Friday, April 29, 2016

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for May 2016!

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

This Month's Special:  10% off ANY Spessartite Garnet
Enjoy the Savings on Any Spessartite Garnet of your Choosing!

This Month's Gem News:   Excerpts From Article Regarding Tucson 2016 Prices/Sales
Just the other month, we noted our thoughts of the recent Tucson Show and where gemstone prices could be headed. We located another opinion online from a person responsible for reporting on gemstone trends and thought we would share excerpts with the public
Read More…

Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones: 
No new gemstones have been recently added, but by the second week of May, we will post information
and photos of newly faceted garnets:  Color Change (3.09ct), Imperial (3.52ct) and Umbalite (10+ct)
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; cert is now available - check it out….
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:
A large Umbalite Garnet, Color Change Garnet and Imperial/Champagne Garnet have just been faceted and we will receive these by mid-May.  Keep visiting our Newly Photographed page to see these pieces when posted!

Shipping Internationally:
As of March, 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.

New Payment Possibility!:   
This 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!  Contact us and we will provide you with an updated total for your purchase including the shipping and insurance.