Tag Archives: Tacori

Yellow Gold Engagement Rings

Before I started working at Raymond Lee Jewelers, I knew exactly what kind of engagement ring I wanted. It was a round brilliant halo with a plain platinum band set in an invisible gallery (floating style) setting. I was specific, I know. But banner ads back then were really effective on impressionable young diamond-lovers. Fast forward to me, strolling through the showcases at RLJ daily, like I was Belle in the library, marveling at the sheer variety of diamonds. Friendos, I literally didn’t know all those different shapes – let alone colors – existed. So when oval diamonds stole my heart first, and Read More →

Mother’s Day Gifts for New Moms

Mother’s Day Gifts for New Moms. Because you can’t buy sleep and she already asked you to get wine on your way home. Mother’s Day is May 8th. I repeat, Mother’s Day 2016 is May 8th. That’s in a smidge over two weeks, so now would be the time to start shopping. Unless you want to be like me and panic on May 2nd, frantically searching through awful novelty gifts to see what will arrive in time with Amazon Prime. Do as I say, not as I do! This year, in addition to trying to start shopping ahead of time Read More →

Tacori Halo Rings for #TacoriTuesday

Just so we’re all on the same page, you should know that every single time (and I mean every) I type the word halo I get the Beyonce song stuck in my head for a solid hour. I’m not complaining. I just want you to let that sink in, while meditating on the fact that I’m a jewelry marketing director in 2016. Halo might be the 5th most used word in my overall vocabulary. Related: Top 5 Reasons Halo Engagement Rings Rock Anyway, Tacori is quickly becoming the 6th. I love these rings. They are scrumptious. They’re just incredibly well-made, Read More →

Part II – Buying Diamonds at a Chain Stores vs. Independent Jewelers

Yesterday, I got heated after reading this great post, then musing on the differences between chain jewelers and independents. The two just can’t be compared. Oh wait, yes they can. And I’m just the person to do it! I’ve popped into my fair share of mall stores and chain stores with girlfriends who wanted to just “get an idea” of what they like (in Chicago, when they can’t just come visit RLJ and pick out exactly what they want.) And every time I’ve been floored by the straight up misleading sales tactics used to push sub par diamonds on young, Read More →

Engagement Ring Eye Candy: Important Diamond Rings

Last week we showed off rocks – diamonds with beautiful color and clarity that command attention. Today we’re taking it the next level with some jaw-dropping important diamond rings. An important diamond is one that has an uncommonly excellent grade for its cut, color, clarity and/or is a rare (large) size. Today, we’ve got 4 important diamonds we can’t stop fawning over. We’ve been stocking up our showcases for Vegas, and our diamond buying binge has us well-suited in the bridal department. Luckily, it’s Wedding Wednesday, giving us the perfect opportunity to show off engagement rings Boca Raton swoons for Read More →