Saturday, June 29, 2024

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for July 2024!

 

Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for July 2024:


This Month's Special:   Save $129 on a Custom Faceted 8.57ct Blue Flash Amethyst!

Visit our Monthly Special Page to Learn More…

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

 

This Month’s Gem News:  Sri Lanka or Madagascar Blue Sapphire?

Read about one of the reasons why the owner of All That Glitters isn’t sure that labs providing Origin Reports are accurate…

Visit our Monthly Gem News Page to Learn More…

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

 

Newly Faceted or Newly Photographed Gemstones: 

All That Glitters Rough sent to one of our Specialty Facetors is back and includes:

Five Ametrines, one very large elongated oval, one standard flat faceted and three of which are unique in cutting style!  (Two of these unique cutting styles has been sold)

Four Oregon Sunstones – all very different in color, some with schiller and in design (Two have been sold)

One Lab Grown Round Alexandrite – full of life and various flashes of color!

LuAl Lab Grown Garnet – You’ve never seen a gemstone glow like this…Literally!  (Sold)

Two Blue Flash Amethysts – Not many of these are seen in the market.

Two Color Shifting African Garnets (Ruby Red, Magenta and Burgundy depending on lights)

(These two beauties have been sold and all these recently sold gemstones have been purchased by stores/goldsmiths!)

…And lots more recently added since the beginning of the year, including some important rings!

Visit Our Newly Photographed Page to See What is New…

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

 

Gemstones in Cutting:  

NOTE – gemstones in cutting described below should be received back from our specialty cutter in a few weeks and after photography and html code generation, be available for sale – so keep checking back.  We do anticipate having these described and available in our August Monthly Email – but for those who can’t wait, check out our Newly Photographed page in a few weeks or send us an email to obtain an update!

Faceting has begun on about 22 pieces of rough in the hands of one of our Specialty Facetors and we are expecting about 25 pieces to be returned in perhaps about two months.  A few pieces will be cut in half.   Of these pieces currently in cutting, we have:

Ametrine, High Quality Oregon Sunstone, 7 pieces of Blue Flash Amethyst (the last of our rough and it is no longer available to obtain from this locality), Lab Grown Alexandrite, LuAl Garnet (Lab), and two pieces of Brandy Colored Ukranian Topaz.  We are very excited about this Topaz because the color is special - these will be large pieces.  These pieces come from a famous deposit where the Topaz can grow as a Bi-Color Topaz – naturally occurring light Blue Topaz and this unique Brandy Color together in one crystal.  You can sometimes see this on the market faceted as bi-color gemstones, but in order to have decent color saturation, they typically have to be larger gems.  Very interesting color and locality and a collectors gem for those in the know; or for those who don’t know about this deposit and these gems, one will see a beautiful brilliant brandy colored Topaz!  In the case of these pieces, the rough was trimmed from the brandy colored section of the rough and might not have had any light blue at all in the rough; perhaps the blue part if it existed, had inclusions. 

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, Oregon Sunstone, Synthetic Alexandrite and others….

 

What Else is New on the All That Glitters Website?:

We have added two more payment methods for our customers:  Zelle and Cashpay

(Cashpay will be an option in Square, as well as credit cards and ACH)

 

What Has All That Glitters Been Involved in Recently?:

The All That Glitters website uses a laptop heavily for working with photos, creating html code and tables, verifying that web pages will display properly, etc.  After 7 years, we have updated the previous laptop with a new one.  Back in 2017 with the purchase of a new laptop then, finding a laptop that had CD/DVD capabilities for reading as well as writing, wasn’t easy.  Now it is impossible as the technology has gone to the cloud.  We will be using an external drive to backup files, photos, etc. as we don’t believe in having certain things out of our control and elsewhere where it could possibly be accessed or hacked.

 

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!   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 35% 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…

Visit the All That Glitters Jewelers Showcase and Start Designing Now!

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

 

 

 

Thursday, May 30, 2024

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for June!

