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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 →

Thirsty Thursday: Lollipop + Lemon Drop + Lime Coat

Whew, today’s happy hour is a doozy. I’m mixing lemon and lime with my favorite lollipop flavor – Ippolita. Ippolita is having a moment, and arguably started off the slice jewelry trend a few years ago. We still aren’t purchasing many pieces from their Lollipop collections, and that means it’s still hot hot hot – typically I’ll start noticing more and more of a certain style or “it piece” in the showcases as its popularity wanes and the owners sell to RLJ or come in to trade for something new. So current Ippolita pieces are diamonds in the rough at RLJ. Read More →

Why Vintage Estate and Pre Owned Watches Are in Hot Demand

Perhaps it’s the allure of antiques with a famous back story that attracts watch and jewelry collectors. Sotheby’s and Christie’s have proven time after time that some of the highest auction realizations come from objects with an illustrious past, like Liz Taylor’s diamonds or Henry Graves’ Patek Philippe. The new watch customers span age, race, gender and socioeconomic status – the increase brings fresh faces to every show looking for something unique, but still under the umbrella category of pre-owned watches. It makes sense that everyone from seasoned watch forum regulars to fresh MBA grads looking for their first real watch Read More →

Lilly For Target Strategy

First, let’s address the obvious. Yes I am very excited for Lilly Pulitzer’s collaboration with Target. I am a devoted Lilly Lover with a dedicated list of Grail Prints I’ve collected and covet. So if screaming loud prints of giraffes and tropical fruit don’t send you into a tizzy, come back tomorrow, I’ll have more diamonds. If you too, are a Lilly Lover, but you’re aghast that this icon of Prep is lowering itself to the unwashed masses, we need to have a quick chat. Grab your lemonade, spike it with gin if it’s after noon 5, and pull up a Read More →

Forget Chocolate Bunnies This Easter

With Easter peeking around the corner, spring is finally in full bloom. Every fashionable lady craves a little makeover as the sun comes out and the weather warms up. New jewelry is just the fresh touch that a wardrobe needs to shoo away the last chilly hints of winter. This year, forget the chocolate bunnies and colorful candies and fill her Easter basket with the sweetest spring jewelry trends. Light & Bright Winter was all about chunky sweaters, tall boots and knit scarves in jewel tones and dark hues.  It only made sense that jewelry trends stayed on the same Read More →

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