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Aquamarine Birthstone Beauty

The ides of March are nothing to fear, not when we’re still celebrating this month’s glorious March birthstone aquamarine! Aquamarine comes in a variety of  colors hues ranging from a lightly green tinged aqua to a crisp, powder blue.  The colors of aquamarine pick up sky and water tones beautifully, and are favored in lighter, […]

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Designer Pieces Under $5000

Welcome back to our budget week series! Everyone shops on a budget, even if that budget is “unlimited.” This week we want to highlight some of our favorites in our most popular categories, so you can see just how far your dollar goes with Raymond Lee Jewelers and Diamonds by Raymond Lee. Alas, this list […]

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The Hope Diamond: The Reality and the Fantasy

A Fabled History While many precious stones and jewels have captured the fancy of kings, queens, and wealthy patrons, few, if any, have ever reached the stature of worldwide fame approaching that of the Hope Diamond. Certainly, none have had the number of books and articles written about them in numbers such as those regaling […]

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You’re Engaged! Now What?

You’re engaged! He actually (finally?) got down on one knee and presented you with your dream engagement ring. You’ve already called your parents, and your best friends. You probably have even done a cute Facebook engagement announcement. But before you start cake tasting, dress shopping, and saving bouquet ideas to your Pinterest boards, there’s one important […]

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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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Fancy Yellow Diamond Engagement Rings

We love diamonds, have we ever mentioned that? We love our large diamonds, our important diamonds, our GIA diamonds, our antique diamonds and vintage diamonds. We especially love fancy colored diamonds. When we buy fancy colored diamonds at a show, or people sell fancy colored diamonds in our Boca showroom, it’s always exciting. And the […]

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Beyond Macaroni Necklaces: The Ideal Little Girl First Jewelry

Little girls love playing dress up in macaroni necklaces, plastic bangles and sticker earrings. Not only is it fun, it’s good practice for showcasing their personal style. Pretty soon all that practice will pay off and your little girl will be ready for her first real jewelry. A young lady’s first piece of quality jewelry […]

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History of the Hope Diamond

The Hope Diamond is arguably the world’s most famous diamond. Like its modern day counterpart, the headline-snatching 100 carat beauty that sold for $22 million at Sotheby’s, the Hope Diamond is huge, renowned, and beautiful. This stunner is sure to enter the annals of famous diamonds, but when it comes to household names, no diamond’s […]

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What’s the Deal with Lab Grown Diamonds?

Not too long ago, our GIA Graduate Gemologist Richard was featured in a Sun Sentinel article on lab grown diamonds. A lab grown diamond is exactly what it sounds like – a diamond created in a lab by growing a diamond chemically identical to a mined diamond. Lab created diamonds are real diamonds in every way […]

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Diamonds are Treasures: But What about the Other Precious Stones?

As with beauty being in the eye of the beholder, so the value of different precious stones lies in the perceptions of the buyer. While diamonds are a common favorite of most women today, that is due in part to very successful marketing efforts in the 20th century. Over the years many other stones have been […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! Enjoy the parade, the dog show, and as much turkey as you can cram in your pie hole. And pie, too, now that we mention it. We’re closed for the day to spend time with our families, but we will be open tomorrow (during our normal hours, sorry […]

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August Spotlight: The Green Peridot, August’s Birth Stone

The light green of the peridot gemstone usually has a cast of gold within the green. It brings to mind the effusive folliage and heat of the summer months, so it is quite appropriate to be declared the birth stone of August. Its lightness of color has the spectacular effect of always sparkling in the […]

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Spotlight On: July Birthstone Ruby

Rubies have long been a sign of power, passion, lust, and romance. These blood red stones have been used to signify blood in significant art pieces, have been used as a symbol of intense love and devotion, and have even been the cause of wars. These stones signify a lot, but they are also the […]

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Spotlight On: Prasiolite Jewelry

What is Prasiolite? Prasiolite, also known as vermarine, greened amethyst, or lime citrine, is a name for any cluster or quartz crystal that is green in color. This type of quartz is very rare and often cut as a gemstone. It can only be found in a small Brazilian mine as well as in small, […]

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Today’s Engagement Ring Trends

If you’re planning on popping the question in the near future, then buying an engagement ring is probably up there on your “to-do” list. These days, there are so many different styles of engagement rings that it can be overwhelming to choose one for your partner. To help you get started, however, take a look […]