Thursday, September 29, 2016

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for October 2016!

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

This Month's Special:  2.54ct Padparadscha Colored Spinel
A beautiful large 2.54ct Padparadscha Color Spinel - orangy pink, priced to move.  If not sold in October, the price will be increased, but still far below what one would expect for this color.

This Month's Gem News:   50 Shades of Jade…
Read more about Jade and see a Jade bangle anticipated to fetch over Six Million Dollars!

Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones: 
Large 2.54ct Orangy Pink Spinel - This Month's Special - Don't Miss it!
Perhaps our last Grooved Ametrine, in a square shape, with wonderful color separation as well as mixing!  Check it out….
An incredible Grooved Ametrine Round - priced behind the scenes but not sure if we will sell it as it may be entered into a cutting edge competition.
(There is a waiting list for our Grooved Ametrine - a 35ct Emerald Cut was just sold - a few others are coming; if interested, let us know and be put on the waiting/wishing list!)
Large Herkimer Diamond Cluster with typical contrasting inclusions
Nice Blue Spinel (4.40cts) with crystal inclusions
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 Shifter, Blue, Purple and Color Shifting Pink - the large purple oval as well as the color shifting round are 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 have been invited to fly out to Montana with this Sapphire for discussions, as well of a tour of the MT Sapphire Mining areas and to meet those involved in active mining!  It seems that this MT Sapphire is destined to appear in a book devoted to Montana Sapphires - it is currently being photographed by the well-known gemstone photographer, Robert Weldon).

Gemstones in Cutting:
One more piece of special Ametrine (Anahi Mine, Bolivia - only place in the world where it comes from and we have known the mine owner for decades) has been finished and will be available once the last of our rough is faceted by our special cutter and has been returned.  This most recently completed Ametrine is an oval and is over 45cts.  The cutting style is concave cut and not the grooved we have been doing.  It takes our cutter about 5-7 days to complete a large gemstone in the grooved style - it is costly, as you can imagine, and due to the pressure required to cut and polish, he is due for shoulder surgery in November.  Due to the time, cost and other issues, we may not be able to create larger gemstones in this cutting style.  Our past pricing of this material has been quite low considering the cost to cut as well as the unique special rough that is required.  Chrome Tourmaline and Oregon Sunstone (with schiller) are currently in the possession of our cutter and will become available when completed in the next few weeks.  The cutting style of these pieces will be determined by the cutter.

More All That Glitters Gemstones to be Studied at GIA:
We are awaiting the return of our gems from the GIA Lab and we understand that one will appear in Gems & Gemology Magazine in the future.  Our Faceted Moroccan Amethyst with the Enhydro will be in Gems & Gemology Magazine, the International Gem News section, of the upcoming Fall 2016 issue, which will mailed from GIA at the end of October.  One of the GIA staff who was involved in the study of this gem has expressed an interest in purchasing it - we will price it shortly for any our online or trade customers to consider.