delicate raymond is named after designer michelle zimmerman's grandfather, raymond. raymond was a noted lapidary artist and gemologist based in the pacific northwest. raymond's designs centered around large chunky pieces like bolo ties and belt buckles encrusted with turquoise and agates. raymond also dabbled in furniture design, pieces created with mosaic stone slabs that he hand carved. michelle's designs and sensibilities reflect her grandfather's techniques but with a soft, fragile, feminine twist, therefore its called delicate raymond.
delicate raymond jewelry debuted in early 2005 with michelle's first collection quickly being picked up by los angeles retailers, including Fred Segal and Boulmiche. soon after fashion stylists, celebrities and editors alike fell in love with the tiny delicate layered jewelry michelle has become known for, featuring her jewelry in leading fashion publications. michelle was then inspired to bring her tiny handmade creations to a larger clientele base by developing a truly unique e-commerce website. delicateraymond.com offers clients the opportunity to mesh michelle's delicate designs with their unique personal style by allowing detailed customizations of each piece of jewelry.