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RLJ at the Palm Beach Jewelry Art and Antique Show

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If you’ve stopped by our Boca Raton jewelry store lately to peruse our usually overflowing showcases you’ve certainly noticed a few things missing. And where are our most fabulous, heart-stopping large diamonds, ruby and sapphire jewelry, and vintage Van Cleef and Arpels? They’re on their annual February whirlwind tour of course! We kicked off the month with the Miami Beach show, headed to Naples last weekend, and before Jeff and Lee fly off to Hong Kong, we’re exhibiting at the jewel of our show calendar: The Palm Beach Jewelry Art and Antique Show.

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25 Carat Diamond White Gold Diamond Tennis Riviere Necklace – one of our diamond pieces.

How do we love the Palm Beach show? Let us count the ways. Not only is it in our backyard, up at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm, it’s full of our local friends and clientele. We’ve seen some customers stop by our booth (#329 this year) year after year, and we’ve always got new and exciting things to show off!

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DAVID WEBB Custom Designed Jacket Diamond Pin – coming along to our designer case.

The Palm Beach show is one of the biggest, but also one of the most prestigious. Everything from Marie Antionette’s personal baubles to 18th century furniture lines the halls of the show. And we bring the best of the best of our bling. We also make sure to stock up on those extra special pieces that we just know will find a loving home at the Palm Beach show.

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VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Alhambra Tahitian Mother of Pearl Necklace – one of our many VCA pieces

Beginning tonight, at the exclusive kick off cocktail party, the Palm Beach jewelry show will again defy the limits of gorgeous antiques. Each day throughout this President’s Weekend and carrying into Tuesday, the show will be open from 11am – 7pm. On Tuesday the show will close at 6pm.

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BREGUET Lady’s White Gold and Diamond Marine Chronograph Ref8828 – in our watch showcase!

This is the 10th anniversary of the Palm Beach antique show, and Raymond Lee Jewelers’ third year exhibiting. We hope you’ll stop by and take a peek at all of the fabulous jewelry and luxury watches we’ve brought this year!

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Ceylon Sapphire, Platinum and Diamond Ring – in our precious gems collection.

Breguet Reine de Naples Celebrates the Bicentennial of Its First Watch

Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Breguet celebrates the 200th anniversary of its first watch manufactured, this month. The watch was not only a first for Breguet but also possibly the first timepiece for the wrist. Breguet has commemorated the special occasion with production of the Reine de Naples Anniversary Edition watch.

Abraham Louis-Breguet made the wristwatch for Caroline Murat, the Queen of Naples and longtime admirer of his timepieces.

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Photo courtesy of watchtime.com

Breguet began celebration of the anniversary in January with a traveling exhibit which offered audiences a glimpse of the world’s first wristwatch as well as previews of the Reine de Naples collection. The collection, so-named for that queen who ordered the first exquisite timepiece from Breguet, consists of an exclusive watch and matching jewelry.

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The anniversary edition watch takes design cues from the ovoid case of the original watch to which it pays homage. The watch’s bezel and snap are set with 28 diamonds and 27 blue sapphires; the movement of the timepiece is visible through the sapphire caseback. Another 233 diamonds and 303 sapphires of varying shades pave the gold dial and its flange while the alligator strap features a folding clasp set with another 26 diamonds.

To match the bejeweled watch Breguet will also offer the Reine de Naples Jewellry set, which includes a ring, a pair of earring, a necklace and a tiara. Each piece of jewelry hosts diamonds and sapphires set in 950 platinum and is designed around the central motif of a sapphire. Diamonds, sapphires and platinum- not a bad anniversary present!

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The Reine de Naples Anniversary collection ring. Photo courtesy of watchtime.com

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Exhibitor Spotlight – M.S. Rau Antiques

One of the best parts of attending the many jewelry shows where Raymond Lee Jewelers exhibits is getting to know our fellow exhibitors. Every show from Miami to Hong Kong features elite dealers of fine art, jewelry and antiques, and we love to survey the treasures they bring along with them. At least week’s Miami Beach Antique Show, we snagged an interview with Cory of Mantiques Modern, and at this week’s Naples Art, Antique and Jewelry Show, Phillip of M.S. Rau Antiques took the time to chat with Raymond Lee Jewelers.

