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Top Ten Misconceptions about Diamonds

We have all have some basic ideas about what diamonds are, where they come from, their value, and what they look like. Some may even understand the intricacies of the 4-C’s of color, cut, clarity and carat weight. The reality of diamonds however, may be a bit different than what we understand them to be. […]

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Budget Friendly Eco Friendly Diamonds for Earth Day

Happy Earth Day 2015! If you’re an eco-conscious  shopper, concerned with the health of the planet and responsibly sourced diamonds, you’ve come to the right place. Today’s couples value beauty and ethics. To some, the 4 C’s matter just as much as where a diamond comes from. This evolution of conscious shopping gave rise to companies like […]

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December Birthstone Tanzanite

The Rarity and Beauty of December Birthstone Tanzanite Tanzanite has been called the “one generation” gemstone. This is due to the fact that it is so rare, that its value has been rated even higher than the diamond in some circles. Discovered in late 1960’s in Tanzania, Africa, this rare and beautiful gemstone is expected […]

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Just Where do those Rolex Meteorite Dials Come From?

Reported by Captain J. E. Alexander in 1838, the Gibeon Meteorite is one of the most important meteorites in the world. An iron meteorite with significant quantities of nickel, cobalt, and phosphorous, Gibeon fell in prehistoric times, shattering in the atmosphere and scattering upwards of 26,000 kilograms, or about 28 tons, of interstellar metal along […]

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Gem Diamonds Finds Yet Another 100+ Carat Diamond

Imagine pit mining diamonds among the bare mountains of the southernmost tip of Africa. A hot sun blazes overhead in a blue, cloudless sky. The mine is surrounded by heavy machinery and hydraulic pumps. Miners sift through the ore and rubble of a volcanic blast that happened over 100 million years ago. Among the rubble […]

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Travel Tuesday’s Where//Wear: Lake Retba, Senegal

Welcome back to Travel Tuesday! We’re thoroughly infected with the Travel Bug at Raymond Lee Jewelers, and our globe trotting adventures don’t end with all of the jewelry shows we attend. When wanderlust kicks in, and our minds start to drift, here’s a sampling of Where we’ve gone/what we’ll Wear.   Today’s Travel Tuesday destination […]

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Blood Diamonds and the Kimberley Process

Whether you are buying or selling diamonds in Boca Raton or anywhere else, where those gems came from (and how they got to the store) should make a difference in your decision. Chairwoman Gillian Milovanovic routed every party involved in the Kimberley Process to continue and update strategies to deal with and stop all diamond […]

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Patek Philippe 5131J Auction for Children Action Geneva

This year, Children Action Geneva hosted the Patek show to help raise money for the children of Geneva. Proceeds help children facing violence in the Balkans who are suffering from mental illnesses (depression) and physical ailments. The auction featured one of Patek Philippe’s rarest pieces to date: the Patek Phillipe Ref 5131. Let’s take a […]

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Conflict Diamonds and the Kimberley Process

Conflict Diamonds and the Kimberley Process The issue of conflict diamonds has long been in the public eye, especially with Hollywood’s recent focus on the issue. But the international community has been trying to stop the trade of conflict diamonds, long before Leonardo Dicaprio took up the banner of social change. One of the biggest […]