Author Archives: Liz At Designers & Diamonds

I'm the marketing director for Raymond Lee Jewelers, the voice behind Designers & Diamonds, and the crazy woman obsessively live Tweeting the lack of jewelry coverage at red carpet events.

Are Halo Engagement Rings Tacky? Some Non-Halo Options

Are halo engagement rings tacky? We’ve discussed this! No seriously. I really mean it. Tackiness is in the eye of the beholder. Yes, there are some who believe halo engagement rings are tacky. Some halo engagement rings are, quite arguably, tacky. But so are some solitaires. And three stone engagement rings. And fancy colored engagement rings. To each their own, and that includes our tacky (and proud of it) brothers and sisters. To quote the angelic and demure Dolly Parton: “It takes a lot of money to look this cheap.” Don’t think that a high price tag prevents a tacky engagement Read More →

Irradiated Diamonds: What You Need to Know

Hey hey hey! Irradiated diamonds are NOT a mutant strain of diamonds caused by radioactive spider bites or alien planet elements despite their name. It’s important I clear that up right away. They are, however, a point of strife and division in some spheres of the jewelry industry and can be abused (like anything, really) by unscrupulous jewelers. But I’m getting ahead of myself and neither Diamonds by Raymond Lee nor Raymond Lee Jewelers are unscrupulous so I’m just going to spit straight irradiated diamond facts today, okay? So if they’re not Spiderman… Irradiated diamonds are natural diamonds that have Read More →

The Velvet Engagement Ring Box: 21 Pins That Prove You Need One

Do you need a velvet engagement ring box? Yes, absolutely. In fact, the odds are looking more and more probable that you need at least two. Or one for every color in your wedding palette. Or maybe one for every day of the week. Or maybe enough that you can rotate them on your nightstand to coordinate with your mood. That should do the trick. The velvet engagement ring box first debuted a few years ago 2014. Wait, that’s wrong. The velvet ring box is older than any of us here on the good ship WordPress. The modern version – the Read More →

Perfect Pear Shaped Engagement Rings

Pear shaped engagement rings are so hot right now. Yes, that was a Zoolander thing and no, I don’t care how dated it sounds and nah, I’m not going to stop using it anytime soon. But pear shapes. Pear shaped diamonds are one of my favorite options for brides who are fashion-forward and like to stand out in a crowd. They aren’t a shape you see every day, so whenever you do spot one in the wild, it invites further admiration. Pear shaped diamonds are also incredibly versatile and look just as great in a contemporary halo setting as they Read More →

Art Deco Engagement Rings

So you love Art Deco engagement rings? Me too! If you start a fan club I will definitely join. The thing about Art Deco engagement rings is their lines. They’re geometric greatness just loaded into these tiny, lovely pieces of art for your ring finger. Now, let’s both go put on the flapper dresses we both know we have lurking in our bottom drawer, pour some contraband gin, and let Z: The Beginning of Everything play softly in the background while we chat about Art Deco engagement rings. Art Deco engagement rings are a) engagement rings b) from the Art Read More →