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Pear Shaped Engagement Rings

This gorgeous ring is one of our favorite estate engagement rings. When a client visits our Boca Raton jewelry store to sell diamonds, quality is the first thing our expert buyers look for. This star of our pear shaped engagement rings collection has a fantastic quality of cut, which is what gives a diamond its sparkle. The pristine color lets the diamond truly shine while extremely well matched pear shaped side stones add a layer of depth to the ring’s shank. Of course, we think all of our engagement rings make for excellent eye candy, but the fire and sparkle in a diamond are virtually impossible to photograph. Which is why we love taking these short little videos! The beauty of this ring lies in its sparkle, and there’s no better way to admire it (except, of course, for on your hand).

Thirsty Thursday: A Different Kind of Cocktail

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The Perfect Mai Tai

Still seeing sweet visions of sun & surf from Memorial Day weekend? Well, we have just the ticket. And considering that the weekend’s start is only a day away, this perfect mai tai recipe comes just in the nick of time. This concoction comes from Post Prohibition hand crafted cocktails, and goes by the government name: Trader Vic’s Mai Tai. You’ll have to click through to see the recipe, but part of what makes it so perfect is its matching mai tai cocktail ring. This gold ring perfectly recalls golden waves of sand, and a blue topaz cabochon is just the right shade of paradise waters. Cheers!

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The Perfect Mai Tai & 18kt yellow gold, diamond and blue topaz ring

Item Details You are Viewing this Authentic 18K Yellow Gold, Blue Topaz Cabochon and Diamond Ring

Category Fine Jewelry
Style Ring
Metal 18K Yellow Gold
Description 18K Yellow Gold, Blue Topaz Cabochon and Diamond Ring
Weight 4.9 dwt
7.6 grams
Dimensions Top is approximately approximately .5″ in width
Ring Size 8, can be sized
Gemstones Blue Topaz, Oval Cabochon measuring 12.3mm x 9.5mm
Diamonds, 2 Round Brilliant Cut diamonds approximately .10cts each
Diamonds 12 Round Brilliant Cut diamonds approximately .01cts each. Total diamond weight .32ctw
Diamonds are SI/I in clarity and H/I in color
Original Retail $1299
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Keep or Redesign-What to do With Vintage Fine Jewelry; Guest Post by Jessica Goode

Family heirlooms often present a dilemma. Jewelry is no exception, but it does offer several options. One of those is redesign. In some cases a highly reputable jeweler that enjoys giving these pieces of bygone eras a facelift, has viable suggestions. But if he says he would use the item as is, you might want to take his advice. Treasures with so much sentimental value are difficult to part with, so rather than keeping them tucked away in a dusty jewelry box, itself an antique, preserve them by redesigning them. Another choice is keeping the particular article and sharing it for special events. The last and most emotional to consider is selling the treasure. Let’s investigate these various ideas and while doing so, maybe you will come up with an inspiration of your own.

Rhinestone Jewelry

Redesign
One idea is to take large pieces with several stones and have individual pieces, i.e. earrings, made and give as gifts to relatives. In this case a card recounting the story behind the item would complete the specialness of the whole gesture. This author had the stones and gold from a cherished pin made into a beautiful necklace for our daughter as a gift on her sixteenth birthday. She still wears it and enjoys telling the story.

Keep It
Since vintage jewelry appears as accessories to much of the fashion trends nowadays, trying various pieces with an array of outfits might prove to be a goldmine. Maybe a daughter, granddaughter, or niece has indicated a fondness for a particular item that you don’t mind sharing, let her sport one of the much lesser expensive ones on a special occasion. With the current economy, recession jewelry is certainly making a comeback. Why purchase new, when using classic reflects a sense of creating quality from recycling?

Selling
If, however, you decide to sell your vintage fine jewelry, know that it can be an emotional and intimidating undertaking. Remember very few jewelers have the experience, expertise or financial resources to offer a fair market price for fine antique and estate heirlooms.  Therefore, choosing a reputable dealer to guide you through the process is an integral part of this difficult process. Sometimes established resale or pawn shops actually offer expertise often overlooked; a question unasked results in unknown information, so it may be worth a try.

Personally, I have several beautiful pieces, not of great material value but which enjoy enormous sentimental status. No doubt, it would not be cost effective to have them redesigned; the next time a shopping trip is imminent, however, I will consider keeping in mind a few of the pieces when making my purchases. And, since a wedding may be looming in the not too distant future, there may be a chance some of the small diamonds in my mother’s and grandmother’s rings will find their way into a special setting. Whatever the options for other people, mine is to keep these timeless treasures, even if my family would prefer otherwise. After all, I even played dress-up with a few of them in my mother’s classic Lauren Bacall – style gowns.

