Wednesday, May 30, 2018

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for June 2018!

Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for June 2018:

This Month's Special:  Wonderfully Etched Meteorite Slice with Two Tanzanites!
Wonderful meteorite slice showing incredible etching, origin is Russia (Seymchan). Tanzanite rounds in two opposing corners. An interesting piece for jewelry design, a curio cabinet, collection, etc. Very Unique and probably not to be found elsewhere.

This Month's Gem News:   The Legend of Bolivianite (Ametrine) – Featuring 4 Ametrines from All That Glitters!
The word ‘Ametrine’ comes from the contraction of Amethyst and Citrine, which was taken, respectively, from the first two and the last two syllables…
Read More…

Correction:
The beautifully bright orange round Tourmaline that came back from our cutter over the past month was identified as having a weight of
3.85cts – the weight is actually 7.73cts!  The price was correct, but with a much smaller weight, the calculated and displayed price per carat was incorrect.  The weight is now displaying correctly at 7.73cts – this is a gorgeous piece for those who haven’t seen it on our website previously.  It can be viewed as the first gemstone on the first Tourmaline page, as well as being the 5th gemstone currently displayed on the Newly Photographed page…

Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones: 
Large 12+ct Umbalite Garnet – Priced to move; a 7+ct Umbalite was selling at $1100/ct retail and our price blows that away, not to mention the size!
Fancy Golden Orange Tanzanite of just under 5cts – the unique and beautiful doesn’t get better!
Bright Fine Orange Tourmaline weighing almost 8cts! – check it out…
5.69ct Oval Rhodolite, slightly dark but nice color and sparkle under lights – a give-a-way for this size and U.S. Cutting!
Two Beautiful Deep Chrome Green Tsavorites, under a carat each, great color, sparkle, etc.  SOLD to the Trade!
7.78ct Watermelon Sunstone from Oregon Faceted by one of our Multi-Award Winning Cutters!
Fairly New Arrivals:
Burmese Red Spinel Oval – orangy red depending on the lights
1.49ct Ruby UNHEATED – Recently Certed by GIA!
Two VERY Affordable Padparadscha Sapphire (due to size) – Recently Certed by GIA!
Unique Round Parti-Colored Sapphire, Blue/Yellow – Great Separation of Color!
Trilliant 2+ct Blue with Green Highlights Parti-Colored Sapphire
200+ct SCENIC Dendritic Quartz – Super scene showing rolling hills, trees and bluish sky!
4.30ct Pink and Orange with Red Highlights, Ouro Preto Imperial Topaz; pendant currently being designed by a multi-award winning designer!
Matched Trilliant Mahenge Garnet Suite (3) – Sold to a Jewelry Designer/Manufacturer
Matched Trilliant Fine Colored Very Brilliant Morganites (11mm and 12mm) – Sold to a Jewelry Designer/Manufacturer
Deep Blue Zircon, Emerald Cut and Fancy Oval – Sold to a Jewelry Designer/Manufacturer
Seymchan 1967 Russian Meteorite Slice, showing wonderful natural etching and set with 2 Round Tanzanites – One of a Kind!
Almost 200 gram Seymchan 1967 Russian Meteorite Slice, showing wonderful natural etching – both sides beautiful and possible for display
Over 261 gram Seymchan 1967 Russian Meteorite Slice, showing wonderful natural etching on one end and the natural surface everywhere else!
3 pieces of Amber with Insects – to be sold with Brass Display Stands
4 pieces of Newly Discovered “Ametrine Traphiche” Quartz – ALL pieces to be written up in Gems & Gemology this year!  (Summer 2018)
Large 2,700+ct Quartz Crystal with various inclusions including attractive sprays of fine crystals – when lit from the base, it Glows…
Note – the Amber (3) and Meteorites (2) may go to auction, and if all goes well in the past, their selling price could be 2-5 times the All That Glitters price.  We are waiting for the contract as well as price ranges and reserves.  Due to the interest in auctions, this particular company has been slow and we might consider another auction house or keep them on our website for a longer timeframe, offering the trade and the public continued
great deals!...
                                                                                           
