JCK Las Vegas

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Come check out the upcoming JCK Las Vegas Jewelry Show that will take place June 3-6 2011 at Mandalay Bay! Our company, INTA Gems & Diamonds will be attending and checking out all the latest new jewelry styles! JCK Las Vegas is the biggest jewelry show for those in the jewelry industry. Where all jewelry vendors in the US come together to showcase and check out jewelry and gemstones.

Francia Raisa Shines in INTA Gems

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Francia Raisa, actress in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, glows in a stunning custom designed INTA Gems ruby and diamond chandelier earrings along with a diamond fashion cocktail ring and matching bracelet. The gorgeous jewelry designs were made by our very own Peter Young of INTA Gems & Diamonds. Complimenting her ruby and diamond jewelry was a red gown designed by Tadashi Shoji. Francia Raisa wore these gorgeous one of a kind pieces to the 2011 Gracie Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 in Beverly Hills, CA. The 22-year-old actress didn’t leave empty-handed, nabbing an award for Outstanding Female Rising Star in a Drama Series or Special for her dramatic role in the … Read More

The Rarest Diamonds- Golconda

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Golconda is a ruined city located south-central India and the capital of ancient Kingdom of Golconda. Today this area is known as Hyderabad. The area was once known for their diamonds found in the Southeast area in a mine called the Kollur Mine. In the past, these mines were the only known rough diamond mines in the world during 4th Century B.C. up until 1730. Only the finest diamonds were found and traded there. In fact, gemologists classified these diamonds in the “2A” range meaning they have practically no trace of nitrogen (diamonds are comprised mostly of carbon). And the defining characteristics of Golconda diamonds are their incredible transparency, “whiteness”, and overall purity. Golconda diamonds are so special and unique, … Read More

Roger & Arlene @ INTA

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Today we had the pleasure of seeing long-time valued customer, Roger, and meeting for the first time his beautiful wife Arleen for whom he has bought many stunning pieces of jewelry from INTA. They had just returned from a trip to Egypt and Israel and wanted our help turning a very rare and special souvenir- a 2,000 year-old coin- into a wearable piece of jewelry. We are so happy that they thought of us! Thank you Roger and Arleen!

Diamond- The Hardest Substance Around

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The diamond is the hardest substance known to man. In fact, its name derives from the Greek word adamas, which means invincible. And hardness measures the resistance to scratching. It is graded from a scale of 1 ( being the softest) to 10 (the hardest) on the Moh’s Hardness Scale. And diamond, being the hardest substance, has a rating of 10. Therefore, the only thing that can scratch a diamond is another diamond. In fact, diamond cutters use specially diamond tipped drills to polish a diamond rough. The hardness of diamonds contributes to its suitability as a gemstone. However, a diamond’s hardness depends on its purity, therefore a flawless diamond would have a higher hardness. A diamond that was more pure … Read More