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

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

April Birthstone: The “Unbreakable” Diamond

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April has finally arrived and we couldn’t be happier! Warmer days are finally approaching to help us kick start our mornings! The new month of April also brings in the lovely spring season with a welcoming of birds chirping, flowers blooming, and romance in the air. And what better way to celebrate that budding or everlasting romance than with the birthstone of April-the diamond! Diamonds are a gorgeous gemstone that have been prized for their durability, long-lasting presence, brilliance, and overall natural beauty. In fact, it takes millions of years to create a diamond in the earth’s mantle under extremely high pressures. And the diamond is largely composed of carbon atoms that create an overall crystal lattice structure. Throughout history, … Read More