Friday, April 29, 2022

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for May 2022!

 
Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for May 2022:

This Month's Special:  10% OFF Gemstone Colors Based on the Pantone Color of The Year!
http://www.atggems.com/Monthly_Special.htm
Visit our Monthly Special Page to Learn More…
 
This Month’s Gem News:  Pantone’s Color of the Year – Very Peri
The Pantone Color Institute has named Very Peri (Pantone 17-3938) its Color of the Year for 2022.
What is Very Peri?  Visit the All That Glitters Monthly Gem News page to Learn More!...
http://www.atggems.com/Monthly_News.htm
Read More… 
 
Newly Faceted or Newly Photographed Gemstones: 
http://www.atggems.com/Photos_New.htm
Two new gemstones have entered the All That Glitters Inventory, both faceted from our rough and cut by the owner of All That Glitters, L. Allen Brown.  One 16+ct Lab Grown Alexandrite and a 14+ct Blue Flash Amethyst.
We also have about 5000 faceted gems in the All That Glitters Inventory and many are not photographed – but there are still many hundreds that are photographed and available, throughout approximately 200+ pages on the All That Glitters website.
 
Gemstones in Cutting:
Have been faceting another Blue Flash Amethyst in a modified oval shape.  Estimated weight to be slightly over 7cts – not the best yield from the rough, but hopefully a nice lively gem when finished.  Taking longer than anticipated, as this is a new design never cut in the All That Glitters office previously. 
There is very little new rough presently and we already have representations faceted from that rough, including:  Blue Flash Amethyst, Blended Ametrine, Tourmaline, Color Change Diaspore, Yellow Beryl, Color Change Garnet, Umbalite and Rhodolite Garnet, Synthetic Alexandrite and others….
 
Customer Uses All That Glitters Jewelers Showcase to Create Ring:
One of our customers of 40+ years has created a custom ring for an All That Glitters Malaia Garnet purchased earlier. Using the All That Glitters Jewelers Showcase, she searched for a setting that would accommodate the shape/dimensions of her gemstone, chose Rose Gold, 14kt and within less than two weeks, her Malaia Garnet was set and being worn and admired by not only her, but all those who saw she was wearing it. (Like many gemstones, this was a gem that was in our vaults and hadn't seen the light of day for about 27 years - but this beauty was photographed and available on our website, destined to be placed into a unique and beautiful setting! Any of our customers can do similar designing by themselves too - just choose an All That Glitters Gemstone, obtain the dimensions and use the All That Glitters Jewelers Showcase link to find the setting that appeals to you - many choices of gold as well as platinum are available, with or without diamonds or perhaps other accent gemstones OR design something based on something you have admired previously or create something entirely original!  (See her design on our Newly Photographed Page – see above)
Visit the All That Glitters Jewelers Showcase Immediately Below!
 
All That Glitters Jewelers Showcase!
http://www.atggems.com/Jewelers-Showcase.htm
All That Glitters had teamed up with Stuller Settings - Choose a Setting/Design for a Gemstone in the Comfort of Your Home!   Once you have made your choice/selection, save it.  We will be notified via email and can provide you a special All That Glitters discounted price, typically about 30% off the price that had been displayed; what is calculated is the retail price, so we must recalculate to give you the All That Glitters Discount!  Note that savings on All That Glitters colored gemstones could be as high as 75% or so off retail, since we purchase as close to the source as possible, and there are no others in between the purchase of the rough or faceted gemstone.  Contact us if you have found your special gemstone in our inventory and we can provide the dimensions if not already stated on our website – you can search the All That Glitters Jewelers Showcase for that shape and those dimensions to find that special setting…
 
 

Thursday, March 31, 2022

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for April 2022!

