Today is the last day of October (Happy Halloween!), and with that, we want to recap our efforts for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Here in South Florida, the month of October not only brings amazing weather, great football games, and pumpkin spice lattes, but it also brings the scattering of the color pink, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Diamonds By Raymond Lee effectuated this immensely important cause this past month in multiple ways, all of which we are about to share. In this post, we are going to discuss the importance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and our efforts for the cause. We are also going to show you pictures of local models wearing fine diamond jewelry, Pink Diamonds and Donuts Hats, and an Audemars Piguet ROO with a Pink Horus Watch Strap.
Importance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Everyone knows someone who’s been affected by breast cancer.
This year my aunt had a double mastectomy, so this is a cause that truly touches home.
There are more women diagnosed with breast cancer than any other cancer, except skin cancer.
Estimates state that around 268,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, and around 62,000 women will be diagnosed with situ breast cancer (a non-invasive form of breast cancer, meaning it hasn’t spread out of the milk duct and has a low risk of turning invasive).
And it’s not just women who are affected, around 2,600 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer as well.
Not to mention, breast cancer directly affects the loved ones of those who are diagnosed.
Even more scary is the estimated 42,000 deaths that will occur this year from breast cancer.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in women in the U.S, the first being lung cancer.
Fortunately, since 1989, the number of women who have died of breast cancer has firmly decreased thanks to improvements in treatments and early detection.
One of the big reasons for the increase in early detection is how prominent Breast Cancer Awareness has become.
The Goal of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The goal of Breast Cancer Awareness Month is to raise the public’s awareness for breast cancer, its treatment, its detection, and the importance for a permanent cure.
One of the ways to support the cause and raise awareness is to wear a pink ribbon, which is the international symbol for breast cancer awareness.
Moreover, wearing anything pink is a way to show moral support for women with breast cancer.
Wearing pink during October keeps the cause at the forefront of people’s minds. It’s a simple yet efficacious way to contribute to Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Every business and everyone who participates in Breast Cancer Awareness Month should be commended for making a difference. The cumulative efforts have helped many women around the world detect breast cancer and take action in time.
Diamonds By Raymond Lee’s Breast Cancer Awareness Efforts
To honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Diamonds By Raymond Lee took action in a few ways.
Pink Hats & Hoodies
The first thing we did to raise awareness for Breast Cancer was put our whole team in Pink Diamonds and Donuts Hats and Hoodies. Whenever someone came into our store, they were greeted by our jewelry experts who were wearing the pink hats and hoodies. This simple effort was instantly recognized by our clients. People asked questions and many of them wanted a Pink Diamonds and Donuts Hat to help support the cause.
The next thing we did was a series of photoshoots with local South Florida models. We gave the models pink hats to wear, and, of course, gorgeous fine diamond jewelry and Swiss watches. As people love stunning diamond jewelry, it allowed our efforts to spread across social media in a captivatingly effective way.
We even did one photoshoot with all pink diamond jewelry. We are talking pink diamond jewelry totaling well over a quarter million dollars. Definitely check that one out if you love “pretty in pink” things.
We held two events this month that raised money for Boca Regional Hospital Foundation, as they are doing breast cancer research.
On October 20th, we held our monthly Diamonds and Donuts Car Show. At our car show, we sold pink hats and all of the proceeds went to the Boca Regional Hospital Foundation.
For those who don’t know, Diamonds and Donuts is a regular car show event that we run at Diamonds by Raymond Lee in Boca Raton. Diamonds and Donuts sees the hottest cars that South Florida has to offer. We are talking exotics like Lambos, McLarens, Ferraris, Porsches, and American Muscle cars and fully built imports. At every Diamonds and Donuts event, we raise contributions for local causes. So, this month, the perfect cause was obvious – To support breast cancer research at Boca Regional Hospital Foundation.
The second event we ran was our Vegan Food Fest. This was last week on Saturday, the 26th. For this event, we had Kombucha on tap inside our showroom store. We collected 5 dollars a glass and again all of the proceeds went to Boca Regional Hospital Foundation for breast cancer research.
For those who don’t know, we have been throwing food truck nights for the past few months and they have been wonderfully successful. The best food trucks in the South Florida area set up shop in our parking lot, serving attendees deliciously innovative food that is undeniably “South Florida”. Like Diamonds and Donuts, our food truck events raise contributions for local causes. If you have a big appetite, and you love incredibly delectable dishes from a variety of cuisines, you’ll definitely want to come to our next food truck event.
Photoshoots with Pink Hats, Diamond Jewelry, and Swiss Watches
Here are some photos from a few of our Breast Cancer Awareness photoshoots this month.
All of the jewelry is available now at Diamonds by Raymond Lee and Raymond Lee Jewelers. Click the links to view the full sales listings.
We removed the Audemars Piguet 26400’s black diver strap and replaced it with a Pink Horus Diver Strap.
Changing your watch strap is a fun way to give your watch a new look. And with AP Royal Oak Offshore watches, a rubber strap is the perfect option. After all, most are made for rubber straps, and it’s extremely affordable.
For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we, of course, strapped many of our watches in pink Horus Straps, showing our support in a luxurious, eye-catching manner. People love to look at Audemars Piguet watches, so this was an effective way to draw attention. Plus it looks good.