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M.S. Rau is located in New Orleans’ French Quarter, where it has become a Mecca for discerning collectors over the past 100 years. Their 30,000 square foot warehouse is home to everything from Paul Revere sterling silver to Renoir paintings, and has dealt in fine antiques since they first opened their doors in 1912. To this day the company is run by the Rau family, now operated by third generation antiques expert Bill Rau.

Below, Phillip showcases one of the fine paintings M.S. Rau brought to Naples, and explains what makes it so significant:

Be sure to visit M.S. Rau’s website to learn more about them, and wish them a “Happy Centennial” this March via Facebook.

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The Naples Art, Antique & Jewelry Show has Officially Begun

Raymond Lee Jewelers traveled from our Boca Raton showroom to Florida’s paradise coast for the inaugural Naples, Art, Antique and Jewelry Show, and we couldn’t be more excited. Produced by Palm Beach Show Group, the Naples show “will have something for every collector – from the novice to the museum curator,” says Scott Diament, President and CEO of the Palm Beach Show Group.

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Participating dealers include: A.B. Levy Palm Beach, Antique American Wicker, Arader Galleries, Art Link International, Asiantiques, Betty Bresler, Cara Antiques, Carlson & Stevenson Antiques, Cavalier Gallery, Charles L. Washburne Antiques, Chatelaine’s LTD, Crawford, Danish Silver, Dinan & Chighine, Ed Weissman, Eostone, Framont, Fred Leighton, Fred’s Antiques, Hancocks & Co., J.S. Fearnley, Janice Paull, Lillian Nassau, Lynda Willauer Antiques, M.S. Rau Antiques, Mark J. West, Marlene Wong Alvarado, Michael S. Haber, Nula Thanhauser, Pearl Master, Pier & Co., Primavera Gallery, Provident Jewelry, Raymond Lee Jewelers, Sands in Time, Santos, Sherry Sheaf & Co., Stephen Kalms, Steven Neckman, Sue Brown, T.K. Asian Antiquities, The Fine Arts Conservancy, Traum Safe, Vendome, Weinreb Diamond & Estate Jewelers, William Cook, Yafa Jewelry and Jay Chatellier Fine Art, among others.

Last night the show invited guests for a special preview of the luxury watches, antique jewelry, art and antiques that the show will feature, and Raymond Lee Jewelers had a fantastic time kicking off what is sure to be an exciting weekend.Click through our gallery below to see exclusive pictures of the show set up, a behind the scenes look at last night’s premiere, and a peek at some of the other amazing art and antiques featured by exhibitors:

If you’re in Naples, stop by booth 420 to visit Raymond Lee Jewelers and view our selection of gorgeous estate and antique jewelry, designer jewelry, luxury watches and exquisite diamond jewelry!

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Raymond Lee Jewelers at the Inaugural Naples Art, Antique & Jewelry Show

Beginning tomorrow, Raymond Lee Jewelers will be exhibiting at the Naples Art, Antique & Jewelry Show in a continuation of our February show tour!

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We are so excited to be exhibiting at the Naples Show, produced by Palm Beach Show Group, especially in its inaugural year. The show will feature the quality exhibitors that Palm Beach Show Group is known for, with exquisite art, jewelry and antiques from around the globe:

“The show will feature the stunning collections of more than 75 internationally acclaimed exhibitors.
Guests will have access to 50,000 square feet of fine art, antique and estate jewelry, furniture, porcelain, Asian art, American and European silver, glass, textiles, sculpture, contemporary art and more, ranging from the antiquities to the 20th century.

The Naples Art, Antique and Jewelry Show’s ideal location, neighboring the posh Port Royal community – which was recently listed as the third wealthiest in the country, is projected to attract tens of thousands of attendees, including private collectors, museum curators, investors and interior designers.

The show is also located within three quarters of a mile of Fifth Avenue, Naples’ world-renowned shopping, dining and entertainment district.”


The Naples Art Antique & Jewelry Show will be in a climate-controlled, 40,000-square-foot tent, christened the Naples Exhibition Center, on an 11-acre piece of vacant land at 201 Goodlette Road South, according to NaplesNews.com

Starting tomorrow, February 10th, through the 13th at booth 420, we’ll be showing some of our most beautiful pieces at the Naples show, and you can see a preview of our selection for every show we’ll be attending this month here:

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