Here are the changes to look for on the All That Glitters website for April 2011:
This Months Special: Save 10% on Fordite - Choose the piece that you like best!
Choose from several pieces of this naturally occurring oddity!
This Months Gem News: 12,000+ct Rough Tanzanite Found!
TanzaniteOne Ltd. has recovered a 12,000-plus ct. tanzanite, one of the largest tanzanite gemstones ever found, it announced March 1...
Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones:
Lots of unique one of a kind pieces, exactly what one expects from All That Glitters!
We have added a number of fine agate pieces. We couldn't pass on these items because the colors, patterns,
sizes and the fact that they were aesthetically beautiful and all natural! Hard to believe that nature can create such wonderful items and we don't even have to facet them - just polish.... Another great find was a piece of Arizona Petrified Wood with the top and front polished, but all the sides have intact bark - really a nice specimen!
Also, Recently Photographed Items Include the following:
Faceted Quartz with Blue Fluorite Crystals
3 INCREDIBLE Flashy Ethiopian Opals, chosen from a large parcel. The Best of the Best. Amazing Colors - photos do not do them justice.
A large Agate Slice with stand - great in reflected light and even better via transmitted light!
4 Fine Pieces of Canadian Ammolite (spent hours choosing only 4 pieces)
18 Pieces of the Finest ARIZONA Fire Agate that I have seen. Got first pick on new material - scarce and not being mined and prices are crazy...
6 pieces of the much awaited Fordite (haven't had this material for years)
Purple Garnet including 3 sets of Matched Pairs - selling below the current wholesale prices seen in two dealers inventory
Two sparking Green Grossular Garnet (1 Round Tsavorite and 1 Cushion Deep Neon Mint Merelani)
270cts Owyhee Sunset Picture Jasper - and what a picture!
Quartz with Tourmaline Needles and some other mineral that looks like Cotton Candy!
361ct Enhydro Light Smoky Quartz (if not sold by late April, a dealer wants it for his private collection)
62ct Quartz Crystal with phantom(?), green chlorite inclusions and ???
Round NEON Pink Sapphire
Deep Purple Sapphire with blue highlights
A signed Rapp With Wood Rhodochrosite/Turquoise Custom One-of-a-Kind Wooden Jewelry box - usually sold in high end galleries
A Fossilized Wood (Agate) Hand-Carved Octopus watching over eggs
Fossilized Walrus Ivory worked by Eskimos for their survival with scrimshaw applied hundreds of years later - both items have appeared in a book on gemstones
Customer Purchases $8,000+ 3.30ct Blue Sapphire from All That Glitters, appraised in PA store at $15,000 retail! We know that our prices are at wholesale, below wholesale, just over wholesale, or in between wholesale and retail, but our forte is not the retail market since our sales are 90% to the trade. Our thoughts were that this piece would be perhaps 50% more in a storefront, but the appraiser felt otherwise, appraising it at over 80% more than the All That Glitters customer purchase price...
All That Glitters Current Inventory of our Available Published
Gemstones - View All That Glitters Gemstones that have appeared in Books, Magazines and Articles and that are available for purchase...
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