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…

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…

Gemstones More Valuable Than Diamonds

Did you know that sometimes certain gemstones are more valuable than same quality diamonds? Even in the days of ancient culture around the world, a fine Emerald was considered higher in value even compared to…