Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom– Wedded Bliss?

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Reality star from the hit E! reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashian’s, Khloe Kardashian’s whirlwind romance wedding took place this past weekend on Sunday September 28th. Kardashian wedded new beau Lamar Odom of the Los Angeles Lakers after only dating for a month. The Kardashian sisters have a penchant for athletes as her sister Kim is dating NFL running back Reggie Bush. Odom proposed with a 9-carat diamond ring. Was he trying to outdo the 4 million dollar 8-carat diamond ring that fellow Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant gave his wife Vanessa reportedly as an apology for his infidelities? The wedding took place at the Bel-Air residence of a family friend with 250 invited guests, including Ryan Seacrest, Joe Francis, … Read More

The Blue Hope Diamond

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The Blue Hope Diamond is the most infamous diamond in the world. In 1988 it was graded by GIA (Gemological Institute of America). The laboratory stated that the diamond is a fancy dark grayish-blue hue, but in 1996 it was revised to be a fancy deep grayish-blue hue. The diamond weights 45.52 carats. The stone also exhibits an intense luminescence (which means that after being exposed to ultraviolet light, a brilliant red ‘glow-in-the-dark’ effect known as phosphorescence is produced). The color remains for some time even after the light source has disappeared. The cut of the magnificent diamond is a cushion antique brilliant with a faceted girdle and extra facets at the pavilion. The clarity given to the stone is … Read More

Sell Your Gold at the Height of the Market

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Do you have old gold jewelry that you don’t wear? Or did your aunt give you a gold ring that you just don’t wear anymore? Gold is at over $1,000 per ounce. Why not sell it? We’re buying gold right now. And if you’re interested in trading in your gold for cash or credit at INTA Gems, we can do that. Just contact us and we can give you the estimated value of what your gold costs now. Send us an email at intainfo@intagems.com or call us at 213-689-9650 to make an appointment.

The Official Miss California USA “I Believe” Pendant

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Inta Gems & Diamonds just released the official Miss California USA “I Believe” pendant. To find out more, watch when Miss Universe, Miss USA, Miss California USA, and Miss Teen California USA stopped by our store to promote the introduction of the pendant. For more information on the the “I Believe” Theme watch this PSA. If you would like to order an “I Believe” pendant, please click on the image below, print out the form and mail us back it back with payment.

10 Popular Restaurants in the Los Angeles Jewelry District

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Picture this scenario: you have been walking around the Los Angeles Diamond or Jewelry District for a couple of hours shopping for an engagement ring. Things just got a little overwhelming with all the different jewelry venders and selection to choose from. Hunger strikes and you think to yourself, where is a good place to eat? Well, things just got a tad easier. Below are the 10 popular restaurants in the Los Angeles Jewelry District that we at INTA Gems & Diamonds highly recommend. Most of the locations listed below are within walking distance. We understand that finding the perfect engagement ring can be tough, but deciding what to eat shouldn’t be. California Fresh: is a great place for the … Read More

Reading a Diamond Certification: The Easy Way

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Reading a certification can be overwhelming if you do not know what you are reading. Fortunately, it is much easier than you think. So what is a diamond certification? A diamond certification is written proof a diamond’s unique characterisitics. The three primary institutions that grade diamonds are the American Gem Society (AGS), the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), and European Gemological Laboratory (EGL). Each laboratory has a different guidelines and practices for the way in which it grades stones. Here at Inta Gems, we believe that the AGS is currently the most meticulous in their grading procedures. Next in line is the GIA, followed by the EGL. The most renowned laboratories are the AGS and GIA. Because of their strict … Read More

Shape Up: The Five Most Popular Diamond Shapes

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For centuries, diamonds have held their status as the most highly prized stone throughout the world. The five most common diamond shapes are as follows: 1. Round Brilliant 2. Princess 3. Cushion 4. Emerald 5. Pear Each shape has its own unique characteristics that give it its beauty and brilliance. The Round Brilliant This cut is the most widely embraced of all diamond cuts. This shape has 58 facets, or small, polished planes. This includes 33 facets on the crown, which is above the girdle, or rim of the diamond, and 25 facets on the pavilion, which is the lower half below the girdle. The 58th facet is called the culet, which is the bottom tip of the diamond where … Read More

What Metal is Right for You?

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There are various types of metals to use for an engagement ring or other form of jewelry. And finding the right one for you can be quite an arduous task. One of the best ways to choose between which type of metal is best for a person is to learn some fundamental facts about each one. PlatinumPlatinum is regarded as the finest quality metal for fine jewelry. It is more rare than gold, contains a natural white luster, is 90-95% pure, and timeless. The white luster of platinum is unique. It is also the strongest precious metal used in jewelry, and is almost twice as heavy as 14k gold. And unlike white gold, its natural luster is permanent. Platinum is … Read More

How to Buy A Great Pink Sapphire

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Pink Sapphires are among the most sought after stones because they are much different than traditional diamonds, blue sapphires, and rubies. ColorLike all gemstones, the first thing to look for is the color. In pink sapphires, you want a pink hue, medium to medium-dark tone, and strong to vivid saturation. While darker stones will increase in cost, choose the color you prefer the most. Some people would rather have an extremely light pink sapphire because it resembles a pink diamond and others desire a dark pink. It all depends on the personality of the receiver.ClarityThe next characteristic to examine is the clarity. Pink sapphires are a type 2 stone, like diamonds; therefore inclusions should be difficult to see from the … Read More