are the changes to look for on the All That Glitters Website for March 2013:
Month's Special: An Incredible Aquamarine Crystal!
Afghani Aquamarine Crystal with some of the original matrix attached at the
bottom. This is from
a famous locality and also from a famous collector/businessman.
This Month's Gem News: Ethiopia to Ban Export of
been talk for some time that Ethiopia would ban the export of rough Opal,
keeping the material in their
country to be fashioned locally. When
this happens, expect pricing to increase across the board.
Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones:
The largest and one of the finest Tsavorites we have had in over 30
years - a 3.10ct beauty!
Emerald Cut NATURAL Green Sapphire - a sweet piece as they say….
Approximately 9 Minerals Specimens
including: Tourmaline on matrix, Quartz Geode with
Tourmaline Slices, Smoky Quartz Crystals with wonderful inclusions, an
incredible Afghani Aquamarine Crystal from a famous collector/business, 2
unusual Agate slices, fine group of Amethyst Cactus (also called Amethyst
Stalagtites) and a Mexican Amethyst Crystal Specimen.
Three Gibeon Meteorite Pendants
Two LARGE Swedish Meteorite Cubes weighing over 500 grams and 1000 grams
- custom etched!
landscape Intarsia with fossilized algae - signed and numbered by the artist.
Gemstones in Cutting:
currently with the exception of custom faceted gems for one of our customers.
Prices are up
up up and up!
Auction House to sell All
That Glitters' Alexandrite?:
2.07ct Natural Certed Alexandrite in inventory is under discussion with a well
known auction house on the West Coast as a potential item in an upcoming
auction. A custom design has been chosen
of 18kt White Gold with F-G/VS Diamonds.
When completed perhaps in May, it will may be scheduled for display in
Los Angeles, Paris and Hong Kong prior to sale.
See a photo of what the piece may look like when completed!
News from Abroad:
gemstones continue to climb and mining is increasing, saving many mines that
had closed or scaled back over the past several years due to the costs of
mining and the world economy. However, with renewed interest from Brasil
and China, as well as other countries, it is now economically feasible to
continue to mine as prices of gemstones firm up and rise.