 
Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for June 2024:
 
This Month's Special:   
Visit our Monthly Special Page to Learn More…
https://www.atggems.com/Monthly_Special.htm
 
This Month’s Gem News:  
Visit our Monthly Gem News Page to Learn More…
https://www.atggems.com/Monthly_News.htm
 
Newly Faceted or Newly Photographed Gemstones: 
All That Glitters Rough sent to one of our Specialty Facetors is back and includes:
Five Ametrines, one very large elongated oval, one standard flat faceted and three of which are unique in cutting style!  (Two of these unique cutting styles has been sold)
Four Oregon Sunstones – all very different in color, some with schiller and in design (Two have been sold)
One Lab Grown Round Alexandrite – full of life and various flashes of color!
LuAl Lab Grown Garnet – You’ve never seen a gemstone glow like this…Literally!  (Sold)
Two Blue Flash Amethysts – Not many of these are seen in the market.
Two Color Shifting African Garnets (Ruby Red, Magenta and Burgundy depending on lights)
(These two beauties have been sold and all these recently sold gemstones have been purchased by stores/goldsmiths!)
…And lots more recently added since the beginning of the year, including some important rings!
Visit Our Newly Photographed Page to See What is New…
https://www.atggems.com/Photos_New.htm
 
Gemstones in Cutting:  
Faceting has begun on about 22 pieces of rough in the hands of one of our Specialty Facetors and we are expecting about 25 pieces to be returned in perhaps about two months.  A few pieces will be cut in half.   Of these pieces currently in cutting, we have:
Ametrine, High Quality Oregon Sunstone, 7 pieces of Blue Flash Amethyst (the last of our rough and it is no longer available to obtain from this locality), Lab Grown Alexandrite, LuAl Garnet (Lab), and two pieces of Brandy Colored Ukranian Topaz.  We are very excited about this Topaz because the color is special - these will be large pieces.  These pieces come from a famous deposit where the Topaz can grow as a Bi-Color Topaz – naturally occurring light Blue Topaz and this unique Brandy Color together in one crystal.  You can sometimes see this on the market faceted as bi-color gemstones, but in order to have decent color saturation, they typically have to be larger gems.  Very interesting color and locality and a collectors gem for those in the know; or for those who don’t know about this deposit and these gems, one will see a beautiful brilliant brandy colored Topaz!  In the case of these pieces, the rough was trimmed from the brandy colored section of the rough and might not have had any light blue at all in the rough; perhaps the blue part if it existed, had inclusions. 
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, Oregon Sunstone, Synthetic Alexandrite and others….
 
What Else is New on the All That Glitters Website?:
We have added two more payment methods for our customers:  Zelle and Cashpay
(Cashpay will be an option in Square, as well as credit cards and ACH)
 
New Page Added to our Learn More Page:
We wanted to share a new page regarding lectures/discussions at the Tucson 2024 Gem and Mineral Show this year, which contained important Trade Info that we thought All That Customers would find interesting/insightful.  This had been March’s Monthly Gem News.  Therefore, we have made it a permanent page on our Learn More page.
https://www.atggems.com/Learn_More.htm
 
What Has All That Glitters Been Involved in Recently?:
We are still working on some custom pieces of jewelry and this project should be completed within a week or so.  Customer is very much looking forward to seeing the finished product!

 
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!   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 35% 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…
Visit the All That Glitters Jewelers Showcase and Start Designing Now!
https://www.atggems.com/Jewelers-Showcase.htm

 

 

Sunday, March 31, 2024

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for April 2024!

 

Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for April 2024:

 

This Month's Special:  

Visit our Monthly Special Page to Learn More…

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

 

This Month’s Gem News: 

Visit our Monthly Gem News Page to Learn More…

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

 

Newly Faceted or Newly Photographed Gemstones: 

All That Glitters Rough sent ot one of our Specialty Facetors, is back and includes:

Five Ametrines, One very large elongated oval, one standard flat faceted and three of which are unique in cutting style!  (One has been sold)

Four Oregon Sunstones – all very different including in color, some with schiller and in design (One has been sold)

One Lab Grown Round Alexandrite – full of life and various flashes of color!

