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Alexandrites, more rare than diamonds, are perhaps some of the rarest gemstones on the planet. First discovered in 1834 in Russian emerald mines, they were named after the Russian tsar, Alexander II. It is hardly used in modern jewelry because of the extreme rarity. While Russia used to be the sole-source for these precious gemstones, they are now found in … Read More

Mother of Pearl

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Summer is approaching and what better way to show her you care than to surprise her with her birthstone for the month of June-the pearl! Even if June isn’t her birth month, pearls still make a beautiful gift, whether it is a pearl necklace, bracelet, or earrings. And in contrast to popular belief, pearls do not just come in white. … Read More

Miss California USA, Nicole Johnson’s Send Off Party

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The INTA Gems & Diamonds crew all went to Nicole Johnson, Miss California USA, send off party. In the photo is Shanna Moakler and Raquel Beezley, Miss California USA 2008. We’ll be going to Vegas to watch Nicole compete for the Miss USA title. Watch it this Sunday on NBC! For more information about Diamond Jewelry please see our website … Read More