Category Archives: Raymond Lee Jewelers

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 →

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 →

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 →

Rose Gold Facts for Valentine’s Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day is comin’ in hot! And nothing is hotter this year than rose gold. Whether you want to propose this Valentine’s Day or you’re just looking for a sweet, sparkly something, rose gold is your best bet. Check some rose gold facts. Pure 24 karat gold is too soft to be used exclusively in jewelry. It would scratch, dent, and bend. So it’s blended with other metals, precious and otherwise, to create a more durable, beautiful alloy. This gorgeous alloy combines gold with copper, and sometimes silver, to produce a flattering blush. In 14 karat rose gold, the combo Read More →

Watches for Women

Watches aren’t just for men anymore. In fact, they never were. Watches for women were the very first wristwatches, pioneered by gals like Elizabeth I and Marie Antoinette. So when – and why – did we start thinking of watches as men’s territory? A Y chromosome doesn’t make you the sole proprietor of the Aquanaut. Today we’re here to take back watches for women. And you know what, we’re just going to take some from the guys while we’re at it. After all, some women love wearing men’s watches. Oh, and one more thing – let’s just go ahead and call Read More →