White Sapphires Make a Great Choice

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For years diamonds have been prized for their natural hardness and beautiful sparkle, luster, and brilliance. In fact, diamonds have been labeled “a girl’s best friend,” but such a magnificent gemstone comes with a hefty price tag. However, after working at INTA Gems, I learned about a great alternative to diamonds…white sapphires. They make a great substitute because of their natural white color, durability, and are conflict-free. White Sapphire OriginUnlike other sapphires, white sapphires are considered colorless. There are two major sources of white sapphires. Over 90% of gemstones are heat treated to enhance or improve the color. And big sources of white sapphires are those that have been heat treated. Natural grey to light yellow sapphires have been treated … Read More

Bees Bringing the Honey, Love & Diamond

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We all know how important bees are to the world. Not only do they buzz around flowers in the spring and summer, but they make honey which we all enjoy. Well, one of our clients, Terry, made a special proposal with a INTA Gems & Diamonds ring in a field full of lavender flowers to his now fiance, Hanako. It was buzzzzingly amazing proposal… and Terry looks too cute in that bee suit! lol…