Friday, November 29, 2019

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for December 2019!


Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for December 2019:

One astute customer was inquiring about the wonderful Montana Sapphire we have, in an interesting hexagon shape, faceted by a cutter known for cutting Montana Sapphire.  This is a killer piece in color, size, cutting, clarity, design, etc. and priced to move – way below estimated retail market value as most of our inventory is…  Funds have yet to be received for this piece, so it is still available.  This is one of those gemstones that if we have it with us when visiting a retail store or goldsmith, cut unique color, great color and cutting, price, etc. we know that it will not be returning with us.  We haven’t been visiting many stores lately, and with about 5000 gemstones in inventory, it is always difficult to choose which stones should travel.  This would make a super engagement ring, and many are choosing to go with color for the center gemstone in an engagement ring – a really wise choice too, as color prices are not controlled by any particular business/company, unlike diamonds.  Color is controlled by rarity and the market itself, and since we purchase as close to the source as possible, and do as much faceting of rough ourselves, the savings can be dramatic.  Montana Sapphire is in demand – check out our Montana Sapphire page and find the most unique/interesting piece on the page – and you will see what all that buzz is about!...   www.allthatglitters.co/Photos_Sapphire-Montana.htm

Speaking about colored gemstones being used more commonly in engagement rings, our Monthly Gem News is an article recently published and discusses just this topic!!  (Of course, we feel that one should do whatever they desire/wish and not necessarily follow a trend – this is also our business model though it goes against all reasoning and advice – All That Glitters purchases gemstones based on 40 years of knowledge of what is unique, different, rare, unusual or just a fine example of a particular gemstone species, and not what necessarily sells.  This is also one reason why we are one of the most published gemstone business, with our gemstones/minerals appearing in Newspapers, Magazines (trade and other), books on gemstones, on various websites (especially The International Gem Society) and many more places.  The public may not see the trade journals, but almost annually we have items in the prestigious Gems & Gemology Magazine published by GIA!

This Month's Special:  Large Blended Specialty Ametrine – Faceted in the US from ATG Rough!
Visit our Monthly Special Page to Learn More…

This Month’s Gem News:  Engagement Ring Trends for 2020
“Whether this is your year to get engaged, or you have been casually browsing through online galleries in preparation for your upcoming engagement in 2020, you want to know what the hottest trends are from now through the next year..”
Read More… 

Newly Faceted or Newly Photographed Gemstones: 
Four gemstones are coming back from the cutter shortly, and early in December our Newly Photographed pagevshould show images and information.  We are expecting 2 Fancy Blended Flat Faceted Ametrines, 2 Blue FlashvAmethysts and 1 African Garnet.  These are being faceted by a talented young cutter, and these cuts are determined by the shape of the rough and the skill of the cutter and not by any particular cutting design previously created – so these cuts certainly haven’t been done before, and the shapes could be quiet unique!
                                                                    
New Link/Page:  All That Glitters Jewelers Showcase!
All That Glitters had teamed up with Stuller Settings - Choose a Setting/Design for a Gemstone in the Comfort of Your Home!      

Gemstones in Cutting:
Four more Ametrines are currently in queue to be faceted by one of our cutters, as well as two more species that we are not sure if anything will come of the rough.  Due to issues on the cutters side, completion has been  delayed.
We have two large 100ct Oregon Sunstones that will be carved and/or cut by the multi-award winning cutter, Dalan Hargrave.  We have been waiting for 1.5 years at this point for completion of these two pieces....


Sunday, October 27, 2019

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for November 2019!


Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for November 2019:

This Month's Special:  
Visit our Monthly Special Page to Learn More…

This Month’s Gem News:  Sell With a Story -  Star Sapphires
Stuller Blog  – “The star sapphire’s name originates from its unique optical phenomenon, asterism (that’s Latin for “star”). Small needle-like inclusions of the mineral rutile cause asterism.”….
Read More… 

Newly Faceted or Newly Photographed Gemstones: 
Approx 16ct Grooved Ametrine – better photos to be posted when returned from cutter
30.30ct Ametrine in an incredible pattern and shape, getting over 2000 likes in only 2 days online!
Ametrines finished by two different cutters (from our special rough!) and they include:
   32+ct Cut in attractive design called the Stone Saver
   Almost 26ct Checker Board Oval
   30.30ct Kite-like shape with both flat faceting and grooving! (again posted by others and tons of likes!)
A Blue Flash Amethyst in a Diamond Shape weighing 15.97cts, as well as a 13.92ct Shield.
Two faceted gems from one of our newest and youngest cutter:  4+ct Spear Shaped African Garnet and a Kite Shaped Blue Flash Amethyst weighing 16.16cts.
Three beautiful pieces of included quartz, with green star-like crystal formations – some of these seem to have been dusted with another white and beige mineral!  (priced to move as a group – they are all different and fascinating).  Priced to move out to the collector or someone who would like to make jewelry…
Two incredibly beautiful, intricate 18kt White Gold Rings have been custom created and are described below:
   GIA Certed Pad surrounded by Diamonds,flanked by Glowing Blue Sapphires/Pad-like Sapphires in 18kt White Gold
   Montana Sapphire surrounded by White Sapphire and Matching Blue Sapphire Melee in 18kt White Gold
                                                                    
Gemstones in Cutting:
Four more Ametrines are currently in queue to be faceted by one of our cutters, as well as two more species that we are not sure if anything will come of the rough.  Due to issues on the cutters side, completion has been  delayed.
A new young cutter also has two smaller pieces of Ametrine, two Blue Flash Amethysts and a purply Garnet.  Hoping for some incredible pieces to be returned in the future.  We have seen his work in photos in the past and hope our rough turns out as nice!



Monday, September 30, 2019

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for October 2019!


Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for October 2019:

This Month's Special:  
Visit our Monthly Special Page to Learn More…

This Month’s Gem News:  Fall for Autumn Gems
GIA Article – “Nature gives us a brilliant palette of color-changing leaves and a spectacular kaleidoscope of sunsets during the fall season. Yet, year-round, a treasure trove of gemstones in rich earth tones is ripe for collecting”….
Read More… 

Newly Faceted or Newly Photographed Gemstones: 
Approx 16ct Grooved Ametrine – better photos to be posted when returned from cutter
Large 5cm x 5cm x5cm Meteorite Cube with wonderful natural etchings (Sweden). Weighs just under 1 kilo(2.25lbs)  Priced to Move.  View professional photo of this beauty.
30.30ct Ametrine in an incredible pattern and shape, getting over 2000 likes in only 2 days online!
Ametrines finished by two different cutters (from our special rough!) and they include:
   32+ct Cut in attractive design called the Stone Saver
   Almost 26ct Checker Board Oval
   30.30ct Kite-like shape with both flat faceting and grooving! (again posted by others and tons of likes!)
A Blue Flash Amethyst in a Diamond Shape weighing 15.97cts, as well as a 13.92ct Shield.
Two faceted gems from one of our newest and youngest cutter:  4+ct Spear Shaped African Garnet and a Kite Shaped Blue Flash Amethyst weighing 16.16cts.
Three beautiful pieces of included quartz, with green star-like crystal formations – some of these seem to have been dusted with another white and beige mineral!  (priced to move as a group – they are all different and fascinating).  Priced to move out to the collector or someone who would like to make jewelry…
Two incredibly beautiful, intricate 18kt White Gold Rings have been custom created and are described below:
   GIA Certed Pad surrounded by Diamonds,flanked by Glowing Blue Sapphires/Pad-like Sapphires in 18kt White Gold
   Montana Sapphire surrounded by White Sapphire and Matching Blue Sapphire Melee in 18kt White Gold
                                                                    
Gemstones in Cutting:
Two more Ametrines are currently in queue to be faceted.  Due to issues on the cutters side, completion is delayed.
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!  We are currently awaiting the results.  So far, it is a year, but these things take time.  Again, no progress this month – his queue is backed up and apparently there is about a year plus wait….

