Sunday, June 28, 2015

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for July 2015!

Here are the changes to look for on the All That Glitters Website for July 2015:

This Month's Special:  Two Specials This Month!
1.)  We have looked at our Carved/Sculpted Oregon Sunstone (14+cts).  It seems the price per carat was calculated
using the wholesale reference, The Guide(2010), but the price was for faceted gems that typically loose 80% of their weight during the faceting process.  The recovery for carvings is higher.  We have looked at the cost of cutting, the cost of the rough and have re-priced this unusual gemstone accordingly.  Therefore the price has changed dramatically!
2.)  We are offering our first Customer Appreciation Discount for the month of July - to those customers who have made purchases from January 1st of this year to June 27th.  We will credit 5% back to those previously purchasing customers on their new July purchases, if they made a purchase from All That Glitters during the time frame noted above.  Credit will be given upon receipt and acceptance of the purchase.
This Month's Gem News:  All That Glitters Shows the Savings to our Diamond Customers
We were contacted recently regarding a 3.03ct VSI/G Emerald Cut EGL Certed Diamond found using our Diamond Search Engine.  Besides requesting the cert, she was questioning why the price was so low as in other places she sought a similar diamond, they were approximately $10,000 more.  Yes, $10,000 more…  We explain how All That Glitters offers value and low pricing on our Certed GIA and EGL(USA) Diamonds!.... 

Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones:
Oregon Sunstone Carved/Sculpted by Award Winning Artist - another must see!
For a few special gemstones, we have added videos:
          9ct Color Changing Diaspore
          10+ct Neon Apatite (Paraiba Color)
          18+ct California Oceanview Mine Kunzite
We are closing out our Alpaca Fashion Earrings - 10 pairs for only $100 including shipping and insurance!
An incorrect price appeared on an oval Tanzanite - and we are placing this on the Newly Photographed page also.
A very impressive Sapphire/Diamond Ballerina Ring is available
Carved Amethyst Ganesh, weighing over 42cts and from the All That Glitters Collection
Scapolite with Rainbow/Iridescent Inclusions written up in Gems&Gemology Magazine - story revealed
Kite shaped Oregon Sunstone with Schiller, weighing 4.21cts
A 2.04ct Reddish Orange Unheated Sapphire has been Certed by GIA
Wonderful Natural Brasilian Agate slices have been photographed - real beauties when held up or lit
Check out the Wonderful HACKMANITE (must see!) - our last one; deposit is not producing - ours is a high quality gem
A large 6+ct Burmese Peridot
Two very fine Certed (GIA)Natural Alexandrites both weighing 1.03ct (oval is SOLD; the uniquely color changing pear shape is still available and at a wonderfully low price!)
A Rare Faceted Amethyst from Morocco with Enhydro(water/gas)
Two Red Burmese Spinels
One ORANGE Mahenge Spinel - have never seen one like this before!
A Rare Pad-Colored Burmese Spinel
Color Shifting Unheated Madagascar Sapphire
An Unusually Colored Sapphire from a new find in Nigeria (looks like a Cobalt Spinel!)
A Magenta Pink Oval Sapphire
Almost Clear Cat's Eye Moonstones with VERY Sharp Eyes
Ethiopian Opal - Lots of Color Play
Four Quartz with aesthetically pleasing and very collectable Inclusions!
Roman Coin set into a Sterling Silver Pendant with 3 Round Garnets - includes the chain/free shipping/ins (SOLD!)
Two Splendid Large Agate Slices for Home Decorators - smaller pieces also available
Yellow Beryl Crystal with Smoky Quartz Crystal
Light Green Fluorite Cluster from China
Unusual Termination on an Aquamarine Crystal - see it to believe it!
Five Nice Amethyst/Quartz Crystals/Specimens with Enhydros
Extremely Large Multiple Enhydros in Quartz Crystal/Specimen - photos with detail and video available
Large Pyrite on Matrix from Spain
Palm-sized Pyrite on Matrix with Quartz Crystal Growth (Peru)!
Clean and Nicely Formed Topaz Crystal from Pakistan - Facet Rough or Specimen
Cherry Creek Intarsia - 12 pieces, purchased for their beautiful designs

New Pages - Sculpted/Carved Gemstones and Decorator Items:
Sculpted or Carved Gemstones/Minerals:
Larger mineral specimens, sculpted/carved gemstone material, antiquities, etc.:

L. Allen Brown/All That Glitters Photos and Comments Appear on Trade Website!:
Distinguishing between Rubies and Pink Sapphires (International Gem Society Article) displays
photos from the All That Glitters Website and quotes All That Glitters Owner (L. Allen Brown) in this
article that notes the history of differentiating Ruby from Sapphire.

More All That Glitters Gemstones Studied at GIA:
We have another 5 or so items currently within GIA being studied with the possibility of their publication in Gems and Gemology Magazine in the future.  GIA's Robert Weldon took the photos during the recent Tucson Show.  The items were taken back to GIA Carlsbad for study.
We will keep our customers informed as we obtain more information in the future…
(Unfortunately, GIA is known for taking up to 8 months to return gemstones and up to a year or so before the information obtained from those gemstones/photos taken, appear in Gems & Gemology Magazine!)

Gemstones in Cutting:
One Color Changing Diaspores is being Concave faceted, and two others will be carved/sculpted.
A 90+ct Deeply Colored Ametrine is also being carved/sculpted.
The above 4 gemstones are being faceted/carved by another award winning cutter.
Our hopes of increasing our Opal inventory with large fine quality Opals have been dashed.  After removing the mud/matrix from what seemed to be outstanding Opal, we were left with smaller pieces after trimming out issues, grinding down areas, etc.  This represents a loss of thousands of dollars, but this is the risk when one purchases rough material - as one is never sure of the outcome.  We will be attempting to cab a few items from the above noted rough pieces sometime in the future.

Welcome to Our New Customers from the Following Countries:
Singapore; Australia and the United Kingdom/Denmark.

Monday, June 22, 2015

9.00ct Color Changing Turkish Diaspore

10.78ct Paraiba-colored Neon Apatite

18.85ct Oval California Kunzite

Thursday, June 04, 2015

"Sapphire-like Color" Tanzanite - 10mm Round

Fine Oval Burmese Peridot weighing 6.14cts

Carved/Scuplted/Faceted Ametrine - 21.95cts