nine to help support her family. Since that early age Ms. Jovovich has worked exhaustively to get her modeling and acting career off the grown, by her late teens she had successfully found her way into many film sets. Today Ms. Jovovich is a multi-millionaire, business entrepreneur and the new face of the luxury jewelry company, Jacob & Co.

It is no wonder that Jacob & Co. chose Milla as their new brand ambassador. Her story of success strongly reflects Jacob and Co. modest origins, both started from humble roots and through hard work  rose to the top. Jacob & Co. was looking for the perfect personality that would closely fit their image: someone who was a sophisticated world traveler, self-accomplished and exudes an assertive feminine personality.

Jacob & Co.  was founded in 1981 by Jacob Arabo, this relatively new NYC based watch company has been a hit with celebrities and watch aficionados alike. Jacob Arabo grew up in Russia and immigrated to the United States as a young boy. Mr. Arabo has always had a strong interest for jewelry and decided to enroll into jewelry design school in order to flame his passion. He graduated top of his class and immediately opened a small both in New York City’s diamond district. His talents did not go unnoticed and soon he was commissioned to design pieces for a number of jewelry brands and private clients.

For over a decade Jacob Arabo was hard at work trying to enlarge his presence in the jewelry industry; he got his big break when he started to designing jewelry and watches for the music industry. Word spread quickly and soon Jacob Arabo was the top jeweler of the music world. Artists loved his unique style and his willingness to experiment with different styles.

Jacob & Co. most successful watch was the Five Time Zone watch, this piece proved very popular as many of Jacob Arabo’s clients often traveled around the world and needed a watch that displayed multiple time zones. Featuring a main dial set to local time and four smaller dials showing the time in New York, LA, Tokyo and Paris. Many models have been released often adjourned with diamonds around the bezel; the case is made in stainless steel, gold or platinum. Each model of this watch comes with different colored bands that can be interchanged easily. Newer collections incorporate Arabo’s singular sense of style and truly beautiful wristwatches.

If you’re in the market for a glamorous, simplistic or elegant new watch, visit us at Raymond Lee Jewelers in Boca Raton, FL.

We are one of the largest watch buyers and sellers in South Florida.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

Manolo Blahnik Strutting Into A Jewelry Store Near You!- Buy Sell Diamond

Buy Sell Diamond

Buy Sell Diamond

Manolo Blahnik as many of you already know are the Rolex of ladies footwear. Combining a extremely high level of craftsmanship with often whimsical designs, Manolo Blahnik has dominated the luxury woman’s footwear market.  Manolo Blahnik exploded onto the fashion world in the 1970’s with the release of their unique stiletto heels. These slim heels were a huge departure from the large chunky platform shoes that dominated the fashion industry at the time. Soon Blahnik earned a reputation for a deep understanding of contemporary trends and a genuine feeling for their clientele and what they seek in a shoe. In only a few years Manolo Blahniks had become the hottest shoes on the market, with customers clamoring to get their hands on a pair.

Now Manolo Blahnik will be coming to a jewelry store near you! Joining with jewelry designer, Rosa Tous, to turn their most famous heel the Campari into a golden charm. This charm will hang from a gold chain and feature a small diamond as the shoe’s button. The Campari or as it is more often called, Mary Jane was released in in 1994 and feature smooth black patent leather with a pointed toe and strap across the vamp.The Campari heels are sold in both 100mm and 120mm heel heights. Buy Sell Diamond.

Judging by Manolo Blahnik past, I would expect this new collection of jewelry pieces to be just as luxurious and highly sought after as their shoes. These pieces will launch in March in 300 boutiques around the worldwide.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Gucci Watches: A History- Watch Sell

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Gucci G Watch

Founded in 1921 by Guccio Gucci, Gucci has become one of the best known and oldest fashion names in the world. Gucci first product was high quality saddelery and leather goods that proved popular with consumers.  Later employing years of expert leather craftsmanship Gucci began to create luxury deluxe suitcases. These suitcases were of such high caliber that demand soared allowing Gucci to branch off into other luxury goods. In 1953 Gucci opened a store in New York City and a London store in 1961. The company headquarters today is located in Amsterdam and the administrative center in London.

It was not until 1972 that Gucci entered the luxury watch market. Italy’s economy began to soar creating more jobs and a high level of disposable income. At first Gucci only sold these watches in Italy and had few designs. One of the earliest designs was a bangle watch with interchangeable dials in different colors.  Soon demand for Gucci branded watches spread across Europe  and to the United States. Like its purses, suitcases and perfume, Gucci has spared no expense in the creation of its watches while pricing the timepieces well below other luxury brands such as Rolex, Patek Philippe and Breitling. Modern Gucci watches without diamonds or sapphires normally retail for $1,900 to $600, which is quite affordable and allows Gucci access to a considerably larger segment of the market.

Possibly the most famous of all the Gucci watches is that of the letter G. This is the symbol of Gucci, and has remained one of their most successful time pieces to this day. For many years little was done to this forward thinking design and sales peaked in the mid 90’s. Today the G has many models for both men and women, the more popular models incorporate the simple band and bezel of the past with a modern dial often with choreographic features. Raymond Lee Jewelers is one of South Florida’s most trusted watch sell.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Dessert Fit For A King- Sell and Buy Gold

After working all day we all deserve a small treat whether it be a new book, a pair of shoes or a Gucci Icon 18kt White Gold Diamond

Buy and Sell Gold

Buy and Sell Gold

Ring… who says a small treat cant be a little extravagant. Speaking of extravagant treats, one famous New York restaurant is selling a dessert that has more gold in it than that Gucci ring.

Serendipity 3 has made the world’s most expensive ice cream sundae with a whopping price tag of $25,000.

The “Frrrozen Haute Chocolate” dessert is made from a blend of 28 cocoas from all around the world, has 24-carat edible Swiss gold, has five grams of edible 23-carat gold leaf lining, and comes with a side of La Madeline au Truffle from Knipschildt Chocolatier, which sells for $2,600 a pound. This is served in a baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet with a 18-carat gold and white diamond bracelet around its neck and a gold spoon set with white and chocolate-colored diamonds. If you do decide to eat a small fortune you must order it two weeks in advance. Buy and Sell Gold.

Buy and Sell Gold

Frrrozen Haute Chocolate

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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The Miami Beach Antique Jewelry & Watch Show- Jewelry Trade Fair

Jewelry Trade Fair

Miami Beach

Miami is know for its beautiful beaches and its beautiful people but for a couple of days in October it will be known for its beautiful jewelery! The 18th Annual Miami Beach Antique Jewelry & Watch Fair is set to open to the public October 15–17 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Jewelers and the public will have unprecedented rare access to some of the world’s most impressive antique and watch collections.  Show hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15, and Saturday, Oct. 16, and 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17. There is a one-time admission fee of $15 that’s valid for all three days of the show.

Raymond Lee Jewelers will be heading south and attending the Miami Beach Antique Jewelry & Watch fair along with more than 100 dealers from various countries around the world. We will be bringing plenty of new, pre-owned and estate jewelery as well as luxury watches all at discounted prices to the show, so be sure to stop by our booth. There will be gemstones, pearls, signed pieces, cameos, brooches and many items previously owned by celebrities and royalty that will be available for this three day event. Modern, antique and vintage time pieces from Bulova, Rolex, Mavado, Waltham, Hublot and others will be present as well. Jewelry Trade Fair.

Raymond Lee Jewelers will be there all three days at booth # 2511 showcasing our beautiful pieces.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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