Author Archives: Raymond Lee Jewelers

Marvelous Morganite Rings

If you ever heard the saying, “pretty in pink” you might think of a woman wearing a colorful blouse or dress in a pink shade. Yet this saying should also apply to jewelry, as women adore the pink gemstone hues of rare morganite gemstones. What Is Morganite? Morganite has always been around for millions of years. Yet when gemologists discovered this rare gem, it was termed “pink beryl.” Part of the beryl family, the stone is distinguished by its amazing pink color that ranges from a light peach color to a violet pink. This stone was first discovered in early 1911 Read More →

Adorable and Affordable Navy Bridesmaids Dresses

Navy is one of the most classic wedding colors. It anchors a beautiful, elegant palette of ivory and navy with silver accents. Pair it with vibrant coral for a perfectly preppy summer wedding. Navy with pale yellow is gorgeous in spring. Navy and antique gold is rich and opulent for fall. It’s the perfect addition to a wedding palette and it has the advantage of being stunning on virtually any skin tone. This makes for happy bridesmaids, should you choose it as their dress color. And because it’s such a fashionable color, chances are you and your girls will be 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 →

Engagement Ring Eye Candy: Solitaires with Flair

Ain’t no party like a solitaire party cuz a solitaire party don’t stop…ever! That’s right, you can rest assured that purchasing a solitaire ring (a round brilliant, for today’s purposes) will net you one (1) eternally in-fashion engagement ring. Solitaire’s don’t go out of style, they never have, and as long as there are classic brides, the sky exists and James Dean remains sexy, the solitaire engagement ring will live on in elegant, timeless beauty. There’s a reason why round brilliant diamonds command the most per-carat price in the retail setting, regardless of how hot right now a cushion cut Read More →

Square Halo Engagement Rings Eye Candy

Square halo engagement rings are 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 style Read More →