Monday, March 28, 2016

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for April 2016!

Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for April 2016:

This Month's Special:  4.32ct Custom Concave Cut Color Shifting Turkish Diaspore!
Color shift is from a nice celery green to a champagne perhaps with a sparkle of rose depending on the lights.  This is a very large clean gem compared to what is out there on the market, and it is a VERY special cut being a custom one-of-a-kind design.  For this size and custom cutting by a well-known award winning cutter, one can't find a lower price!

This Month's Gem News:   Interesting Inclusions (Petroleum) Found in Quartz Crystals
…"we have received the special quartz crystal from Mr. Anwar Afghan. This quartz weight 21.53 cts. and has a double terminated crystal shape. It was said to originate from Himalaya Mountain in Pakistan-Afghanistan area."  Read More…

Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones:
Newly Added:
Wonderful large 1.56ct Natural Alexandrite has been certed by GIA and will be available shortly.  GIA has
indicated a color change of blue green to purple - the best color change typically available.  The cert will be posted shortly. 
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 back recently
6+ct Oval Orange Spessartite Garnet
Burmese Bluish Spinel
Blue Moonstone
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)
Large Rhodolite Garnet
Unusual Bicolor (Bluish/Pink) Cat's Eye Tourmaline
Orangy Cat's Eye Tourmaline
Burmese Pink Tourmaline  "Eye"
Burmese Ruby Red Spinel Crystal with natural Triangular growth structure on crystal face
One Large Burmese Hackmanite Cab - Great Color Changer
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!
Recent Additions from our International Travels Abroad:
Alexandrite, 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, 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! 

Gemstones in Cutting:
Large Umbalite Garnet, Color Change Garnet and Imperial/Champagne Garnet - currently in cutting and we will receive these in early May.

Shipping Internationally:
As of last month, there will no longer be the possibility of  USPS Registered shipping for smaller valued packages.  International shipments will be via Federal Express, regardless of value; we will continue to insure all packages through another party.  International Shipping starts at $150 and is based on the insured value.