Friday, November 29, 2013

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for December 2013!

Another year has flown by…  It has been a very good year in sales and we thought we would pass our good fortune onto others with respect to this Month's Special, especially for the Holiday Season!  Also, the item which is this Month's Special was destined and sought after by a few of the internationally known auction houses.  In obtaining information as to what our cost would be to auction this special item, we were seeing many fees, some of which included:  commission (25%), shipping/insurance, insurance while in the possession of the auction house, fees for photographing the item for the auction catalog, a fee for a reserve…all these fees add up, so we would rather offer the item to our customers via our monthly email vs. paying all these fees to an auction house.  We are taking some of our annual profit to make this low price possible; funds from this sale will be applied to perhaps another international trip in late 2014 - of course, we don't expect to find another outstanding gem such as this!  See our Monthly Special below for this very special item!

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

This Month's Special:  Certed GIA Large Fine Natural Alexandrite set in Custom 18kt Ring!
Just in time for a VERY Special Holiday Gift for someone!  SAVE $$$$ on this one time deal during the month of December.

This Month's Gem News:  Mount Blanc Climber Finds Mysterious Box of Treasure on Top of Glacier
A French climber working his way across a glacier in the French Alps reportedly stumbled upon a box filled with precious gems worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Read More…

Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones:
Three Great Quartz Pieces with Aesthetic Inclusions
Published Sphene - representing the species on the International Gemological Society's website
Published Ammolite - representing the species on the International Gemological Society's website
Three Opals with Wonderful Play of Color
Two Large Rutilated Quartz
Garnet Cluster with two terminated small Topaz crystals
Nice Aquamarine crystal with mica and a Bicolor Tourmaline Specimen on Matrix!
Super Aquamarine crystal on matrix
Newly mined Pink Tourmaline Spray from the Havey Mine in Maine…
8 Pairs of CZ Earrings - very old inventory from 20+ years ago
Large 2+ct Ruby, well cut, clean and just Certed by GIA
Several Hand Picked Pyrite in Clear Quartz Faceted Gems…
Ethiopian Opal

Gemstones in Cutting:
In the not too distant future, we should have Ethiopian Opal, Opal from Oregon, YAG(featured in the Gemewizard article), Australian Sapphire and much more.  Currently, these items are in cutting and are expected back shortly.  Because we are in transition to our West Coast Office, we will most likely have the faceted gems sent to the CA office and we hope to have photos in perhaps early December.

All That Glitters In The News:
A few more of our gemstones have been published and appear on line - The International Gem Society!  This includes Ammolite and Sphene and the wonderful fact is that they represent their gemstone species!  Below are the two links where you can read more.  Note that two of the Sphenes in the article are available for sale, as well as the one Rare Ammolite with the Blue Flash!