The Making of the Miss California Teen USA Crown Preview

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INTA Gems & Diamonds and the Miss California USA organization is dedicating the new Miss California Teen USA Crown to the Love is Louder Campaign. Here are previews of the crown. The Love is Louder was started by actress Brittany Snow, The Jed Foundation and MTV to build on the outpouring of support online after the lives of multiple teenagers were lost to suicide in September 2010. This movement strives to amplify the momentum of other inspiring online campaigns and invite anyone who has felt mistreated, misunderstood or isolated into the conversation. We are here to raise the volume around a critical message — that love and support is more powerful than the external and internal voices that bring us … Read More

Miss California Teen USA Crown Design Preview

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I’m currently working on the new Miss California Teen USA Crown and wanted to share the preview of the drawing to everybody. The Teen Crown has a similar feel to the Miss California USA Crown that I designed last year. The main difference that you’ll see in the Teen Crown is that it incorporates a large sun in the center. Part of my inspiration came from Katy Perry’s California Gurls song, “There’s nothing that comes close to the Golden Coast!” lyrics and I wanted to have that as a prominent part of the design. There are also waves that form along a California coastline border and you’ll also see sun rays which will be made of yellow diamonds in the … Read More

Romantic Rose Gold

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Rose gold is a gold and copper alloy commonly used for specialized jewelry because of its reddish color. Rose gold gets its beautiful rosy pink color from a larger portion of copper in the metal alloy. It is also interchangeably referred to as red gold or pink gold. Despite the various names, the difference between red, rose, and pink gold is the copper content. Simply put, the higher the copper content, the more pronounced the red coloration in the gold is. Just like how pure gold is yellow, pure copper is reddish. And due to its popularity in Russia in the early 19th century, it is also sometimes rarely referred to as Russian gold. A common alloy for rose gold … Read More

Daniel and Marisa @ INTA Gems

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A lovely and charming young couple, Daniel and Marisa purchased a gorgeous diamond halo engagement ring at INTA Gems. We’re glad to help such a sweet and fun couple and we wish you guys the best of luck in all the wedding preparations. We look forward to seeing you guys soon! Come visit our INTA Gems family anytime! Daniel had originally proposed with Marisa’s mother’s ring and then got an additional engagement ring from our store. For more info on their amazing proposal, check out Marisa’s blog! Congrats again guys!

Kimberly & Kevin

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Congratulations to Kevin and Kimberly on their upcoming wedding! They came to see us for a wedding band to match the engagement ring Kevin previously purchased from INTA. They decided on a stunning 18 karat white gold band with round brilliant diamonds. We are so happy we were able to help them find a set they will cherish for years to come!