Category Archives: Raymond Lee Jewelers

Friday Faves: Sayonara September

  I have so much awesome Fall tv to watch but my Netflix and Hulu queue are still overflowing. And yet, seeing these Lucille Bluth motivational posters makes me want to give it all up and just rematch Arrested Development. Again. I need to make this salad, stat. Might eat it every single day next week, no judgement. I need to do this. I just swapped out our summer wardrobes for our autumn ones (the parkas are still FIRMLY shoved in the back of the storage closet thank goodness) and I have like 18 terrible sweaters, some of which are Read More →

Hot Engagement Ring Trend: The Square Halo Engagement Ring

The square halo engagement ring is taking the bridal world by storm. It’s the perfect combination of the classic round brilliant diamond and the trendy cushion cut silhouette. The square halo of diamonds surrounding the round brilliant center stone makes the ring look cushion cut, but it’s not – so really it makes everyone look twice. It’s no doubt a head turner. And when you factor in the halo style’s trendiness, the staying power of the round diamond gives reassurance to those who worry that their tastes may change or evolve. The RB isn’t going anywhere, so even if the halo Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Lollipop + Lemon Drop + Lime Coat

Whew, today’s happy hour is a doozy. I’m mixing lemon and lime with my favorite lollipop flavor – Ippolita. Ippolita is having a moment, and arguably started off the slice jewelry trend a few years ago. We still aren’t purchasing many pieces from their Lollipop collections, and that means it’s still hot hot hot – typically I’ll start noticing more and more of a certain style or “it piece” in the showcases as its popularity wanes and the owners sell to RLJ or come in to trade for something new. So current Ippolita pieces are diamonds in the rough at RLJ. Read More →

Friday Favorites: Fall Ready

Why, yes, that is meant to be a play on “already!” Get it?? My unmistakable…wit…aside, I am ready for Fall. Well, as ready as I’ll ever be after the unbelievable winter that just ended approx. 2 months ago. But with Fall (my favorite season and I don’t even drink PSL’s) comes all my favorite things. School supplies! Plaid! Riding boots! Football! Apple picking! And baking pumpkin everything! And actual, lovely Fall foliage now that I live somewhere with seasons. It’s great, for the few weeks it lasts before we revert back to the frozen tundra. The rainy 50 degree weather Chicago’s Read More →

Final Recap: Baltimore Summer Antiques Show

Alright, I’m just about ready to wrap up with the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show, considering it happened a month ago. I still have a few more hilarious Dozen questions with Designers & Diamonds to share, but I wanted to show off the gorgeous pieces from a few vendors I wasn’t able to chat with. This show is truly gorgeous, it’s right on the bay(?) of Baltimore, and in summer time it was perfect. The convention center itself looks a lot like Batman’s lair from the outside, but Palm Beach Show Group, as always, transforms the inside of the convention center Read More →