Sunday, November 27, 2016

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for December 2016!


Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for December 2016:

This Month's Special:  Incredibly Beautiful Unique Blended Ametrine
Words cannot 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.

This Month's Gem News:   Ban on Burmese Gemstones Lifted!
After many years in place, the ban of the importation of Ruby and Jade (and other Precious Gemstones) from Burma (Myanmar) have been lifted.
Read More…

Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones: 
4 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 new owner!
A large 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.
A 2.97ct 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!
Large 2.54ct Orangy Pink (Pad-Colored) Mahenge Spinel
Perhaps our last Grooved Ametrine, in a square shape, with wonderful color separation as well as mixing of color. 
An incredible Grooved Ametrine Round - priced behind the scenes and may be entered into a cutting edge competition.  SOLD!!
Large Herkimer Diamond Cluster with typical contrasting inclusions
Nice Blue Spinel (4.40cts) with crystal inclusions  (SOLD!)
A 5.05ct 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:
Our Stunning Large Round Montana Sapphire is back from GIA with a Cert!
(We have 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).
This 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)

All 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.  

Gemstones in Cutting:
Two large 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.

More All That Glitters Gemstones to be Studied at GIA:
Our Faceted 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 view:
Yes, another Published gemstone from All That Glitters - and it is indeed currently for sale!

Crazy Prices Confirmed on Mahenge Garnets:
Mahenge 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.


Sunday, October 30, 2016

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for November 2016!


Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for November 2016:

This Month's Special:  10% off Faceted/Cabbed Synthetic Alexandrite
The major supplier of Synthetic Alexandrite sells this material to the trade at $120/ct; it is sold in stores at $360/ct.  Since we obtain our material from the source and facet it ourselves, our pricing has always been way below the existing whosale price - so now, it is  even LOWER!...  This is the only synthetic material we sell, as it is requested in inventory by stores and we have such a sweet price on it, that many customers (whether the public or trade) appreciate the savings.

This Month's Gem News:   Lesedi La Rona-The Diamond of a Lifetime
When the largest rough diamond in more than a hundred years came up for auction at Sotheby’s London on 29 June, it was a major event.
Read More…

Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones: 
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 new owner!
A large 4.99ct Pear Shaped Chrom 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.
A 2.97ct 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!
Large 2.54ct Orangy Pink (Pad-Colored) Mahenge Spinel
Perhaps our last Grooved Ametrine, in a square shape, with wonderful color separation as well as mixing of color. 
An incredible Grooved Ametrine Round - priced behind the scenes and may be entered into a cutting edge competition.  SOLD!!
Large Herkimer Diamond Cluster with typical contrasting inclusions
Nice Blue Spinel (4.40cts) with crystal inclusions
A 5.05ct 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:
14.36ct Faceted/Carved and with optical dishes, Oregon Sunstone, re-photographed
2.56ct Concave Faceted Green Blue Tourmaline
3 Wonderfully Colored and Unique Concave Cut Oregon Sunstones!
28+ct Concave Cut Ametrine (On Hold!)
4 variously colored Sri Lankan Spinels (Color Shifter, Blue, Purple and Color Shifting Pink - the large purple oval as well as the color shifting round are On Hold)
True Red Ruby of 0.81cts with IGI Cert/Microfiche has been re-photographed and posted; photos do not do the color or brilliance any justice.
Large Lemurian Quartz Terminated Crystal with etching and orange crystals
Our Stunning Large Round Montana Sapphire is back from GIA with a Cert!
(We have 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).
This 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.  This gemstone may be sold as we are awaiting approval/acceptance from our customer in Singapore.

Gemstones in Cutting:
One more piece of special Ametrine (Anahi Mine, Bolivia - only place in the world where it comes from and we have known the mine owner for decades) has been finished.  (We know the mine owner and he is currently hand picking more uniquely zoned Ametrine rough for us!)  This most recently completed Ametrine is an oval and is over 45cts.  The cutting style is concave cut and not the grooved we have been doing.  It takes our cutter about 5-7 days to complete a large gemstone in the grooved style - it is costly, as you can imagine, and due to the pressure required to cut and polish, he is due for shoulder surgery in November.  Due to the time, cost and other issues, we may not be able to create larger gemstones in the grooved cutting style.  Our past pricing of this material has been quite low considering the cost to cut as well as the unique special rough that is we are known for.  Also, a Chrome Tourmaline and Oregon Sunstone (with schiller) are just back from our specialty cutter.

