Thursday, April 29, 2021

 

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

 

This Month's Special:  Save $$$ on a 1.00ct 6mm Round Blue Sapphire!

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

We don’t have any Kashmir Sapphires in inventory that we can have as this Month’s Special, but we can offer a nice

glowing blue 6mm round of exactly 1.00cts!

Visit our Monthly Special Page to Learn More…

 

This Months Gemstone News:  Largest Kashmir Sapphire Ever to Appear at Auction

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

" The largest Kashmir sapphire ever to appear at auction - a 55.19-carat oval gem - is being offered for sale by Sotheby's Geneva…”

Read More… 

 

Newly Faceted or Newly Photographed Gemstones: 

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

L. Allen Brown, owner of All That Glitters, has been working on an Blended Oval Ametrine – after about a month, it has come off the dop and was posted last month - an 11.63ct Fancy Oval, Predominately Purple, but with flashes of Yellow as well as Bronze!

Three Hand Grooved Oregon Sunstones have been completed and two are quite important as their weights prior to cutting were about 100cts – making them quite special in this material.  We are awaiting their return from the cutter – they will hopefully be entered into our database/inventory as well as photographed shortly.  The two larger ones have been in the hands of a cutter for almost 3 years!  We have made the request to ship so we hope to have photos on line shortly…

A Wonderful 24.38ct Fancy Oval Ametrine was finished by the owner of All That Glitters last month – total time to facet was just under 40 hours; the results are fantastic – check out the photo and video.

New Photo/Vid of Large Neon Green Grossular Garnet as well as a Ruby photographed and offered for the first time discovered in our vaults after 25 years!

8.61ct Blue Flash Amethyst Square (think blue/purple glowing velvet) – ATG In House Cutting!

11.45ct Blended Ametrine Specialty Pear – ATG In House Cutting!

18.30ct Blended Ametrine Fan – ATG In House Cutting!

Three Hand Grooved Oregon Sunstones are back from one of our cutters who performs magic!  Shapes include a Unique

Octagon, Spear Point and a large Emerald Cut which is the largest faceted Oregon Sunstone we have had in 40 years!

A 12+ct Synthetic Alexandrite Round has been cut by the owner of All That Glitters, as well as two Large Clear Danburites - as usual, selling at or below the wholesale cost.  (ATG In House Cutting!)

A Custom Ring was completed for a customer whom had purchased a Golden Sapphire in a previous year.  View the Renderings and the complete piece!   We can do this for your All That Glitters Purchases also!...  Find a mounting in the All That Glitters Jewelers Showcase at the link further below and the mounting/setting can typically be modified for the shape and dimensions of your piece if it isn’t already a perfect fit!

 

Gemstones in Cutting:

Three Hand Carved Oregon Sunstones, two of which are large for this species/location, have been completed by our specialty cutter.  We have yet to receive them, as it was hoped that we could visit his lapidary shop and view how he does his hand grooving.  Our visit doesn’t seem possible for the near future, so we have requested to have them shipped and we should have photos of them by the end of May – however, our light box and turntable are back in our main headquarters/office, so we will only be able to obtain images with our ring light and tripod.   The lapidary unit of All That Glitters office is also back in the main office as we are on the other coast temporarily, so no new gemstones will be faceted by the owner of All That Glitters.  There is very no new rough 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.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!   



