many attendees of the Tucson Show this year, it was a year of getting sick, and
that included the owner of All That Glitters - the 3rd time in about 30 years
of Tucson attendance. Something was
going around the southwest, sending many to bed, to doctors and even one well
known award winning cutter, to the ER for the night. Many took their issues back to their home
states or countries…
are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for March 2016:
This Month's Special: Boulder/Matrix
Opal from Australia weighing 45.67cts!
took some time to purchase from the Aussie who was digging this material. We chose this one piece
a parcel and he really didn't want to sell it at the price we finally
negotiated after about 30 mins. To move
we also priced it to move, asking not much more than what we paid for it - and
seeing how difficult it was to purchase, it must have been a nice low price for
a nice piece!
This Month's Gem News: What Should be Expected in Gemstone Prices in
Allen Brown, owner of All That Glitters, shares what dealers are seeing,
thinking and anticipating as far as gemstone prices, and well as providing his
thoughts on what to perhaps expect. Read
Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones:
added recently includes the following:
Wonderful large 1.56ct Natural Alexandrite with a blue green to
purple color change - currently being certed in GIA.
3.59ct Round Blue MONTANA Sapphire - A Must See in Person!
Neon Pinkish Red Vietnamese Spinel
Fine Ruby Red Burmese Spinel - recut and finally received back
from our December trip abroad
Large Deep Pink Ice Colored Spine - also recut, and received
6+ct Oval Orange Spessartite Garnet
Faceted Opal with nice play of color
Amethyst-Colored Purple Garnet (this material has been a big hit
on the market as well as in Tucson)
Unusual Bicolor (Bluish/Pink) Cat's Eye Tourmaline
Orangy Cat's Eye Tourmaline
Burmese Pink Tourmaline
Burmese Ruby Red Spinel Crystal with natural Triangular growth
structure on crystal face
Two Large Burmese Hackmanite Cabs - Great Color Changers
Unique Amethyst Quartz Crystal Slice with another colored Quartz
Crystal contained within the slice
Back from our Award Winning U.S. Cutter - a Wonderful 35+ct
Ametrine, a 5+ct Ouro Preto Topaz which has gotten many comments/compliments
after being posted on Facebook, and a nice green-blue 3+ct Nuristani Tourmaline
(very old rough in our inventory). All
are Concave Faceted - producing not only beautiful but interesting pieces. Though the photos are very nice for these
pieces, a few people who have seen them in person and have commented that they
look better in person than the photos!
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 (currently at GIA being studied for
possible publication), as well as Blue, Yellow and Green Zircon!
Color Changing Diaspores will be carved/sculpted by our latest award winning
New Payment Possibility!:
method of bank account to bank account transfer is becoming more popular. One
can send funds directly from a Popmoney account or via an individual's bank
account if the bank uses Popmoney.
To promote this method of payment, we are
offering 1% back on purchases made using Popmoney!
us and we will provide you with an updated total for your purchase including
the shipping and insurance.
New Link/Page - Padparadscha (Pad) Sapphire:
have been seeking out this Rarest of Sapphire and have an extraordinary
collection of fine Pads, all GIA Certed - some VERY large and important
Pads. All well cut, eye clean, beautiful
pieces compared to what one finds out there in the market - but then again,
that is our forte, Fine Colored Well Cut Unique Gemstones, and all priced far
below what is expected!
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.
As of the Tucson Show, GIA currently has 4
gemstones they are studying.