More All That Glitters Gemstones to be Studied at GIA:
Our Faceted 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 should also be available on-line to view.

Welcome to New Customers:
We have added a number of new international customers to the All That Glitters Family this month, from countries including - Switzerland, France, Singapore and China!




Thursday, September 29, 2016

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for October 2016!


Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for October 2016:

This Month's Special:  2.54ct Padparadscha Colored Spinel
A beautiful large 2.54ct Padparadscha Color Spinel - orangy pink, priced to move.  If not sold in October, the price will be increased, but still far below what one would expect for this color.

This Month's Gem News:   50 Shades of Jade…
Read more about Jade and see a Jade bangle anticipated to fetch over Six Million Dollars!

Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones: 
Large 2.54ct Orangy Pink Spinel - This Month's Special - Don't Miss it!
Perhaps our last Grooved Ametrine, in a square shape, with wonderful color separation as well as mixing!  Check it out….
An incredible Grooved Ametrine Round - priced behind the scenes but not sure if we will sell it as it may be entered into a cutting edge competition.
(There is a waiting list for our Grooved Ametrine - a 35ct Emerald Cut was just sold - a few others are coming; if interested, let us know and be put on the waiting/wishing list!)
Large Herkimer Diamond Cluster with typical contrasting inclusions
Nice Blue Spinel (4.40cts) with crystal inclusions
A 5.05ct 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:
14.36ct Faceted/Carved and with optical dishes, Oregon Sunstone, re-photographed
2.56ct Concave Faceted Green Blue Tourmaline
3 Wonderfully Colored and Unique Concave Cut Oregon Sunstones!
28+ct Concave Cut Ametrine (On Hold!)
4 variously colored Sri Lankan Spinels (Color Shifter, Blue, Purple and Color Shifting Pink - the large purple oval as well as the color shifting round are On Hold)
True Red Ruby of 0.81cts with IGI Cert/Microfiche has been re-photographed and posted; photos do not do the color or brilliance any justice.
Large Lemurian Quartz Terminated Crystal with etching and orange crystals
Our Stunning Large Round Montana Sapphire is back from GIA with a Cert!
(We have 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).

Gemstones in Cutting:
One more piece of special Ametrine (Anahi Mine, Bolivia - only place in the world where it comes from and we have known the mine owner for decades) has been finished and will be available once the last of our rough is faceted by our special cutter and has been returned.  This most recently completed Ametrine is an oval and is over 45cts.  The cutting style is concave cut and not the grooved we have been doing.  It takes our cutter about 5-7 days to complete a large gemstone in the grooved style - it is costly, as you can imagine, and due to the pressure required to cut and polish, he is due for shoulder surgery in November.  Due to the time, cost and other issues, we may not be able to create larger gemstones in this cutting style.  Our past pricing of this material has been quite low considering the cost to cut as well as the unique special rough that is required.  Chrome Tourmaline and Oregon Sunstone (with schiller) are currently in the possession of our cutter and will become available when completed in the next few weeks.  The cutting style of these pieces will be determined by the cutter.

More All That Glitters Gemstones to be Studied at GIA:
We are awaiting the return of our gems from the GIA Lab and we understand that one will appear in Gems & Gemology Magazine in the future.  Our Faceted 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.  One of the GIA staff who was involved in the study of this gem has expressed an interest in purchasing it - we will price it shortly for any our online or trade customers to consider.



Monday, August 29, 2016

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for September 2016!


Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for September 2016:

 This Month's Special:  3.10ct Round Mahenge Spinel
A large 3.10ct ROUND Mahenge Purplish Pink (color shifting) Spinel priced under $1000/ct - discovering another eye clean, pinkish, round Mahenge Spinel for anything under $2000+/ct would be quite the find!
  
This Month's Gem News:   Spinel Gets Another Look
(An interesting article - running it again as this Month's Gem News as our Monthly Special is a Spinel from a Rare Locality!)
"Without a doubt, the jewelry industry is under the spell of spinel."
Read More…
(Check out our Spinel page for some incredible Gems as well as Prices!
  
Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones: 
An incredible Grooved Ametrine Round - priced behind the scenes but not sure if we will sell it as it may be entered into a cutting edge competion.
(There is a waiting list for our Grooved Ametrine - a 35ct Emerald Cut was just sold - a few others are coming; if interested, let us know and be put on the waiting/wishing list!)
Large Herkimer Diamond Cluster with typical contrasting inclusions
Nice Blue Spinel (4.40cts) with crystal inclusions
3.10ct Color Shifting Purplish Pink Mahenge Spinel - a steal!
A 5.05ct 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:
14.36ct Faceted/Carved and with optical dishes, Oregon Sunstone, re-photographed
2.56ct Concave Faceted Green Blue Tourmaline
3 Wonderfully Colored and Unique Concave Cut Oregon Sunstones!
28+ct Concave Cut Ametrine (On Hold!)
4 variously colored Sri Lankan Spinels (Color Shift, Blue, Purple and Color Shifting Pink - one is On Hold)
True Red Ruby of 0.81cts with IGI Cert/Microfiche has been re-photographed and posted; photos do not do the color or brilliance any justice.
Large Lemurian Quartz Terminated Crystal with etching and orange crystals
Our Stunning Large Round Montana Sapphire is back from GIA with a Cert!
(We are not sure if this is sold, but we have been invited to fly out to Montana with the Sapphire for discussions, as well of a tour of the MT Sapphire Mining areas and to meet those involved in active mining!)
  
Gemstones in Cutting:
3 more pieces of special Ametrine (Anahi Mine, Bolivia - only place in the world where it comes from and we have known the mine owner for decades), Chrome Tourmaline, Sunstone (with schiller) and Color Shifting Turkish Diaspore (being studied and uncertain if it will actually be cut) are currently in the possession of our cutter and will become available when completed.  These will be concave/grooved gems when finished.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for August 2016!


Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for August 2016:

This Month's Special:  Take 20% off ANY Mineral/Crystal Specimen
Clearance on our Minerals/Crystals - Visit our Monthly Special Page to view
the specific pages that are on Sale during the month of August!

This Month's Gem News:   Spinel Gets Another Look
"Without a doubt, the jewelry industry is under the spell of spinel."
Read More…
(Check out our Spinel page for some incredible Gems as well as Prices!

Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones: 
A 5.05ct 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:
14.36ct Faceted/Carved and with optical dishes, Oregon Sunstone, re-photographed
2.56ct Concave Faceted Green Blue Tourmaline
3 Wonderfully Colored and Unique Concave Cut Oregon Sunstones!
28+ct Concave Cut Ametrine (On Hold!)
4 variously colored Sri Lankan Spinels (Color Shift, Blue, Purple and Color Shifting Pink - one is On Hold)
True Red Ruby of 0.81cts with IGI Cert/Microfiche has been re-photographed and posted; photos do not do the color or brilliance any justice.
Large Lemurian Quartz Terminated Crystal with etching and orange crystals
Our Stunning Large Round Montana Sapphire is back from GIA with a Cert!
(We are not sure if this is sold, but we have been invited to fly out to Montana with the Sapphire for discussions, as well of a tour of the MT Sapphire Mining areas and to meet those involved in active mining!)
98+ct Color Changing (Clear to Lilac to Pink) YAG is relisted as we are offering a copy of the article/magazine where it was published/discussed.
Two special Fossilized Orthoceras from the All That Glitters Collection, purchase about 30 years ago - Free stands and shipping/insurance!
Reposted previous item, adding more information and a link to GIA's Gems & Gemology, as they just published an article on a similar crystal - Spinel Crystal with Triangle!
50 Million Year Old Male Ant in Amber - brass stand available if desired
Murchie Gold Mining non-cancelled Stock Certificate - 100 shares, dated 1906
76ct Carved Labradorite Ganesh with an absolutely wonderful blue sheen across the surface - like Blue Moonstone!  (On Hold!)
Color Change (3.08ct), Imperial (3.52ct) and Umbalite (12+ct) Garnets are back from one of our newest cutters!
3 Teal Colored Fluorite Crystals
Fine Blue/Pink Bicolor Tourmaline Cat's Eyes - posted on Facebook; view the comments it received!....
Burmese Hackmanite Cab - Great Color Changer  (On Hold!)
Two Large Color Changing Turkish Diaspores - Concave/Carved/Optical Dishes
A Wonderful, Large 1.56ct Natural Alexandrite has been certed by GIA.  GIA has indicated a color change of blue green to purple - the best color change available.  Cert is now available - check it out!.
3.59ct Round Blue MONTANA Sapphire - A Must See in Person!  (Currently at GIA for certing!)
Fine Ruby Red Burmese Spinel
Large Deep Pink Ice Colored Spinel
Amethyst-Colored Purple Garnet (this material has been a big hit on the market as well as in Tucson)
Neon Pinkish Red Vietnamese Spinel
Burmese Bluish Spinel
Faceted Opal with nice play of color
Orangy Cat's Eye Tourmaline - photos doesn't do this gem any justice
Burmese Pink Tourmaline  "Eye" 
Unique Amethyst Quartz Crystal Slice with another colored Quartz Crystal contained within the slice
Wonderful 35+ct Ametrine, a 5+ct Ouro Preto Topaz and a nice green-blue 3+ct Nuristani Tourmaline (very old rough in our inventory).  All are Concave Faceted - producing not only beautiful but interesting pieces. 

