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Spoltlight On: Igor Polotsky, Raymond Lee Jeweler’s Master Watchmaker

This month’s Boca Magazine features Raymond lee Jewelers; own master watchmaker Igor Polotsky in its Slice of Life segment.

Igor, who is certified by the American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute as a 21st century master of his craft, has been a part of the Raymond Lee Jewelers family for the past 2 years of his three decade career.

Igor is an indispensable asset to Raymond Lee Jewelers, as he is one of the 9 U.S. watchmakers authorized by Cartier to repair its watches; he also is adept at servicing the other luxury watch brands of Raymond Lee Jewelers, like Rolex, Patek Phillipe, and  Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Boca Magazine gets the inside scoop from the master himself on what inspired his career path (it has to do with some surprisingly heavy salt), why he left his life in native Russia behind, and the laugh-out-loud reason that Igor’s talents proved too much to handle for his employer at Tiffany & Co.’s 5th avenue showroom.

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Igor's Profile in Boca Magazine

Visit BocaMag.com to read Igor’s full profile on page 201 of the September/October 2011 issue.

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Wedding Wednesday: Colored Bridal Jewelry

If we can use one, and only one word to describe this season’s must-wear wedding jewels, it’s this: Color, with a capital C.

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Brides-to-be across the globe are going gaga for precious stones in every hue of the rainbow. From Brides to The Knot, the powers-that-be in the wedding world have shouted their support for this colorfully gorgeous trend. Raymond Lee Jewelers is South Florida’s first and most trusted source for luxury pre-owned precious gems, and we’ve found a stone for every bride in love with both their groom and Roy G. Biv.

Rubies

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18K Yellow and White Gold, Ruby and Diamond Necklace

Rubies are incredibly rare precious gems prized beyond diamonds in some cultures. The most desirable rubies are called “pigeon blood” rubies which, admittedly, is pretty gross, but the color of these stones is incomparable. Brides who wear rubies down the aisle are passionate, fiery and luxe. “The ruby definitely is something to smile about for its exquisite beauty when set as jewelry, and because the ruby also stands for peace and contentment.” – admirable attributes of any marriage.

Topaz

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Topaz are the birthstone of the month of November and are famed for their amber hues, but they range in color from pink, yellow blue, peach, gold and even green. Like diamonds, topaz are graded by the 4 C’s, and are impossible to identify with the naked eye when compared to look-alike Citrine. Orange topaz represent constancy, loyalty, faithfulness and strength, making them an excellent choice for wedding-day jewels.

Yellow Diamonds

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Tiffany Yellow Diamonds

 Once thought to be inferior to just plain ol’ regular diamonds, the yellow diamond (or Fancy colored diamond) has quickly leveled the playing field with its crystal clear cousin. Celebs, perhaps most noticeably Mr. Gucci Mayne, have popularized fancy and intense colored yellow diamonds, leaving brides-to-be clamoring for this stunning, sunny rock. Tiffany & Co., in honor of their famous Tiffany Yellow Diamond jumped on this timeless yet trendy bandwagon with a slew of lovely yellow diamond jewelry.

Emeralds

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Vintage emerald, rose gold and diamond bracelet.

With gorgeous deep green all over the runways this season, no stone is more Fall-ready than emerald. These gorgeous stones dazzle in pure green and shine with uniqueness. Emerald green is “…the colour of beauty and of constant love. In ancient Rome, green was the colour of Venus, the goddess of beauty and love….
The magnificent green of the emerald is a colour which conveys harmony, love of Nature and elemental joie de vivre.”

Sapphires

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Diana sapphire, diamond 14 kt white gold earrings

For fast approaching September nuptials, why not wear next month’s designated birthstone? Sapphires come in a variety of colors naturally, including pink, but are famed for their gorgeous blue tones. It is believed by some that sapphires “promote joy, faith, hope and protection during long journeys.

Amethyst

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Cartier 18kt White Gold and Amethyst ring

Gorgeous amethyst stones range from lavender to royal purple in color; it is the stone associated with nobles from Catherine the Great to the ancient Egyptians. Its name is derived from the Greek word for “not drunk”; even if your jewels can’t steer your hubby’s fraternity brother groomsman away from the bar, rest assured that your guests will only be focused on your stunning purple gems. Amethyst, according to Leonardo Da Vinci, “holds the power to dissipate evil thoughts and quicken one’s intelligence.”

Brides-to-be, are you planning on donning colorful jewels for the big day? Did your fiance gift you with a colorful engagement ring? Discuss in the comments below!

Liz for Raymond Lee Jewelers, South Florida’s first choice for vintage and luxury pre-owned bridal jewelry.

Our CW21 Watchmaker in the News!- Watch Repair

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Watch Repair

I have written blogs in the past extolling the virtues of our amazing watchmaker, Igor Polotsky. A man who through his extraordinary skills and quality of work has greatly expanded Raymond Lee Jewelers’ reputation as one of the best watch repair sites in Florida. His skills as a fully certified CW21 watchmaker have become so well known that one of Florida’s largest newspaper has written an article detailing the career of our watchmaker, Igor Polotsky.