LuAl Lab Grown Garnet – You’ve never seen a gemstone glow like this…Literally!  (Sold)

Two Blue Flash Amethysts – Not many of these are seen in the market.

Two Color Shifting African Garnets (Ruby Red, Magenta and Burgundy depending on lights)

…And lots more recently added since the beginning of the year, including some important rings!

Visit Our Newly Photographed Page to See What is New…

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

 

Gemstones in Cutting:  

Currently have about 22 pieces of rough in the hands of one of our Specialty Facetors and we are expecting about 25 pieces to be returned in about a month or so.  A few pieces will be cut in half and it is possible that one piece, due to the size/weight (LuAl Lab Garnet) will not only be cut in two to create smaller/lighter gems, but a pair might be created for earrings for someone who is potentially waiting in the wings for this piece of rough to be faceted.

Of these pieces currently in cutting, we have:

Ametrine, High Quality Oregon Sunstone, 7 pieces of Blue Flash Amethyst (the last of our rough and it is no longer available to obtain from this locality), Lab Grown Alexandrite, LuAl Garnet (Lab), and two pieces of Brandy Colored Ukranian Topaz.  We are very excited about this Topaz because the color is special, these will be large pieces, this comes from a famous deposit where the Topaz can grow as a Bi-Color Topaz – naturally occurring Blue Topaz and this Brandy Color together in one crystal.  You can sometimes see this on the market faceted as  bi-color gemstone, but in order to have decent saturation in the color, they typically have to be larger gems.  Very interesting and a collectors gem for those in the know.  In the case of these pieces, the rough was removed from the brandy colored section of the rough.

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, Oregon Sunstone, Synthetic Alexandrite and others….

 

What Else is New on the All That Glitters Website?:

We have added two more payment methods for our customers:  Zelle and Cashpay

(Cashpay will be an option in Square, as well as credit cards and ACH)

 

New Page Added to our Learn More Page:

We wanted to share the page regarding lectures/discussions at the Tucson 2024 Gem and Mineral Show this year, which contained important Trade Info that we thought All That Customers would find interesting/insightful.  This was March’s Monthly Gem News.  Therefore, we have made it a permanent page on our Learn More page

https://www.atggems.com/Learn_More.htm

 

What Has All That Glitters Been Involved in Recently?:

We have been quite busy logging the newly arrived faceted gems into our database, doing photos and some videos, creating tables/html code, calculating yield/costs/pricing, uploading all to our website server.  Also, weighing, photographing and documenting what is in the new parcel sent to our cutter.  Lots of work related to creating the label, doing paperwork, packaging and visiting the post office – as we are mandated to have the package scanned in order for the insurance for this high value package to be valid.  Sales this year have been pretty strong from the public, collectors and the trade in general.

 

 

Thursday, February 29, 2024

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for March 2024!


Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for March 2024 – Celebrating our 43rd Year in Business:

 

This Month's Special:  

Visit our Monthly Special Page to Learn More…

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

 

This Month’s Gem News: 

Visit our Monthly Gem News Page to Learn More…

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

 

Anticipated New Items to Be Photographed:

We will not be receiving a number of new items added to the All That Glitters Collection, including about 15 gemstones that were partially faceted and started in the All That Glitters Office, until sometime in March.  We had hoped to have been photographing these pieces by now, but we are working on the details of shipping/insurance, etc. and busy after the return from the Tucson Show – and not to mention the fact that covid was also an issue.  Trade Shows, especially Tucson, is a place where one is exposed to all kinds of viruses at this time of the year.  We will be creating another package for this cutter containing rough from All That Glitters, and there will be even more newly photographed gemstones to view in the not too distant future!  There are so many gemstones in the ATG Collection with only a few actually appearing on our website!  Total loose gemstones is approximately 5000, and that doesn’t include rough, mineral specimens or trade/mineral/gemstone ‘related’ items!

