Here are the changes to look for on the All That Glitters Website
This Month's Special: Multiple Gemstone Monthly Special! Something
different for this Month's Monthly Special…multiple gemstones available with
big savings!.... Many of these items
have not been seen on our website previously and some date back to the very
early 1980's. Priced to move!
This Month's Gem News: Recently
Found Blue Diamond Rough Makes Debut!
of the largest blue diamonds ever found ‒ weighing in at 122.53 carats (cts.) ‒
was unveiled this week…
Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones:
inventory that hasn't been seen for over 10 years has been pulled from the
vault and photographed. There is a small
parcel of Natural Sapphire which has been recystallized so that very fine stars
have been created. This material was
certed by GIA in the past and though we didn't request a cert from GIA, we did
see the cert. These 4 Sapphire cabs have
very fine stars and would be very costly if entirely natural. Price to move.
A very nice
bright yellow/gold Square Tourmaline is now available as well as a newly
faceted gemstone (by the owner of All That Glitters) appears on our Newly
Photographed Gemstone Page - 17+ct Square Topaz.
multi-crystal Tourmaline from the Formiga Mine and purchased in 1987 has been
photographed and ready for a new home.
Red Burmese Spinel from a parcel has been photographed - weighs in at 1.41cts;
smaller than expected as the cutter utilized the shape of the crystal and he
did a very good job. From the side, it
has an appearance similar to an old mine/European cut diamond.
Ruby has a new photograph and more information regarding prices of similar
gemstones on the market. We had an
inqiry about this gemstone and the customer was seeking a slightly larger
gemstone and had more funds to compensate, but on our inquiry, a similar one
weighing about 50pts more (0.50cts) would cost over $80,000 more.
on our 0.63ct GIA Certified Yellow Diamond prompted us to scan the cert and
display a link so customers can view the cert.
(This is currently On Hold, but if you have an interest, feel free to
videos were added - one for the almost 100ct Published Color Change
Pink/Lilac/Clear YAG and the unusual Bicolor Opal with the Tiger/Honeycomb
200+ct Green Tourmaline Crystal (cluster) from the Famous Cruzeiro Mine
is here…..Large Scapolite Cab with inclusions - inquiries received already from
some of the big players in the mineral world, and a possibility of another
publication! We are waiting to hear back from GIA's Gems and Gemology,
though the GIA Gem Lab and AGL replied indicating their surprise as to the
items include a 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 (SOLD!),
Color Changing YAG Boule (faceted material from another piece has been
Published), 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
more gemstones appear on this page as it includes many gemstones that were
faceted from our rough a short time ago.
Pinkish Beige Topazes are in cutting, as well as some larger Ethiopian Opal.
UPDATE: One of the Topazes has been completed (see
Newly Photographed Gemstones section above) and the other is expected back from
one of our local cutters shortly. The
Ethiopian Opal has had some issues due to unforeseen inclusions that we have
been forced to cut around, making small pieces.
Also, a unique transparent section of the piece has been faceted vs.
cabbed. Similar to many other pieces of
rough Opal or even colored gemstones, this will be a loss for us, but should
produce some interested pieces for our customers at our expected low prices.
All That Glitters New Business Card Design!
are currently expecting new business cards shortly. We have changed the format that we have had
for decades, changing the gold foil logo and have gone with Magenta (like a Hot
Sapphire!), changed the text style and format in general and actually have a
colored image of gemstones in the lower right hand corner. The back of the card will display our website
address. Those placing orders in one
month or so, should receive this new version.
We hope that you will find it attractive. Feedback, as always, is appreciated.