Tag Archives: Diamond

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 →

Engagement Ring Budget Series: Under $4000

This week, I’ll be sharing my favorite engagement rings in our most popular budgets. The average ring at RLJ sells for anywhere from $4,000 – $8,000, (which makes sense, with he average US engagement ring falling right around $5,000.) We have a generous amount grooms who do shop above this budget, but for the most part, we want to ensure we have a huge selection for our guys shopping in that budget. Today, we’re starting with our engagement rings under 4000 dollars. Most of the engagement ring settings at RLJ are under $4000, but for our purposes, I limited it Read More →

Emerald Cut Engagement Ring Eye Candy

I’ve waxed poetic about emerald cut engagement rings before. And I’ve even broken down exactly what you need to look for when buying one. In short: You need an excellent cut grade. This goes for every shape of diamond – you need the best you can afford. But it’s especially important with an emerald cut because the facets are so spare. Which means you also need a higher than average clarity grade. I wouldn’t recommend going below a VS (Very Slightly Included) grade, though there are always exceptions. Remember to shop for the diamond and not the certificate. Trust me, Read More →

January Birthstone: Garnet

Garnet is a gorgeous birthstone for all January babies! This rich red gem is often mistaken for ruby, though it’s a totally different gem family. Whereas ruby is part of the corundum family (along with sapphire), garnets are a group of silicate minerals. Also included in the garnet party are spessartite and tsavorite (both of which I’ve written about before!) They come in a huge variety of colors including red, orange, yellow, green, purple, brown, blue, black, pink, and colorless. Red is by far and away the most prevalent, and in gemstones, it’s a glossy, glass-like sheen on these pretty gems! Garnet is Read More →