On Friday the 4th of February, The Orlando Sentinel wrote a terrific piece on Raymond Lee Jewelers’ own watchmaker entitled, Watchmaker Builds on Time-Honored Craft. The article tells of his rise from a 17 year old watch apprentice in Russia to the one of the most skilled and heavily certified watchmakers in the United States. Mr. Polotsky honed his skills in Moscow’s first watch factory and then in the late 80’s started to work for Tiffany & Co. Watch Repair.

Raymond Lee Jewelers’ was lucky enough to have Mr. Polotsky join our team in 2009. Since his arrival at our store he has amassed a dedicated following of customers who only choose him for their watch repairs. Raymond Lee Jewelers is proud to have a staff that is truly the best of the best; we have two exceptional full time jewelers, a very experienced gemologist, a sales staff with decades of combined experience, highly trusted jewelry buyers and even one of the top buyers of luxury hand bags. Come into Raymond Lee Jewelers to see what all of South Florida AND Orlando has been raving about!

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Triple Roll Ring: Raymond Lee Jewelers

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This ring is the Tiffany & Co. Triple Roll Ring. This ring can be used for all occasions. It’s an extremely popular Tiffany & Co. ring. The ring is sterling silver. This could be a great present to yourself, or it could be a great present for someone special.

This ring is for sale at Raymond Lee Jewelers for a very affordable price. Raymond Lee Jewelers is located in Boca Raton, Florida. If you are interested in this ring, call or go into the store!
 
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Canadian Couple Charged with Fraud: Raymond Lee Jewelers

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A Canadian couple has been charged in a counterfeit Tiffany and Company scam, December 2010. The woman in the couple is facing several charges for smuggling fake Tiffany jewelry from China. She sold the jewelry to private parties, online, and in mall kiosks. Little Blue Box was the name she used for her “company.”

Her husband was also arrested and facing charges, too. They were trying to sell their fake jewelry on Ebay as well as private parties, online, and in mall kiosks. Tiffany and Co. came up with a lawsuit against Ebay for allowing this couple to sell fake jewelry posing as Tiffany jewelry. The court ruled in Ebay’s favor. Investigator’s think over 1,500 people purchased jewelry from these frauds thinking it was real. Want to purchase real Tiffany and Co. items? Come into Raymond Lee Jewelers today!

By: Jaimee at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Tiffany & Co. Paloma Picasso Line- Sell Jewelry

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Tiffany & Company is known for creating dazzling jewelry pieces that continue to look stylish and chic even decades after being released. Tiffany & Co. works with the worlds top jewelry designers in order to insure that this trend continues. One of its most celebrated designers is Paloma Picasso, whose first line was introduced in 1980. Her use of mixed colors and gemstones in bold, chunky designs was an instant hit. Her pieces often incorporate naturalistic elements such as the dove, use whimsical shapes, links and weaves  and tend to showcase the color red. Sell jewelry.

Paloma Picasso first started designing jewelry while working as a theatrical costumier in Paris and caught the attention of theater critics when she impulsively created rhinestone necklaces from gem-set bikinis. Realizing her talents she perused formal schooling in jewelry. Before coming to Tiffany & Co. she honed her skills as a designer at the House of Zolotas. It was there that her reputation as a expert jewelry designer spread through the jewelry industry and caught the attention of Tiffany’s Design Director John Loring.

Mr. Loring decided to see Paloma’s skills first hand and invited her to present a table setting for one of Tiffany’s exhibitions. This one small presentation was all it took, a year later Paloma Picasso was introducing her first exclusive collection of jewelry for Tiffany & Co. Thirty years later and the world still can not enough of Paloma Picasso’s imaginative designs.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Her choice of whimsical shapes, links and weaves, together with her unique color combinations,
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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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Jewelers& Watch Makers Dive Into the Digital Age.- Loans on Jewelry

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Jewelers  and luxury watch makers are starting to look for new ways to advertise their products. The days of relying solely on radio, print or television for advertisement are long gone. Brands such as Bell & Ross, Panerai and even Tiffany & Co. are turning to the digital world to bring in new clients.  They have each opened a new app on the  I Phone’s App Store. These apps are more then just ways to preview existing products, many brands offer users exclusive information about new collections, current and upcoming events, and official boutique locations.

Bell & Ross was the first luxury watch maker to open an app on the I Ph0ne’s wildly popular App Store.  Their app offers users the ability to digitally customize Bell & Ross’s watches, with a wide variety of colors and designs literally at consumers finger tips. Panerai offers a more robust app, allowing users to play a trivia game and download high resolution images and wallpapers. Their app even provides the location and contact numbers for product service experts throughout the world. Brietling and Piaget both have decided to take a simpler approach. Each app focuses solely on a single watch rather than the whole brand. The Breitling’s app features its newest watch, the Chronomat BO1, and Piaget features the beautiful Polo FortyFive Chronograph GMT.

