Category Archives: Raymond Lee Jewelers

Why I Can’t Authenticate That Cartier Love Bangle

The two hottest posts on this blog, since the dawn of time, have been about Cartier Love bangles. One is a simple size guide, the other promises AUTHENTIC BANGLES AT AMAZING PRICES! Much like your favorite e-mail spammer. But this is no South African prince scam, RLJ really does sell authentic Cartier Love bangles, and they are pretty nicely priced below retail. Perhaps that post title explains the vast amount of authentication requests we (I) receive through our contact forms. A few times a week, I’ll get an e-mail from someone who enjoys scouring the depths of eBay as much Read More →

Exactly How to Get a Great Deal on a Diamond

Hi there! If you’re new here, welcome. I’m re-posting a few of my old favorites for the new (and growing) audience here. I’m so happy you clicked over from Insta or Pinterest or Tumblr, and I hope you enjoy an insane amount of engagement ring eye candy and rambling advice about how to score a great deal on them. It’s easy for me to share how to get a great deal on a diamond with maybe overcomplicating things…a bit. Once I get started on my 4 C’s, it’s just so easy to delve deeper and deeper into them, finding little Read More →

Diamond Shapes by Personality

When it comes to diamond shapes, there may not be many (under a dozen) but the setting is what makes their personality – and yours – shine through. That’s where you can get really custom, really crazy, and really unique. Or Uneek. Whatever floats your boat. A funny thing though – the most popular of the diamond shapes seem to attract specific personalities. It’s fun to guess which ones my friends will pick out when we all wax poetic about diamond shapes over a glass of vino. I can usually peg them, but sometimes they surprise me (and I have Read More →

Knockoff Engagement Ring – Always a Bad Idea

Hi there! If you’re new here, welcome. I’m re-posting a few of my old favorites for the new (and growing) audience here. I’m so happy you clicked over from Insta or Pinterest or Tumblr, and I hope you enjoy an insane amount of engagement ring eye candy and rambling advice about how to score a great deal on them. If you read through my posts about Cartier, you know how I feel about knockoffs. Not a fan. Not for designer jewelry, not for designer handbags, and certainly not for Swiss (“Swiss”) watches. When it comes to engagement rings though, my Read More →

Should You Ever Buy an EGL Diamond?

Hi there! If you’re new here, welcome. I’m re-posting a few of my old favorites for the new (and growing) audience here. I’m so happy you clicked over from Insta or Pinterest or Tumblr, and I hope you enjoy an insane amount of engagement ring eye candy and rambling advice about how to score a great deal on them. Well if that’s not a trick question I don’t know what is! Asking “Should you ever buy an EGL Diamond?” Implies several other questions. Is an EGL diamond superior or inferior to other diamonds? Is this because it’s certified? or certified Read More →

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