Sunday, December 30, 2018

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for January 2019!

Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for January 2019:
This Month's Special:  

This Month's Gem News:   

Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones: 
New incredibly beautiful, approx. 35ct Ametrine faceted in the U.S. by one of our masterful cutters   (SOLD!)
Beautiful Pentagon Shaped 26+ Ametrine from All That Glitters Rough faceted by an incredible cutter known for his work on Quartz    (SOLD!)
An incredible 40+ct Ametrine, flat faceted in a specially designed unique cut which shows off many colors by a cutter known for cutting quartz!  Still Available!
Second Chance at a wonderfully etched meteorite on one side and the naturally occurring original surface on the other (SOLD!)
Two Certed 3+ Spinels, one being a purply rose and the other more of a purple – both priced to move   (SOLD!)
We have 4 U.S. Faceted Umbalite Garnets, two squares, one square cushion (the 4.18ct gem is Under Consideration), one round, all with the same properties:  depending on the lights, the color can be burgundy wine, ruby red or magenta.  We haven’t been able to obtain really good photos of these pieces.  Two of these do appear on the website.  Weights range from 3+cts to 6+cts and are priced at $100/ct. A very low price for unique color shifting that we haven’t seen before.
Buy Now and Intent to Purchase Buttons:
We hope to be changing our website in the future so one can just click on a button near an item of interest to make the purchase.  With so much inventory and hundreds of pages to change/modify or create from scratch, we still may be a few years from that goal.  However, as an initial test and so people don’t have to scroll down the page to find our PayPal or Intent to Purchase links, we have added two quick features on one page – the Newly Photographed Page.  One will find two buttons under items which will allow payment via PayPal or access to our Intent to Purchase Form in the vicinity of items for sale.  You will still have to enter certain information as you would on those individual links, but it is more convenient and we wanted to see if our customers would be using them.  So click away and make your purchases!

Gemstones in Cutting:
We have two large 100ct Oregon Sunstones that will be carved and/or cut by the multi-award winning cutter, Dalan Hargrave.  Dalan has reached out to us recently to indicate
his thoughts on how he would approach the cutting of each piece, and we hope that these pieces will be as beautiful as his past pieces – many destined to be in major collections and museums.  We gave him the thumbs up to begin working his magic, and some of his pieces are indeed magical!

The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show is Just Around the Corner:
Before you know it, people will be leaving for the Tucson Show!  We do not plan on displaying this year, but are considering 2020.  We will continue to meet our customers, those from the United States and those that fly in from other countries.  Our inventory is split between both the east and west coasts, so contact us to learn if items you have an interest in are available for us to bring to Tucson.  Arrangements can be made to view items in person, so one can admire the internal brilliance, external polish/sparkle and color under various lights.  This is a great opportunity to see some of  the All That Glitters inventory in person!


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