Category Archives: Raymond Lee Jewelers

Marquise Engagement Rings

For some reason the marquise gets a bad rap. It’s really not fair, because they’re incredibly beautiful when done right. True, one with the wrong cut will get “the bow tie” effect, where the center of the diamond’s facets look dark, like a black bow tie. But for the most part they’re lovely. It’s a very unique shape you don’t see that often anymore (they were basically the cushion cuts of the 70’s and 80’s though) making it perfect for the bride who wants something different. They’re also one of the shapes that appears larger than their carat weight, thanks Read More →

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 →

Thirsty Thursday: Rosey

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll likely catch a whiff of obsession. And I don’t mean Calvin Klein, though the inexplicable return to en vogue of tightey whiteys does mean the 90’s resurgence has come full circle. No no, I’m talking about my Simon G. obsession. Diamonds by Raymond Lee is an authorized dealer of this fabulous brand, and RLJ got their first shipment of all things Simon a few weeks ago. My co-workers have been dutifully snapping and snapchatting away as they fill up the newest designer showcase with these goodies. I’ve loved Simon G since middle school. Read More →

7 Rose Gold Engagement Rings You’ll Love

Rose gold is one of my favorite engagement ring “trends.” I hesitate to call it a trend, because I dream of a day when all three metal colors (white, yellow and rose) populate the engagement ring pool equally. I do think that day is near, with all of RLJ’s designer lines offering most rings in any of those options, or two-tone color combos of any of them. But it seems like white metals still reign supreme, with the occasional yellow gold or rose gold ring making an appearance in the bevy of “I said Yes!” IG posts I see each weekend. Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Your Lips Taste Like Sangria

Ah, sangria. That most perfect vehicle for day-time wine drinking. That epitome of grown up juice. That classiest of liquids you can imagine drinking from a solo cup. Whether you’re at a backyard barbecue or a cozied-up hayride, sangria is the ideal early fall drink. It’s warming in a way that won’t overheat you (save the bourbon for December, y’know?) It’s a fantastic way to use up the 10 pounds of apples you accidentally purchased at the store (and really, something needs to wash down all that pie, applesauce, etc.) And, if you’re into this type of thing – which you almost Read More →