INTA GEMS, DIAMONDS & JEWELRY

Approval Rate: 98%

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    ryansholly

    Sun Jan 24 2010

    I purchased a round cut diamond for my girlfriend's (hopefully soon-to-be fiance!!! hot sauce!!!) engagement ring. The extraordinary family owned and operated Inta Gems was incredibly hospitable, knowledgeable and amiable while I was making my decision. They're not only genuine jewelry experts but also an amazing family, and I enjoyed conversing with them about their current endeavors in the community. Peter and his beautiful mother assisted me in discovering the perfect diamond for the center of the three stone ring. During the selection process, Peter's father gave me two glasses of water and a fruit snack. I don't usually purchase jewelry, so the extra hydration definitely impeded a potential de-hydration attack that could have been provoked by all the sparkly characteristics and monetary demands of diamonds. We also had an insightful discussion on the status of international diamond mining. Inta Gems is passionate about ethical trade, as I am, and is committed to purchasing diamo... Read more

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    laserlemon

    Tue Dec 08 2009

    I'm the maid of honor for my sister who just recently got engaged. I went with her fiance to buy her engagement ring at Inta Gems and it was magnificent! Not only were the staff friendly, but they gave us a step by step educational breakdown of the four Cs (cut, color, clarity, and carat weight). The staff was super friendly. They even gave out tasty candy treats and water! And my sister's fiance had a set budget, so they were able to work within his budget. Here's how the process works: 1. They started off showing us the various loose certified diamonds. All of their loose stones were high-quality. We just told them the shape, carat weight, and budget. They pulled out a few diamonds and gave us a one by one breakdown of each one. We also got to see firsthand what a diamond looks like under magnification to view the clarity and color. One of the gemologists, Steve, explained that it was extremely important to make sure you get a certified diamond because it lists all the imformation o... Read more

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    djcoolguy1

    Sat Dec 05 2009

    I was looking to buy an engagement ring for my fiance and I had no idea where to start. INTA GEMS is the best place to buy an engagement ring, or any fine piece of jewelery for you or your loved one. They have the highest quality of jewelry for the best price around. A friend of mine had bought his engagement ring there and he told me I had to go there and I will definitely get the best ring for the best price. Steve helped me with all my needs. He was great, so accommodating and knowledgeable. I told him what little I knew, he asked me what my budget was, what my fiance to be was like, and how big her hand was. Steve spent over an hour and half explaining everything there was to know about rings. When all was said and done, I picked out the perfect engagement ring. Steve was a total expert and showed real concern for me. Steve and INTA GEMS were extremely accommodating and helpful. When it was time to give my fiance the ring, it happened to be the wrong size, but at no fault of INTA ... Read more

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    sonni111

    Tue Oct 13 2009

    I searched everywhere but couldn't find the perfect place to buy a ring. Places were either too pricey, or made me feel uncomfortable. So I called a trusted colleague who got engaged a year before me and he raved about how he was in the same predicament as me until he found INTA Gems. This place is amazing. It's a diamond district wholesaler, so you know you're getting an unbeatable price. But the real value is the staff. As soon as you walk into INTA Gems, you'll know it's head and shoulders above the rest of the shops in the diamond district. The family has been in the business for years. They are helpful and genuinely friendly from the minute you walk in. And most importantly, you will trust them. Once you step into INTA Gems, you'll be relieved that you did. The whole family is great. We happened to work with Steve Pheng and I give him an A++!

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    citysearch5555_54444444477

    Thu Oct 01 2009

    I live in Santa Clarita, CA and called INTA Gems to make an appointment the day before I actually drove out there. I told them what I was l...

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    ajantunez1

    Thu Oct 01 2009

    I live in Santa Clarita, CA and called INTA Gems to make an appointment the day before I actually drove out there. I told them what I was looking for in a loose diamond. When I got there the next day, they already had a selection of diamonds set aside for me to look at. My now fiancee and I fell in love a beautiful diamond and paid thousands less (about half price) for it than if we would have purchased it at our local mall. We already had the setting so INTA Gems set the diamond while we waited, it looked perfect. They also included an appraisal of the total ring. Everyone at INTA Gems was extremely nice and helpful, they gave my fiancee a print out of different ideas on how to propose to me. They also helped us find insurance for the ring. They went way above and beyond my expectations. My experience at INTA Gems was more than I could have hoped for. I would recommend them to anyone who wants a diamond they could really show off.

