are the changes to look for on the All That Glitters Website for July 2013:
Month's Special: Stainless Steel Pendants - Slices of the Gibeon Meteorite
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
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:
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.
"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
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