All That Glitters to Visit/Work Sapphire Claim in Montana:
Back from Montana and the sad news is that really nothing was found.  With the work that went into it, as well as the money for travel/staying in the area, it was all for naught.  That is the life of a miner – usually a bust, but sometimes a bonanza.  Only 2% of the rough found in most mines can be utilized in jewelry.  Of that, some of it can be carved, some cabbed and very few is really facet grade.  So when one does find a nice piece of rough and it gets to market as a decent sized gemstone that is eye clean, other than material such as quartz and topaz, that would be a nice gem and rare for the most part.  By the way, for a mine run of material which lasts for about 4 hours, the cost of the diesel to run the equipment was running $400 or so – it does cost a lot to perform mechanized mining; manual labor/artisanal mining is back breaking and frequently there is nothing to show for it after many hours/days/weeks.  We did both, btw!

All That Glitters Seeking Feedback – Your Thoughts on the All That Glitters Website:
If any of our customers would like to provide information regarding likes and dislikes on our website, we will insure that we don’t change things that are positive, and will consider making changes to improve our customers visits if possible.

PayPal Change in Policy:
As of mid-October, PayPal has announced that it will not refund fees to businesses on returned items.  In discussions with other dealers and businessmen, these fees will have to be passed onto customers who return items.  Very few All That Glitters customers will be affected, as we have had very few returns in the past 40 years, but we wanted to insure that people know of these new fees that the customer must bear due to the actions of PayPal.  There are ways around this if you feel an item may be returned – Certified Bank Checks, Wire Transfers, use of other apps such as Transferwise, Popmoney and others.  We are open to signing up for some applications if customers request it – Read more about PayPals unfortunate decision under our Policies/Payment link or for the time being, on our main page, center column at the bottom.



Friday, August 30, 2019


All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for September 2019:

This Month's Special:  
Visit our Monthly Special Page to Learn More…

This Month’s Gem News:  
Read More… 

Newly Faceted or Newly Photographed Gemstones: 
Approx 16ct Grooved Ametrine – better photos to be posted when returned from cutter
Large 5cm x 5cm x5cm Meteorite Cube with wonderful natural etchings (Sweden). Weighs just under 1 kilo(2.25lbs)  Priced to Move.  View professional photo of this beauty.
30.30ct Ametrine in an incredible pattern and shape, getting over 2000 likes in only 2 days online!
Ametrines finished by two different cutters (from our special rough!) and they include:
   32+ct Cut in attractive design called the Stone Saver
   Almost 26ct Checker Board Oval
   30.30ct Kite-like shape with both flat faceting and grooving! (again posted by others and tons of likes!)
A Blue Flash Amethyst in a Diamond Shape weighing 15.97cts, as well as a 13.92ct Shield.
Two faceted gems from one of our newest and youngest cutter:  4+ct Spear Shaped African Garnet and a Kite Shaped Blue Flash Amethyst weighing 16.16cts.
Three beautiful pieces of included quartz, with green star-like crystal formations – some of these seem to have been dusted with another white and beige mineral!  (priced to move as a group – they are all different and fascinating)
Two incredibly beautiful, intricate 18kt White Gold Rings have been custom created and are described below:
   GIA Certed Pad surrounded by Diamonds,flanked by Glowing Blue Sapphires/Pad-like Sapphires in 18kt White Gold
   Montana Sapphire surrounded by White Sapphire and Matching Blue Sapphire Melee in 18kt White Gold
                                                                    
Gemstones in Cutting:
Two more Ametrines are currently in queue to be faceted.
We have two large 100ct Oregon Sunstones that will be carved and/or cut by the multi-award winning cutter, Dalan Hargrave.  Again, no progress this month – his queue is backed up and apparently there is about a year plus wait….

All That Glitters to Visit/Work Sapphire Claim in Montana:
We will be visiting an active mining claim in Montana where wonderful Sapphires can be found.  We hope to spend some time there seeking rough, and if we are fortunate, our U.S. cutters will facet this material and we will be able to offer our customers the treasures from our adventure!...  (And as usual and expected, way below retail pricing)




Tuesday, July 30, 2019

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for August 2019!


Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for August 2019:

This Month's Special:  
Visit our Monthly Special Page to Learn More…

This Month’s Gem News:   Colorblocking:  The Art and Fashion of Multicolor Gemstones
“Clothes, handbags, shoes and accessories that sport multiple solid colors, usually in bold and bright shades called colorblocking, have reappeared on the fashion scene in a big way the last few years, but the trend is not new...…”
Read More and See How Multiple Colors Can Be Found In Natural Gemstones… 

Newly Faceted or Newly Photographed Gemstones: 
We have a few more Ametrines recently finished by two different cutters (from our special rough!) and they include:
   32+ct Cut in attractive design called the Stone Saver
   Almost 26ct Checker Board Oval
   25.23ct Shield
   33+ct Triangle (grooved/flat faceted – specialty cutting; have received over 2000 likes on line, posted by others)
   30.30ct Kite-like shape with both flat faceting and grooving! (again posted by others and tons of likes!)
A Blue Flash Amethyst in a Diamond Shape weighing 15.97cts is just back, as well as a 13.92ct Shield.
3 nicely faceted gems from one of our newest and youngest cutters:  5+ct Hexagonal Aquamarine, 4+ct Spear Shaped African Garnet and a Kite Shaped Blue Flash Amethyst weighing 16.16cts.
Three beautiful pieces of included quartz, with green star-like crystal formations – some of these seem to have been dusted with another white and beige mineral!  (priced to move as a group – they are all different and fascinating)
Two incredibly beautiful, intricate 18kt White Gold Rings have been custom created and are described below:
   GIA Certed Pad surrounded by Diamonds,flanked by Glowing Blue Sapphires/Pad-like Sapphires in 18kt White Gold
   Montana Sapphire surrounded by White Sapphire and Matching Blue Sapphire Melee in 18kt White Gold 
GIA Recently Certed Fine Gems:
   Alexandrite – Brasilian 
   Color Change Garnet – large, changing from various greens to various purples -  super colors under more than one source!
   Ruby – 1.25ct described as a Purplish Red
   Sapphire - unique pink/salmon depending on available lights/wavelengths
Fancy Uniquely Colored Small Garnets are back from the cutters (no photos currently as it is very difficult to capture the true color of these pieces.  Contact us if interested.)
Large,  just under 7ct U.S. Faceted, Mint Merelani Garnet
Montana Sapphire, bluish green to green in color, elongated emerald cut, faceted in the U.S.
Quartz - Included      
Sapphire –Green (2), Purple (2), Neony Bubble Gum Pink (Certed), Montana Sapphire, Parti-Colored Slice
Spinel – large purply blue or bluish purple (Madagascar Origin; on hold, but available in a month or so)
Spinel - unique reddish orange from Vietnam
Topaz – large wonderful orangy sherry color (unheated)

Specimens include:
Agate – Cube from Russia (beautiful and a must see! – West Coast Office only and not available until the end of the year)
Skarn – Fantastic natural skarn framed slab from Russia (40 yo find); looks like a drawing or sketch!
Tourmaline, 1 crystal and one terminated quartz with green/blue tourmaline crystals/segments

Antiquities:
Carnelian Seal – wonderful chariot scene with Greek Aegean Star (possibly a former pendant)
Agate Cylinder Seal  - one of the largest we have ever seen with incredible well designed/incised hunting scene - Important!
Roman Seal (Hercules) – believe to be clear/grey Agate and could have originally been in a ring
Roman Bronze depicting what looks like an athlete possibly in a shot put competition (said to be Cupid)
           
TAX FREE HOLIDAY for Massachusetts Residents:
Saturday and Sunday, August 17th and 18th, no tax on items below a certain value!  That is the weekend to make your purchase for those items you’ve had your eye on….




Saturday, June 29, 2019

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for July 2019!


Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for July 2019:
  
This Month's Special:  
Visit our Monthly Special Page to Learn More…

This Month’s Gem News:   Become ENGAGED with COLOR!
“More and more couples are choosing colored gemstone rings for their personal commitment to each other…”
Read More… 

Newly Faceted or Newly Photographed Gemstones: 
Large Absolutely Killer 32+ct Ametrine just in from one of our Specialty Cutters. Working on obtaining photos to post….
Three beautiful pieces of included quartz, with green star-like crystal formations – some of these seem to have been dusted with another white and beige mineral!
Two incredibly beautiful, intricate 18kt White Gold Rings have been custom created and are described below:
   GIA Certed Pad surrounded by Diamonds,flanked by Glowing Blue Sapphires/Pad-like Sapphires in 18kt White Gold – This Months Special!
   Montana Sapphire surrounded by White Sapphire and Matching Blue Sapphire Melee in 18kt White Gold – This Months Special!
Recently GIA Certed Fine Gems:
   Alexandrite – Brasilian  (Hope to see a jewelry manufacturer/designer and will show this piece to them; may be gone shortly!...)
   Color Change Garnet – large, changing from various greens to various purples -  super colors under more than one source!
   Ruby – 1.25ct described as a Purplish Red
   Sapphire - unique pink/salmon depending on available lights/wavelengths
Three Blue Flash Amethysts  (Under Consideration – Awaiting their arrival and approval in the UK)
Fancy Uniquely Colored Small Garnets are back from the cutters (no photos currently as it is very difficult to capture the true color of these pieces.  Contact us if interested.)
Large,  just under 7ct U.S. Faceted, Mint Merelani Garnet
Montana Sapphire, bluish green to green in color, elongated emerald cut, faceted in the U.S.
Two Ametrines are back from our cutters, with one have a ‘double bubble’ created in the very center - (SOLD!)
Andalusite – small old parcel with good color  (SOLD!)
Aquamarine Parcel, Matched Pieces (SOLD!)
Quartz - Included      
Sapphire –Green (2), Purple (2), Neony Bubble Gum Pink (Certed), Montana Sapphire, Parti-Colored Slice
Spinel – large purply blue or bluish purple (Madagascar Origin; on hold, but available in a month or so)
Spinel - unique reddish orange from Vietnam
Topaz – large wonderful orangy sherry color (unheated)
Tourmaline – Trapiche from Zambia  (SOLD!)
Tsavorite – super glowing green large round (SOLD!)
Zircon – Deep Blue  (SOLD!)

Specimens include:
Agate – Cube from Russia (beautiful and a must see! – West Coast Office only and not available until the end of the year)
Skarn – Fantastic natural skarn framed slab from Russia (40 yo find); looks like a drawing or sketch!
Tourmaline, 1 crystal and one terminated quartz with green/blue tourmaline crystals/segments

Antiquities:
Carnelian Seal – wonderful chariot scene with Greek Aegean Star (possibly a former pendant)
Agate Cylinder Seal  - one of the largest we have ever seen with incredible well designed/incised hunting scene - Important!
Roman Seal (Hercules) – believe to be clear/grey Agate and could have originally been in a ring
Roman Bronze depicting what looks like an athlete possibly in a shot put competition (said to be Cupid)

NEW PAGE!:
We have created a Close Out Page where some items may be posted at times.  Typically older material that may not have seen the light of day
for a few decades – check it out at times!  Prices may not be listed at times and a fair offer will be considered.
                                                                          
Gemstones in Cutting:
We have two large Ametrines, an Aquamarine, a Blue Flash Amethyst and a Purply Garnet all in cutting – two different U.S. Cutters.
The Aquamarine and Amethyst have been completed and we are waiting on the Garnet.  The two Ametrines are currently in queue to be started.
Two more Ametrines and a Blue Flash Amethyst are also on the hands of the cutter who recently finished the 32+ct just back.  Just a matter of time….
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!  We are currently awaiting the results.  So far, it is a year, but these things take time.



Wednesday, May 29, 2019

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for June 2019!


Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for June 2019:

This Month's Special:  
Visit our Monthly Special Page to Learn More…

This Month’s Gem News:   
Read More… 

Newly Faceted or Newly Photographed Gemstones: 
Three beautiful pieces of included quartz, with green star-like crystal formations – some of these seem to have been dusted with another white and beige mineral!
Two incredibly beautiful, intricate 18kt White Gold Rings have been custom created and are described below:
   GIA Certed Pad surrounded by Diamonds and flanked by Glowing Blue Sapphires/Pad-like Sapphires in 18kt White Gold
   Montana Sapphire surrounded by White Sapphire and Matching Blue Sapphire Melee in 18kt White Gold
Recently GIA Certed Fine Gems:
   Alexandrite – Brasilian
   Color Change Garnet – large, changing from various greens to various purples -  super colors under more than one source!
   Ruby – 1.25ct described as a Purplish Red
   Sapphire - unique pink/salmon depending on available lights/wavelengths
Three Blue Flash Amethysts  (Under Consideration – Awaiting their arrival and approval in the UK)
Fancy Uniquely Colored Small Garnets are back from the cutters (no photos currently as it is very difficult to capture the true color of these pieces.  Contact us if interested.)
Large,  just under 7ct U.S. Faceted, Mint Merelani Garnet
Montana Sapphire, bluish green to green in color, elongated emerald cut, faceted in the U.S.
Two Ametrines are back from our cutters, with one have a ‘double bubble’ created in the very center - (SOLD!)
Andalusite – small old parcel with good color  (SOLD!)
Aquamarine Parcel, Matched Pieces (SOLD!)
Quartz - Included      
Sapphire –Green (2), Purple (2), Neony Bubble Gum Pink (Certed), Montana Sapphire, Parti-Colored Slice
Spinel – large purply blue or bluish purple (Madagascar Origin; on hold, but available in a month or so)
Spinel - unique reddish orange from Vietnam
Topaz – large wonderful orangy sherry color (unheated)
Tourmaline – Trapiche from Zambia  (SOLD!)
Tsavorite – super glowing green large round (SOLD!)
Zircon – Deep Blue  (SOLD!)

Specimens include:
Agate – Cube from Russia (beautiful and a must see!)
Skarn – Fantastic natural skarn framed slab from Russia (40 yo find); looks like a drawing or sketch!
Tourmaline, 1 crystal and one terminated quartz with green/blue tourmaline crystals/segments

Antiquities:
Carnelian Seal – wonderful chariot scene with Greek Aegean Star (possibly a former pendant)
Agate Cylinder Seal  - one of the largest we have ever seen with incredible well designed/incised hunting scene - Important!
Roman Seal (Hercules) – believe to be clear/grey Agate and could have originally been in a ring
Roman Bronze depicting what looks like an athlete possibly in a shot put competition (said to be Cupid)

NEW PAGE!:
We have created a Close Out Page where some items may be posted at times.  Typically older material that may not have seen the light of day
for a few decades – check it out at times!  Prices may not be listed at times and a fair offer will be considered.
                                                                          
Gemstones in Cutting:
We have two large Ametrines, an Aquamarine, a Blue Flash Amethyst and a Purply Garnet all in cutting – two different U.S. Cutters.
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!  We are currently awaiting the results. 

Back from the Cutters:
One of our U.S. cutters of distinction continues to produce a few beauties from the rough we send him, though he typically doesn’t have the time to cut for us on a regular basis.  This time, an incredible Mint Merelani Garnet (Grossular) of just under 7cts has recently returned, as well as a 2.42ct elongated emerald cut Montana Sapphire of a blue/green color.  These Mint Merelanis have been incredibly popular due to the brilliance, unique color in the gemstone world, hints of dispersion and prices can be quite high.  One of our friends/associates faceted a very large one back about 15 years ago and it wholesaled at $90,000.  We saw a 3.15ct elongated cushion in Tucson wholesaling at about $1500/ct, which in today’s market is very decent price.  We know of a 1.6+ct round in NYC and their retail price is about $2500/ct.  This newly faceted large Mint Merelani is priced to move at the typical  All That Glitters low low price – check it out on our Newly Photographed page or our main Garnet page – note that the Mint Merelani is related to Tsavorite Garnet.