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    citysearch4477_7777222221

    Tue Jul 14 2009

    INTA Gems is awesome! The staff is great, friendly, knowledgeable and most importantly, have AMAZING integrity! My fiancee and I stumbled up...

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    crysmunk1

    Mon Jul 13 2009

    INTA Gems is awesome! The staff is great, friendly, knowledgeable and most importantly, have AMAZING integrity! My fiancee and I stumbled upon them while we were wandering aimlessly around the jewelry district looking at all the glittering objects, and they were the first ones who didn't try to pressure us into getting something we didn't want. We told them we wanted a ring that incorporated both of our birthstones and they helped us design something completely unique. After the hour or so we spent with them, we told them we'd think about it and we wanted to keep shopping. They completely let us walk out the door after spending that much effort with us and didn't try to guilt trip or pressure us into buying the ring! Obviously we went back to them after checking out some of the other vendors since I found myself comparing all other rings to the ring INTA helped create for us. (and wait, it gets better!) Steve gave us a great deal on the ring and called me in the middle of making it to... Read more

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    enriquegra

    Tue Jun 23 2009

    I went to INTA Gems with my fiance (now wife) to look at designs and get a custom sapphire engagement ring. I needed a custom design because we were going to take out the sapphire from a family heirloom ring and put it in a new ring that she described and I designed. Steve did a great job of showing me some designs, working with me to flesh out the final design I had in my head, and negotiating the details. In one day we got the design details worked out, settled on a price, took out the sapphire from its previous setting, measured for rings, and picked out wedding bands. Two days later I realized that I had forgotten one small design detail. I called Steve, rushed down to his shop, and drew out the detail, and it was no problem for him to add it in. The ring arrived a week and a half ahead of schedule and looked great, along with its matching band and my wedding band. When I proposed, my fiance loved it and said I did a great job of designing what she wanted. The only thing th... Read more

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    citysearch4466_66666

    Mon Jun 22 2009

    Had a great experience at this shop in downtown la. The reviews helped as once you goto the diamond district you are faced with a ton of sho...

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    citysearch2255_544444

    Sat Jun 20 2009

    I would highly, highly, highly recommend INTA to anyone looking for an engagement ring in LA (or on the web)... When I started ring shoppin...

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    jtip1bf1

    Tue Jun 09 2009

    Long story short, only INTA Gems was able to supply me with an ideal diamond that fit my exact specs. I must have shopped about 2 dozen competitors and only INTA had what I was looking for. INTA Gems always treats me great and that is why I continue to go to them year after year.

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    clh11221

    Fri May 22 2009

    I had the pleasure of meeting Peter and being able to get my engagement ring from him! I had purchased the diamond separately from a wholesaler before I had discovered Inta Gems. I was not having any luck finding a setting I liked, much less finding someone that would set a diamond that wasn't theirs. Peter SAVED ME! Not only did I find the EXACT setting I was looking for at Inta Gems, his setters set my diamond for me!! It was a risky set due to an extremely thin girdle so I lucked out!! I am so thankful for these people and will recommend them to EVERYONE looking for the perfect ring!! I can't wait to go back to pick out the wedding bands! Thank you Peter!!!!

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    funtimebar

    Sat Apr 25 2009

    Took a two hour drive down to LA Jewelry Mart to compare prices with that of our local community. Not only did we find there was an overwhelming selection...the prices were definitey worth the drive! We had read good referrals about Inta Gems so we wanted to make it a point to find this particular place. As we walked along we went into three other places. We found each experience to be a good one. The selection was good, the prices were EXCELLENT, the people were very nice, and not too pushy. When we entered Inta Gems, we were greeted by the owner, Jerry Young. He introduced us to a sales associate who began searching for what we were looking for. During that time, the owner's wife, Connie, made some suggestions and offered us more than reasonable prices. What set INTA GEMS apart was their attention to what WE wanted, and we could NOT have met nicer people. When all was said and done, we had bought two rings at an excellent price, they had stayed an extra hour while our rin... Read more

