Saturday, July 30, 2016

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for August 2016!

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

This Month's Special:  Take 20% off ANY Mineral/Crystal Specimen
Clearance on our Minerals/Crystals - Visit our Monthly Special Page to view
the specific pages that are on Sale during the month of August!

This Month's Gem News:   Spinel Gets Another Look
"Without a doubt, the jewelry industry is under the spell of spinel."
(Check out our Spinel page for some incredible Gems as well as Prices!

Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones: 
A 5.05ct Chrome Tourmaline faceted from our rough, by the Multi-Award Winning Dalan Hargrave.  We posted this piece on Facebook as did Dalan - and it has been receiving raves!...  Sign up for our posts on Facebook now:
14.36ct Faceted/Carved and with optical dishes, Oregon Sunstone, re-photographed
2.56ct Concave Faceted Green Blue Tourmaline
3 Wonderfully Colored and Unique Concave Cut Oregon Sunstones!
28+ct Concave Cut Ametrine (On Hold!)
4 variously colored Sri Lankan Spinels (Color Shift, Blue, Purple and Color Shifting Pink - one is On Hold)
True Red Ruby of 0.81cts with IGI Cert/Microfiche has been re-photographed and posted; photos do not do the color or brilliance any justice.
Large Lemurian Quartz Terminated Crystal with etching and orange crystals
Our Stunning Large Round Montana Sapphire is back from GIA with a Cert!
(We are not sure if this is sold, but we have been invited to fly out to Montana with the Sapphire for discussions, as well of a tour of the MT Sapphire Mining areas and to meet those involved in active mining!)
98+ct Color Changing (Clear to Lilac to Pink) YAG is relisted as we are offering a copy of the article/magazine where it was published/discussed.
Two special Fossilized Orthoceras from the All That Glitters Collection, purchase about 30 years ago - Free stands and shipping/insurance!
Reposted previous item, adding more information and a link to GIA's Gems & Gemology, as they just published an article on a similar crystal - Spinel Crystal with Triangle!
50 Million Year Old Male Ant in Amber - brass stand available if desired
Murchie Gold Mining non-cancelled Stock Certificate - 100 shares, dated 1906
76ct Carved Labradorite Ganesh with an absolutely wonderful blue sheen across the surface - like Blue Moonstone!  (On Hold!)
Color Change (3.08ct), Imperial (3.52ct) and Umbalite (12+ct) Garnets are back from one of our newest cutters!
3 Teal Colored Fluorite Crystals
Fine Blue/Pink Bicolor Tourmaline Cat's Eyes - posted on Facebook; view the comments it received!....
Burmese Hackmanite Cab - Great Color Changer  (On Hold!)
Two Large Color Changing Turkish Diaspores - Concave/Carved/Optical Dishes
A Wonderful, Large 1.56ct Natural Alexandrite has been certed by GIA.  GIA has indicated a color change of blue green to purple - the best color change available.  Cert is now available - check it out!.
3.59ct Round Blue MONTANA Sapphire - A Must See in Person!  (Currently at GIA for certing!)
Fine Ruby Red Burmese Spinel
Large Deep Pink Ice Colored Spinel
Amethyst-Colored Purple Garnet (this material has been a big hit on the market as well as in Tucson)
Neon Pinkish Red Vietnamese Spinel
Burmese Bluish Spinel
Faceted Opal with nice play of color
Orangy Cat's Eye Tourmaline - photos doesn't do this gem any justice
Burmese Pink Tourmaline  "Eye" 
Unique Amethyst Quartz Crystal Slice with another colored Quartz Crystal contained within the slice
Wonderful 35+ct Ametrine, a 5+ct Ouro Preto Topaz 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. 

Gemstones in Cutting:
5 more pieces of special Ametrine just out of the Anahi Mine in Bolivia, Chrome Tourmaline and Color Shifting Turkish Diaspore are currently in the possession of our cutter and will become available when completed.  These will be concave/grooved gems when finished.