Lee Raymond Josephson

  • Partner/Vice President
  • Raymond Lee Jewelers
  • Boca Raton, Florida   
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Lee Raymond Josephson, vice president and partner of Raymond Lee Jewelers, is a shining example of success resulting only from hard work. Lee is the second generation of self-made men. His father, Jeff Josephson, built the now 30-year-old Raymond Lee Jewelers, South Florida’s most trusted jewelry sales and service center, from the ground up.

Lee began his career at Raymond Lee Jewelers at the age of 14, and in the ensuing years worked not only for his namesake company, but in odd jobs as a waiter, GNC salesman, busboy, dry cleaning sorter and more. These jobs taught Lee the difficulty of hard labor and the value of hard work before he found his true calling: jewelry maven and entrepreneur.

Lee graduated from Spanish River High School in Boca Raton, Fla. in 2000 and took classes at Palm Beach State College, before realizing that hands-on experience would be much more valuable to him than a degree. He was hungry for knowledge that the real world could teach him, so he deepened his involvement with his family company by officially joining the sales team in 2001.

After completing his course in Diamond Essentials from the Gemological Institute of America, Lee realized his passion not only for the study and sale of diamonds and jewelry, but for the strategy needed to grow his namesake company. Therefore, he began implementing new techniques for sales and marketing that vastly increased revenue. He recognized the need for Raymond Lee Jewelers to expand into e-commerce in an industry that is quite literally ancient, and quickly established Raymond Lee Jewelers as one of the foremost online independent jewelers.

In 2008, he was named Vice President and Partner.

“Lee’s expertise in new media and new age marketing played an instrumental part in expanding Raymond Lee Jewelers beyond any scope in its 30-year history,” said Jeff Josephson, President and Owner of Raymond Lee Jewelers. “He took advantage of the opportunity to become a pioneer in the jewelry industry.”

When online business quickly grew, Lee saw the need to expand the company to open Boca Raton Pawn, a luxury pawn shop. Located in tony East Boca Raton, patrons of Boca Raton Pawn are as likely to seek loans on Lamborghinis as other pawn store customers are to sell used electronics. Boca Raton Pawn also specializes in the needs of discerning and discreet customers seeking short term loans. Both sides of Boca Raton Pawn’s business model are very successful.

INSTORE magazine, an industry publication for the American jewelry store owner, has written several articles about Lee and the business he has created.

When Lee began working on Raymond Lee Jewelers’ sales team in 2001, there were three employees; currently there are over 20. The family-owned and operated business is exemplary of a dually-successful online and brick and mortar business model. Under Lee’s and Jeff’s direction, both Boca Raton Pawn and Raymond Lee Jewelers are poised for continued success.

Expert Articles by Lee Raymond Josephson

Weddings

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Marriage and Couples

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Expert Articles Sponsored by Lee Raymond Josephson

Weddings

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Marriage and Couples

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Admitting when you are wrong supports a healthy relationship
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Dating

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Have an engaging conversation when going on a first date with a man
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How to ask a man out on a first date
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How to end the first date gracefully when you're not interested
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Guidance for people who are dating someone with kids
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Advice for men on selecting their online dating profile photo
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How to make long distance dating and relationships work
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