Tuesday, March 30, 2021

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for April 2021:

 
Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for April 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
L. Allen Brown, owner of All That Glitters, has been working on an Blended Oval Ametrine – after about a month, it has come off the dop and is offered for the first time this month – an 11.63ct Fancy Oval – Predominately Purply, but with flashes of Yellow as well as Bronze!
Three Hand Grooved Oregon Sunstones have been completed and two are quite important as their weights prior to cutting were about 100cts – making them quite special in this material.  We are awaiting their return from the cutter – they will hopefully be entered into our database/inventory as well as photographed shortly.  The two larger ones have been in the hands of a cutter for almost 3 years!
A Wonderful 24.38ct Fancy Oval Ametrine was finished by the owner of All That Glitters last month – total time to facet was just under 40 hours; the results are fantastic – check out the photo and video.
New Photo/Vid of Large Neon Green Grossular Garnet as well as a Ruby photographed and offered for the first time discovered in our vaults after 25 years!
8.61ct Blue Flash Amethyst Square (think blue/purple glowing velvet) – ATG In House Cutting!
11.45ct Blended Ametrine Specialty Pear – ATG In House Cutting!
18.30ct Blended Ametrine Fan – ATG In House Cutting!
Three Hand Grooved Oregon Sunstones are back from one of our cutters who performs magic!  Shapes include a Unique
Octagon, Spear Point and a large Emerald Cut which is the largest faceted Oregon Sunstone we have had in 40 years!
A 12+ct Synthetic Alexandrite Round has been cut by the owner of All That Glitters, as well as two Large Clear Danburites - as usual, selling at or below the wholesale cost.  (ATG In House Cutting!)
A New Custom Ring has just been completed for a customer whom had purchased a Golden Sapphire in a previous year.  View the Renderings and the complete piece!   We can do this for your All That Glitters Purchases also!...  Find a mounting in the All That Glitters Jewelers Showcase at the link further below and the mounting/setting can typically be modified for the shape and dimensions of your piece if it isn’t already a perfect fit!

Gemstones in Cutting:
With the 3 Oregon Sunstones on their way back from one of our specialty cutters and with the temporary transition of our office to the West Coast for an undetermined timeframe, there may not be anything new in cutting.  The lapidary unit within the All That Glitters office will stay in Massachusetts.  There is very no new rough 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….

No Longer Accepting PayPal Payments Due to PayPal’s Odd Dealings:
We are not accepting payments through PayPal due to issues encountered with this company.  Many merchants have also left  and will continue doing this.  We will be utilizing different payment applications in the near future – Stay Tuned.  We still accept Personal/Bank Checks, Popmoney, TransferWise, Wire Transfers, Bank/Bank Transfers or other services/applications.
Contact us via Phone, Email or use our Intent To Purchase Form.  If necessary, we do have access to PayPal to receive payments – there will be a 3% charge for this service; PayPal no longer refunds their fees if an item is returned, just one of the big negatives with PayPal.  We can send you an invoice if this payment method is absolutely necessary.  For those who use PayPal, we would recommend another application for online payment.
  • We are now using Square in place of PayPal – see info immediately below.
Square – New Payment Option – Working Well!:
We have been sending our customers Invoices via Square, as well as posting a few links for new items, which makes payment even
easier than PayPal.  We are still working with Popmoney, Transferwise, ACH, Checks, etc.  You can see two links where one can view a photo of an items for sale, the details and all one has to do is enter their credit card information or use Google Pay!  For examples, check out the two links below – and if you would like either of these All That Glitters faceted gemstones, enter the required information and your gemstone can be in the mail via USPS Priority Box, with Shipping/Full Insurance Included!
7.98ct Blue Flash Amethyst Shield:
https://checkout.square.site/buy/7OMQOJ3SFULAOTDAQNN6WIZH
24.38ct Blended Ametrine Fancy Oval:
https://checkout.square.site/merchant/ML7ENW3SAJPQZ/checkout/KYZZTP55YIZW4PXFHODPZJMC
To quote one of our long time customers:  “I've just paid the invoice…It seems to be a pretty convenient system! Very straightforward to use. It's about time PayPal gets some competition...”

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!   
 


All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for March 2021!


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

The Owner of All That Glitters has just finished faceting a 24.38ct Fancy Oval Ametrine – total time to facet was just under 40 hours; the results are fantastic – check out the photo and video.

New Photo/Vid of Large Neon Green Grossular Garnet as well as a Ruby photographed and offered for the first time discovered in our vaults after 25 years!

