Greetings from the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show!....
Here are the
changes on the All That Glitters Website for February 2017:
Reddish or Pinkish Orangy Pear Shaped Sapphire!
color! Purchased as a Padparadscha decades ago.
Month's Gem News:
New Unknown Minerals Still Being Found
The gem that
stumped even a noted gem lab is all new and all natural…
Faceted or Photographed Gemstones:
greenish blue 2.34ct UNHEATED Sapphire (Certed) is due in - a unique and not
commonly seen color
Cobalt (Blue) Spinel weighing 1.46ct available shortly - awaiting arrival…
to be posted within a few weeks!
interesting Purplish Pink Burmese Spinel with wonderful crystal inclusions
(including Belly Button Inclusions) is available.
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!
4.99ct Pear Shaped Chrome Tourmaline as well as a
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
Trilliant Amethyst with the Enhydro is back from GIA - it will appear in the
Fall Edition of Gems & Gemology Magazine!
Orangy Pink (Pad-Colored) Mahenge Spinel
last Grooved Ametrine, in a square shape, with wonderful color separation as
well as mixing of color.
Herkimer Diamond Cluster with typical contrasting inclusions
That Glitters Finds More Interest/Higher Prices at Auction:
We have begun
to sell some of our inventory at auctions, as more people may actually find our
items at these on-line auctions. In a recent case, one of our
custom-etched Swedish Meteorites Cubes was featured in a flyer (front cover and
in the few pages that followed) at a major auction house - and, as anticipated,
the item sold for more than our original listing on our website. See the
flyer and info on this wonderful item - and visit a link which shows our last
similar item which is actually larger and heavier! (This too is destined
for sale at auction in the future, when the auction house has another Natural
History based auction)
link was broken over the past two months, so it will be available until March
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. Thus far, two
of the three pieces have been cut, producing a half moon and an elongated kite.