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How did you get started in estate jewelry buying and selling?
Jeff Josephson:I started in the jewelry business in Scotland in 1975, and it began with a love of jewelry and adesire to be in retail. Raymond Lee Jewelers was founded in 1983 when we moved to Florida from Scotland. We have been interested in estate jewelry for at least 15 years, and have specialized in it for the last six orseven years. It represents much better value than new pieces and often is better quality and has better workmanship.
Tell us about the lines you carry. What makes your collections so luxurious?Jeff Josephson
: We made a decision not to carry designer lines, we inventory the finest estate jewelry anddiamond collection to be found today, and we avoid the high markups of designer lines without sacrificingthe quality. We have a collection of estate pieces from such designers as Cartier i.e.: Love bangles, rings, etc.,Tiffany & Co., platinum diamond pieces and rings, we feature Roberto Coin, David Webb, David Yurman,and others. All of our designer pieces are “previously enjoyed.” In addition, we have a large inventory of Rolex, Cartier, Omega, Patek, Philippe, and other luxury watches. Again, these are all previously enjoyed so we sell.