All That Glitters Website Changes and Info for May 2009
This Months Special: 17+gram, Solid 14kt, 17 inch, Armenian Rope Chain
Wonderful 17", SOLID 14kt, Yellow Gold Armenian Rope Chain, measuring 4mm wide. This weighs over 17grams and is therefore, over 1/2 an ounce! Nice solid clasp has two features to keep it secure. This is a unique style that is not often seen - it takes a premium due to the time and workmanship required to produce this style. This is one of the most costly chains to make and a major reason one doesn't see this in stores/catalogs. It is a variation of a rope chain, but far more complicated. Priced to move - limited time only as it will be melted down for the gold content in the future!
This Months Gem News: Sunstone Mining in Oregon, Dust Devil Mine 2008
Once again, I found myself flying from Manchester, NH in to Reno, NV, as I had just slightly over one year previously. My goal was the same as it had been then - drive from Reno up past Plush, OR to one of the high deserts within Oregon where I would spend a few days at the Dust Devil Mine in search of Oregun Sunstone! See Photos and read the full story. (This article is also a permanent link on our Blog as well as our Learn More Page.
Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones:
A Suite of Color consisting of two Tourmalines and three Garnets - purchase separately or save $$$ with the parcel purchase.
Large 14ct Radiant Cut (custom faceted 14x10mm for All That Glitters) Cubic Zirconium (CZ); Livelier than Canary Diamond
695ct Zincite Specimen
14kt Armenian Rope Chain - This Months Special
Sterling Silver/Turquoise Hand Made Zuni Pin Signed CJ (we have had this in our vault for possibly 20 years!)
4mm 18" Sterling Silver Diamond Cut Rope Chain
Sterling Silver Ring with nice round Brasilian Garnet - can't purchase the ring OR the Garnet at our asking price...
3 Fluorite Crystals from China - great color - place on your desk, toss them in your hand while on the phone instead of doodling!
Other: 1100+ct Tourmaline Slice, Two Wonderful Bronzes, One of a Kind Meteorite, All Kinds of Mineral Specimens (top notch pieces),
Sapphire, Purple Mozambique Tourmaline, Opal, Tsavorite, Tourmaline, Rings, Oregon Sunstone, Neon Apatite (the rough from which these stones were faceted, was featured in a JCK Article on Apatite), Incredible re-cut Burmese Hot Pink/Red/Orange Spinel and Much Much More on other pages. The items listed above under Other will be removed shortly to their respective pages and taken off of the Newly Photographed Page. There is no guarantee that the prices might increase from their Initial Public Offering (IPO).
Addition to Learn More Page:
We received a nice email from one of our customers who has purchased some very fine gemstones in the past. His email indicates that he does follow our monthly website changes as well as our Blog. We thank him for his feedback as without this feedback, we would not know if anyone was actually reading what we have written!
Special Purply Mozambique Tourmaline - Sold(?):
For those who have been eyeing the 6.10ct Squarish Purply Mozambique Tourmaline, faceted by our Master Cutter, Clean, and with a very unique color shift (we know of no others like this) - we believe that it has sold (currently awaiting input from the purchaser to insure that this particular gemstone will fit the bill, as they say). This is an item that is hard to price, but we priced it at the wholesale price of the Modern Jewelers Article that discussed the Mozambique Tourmaline and the Lavender Colored Gems. We always attempt to price items to move and to keep prices below, at or just above wholesale, without approaching the expected retail figures. Though the one photographed for the article was not clean (not even eye clean), did not have as nice a color as the All That Glitters example, did not color shift and was not faceted by a Master Cutter (most recent award was received at the AGTA Cutting Competition in 2008), we felt the price was very fair and reasonable, but as usual, we are sorry to see it go. This is a gemstone, like many in our inventory (and that certainly includes all of the Purplish Mozambique Tourmaline), that once gone, one can indicate that they are willing to pay 'anything' for a similar gemstone, and the fact is, this material is just not being found and it is just a unique one-of-a-kind piece. To see some of the Mozambique Tourmalines, click on the following link: < Mozambique Tourmalines > Or visit our website, go to the Photo Gallery Page and find the Mozambique Tourmaline link.