 

Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for April 2022:

 

This Month's Special: 

http://www.atggems.com/Monthly_Special.htm

Visit our Monthly Special Page to Learn More…

 

This Month’s Gem News:  

Enjoy an article on Malaia Garnet by the International Gemological Society(IGS).  There are photos of an All That Glitters Malaia Garnet in the article!...

http://www.atggems.com/Monthly_News.htm

Read More… 

 

Newly Faceted or Newly Photographed Gemstones: 

http://www.atggems.com/Photos_New.htm

Two new gemstones have entered the All That Glitters Inventory, both faceted from our rough and cut by the owner of All That Glitters, L. Allen Brown.  One 16+ct Lab Grown Alexandrite and a 14+ct Blue Flash Amethyst.

We also have about 5000 faceted gems in the All That Glitters Inventory and many are not photographed – but there are still many hundreds that are photographed and available, throughout approximately 200+ pages on the All That Glitters website.

 

Gemstones in Cutting:

Having just finished faceting a Blue Flash Amethyst, we have yet to choose another piece of rough to facet in the All That Glitters Office – we do have some nice Oregon Sunstone Rough, so that is a possibility, as well as another Blue Flash Amethyst or possibly Ametrine as we have just a few more pieces of that rough available.  Stay tuned and perhaps by our next monthly email/newsletter, there will be another gem to post on the Newly Photographed Page…but it does take about 40 hours to facet these larger gems and that is typically over about a 3 week timeframe.  Hopefully there will be something new to drool over!

There is very little new rough presently and we already have representations faceted from that rough, including:  Blue Flash Amethyst, Blended Ametrine, Tourmaline, Color Change Diaspore, Yellow Beryl, Color Change Garnet, Umbalite and Rhodolite Garnet, Synthetic Alexandrite and others….

 

Customer Uses All That Glitters Jewelers Showcase to Create Ring:

One of our customers of 40+ years has created a custom ring for an All That Glitters Malaia Garnet purchased earlier. Using the All That Glitters Jewelers Showcase, she searched for a setting that would accommodate the shape/dimensions of her gemstone, chose Rose Gold, 14kt and within less than two weeks, her Malaia Garnet was set and being worn and admired by not only her, but all those who saw she was wearing it. (Like many gemstones, this was a gem that was in our vaults and hadn't seen the light of day for about 27 years - but this beauty was photographed and available on our website, destined to be placed into a unique and beautiful setting! Any of our customers can do similar designing by themselves too - just choose an All That Glitters Gemstone, obtain the dimensions and use the All That Glitters Jewelers Showcase link to find the setting that appeals to you - many choices of gold as well as platinum are available, with or without diamonds or perhaps other accent gemstones OR design something based on something you have admired previously or create something entirely original!  (See her design on our Newly Photographed Page – see above)
Visit the All That Glitters Jewelers Showcase Immediately Below!

 

All That Glitters Jewelers Showcase!

http://www.atggems.com/Jewelers-Showcase.htm

All That Glitters had teamed up with Stuller Settings - Choose a Setting/Design for a Gemstone in the Comfort of Your Home!   Once you have made your choice/selection, save it.  We will be notified via email and can provide you a special All That Glitters discounted price, typically about 30% off the price that had been displayed; what is calculated is the retail price, so we must recalculate to give you the All That Glitters Discount!  Note that savings on All That Glitters colored gemstones could be as high as 75% or so off retail, since we purchase as close to the source as possible, and there are no others in between the purchase of the rough or faceted gemstone.  Contact us if you have found your special gemstone in our inventory and we can provide the dimensions if not already stated on our website – you can search the All That Glitters Jewelers Showcase for that shape and those dimensions to find that special setting…

 

 

Tuesday, March 01, 2022

All That Glitters Website and Info Changed for March 2022!

 

Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for March 2022:

 

This Month's Special:  

http://www.atggems.com/Monthly_Special.htm

Visit our Monthly Special Page to Learn More…

 

This Month’s Gem News:  

http://www.atggems.com/Monthly_News.htm

Read More… 

 

Newly Faceted or Newly Photographed Gemstones: 

http://www.atggems.com/Photos_New.htm

Nothing newly faceted or in inventory, but we do have about 5000 faceted gems in the All That Glitters Inventory and many are not photographed – but there are still many hundreds that are photographed and available, throughout approximately 200+ pages on the All That Glitters website.