8.61ct Blue Flash Amethyst Square (think blue/purple glowing velvet) – ATG In House Cutting!

11.45ct Blended Ametrine Specialty Pear – ATG In House Cutting!

18.30ct Blended Ametrine Fan – ATG In House Cutting!

Three Hand Grooved Oregon Sunstones are back from one of our cutters who performs magic!  Shapes include a Unique

Octagon, Spear Point and a large Emerald Cut which is the largest faceted Oregon Sunstone we have had in 40 years!

A 12+ct Synthetic Alexandrite Round has been cut by the owner of All That Glitters, as well as two Large Clear Danburites - as usual, selling at or below the wholesale cost.  (ATG In House Cutting!)

A New Custom Ring has just been completed for a customer whom had purchased a Golden Sapphire in a previous year.  View the Renderings and the complete piece!   We can do this for your All That Glitters Purchases also!...  Find a mounting in the All That Glitters Jewelers Showcase at the link further below and the mounting/setting can typically be modified for the shape and dimensions of your piece if it isn’t already a perfect fit!


Gemstones in Cutting:

Progress is being made on the two large OR Sunstones noted further below.  One has been completed, and it is a wonderful color, shows some Copper Schiller and is a whopping 30+ct Hand-Grooved Gemstone!  This is an important OR Sunstone for many reasons and will be offered sometime in March.  The cutter is also working on another large piece, as well as the smallest piece of OR Sunstone Rough that we have ever sent out for cutting – BUT, the color and design should be killer!  (or as usual, that is our hope…)

The owner of All That Glitters has started faceting another Blue Flash Amethyst which should be a very pleasing shape for a pendant.  The hope is to obtain about a 15ct finished gem!

Two large (approx. 100ct) Oregon Sunstones have been received back from cutter Dalan Hargraves after waiting approximately 2.5 years for him to work his lapidary magic.  These will be going to another very competent cutter, one trained by Dalan in the past.  Be prepared to be dazzled by these very special pieces in the future.  The cutter is currently studying these 3 items to determine exactly how these great pieces should be worked.  As noted immediately above, one gem has been completed, and is an important gemstone for OR Sunstone; the second large piece should also fall into that same category.   Stay tuned for future photos/vids in the future, when all 3 pieces are finally returned…

 

NO Tucson Show in January/February 2021 – OR in April:

This is the first time in 67 years that the Tucson Show will fail to be held as expected – due to the pandemic.  Some shows have been rescheduled for April, but we have received notice that the large wholesale trade show by AGTA will NOT be held in April either.  Guess we will all look forward to it for 2022.  We believe that next year will be our 36th year of attendance, only missing two out of all those years…(We have been attending the show not for making purchases as all of our buying occurs as close to the source as possible when we travel abroad.  The Tucson Show is something to look forward to -  a trade event and a change in scenery, bright sun, warmer temps, good Mexican food (as well as other varieties), seeing friends/associates/customers, walking a lot and getting exercise, discovering and seeing interesting beautiful things whether it be minerals, gems, art, people, etc.  We meet up with customers on a one to one basis currently, but will be back to displaying as an exhibitor sometime in the future).   

 

 

Saturday, January 30, 2021

All That Glitters Website and Information Changes for February 2021!

 

*****  All That Glitters is Celebrating 40 Years in the Gemstone Trade!!!  *****

*****  22 Years Online with a Website!  *****


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

Three gemstones have recently been faceted by the owner of All That Glitters.  Unfortunately, one expected beauty will never be completed as there were some internal fractures seen after 4 hours of time were spent in beginning to facet the rough.

The completed gemstones include:

8.61ct Blue Flash Amethyst Square (think blue/purple glowing velvet)

11.45ct Blended Ametrine Specialty Pear

18.30ct Blended Ametrine Fan

Three Hand Grooved Oregon Sunstones are back from one of our cutters who performs magic!  Shapes include a Unique

Octagon, Spear Point and a large Emerald Cut which is the largest faceted Oregon Sunstone we have had in 40 years!

