Sunday, April 27, 2014

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for May 2014!

Here are the changes to look for on the All That Glitters Website for May 2014!:

This Month's Special:  Natural Blue Spinel - Certed!                                                                           
An unusual color (natural) in Spinel, and certed as such.  Priced to move as this Month's Special!

This Month's Gem News:  Three Costly/Beautiful Jewelry Examples at Auction - World Records Set
Hutton-Mdivani Jadeite Necklace Fetches World Record $27.4 Million and more…

Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones:
New Arrival:  Natural Blue Spinel - Certed!
Anticipated Arrival:  Large Scapolite Cab with inclusions - inquiries received already from some of the big players in the mineral world, and a possibility of another publication!
Topaz Crystal from Utah, Green Transparent Terminated Tourmaline Crystal from Brasil, Spinels, Tsavorite, Large Burmese Peridot, Tanzanite, Intarsia, Intaglio, Herkimer Diamond with Water and Sand, Color Changing YAG Boule, Mineral Specimens, Inclusions in Quartz (Fluorite, Lodalite, Pyrite and ?), Opals, Hackmanite, Carved Agate, 4 Peaks Arizona Amethyst, 2 Wonderful versions(sizes) of the Welcome Nugget 1880's Original Tobacco Label available.... Many more gemstones appear on this page as it includes many gemstones that were faceted from our rough a short time ago

Gemstones in Cutting:
Nothing currently in cutting.  However, we do have a Pakistani Topaz Crystal that we hope to have two gemstones faceted from - maybe in the July timeframe.  The owner of All That Glitters may facet this piece  - expected shapes are a triangular and square gem!

All That Glitters In The News:
We understand from one of our customers in the United Kingdom, that our large faceted Kyanite was published in a gemology related trade publication.  Several interesting pieces of All That Glitters were photographed improptunwhile in Tucson by a member representing The Gemological Association of Great Britain.  The group of three ooohh-ed and aaahh-ed over all the items shown from the All That Glitters Collection.  We are waiting to receive a copy of their publication and had hoped for a link to share with our customers, but that link is proprietary and requires a username/password.

Videos to Now Appear on the All That Glitters Website:
We have been striving to have a few videos available for some of our special gemstones.  Unfortunately, our rotating display is back east where we used it on our TV Show, The World of Gemstones, back in the last 90s.  We hope to use this in the future to produce a 360 degree view of some gems.  Currently, we have created videos where the gemstone is held in tweezers and rocked back and forth.  We are still experimenting to insure the color/saturation is as accurate as possible.  Please bear with us.  To date, we have three videos and you can view them here, or visit the pages where the gemstone photo and information is to be found.
1.)  Large Fine Burmese Peridot:  Video   ATG Web Page
2.)  Fine Mahenge Neon Pink Spinel:  Video   ATG Web Page
3.)  12+ct Square Cushion Tanzanite:  Video   ATG Web Page
More videos may be uploaded in the future….