 

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show - 2022:

Attendance was down and some dealers/exhibitors did not show up at all due to travel restrictions and covid in general.  Gemstone prices are up, and the wholesale price on a 4ct Tsavorite was seen in two places to be about $7,000/ct. There was no JCK Jewelry Show.   In emailing exhibitors/associates we know, many of the exhibitors came down with Omicron.  Annual social events were typically cancelled and lectures/classes were not held.  As one attendee noted, it was not the usual Tucson and didn’t have the feel of Tucson.  An exhibitor at two shows told All That Glitters that we were wise not to attend this years show, but we only cancelled because we were in transition between coasts.

 

All That Glitters Returns to Main Office/Headquarters in Massachusetts:

Heads up!  All That Glitters has returned back east to our headquarters and we now have access to all of the All That Glitters Inventory – Gemstones, Jewelry, Minerals, Rough and all the other Wonderful Natural History Related Items collected over 40+ years in the gem trade. 

 

Gemstones in Cutting:

Currently in cutting is a custom faceted Synthetic/Lab Grown Alexandrite in a cutting style that we had seen and liked, so we are doing a test cut – expected results will be about a 16x12mm Emerald-like shape and we estimate it to weigh in the ball park of 13cts.

There is very little new rough presently and we already have representations faceted from that rough, including:  Blue Flash Amethyst, Blended Ametrine, Tourmaline, Color Change Diaspore, Yellow Beryl, Color Change Garnet, Umbalite and Rhodolite Garnet, Synthetic Alexandrite and others….



Sunday, January 30, 2022

All That Glitters Website and Information Changes for February 2022!


Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for February 2022:


This Month's Special:  

http://www.atggems.com/Monthly_Special.htm

Visit our Monthly Special Page to Learn More…


This Month’s Gem News:  

http://www.atggems.com/Monthly_News.htm

Read More… 

 

Newly Faceted or Newly Photographed Gemstones: 

http://www.atggems.com/Photos_New.htm

We have recently photographed a number of cases where our gemstones are stored and created lists of what these cases contain.   Some of the colored gemstones might surprise you as to their actual identities!

An Oregon Sunstone, with various colors but predominately light green with hints of blush, was completed by the owner of All That Glitters from rough recently purchased on the Oregon Sunstone Trip back in June!  Nice shape, great colors, super cutting!

Faceted by the owner of All That Glitters, a 38.14ct Blue Russian YAG (Yttrium Aluminum Garnet) has come off the dop.  Check out the photo and video!


New LOWER Price!:

On our Padparadscha Sapphire/Sapphire/Certed Gems Pages, we have lowered the price of three Sapphires –

two of these Sapphires have Pad Certs from outside of the U.S. and the third doesn’t have a cert.  One of these certed Sapphires could possibly cert as a Pad but the other certed one we don’t feel really has much of a chance in a lab such as GIA or AGL –they are both certed as Unheated which is a plus as 99% of  Sapphire and Ruby are heated (doesn’t have any affect other than there are those who seek unheated gems of all varieties).  The uncerted gem might get a Pad cert – but it sure has a nice color.  All three of these gems have a New Lower Price…   DON’T MISS OUT ON THESE.


Tucson Time!(?):

No Tucson for All That Glitters for 2022…

Though we have had reservations for quite some time, due to Omicron and the fact that we are planning on consolidating offices and just continuing to maintain our main office/headquarters in Massachusetts, the timing for a transition from the West Coast back to Massachusetts requires our full attention during the typical Tucson timeframe.  So with regret, we are cancelling our Tucson plans for 2022 – and we will not be able to meet with those flying in internationally or our usual associates/customers in the U.S.  However, we are always available to ship items of interest whenever and wherever desired!  This being said, we made in roads over the past 13 years in California and the surrounding states during our winters on the West Coast and will be glad to consolidate and have any of the All That Glitters inventory immediately available to the trade or our online customers!


Gemstones in Cutting:

None of our rough is in the hands of U.S. cutters or even on the dop of the owner of All That Glitters.  Our faceting machine is in our main office but we are returning within a few weeks!  Once back in our main office there is hope that a few very special gemstones will come off the dop in the future once settle down.