Author Bio: Jessica Goode is a fashion expert and mother of 3 girls who loves to redesign her old jewelry. She is also an avid writer and often uses grammar checkers to ensure her writing is free of any embarrassing mistakes. Her two areas of expertise are clothing and makeup.

How to Buy Jewelry

How to Buy Jewelry

1/2 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring and Wedding Band Set Marquise Cut

Like to see beautiful jewelry, visit our jewelry shop where we feature items such as this 1/2 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring and Wedding Band Set Marquise Cut

The jewelry industry has a tremendous following comprised of over 77,470 stores listed with Manta, an organization that promotes small businesses worldwide. With such an enormous group of retail jewelers, there is plenty of opportunity for consumers to select exactly what they want. Indulgence, a deserved gift, a gift of love, whatever it can be called, the decision to purchase gold, diamond, silver, or platinum jewelry is simply that; a personal choice that requires no explanation.

But, what if you sincerely want to purchase something luxurious and don’t even have a clue what kind of jewelry you really like? Well, a solution may be to discover your likes and dislikes when it comes to gems, precious stones and precious metals. Let’s take a look at some points to consider that just might solve your dilemma.

Four Steps to Remember

1. Decide the purpose for buying the jewelry. If this is a purchase for a loved one or friend, then it is most likely not going to require a lot of your personal input. At any rate, figure out when you plan on wearing the fine piece, i.e., dinner dates only, a wedding, as casual wear, etc… Once you have a good idea of why and when the jewelry will be worn, it is time to move on in the process.

How to, Buy Jewelry, Raymond Lee Jewelers

2. Now that you have a few answers regarding what you need to look for, the time has arrived to select your jeweler. Being a vital choice in making a selection, do not forget to consider a couple of aspects of a jewelry store.

  • First, do they have a reputation that is trusted by those you know or have testimonials by customers?
  • Second, watch how they treat their customers overall.
  • Third, will they help you find something if what you seek is not in their store? This should get you started, but feel free to come up with more things to research.
3. Begin trying on jewelry of various styles and types that fall within your criteria of what you like. Make sure the jeweler does not have a problem with this before you begin showcasing jewelry. During this time, be selective and very specific as to how the jewelry feels and looks on you. An uncomfortable fine piece of gold or diamond jewelry is worth far less when you can’t stand to even put it on.
Double Strand Jade Bead Necklace with Decorative Jumbo Lobster Claw Clasp

Feast your senses on this Double Strand Jade Bead Necklace with Decorative Jumbo Lobster Claw Clasp

4. Finally, keep the budget figures very handy, look at it often as a reminder that you can only spend a certain amount. Not being financially disciplined with a jewelry purchase can be devastating to your pocket book, bank account, credit card balance, and so on. Enjoy the shopping experience while you shop and after you make the purchase; buyer’s remorse can ruin the entire experience.

“Don’t Worry, Be Happy!”

Now then, breathe deeply and slow down before jumping on the computer or in the car to start jewelry shopping. Following these four simple and progressive steps that may help keep things in perspective without ruining a wonderful time of indulging a little in some gold, diamond, or other fine jewelry. You may be a woman or a man reading this fantastic guide to jewelry selection, it really doesn’t matter.

By James, a blogger for Raymond Lee Jewelers, the most trusted resource in Boca Raton for jewelry industry information and products. Learn more about how to buy jewelry by subscribing to our blog, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or sign up for our newsletter ~  ~ http://shop.raymondleejewelers.net/

 

What are you waiting for? Print out the steps, put the paper in your pocket or purse, then start shopping!

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Feature Friday: The Audemars Piguet Ladies’ Carnegie

Today we’re featuring this fabulous Audemars Piguet Carnegie pave diamond watch. We love the elegant size and abundance of diamonds. The emerald numeral markers are the perfect pop of color on the watch’s dial, making this ladies watch the 18kt white gold standard for a showstopping dress watch. Specs below!

Audemars Piguet 18KWG Carnegie Pave Diamond Watch, Audemars, Audemars Piguet, Carnegie, Raymond lee jewelers, boca RatonItem Details You are Viewing this Authentic Audemars Piguet 18KWG Carnegie Lds Pave Diamond Watch

Company Audemars Piguet
Model Carnegie
Case Material 18K White Gold
Case Measurement 27mm xx 18mm
Bracelet 18K White Gold
Dial Pave Diamond Dial with Emerald Numeral Markers
Bezel 18K White Gold, Pave Diamond Lugs
Crystal Scratch Resistant Sapphire
Movement Quartz
Gender Ladies
Features Hours, Minutes, Date
Approximate Retail $19,995
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