Tuesday, September 29, 2020

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for October 2020!


Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for October 2020:


This Month's Special:  10% OFF All Tourmaline

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

In keeping with the Monthly News for the month of September, all of our Tourmaline is on Sale!

Visit our Monthly Special Page to Learn More…


This Month’s Gem News:  Tourmaline

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

Two articles on Tourmaline - AGTA (General Info) and IGS (Tourmaline in Engagement Rings!)

Read More… 


Newly Faceted or Newly Photographed Gemstones: 

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

Five Oregon Sunstones back from one of our U.S. Cutters…  More Oregon Sunstone coming in the future – Hand Grooved Fancies.



Sunday, August 30, 2020

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for September 2020!

Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for September 2020:


This Month's Special:

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

Visit our Monthly Special Page to Learn More…


This Month’s Gem News:  

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

 

Newly Faceted or Newly Photographed Gemstones: 

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

Five Oregon Sunstones back from one of our U.S. Cutters…

We have attempted to obtain decent photos and videos of 3 Montana Sapphires – we have found Sapphires from this location to be difficult to obtain accurate color, show the brilliance, etc.  They frequently color shift a bit depending on the lights.  We are not satisfied with the stills or the videos, but thought we would post them for the time being.  We have posted 2 ovals and 1 round.  Really nice material in person, eye clean, well cut, good colors and well priced!

                                                                    

Gemstones in Cutting:

In our four days of digging in the high deserts of Oregon, we didn’t find any high end Sunstone, so we were forced to make a few purchases.  We had the good fortune to acquire Oregon Sunstone, hand-picked directly from the claim owners recently mined personal stock.  Five pieces have come back from one of our cutters and are available on our Newly Photographed page.  Three pieces are being hand-grooved – one of these has been completed, and the other two are expected in the future.  Delays related to travel, health issues, faceting machine parts on order and a death in the family, have moved the expected timeframe of completion out into September.

Friday, July 31, 2020

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for August 2020!


Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for August 2020:

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: 
Five Oregon Sunstones have just arrived back from our cutter and were quickly photographed.  We need to take better photos, perhaps add a video or two, calculate our cost and put out more info in the very near future…  We anticipate that within one week, these will be ready for sale!
We have attempted to obtain decent photos and videos of 3 Montana Sapphires – we have found Sapphires from this location to be difficult to obtain accurate color, show the brilliance, etc.  They frequently color shift a bit depending on the lights.  We are not satisfied with the stills or the videos, but thought we would post them for the time being.  We have posted 2 ovals and 1 round.
A large deeply saturated blue Aquamarine has just returned from being recut – so now it has more life, sparkle/brilliance, a better polish and weighs 6.20cts.  This was accomplished by one of our Award Winning Cutters whose work is displayed in at least one museum that we are aware of.  Considering the prices of nicely saturated Aqua coming out of Zambia in the early 1990s, ours is at the wholesale price at that time – 30 years ago!
Just back from being certed (AGL):
  Insanely Deep Blue Fancy Cut Aquamarine
  Beautiful 1.60ct Pink Red UNHEATED Ruby
Many others are still displayed on the Newly Photographed Page at the present time; removal to occur in the near future, but they may still be found on their gemstone species page.
                                                                    
Gemstones in Cutting:
We recently acquired Oregon Sunstone, hand-picked directly from the claim owners recently mined personal stock.  Three pieces will be hand-grooved (3) and another few pieces will be flat faceted (5).  These will be cut by two of our very capable preferred U.S. cutters!  (The five piece group just arrived and have been quickly photographed, appearing on our Newly Photographed page, but we need to obtain better photos and enter the information.)  Stay tuned for the other three pieces which should arrive by the end of August!  View our Newly Photographed Page every few days for updates…
Two large 100ct Oregon Sunstones have been in the hands of the multi-award winning cutter, Dalan Hargrave, for over 2 years.  We are waiting for the spectacular results when they are completed!...

International Gem Society(IGS) Utilizing More All That Glitters Photos for Articles!:
It is sometimes difficult to keep up with which All That Glitters Gemstones are being used as representatives of cutting, their color, the species, etc.
While perusing some IGS articles, we found three gems, an Iolite, a Tourmaline, a Ruby and some of our Synthetic Alexandrite which is a big hit with stores as well as the public; this is due to the savings not only from the cost of natural Alex, but also for the fact that it retails at $495/ct and we have it at about $100/ct!
(This is the only synthetic/lab grown material we carry as we can provide a wonderful savings, can control the cutting and purchase it directly from the U.S. lab.)  IGS has just published an article on Tourmaline and notified us that several of our photos (5) appear in the article. Unfortunately, it looks like one needs a membership to view the article:  
(https://www.gemsociety.org/article/tourmaline-buying-guide/).

New Links!:
We have selected the Mahenge Garnet and Mahenge Spinel on their respective gemstone species page, and created pages devoted to this locality producing incredibly beautiful gems!  (Deposit has been worked out for some time now…)
Mahenge Spinel:  http://www.allthatglitters.co/Photos_Spinel-Mahenge.htm 

Unfortunately, photography cannot capture the true color, sparkle and brilliance.  All of the garnets have been faceted from our rough and in the US by our cutters.




Monday, June 29, 2020

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for July 2020!


Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for July 2020:

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: 
A large deeply saturated blue Aquamarine has just returned from being recut – so now it has more life, sparkle/brilliance, a better polish and weighs 6.20cts.  This was accomplished by one of our Award Winning Cutters whose work is displayed in at least one museum that we are aware of.
Just back from being certed (AGL):
Insanely Deep Blue Fancy Cut Aquamarine (On Hold)
Natural Alexandrite (On Hold)
Fancy Deep Power Blue (possibly with hints of Teal) (Sold)
Beautiful 1.60ct Pink Red UNHEATED Ruby (Available & On Sale due to Monthly Special – July’s Birthstone too!!)
Two Large Hand Grooved Specialty Cut Ametrines are finally back from our cutter.  A large Orange Garnet and four pieces of Montana Sapphire Rough have been returned and will not be faceted since the rough has issues, and is an entire loss – that is what can happen with rough – better to buy a faceted gem as you can see what you are purchasing!...
Agate Sphere; Amber(2) with 20+ Million Year Old Trapped Insects; Two Roman Coins from the Epfig Hoard (certed);
Orange, Neony Bubble Gum Pink and Other Sapphires including Padparadscha!; Tsavorite; Meteorite Cube from Seymchan; Pyrite Cab; Two Spinels of Orange and Light Pink/Lilac (Vietnam); Tourmaline Crystal for display or jewelry; Very Large Bright Green Tourmaline w/Blue Highlights – An Incredible Gem!; Deep Blue Fancy Shaped Zircon; Two Fancy Tanzanites of Pink and Green and lastly, a U.S. Faceted Maine Tourmaline from the history-making deposit unearthed in 1972!...
                                                                    
Gemstones in Cutting:
We recently acquired Oregon Sunstone, hand-picked directly from the claim owners recently mined personal stock.  Three pieces will be hand-grooved and another few pieces will be flat faceted.  These will be cut by two of our very capable preferred U.S. cutters!
Two large 100ct Oregon Sunstones have been in the hands of the multi-award winning cutter, Dalan Hargrave.  (Been waiting for a long time, but they should be coming....sometime!)


Saturday, May 30, 2020

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for June 2020!


Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for June 2020:

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: 
Two Large Hand Grooved Specialty Cut Ametrines are finally back from our cutter.  A large Orange Garnet and four pieces of Montana Sapphire Rough have been returned and will not be faceted since the rough has issues, and is an entire loss – that is what can happen with rough – better to buy a faceted gem as you can see what you are purchasing!...
Agate Sphere; Amber(2) with 20+ Million Year Old Trapped Insects; Two Roman Coins from the Epfig Hoard (certed); Two Incredibly Deep Blue Aquamarines; One Ruby; Orange, Neony Bubble Gum Pink and Other Sapphires including Padparadscha!; Tsavorite; Meteorite Cube from Seymchan; Pyrite Cab; Two Spinels of Orange and Light Pink/Lilac (Vietnam); Tourmaline Crystal for display or jewelry; Very Large Bright Green Tourmaline w/Blue Highlights – An Incredible Gem!; Deep Blue Fancy Shaped Zircon; Two Fancy Tanzanites of Pink and Green and lastly, a U.S. Faceted Maine Tourmaline from the history-making deposit unearthed in 1972!...



Wednesday, April 29, 2020

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for May 2020!


Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for May 2020:

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: 
Two Large Hand Grooved Specialty Cut Ametrines are finally back from our cutter.  A large Orange Garnet and four pieces of Montana Sapphire Rough have been returned and will not be faceted since the rough has issues, and is an entire loss – that is what can happen with rough – better to buy a faceted gem as you can see what you are purchasing!...
Agate Sphere; Amber(2) with 20+ Million Year Old Trapped Insects; Two Roman Coins from the Epfig Hoard (certed); Two Incredibly Deep Blue Aquamarines; One Ruby; Orange, Neony Bubble Gum Pink and Other Sapphires including Padparadscha!; Tsavorite; Meteorite Cube from Seymchan; Pyrite Cab; Two Spinels of Orange and Light Pink/Lilac (Vietnam); Tourmaline Crystal for display or jewelry; Very Large Bright Green Tourmaline w/Blue Highlights – An Incredible Gem!; Deep Blue Fancy Shaped Zircon; Two Fancy Tanzanites of Pink and Green and lastly, a U.S. Faceted Maine Tourmaline from the history-making deposit unearthed in 1972!...

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!   



                                                                    


Monday, March 30, 2020

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for April 2020!


Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for April 2020:

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: 
Check out the following newly acquired gemstones/items that made it to the All That Glitters Inventory!
Agate Sphere; Amber(2) with 20+ Million Year Old Trapped Insects; Two Roman Coins from the Epfig Hoard (certed);
Two Incredibly Deep Blue Aquamarines; One Ruby; Orange, Neony Bubble Gum Pink and Other Sapphires including Padparadscha!; Tsavorite; Meteorite Cube from Seymchan; Pyrite Cab;  Two Spinels, of Orange and Light Pink/Lilac (Vietnam),Tourmaline Crystal for display or jewelry; Very Large Bright Green Tourmaline w/Blue Highlights; Deep Blue Fancy Shaped Zircon; Two Fancy Tanzanites of Pink and Green and lastly, a U.S. Faceted Maine Tourmaline from the history-making deposit unearthed in 1972!...