Here are the changes to look for on the All That Glitters Website for October 2012:
This Month's Special: 3.33ct Oval Tanzanite
A really nice fine Tanzanite of good color, cutting and
clarity and at an extremely low price!
Further below, you can read the news from
abroad - Wholesale Prices of Gemstones are Increasing. (Wholesale Tanzanite
prices are up about 30% over last year)
This Month's Gem
News: Gem Labs and
Appraisals - Isn't as Simple or Straight Forward at Times
It is very disheartening to hear what some people encounter
when they visit labs for identification as well as visiting various appraisers, where values are
literally across the board…
Newly Faceted or
The third Kunzite
faceted from our museum quality specimen, originating from a famous California
mine, is off of our Award Winning Supreme Master Gem Cutters dop. It is a
medium to fairly deep pink, with some
blue under the right lights. The shape is
a custom kite design and would make an extravagant pendant.
A 5+ct Oval Pau D'Arco Amethyst has been photographed after
being in our vaults for about 25 years.
This material has a blue secondary color and is a nice saturated
purple. Some believe it is the finest
Amethyst available; a favorite of ours too!
A nice sized round Nigerian Tourmaline faceted by one of our
local cutters, as well as a really fine Star Corundum and a green Mozambique
Tourmaline Trilliant appear on our Newly Photographed page with dimensions, as
requested by some of our customers.
An Oregon Sunstone specimen on matrix has been photographed;
one can see a nice red as well as schiller within the crystal segment that
appears on the matrix where it formed millions of years ago in volcanic
One of our customers is selling her custom faceted Synthetic
Alexandrite. This is a huge gem and
could be one of the largest gemstones of this material every faceted. Contact us for more information.
All That Glitters in the
The owner of All That Glitters, Mr. Brown, was
recently contacted by an individual who has a blog related to gemstones, and
asked whether he would be interested in writing an article for the blog. The topic eventually decided on - 8
Tips on Purchasing Fine Gemstones Online.
Also, another website that deals with color,
contacted Mr. Brown about the interesting Bicolor Demantoid Garnet that GIA
recently had certed. An article on this
gemstone appears on the the GemeWizard Website on the following page:
andradite, or possibly demantoid? > If
one calls it a Bicolor Demantoid, there is more of a likelihood that one would
understand what this gem entails; whereas if called a Bicolor or Mulicolored
Andradite, most people on the retail side or even within the gem trade, might
not have any idea of the gem species involved.
It was even certed as a Demantoid from one gem
lab - whatever one wishes to call it, it is an oddity and rare.
You can see our photos of this piece along with
the certs on the following page:
Gemstones in Cutting:
We are continuing to facet that gorgeous
Natural Kunzite Crystal from the Big Kahuna area of the Oceanview Mine!
Will be some incredibly intense colors in these
gems when faceted. Of course, our Award Winning Master Cutter is the only
choice to facet these important gemstones. We anticipate some of the
finest Kunzite ever seen, with a color that is a bluish purple pink. It
should stabilize to a deep pink, but Kunzite is known as an evening gemstone;
keep it out of the sun and bright lights, and the color is pretty much
stabile. Irradiated Kunzite being sold by Brasilians, was selling at
$200/ct wholesale for dark pinks. We should be able to provide better
color, gems in smaller sizes and the BEST cutting available, as our Master
Cutter is doing the faceting!
==> The fourth and final gemstone of the above mentioned
crystal is currently being faceted. Once finished, our cutter will send
it back and we will post it on our Newly Photographed page as well as our
News from Abroad:
Tourmaline prices are on the rise, but then
again, what gemstone currently isn't, especially if they are the finer colors,
sizes, etc. which is what All That Glitters is known for...
Email from Africa:
"Yes prices -
certainly Tourmaline - have shot up considerably and not sure if the will
stabilise or come down in the near future as South Americans and chinese are
Just about everything in
Tourmaline has increased except for possibly brown yellow stuff from Tanzania
Dravite. Blues are probably the most highly priced and still very sought after.
Thereafter hot reds and pinks, apple greens. Paraiba is almost unheard of and
prices unbelievable. I think Tourmaline is in short supply right now so if the
color is good anything above 1gm is in demand."
The above quote is for rough, and 1 gram when
cut will be about a 1ct finished gemstone.
Email from Thailand: "Good Tourmaline is up...Rubelite...Blue...Blue
Green....hot Pink....(prices) 3 years ago" are now 5 times higher.
All That Glitters Advice - Buy Now!!
Also, wholesale Tanzanite prices are up about
30% over last year. Don’t Miss our old stock and old prices – some really fine