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Billionaire Fugitive Goes on Diamond Buying Spree

And we’re not talking your average diamond here. Joseph Lau, of property firm Chinese Estates Holdings, snapped up two diamonds headlining major Geneva auctions at Sotheby’s and Christie’s last week. Lau, who is a Hong Kong real estate maven and “fugitive from justice” (for evading a 5 year jail sentence for bribery and money laundering […]

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What Really Happens Behind The Scenes of Diamond Dealing

The article I am writing is strictly my opinion “Lee Josephson” partner in Raymond Lee Jewelers. I find that local brick and mortar jewelry retailers and even large online e-tailers are very removed from what is actually occurring behind the scenes in the diamond world. People are not going to stop getting engaged (at least […]

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Another Pink Diamond Makes Headlines: Record Breaking Purple Pink at Sotheby's

A pink diamond is not often the first thing that comes to mind when someone asks about a luxury jewelry piece. However, when that colored diamond is the Sotheby’s Pink Diamond that just sold for a cool $17.8 million, pink becomes fashionable in the high end circles. For comparison, a blue and pink diamond ring […]

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Hunting Down Limited Run Watches

Hunting down limited-run or no longer available luxury watches can be a bit of an adventure. For those with a eye on watches and which ones serve as good financial investments, there are some real winners out there, and the list is slowly growing. Again, all of the items are no longer in production, which […]

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3.37 Carat Purple Orchid Diamond Makes its Debut

At this month’s September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, Israeli diamond firm Leibish & Co. seized the opportunity to share their much buzzed-about new gem: the Purple Orchid Diamond. The 3.37 carat fancy intense pinkish purple VS2 diamond hails from an unnamed South African mine that is apparently one of the world’s best sources for purple […]

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Sotheby's Flawless Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond

And this time, it’s flawless. Now that the hullaballoo over the Pink Star diamond and its delinquent buyer has died down, it’s time for another pink giant to steal the spotlight. The previous record-holder for pink diamond auctions was, of course, the Graff Pink, a 24.76 carat fancy intense pink snapped up by Laurence Graff […]

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The World's Largest Jewelry Retailer You've Probably Never Heard Of

In the United States, we tend to think that we have the biggest and best of everything. When it comes to the world’s largest jewelry retailer however, there is no American company that can touch Chow Tai Fook. Chow Tai Fook is no latecomer to the jewelry business. They’ve been around for over 85 years. […]

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27 Karat Gold? Jack Daniels No. 27 Gold Shines

Tennessee whiskey brand Jack Daniel’s has announced the launch of their latest series of whiskeys, the Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold. The launch took place in Hong Kong, new home of the company after its 2013 sale, where Mast Distiller and Senior Vice President Jeff Arnett and Managing Director John Hayes both met to commemorate […]

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GIA Unveils DiamondCheck to Detect Synthetics

The Gemological Institute of America (or GIA) has now created technology that will help it detect synthetic diamonds. This is great news for you, the shopper, as it helps protect you from fake diamonds sold at authentic diamond prices. Curious as to what a ‘synthetic’ diamond is? These are basically laboratory created diamonds or diamonds […]

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Happy New Year from Raymond Lee Jewelers!

From our family to yours, Happy New Year! 2013 was a wonderful year for us, bringing our diamond anniversary (and our diamond anniversary giveaway winners!) It saw us travel to Hong Kong, New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami and Naples on our never ending quest to bring gorgeous estate jewelry to the four corners […]

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Vacheron Constantin Unveils New Patrimony Contemporaine Model

Famous watchmaker Vacheron Constantin has recently featured his newest creation from his Patrimony Contemporaine Collection: a watch that has the thinnest minute repeater out there on the market. Vacheron Constantin has a rich history of watches and this newest one took many years to develop. Known as the Caliber 731, the movement of the model […]

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Spotlight On: Federica Rettore

Federica Rettore is an Italian jewelry designer who was first an artist, A talented sculptor from a very young age, she had pieces represent the New Liberal Art Academy of Milan in 1989, before she even graduated college. In 1991 she graduated in Plastic Art Research at the New Liberal Art Academy and almost immediately […]

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118 Carat White Diamond Sets Record at Sotheby's

A record-sized White Diamond recently transferred in Hong Kong at auction for $30.6 over the weekend of October, 2013. Described as being “the size of a small egg,” this beautiful gem is distinctive not only because of the price it commanded at auction, but also because of its extraordinary size and beauty. Because there are […]

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New Franck Muller Watches

When the maker of the world’s most complicated watch unveils three of its new collections, the world takes note. In September of 2013, the Franck Muller watch company released the Giga Gong Tourbillon, Infinity Sunrise and Skeleton collections at the 22nd annual World Presentation of Haute Horlogerie in Hong Kong, China. While not quite as complex as […]

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Pink Diamonds Might Steal Gold’s Throne

Last month, an event hosted in Hong Kong introduced jewelry investors and makers to a rare collection of diamonds collected from Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine located in Western Australia. Guests were hand picked to attend the event and were given the chance to view the gorgeous pink diamonds displayed. Attendees were the best and the […]