 

Newly Faceted or Newly Photographed Gemstones: 

5.33ct Neony Pink Sapphire (certed) with two 1/2ct Diamonds set in 18kt Yellow Gold Ring – An Absolute Must See!

2.50ct Blue Sapphire (certed) set in Platinum, surrounded by 1ct of Diamonds  (Estate Piece)

1.80ct Natural Alexandrite set in Platinum surrounds by 1.23cts of Diamonds  (Estate Piece)

Two Exceptionally Deep Blue Aquamarines – Santa Maria Color as some call it in the Trade

Three Incredible Play of Color Large Opals

Chrome Tourmaline Trilliant (Sold recently to a goldsmith)

Unique Chrome Sphene – Lots of Fire – Dispersion is Greater than Diamond!

Large 6+ct PINK Topaz, Natural Color, No Heat, etc.

Precious Imperial Topaz - 19+ct Pear; 6+ct Pink Pear; Peach Orange 3+ct Pear

3.43ct Pear Imperial Topaz

Two Matched Pairs (round) of Deep Blue Tanzanite (7mm and 8mm)

Wonderful Orangy Zircon Cushion  (Currently On Hold and we assume this will be Sold!)

A Large Orangy Mozambique Tourmaline – Incredible!

3+ct Round Blue-Green Namibian Tourmaline

107ct Quartz with Aesthetically Pleasing Dendrites – large and priced to move

Large 3+ct Neony Green Tsavorite (has small inclusions but fine with naked eye)

Neon Pink Sapphire Oval and Blue-Purple Trilliant Sapphire, Both UNHEATED!

Half Carat Natural Alexandrite

Three Tricolor Quartz (Amethyst/Clear/Amethyst), Carved and Faceted by a Multi-Award Winning Cutter

Two Very Deeply Colored Pink Topaz Pear Shapes (will be sent out for Gem ID – decades old from a jewelry store in Germany(?))

Visit Our Newly Photographed Page to See What is New…

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

 

Gemstones in Cutting:  

On the dop currently in the All That Glitters office for cutting, a Blue Flash Amethyst which will be a similar shape that some people have seen in a Clear Danburite we faceted in the past.  Due to numerous sales and activities in the All That Glitters Office, no work has been done on this Amethyst recently.  This gemstone might be sent out with other rough to one of our specialty cutters to be completed.  The

All That Glitters Ultratec lapidary unit is in need of some repairs/tweaking.

We have sent a number of unfinished gemstones started in the All That Glitters Office to be completed by one of our cutters – this includes Amethyst, Sunstone, Neon YAG, Ametrine, Color Shifting Garnet and Lab Alexandrite.   We will photograph these and offer them for sale in the future upon their return.  Hope to have them back in March…

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, Oregon Sunstone, Synthetic Alexandrite and others….

 

What Has All That Glitters Been Involved in Recently?:

Back from the Tucson Show where we got the opportunity to see our friends/associates from various parts of the world.  In the past few years, a new deposit of pink Tourmaline from Nigeria is available.  Doesn’t require any heating to remove unwanted colors; the color is a lighter pink.  Prices on fine material are up and unheated corundum has seen another jump.  Finding rough at decent prices or finding any good rough is difficult.  Color is becoming more recognized by the public and the demand has been increasing;  natural diamond prices continue to drop as well as lab grown diamonds.  Colored Gemstones are becoming king – though most stores rely on their diamond and gold sales and don’t realize the potential of color, which has no controlling market unlike Diamonds which are controlled by DeBeers and the price of gold which is a commodity, is uniform around the globe.  Due to the time of the year and thousands of people coming into Tucson from around the globe, one usually encounters colds, flu, RSV, Norovirus and of course, covid.  This was another unlikely year for the Owner of All That Glitters, as somewhere during the show, covid was encountered and took hold for the first time – and testing negative did not happen until about day 17th!   Frequently, dealers attending the Tucson Show end up with something during their stay, since it is difficult to avoid when there are perhaps something like 50,000 attendees.

