5 Steps to Throwing the Perfect Last Minute Golden Globes Party

The Golden Globes air this Sunday! I’m pumped for a third round of Tina & Amy and the opportunity to chat about Golden Globes jewelry and fashion (check out #GlobeJewelry during the red carpet to tune into the Jewelry world’s chatter – join the party!) But everything is better with friends, so a last minute Golden Globes viewing party is in order. And if you’re just now realizing that the only way to watch an awards show is with champagne and good friends, fret not. Here are the 5 steps necessary to throw a perfect last minute Golden Globes Party. Read More →

The Most Expensive Gemstones

It’s no surprise that diamonds are the most expensive gemstone, but you may be surprised by some of the fancy colored varieties that command top dollar per carat in the gemstone market. With fancy colored diamonds making headlines at every important gem and jewelry auction, they’re hotter than ever. It also may surprise you to learn that some of the gems you’ve always known about command major prices too. All of these stones are gorgeous, some are rarer than any you’ve heard of, but they’re all top dollar. Related articles Top Ten Misconceptions about Diamonds We Like Big Diamonds and Read More →

Join Raymond Lee Jewelers for a Verragio Trunk Show!

Are you in the market for an engagement ring? Do you want to be? Do you have a feeling your girlfriend or wife is going to gently guide you to the market regardless of your position on the subject? Great! Then you must join Raymond Lee Jewelers for our first ever Verragio Trunk Show on Saturday January 24th, from 10am-5pm in our Boca Raton showroom. While the store started carrying Verragio earlier this year (you’ll note my obsession on Instagram) we’ve pretty much just dedicated ourselves to filling the settings with as many diamonds as possible. And it’s not hard, customers visit Read More →

The 4 C’s 101

An easy visual guide to the 4 C’s. I’ve chatted before about The 4 C’s of Diamond Grading, along with the various differences between GIA and EGL certificates. And knowing your 4 C’s inside and out will ensure that you get the best deal on a diamond. But if you’re in a rush – or just getting started – a crash course in the 4 C’s in visual form might be just the thing to get your wheels turning. I found this fun infographic on diamond grades and think it’s pretty helpful. There’s more to it than you can cover Read More →

Who’s Ready for Hanukkah?

Hanukkah, finally returning to a later date this year (as opposed to last year’s Thanksgivikkah celebrations) begins tomorrow evening! If you’re readying the brisket and breaking out your Menorah, I’m wishing you a joyous Festival of Lights. If you’re still in the dark about what, exactly, Hanukkah/Chanukah is, exactly. Allow me to enlighten you. Now, there are two things you need to properly celebrate Hanukkah in style. Three if you count sufganiyot, and you should. But the other two are simple. One, you will want to (and need to) break it down to this new song, in addition to your Read More →