Author Archives: Raymond Lee Jewelers

Luxury Watches

Have you sat down to really think about the most expensive luxury watches from all the major brands? Why not? It’s a nice exercise in meditation and French pronunciation. Or at least the practice of picking one’s jaw up off the floor because these prices. They are bananas, but the watches, they are gorgeous. And powerful, and manufactured by luxury houses whose history spans centuries. Early watchmakers performed feats of engineering that laid the entire foundation for our modern watchmaking process- even with all of our new technology, the greatest leaps and bounds were made centuries ago in small Valle Joux Read More →

Friday Faves

You guys…I am so sorry for the sparse posting this week! I wish I could blame it on the epic episode of Scandal last night, but I can’t. And I only said that to fulfill my goal of working scandal into every post in the future in perpetuity. But seriously, I’ve been busy cooking up some major stuff for RLJ for the holiday season. I can’t say anything yet, but our Cyber Monday plan is…insane. Your eyes will pop out of your head. In a good way. And before we even kick off the holiday shopping season, we’re celebrating those Read More →

Uneek Engagement Rings Eye Candy

So RLJ just started carrying this new designer line, Uneek Fine Jewelry, and I’m obsessed. Combine micropave with funky shapes and cuts, plus modern twists on classic jewelry mountings, and you have a recipe for a gorgeous and yes – unique- engagement ring. A solitaire gets a splash of sparkle from three sides of prong set accent diamonds embedded in mil grained white gold. The texture is subtle, but rich. Speaking of texture – again we’ve got diamonds coming from multiple angles, and a split shank that combines micropave, double mil grained borders, and graduated accent stones in the space Read More →

Friday Faves

This is a joke, right? Who would pay this much for this brand? File Under: Rookie mistakes. When we first moved to Chicago, I immediately ordered snow boots. I got the Sorel super chunky bootswiththafur, and wore them the first time I saw a snowflake, and they rubbed my heels SO BAD. I returned them, bought a pair of Hunter boots & wellie socks and all was well in that winter where there was an actual 80 degree in December. Then last year happened. I re-ordered the Sorels, and they still aren’t super comfortable, but they were warm and that’s Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Autumn Apple Cider & Champagne Sangria

Please just look at this photo and tell me you didn’t run and light your fireplace (imaginary or not), light a pumpkin spice candle, and grab  throw blanket. Because I can then call you a liar. Come. on. This easy peasy recipe calls for sweet red wine, apples, figs, cider and a few other readily available fall ingredients, plus all the cinnamon, clove and nutmeg your spice loving heart could desire. And it’s topped off with champagne. So yes, this is what I’m drinking tonight while I watch Olivia Pope handle the isn out of every and any booty call that Read More →