An important large Blue Sapphire was sold this year, saving our customer over $10,000 off the estimated retail price. 

It has been noted in an attended discussion in Tucson, that fine colored gemstones will only be available/affordable by the upper middle classes.

 


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!   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 35% 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…

Visit the All That Glitters Jewelers Showcase and Start Designing Now!

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

 

 

  

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for February 2024!

 

Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for February 2024 – Celebrating our 43rd Year in Business:

 

This Month's Special:   

Visit our Monthly Special Page to Learn More…

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

 

This Month’s Gem News:  

Visit our Monthly Gem News Page to Learn More…

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

 

Anticipated New Items to Be Photographed:

Next month, mid to late February, we hope to have a number of new items added to the All That Glitters Collection, including about 15 gemstones that were partially faceted and started in the All Glitters Office.  There are so many gemstones in the ATG Collection with only a few actually appearing on our website!  Total loose gemstones is approximately 5000, and that doesn’t include rough, mineral specimens or trade/mineral/gemstone ‘related’ items!

 

Newly Faceted or Newly Photographed Gemstones: 

Two wonderful estate pieces were purchased:

A Heavy 14kt gold (1/2+ troy ounce) set with an approx 8-9ct Checkerboard Cushion Cut Purple/Blue Tanzanite, with approx 42pts of Diamonds, size 7.  Could be a woman’s or man’s ring.  Save over $10k off the estimated retail price!

The other piece is a GIA Certified and Laser Inscribed 1.06ct, Modified Brilliant Diamond of J Color, set in a 14kt gold engagement ring with numerous diamonds (approx 3/4cts) and with a matching wedding band with diamonds.  Approx a size 5.  You are really purchasing the main diamond and you can reset it, redesign it or wear it as is.

We have done attempted to rephotograph some fine gemstones, and also created a few associated videos.  There are a large number of photos taken with older cameras which are outdated, but there are so many and it does take a considerable amount of time to do photography correctly, that there is just not enough time.  A few gemstones have been updated with respect to text, photos and videos and they include:

Just under 3ct Precious Topaz from Ouro Preto – Exactly where you want your Topaz to originate; and an 8x10 easily set into jewelry!

Fancy Cut Green Tanzanite Faceted by an Award Winning Cutter – his work is in museums!

Our Largest Tanzanite - a 24.97ct Certed Deep Glowing Blue Oval (believe to be UNHEATED!)

10+ct Neon (Paraiba-Like) Blue Apatite

An 11.70ct Blue Flash Congo Amethyst was completed – a deep rich purple with some Blue Flashes depending on available lights.  This piece was faceted by the owner of All That Glitters – two other previously faceted gems include a Fancy Oval Lab Grown Alexandrite, weighing  26.50ct  and a nice 17+ct  Oval Chrome YAG.

A Tsavorite Oval is up for sale after about 37 years – it was in a heavy custom created ring for the owner of All That Glitters, and the ring was melted down a short time ago.

Visit Our Newly Photographed Page to See What is New…

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

 

Gemstones in Cutting:  

On the dop currently in the All That Glitters office for cutting, a Blue Flash Amethyst which will be a similar shape that some people have seen in a Clear Danburite we faceted in the past.  Due to numerous sales and activities in the All That Glitters Office, no work has been done on this Amethyst recently.

We have sent a number of unfinished gemstones started in the All That Glitters Office to be completed by one of our cutters – this includes Amethyst, Sunstone, Neon YAG, Ametrine, Color Shifting Garnet and Lab Alexandrite.   We will photograph these and offer them for sale in the future upon their return.  Hope to have them back in about a month.

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, Oregon Sunstone, Synthetic Alexandrite and others….