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s has taken things one step further and has included in their app the ability for users to take six online classes and learn how Jaeger creates some of its watches. Users are able to practice certain techniques such as assembling a mechanism, decorating a movement and gem-setting the case of one of their watches.

Not to be left out, some of the most well known jewelery makers are following suit and have opened their own apps as well. Tiffany & Co. has created a mobile and user friendly app that allows users to create their perfect engagement ring. Once downloaded clients can view the range of styles and learn about the quality of Tiffany diamonds. Also included is the first of its kind, an accurate Ring Sizer, users can place their ring on the screen and align it with the correct circle to determine the size of their ring. Rings are shown true-to-size and can be zoomed, rotated and can even be paired with wedding bands. Tiffany & Co.’s app has set the bar quite high for other jewelry makers.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti Platinum Diamond Bean Pendant- Collateral Loan

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The bean pendant is said to represents the origins of all things, and with its simple and organic aesthetic it has become one of Tiffany & Co.’s top sellers. Designed by Elsa Peretti, one of Tiffany & Co.’s greatest designers. The world-renowned jewelry designer joined Tiffany & Co. in 1974. Her amazingly fresh approach is characterized by the stylization of natural and organic forms such as bones, beans, hearts, apples and teardrops. She has created other popular collections including Diamonds by the Yard, Open Heart, Sevillana, and Teardrop. Elsa Peretti’s is best known for her works in sterling silver, which have brought sterling silver back to the forefront of the jewelry world. The bean pendent is only one example of her ingenuity and design expertise.

The bean pendant is commonly crafted out of gold or platinum and left bare, radiating in its simplicity. The piece we have available is 16 inches long and made out of platinum that is adorned with .61 carats of pave diamonds. This Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti Platinum Diamond Bean Pendant is an all-time classic and favorite among women of all ages.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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New York DMG Antique Show: What to Expect

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Hundreds of jewelry shows are hosted around the world each year. Many of these shows that have been hosted in places such as Hong Kong, Dubai, New York, Las Vegas, and other places have been exclusive to dealers. Fortunately, the forthcoming New York show on July 23-26 will be open to the public. This is a great opportunity for individuals or any serious collectors to check out the variety of items that will be found here – ranging from vintage pieces to modern luxury watches.

The admission cost is a very affordable $15 for all four days. If you’re looking for specific times, please check out our events page of jewelry trade fairs.

Why would it be advantageous to attend this show? Well, there are several reasons. Firstly, this trade show eliminates exclusivity and opens it up to the public – where you, the consumer, can find top brands for lower-than-expected prices. Secondly, the New York show features more than 100 of the top elite dealers in antique and estate jewelry and watch industry. In other words, this will be like eBay in person.

At this show you will find hundreds of pieces from Cartier, Tiffany & Co, Rolex, Patek Philippe, David Webb, David Yurman, Harry Winston, Van Cleef & Arpels, and many more. Don’t miss out. This will also present a chance for you to check out our unique collection as well. We look forward to meeting you!

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Tiffany and Co. Boca Raton

You can find Tiffany and Co. Boca Raton in Town Center Mall. When looking for a great deal on modern and vintage Tiffany and Co visit Raymond Lee Jewelers. We have a gorgeous collection of Tiffany and Co. jewelry in Boca Raton at a fraction of the price. Raymond Lee Jewelers has Tiffany and Co. pieces from the Tiffany Garland Collection, Tiffany Signature Collection, Elsa Peretti, Jean Schlumberger and many more top Tiffany and Co. designers. Visit us in Boca Raton just minutes from Town Center Mall. Raymond Lee Jewelers address is 22191 powerline rd. 33433. Call one of our knowledgable staff on 561-750-7808.

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Selling Jewelry

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Selling jewelry can be a difficult and time-consuming project. Make it easier on yourself and follow these few easy steps. Using the internet as a tool is a terrific idea. Tons of jewelry buyers advertise on the internet to buy your jewelry. Some of the internet buyers specialize in certain things, some buy everything. Make sure the jewelry buyer you are selling to has a market for your jewelry.

If they are a retailer they may have a great market for current styles. If they are an antique dealer, they may have a great market for your antique jewelry on so on. Some full service retailers have great contacts through out the industry and can help you liquidate all of your jewelry, diamonds and watches.

Whatever route you decide to take, make sure you get a few opinions before you sell your jewelry. Our company is very aggressive to buy designer jewelry by famous designers such as Tiffany and Co, Van Cleef and Apels, Cartier and many more.

We are also looking to buy heavy, ornate 18kt jewelry. Anything fancy in 18kt rings, necklaces, bracelets and pins. Anything in antique jewelry that is well made. Antique diamond bracelets, antique diamond bracelets with color stones, antique diamond rings, antique diamond rings with color stones, antique necklaces, jewelry with rose cuts, jewelry with european cuts and much more.

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