All That Glitters Website Changes and Info for January 2009
This Months Special: 3.95ct Oval Blue Zircon
One of our popular gemstones and colors, this deep blue zircon will show lots of dispersion under the right lights, just like diamond! A very nice sized gemstone for a ring or pendant, without being over large, and smaller gems will not have this intense blue color...
Gem News: Winza Ruby from Tanzania and What is All This Pink Zircon about?
Observations by L. Allen Brown, owner of All That Glitters on various new finds coming to the market, especially the over abundance of pink Zircon, something that really hadn't been seen before considering all the colors that Zircon can be found in. Greens and Reds are rare, nice Orange is uncommon, but we haven't seen pink before. Should this send up a 'red' flag like Andesine Feldspar over the past few years? L. Allen Brown starts his investigation.
Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones:
The last of the large neon or teal blue Madagascar Apatite rough has been faceted by our award winning master cutter. This material is over 10 years old and we finally have faceted in. We have seen lower quality which is smaller, included and doesn't have such a nice color, not to mention that we don't know of anyone else putting the time, effort and money to produce gemstones in this material that could be entered in cutting competions! The prices out there are actually more than what we are asking.
A wonderful matched pair of pinkish/purply Sapphires are available - rare to find a good match and in this unique color! Our first faceted Oregon Sunstone has come back from our master cutter, as well as a recut Burmese Spinel.
We have re-photographed three fine blue Sapphires for a customer, and we are sharing the new photos with everyone. These appear on the New Page as well as on our Sapphire Page.
Currently in the Cutting Process by Our Award Winning Master Cutter:
Nothing currently in faceting. All larger important rough has currently been faceted, and no other material is being re-faceted. Though we have some fine blue green, neony blue, teal and similar colors from Nuristani area of Afghanistan, we have sufficient gemstones already faceted and have no plans to facet this old and valuable material for the time being.
Make A Wish:
We are off to Tucson in the near future - end of January/early February. If there is anything that you have been wanting but haven't found as of yet, please let us know and we will attempt to make that purchase for you, assuming we find it and it is something that we feel comfortable with in the All That Glitters Inventory; it has to pass our cutting, inclusion, size, color and the normal rigorous demands, including price!