Friday, December 30, 2016

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for January 2017!

We are already entering a new year -  Happy New Year...and All That Glitters enters its 36th year in business selling unique high end colored gemstones/diamonds and related items whether it be the trade, collectors, investors or those who just love aesthetically beautiful rare natural items from the earth!...

Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for January 2017:

This Month's Special:  Nice Green 3.39ct Peridot, Well Cut & Clean!
Not often found clean in this size and very often the color has too much yellow - but not this one…

This Month's Gem News:   Spinel Becomes Another Option for August Birthstone!
Spinel is becoming even more Bullish in sales and now as an official August Birthstone, sales should increase as well as pricing - and prices for fine Spinel has always been high, but is going higher with time.
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Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones: 
An interesting Purplish Pink Burmese Spinel with wonderful crystal inclusions (including Belly Button Inclusions) is just in.
Certed Cobalt (Blue) Spinel weighing 1.46ct available shortly - just waiting for customs clearance
4 Sapphires have been Certed by GIA and appear on our Newly Photographed page displaying their newly acquired certs.
We are VERY excited about two incredibly beautiful, one-of-a-kind Ametrines just came back from our cutter.  We are contemplating entering them into the AGTA Cutting Edge Competition; they are priced behind the scenes prior to the contest opening, should anyone be interested.  Send us an email if you would like to be the new owner!
A large 4.99ct Pear Shaped Chrome Tourmaline as well as a
Uniquely shaped curved, multi-stepped Oregon Sunstone full of Copper Schiller is also back from our specialty cutter - look at the cutting and you will see what these are special.
A 2.97ct Glowing Blue Sapphire with a GIA Cert is available
Our 15+ct Trilliant Amethyst with the Enhydro is back from GIA - it will appear in the Fall Edition of Gems & Gemology Magazine!
Large 2.54ct Orangy Pink (Pad-Colored) Mahenge Spinel
Perhaps our last Grooved Ametrine, in a square shape, with wonderful color separation as well as mixing of color. 
Large Herkimer Diamond Cluster with typical contrasting inclusions

Gemstones in Cutting:
We will not be faceting the two large Tourmalines noted in last month's monthly email - the consensus was that the color and return would not be in keeping with All That Glitters high quality and expectations.
One of our cutters does have a piece of Color Changing Diaspore that he is considering how he will work his magic.  Due to the difficulty in cutting this material and the careful consideration required, we do hope to have this finished before the end of 2017.  (Yes, that is 2017)  He might have received this rough as far back as 2015…
The owner of the mine that produces the Ametrine rough has sent us a parcel of the unique material we enjoy working with - all hand-picked by him based on our needs.  Three pieces are in the possession of our concave cutter.  We hope to have some finished pieces by mid to late February.