Three gemstones failed to make it through the cutting process for various reasons back in early 2021.  We are hoping for better luck in 2022.

There is very little new rough presently and we already have representations faceted from that rough, including:  Blue Flash Amethyst, Blended Ametrine, Tourmaline, Color Change Diaspore, Yellow Beryl, Color Change Garnet, Umbalite and Rhodolite Garnet, Synthetic Alexandrite and others….


Thursday, December 30, 2021

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for January 2022!

 
Welcome to 2022!   Happy New Year….
 
Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for January 2022:
 
This Month's Special:  
http://www.atggems.com/Monthly_Special.htm
Visit our Monthly Special Page to Learn More…
 
This Month’s Gem News:  
http://www.atggems.com/Monthly_News.htm
Read More… 
 
Newly Faceted or Newly Photographed Gemstones: 
http://www.atggems.com/Photos_New.htm
We have recently photographed a number of cases where our gemstones are stored and created lists of what these cases contain.   Some of the colored gemstones might surprise you as to their actual identities!
An Oregon Sunstone, with various colors but predominately light green with hints of blush, was completed by the owner of All That Glitters from rough recently purchased on the Oregon Sunstone Trip back in June!  Nice shape, great colors, super cutting!
Faceted by the owner of All That Glitters, a 38.14ct Blue Russian YAG (Yttrium Aluminum Garnet) has come off the dop.  Check out the photo and video!
 
New LOWER Price!:
On our Padparadscha Sapphire/Sapphire/Certed Gems Pages, we have lowered the price of three Sapphires –
two of these Sapphires have Pad Certs from outside of the U.S. and the third doesn’t have a cert.  One of these certed Sapphires could possibly cert as a Pad but the other certed one we don’t feel really has much of a chance in a lab such as GIA or AGL –they are both certed as Unheated which is a plus as 99% of  Sapphire and Ruby are heated (doesn’t have any affect other than there are those who seek unheated gems of all varieties).  The uncerted gem might get a Pad cert – but it sure has a nice color.  All three of these gems have a New Lower Price… 
 
Gemstones in Cutting:
None of our rough is in the hands of U.S. cutters or even on the dop of the owner of All That Glitters.  The office faceting machine is in our main office and we won’t return until sometime in 2022.  Once back in our main office, there is hope that a few very special gemstones will come off the dop in the future.
Three gemstones failed to make it through the cutting process for various reasons.
There is very little new rough presently and we already have representations faceted from that rough, including:  Blue Flash Amethyst, Blended Ametrine, Tourmaline, Color Change Diaspore, Yellow Beryl, Color Change Garnet, Umbalite and Rhodolite Garnet, Synthetic Alexandrite and others….
 
All That Glitters Jewelers Showcase!
http://www.atggems.com/Jewelers-Showcase.htm
All That Glitters had teamed up with Stuller Settings - Choose a Setting/Design for a Gemstone in the Comfort of Your Home!   
 

Monday, November 29, 2021

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for December 2021!

 

Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for December 2021:

 

This Month's Special:  

http://www.atggems.com/Monthly_Special.htm

Visit our Monthly Special Page to Learn More…

 

This Month’s Gem News:  

http://www.atggems.com/Monthly_News.htm

Read More… 

 

Newly Faceted or Newly Photographed Gemstones: 

http://www.atggems.com/Photos_New.htm

We have recently photographed a number of cases where our gemstones are stored and created lists of what these cases contain.   Some of the colored gemstones might surprise you as to their actual identities!

An Oregon Sunstone, with various colors but predominately light green with hints of blush, was completed by the owner of All That Glitters from rough recently purchased on the Oregon Sunstone Trip back in June!  Nice shape, great colors, super cutting!

Faceted by the owner of All That Glitters, a 38.14ct Blue Russian YAG (Yttrium Aluminum Garnet) has come off the dop.  Check out the photo and video!

