All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for October 2009
Here are the changes to look for on the All That Glitters website for October 2009:
This Months Special: 1.10ct Certed Demantoid Garnet
At only $375 for this gem, one cannot go wrong for a Certed 1+ct Demantoid!
This Months Gem News: Hope Diamond Mounting to be Re-Designed!
The famous Hope Diamond will undergo a re-design to honor the 50th Anniversary of its donation to the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History.
Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones:
Three fairly large Zircons are available - 1 red and two pinks; all color shift to some extent. This color pink is being wholesaled by
some companies at about $150+/ct in the sizes we have. Our price is currently only $100/ct. The red one is somewhat rare in color.
A wonderful 2.22ct Oval Blue Tanzanian Spinel is up for grabs - a great piece rarely seen in the color and size.
740ct Light Yellow Green Spodumene crystal for the collector or cutter!
Three Natural Oregon Sunstones found in 2008 have been faceted - two can be described as an apricot or light orangey Topaz color, and the other is more saturated and is a nice reddish orange.
A 1.68ct Pear Aussie Multi-Colored Sapphire, also known as a parti-colored Sapphire (and very collectible) has just come back from the cutter.
Two very fine Natural Oregon Sunstones are in the possession of our Master Cutter - one has been completed and is just under 10cts; the other we are awaiting more information on. Visit the link above often to see if the photos have been posted; our goal is to have them up for viewing and sale prior to our departure.
All That Glitters Fighting SPAMMERS:
In order to fight spam, All That Glitters has removed our email address from appearing on our website. Our Intent to Purchase Form, being added to our Monthly Email List and anyone interested in sending email directly to us from our website, will be offered an image of alpha-numeric characters. Entry of the correct characters in the image will then send the Intent to Purchase Form, add the visitor to our Monthly Email list, or display our email address allowing the visitor to send us an email directly. For those on our email list, you already have our email address and this would only affect you should you wish to use the Intent to Purchase Form. Using PayPal directly on our site remains unaffected.
Customer Questions Regarding Payment by Credit Card:
We used to accept all credit cards directly even though our 85% wholesale/trade base paid by check or cash. Credit cards were very easy to accept when we had our TV Show and exhibited at shows that were open to the public. Due to the monthly costs and other associated fees with credit cards/bank charges, we stopped accepting credit cards directly to save money and not have to increase our prices. Our goal has always been to sell items below retail and provide our customers with fine quality at wonderfully affordable prices. We understand that one does not require a PayPal account in order to send funds via a credit card. We have been told by PayPal, that we can send an invoice (via PayPal) to a customers email address and the customer can then use their credit card to make the purchase. Simple and Easy! So if you do not have a PayPal account, do not be discouraged, as you can contact us and we can send you an invoice as described above.
All That Glitters Gemstones in GIA's Gems and Gemology Magazine Once Again:
An article on fading orangey Topaz will be in the next upcoming issue of Gems and Gemology Magazine, (published by GIA). This is one of several articles that has been written on unique gemstones that have passed through the All That Glitters inventory. Though the article is yet to be published, you can see some photos of the actual parcel that was studied by the Bangkok office of GIA, as well as a similar parcel whose color faded on exposure to light.
Though a very different color now, these beige colored gemstones are very brilliant and would make wonderful pieces of jewelry. The interesting story behind them, as well as the photos before/after along with the G&G article make these very collectible!