Category Archives: Raymond Lee Jewelers

7 Tips to Make Sure Your Jewelry is Genuine

Your jewelery is something you treasure, and for good reason. There is a lot of special signficance attached to jewelry, such as an engagement, a special event, a birthday, or other occasion. So you want to make sure that the jewelry you purchase and receive is genuine. It says a lot about the person who gave it to you, that they cared enough to purchase real gemstones, gold, silver, or other materials. But how do you tell? Here are 7 tips you can use to verify the authenticity of jewelery. FOR JEWELRY YOU RECEIVE Have your jewelry appraised. A good Read More →

Friday Faves: Opals for October

My best friend emailed this to me. I feel like he borrowed heavily from this and Kanye’s proposal, but the video still made me cry. And she has great taste – I love that Shoshanna dress. Read this like 8 times. Pinned all their outfits – they combine their Lilly with other brands in ways I’d never think of. Hmmmm – if bridal showers are going out of fashion can someone alert my social calendar? We got the SWEETEST opal earrings in. They’re going online soon, but how gorgeous are these? Also this ring? Jaw dropped to the floor. I was Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Spooky Halloween Cocktails

Ok, so one’s spooky. The other is just beautiful. But the Faberge cocktail ring I’m referencing does happen to have a great fall palette. 18kt yellow gold splays out over three circles enameled int eh hottest fall 2014 colors: nude, wine and a warm citron yellow. The subtle texture adds interest, while not taking away form Faberge’s famed enameling. Gorgeous round brilliant diamonds are the focal point of each circle, weighing .12 carats total and showing off G/H color grades and VS clarity. The other cocktail is, indeed, spooky and perfect for a Halloween party. It’s not gross, just eerie, Read More →

Is a Morganite Engagement Ring Right for You?

There’s a huge trend in bridal jewelry and engagement rings, and it’s not what you’re thinking. Yes, the halo is still hot hot hot. But things are getting warmer with a rosy outlook. Rose gold and pink and rosy hued gems are climbing in popularity with brides. The warm tones of pink gold enchant many an engagement ring shopper, and the soft pink tones of sapphires, diamonds, and one other particular stone evoke romance in their minds. That stone has exploded in popularity since the dawn of Pinterest: Morganite. Morganite was first discovered off the coast of Madagascar in 1910 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 →