After literally a 3 year wait, two large important Oregon Sunstones have been returned to us from one of our specialty cutters.  It was June of 2018 when two approx. 100ct pieces of Oregon Sunstone rough were sent to a multi-award winning cutter (DH).  As two pieces done by this cutter in the past were returned about 6 months after being received, we expected the same timeframe and that is what was conveyed to us.  That timeframe stretched into 2.5 years; he stated numerous times that he would start them soon – but that never happened and we requested them returned in November of 2020.  We sent these two pieces to a very capable cutter who studied under the previous cutter noted – and in 6 months, we finally had the results!  After a three year wait, we have two Oregon Sunstones which weigh almost 40cts each – a 35+ct Elongated Cushion with sharp corners, of a coppery orange color with some schiller and a 38+ct Equilateral-Looking Triangular piece which glitters/sparkles in all directions and is of a light yellow color.  Both are hand grooved vs. flat faceted.

 

New LOWER Price!:

On our Padparadscha Sapphire/Sapphire/Certed Gems Pages, we have lowered the price of three Sapphires – two of these Sapphires have Pad Certs from outside of the U.S. and the third doesn’t have a cert.  One of these certed Sapphires could possibly cert as a Pad but the other certed one we don’t feel really has much of a chance in a lab such as GIA or AGL –they are both certed as Unheated which is a plus as 99% of  Sapphire and Ruby are heated (doesn’t have any affect other than there are those who seek unheated gems of all varieties).  The uncerted gem might get a Pad cert – but it sure has a nice color.  All three of these gems have a New Lower Price…

 

Tucson Time!(?):

Last year we missed Tucson, but most of the shows weren’t held due to the pandemic.  It is only the 3rd time in 36 years that All That Glitters did not have a presence.  This is a show that we have been attending all these years and the last time we exhibited there was perhaps 1990.  It is our hope that we will exhibit in 2023 – which is 40 years after our first show to the public and 20 years after our last show to the public!  We attend Tucson not to buy, but to see customers on a personal one-on-one basis, as well as to mingle with our friends/associates from various parts of the U.S. plus numerous countries.  We attempt to purchase closer to the source in the gem producing countries.  We enjoy the change of weather, food, change of pace, perhaps learning something new or seeing gems/rough from a new locality.  Barring any dramatic change of events, such as a new variant, we hope to attend Tucson shortly in 2022.  Omicron is now on the horizon and the world awaits more news as this variant is studied.  It is said that the Tucson Show brings in about 65,000 attendees from all around the world, and at a bad timeframe too, as that is flu season.  Tucson 2020 was actually held without issue and within a month after the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show closed it doors, many states (and the world) started their lockdown.

 

New Page:

We have added a new page to our website.  A few of the cases our gemstones are stored in have been photographed along with a description of those gemstones.  Some of these do not appear on our website but only in our Inventory Lists.  We wanted to share more images of available gems to the public/trade.   We hope to post more images in the future as they become available.

http://www.atggems.com/Photos_Gems-By-Case-Num.htm

 

Gemstones in Cutting:

None of our rough is in the hands of U.S. cutters or even on the dop of the owner of All That Glitters.  The office faceting machine is in our main office and we won’t return until sometime in 2022.  Three gemstones failed to make it through the cutting process for various reasons.  There is very little new rough presently and we already have representations faceted from that rough, including:  Blue Flash Amethyst, Blended Ametrine, Tourmaline, Color Change Diaspore, Yellow Beryl, Color Change Garnet, Umbalite and Rhodolite Garnet, Synthetic Alexandrite and others….

 

*** Buy Yourself a Gift for the Past 1.5 Years of Living in a Pandemic *** :

Not sure if you are similar to the owner of All That Glitters and some others we have spoken with, but many feel that they deserve something special for having gotten through the past 1.5 years because of the World Pandemic.  With all the stress, being couped up and locked down, restrictions, not being able to go out, for most no indoor dining, seeing friends or relatives…the list goes on and on and on.  We deserve to purchase something very special and unique for ourselves – literally a gift for ourselves that we would really like and appreciate for the past hard/difficult times.  Regardless of what it is, whether it is a gemstone, piece of jewelry, a painting, oriental rug, clothes, a car or bike, a vacation, fine wine – buy it for yourself and enjoy it!  SPLURGE on Yourself – You Deserve it!  We all deserve something special after the stressful years of 2020 and 2021!…  (2021 is coming to a close – Now is the Time)

 

 

 

Saturday, October 30, 2021

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for November 2021!