Gemstones in Cutting:
5 more pieces of special Ametrine just out of the Anahi Mine in Bolivia, Chrome Tourmaline and Color Shifting Turkish Diaspore are currently in the possession of our cutter and will become available when completed.  These will be concave/grooved gems when finished.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for July 2016!


Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for July 2016:

This Month's Special:  344ct Intarsia Signed and Numbered by the Canadian Artist Paul Davis


This Month's Gem News:   Faceting of 2015 Arkansas "Esperanza" Diamond

Master Diamond Cutter Mike Botha Takes On Esperanza - Read More…

Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones: 
98+ct Color Changing (Clear to Lilac to Pink) YAG is relisted as we are offering a copy of the article/magazine where it was published/discussed.
Two special Fossilized Orthoceras from the All That Glitters Collection, purchase about 30 years ago - Free stand and shipping/insurance!
Anticipated in the future, larger sized Blue Spinels…
We have reposted a previous item, adding more information and a link to GIA's Gems & Gemology, as they just published an article on a similar crystal - Spinel Crystal with Triangle!
Murchie Gold Mining non-cancelled Stock Certificate - 100 shares, dated 1906
Color Change (3.08ct), Imperial (3.52ct) and Umbalite (12+ct) are just back from the cutters!
A Wonderful, Large 1.56ct Natural Alexandrite has been certed by GIA.  GIA has indicated a color change of blue green to purple - the best color change available.  Cert is now available - check it out….
50 Million Year Old Male Ant in Amber - brass stand available if desired
76ct Carved Labradorite Ganesh with an absolutely wonderful blue sheen across the surface - like Blue Moonstone!  (On Hold!)
3 Teal Colored Fluorite Crystals
Fine Blue/Pink Bicolor Tourmaline Cat's Eyes - posted on Facebook; view the comments it received!....
3.59ct Round Blue MONTANA Sapphire - A Must See in Person!
Neon Pinkish Red Vietnamese Spinel
Fine Ruby Red Burmese Spinel
Large Deep Pink Ice Colored Spinel
6+ct Oval Orange Spessartite Garnet
Burmese Bluish Spinel
Blue Moonstone
Faceted Opal with nice play of color
Amethyst-Colored Purple Garnet (this material has been a big hit on the market as well as in Tucson)
Large Rhodolite Garnet
Unusual Bicolor (Bluish/Pink) Cat's Eye Tourmaline
Orangy Cat's Eye Tourmaline - photos doesn't do this gem any justice
Burmese Pink Tourmaline  "Eye" 
Large Burmese Hackmanite Cab - Great Color Changer  (On Hold!)
Unique Amethyst Quartz Crystal Slice with another colored Quartz Crystal contained within the slice
Wonderful 35+ct Ametrine, a 5+ct Ouro Preto Topaz and a nice green-blue 3+ct Nuristani Tourmaline (very old rough in our inventory).  All are Concave Faceted - producing not only beautiful but interesting pieces. 
Two Large Color Changing Turkish Diaspores, carved/grooved in a similar fashion above.
Recent Additions from our International Travels Abroad:
Alexandrite Cat's Eye, Pink Scapolite from Burma that fluoresces, a Grossular Garnet that also fluoresces, Bluish Purple Amethyst (parcel sold to a jewelry manufacturer), Ruby and Sapphire, including Fancy Multi-Colored Sapphire and Padparadschas, unique one of a kind Opals, many Star Sapphires, Blue Moonstones, various colored Spinels, a carved Iolite Chameleon, neon Apatite, Green Sphene, Tsavorite, Demantoid Garnet, Chrysoberyl,  Cat's Eye Chrysoberyl, a Diamond Crystal (2.8+cts) with a flower-like Hydrogen Cloud (currently at GIA being studied for possible publication), as well as Blue, Yellow and Green Zircon! 
AND MUCH MUCH MORE…..

