10 C’s of Evaluating Diamonds

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Most people know about the 4C’s of a diamonds when purchasing this very important item. People know about the Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat Weight. I would like to intoduce you the 10 C’s of a evaluating diamonds. The other 6 C’s are: 5. Certificate, 6. Country, 7. Cost, 8. Crystalinity,  9. Care, and 10.Charisma of the stone. Certificate is the type of laboratory such as GIA, EGL, AGS, HRD are good examples. Country refers were the diamond was mined and cut. Cost is the Cost per carat in comparison of other similar qualities. Crystallinity is the internal and external brilliance and florescence.   Care of the diamond would be how you’d store it or utilize the diamond. Charisma refers to … Read More

Sri Lanka Sapphires

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Sri Lanka is an island country in South Asia located in the Indian Ocean.  It’s documented history spans 3000 years with evidence of human settlement dating back 125,000 years.  It’s rich cultural heritage  are from Buddhist writings.   It’s also known from the ancient time of the Silk Road.  Gems in Sri Lanka have been in known for at least 2500 years. Sri Lanka is also known by the name Serendip by Persians in which a book The Three Princess of Serendip was published in Venice in 1557 in Italian. Sri Lanka was also known as Ceylon from British Rule was gained independence in 1948 and then adopted it’s current name in 1972.  Sri Lanka’s climate is tropical warm and has … Read More

Ceylon Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring

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Ceylon Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring

INTA Gems & Diamonds loves sapphires. Blue sapphires range in color from a light blue to a deep royal blue. The one pictured here is a gorgeous cushion cut deep blue ceylon blue sapphire. Set in a custom double halo yellow gold setting, this brilliant sapphire is accented by fine quality white diamonds that compliment the yellow gold. We custom made this beautiful ceylon blue sapphire ring for a client that wanted a yellow gold setting. We work with each client to ensure that you are 100% happy with your custom ring.

Congratulations to Tina & Jody!

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Jody and Tina visited us this Saturday to pick out wedding bands. It is such a joy for us to see them. Look at her wow-er of a ring and band below that Jody bought for her from our store. We are so happy for them!

Congratulations to Nova and Bonnie!

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Nova visited us from Las Vegas to buy a beautiful yellow diamond ring for Bonnie and yesterday they visited us again for their wedding bands. We are so happy for them and wish them all the best!!   Watch Nova’s amazing proposal video below.

An Early Valentine’s Day Special for your Special Someone

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Today we are featuring these heart-shape diamond earrings. They are crafted from platinum and set with 0.65 carats of G color SI1 clarity diamonds, and feature beautiful filigree metalwork. Normally $1,850, the sweetheart deal for these sweetheart earrings is $1,250  plus tax. An early Happy Valentine’s Day to you!  

Here is one of our most loved rings!

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This particular ring features a 1.20 Ct. Cushion Cut Diamond E Color SI2 Clarity and accompanied with  EGL USA Lab Report and a Universal Gemological Service Appraisal stating $12,870 just for the diamond. As you may have read in previous posts, our graduate gemologists hand select each stone for their brilliance and beauty. This diamond is well proportioned with no fluorescence and no visible inclusions. The diamond is also graded with an Excellent Polish and Very Good Symmetry. The cushion halo setting compliments the stone perfectly. With 0.59 carats of shared prog set diamonds, it’s big on sparkle. The setting is crafted from 18 karat white gold and has been designed to sit flush with a wedding band – something … Read More

Eddie & Grace @ INTA Gems

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Eddie Gonzalez of Kogi BBQ came in to purchase a gorgeous and unique emerald diamond engagement ring for his now fiance, Grace.  The lovely couple came in the store today.  Congratulations to Eddie and Grace! We wish you both the best of luck and look forward to seeing you both again soon!

Google + Rating

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We are proud to announce that INTA Gems & Diamonds received a 28 overall rating (Extraordinary to Perfection Score) on Google + from our  happy customers for 2012! We’re glad we’re doing things right in making each customer’s experience pleasantly unforgettable!

INTA Gems & Diamonds on The Knot

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We are happy to announce that INTA Gems & Diamonds is featured in The Knot Magazine as one of the best jewelry stores in the Los Angeles area for 2012.  We are delighted to be a big part in the wedding process; to make every bride’s wedding dreams come true!  And we are extremely honored to be picked personally by the brides.  It really puts a smile on our face.