fast year has gone by and 2016 is here. We are recently back from the Far
East and have made some new purchases. In a few weeks, we will have
images, descriptions, stock numbers and pricing for many items we are sure will
receive attention when posted. Some of
these are very special pieces and will most likely be certed by GIA. These might include: Alexandrite, Alexandrite Cat's Eye, Pink
Scapolite from Burma that fluoresces, a Grossular Garnet that also fluoresces,
unheated Sapphire and Ruby (as well as heated), including Fancy Multi-Colored
Sapphire, Padparadschas, unique one of a kind Opals, many Star Sapphires, Blue
Moonstones, various colored Spinels, a carved Iolite Chameleon, neon Apatite,
Green Sphene, Tsavorite, Aquamarine, a fancy kite-shaped Tanzanite, Demantoid,
Chrysoberyl, Cat's Eye Chrysoberyl, a
Diamond Crystal (2.8+cts) with a flower-like Hydrogen Cloud, as well as Blue,
Yellow and Green Zircon!
are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for January 2016:
This Month's Special: Natural
wonderful natural Agate Slice from the Tabajaran Mine in Rio Grande do Sul,
$40 - including Shipping and Insurance…
This Month's Gem News: 'Grumpy'
Husband Who Found Gold Nugget Sells It For $175K
Victorian man who found a 2.7kg gold nugget after his wife booted him out of
the house for being “grumpy” has sold it for $175,000…
Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones:
MANY newly purchased gemstones from our month in the Far East
will be available on our website shortly. They will appear on our Newly
Photographed page as well as on pages associated with the particular gemstone
from our Carver/Sculptor are two Oregon Sunstones - one is a rich lively
Reddish Orange (SOLD!) and the other displays
Schiller with a color typical of this material (when tipped, one can see the
shiny copper color of the schiller).
of these are carved by hand (v-grooves) as our cutter awaits a new machine for
making smaller diameter concave facets.
has certed 5 more of our gemstones - Rubies, all a Purplish Red. One is
unique as it is purple under fluorescent (and therefore could be called
Sapphire, and it was certed as a Sapphire previously), and it goes purplish red
under incandescent where it picks up more red - enough to be called and certed
as a Ruby! A unique piece.
are also offering a Male Ant in Amber, with the stand. This is an item
that has graced the All That Glitters office for decades - the ant is
approximately 50 Million Years Old - and is fascinating to look at with the
naked eye, loupe or microscope. (This is in our East Coast Office, and
won't be available for shipping until May).
Color Changing Diaspore is being Concave faceted, and two others will be
final piece of Sunstone (Oregon) rough is currently in the possession of our
carver/sculptor. This last piece has HEAVY LARGE Schiller! We recently delivered three final pieces for the end of
2015 - a fan shaped Ametrine, a large Ouro Preto Precious Topaz (orange!) and a
nice blue Tourmaline. Hopefully, he can work his magic on both of
these pieces, but we won't have any of gems in our possession until perhaps the
end of 2015 and hope to post them as soon as possible. (This work is
being created by an award winning cutter whom we are just starting to work as
of 2015.) These newly finished pieces will be posted on our Newly
Photographed page as soon as possible.
(Note that the Ametrine has been finished as well as one piece
of two of the blue Tourmaline; next scheduled is the Imperial Topaz. Once completed, these gemstones will be
returned to All That Glitters and we will post the results! Other rough will be worked on in the future
when our cutter can schedule it.)
New Link/Page - Tribute to Stephen Kotlowski, Supreme Master
added a new link/page at the very bottom of the left hand navigation column
dedicated to our friend/master cutter, Stephen Kotlowski, who passed away
unexpectedly in October 2015. There is information on Stephen, as well as
various photos, and approximately 50 images of gemstones that Stephen either
faceted from All That Glitters rough or re-cut from previously faceted gemstone
purchases. This represents all of our gemstones faceted by Stephen that
are currently available for sale; a few that have recently sold. This is
an unexpected premature ending to the legacy of an experienced cutter who
continued to amaze the gemstone community with his talents.
More All That Glitters Gemstones Studied at GIA: