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 … 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 … Read More

A Shamrock for Faith and a Clover for Good Luck

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone from the INTA Gems family!! Hope you’re all sporting different shades of green. :) A little fact about the green shamrock is it is the symbol of Ireland and a three-leafed old white clover. It is symbolic for the Irish Christian’s because it represents the Holy Trinity. Not to be confused with the four-leaf clover, … Read More

Trip to Sri Lanka

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Recently Jerry Pheng Young went to Ratnapura, Sri Lanka to get a handful of new colored gemstones. This wonderful journey inspired Jerry share this amazing trip experience with you. Throughout history Sri Lanka has been known as the “Gem Island” because of their vast array of colored gemstones. In fact, Marco Polo once wrote that the area contains the best … Read More

Yellow Sapphires

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Sapphires are remarkable stones that are an excellent alternative gemstone to a diamond for engagement ring and other gemstone jewelry. But many jewelry consumers often associate sapphires with the color blue. But these amazing colored gemstones come in a variety of magnificent colors and hues. Some of these colors include: pink, green, and yellow. In fact, yellow sapphires are a … Read More

August Birthstone: Peridot

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August marks the middle of summertime and what better way to celebrate than with the birthstone of the month—Peridot! Before purchasing a Peridot, here are a few facts every colored gemstone buyer should know: Geology/History: Peridot is a stone that belongs in the olivine mineral group based on its color composition. And the stone’s name is derived from the Greek … Read More

Penelope Cruz’s Engagement Ring!

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Penelope Cruz hasn’t announced her engagement or even admitted to dating beau Javier Bardem, but the huge sapphire ring on her finger says different! The huge stone is a vintage 3-carat estimated to be worth $30,000 Penelope has famously dated many of the hottest male stars in Hollywood today, including Tom Cruise and Matthew McConaughey. Saphhire engagement rings are much … Read More

Alexandrites

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Alexandrites, more rare than diamonds, are perhaps some of the rarest gemstones on the planet. First discovered in 1834 in Russian emerald mines, they were named after the Russian tsar, Alexander II. It is hardly used in modern jewelry because of the extreme rarity. While Russia used to be the sole-source for these precious gemstones, they are now found in … Read More

How to Buy A Great Pink Sapphire

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Pink Sapphires are among the most sought after stones because they are much different than traditional diamonds, blue sapphires, and rubies. ColorLike all gemstones, the first thing to look for is the color. In pink sapphires, you want a pink hue, medium to medium-dark tone, and strong to vivid saturation. While darker stones will increase in cost, choose the color … Read More