Category Archives: Vintage Inspiration

Vintage Engagement Rings: What You Need to Know

Time to get the skinny on vintage engagement rings. Vintage is hot – you don’t need to look further than the acid wash, high waisted jorts, crop tops, Doc Martens and chokers on trendy undergrads to find evidence. And just try not to think too hard about the next decade of fashion that will resurge after this one (we can’t go back to early 2000’s fashion! We won’t! But it’s already too late.) It does seem like fashion is on a 20 year cycle sometimes, with vintage inspiration popping up every few decades with a new twist. And when it comes to Read More →

TBT: Vintage Eye Candy

So when this blog started, it was the official outpost of Raymond Lee Jewelers. And when RLJ started, we were exclusive sellers of estate jewelry. Over the past thirty two years, that selection has grown to include vintage, antique, and estate jewelry. This includes a portion of our engagement ring selection, like our beautiful antique engagement rings and our vintage pieces. Our in-house-designed engagement rings are new, as are our designer engagement rings. So expanding our engagement ring selection (to the point where we needed to open up an entirely new store!) meant that we focused more and more on Read More →

The Eco Friendly Jewelry of Dale Grey Vintage

It feels good to look good. Leaving the house dressed to the nines with a well-planned outfit and jewels to match can give your confidence level and self-esteem a pretty nice boost. However, simply looking good isn’t always enough to give you that lasting happy feeling. To truly feel good you have to do good. This can be as simple as staying environmentally conscious as you make your next jewelry purchase. Make Your Jewelry a Connection to your World Eco friendly jewelry does not leave any negative effect on the environment during its creation process. That means this type of Read More →

Spotlight On: The Van Cleef and Arpels Zip Necklace

American-born Wallis Simpson certainly had a hand in changing the course of twentieth century history. Had she not met Edward VIII he would have remained King of England and not settled for the title, Duke of Windsor. But did you know she was also responsible for the zipper’s ascent to the title of jewelry icon? Yes, we’re talking about the Duchess of Windsor and the ordinary, plebeian zipper. Like the Duchess, the zipper had American origins. Invented in the late 19th century, it debuted as a fastening for boots. Today it enjoys popularity on jeans, sweaters, hoodies, jackets, purses – you Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Clementine Crush

It’s time for our weekly happy hour and we are crushing hard. This fabulous cocktail ring features just a hint of clementine colored rose gold supporting red rubies and white diamonds in a funky abstract cornucopia shape. The rose gold is a pretty pink 14kt with .40ctw of Burmese rubies that swirl into diamonds – just the way we like it. A large Old European cut diamond dwarfs a smaller Old European cut, both are J/K in Color and VS in clarity, with the larger weighing half a carat and the smaller weighing .08 carats. Never content with just one Read More →

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