Gemstones in Cutting:
Two pieces of special Ametrine just out of the Anahi Mine in Bolivia, two blue Tourmalines and a few Oregon Sunstones are currently in the possession of our cutter and will become available when completed.




All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for July 2016!


Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for July 2016:

This Month's Special:  344ct Intarsia Signed and Numbered by the Canadian Artist Paul Davis
Save $200!

This Month's Gem News:   Faceting of 2015 Arkansas "Esperanza" Diamond
Master Diamond Cutter Mike Botha Takes On Esperanza - Read More…

Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones: 
98+ct Color Changing (Clear to Lilac to Pink) YAG is relisted as we are offering a copy of the article/magazine where it was published/discussed.
Two special Fossilized Orthoceras from the All That Glitters Collection, purchase about 30 years ago - Free stand and shipping/insurance!
Anticipated in the future, larger sized Blue Spinels…
We have reposted a previous item, adding more information and a link to GIA's Gems & Gemology, as they just published an article on a similar crystal - Spinel Crystal with Triangle!
Murchie Gold Mining non-cancelled Stock Certificate - 100 shares, dated 1906
Color Change (3.08ct), Imperial (3.52ct) and Umbalite (12+ct) are just back from the cutters!
A Wonderful, Large 1.56ct Natural Alexandrite has been certed by GIA.  GIA has indicated a color change of blue green to purple - the best color change available.  Cert is now available - check it out….
50 Million Year Old Male Ant in Amber - brass stand available if desired
76ct Carved Labradorite Ganesh with an absolutely wonderful blue sheen across the surface - like Blue Moonstone!  (On Hold!)
3 Teal Colored Fluorite Crystals
Fine Blue/Pink Bicolor Tourmaline Cat's Eyes - posted on Facebook; view the comments it received!....
3.59ct Round Blue MONTANA Sapphire - A Must See in Person!
Neon Pinkish Red Vietnamese Spinel
Fine Ruby Red Burmese Spinel
Large Deep Pink Ice Colored Spinel
6+ct Oval Orange Spessartite Garnet
Burmese Bluish Spinel
Blue Moonstone
Faceted Opal with nice play of color
Amethyst-Colored Purple Garnet (this material has been a big hit on the market as well as in Tucson)
Large Rhodolite Garnet
Unusual Bicolor (Bluish/Pink) Cat's Eye Tourmaline
Orangy Cat's Eye Tourmaline - photos doesn't do this gem any justice
Burmese Pink Tourmaline  "Eye" 
Large Burmese Hackmanite Cab - Great Color Changer  (On Hold!)
Unique Amethyst Quartz Crystal Slice with another colored Quartz Crystal contained within the slice
Wonderful 35+ct Ametrine, a 5+ct Ouro Preto Topaz and a nice green-blue 3+ct Nuristani Tourmaline (very old rough in our inventory).  All are Concave Faceted - producing not only beautiful but interesting pieces. 
Two Large Color Changing Turkish Diaspores, carved/grooved in a similar fashion above.
Recent Additions from our International Travels Abroad:
Alexandrite Cat's Eye, Pink Scapolite from Burma that fluoresces, a Grossular Garnet that also fluoresces, Bluish Purple Amethyst (parcel sold to a jewelry manufacturer), Ruby and Sapphire, including Fancy Multi-Colored Sapphire and Padparadschas, unique one of a kind Opals, many Star Sapphires, Blue Moonstones, various colored Spinels, a carved Iolite Chameleon, neon Apatite, Green Sphene, Tsavorite, Demantoid Garnet, Chrysoberyl,  Cat's Eye Chrysoberyl, a Diamond Crystal (2.8+cts) with a flower-like Hydrogen Cloud (currently at GIA being studied for possible publication), as well as Blue, Yellow and Green Zircon! 
AND MUCH MUCH MORE…..

