Category Archives: Raymond Lee Jewelers

Buying an Engagement Ring vs. Buying a Car

You know something funny? I like to compare purchasing a pre owned luxury watch to buying a car. Just like cars, luxury watches come with a high price tag, especially when you buy them new. And just like cars, watches have a large value depreciation as soon as they leave the authorized dealer. However pre-owned watches already lost that big chunk of change. So purchasing one in excellent condition gets you an investment that will perform just as well as the new one, but that initial depreciation is passed to the new buyer in the form of a lower price. Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Mojito + Mother of Pearl

It’s time to get tropical. And not tropical like the tropical storms we’ve been experiencing oh, every single day in South Florida. Back in my day it would rain at 3pm every day in the summer, and return to business/sunshine as usual by 5pm. Not so now that I’m back in the “sunshine” state. but whatever, it’s Thursday, it’s happy hour, and we can all drink like it’s sunny. Enter this mango cilantro mojito. Now, I realize that cilantro is a highly divisive herb, and that many individuals feel it might be the direct botanical descendant of satan, but I’m Read More →

The Evolution of Watches

Much like the evolution of dance, the evolution of watches is entertaining. The only difference is, Jimmy Fallon can’t reenact it with the help of The Roots anytime soon. Nonetheless, watches have a colorful and storied past, beginning hundreds of years ago. From the Valle Joux to 5th Avenue, watches have come a long way. Interestingly enough, the biggest headliners haven’t shifted too much. Names like Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin are among the original watchmakers (and the Stern family, who has owned Patek Philippe since the 1930′s, remain and the helm of the luxury giant.) So these watches are Read More →

The Bachelorette Recap: Mean Girls

Brussels Brussels Brussels. The guys are there, plugging away for the classiest hotel Brian’s ever seen (perhaps to make up for the lax security?) They’re all too aware that the group is smaller, the stakes are higher, and Nick’s ego is only getting bigger. Nick, with the producers help, is quickly becoming this season’s villain, and the incessant chatter about “confidence” this week made me re-think my wine word. First up, Marcus’ one-on-one date. Here’s my issue with Marcus. Andi thinks he’s cute. She told him as much. However she thinks he’s adorable. She even said so the first night. She’s Read More →

RoundUp: Peace Out May

TGIF, readers! After a short and sweet work week, I’m still more than ready to get back to weekend-ing. Lilly Pulitzer is calling my name, and I’ve got a summer jewelry wardrobe to update. Not to mention all of the stalking I need to do this weekend – have you seen how great the Couture, JCK and Us Antiques shows coverage is on The Gram? I’m mucho jealous, but it wasn’t in the cards for me this year (Vegas joke.) Next year, hopefully, I’ll be able to share gazoodles of huge diamonds with ya’ll. Luckily (another Vegas joke, I’m stretching Read More →