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    reggileu1

    Sun Mar 29 2009

    My fiance and I went ring shopping around the San Diego area before heading to the diamond district in LA. Everywhere we went, people were just looking to make a sale. Plus they'd always try to pressure us into buying the ring! ("The sale is only until this sunday!", "I can't hold the diamond for you unless you put down a deposit of *insert ridiculous dollar amount here*", etc). Then comes INTA Gems... I actually found this place online. Decided to check it out based on all the positive reviews and I'm so glad I did!! Steve (and family) was so helpful and never pushy. I was super picky, but Steve remained patient with me till the end. Now I have my engagement ring on as I type this, and even now (2 months after he proposed) - I still can't stop staring at it! Great prices for GREAT quality jewelry! And great customer service! I'll be heading back there in a few months when we start shopping for our wedding rings! =D

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    poeticalma7

    Thu Mar 26 2009

    they made me a custom chain and pendant. I was pleased and only took a few weeks for my order to come in....... Awesome!!!

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    shakeb0x1

    Wed Mar 25 2009

    I am very pleased to be a customer of Inta Gems. Steve Pheng took the time to explain to me what type of diamonds they offered. He never was pushy at all. If you are looking for a dealer that has excellent service and great prices for high quality diamonds, please go to Inta Gems. Thanks, Jason

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    seung19821

    Wed Feb 11 2009

    This was my first ring shopping exp, I'm very glad I found intagems. They are very friendly, have a good variety (if not they can show you a list and have it ordered without commitment!) and most importantly NO PRESSURE!! that sealed the deal for me. Thank you, Intagems! Ask for Steve!!

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    citysearch8888_3335

    Tue Feb 10 2009

    My boss was actually the one that told me about the jewelry district, and through that, I found INTA Gems on online (through several review ...

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    eliacevedo

    Sun Feb 08 2009

    My wife and I were looking for a place in downtown L.A. to fix her diamond ring. When we got to INTA Gems, we were blown away with their hospitality and knowledge of jewelry. They thoroughly explained the possibilities that we could do with my wife's ring. At the end, we opted for keeping my wife's diamond, and making a totally new diamond ring to her own liking. Thank you INTA Gems, especially Steve and Mom. They will know who wrote this review because they say they like teachers!(an inside joke!!!!!) Eli Acevedo

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    citysearch4333_333333

    Mon Jan 05 2009

    My experience at INTA gems was amazing! I loved INTA gems staff, they were extremely helpful and made me feel at home. They have a beautiful...

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    citysearch7777_222225555

    Sat Jan 03 2009

    My experience at INTA Gems when purchasing the perfect Engagement Ring was truly an amazing experience! The associates were extremely kind a...

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    duinot1

    Sat Jan 03 2009

    My experience at INTA Gems when purchasing the perfect Engagement Ring was truly an amazing experience! The associates were extremely kind and helpful. They were very knowledgeable about their inventory and gems in general. I would recommend anyone looking for the perfect jewelry at an honest price to visit INTA Gems!

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    jerrymcgwi777

    Wed Dec 17 2008

    bought my engagement ring here. The most beautiful diamond ring i have ever seen. Better be cause i paid a hand ful

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    beachcity1

    Tue Nov 18 2008

    I purchased an engagement ring for my girlfriend last week and I must say that my experience at Inta Gems was so wonderful. I am not a jewelry expert, however, I am an expert when it comes to customer service. I walked in and immediately felt welcome. Peter, Connie, and Jerry were all so helpful and worked with my budget to get me the best ring I could get. I am so happy with my decision to purchase my jewelry through them. All of their diamonds are GIA Certified which really adds to the quality that you receive from them. Trust me, if you are even thinking about getting a piece of jewelry, GO TO INTA GEMS! They will answer all questions you have and make you feel like your are family. 5 STARS TO INTA GEMS!

