are the changes to look for on the All That Glitters Website for April 2015:
This Month's Gem News: ‘Perfect Storms’ Cloud BaselWorld
world’s turmoil has begun to catch up with the superrich, who comprise most of
the demand for the top gemstones, diamonds and designer jewelry pieces offered
at BaselWorld 2015.deposit in Mozambique. The discovery made headlines, the
kind usually reserved for large diamonds…"
More on the above link.
Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones:
A 2.04ct Reddish Orange Unheated Sapphire has been Certed by GIA
Brasilian Agate slices have been photographed - real beauties when held up or
We have photographed our 1.50ct
Round Red Burmese Spinel (placed on the back of a hand and in
diffused light within a large room) for a potential customer - she didn't click
that button to Buy - so available to those who wish a fine Round Red Burmese
Spinel….very few available and prices are very high currently
(check out our other fine recently
purchased Burmese and Mahenge Spinels, unique in color and priced to move!)
Check out the Wonderful HACKMANITE - our last one; deposit is not producing - ours is a
high quality gem
large 6+ct Burmese Peridot
Sunstone with schiller faceted by the award winning Daryl Alexander
very fine Natural Alexandrites both weighing 1.03ct each - currently being
certed at GIA (possibly sold)
Rare Faceted Amethyst from Morocco with Enhydro(water/gas)
ORANGE Mahenge Spinel - have never seen one like this before!
Rare Pad-Colored Burmese Spinel
Shifting Unheated Madagascar Sapphire
Unusually Colored Sapphire from a new find in Nigeria (looks like a Cobalt
Spinel!)(price to increase)
Magenta Pink Oval Sapphire
Clear Cat's Eye Moonstones with VERY Sharp Eyes
Opal - Lots of Color Play
Quartz with aesthetically pleasing and very collectable Inclusions!
Coin set into a Sterling Silver Pendant with 3 Round Garnets - includes the
Splendid Large Agate Slices for Home Decorators
Beryl Crystal with Smoky Quartz Crystal
Green Fluorite Cluster from China
Termination on an Aquamarine Crystal - see it to believe it!
Nice Amethyst/Quartz Crystals/Specimens with Enhydros
Large Multiple Enhydros in Quartz Crystal/Specimen - photos with detail and
Pyrite on Matrix from Spain
Pyrite on Matrix with Quartz Crystal Growth (Peru)!
and Nicely Formed Topaz Crystal from Pakistan - Facet Rough or Specimen
Creek Intarsia - 12 pieces, purchased for their beautiful designs
of our Orangy Pink Sapphires was just Certed by GIA as the coveted variety of
Sapphire - Padparadscha (this 0.91ct gem is currently in Australia and just
waiting for approval before being marked as sold)
New Page - Decorator Items:
Includes larger mineral specimens,
sculpted/carved gemstone material, antiquities, etc.
More All That Glitters Gemstones Studied at GIA:
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…
We have two approx 95ct Deeply Colored Ametrines
that we are currently deciding how to facet and who will do that faceting. Stayed tuned - these pieces will be super
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
Australia Finds All That Glitters in the Month of February AND
have been selling and shipping gemstones to Australia for decades now, but
there has been a large number of newly added customers from Australia over the
past month. As a reminder, gemstones of high value will be shipped by
FedEx and insured in full via a third party. Smaller valued items can be
shipped via USPS with limited insurance. Gemstones of high value will
require a wire (bank to bank) transfer of funds, similar to what is also
required for similar sales in the US and other countries. We believe that our most recent sale of a large unheated
GIA certed Sapphire saved our Australian customer many thousands of dollars off
the expected wholesale price of his gemstone and far more when one considers
what the markup would have been on the retail level…
Tourmaline was sent to Australia this
month as well as two fine Sapphires (which are currently in transit as this
monthly email is being written). Welcome
to all those new customers from Australia!
More countries need to be represented, so
now is the time to be heard and make your All That Glitters purchases!
Prices are not decreasing on the market for fine color.