Tuesday, January 31, 2017

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for February 2017!

Greetings from the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show!....

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

This Month's Special:  Reddish or Pinkish Orangy Pear Shaped Sapphire!
An incredible color! Purchased as a Padparadscha decades ago.

This 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…
Read More…

Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones: 
A greenish blue 2.34ct UNHEATED Sapphire (Certed) is due in - a unique and not commonly seen color
Certed Cobalt (Blue) Spinel weighing 1.46ct available shortly - awaiting arrival…
More to be posted within a few weeks!
An interesting Purplish Pink Burmese Spinel with wonderful crystal inclusions (including Belly Button Inclusions) is available. 
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

All 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)
This link was broken over the past two months, so it will be available until March for viewing.

Gemstones in Cutting:
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.