If you are looking for loose diamonds, diamond engagement rings, or diamond jewelry in Boca Raton, there are only two diamond stores you need to know – Raymond Lee Jewelers and Diamonds By Raymond Lee. Read on to find out why…
Assuming that you do not shop for diamonds on a regular basis, you probably aren’t sure where you can find diamonds. Not to mention, diamonds at a fair price. Although most jewelry stores sell diamonds, not every store will sell you a high quality diamond at a good price. Moreover, not many have an extensive selection to choose from, which is what you want, as you can get a diamond that suits both your taste and budget. At Raymond Lee Jewelers and Diamonds By Raymond Lee in Boca Raton, we have great prices, a huge inventory, and unparalleled customer service.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A DIAMOND STORE?
When it comes to diamond shopping, there are a few qualities you should be looking for in a diamond store:
- Wide range of diamonds, which includes size, shape, and quality.
- A store that allows you to really look at the diamonds and ask questions.
- Certified gemologists on staff.
- Fair, honest prices on loose diamonds and diamond engagement rings.
- Diamond certificates for every diamond, GIA preferably.
- Well-established, the longer they’ve been in business the better.
- Great reputation for diamond dealings.
- High level of customer service – you want to be able to ask any and all questions without feeling like you are being rushed, and you do not want to feel pressured into buying the diamond or diamond jewelry.
All in all, these are the most important things you should be looking for when choosing a diamond store.
In terms of price, if it sounds too good to be true, that’s probably because it is. That said, many new diamond buyers are not even knowledgable enough about diamonds to determine if prices are too cheap, too expensive or just right. So, let’s take some notes on that now…
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN SHOPPING FOR DIAMONDS?
Although any reputable diamond store will only sell diamonds that have been certified by a gemological lab like GIA (Gemological Institute of America), the diamond certificate won’t be of much help to you if you don’t know about all the various grades of a diamond.
The 4Cs of Diamonds
The 4Cs of diamonds are color, clarity, cut, and carat weight. These are what make up the grading system that determines the quality and price of a diamond.
If a diamond has a diamond certificate, it will detail all of the 4Cs, and more.
So, if you plan to buy loose diamonds or jewelry with sizable diamonds, you want to first become knowledgable in the 4Cs of diamonds. Then, when you are shopping for a diamonds, you want to look at a legit diamond certificate, preferably one from the Gemological Institute of America. That way you can confirm what the 4Cs are for the diamond at hand…
Now, just because you know what the 4Cs are and all the various grades for each, it doesn’t mean that you will be able to price them like an expert. There are so many nuances and potential combinations of the various grades, which makes pricing diamonds difficult. Moreover, there is no set market price for diamonds.
Nevertheless, if you at least have a good understanding of the 4Cs, then you can get a general idea of the pricing and it will be a lot harder for some untrustworthy seller to fool you.
So, if you want to be a smart diamond buyer, you need to know the basics, at the bare minimum.
All that said, the smartest diamond buyers know the most import thing is choosing the right diamond seller. Even if you have a strong grasp on diamond quality and pricing, you want to work with a diamond store that you can trust. You want a diamond store that doubles as your advisor, and that is exactly how we are to our clients at Raymond Lee Jewelers and Diamonds By Raymond Lee.
WHAT IS THE BEST DIAMOND STORE IN BOCA RATON?
There isn’t just one best diamond store in Boca Raton, there are two, as a family of jewelers, the Josephson’s, owns two diamond stores, one in East Boca and one in West Boca.
Raymond Lee Jewelers – West Boca: 22191 Powerline Road #12b – Boca Raton, FL 33433
Diamonds By Raymond Lee – East Boca: 2801 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, FL 33431
Raymond Lee Jewelers is the Josephson family’s original store, which opened back in 1983. Over the years, they have built an unrivaled reputation in Boca Raton for being the best buyer and seller of diamonds. Raymond Lee Jewelers has a huge inventory of loose diamonds, diamond engagement rings and diamond jewelry at prices that are unbeatable.
In 2016, the Josephson family opened a new state-of-the-art diamond store in East Boca called Diamonds By Raymond Lee. Diamonds By Raymond Lee quickly became Boca Raton’s premier diamond store. It is now Boca Raton’s #1 trusted name for all things diamonds. When frequent diamond shoppers in Boca Raton think loose diamonds, diamond engagement rings, and diamond jewelry, Diamonds By Raymond Lee is always the top choice.
WHY DIAMONDS BY RAYMOND LEE AND RAYMOND LEE JEWELERS ARE THE BEST DIAMOND STORES IN BOCA RATON
Raymond Lee Jewelers and Diamonds By Raymond Lee are the best diamond stores in Boca Raton, bar none. Why?
- We have a huge selection of loose diamonds, diamond jewelry, fully mounted diamond engagement rings, and semi-mount engagement rings. This means you can find a valuable diamond that fits your budget and taste.
- Not only do we let you look at the diamond with a jewelers loupe, but we also let you ask all the questions you have. We want you to be fully informed when buying a diamond or diamond jewelry from us.
- Expert, certified gemologists on staff at all times. We don’t just sell diamonds, we advise our buyers so they can get the best bang for their buck.
