Here are the
changes on the All That Glitters Website for June 2016:
Fordite - What is it? Visit the page below
and find out!
pieces of Fordite appeared in a book on gemstones. They were all
purchased by one jewelry designer. This material appeals to historians as
well as those who have a penchant for cars, as well as vibrant interesting
colors. GIA has just published an article on the material, so our few
select pieces of Fordite are now highlighted and appear on Sale on This Month's
Special page. We only have several new pieces - could be the last we ever
have, as this material is no longer available as it once was…
Month's Gem News:
"Sapphires SOAR, as they become the
MUST Have Gem for 2016"
may be forever... but sapphires are soaring, at least when it comes to marking
an engagement for increasing numbers of couples, according to Bonhams…"
Faceted or Photographed Gemstones:
have reposted a 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!
Change (3.08ct), Imperial (3.52ct) and Umbalite (12+ct) are just back from the
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….
Million Year Old Male Ant in Amber - brass stand available if desired
Carved Labradorite Ganesh with an absolutely wonderful blue sheen across the
surface - like Blue Moonstone!
Teal Colored Fluorite Crystals
Blue/Pink Bicolor Tourmaline Cat's Eyes - posted on Facebook; view the comments
Blue MONTANA Sapphire - A Must See in Person!
Red Vietnamese Spinel
Fine Ruby Red
Pink Ice Colored Spinel
Orange Spessartite Garnet
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
Eye Tourmaline - photos doesn't do this gem any justice
Red Spinel Crystal with natural Triangular growth structure on crystal face
Large Burmese Hackmanite Cab - Great Color Changer
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!
Color Changing Turkish Diaspores, carved/grooved in a similar fashion above -
these gems as well as the Ametrine, Topaz and Tourmaline described above are in
our CA office and not available for a few months.
Additions from our International Travels Abroad:
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!
AND MUCH MUCH
We have 6 new
pieces of special Ametrine just out of the Anahi Mine in Bolivia. We will
have our special facetor/cutter groove a piece or two, creating similar pieces
to what we have shared/sold to our customers in the past and that have been
very well received.
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
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 Popomoney.
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.
All That Glitters Gemstones to be Studied at GIA:
requested several more gemstones in the All That Glitters inventory to be
brought to Tucson for discussion among the lab personal to see if they will be
brought back to GIA in Carlsbad for study and possible future publication in
Gems and Gemology Magazine. As of the
Tucson Show, GIA currently has 4 gemstones they are studying.
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