 

What Has All That Glitters Been Involved in Recently?:

A much awaited Pink Tanzanite, also called Pink Zoisite (actual mineral name for Tanzanite) or Fancy Tanzanite, has finally been received.  This is a gem that the owner of All That Glitters had seen some time ago, as it was part of an important lecture on Fancy Tanzanite, with pink being noted as the rarest color and how limited the availability is.  This arrived just before the holiday and is currently in the mail to the new owner as this email is being written.

We are attempting to insure that the newly obtained GIA Certed Diamond Engagement/Wedding Band as well as the very heavy large Tanzanite ring is photographed and appears for sale for those who might be interested. 

A Tourmaline/Diamond ring purchased back in the 1980s, flew out of the All That Glitters inventory after it was seen in person by one of our customers whom we have worked with creating jewelry for approx 35+ years.

All That Glitters met with a customer from approx 15-20 years ago, originally introduced when the owner of All That Glitters was teaching a course called The World of Gemstones, shortly after the TV Show of the same name was created by L. Allen Brown/All That Glitters.   She viewed 8 fine Sapphires and chose the pink emerald/radiant cut, which was Certed by GIA – this is a borderline

Ruby, as there is sufficient red in the body color to be declared a Ruby in Europe and Asia. 

The Ouro Preto Yellow/Gold Topaz Pendant with a solitary diamond was delivered to the customer who had been waiting for a Topaz

Pendant for many years.  She was thrilled to finally possess something that was sought for years.

The customer designed ring noted last month using the All That Glitters Jewelers Showcase link, was completed and this consisted of a round lab grown Alexandrite (faceted by the owner of All That Glitters), set in Rose gold where the accent gemstones were Moonstone! 

You can see photos of the Topaz Pendant (we have a similar oval should anyone wish a ring or pendant with a nice 8x10mm oval Topaz!) as well as the Alex/Moonstone/Rose Gold ring on our Newly Photographed page:

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

 

 

Saturday, December 30, 2023

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for January 2024!


Welcome to 2024 – Happy New Year to all of our All That Glitters Customers…

 

Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for January 2024:

 

This Month's Special:   

Visit our Monthly Special Page to Learn More…

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

 

This Month’s Gem News:  

Visit our Monthly Gem News Page to Learn More…

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


The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show is Jan – Feb 2024:  

We will be meeting with clients, friends, associates as we have for the past approx 38 years.  We last exhibited there back in about 1990 – and hope to display as an exhibitor in the near future.  For those who might be attending or in the area, if there are any items in the All That Glitters Collection that you would like to view in person, this is an ideal time.

 

Newly Faceted or Newly Photographed Gemstones: 

Two wonderful estate pieces were purchased:

A Heavy 14kt gold (1/2+ troy ounce) set with an approx 8-9ct Checkerboard Cushion Cut Purple/Blue Tanzanite, with approx 42pts of Diamonds, size 7.  Could be a woman’s or man’s ring.

The other piece is a GIA Certified and Laser Inscribed 1.06ct, Modified Brilliant Diamond of J Color, set in a 14kt gold engagement ring with numerous diamonds (approx 3/4cts) and with a matching wedding band with diamonds.  Approx a size 5.  You are really purchasing the main diamond and you can reset it, redesign it or wear it as is.

We have done attempted to rephotograph some fine gemstones, and also created a few associated videos.  There are a large number of photos taken with older cameras which are outdated, but there are so many and it does take a considerable amount of time to do photography correctly, that there is just not enough time.  A few gemstones have been updated with respect to text, photos and videos and they include:

Just under 3ct Precious Topaz from Ouro Preto – Exactly where you want your Topaz to originate; and an 8x10 easily set into jewelry!

Fancy Cut Green Tanzanite Faceted by an Award Winning Cutter – his work is in museums!

Our Largest Tanzanite - a 24.97ct Certed Deep Glowing Blue Oval (believe to be UNHEATED!)

10+ct Neon (Paraiba-Like) Blue Apatite

An 11.70ct Blue Flash Congo Amethyst was completed – a deep rich purple with some Blue Flashes depending on available lights.  This piece was faceted by the owner of All That Glitters – two other previously faceted gems include a Fancy Oval Lab Grown Alexandrite, weighing  26.50ct  and a nice 17+ct  Oval Chrome YAG.