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    edwardg261

    Mon Nov 10 2008

    My husband and I were celebrating our first year of marriage, we found Inta Gems online and wanted to buy a ruby to commemorate our first year together as husband and wife. We came to Inta Gems and met Connie and her husband, they were so friendly and took the time to show us different ruby's, explained the quality and origin of the gems. We were also happy that they worked with our budget and helped us find the perfect ruby and ring setting. An hour later we walked out with a beautiful ring that we will cherish for many years to come. We highly recommend Inta Gems for purchasing a quality gem!

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    ringhappy1

    Thu Oct 23 2008

    My boyfriend and I strongly recommend Inta Gems (particularly Peter and Stephanie) for their enthusiasm and excellent customer service. They spent a great deal of time walking us through different engagement ring options from ready-made to custom designed. In the end, they helped customize a family ring for us that was beautiful and within our budget. They are a pleasure to work with and I recommend them for all of your jewelry needs! Parking downtown can sometimes be a problem, but they validate when you make a purchase of a certain amount.

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    alonl1

    Mon Sep 01 2008

    Honest staff, good service and good prices. Had my ring ready right on time and it looked great. Also didn't give me grief for buying a diamond elsewhere and having them set it - I still got a good price and a great ring.

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    mdc2b1

    Thu Aug 28 2008

    I had my engagement ring set made at Inta Gems, and I absolutely LOVE the rings! We used a custom design -- they were expertly made and are everything I dreamed of! I cannot recommend Peter and his family highly enough. Evereyone is kind and helpful, they love their work and it shows.

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    citysearch8866_4

    Tue Aug 12 2008

    We went there and got an engagement ring with a 3-carat white sapphire. They were extremely knowledgeable as well as helpful. I never felt s...

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    depo261

    Mon Jul 21 2008

    I was searching for a gorgeous engagement ring to propose to my girlfriend. Only problem: I'm a 26 year old student without a lot of money. The jewelry district downtown I was told, is where I was most likely to get the best deal. I was also told that if I found the wrong shop, that is where I was most likely to be pushed around and ripped off. So of course I was a little pensive when searching for "the right shop." I found IntaGems and chose it because the vast majority of reviews were excellent. They said it was a no pressure, family run business with a great quality product. I've never bought a diamond before, nor a diamond ring, nor spent that much money on...well ...anything. But I wanted to do this right. First I took the GIA's free online "how to buy a diamond class" (which I recommend to everyone who is buying an expensive diamond for the first time) I met with Steve, his father and the two girls who worked there. I thought buying an engagement ring would be stressful, but ... Read more

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    mikeablack

    Thu Jul 17 2008

    I have a good friend that makes jewelry. He suggested I check out the Jewelry district in Los Angeles before I have him custom make my girlfriend's engagement ring. I am grateful he did. Through my research I found INTA Gems. My friend is no longer making my girlfriend's engagement ring (He?ll make our bands). I found fair non-aggressive educated service in a family environment at INTA Gems. I encourage anyone seeking quality Jewelry to stop by and check them out.

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    citysearch4666_66

    Mon Jul 14 2008

    I went to Inta Gems to buy an engagement ring after reading positive reviews about their quality and service. I had never purchased an expe...

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    jimpapass1

    Fri Jun 27 2008

    I've shopped in the Jewelry District before and I thought I knew what I was getting myself into. I?ve been pushed around been presented iffy product even called crazy because I knew what I wanted. I had no idea how different things could be. Wow let me just say what an experience top notch service top notch craftsmanship and once again Peter thank you for everything. We looked everywhere for an engagement ring from Tiffanys to Robins Brothers and I was not impressed. Price was definitely an issue with me and secondly where is the experience with these large brick and mortar stores like Robbins Brothers? I run a family business where pride in the products we sell and most importantly service to our customers comes first. The time I spent online educating myself on diamonds helped decide what I wanted and assisted me in deciding how much to pull out of my pocket. But the knowledge and experience Peter has in this business I could never replicate. Peter literally hunted down an absolutel... Read more

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    michelleba

    Tue Jun 24 2008

    My fiance wanted to make sure that he bought me a ring that I would love and that he would be proud that I was wearing, so after shopping on line for a few months we picked out the cut and quality we wanted to get. We went to Inta Gems after reading some very good reviews online and we knew we had found the right place on our first visit...Everyone at Inta Gems was helpful in the whole process, (and not at all pushy)...picking out the diamond, finding the right band, helping us find a good insurance company for it...etc. My ring is beautiful, and unique. He also had them replace a rhinestone in his college ring with a real diamond and they did an excellent job...I would highly recommend this place!

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    fransisca1

    Sat Jun 14 2008

    This is the best jeweler I've visited so far in my life. They are 100% very helpful and they do not give pressure to you. Everyone was very, very helpful when I was choosing my engagement ring. They want you to get what you love most and what fit in your budget than try to sell you something you can't afford. They are very patient and try to get the stone that you want even though it meant hours of multiple visits. Oh and the price, too. Believe me I check so many websites and stores (before I find Inta on CitySearch, so I have an idea) for price comparisons and they offer the best price with the best quality diamond. Don't waste your time and money and go there to check it out yourself. Believe me you'll be doing yourself a favor. Thanks Stephanie for being so patient with me. Happy Anniversary Jerry and Connie and thanks so much for all your help Steve and Peter and everybody else!!! It was a great experience and you'll definitely see us again. Basically I've met almost everybody ... Read more

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    surfrat1

    Thu Jun 05 2008

    As with many lifetime L.A.-residents, I have made a number of trips to downtown with the intention of purchasing jewelry, always with the expectation of inconvenient-parking and the uncomfortable ordeal of deflecting unwanted sales-pressure from often-smarmy jewelers, who invariably act as if they are doing ME a FAVOR by spending their VALUABLE time consulting with me, when CLEARLY my potential-purchase is of relatively low financial-value. Well....THIS TIME WAS A REVELATION! After stumbling across the INTAGEM website in a search for a specific starting-point to shop for a sapphire engagement ring, I was impressed with the reviews and made the decision to visit them. What a distinct pleasure it was to not be hounded with questions as to my needs the moment I walked into the store; PETER and his fellow staff/family clearly recognize that their customers already know what they want in principle, requiring simply that someone guide them to a more specific, ultimate selection. When I requ... Read more

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    citysearch3333_3366666666666

    Wed Jun 04 2008

    This review has been a long time coming, but with frantically planning a wedding for the last 8 months, I'm just now coming up for air :) My...

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    glorianaf16

    Wed Jun 04 2008

    This review has been a long time coming, but with frantically planning a wedding for the last 8 months, I'm just now coming up for air :) My fiance and I wanted to create a really special engagement ring and for weeks before our purchase we spent a lot of time online and really did our research. When the time came we headed to downtown LA and spent an entire day in the jewelry district going from store to store to look for our ring. For those of you who have never had the pleasure, it is truly a dizzying experience. There is soooo much to look at...after a while it just all starts to look the same. And every time you so much as give anything a sideways glance, the shopkeepers are on you like vultures. I wish I had a recorder that said "Thank you, but we are just looking, I'll let you know if I need your help." The minute we walked into Inta Gems, we knew it was different. Everyone there was so courteous and helpful...not pushy at all, just genuinely friendly. Peter helped us ... Read more

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    staceyg71

    Tue Jun 03 2008

    I was just logging on to get the number for Inta-Gems ... becuase we're just about to order the remainder of our wedding ring set, and I was reading the last posting. The customer who was looking for a specific gem for a specific ring. This was THE EXACT way we came to know Inta-Gems. We were looking for a perfect Pink Sapphire for a custom engagement ring - Inta-Gems did an AMAZING job. Their level of detail and service are amazing and the ring is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. It's so unique, and I get SO MANY compliments - THANK YOU!

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    mark6951

    Tue May 06 2008

    Around 2001 I was searching for a specific stone to make a ring and I strolled unknowingly into Inta Gems. Unlike most of the booths in the vast world of the La jewelry district I knew right away I had found something as rare as the infamous Hope Diamond. As any of us who has gone to shop in the LA jewelry mart , it is a fast paced , cold , let's make a quick deal world and if your not ready to buy or not sure what you want you would be lucky just to get one of the merchants to even spend more than a few seconds with you. At Inta Gems I was met with just the opposite, Steve the son and his brother Peter are most always on site and ready to help you find and pick the perfect sone no matter how big or small or what shape, color and clarity you seek. Steve is a real gemologist (unlike most) and is probably one of the most knowledgeable people in the whole district. I have purchased so many items from them over the years there is far to many to list from custom rings to braclets, necklaces... Read more

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    citysearch1111_11114444444

    Thu Apr 03 2008

    So, earlier this year I was looking for the perfect diamond, for my perfect woman, at the best price I could find. I had a budget and a whol...

