What is the Most Important Four C’s to Consider?

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When shopping for a diamond, most people know about the important characteristics to look for—the infamous four C’s (Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat Weight). But do you know what is the most important of the four to consider? Many debate over which of the four is the most important. However, based on years of experience in the jewelry industry, I have seen that a majority of consumers prefer size as their first choice when shopping for a loose diamond. If size is the most vital to you, then the most important of the four C’s would be carat weight. The carat is the unit of measurement for the size and weight of a diamond. Since the rarity of a diamond … Read More

Ferry & Miki @ INTA

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Today a lovely couple came to see us all the way from Holland, Netherlands! This great couple have been going on a road trip here in the states. We are so happy they chose INTA Gems for their diamond engagement ring. They chose a beautiful diamond solitaire engagement ring crafted from 14K white gold. We are so happy for them and wish them the best of luck!

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.

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

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

A Fairytale Dream Come True

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This lovely couple know a thing or two about magic! Corey and his lovely fiance to be have been waiting for the right moment to get engaged. And just like any fairytale dream, it was a dream come true to get engaged. Speaking of fairy tales, magic, and dreams….the couple spend a lot of their weekends at the happiest place on earth….Disneyland/California Adventure! The couple enjoys all the beauty, magic, and fun that the theme park has to offer! And what better way to represent the gorgeous and adventurous California state, than with a diamond engagement ring that contains gorgeous deep ocean blue colored sapphires! The cute couple purchased their antique styled diamond and sapphire engagement ring here at INTA … 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