A Tsavorite Oval is up for sale after about 37 years – it was in a heavy custom created ring for the owner of All That Glitters, and the ring was melted down a short time ago.

Visit Our Newly Photographed Page to See What is New…

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

 

Gemstones in Cutting:  

On the dop currently in the All That Glitters office for cutting, a Blue Flash Amethyst which will be a similar shape that some people have seen in a Clear Danburite we faceted in the past.  Unknown timeframe of completion, as we will be out of the country for about a week and faceting can be a long laborious event.  Due to numerous sales and activities in the All That Glitters Office, no work has been done on this Amethyst.

We have sent a number of unfinished gemstones started in the All That Glitters Office to be completed by one of our cutters – this includes Amethyst, Sunstone, Neon YAG, Ametrine, Color Shifting Garnet and Lab Alexandrite.   We will photograph these and offer them for sale in the future upon their return. 

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, Oregon Sunstone, Synthetic Alexandrite and others….

 

What Has All That Glitters Been Involved in Recently?:

A much awaited Pink Tanzanite, also called Pink Zoisite (actual mineral name for Tanzanite) or Fancy Tanzanite, has finally been received.  This is a gem that the owner of All That Glitters had seen some time ago, as it was part of an important lecture on Fancy Tanzanite, with pink being noted as the rarest color and how limited the availability is.  This arrived just before the holiday and is currently in the mail to the new owner as this email is being written.

We are attempting to insure that the newly obtained GIA Certed Diamond Engagement/Wedding Band as well as the very heavy large Tanzanite ring is photographed and appears for sale for those who might be interested. 

A Tourmaline/Diamond ring purchased back in the 1980s, flew out of the All That Glitters inventory after it was seen in person by one of our customers whom we have worked with creating jewelry for approx 35+ years.

All That Glitters met with a customer from approx 15-20 years ago, originally introduced when the owner of All That Glitters was teaching a course called The World of Gemstones, shortly after the TV Show of the same name was created by L. Allen Brown/All That Glitters.   She viewed 8 fine Sapphires and chose the pink emerald/radiant cut, which was Certed by GIA – this is a borderline Ruby, as there is sufficient red in the body color to be declared a Ruby in Europe and Asia. 

The Ouro Preto Yellow/Gold Topaz Pendant with a solitary diamond was delivered to the customer who had been waiting for a Topaz Pendant for many years.  She was thrilled to finally possess something that was sought for years.

The customer designed ring noted last month using the All That Glitters Jewelers Showcase link, was completed and this consisted of a round lab grown Alexandrite (faceted by the owner of All That Glitters), set in Rose gold where the accent gemstones were Moonstone! 

You can see photos of the Topaz Pendant (we have a similar oval should anyone wish a ring or pendant with a nice 8x10mm oval Topaz!) as well as the Alex/Moonstone/Rose Gold ring on our Newly Photographed page:

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

We have delivered a Aquamarine/Diamond Pendant on a Round Wheat Chain – photos to be published in the future.

A Blue Flash Amethyst is in faceting in the All That Glitters Cutting Room but delayed in completion.

A Purple Mozambique Tourmaline was shipped and happily accepted by our repeat customer and another All That Glitters customer (of perhaps about 35 or so years) was thrilled to add her first hand grooved/concave cut Blended Ametrines (which was sold with a piece of Ametrine Rough) to her fine gemstone collection.  This material certainly is unique and has quite the following in some circles.  We have Custom Cut Hand-Grooved Gems in Ametrine, Tourmaline, Oregon Sunstone and Color Changing Turkish Diaspore. 

 

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!   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 35% 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…

Visit the All That Glitters Jewelers Showcase and Start Designing Now!

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

 

  

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for December 2023!

 

In conversations with some of our customers as well as others, most feel they don’t know where the year went. 

