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

Sunday, June 19, 2016

PADPARADSCHA Sapphire, 1.02ct, UNHEATED, GIA Certed!

UV Reactive Burmese Pink/Orange Certed 15.68ct Scapolite

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Alexandrite 165pt cushion - GIA Certed! Super Gem...

Sunday, May 29, 2016

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for June 2016!


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

This Month's Special:  Fordite - What is it?  Visit the page below and find out!
Our previous pieces of Fordite appeared in a book on gemstones.  They were all purchased by one jewelry designer.  This material appeals to historians as well as those who have a penchant for cars, as well as vibrant interesting colors.  GIA has just published an article on the material, so our few select pieces of Fordite are now highlighted and appear on Sale on This Month's Special page.  We only have several new pieces - could be the last we ever have, as this material is no longer available as it once was…

This Month's Gem News:   "Sapphires SOAR, as they become the MUST Have Gem for 2016"
"DIAMONDS may be forever... but sapphires are soaring, at least when it comes to marking an engagement for increasing numbers of couples, according to Bonhams…"
Read More…

Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones: 
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!
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!
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"
Burmese Ruby Red Spinel Crystal with natural Triangular growth structure on crystal face Large Burmese Hackmanite Cab - Great Color Changer
Unique Amethyst Quartz Crystal Slice with another colored Quartz Crystal contained within the slice
Back from our Award Winning U.S. Cutter - a Wonderful 35+ct Ametrine, a 5+ct Ouro Preto Topaz which has gotten many comments/compliments after being posted on Facebook, 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.  Though the photos are very nice for these pieces, a few people who have seen them in person and have commented that they look better in person than the photos!
Two Large Color Changing Turkish Diaspores, carved/grooved in a similar fashion above - these gems as well as the Ametrine, Topaz and Tourmaline described above are in our CA office and not available for a few months.
Recent Additions from our International Travels Abroad:
Alexandrite Cat's Eye, Pink Scapolite from Burma that fluoresces, a Grossular Garnet that also fluoresces, 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:
We have 6 new pieces of special Ametrine just out of the Anahi Mine in Bolivia.  We will have our special facetor/cutter groove a piece or two, creating similar pieces to what we have shared/sold to our customers in the past and that have been very well received.

Shipping Internationally:
As of March, there will no longer be the possibility of  USPS Registered shipping for smaller valued packages.  International shipments will be via Federal Express, regardless of value; we will continue to insure all packages through another party.  International Shipping starts at $150 and is based on the insured value.

New Payment Possibility!:   
This method of bank account to bank account transfer is becoming more popular. One can send funds directly from a Popmoney account or via an individual's bank account if the bank uses Popomoney.
To promote this method of payment, we are offering 1% back on purchases made using Popmoney!  Contact us and we will provide you with an updated total for your purchase including the shipping and insurance.

More All That Glitters Gemstones to be Studied at GIA:
GIA has requested several more gemstones in the All That Glitters inventory to be brought to Tucson for discussion among the lab personal to see if they will be brought back to GIA in Carlsbad for study and possible future publication in Gems and Gemology Magazine.   As of the Tucson Show, GIA currently has 4 gemstones they are studying.
               
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