Gemstones in Cutting:
Two pieces of special Ametrine just out of the Anahi Mine in Bolivia, two blue Tourmalines and a few Oregon Sunstones are currently in the possession of our cutter and will become available when completed.




All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for July 2016!


Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for July 2016:

This Month's Special:  344ct Intarsia Signed and Numbered by the Canadian Artist Paul Davis
Save $200!

This Month's Gem News:   Faceting of 2015 Arkansas "Esperanza" Diamond
Master Diamond Cutter Mike Botha Takes On Esperanza - Read More…

Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones: 
98+ct Color Changing (Clear to Lilac to Pink) YAG is relisted as we are offering a copy of the article/magazine where it was published/discussed.
Two special Fossilized Orthoceras from the All That Glitters Collection, purchase about 30 years ago - Free stand and shipping/insurance!
Anticipated in the future, larger sized Blue Spinels…
We have reposted a previous item, adding more information and a link to GIA's Gems & Gemology, as they just published an article on a similar crystal - Spinel Crystal with Triangle!
Murchie Gold Mining non-cancelled Stock Certificate - 100 shares, dated 1906
Color Change (3.08ct), Imperial (3.52ct) and Umbalite (12+ct) are just back from the cutters!
A Wonderful, Large 1.56ct Natural Alexandrite has been certed by GIA.  GIA has indicated a color change of blue green to purple - the best color change available.  Cert is now available - check it out….
50 Million Year Old Male Ant in Amber - brass stand available if desired
76ct Carved Labradorite Ganesh with an absolutely wonderful blue sheen across the surface - like Blue Moonstone!  (On Hold!)
3 Teal Colored Fluorite Crystals
Fine Blue/Pink Bicolor Tourmaline Cat's Eyes - posted on Facebook; view the comments it received!....
3.59ct Round Blue MONTANA Sapphire - A Must See in Person!
Neon Pinkish Red Vietnamese Spinel
Fine Ruby Red Burmese Spinel
Large Deep Pink Ice Colored Spinel
6+ct Oval Orange Spessartite Garnet
Burmese Bluish Spinel
Blue Moonstone
Faceted Opal with nice play of color
Amethyst-Colored Purple Garnet (this material has been a big hit on the market as well as in Tucson)
Large Rhodolite Garnet
Unusual Bicolor (Bluish/Pink) Cat's Eye Tourmaline
Orangy Cat's Eye Tourmaline - photos doesn't do this gem any justice
Burmese Pink Tourmaline  "Eye" 
Large Burmese Hackmanite Cab - Great Color Changer  (On Hold!)
Unique Amethyst Quartz Crystal Slice with another colored Quartz Crystal contained within the slice
Wonderful 35+ct Ametrine, a 5+ct Ouro Preto Topaz and a nice green-blue 3+ct Nuristani Tourmaline (very old rough in our inventory).  All are Concave Faceted - producing not only beautiful but interesting pieces. 
Two Large Color Changing Turkish Diaspores, carved/grooved in a similar fashion above.
Recent Additions from our International Travels Abroad:
Alexandrite Cat's Eye, Pink Scapolite from Burma that fluoresces, a Grossular Garnet that also fluoresces, Bluish Purple Amethyst (parcel sold to a jewelry manufacturer), Ruby and Sapphire, including Fancy Multi-Colored Sapphire and Padparadschas, unique one of a kind Opals, many Star Sapphires, Blue Moonstones, various colored Spinels, a carved Iolite Chameleon, neon Apatite, Green Sphene, Tsavorite, Demantoid Garnet, Chrysoberyl,  Cat's Eye Chrysoberyl, a Diamond Crystal (2.8+cts) with a flower-like Hydrogen Cloud (currently at GIA being studied for possible publication), as well as Blue, Yellow and Green Zircon! 
AND MUCH MUCH MORE…..

Gemstones in Cutting:
Two pieces of special Ametrine just out of the Anahi Mine in Bolivia, two blue Tourmalines and a few Oregon Sunstones are currently in the possession of our cutter and will become available when completed.




Monday, June 20, 2016

Spinel 2.84ct - Pewter Blue (hints of Lilac!)

Large Natural Blue Sapphire Crystal 14+cts!

GIA Certed 0.91ct PADPARADSCHA Sapphire