Not many days until we enter 2024…

 

Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for December 2023:

 

This Month's Special:   

Visit our Monthly Special Page to Learn More…

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

 

This Month’s Gem News:  

Visit our Monthly Gem News Page to Learn More…

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

 

Newly Faceted or Newly Photographed Gemstones: 

We have done attempted to rephotograph some fine gemstones, and also created a few associated videos.  There are a large number of photos taken with older cameras which are outdated, but there are so many and it does take a considerable amount of time to do photography correctly, that there is just not enough time.  A few gemstones have been updated with respect to text, photos and videos and they include:

Just under 3ct Precious Topaz from Ouro Preto – Exactly where you want your Topaz to originate; and an 8x10 easily set into jewelry!

Fancy Cut Green Tanzanite Faceted by an Award Winning Cutter – his work is in museums!

Our Largest Tanzanite - a 24.97ct Certed Deep Glowing Blue Oval (believe to be UNHEATED!)

10+ct Neon (Paraiba-Like) Blue Apatite

An 11.70ct Blue Flash Congo Amethyst was completed – a deep rich purple with some Blue Flashes depending on available lights.  This piece was faceted by the owner of All That Glitters – two other previously faceted gems include a Fancy Oval Lab Grown Alexandrite, weighing  26.50ct  and a nice 17+ct  Oval Chrome YAG.

A Tsavorite Oval is up for sale after about 37 years – it was in a heavy custom created ring for the owner of All That Glitters, and the ring was melted down a short time ago.

Visit Our Newly Photographed Page to See What is New…

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

 

Gemstones in Cutting:  

On the dop currently in the All That Glitters office for cutting, a Blue Flash Amethyst which will be a similar shape that some people have seen in a Clear Danburite we faceted in the past.  Unknown timeframe of completion, as we will be out of the country for about a week and faceting can be a long laborious event. 

(The Oregon Sunstone described below has been placed aside for a future date of completion)

In the All That Glitters Cutting Room, we have an Oregon Sunstone in works – the shape is a kite and we hope to complete it within another month.  Color is expected to be a light yellow perhaps with a hint of green, but one never knows until the gemstone is removed from the dop and cleaned up – AND, depending on the lights and wavelengths available, color can change slightly or dramatically depending on the rough…  We have what we believe is a similar gemstone of this material faceted by us in our Elegante Cut, and that is a very light yellow or perhaps described as being a Vaseline color, a nice neutral color that goes with everything – visit our Sunstone page to see that special cutting design and beautiful gem. 

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, Oregon Sunstone, Synthetic Alexandrite and others….

 

What Has All That Glitters Been Involved in Recently?:

We have delivered a Aquamarine/Diamond Pendant on a Round Wheat Chain – photos to be published in the future.

Working on an Ouro Preto Yellow/Gold Topaz Pendant with a solitary diamond, as well as a round lab grown Alexandrite

(faceted by the owner of All That Glitters) to be set in Rose gold where the accent gemstones are Moonstone!  This Rose Gold, Lab Alex with Moonstones was designed/conceived by the future owner through the All That Glitters Jewelers Showcase – see information and link further below.  Stay tuned for photos of this ring once completed in December.

A Blue Flash Amethyst is in faceting in the All That Glitters Cutting Room.

A Purple Mozambique Tourmaline will be shipped to a customer in December and an All That Glitters customer (of perhaps about 35 or so years) has purchased one of our Hand Grooved Blended Ametrines (which comes with a piece of Ametrine Rough); this will be added to her fine gemstone collection.  This is her first concave or hand grooved gemstone in her collection.  This material certainly is unique and has quite the following in some circles.  We have Custom Cut Hand-Grooved Gems in Ametrine, Tourmaline, Oregon Sunstone and Color Changing Turkish Diaspore. 

Far more to discuss and we might make some reference to these in future monthly emails.

 

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!   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…

Visit the All That Glitters Jewelers Showcase and Start Designing Now!

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