BUYING TIPS

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Here at INTA Gems & Diamonds, our goal is simple:

to save you money and bring you joy.

We believe that helping you learn about gemstones,

how to buy an engagement ring,

and what to look for when buying jewelry

will ultimately save you time shopping around

and find the best bang for your buck.

With over 40 years of experience, we've learned a lot;

it's our pleasure to share all that knowledge with you. 

Discover tips and tricks. Find answers to your questions.

Watch informative videos. Get inspiration for a proposal.

Understand the value and history of each gemstone.

Let us share our expertise with you.

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Purchasing an engagement ring can be overwhelming. How much should you spend? What's the best kind of ring? What kind of metal should it be? Diamond, sapphire, ruby, emerald, or moissanite? What shape should the center stone be? Why do people buy engagement rings?? 
Don't worry-we have an
Engagement Ring Guide just for you! 
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Navigating jewelry purchases, appraisals, and repairs can be tricky. We want to make the process as easy as possible. While we encourage you to reach out and contact us, we have collected our most frequent questions and put them in one place.
If you're looking for answers, check out our FAQs.
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We have stones in practically every color, size, and shape on the market. What is the difference between a pink sapphire and a light red ruby? Is one shape diamond better than another? What's the best way to set an emerald? Let us help you answer these questions and more with our "How to Choose a Stone" guide!
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Since we're in the business of engagement and wedding jewelry, we've learned a thing or two about wedding etiquette.  Click below to learn the best ways to navigate gift registries, dress codes, and even the dance floor. 
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Fun fact: we offer complimentary steam cleaning and low prices for deeper cleaning for all of our customers. However, we recognize you may not be able to come in when you're looking for that extra bright shine. Find out how to clean your gems at home below.
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You've found the one. You've picked the ring. You just need to propose...
We've gathered the best ideas from our own INTA Gems & Diamonds couples. Whether you're looking for a step-by-step plan or for some inspiration, let us help you figure out the best way to ask for your person's hand in marriage.