 

Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for November 2021:

 

This Month's Special:  

http://www.allthatglitters.co/Monthly_Special.htm 

Visit our Monthly Special Page to Learn More…

 

This Month’s Gem News:  

http://www.allthatglitters.co/Monthly_News.htm

Read More… 


Newly Faceted or Newly Photographed Gemstones: 

http://www.allthatglitters.co/Photos_New.htm

We have recently photographed a number of cases where our gemstones are stored and created lists of what these cases contain.   Some of the colored gemstones might surprise you as to their actual identities!

An Oregon Sunstone, with various colors but predominately light green with hints of blush, was completed by the owner of All That Glitters from rough recently purchased on the Oregon Sunstone Trip back in June!  Nice shape, great colors, super cutting!

Faceted by the owner of All That Glitters, a 38.14ct Blue Russian YAG (Yttrium Aluminum Garnet) has come off the dop.  Check out the photo and video!

After literally a 3 year wait, two large important Oregon Sunstones have been returned to us from one of our specialty cutters.  It was June of 2018 when two approx. 100ct pieces of Oregon Sunstone rough were sent to a multi-award winning cutter (DH).  As two pieces done by this cutter in the past were returned about 6 months after being received, we expected the same timeframe and that is what was conveyed to us.  That timeframe stretched into 2.5 years; he stated numerous times that he would start them soon – but that never happened and we requested them returned in November of 2020.  We sent these two pieces to a very capable cutter who studied under the previous cutter noted – and in 6 months, we finally had the results!  After a three year wait, we have two Oregon Sunstones which weigh almost 40cts each – a 35+ct Elongated Cushion with sharp corners, of a coppery orange color with some schiller and a 38+ct Equilateral-Looking Triangular piece which glitters/sparkles in all directions and is of a light yellow color.  Both are hand grooved vs. flat faceted.


New Page:

We have added a new page to our website.  A few of the cases our gemstones are stored in have been photographed along with a description of those gemstones.  Some of these do not appear on our website but only in our Inventory Lists.  We wanted to share more images of available gems to the public/trade.   We hope to post more images in the future as they become available.

http://www.allthatglitters.co/Photos_Gems-By-Case-Num.htm

  

Gemstones in Cutting:

Three gemstones failed to make it through the cutting process for various reasons.

There is very little new rough presently and we already have representations faceted from that rough, including:  Blue Flash Amethyst, Blended Ametrine, Tourmaline, Color Change Diaspore, Yellow Beryl, Color Change Garnet, Umbalite and Rhodolite Garnet, Synthetic Alexandrite and others….

 

*** Buy Yourself a Gift for the Past 1.5 Years of Living in a Pandemic *** :

Not sure if you are similar to the owner of All That Glitters and some others we have spoken with, but many feel

that they deserve something special for having gotten through the past 1.5 years because of the World Pandemic.

With all the stress, being couped up and locked down, restrictions, not being able to go out, for most no indoor dining, seeing friends or relatives…the list goes on and on and on.  We deserve to purchase something very special and unique for ourselves – literally a gift for ourselves that we would really like and appreciate for the past hard/difficult times.  Regardless of what it is, whether it is a gemstone, piece of jewelry, a painting, oriental rug, clothes, a car or bike, a vacation, fine wine – buy it for yourself and enjoy it!  SPLURGE on Yourself – You Deserve it!  We all deserve something special after the stressful years of 2020 and 2021!…  (2021 is coming to a close – Now is the Time)

 

All That Glitters Jewelers Showcase!

http://www.allthatglitters.co/Jewelers-Showcase.htm

All That Glitters had teamed up with Stuller Settings - Choose a Setting/Design for a Gemstone in the Comfort of Your Home!