- Our prices are highly competitive. Our goal is to get you the best price for your loose diamond or diamond jewelry. This makes buying a diamond from us more than just an emotional investment, it is a financial investment as well.
- Best customer service. We treat all of our clients with VIP status. When you shop with us, the experience will always be a great one.
With over 35 years in the business, we’ve earned our place as the best diamond store in Boca Raton. Our reputation speaks for itself. If someone chooses us for their diamond needs, they will come back to us again, every single time.
HOW WE CAN SELL DIAMONDS AT THE BEST PRICE
We can sell diamonds at a very competitive price for a few reasons.
First, our overhead is low as we don’t have a big sales team, we rely on our reputation and word of mouth.
Second, we have no middleman. We buy diamonds wholesale from the worlds best diamond dealers who we’ve been working with for decades, so we get a fantastic price. We also buy directly from people in our community who no longer want their diamonds or diamond jewelry.
Lastly, and probably most importantly, we’ve built up a huge inventory over the past few decades. As diamond prices have risen over the years, we don’t need to put crazy markups to make money. Our fair prices are beneficial for both you and us. So it’s a win-win.
Overall, we always aim to give our diamond buyers a fair market price. We want you to look back years later and think “wow, that was a great deal”.
Our diamonds are not only priced fairly, many of them are great long-term investments.
EXTENSIVE SELECTION OF DIAMONDS
An extensive selection of diamonds means all the diamond shapes at various sizes and grades of quality. With that, you can get the diamond you want at the best value.
At Raymond Lee Jewelers and Diamonds By Raymond Lee, this is exactly the kind of selection we provide. And while it may seem like there are too many option to choose from, our expert gemologists know exactly how to narrow down the search for you.
Both our collection of loose diamonds and our diamond jewelry and engagement rings include the following diamond shapes:
- Round Brilliant
- Princess Cut
- Emerald Cut
- Asscher Cut
- Cushion Cut
- Radiant Cut
- Pear Cut
- Oval Cut
- Heart Shape
- Marquise Cut
We have every single diamond shape you can think of, and at various sizes and grades.
DIAMOND SIZES AVAILABLE
Our collection of diamonds range from small diamonds for pave settings all the way up to 10+ carat investment grade diamonds. Any carat size you want, we have.
Pro Tip: For the best price, go for a diamond just under .5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, and so on. When you are under the .5 and a whole number the price is considerably less but the appearance wise it is hard to discern.
Not only do we have diamonds of various carat weight, but we also have a plethora of diamonds of various color, clarity and cut grades. Of course, we don’t bother with very low grade diamonds, but you wouldn’t want those anyway. There’s no need when you can get a fine diamond at a good price.
Because we have such an ample selection of diamonds, our diamond prices range from just a few hundred dollars to over one hundred thousand dollars. We have diamonds for any budget. Our collection of loose diamonds is a diamond investors haven.
How much do diamonds cost? Diamond Prices
To give you some ideas on prices for the most common diamond sizes, here are some resources that you can read:
HOW CAN YOU TELL IF A DIAMOND IS REAL?
An easy way to tell if a diamond is real is to place the diamond up to your mouth and breath on it like you would a mirror. If the diamond stays fogged for a few seconds, it is likely a fake. A real diamond doesn’t fog up easily as condensation doesn’t stick to it.
That said, the best way to know if a diamond is real is by looking at the diamond certificate. In fact, this is a must when buying a diamond.
ALL OF OUR DIAMONDS HAVE A DIAMOND CERTIFICATE FROM GIA
We only sell diamonds that have been certified by GIA. If you are dealing with any sizable diamond at Raymond Lee Jewelers or Diamonds By Raymond Lee, you can ask us to see the diamond cert and we will happily show it to you. All of our diamonds are 100% legitimate real diamonds.
If a diamond stores doesn’t provide a diamond cert, walk away, ASAP.
DIAMOND TESTING MACHINE
We don’t only rely on certificates, we also have a state-of-the-art diamond testing machine so we can instantly place it in to see if the diamond is real or lab-made. If you want to test a diamond out, just ask!
Most people who buy loose diamonds do it because they are investing in diamonds, as these days diamonds make for a great alternative investment…or…they are buy a loose diamond for an engagement ring. The latter being the most common.
So, if you are looking for a loose diamond and an engagement ring setting, you can get both from us. We have a recherché collection of engagement ring settings from the best designer brands in the country and across the world, as well as a huge selection of private label engagement rings. Raymond Lee Jewelers and Diamonds By Raymond Lee is your one stop shop for high quality diamonds and engagement rings at the best price.
We also have an incredible collection of fully mounted diamond engagement rings, so you don’t need to buy the diamond and engagement ring setting separately!
Whether you are looking for the best cut diamond in the world for your engagement ring, a diamond that gives you the best bang for your buck, or investment grade diamonds, Raymond Lee Jewelers and Diamonds By Raymond Lee in Boca Raton have it all. We are the only diamond shops you need to know. When you shop with us, we make sure you are a fully-informed smart diamond buyer.
Please contact us if you have any questions about loose diamonds, diamond engagement rings, or diamond jewelry.