A 12+ct Synthetic Alexandrite Round has been cut by the owner of All That Glitters, as well as two Large Clear Danburites - as usual, selling at or below the wholesale cost. 

A New Custom Ring has just been completed for a customer whom had purchased a Golden Sapphire in a previous year.  View the Renderings and the complete piece!   We can do this for your All That Glitters Purchases also!...  Find a mounting in the All That Glitters Jewelers Showcase at the link further below and the mounting/setting can typically be modified for the shape and dimensions of your piece if it isn’t already a perfect fit!

Some items previously in inventory have been posted on the Newly Photographed page due to recent videos. 

Due to the time it takes to set up and create videos, as well as the work once the video has been created, there is a charge of $30 for a video if requested but the fee will be returned if the gemstone is purchased.   (Set up for the video, creating the video and then the processing prior to posting or sending to a customer, requires about half a day.)

 

Gemstones in Cutting:

The owner of All That Glitters is currently working on a Blue Flash Amethyst Shield.  Hopefully to be completed in about another week…

Two large (approx. 100ct) Oregon Sunstones have been received back unfinished from a well known cutter after waiting approximately 2.5 years for him to work his lapidary magic.  These will be going to another very competent cutter, one trained by him in the past.  Be prepared to be dazzled by these very special pieces in the future.  The cutter is currently studying these 3 items to determine exactly how these great pieces should be worked.

 

NO Tucson Show in January/February 2021:

This is the first time in 67 years that the Tucson Show will fail to be held as expected – due to the pandemic.  Some shows have been rescheduled for April, but that still remains to be seen.  Guess we will all look forward to it for 2021.  We believe that next year will be our 36th year of attendance, only missing two out of all those years…(We have been attending the show not for making purchases as all of our buying occurs as close to the source as possible when we travel abroad.  The Tucson Show is something to look forward to; a trade event and a change in scenery, bright sun, warmer temps, good Mexican food (as well as other varieties), seeing friends/associates/customers, walking a lot and getting exercise, discovering and seeing interesting beautiful things whether it be minerals, gems, art, people, etc.  We meet up with customers on a one to one basis currently, but will be back to displaying as an exhibitor sometime in the future).   To see a photo of a Tucson past, visit a posting on L. Allen Brown’s Facebook page describing the photo, travels in Brasil in the early 1980s, important names in the gem/mineral trade, etc.

https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10224080156208670&set=a.1761278788756

 

No Longer Accepting PayPal Payments Due to PayPal’s Odd Dealings:

We are not accepting payments through PayPal due to issues encountered with this company.  Many merchants have also left  and will continue doing this.  We will be utilizing different payment applications in the near future – Stay Tuned.  We still accept Personal/Bank Checks, Popmoney, TransferWise, Wire Transfers, Bank/Bank Transfers or other services/applications.

Contact us via Phone, Email or use our Intent To Purchase Form.  If necessary, we do have access to PayPal to receive payments – there will be a 3% charge for this service; PayPal no longer refunds their fees if an item is returned, just one of the big negatives with PayPal.  We can send you an invoice if this payment method is absolutely necessary.  For those who use PayPal, we would recommend another application for online payment.

 

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!   

 


Thursday, December 31, 2020

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for January 2021!

 

*****  All That Glitters is Celebrating 40 Years in the Gemstone Trade!!!  *****

*****  22 Years Online with a Website!  ***** 


Happy New Year to Everyone – Let’s Hope 2021 puts 2020 Behind Us….

Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for January 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
Three Hand Grooved Oregon Sunstones are back from one of our cutters who performs magic!  Shapes include a Unique
Octagon, Spear Point and a large Emerald Cut which is the largest faceted Oregon Sunstone we have had in 40 years!
A 12+ct Synthetic Alexandrite Round has been cut by the owner of All That Glitters, as well as two Large Clear Danburites –
as usual, selling at or below the wholesale cost. 
A New Custom Ring has just been completed for a customer whom had purchased a Golden Sapphire in a previous year.  View the Renderings and the complete piece!   We can do this for your All That Glitters Purchases also!...  Find a mounting in the All That Glitters Jewelers Showcase at the link further below and the mounting/setting can typically be modified for the shape and dimensions of your piece if it isn’t already a perfect fit!
Some items previously in inventory have been posted on the Newly Photographed page due to recent videos. 
Due to the time it takes to set up and create videos, as well as the work once the video has been created, there is a charge of $30 for a video if requested but the fee will be returned if the gemstone is purchased.   (Set up for the video, creating the video and then the processing prior to posting or sending to a customer, requires about half a day.)
 
Gemstones in Cutting:
Two large (approx. 100ct) Oregon Sunstones have been received back unfinished from a well known cutter.  These will be going to another very competent cutter, one trained by him in the past.  Be prepared to be dazzled by these very special pieces in the future.  The cutter is currently studying these 3 items to determine exactly how these great pieces should be worked.
 
PayPal Payments are Currently Put On Hold Due to PayPal’s Odd Dealings:
Effective as of 12/9/2020, we are not accepting payment through PayPal due to issues encountered with this company. This may change, but we many stop utilizing their services and use Personal/Bank Checks, Popmoney, Transferwise, Wire Transfers, Bank/Bank Transfers or other services/applications.
Contact us via Phone, Email or use our Intent To Purchase Form.  If necessary, we do have access to another PayPal account to receive payments...
 
 

Sunday, November 29, 2020

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for December 2020!

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


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

A 12+ct Synthetic Alexandrite Round has been cut by the owner of All That Glitters, as well as an 8.66ctDanburite (clear).   Two newly completed Hand-Grooved Oregon Sunstones have been completed by one of our U.S Lapidary Experts and another is in the works.  These will hopefully be shipped to us sometime in December.

Some items previously in inventory have been posted on the Newly Photographed page due to recent videos.  Due to the time it takes to set up and create videos, as well as the work once the video has been created, there is a charge of $30 for a video but 50% of the fee will be returned if the gemstone is purchased.   (Set up for the video, creating the video and then the processing prior to posting or sending to a customer, requires about half a day.)


Gemstones in Cutting:

Two large (approx. 100ct) Oregon Sunstones have been received back from a well known award winning cutter after waiting approximately 2.5years for him to work his lapidary magic.  These will be going to another very competent cutter, one trained by this very same cutter in the past.  Be prepared to be dazzled by these very special pieces in the future.



 

Friday, October 30, 2020

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for November 2020!

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

We wish to thank those customers who have viewed our photos and liked what they saw and placed orders for gemstones.  We say this because some of our photos are now outdated and do not really show the beauty of our gemstones and accurate color may be lacking.  However, we are happy that when people receive their gems, they are quite pleased (perhaps thrilled) by the color, cutting, clarity and beauty of the piece, as noted by one of our previous customers who recently made another purchase:  “The Robin’s Egg blue tourmaline is gorgeous – the photo didn’t do it justice! Thanks.”

We always wish our customers to be pleased with their purchase and hope that the gemstone or item exceeds their expectations.  Thanks for giving All That Glitters the opportunity of your patronage – you have nothing to lose when making a purchase due to our wonderful Satisfaction Guarantee and Life Time Guarantee.


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

 

Newly Faceted or Newly Photographed Gemstones: 

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

We are trying our hand at taking some videos as we have a new light box, turn table and phone that we hope is capable of doing decent photos/videos.  We have uploaded a number of those videos, along with the original photos/descriptions of those gemstones. Oregon Sunstone coming in the future – Hand Grooved Fancies!  Stay tuned…


 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 possibly some time in late November.

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.