Tips on Buying Blue Sapphires

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I think a lot of people have a more difficult time looking for sapphires or other colorstones vs. a diamond. White diamond buying is a lot more straight forward. So, here are a few tips when buying these beautiful colorful beauties. When purchasing a blue sapphire gemstone the key factors one must consider are color, cut, clarity, and carat weight. … Read More

Send Us Your Wedding, Engagement, Ring Photos & Stories


Any INTA Gems & Diamonds customers that have wedding and/or engagement photos that you want to share with us? Send them to us at and we’ll post it up on our blog to share because your beautiful moments are a part of our lovely memories as well.

Miss California USA 2009 Contestants Visit INTA Gems!

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Just before Thanksgiving, we had the contestants of Miss California USA and Miss California Teen USA 2009 visit our store. Shanna Moakler, former Miss USA, was also in attendance. She’s really nice! It was pretty fun time. All the contestants wore their blue INTA Gems & Diamond shirts. The media interviewed Raquel Beezley, Miss California USA 2008 and Taylor Atkins, … Read More

Erica’s Pick of the Week

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I like to dress up in the latest trends and other days I like to wear a more classic and simplistic style. In fact, one of my favorite picks of the week is diamond engagement setting item # 81789. This diamond ring setting satifies my need for the classic style with subtle modernity. It is a lovely setting that combines … Read More

The Pick Up Movie – Super Marriage Proposal!

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We’ve got some awesome customers who come up with some of the most creative ways to propose. But, I have to say Daniel has really topped our charts in creating one of the coolest ways to get engaged. Daniel even made a movie to share with us his precious moment! He proposed in front of his girlfriend, Maritza, at a … Read More

Peter’s favorite Pear Shape Diamond 1.01 D/SI2


My brother, Steve, and our diamond buyer, currently just brought in a new pear-shaped diamond that I really like a lot. It’s a D color, so it’s an extremely white stone and the shape is really nice. The clarity is an SI2 (which is good because SI2 stones are usually eye clean). However, you’ll see something under a loupe or … Read More