Horus Watch Straps
Horus Watch Straps is an aftermarket rubber watch strap company. They specialize in replacement watch straps for luxury Swiss watches. Their designs are innovative and the straps are high quality.
They have various styles such as Miami Blue, Pink, Purple, Yellow, Camo, Digi Camo, and more.
Each Hours Watch Strap is designed specifically for certain Swiss watch models. This way the straps are perfectly integrated with each specific watch case.
For example, you have Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Horus Straps, Rolex Datejust II Horus Straps, Omega Planet Ocean 600M Horus Straps, and so on.
We love their straps so much that we became an authorized retailer for Horus Straps.
So, if you want to change up the look of your watch in a simple yet stunning way, definitely come in to our showroom to check out all the Horus Straps we have for sale. It literally takes just a few seconds to fit your watch with a new strap. Moreover, if you have a selection of aftermarket watch straps, you can do it yourself at home with one simple tool. That way you can match your watch to your mood or outfit anytime you want.
Here we have Alexa Collins, a South Florida-based model, wearing a Pink Diamonds and Donuts Hat, the AP ROO 26400 with a Pink Horus Strap, and a pair of dazzling dangle earrings.
The combination makes for a playfully luxurious and extravagant look.
The earrings are 18k White Gold 11.11ctw Diamond Multi Strand Free Form Dangle Earrings. The diamonds are G/H in color and VS in clarity. There are 158 small round brilliant diamonds, which total to 1 carat. And there are approximately 10.11ctw of baguette shape diamonds.
These earrings will make a powerful statement at even the most lavish gatherings. After all, there’s $35,000 dangling from the ears.
Another Royal Oak Offshore with a Pink Horus Strap
This AP ROO (ref 25940SK.OO.D002CA.02), which is a first generation Royal Oak Offshore Rubberclad, has a pink Horus Strap too…As you can see, the pink Horus watch strap looks great on a man too.
Pink Diamonds and Donuts Hat
Here’s a shot of Cici Spadaro rocking a pink diamonds and donuts hat and some absolutely breathtaking jewelry.
She has on a massive 10 carat round brilliant solitaire engagement ring, which has a heavy celeb-status price tag of $150,000. Along with an equally stunning eternity ring, a diamond tennis bracelet, and the newly highly coveted Patek Philippe Aquanaut.
In this photo above, we have a Rolex 116334 Datejust II Stainless Steel Black Roman Dial Watch. It features an aftermarket diamond bezel with approximately 3 carats of round brilliant diamonds, a black Roman numeral dial, and a stainless steel Oyster case and bracelet. This is an unequivocally impressive watch that looks great on both men and women.
Stacked with the diamond bezel Datejust II is a gleaming 18K white gold 11.10 carat diamond tennis bracelet.
We must say, this is such a staggering watch and bracelet pairing…
On her fingers we have a large Henri Daussi R22 White Gold 4Ct Diamond Eternity Band, a brilliant Solitaire Cushion Cut Pave Band Engagement Ring, and a unique spiral diamond ring.
Then, moving to her décolletage, you can see she’s sporting a 2ct diamond 14k white gold solitaire floating pendant necklace. Diamond Solitaire necklaces are extremely popular right now. And rightfully so, they are exquisitely radiant.
Diamond Piaget Watch
Next we have a Piaget G0A29116 Black Tie 18K Rose Gold Diamond On Leather Strap Watch. This Piaget watch is definitely the star of this luxurious ensemble. And that’s saying a lot considering all the fine jewelry she is wearing.
We love how this outfit is styled. There’s a wonderful mixing of precious metals. You have white gold diamond rings on her right hand, rose gold diamond rings on her left hand (one of which is a pear diamond engagement ring that we absolutely love), and the Piaget watch has a rose gold case as well.
Then, to top it all off, literally, you have a pink hat that pulls it all together in a beautiful manner. Something that only a Diamond and Donuts hat can do.
All in all, this outfit is ravishingly casual.
Finishing out strong, we have model Julia Mallard donning some utterly gorgeous diamond jewelry in a Pink Diamonds and Donuts Hat.
To be more specific, she has on a Rolex 116509 Daytona 18K White Gold Black Dial Mens Watch, an 18k white gold 10.09ct antique cushion diamond halo engagement ring, an 18K White Gold 12.4Ctw Round Diamond Wide Mesh Bracelet, a 14k white gold 12.55ct cushion cut diamond eternity band, a jaw-dropping, robust Diamond Chain Necklace, and a gigantic oval halo engagement ring.
Dressed in a white swimsuit, you can see diamond jewelry and Swiss watches can be worn anywhere with irrefutable class and elegance.
Diamond By Raymond Lee – Giving Back to the Community
At Diamonds by Raymond Lee, we are consistently giving back to our community. We throw awesome events that support important causes that touch home to us.
It’s our honor to give back to our community and our goal is simply to play our part in making this world a better place.
We’ve raised money and other charitable contributions for the Boys & Girls Club, Military Heroes, Boca Police Foundation, and more.
Stay tuned to see what’s next. And if you’d like to get involved, it’s as simple as attending one of our events. Not only will you have a blast, but you will also have the chance to give back to your community. Remember, everything counts. It’s all about the cumulative efforts, as that is what turns small things into big changes.