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 our beautiful engagement rings and settings – can you blame us!
But we won’t forget about our gorgeous estate jewelry. And Raymond Lee Jewelers is remaining open with the addition of Diamonds by Raymond Lee so our vintage, estate and antique jewelry and luxury watches will all still have their home.
Vintage means the piece is over 20 years old (30 in some circles). Antique means it’s over 100 years old. If it’s estate, it can be any age – it just means the piece was previously owned. This applies to our pre-owned luxury watches (like used Rolexes, especially modern models like pre owned Submariners and Sky Dwellers.) It also covers our designer jewelry pieces, like Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels.
And of course, our vintage and antique pieces are just as beautiful as they were the year they were made. We hand select which pieces we buy, then ensure that they’re restored to their original beauty. So today, in honor of TBT, I want to show off a few of our vintage pieces!
14k Yellow Gold Cabochon Opal Diamond Vintage Bracelet
French 18k Yellow Gold 5ctw Diamond Cameos Vintage Pocket Watch
14k White Gold 2.3ctw Diamond Vintage Bracelet. Approximately 2.3ctw of White Diamonds, Diamonds are H/I in color, and SI in clarity.
14k Rose Gold Vintage Ruby Ring
14k White Gold & Sterling Silver Vintage Cameo Earrings
14K Yellow Gold Onyx Vintage Bangle Bracelet