Author Archives: Raymond Lee Jewelers

How to Get an Engagement Ring Through Airport Security

While the stringent security measures enacted at airports by the TSA are certainly seeming to keep us safe while we are flying, it has definitely made one thing much more difficult—sneaking an engagement ring on the plane to surprise your significant other in some exotic, romantic location somewhere in the world. Many engagement surprises may have been ruined by the stricter security and men who have had to reveal their engagement ring to a surly security guard rather than the person they hoped to marry, ruining the surprise and possibly a future nuptial. Engagement rings will undoubtedly be picked up Read More →

5 Creative Wedding Table Number Ideas

Why should you use numbered tables at your wedding reception? Numbered or named tables at larger wedding receptions of 300 or more guests are absolutely necessity to prevent chaos. Set up a table at the reception’s entrance with a place card for each guest. Have them arranged alphabetically and include the table name or number. Names or numbers for smaller receptions may not be as necessary. However, they can be a nice touch for any size wedding reception. Additionally, having a seating plan can put you more in control of how the party atmosphere will progress. Consider ages, interests and Read More →

The 20 Cutest Flower Girl Dresses Ever

Is there anything sweeter than a photo like this? Perhaps only your flower girl herself, marveling not only at your beautiful wedding gown, but her own fairy princess dress. It’s the stuff little girls dream of, and the adorable member of your bridal party that your guests will ooh and ahh over! So to make her feel as special as she is, and let her know how important her role is in the big day, let her dress for the occasion. And any of these dresses would qualify for the cutest flower girl dresses ever. Ever, ever, if she makes you Read More →

Men’s Watches Style Guide

Men’s watches remain a wardrobe staple for the well dressed man, and yes, I do mean actually watches. While the Apple watch has its place, and is a fun tech accessory, it doesn’t take the place of the luxury wristwatch. The two can coexist, whether on the wrists of different wearers, or on the same men (but at different times.) I don’t recommend doubling up your Apple Watch and your Rolex any time soon. Or ever. Current trends for men’s timepieces include ceramic watches, rose gold watches, watches with a vintage appeal and re-issues of classic timepieces. Ceramic watches offer Read More →

A Pearl is a Pearl: Cultured Pearls vs Natural Pearls

Pearls – this month’s birth stone – have long been revered for their simple and luminous allure. Nicknamed the “Queen of Gems,” these unblemished beauties were treasured in early history as near-priceless; in fact, for many years, pearls were the the world’s most expensive jewels. The ancients even believed they had magical powers. While pearls today have lessened in value compared to other gems, their luminous loveliness remains widely admired. When considering a purchase of pearl jewelry, some shoppers are confused by the variety of types available, particularly regarding natural and cultured pearls. The only significant difference between the two? Read More →