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!
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
Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones:
Wonderful large 1.56ct Natural Alexandrite has been certed by
GIA and will be available shortly. GIA
indicated a color change of blue green to purple - the best
color change typically available. The
cert will be posted shortly.
Round Blue MONTANA Sapphire - A Must See in Person!
Pinkish Red Vietnamese Spinel
Ruby Red Burmese Spinel - recut and finally received back from our December
Deep Pink Ice Colored Spine - also recut, and received back recently
Oval Orange Spessartite Garnet
Opal with nice play of color
Purple Garnet (this material has been a big hit on the market as well as in
Bicolor (Bluish/Pink) Cat's Eye Tourmaline
Cat's Eye Tourmaline
Pink Tourmaline "Eye"
Ruby Red Spinel Crystal with natural Triangular growth structure on crystal
Large Burmese Hackmanite Cab - Great Color Changer
Amethyst Quartz Crystal Slice with another colored Quartz Crystal contained
within the slice
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!
Additions from our International Travels Abroad:
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!
Umbalite Garnet, Color Change Garnet and Imperial/Champagne Garnet - currently
in cutting and we will receive these in early May.
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.