are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for February 2016:
This Month's Special: 3.57ct
Gold Yellow Chrysoberyl Oval!
commemorate our new Chrysoberyl Page and feature this relatively unknown
gemstone (at least from the public's perspective), this Monthly Special is a
Chrysoberyl - a savings of $179. Chrysoberyl is a very hard gemstone and
is undervalued for what it is. The best known example of Chrysoberyl is
the color changing variety, which we all know as Alexandrite!
This Month's Gem News: World's
largest blue star sapphire 'found in Sri Lanka'
in Sri Lanka claim that the largest blue star sapphire yet has been discovered
in a mine in the country.... Read More.
Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones:
Alexandrite Cat's Eye, Pink Scapolite from Burma that fluoresces, a Grossular
Garnet that also fluoresces, Ruby and Sapphire, including Fancy Multi-Colored
Sapphire and 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 Garnet, 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! Note that the Blue Moonstone and Red Garnet have not been
photographed as of yet and hopefully will be available upon our return from
Tucson in mid-February. (The Blue Sheen of the Moonstone and true red
color of the Garnet is extremely difficult to capture).
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!
gemstones have recently returned from our cutter - a Wonderful Ametrine, a 5+ct
Ouro Preto Topaz which has gotten many comments/compliments after being posted
on Facebook, and a nice blue with some green 3+ct Nuristani Tourmaline (very
old rough in our inventory). All are Concave Faceted - producing not only
beautiful but interesting pieces.
New Link/Page - Chrysoberyl:
now have sufficient inventory of Chrysoberyl (various yellows, cat's eyes,
Alexandrite, a specimen etc.) to create a separate page for Chrysoberyl.
We have also decided to offer a Chrysoberyl gemstone for this Month's Special
to commemorate this new page!
New Link/Page - Star Sapphire:
a large purchase of Star Sapphire recently, we have created this new page which
may be found under the Sapphire category in the left hand navigation column, or
as a link at the bottom of every Sapphire page.
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 to be Studied at GIA:
has requested several more gemstones in the All That Glitters inventory to be
brought to Tucson for
among the lab personal to see if they will be brought back to GIA in Carlsbad
for study and possible
publication in Gems and Gemology Magazine.
All That Glitters Yellow Beryl Cat's Eyes Studied at GIA and
Appear in Gems and Gemology:
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