Here are the
changes on the All That Glitters Website for December 2016:
Incredibly Beautiful Unique Blended Ametrine
describe the exact shape, uniqueness, beauty, colors, etc. of this large
concave/faceted blended oval Ametrine.
We posted the photo on Facebook within groups that have backgrounds in
cutting or know their colored gemstones, with most of those members being
within the gemstone trade. We have
posted 'some' of their comments and as noted above, many were speechless when
they viewed the photo. If this piece
doesn't sell by the end of December as this Month's Special, the price will be
removed and only quotes given to those who make a direct inquiry. We are contemplating entering into a cutting
competition later next year. Though this
gem is out of this world as some might say, if you visit our Ametrine page, the
gemstone directly below it also holds high rank in beauty and is just as nice
and unique, but in other ways. We have
had 3 incredible Ametrine pieces produced within a few months of each other
(this oval, the fan and a round that sold last month), all very different and
all very deserving of praise. Both are
being considered for entry into the AGTA Cutting Competition! Enjoy the photos or perhaps enjoy them in
person as both are for sale - one for the month of December, and one behind the
scenes if someone wishes to be the proud owner of these very special pieces.
Month's Gem News:
Ban on Burmese Gemstones Lifted!
years in place, the ban of the importation of Ruby and Jade (and other Precious
Gemstones) from Burma (Myanmar) have been lifted.
Faceted or Photographed Gemstones:
Sapphires have been Certed by GIA and appear on our Newly Photographed page
displaying their newly acquired certs.
We are VERY excited about two
incredibly beautiful, one-of-a-kind Ametrines just came back from our
cutter. We are contemplating entering them into the AGTA Cutting Edge
Competition; they are priced behind the scenes prior to the contest opening,
should anyone be interested. Send us an email if you would like to be the
4.99ct Pear Shaped Chrome Tourmaline as well as a Uniquely
shaped curved, multi-stepped Oregon Sunstone full of Copper Schiller is also
back from our specialty cutter - look at the cutting and you will see what
these are special.
Glowing Blue Sapphire with a GIA Cert is available
Our 15+ct Trilliant
Amethyst with the Enhydro is back from GIA - it will appear in the Fall Edition
of Gems & Gemology Magazine!
Orangy Pink (Pad-Colored) Mahenge Spinel
last Grooved Ametrine, in a square shape, with wonderful color separation as
well as mixing of color.
Grooved Ametrine Round - priced behind the scenes and may be entered into a
cutting edge competition. SOLD!!
Herkimer Diamond Cluster with typical contrasting inclusions
Spinel (4.40cts) with crystal inclusions
Chrome Tourmaline faceted from our rough, by the Multi-Award Winning Dalan
Hargrave. We posted this piece on Facebook as did Dalan - and it
has been receiving raves!... Sign up for our posts on Facebook now:
Stunning Large Round Montana Sapphire is back from GIA with a Cert!
been invited to fly out to Montana with this Sapphire for discussions, as well of
a tour of the MT Sapphire Mining areas and to meet those involved in active
mining! It seems that this MT Sapphire is destined to appear in a book
devoted to Montana Sapphires - it is currently being photographed by the
well-known gemstone photographer, Robert Weldon).
Montana Sapphire has been photographed and in the future, should be published
in an upcoming book on Montana Sapphires authored by a well-known individual in
the gem trade who is respected for this vast knowledge of Montana Sapphires. (SOLD - Singapore)
That Glitters Finds More Interest/Higher Prices at Auction:
We have begun
to sell some of our inventory through well-known auction houses, as more people may actually find our
items at these on-line auctions. As anticipated, the item sold for more than our original listing
on our website.
Tourmalines are in the possession of one of our cutters - an orangy pink and a
unique greenish/bluish. Time will tell
what will be obtained from this rough, but we can say that both pieces will be
a challenge and we have no idea of what the final color will be! One of our cutters does have a piece of Color
Changing Diaspore that he is considering what can be created. More special Ametrine is on order and is
being shipped directly from the only mine in which it is found.
All That Glitters Gemstones to be Studied at GIA:
Moroccan Amethyst with the Enhydro will be in Gems & Gemology Magazine, the
International Gem News section, of the upcoming Fall 2016 issue, which will
mailed from GIA at the end of October. This is also available on-line to
Published gemstone from All That Glitters - and it is indeed currently for
Prices Confirmed on Mahenge Garnets:
Spinel has been the rage and we have a few fine specimens of these beautiful
Spinels in inventory as well as a few that have sold over the past few
years. Like these Spinels which have
been selling at high prices, Garnets have been found in the same area. This relatively new find of Garnets from
Mahenge have indeed been selling for crazy prices depending on sizes and colors
- some pricing between $1000-$5000/ct.
We have been skeptical on whether they are actually selling, but it
seems as if they are indeed finding buyers.
For those prices, we would rather see customers/buyers purchasing
similarly colored Spinel.