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    cia37371

    Thu Apr 03 2008

    So, earlier this year I was looking for the perfect diamond, for my perfect woman, at the best price I could find. I had a budget and a whole list of spec's that I wanted. Any man who has done this before would know how extensive and how hard it is to find the perfect ring. I was a man on a mission, and explored every option - internet, referrals from friends, local shops, and even the big "engagement" ring stores. After driving around all of LA and Orange County, a friend told me to look downtown...but to beware of unscrupulous vendors. I did my research and decided to go to Inta Gems, it looked reputable and got awesome reviews...so I thought that I would check it out. I am so glad that I did! Right away I was greeted by friendly people and the selection was amazing! I had looked up diamonds on their site and found the exact one I was looking for. I wasn't totally into it, but we found an even better one, at a better price! It was an amazing diamond and they had tons of options for t... Read more

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    citysearch7777_772222228888

    Fri Mar 21 2008

    I was referred to Inta Gems by a close friend and as soon we walked in we were treated so good like we were family. Peter took the time to g...

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    hotflaming

    Fri Mar 21 2008

    I was referred to Inta Gems by a close friend and as soon we walked in we were treated so good like we were family. Peter took the time to go through the process of selecting diamonds and we found the perfect one! Top of the line quality diamond and he helped find the perfect ring setting that had a matching band. It was a great deal. Everyone there was just so friendly and helpful. No pressure at all. We had to get the ring resized and the diamond mounted so we had to wait after the store was closed, but everyone kept us entertained. We would never get this experience anywhere else!! Definitely would recommend Inta Gems for all your jewelry needs.

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    citysearch8333_333555

    Mon Mar 03 2008

    I found my diamond engagement ring at Inta and my fiance and I couldn't have been happier with our purchase. My ring is stunning, unique, an...

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    tash_t1

    Mon Mar 03 2008

    I found my diamond engagement ring at Inta and my fiance and I couldn't have been happier with our purchase. My ring is stunning, unique, and seemed made for me. We also got a great price and it was such a pleasure to work with Steve and his staff. They were helpful and friendly and very knowledgeable. And their selection is very unique and high quality. We feel very fortunate to have found Inta Gems. I would definitely go back again. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for that special something. This process can be quite overwhelming, but everyone at Inta made the process a wonderful experience. Thank you!

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    taniacesar

    Mon Feb 18 2008

    INTA Gems provided my fiance and I with more than just a gorgeous engagement ring and excellent service, but also added to our overall engagement experience. My fiance had searched all over the internet and Los Angeles for the perfect engagement ring. He decided to purchase at INTA Gems because he finally found a very high quality diamond and setting at an extremely reasonable price. He said it was a great experience working with Steve at INTA Gems and that he was very knowledgable and personable. Steve is definitely not a typical salesman. He was geniunely concerned with our overall satisfaction and was sensitive to the fact that purchasing an engagement ring is a very emotional and personal event, which he positively contributed to. When my fiance and I returned to INTA Gems for the ring sizing, Steve immediately recognized my fiance and called him by name. He was very excited for the two of us. Again, Steve made our experience a very pleasant and memorable experience. We will defini... Read more

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    citysearch8877_7777722

    Mon Feb 18 2008

    INTA Gems provided my fiance and I with more than just a gorgeous engagement ring and excellent service, but also added to our overall engag...

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    mia20081

    Mon Feb 18 2008

    We had a custom 3-stone anniversary ring made at Intagems and are incredibly happy with the results. The ring came out beautifully thanks to Peter. Intagems made the setting as we had described and found perfectly matching diamond side stones. It's been a pleasure working with such knowledgeable, talented and friendly professionals. Thanks again for everything Peter!

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