All That Glitters Website Changes and Info for December 2008
This Months Special: 3.91ct Neon Yellowish-Orange Spessartite/Mandarin Garnet
Gem News: Paraiba Lawsuit Dismissed
There has been a court battle going on over using the term Paraiba and whether this term must refer to the bright neony blue Tourmaline from that particular state (Paraiba) in Brasil (or even a particular mine in that state) or whether 'similarly' colored material, with similar elemental composition but coming from other countries could indeed be called Paraiba.
We have our own thoughts on this - visit our Gem News Page to read more...
Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones:
We have a Burmese Spinel that was recut by our Master Cutter. A large beauty!
10.15ct Neon Blue Apatite from Madagascar faceted by our Master Cutter - custom cut named: Kitty Kat "Kut"
A very rare unique Tourmaline, which is both a Bicolor and a Cat's Eye, has been photographed. We recently saw a similar one and the wholesale price was twice that of the All That Glitters' price. This difference in price means a savings of $2,514 off the wholesale price for the All That Glitters' customer who wishes this unique piece. Note that this gemstone has been photographed and may appear in a second edition of gemstones when it hits the shelves sometime in 2009. (This is also the initial public offering for this unique gemstone and the price may increase in the future if not sold - currently priced to move!)
A few more pieces that were newly photographed and available in the recent past include:
1.10ct Certified Demantoid Garnet
1.18ct GREEN Sapphire
A link to:
Custom Designed, Hand-Made Sterling Silver with Rhodium Plating Jewelry set with All That Glitters' Gems
Large Faceted Diaspores - many recently photographed - Faceted by our Master Cutter who has won a number of awards for his faceting skills, as well as an award back in about 1995 as well as this year for faceting a spectacular Diaspore. For our fine Diaspores, he is our one and only cutter!
Currently in the Cutting Process by Our Award Winning Master Cutter:
Sometime within the next few weeks, we expect our Master Cutter to return two Neon Blue or Teal
Madagascar Apatites, as well as an Oregon Sunstone that we unearthed during our October Oregon Sunstone
30+ Photos of Gemstones from the All That Glitters Inventory to Appear in Gemstone Book:
Yes, in the upcoming second edition of a gemstone book, All That Glitters may have up to (or even more!) 30 photos of gemstones appearing in that book. Why? We are known for the unique, unusual, exclusive, high end gemstones and what better for a book to show the cream of the crop, as they say... Most of these gemstones are available currently in our inventory. For those that have been selected, you will see the following indication:
(Photographed for possible publication in an upcoming book on gemstones!)
A good number of our gemstones have been in publications such as Gems and Gemology Magazine by GIA, Jewelers Circular Keystone (JBT), Cedar Wings Magazine (published as an inflight magazine in the Middle East where all photos of gemstones/rough in the article came from the All That Glitters' Inventory!), and many more. There are collectors out there who desire to collect gemstones that have been published and seen throughout the world. Many people enjoy sharing their personal gemstone treasures with others, whether it is an unset gemstone in a collection or set into a piece of jewelry, especially when they can pull out a magazine, an article or a book on gemstones, open it up and show the article on the actual gemstone they are displaying!...