Saturday, June 29, 2013

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for July 2013!

Here are the changes to look for on the All That Glitters Website for July 2013:

This Month's Special:   Stainless Steel Pendants - Slices of the Gibeon Meteorite (Africa)
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This Month's Gem News:  New Discovery Same Name?
We are not exactly sure about the title and some of the information in the article,  but L. Allen Brown, owner of All That Glitters, is quoted in several places regarding the termsNeon Tourmaline, Paraiba, Paraiba-Like…whether the quotes are accurate or not!

Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones: 
Large Slice of Dendritic Agate set in a Sterling Silver Pendant and chain
The 2.07ct Natural Alexandrite (GIA Certed), has been set into a custom 18kt, white gold setting with a twisted shank surrounded by a halo of G/VS diamonds totaling 0.57cts, is now available for perhaps a limited time.  We are still under discussions for this piece to be displayed in Los Angeles,New York City and Hong Kong, prior to sale at a major auction house.

Gemstones in Cutting:
Rough was just placed in the mail recently and sent to some of our U.S. cutters.  In the not too distant future, we should have Ethiopian Opal, Opal from Oregon, Yellow Beryl from Tajikistan and even Sunstone from the high deserts of Oregon for sale.  Some of these pieces will be cabbed, carved/sculpted and maybe a few faceted!

All That Glitters In The News:
1.)  L. Allen Brown, the owner of All That Glitters, was contacted in April by an author writing for Rapaport, regarding a future article on Neon Tourmaline.  Mr. Brown was able to send comments to the author's questions via email, prior to hitting the road for the drive back east! 
The owner of All That Glitters disagrees with a few statements and quotes in the article.  Magazines, as well as newspapers, will not allow any proofing prior to publishing, so facts become distorted, people misquoted, etc. and that is usually true of most articles as it is with this one.  It does bring to light the issues with terms such as:  Neon Tourmaline, Paraiba, Paraiba-like, New Paraiba, Cuprian Tourmaline, just to name a few.
2.)  "On occasion, gem enthusiasts come across unusual specimens. It almost always occurs unexpectedly, while browsing the trade show floors or during a chance visit to a gem dealer's office. Sometimes they are presented as new minerals, trying to earn the public recognition. However, from time to time, we see something else - a familiar gem with an unfamiliar property or appearance.
These are the one-of-a-kind pieces or collectors' items. Such were the gem specimens we found inL. Allen Brown's bag at the last Tucson show. He is the owner of All That Glitters in Methuen, Massachusetts." 
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