Delicate Raymond Jewelry Bar
73A Orchard Street
Between Broome & Grand
New York, NY 10002

*Please note that we do not have a phone line in the store, please email through our "Contact Us" page.

Store WINTER 2012 HOURS:12pm to 7:00pm, Seven days a week

Proud member of: Lower East Side NY

The Delicate Raymond Story

Michelle Zimmerman is a jewelry designer with fervent fan bases in New York, L.A., Tokyo and around the world. Delicate Raymond customers are drawn to head designer and CEO Michelle’s uniquely delicate and memorable aesthetic. Michelle hand makes jewelry that offers a unique blend of designs. Whether it's incorporating intricate vintage wear offset by romantic hints of blush gems, subversively including the most elegant skull or gun charms around, or mixing semi precious stones with locally sourced gold and silver, the Delicate Raymond collection is a reflection of a rich family tradition blended with influences captured from Michelle’s extensive travels.

Delicate Raymond proudly opened its flagship retail location, the Delicate Raymond Jewelry Bar, in Manhattan’s Lower East Side at 73A Orchard Street in September 2012. The line is also available at fine boutiques nationwide including Ron Robinson at Fred Segal in Los Angeles and globally in Tokyo, Japan. Pieces range from $40 - $300, and the line has been featured on the pages of W, InStyle, People Stylewatch, Lucky, US Weekly and Woman's Day magazines. Michelle's designs have also adorned the necks of Hollywood and New York A-lister’s including Miley Cyrus, Mischa Barton, Carrie Underwood, Zoe Kravitz, Marcia Cross, Tori Spelling and Mya as well as been sought after for red carpets at some of the most recognized award shows and fashion events such as the Golden Globes, The Oscars and N.Y. Fashion Week.

Born in Portland, Oregon and raised in California, Michelle was always surrounded by creativity. Michelle learned first hand the intricacies of working with different elements by her grandfather, Raymond. As the namesake of Delicate Raymond, he was a noted Pacific Northwest lapidary artist and gemologist, often bringing Michelle along to watch him work." He would emerge from his shop with these beautiful gems, and I imagined myself wearing them as necklaces and bracelets," Michelle recalls. "He helped me realize that I could turn my visions into concrete pieces, and seeing my sketches come to life has been an amazing experience." Encouraged by her grandfather, and just one thousand dollars in start up capital, Michelle turned her childhood dream into reality with the birth of Delicate Raymond in 2005, with a simple goal: to surpass all trends and produce timeless, affordable and sustainable pieces.

The full collection of Delicate Raymond includes necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Michelle is consistently inspired by her surroundings and reflects on her time living and traveling abroad in Europe, Africa and South America. From the grandeur of Old Hollywood to the Golden Altar of San Jose in Panama City; to the colorful spice markets in Marrakech and sandy beaches of California, Michelle creates successful marriages of silver and 14K gold chains with semi precious stones, pearls, and crystals. With a new ecommerce website at www.delicateraymond.com, Michelle is able to connect with her customers to create one-of-a-kind statement pieces. Necklaces and bracelets can be customized by length and style of chain, and monogrammed with initials or engraved with names. The results are individualized pieces that can be worn singularly or layered for a dramatic effect. Nothing is too much or too little. Each piece speaks for itself.

As a budding entrepreneur with a growing business, Michelle finds time to give back to the local community. Part of the proceeds from Delicate Raymond sales are donated to charities close to her heart, like Breast Cancer Awareness groups, Habitat for Humanity, Para Los Ninos and many more.