Diamonds by Raymond Lee!

Diamonds by Raymond Lee has arrived on a screen near you! After mucho hard work from the entire e-team at DRL and RLJ, our online store is live – just in time for the quickly approaching Grand Opening next month! FINALLY I can share the gorgeous designers our team has hand selected for the new, fabulous engagement ring boutique. With reps from every major designer brand stopping by the Raymond Lee Jewelers showroom, the staff in Boca Raton has been swooning over the best of the best. For months, they’ve hand picked the best designer lines to call Diamonds by Read More →

Should You Ever Buy an EGL Diamond?

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 specifically by EGL? What’s EGL? What’s certification? What kind of wormhole have I opened? Henri Daussi Engagement Rings Well, the short answers are: Sometimes Sometimes Sometimes A diamond grading lab Please check here A reasonably sized one. EGL is one of the major gem grading labs. They issue a large portion of the certificated for diamonds in the trade, along Read More →

What Determines Diamond Pricing?

You already know I can’t tell you how much a 2 carat diamond costs. And I can’t tell you exactly why any given 2 carat diamond costs exactly what it does. I can, however, let you know factors that give us diamond pricing. Diamond pricing is determined by a delicate balance of a ton of characteristics. Everything from the “threat” of man-made diamonds to color and clarity treatment, to the state of world affairs affects a diamond. All of this in addition to the diamond’s inherent characteristics (and if you think things end with the 4C’s, just know that Cut itself has a dozen Read More →

Why You Shouldn’t Get a Knockoff Engagement Ring Designed

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 feelings had gone unexamined until a few weeks ago. I was monitoring the RLJ Insta feed, responding to comments, answering questions, sending bow-down emojis, etc. when I came across an @mention that caught my eye. Someone tagged their BFF or BF, I didn’t stalk that hard, and said “we could have the Pawn Shop make this!” Hold up. I Read More →

Best Starter Watches for Men

What is a starter watch? It’s a watch gateway drug, basically. It’s what happens when a guy decides it’s time to upgrade from his Movado or Invicta to something a little heavier – he also understands that comes with a budget upgrade. No Fauxlex please and thank you. A starter watch can vary in budget, but the brands I typically see our first time serious watch buyers eyeing are TAG Heuer, Omega, Breitling, Cartier, and of course Rolex. While the Submariner is the go-to for young guys with plenty of money to spend on their first watch, i wanted to show Read More →