Gemstones in Cutting:
Currently in Cutting - Large Bluish Purple Amethyst (Rwanda); Smaller Sized Bluish Purple Amethyst (Congo); Orangy Zircon(2); Medium Sized Rhodolite/Umbalite Garnet; Small ‘Test’ Gemstones which include Fancy Rare Garnet (various colors), Zircon and Orangy Tourmaline.  Due in shortly, but won’t be in our database, photographed and on line until perhaps the July timeframe.  Our goal would be to have them available for our July email, but that may be difficult as we will be in transit essentially until the end of June and won’t have sufficient time to do all the work required before we send that email to our valued customers.

All That Glitters In The News:
Gerard Quintin from the South American Gem Academy contacted All That Glitters about an upcoming article as he desired some of our unique fine examples of Ametrine.  Geoffrey Dominy, whom we met and have been in contact with for about 30 years, then reached out for more photos and info for this article.  The World Gem Foundation is responsible for Gemology Today, and Geoff is the founder, as well as a relatively new publisher of books on gemstones.  We expect some of our gemstone to be in his future books as well as other articles.  The Ametrine article may be viewed on the following link:  http://www.worldgemfoundation.com/GTMay2018/html5forpc.html?page=20
All four of these unique and beautiful Ametrines are currently available for those who wish to own a one-of-a-kind published gemstone.
Our gemstones have appeared in magazines, books, newspapers, trade journals and even websites such as International Gem Society as many of All That Glitters gems represent the gemstone species on their website!  All That Glitters/L. Allen Brown may be the most published gemstone business as far as photos of unique, fine and extraordinary color, as well as the least known since we haven’t displayed in Tucson since 1990 or exhibited in a show open to the public since 2003!  That could change with 2019, as we might display in Tucson again, and if not in 2019, we certainly hope to in 2020 – so put it on your calendar and plan to visit our booth!  We will note our location, booth, hours, etc.in our monthly emails prior to the show.

The newly photographed “Ametrine Trapiche” that we recently added into inventory and that is a new find originating in Brasil, will be
featured in an article (Summer 2018) in the well-known Gems & Gemology Magazine by GIA.  All That Glitters Unique and Rare Gemstones have appeared in Gems & Gemology Magazine on a regular basis, with the first article being 1996 noting the newly discovered Imperial Malaia Garnet, named by the owner of All That Glitters.  All four new acquisitions will appear in the article, with three being available for sale!



Monday, April 30, 2018

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for May 2018!


Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for May 2018:


This Month's Special:  485+ct Clear Quartz with well-defined Green Epidote Crystals
Great for display in a curio cabinet or as a paperweight.  Measures approximately 75x35x26mm (about 3" long!)

This Month's Gem News:   The Violet Effect
Ultra Violet is the Pantone Color of the Year for 2018
Read More…

Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones: 
Large 12+ct Umbalite Garnet – Priced to move; a 7+ct Umbalite was selling at $1100/ct retail and our price blows that away, not to mention the size!
Fancy Golden Orange Tanzanite of just under 5cts – the unique and beautiful doesn’t get better!
Bright Fine Orange Tourmaline weighing just under 4cts – check it out…
5.69ct Oval Rhodolite, slightly dark but nice color and sparkle under lights – a give-a-way for this size and U.S. Cutting!
Two Beautiful Deep Chrome Green Tsavorites, under a carat each, great color, sparkle, etc.  SOLD to the Trade!
7.78ct Watermelon Sunstone from Oregon Faceted by one of our Multi-Award Winning Cutters!
Fairly New Arrivals:
Burmese Red Spinel Oval – orangy red depending on the lights
1.49ct Ruby UNHEATED – Recently Certed by GIA!
Two VERY Affordable Padparadscha Sapphire (due to size) – Recently Certed by GIA!
Unique Round Parti-Colored Sapphire, Blue/Yellow – Great Separation of Color!
Trilliant 2+ct Blue with Green Highlights Parti-Colored Sapphire
200+ct SCENIC Dendritic Quartz – Super scene showing rolling hills, trees and bluish sky!
4.30ct Pink and Orange with Red Highlights, Ouro Preto Imperial Topaz; pendant currently being designed by a multi-award winning designer!
Matched Trilliant Mahenge Garnet Suite (3) – Sold to a Jewelry Designer/Manufacturer
Matched Trilliant Fine Colored Very Brilliant Morganites (11mm and 12mm) – Sold to a Jewelry Designer/Manufacturer
Deep Blue Zircon, Emerald Cut and Fancy Oval – Sold to a Jewelry Designer/Manufacturer
Seymchan 1967 Russian Meteorite Slice, showing wonderful natural etching and set with 2 Round Tanzanites – One of a Kind!
Almost 200 gram Seymchan 1967 Russian Meteorite Slice, showing wonderful natural etching – both sides beautiful and possible for display
Over 261 gram Seymchan 1967 Russian Meteorite Slice, showing wonderful natural etching on one end and the natural surface everywhere else!
3 pieces of Amber with Insects – to be sold with Brass Display Stands which recently arrived
4 pieces of Newly Discovered “Ametrine Traphiche” Quartz – ALL pieces to be written up in Gems & Gemology this year!
Large 2,700+ct Quartz Crystal with various inclusions including attractive sprays of fine crystals – when lit from the base, it Glows…
                                                                                           
Gemstones in Cutting:
Currently in Cutting - Large Bluish Purple Amethyst (Rwanda); Smaller Sized Bluish Purple Amethyst (Congo); Orangy Zircon(2); Medium Sized Rhodolite/Umbalite Garnet; Small ‘Test’ Gemstones which include Fancy Rare Garnet (various colors), Zircon and Orangy Tourmaline.

All That Glitters In The News:
We have been contacted by Gemology Today Magazine as they wish to include one of All That Glitters Grooved Blended Ametrines in an article, specifically the half oval/half moon.  Should the article appear on line, we will include this in a future email for our customers viewing.
The newly photographed “Ametrine Trapiche” that we recently added into inventory and that is a new find originating in Brasil, will be featured in an article (Summer 2018) in the well-known Gems & Gemology Magazine by GIA.  All That Glitters Unique and Rare Gemstones have appeared in Gems & Gemology Magazine on a regular basis, with the first article being 1996 noting the newly discovered Imperial Malaia Garnet, named by the owner of All That Glitters.  All four new acquisitions will appear in the article, but one with be destroyed during the testing phase to determine elemental make-up of the gemstone from the center to the outer edge…



Friday, March 30, 2018

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for April 2018!


Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for April 2018:

This Month's Special:  8.56ct Oval Medium Colored Blue Zircon 
Don’t Miss this Monthly Special – This is an Event!  We will be doing something very unique for this entire month or until this piece is sold.
Those interested in this gemstone may miss out if they wait too long, but if you can wait, you save even more $. Wait too long, and someone else enjoys this Gemstone and the Savings!

This Month's Gem News:   The Trends in Gemstones 2017/18
"The 2017 AGTA GemFair at the JCK Las Vegas Show made me feel a little like Dorothy when her house landed in Technicolor in The Wizard of Oz. The overall trend....."
Read More…

Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones: 
Just Back from one of our Fine U.S. Cutters – 4 New Gems From Our Rough:
  Large 12+ct Umbalite Garnet – Priced to move; a 7+ct Umbalite was selling at $1100/ct retail and our price blows that away, not to mention the size!
  Fancy Golden Orange Tanzanite of just under 5cts – the unique and beautiful doesn’t get better!
  Bright Fine Orange Tourmaline weighing just under 4cts – check it out…
  5.69ct Oval Rhodolite, slightly dark but nice color and sparkle under lights – a give-a-way for this size and U.S. Cutting!
Also, two new editions:
  Two Beautiful Deep Chrome Green Tsavorites, under a carat each, great color, sparkle, etc.  Under Consideration by a Trade Member
  7.78ct Watermelon Sunstone from Oregon Faceted by one of our Multi-Award Wining Cutters!
New Arrivals from Last Month Include:
Burmese Red Spinel Oval – orangy red depending on the lights
1.49ct Ruby UNHEATED – Recently Certed by GIA!
Two VERY Affordable Padparadscha Sapphire (due to size) – Recently Certed by GIA!
Unique Round Parti-Colored Sapphire, Blue/Yellow – Great Separation of Color!
Trilliant 2+ct Blue with Green Highlights Parti-Colored Sapphire
200+ct SCENIC Dendritic Quartz – Super scene showing rolling hills, trees and bluish sky!
4.30ct Pink and Orange with Red Highlights, Ouro Preto Imperial Topaz; pendant currently being designed by a multi-award winning designer!
Matched Trilliant Mahenge Garnet Suite (3) – Sold to a Jewelry Designer/Manufacturer
Matched Trilliant Fine Colored Very Brilliant Morganites (11mm and 12mm) – Sold to a Jewelry Designer/Manufacturer
Deep Blue Zircon, Emerald Cut and Fancy Oval – Sold to a Jewelry Designer/Manufacturer
Seymchan 1967 Russian Meteorite Slice, showing wonderful natural etching and set with 2 Round Tanzanites – One of a Kind!
Almost 200 gram Seymchan 1967 Russian Meteorite Slice, showing wonderful natural etching – both sides beautiful and possible for display
Over 261 gram Seymchan 1967 Russian Meteorite Slice, showing wonderful natural etching on one end and the natural surface everywhere else!
3 pieces of Amber with Insects – to be sold with Brass Display Stands which recently arrived
4 pieces of Newly Discovered “Ametrine Traphiche” Quartz – ALL pieces to be written up in Gems & Gemology this year!
Large 2,700+ct Quartz Crystal with various inclusions including attractive sprays of fine crystals – when lit from the base, it Glows…
                                                                                           
Gemstones in Cutting:
Rough expected to be sent to one of our cutters in the near future:
Large Bluish Purple Amethyst (Rwanda); Smaller Sized Bluish Purple Amethyst (Congo); Orangy Zircon(2); Medium Sized Rhodolite/Umbalite Garnet; Small ‘Test’ Gemstones which include Fancy Rare Garnet (various colors), Zircon and Orangy Tourmaline.

New Page/Link:  Montana Sapphire
We thought we would create a new page devoted to U.S. Sapphire (Montana) as this has a large following and we currently have a few
pieces of rough that we had purchased and faceted in the U.S.

All That Glitters In The News:
The newly photographed “Ametrine Trapiche” that we recently added into inventory and that is a new find originating in Brasil, will be
noted in an article later this year in the well-known Gems & Gemology Magazine by GIA.  All That Glitters Unique and Rare Gemstones have appeared in Gems & Gemology Magazine on a regular basis, with the first article being 1996 noting the newly discovered Imperial Malaia Garnet, named by the owner of All That Glitters. 

All That Glitters on Instagram:
We have signed up for Instagram.  Sign up and become a follower of the All That Glitters posts!  https://www.instagram.com/atggems/

Follow All That Glitters on Facebook:



Monday, February 26, 2018

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for March 2018!


Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for March 2018:

This Month's Special:  
This Month's Gem News:   Tektite with a Large Fluid Inclusion
Learn about Tektites and a particular unique specimen – A GIA Gems & Gemology Article

Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones: 
New Arrivals Include:
Burmese Red Spinel Oval – orangy red depending on the lights
1.49ct Ruby – Currently at GIA for certing
Two VERY Affordable Padparadscha Sapphire (due to size) – Currently at GIA for certing
Unique Round Parti-Colored Sapphire, Blue/Yellow – Great Separation of Color!
Trilliant 2+ct Blue with Green Highlights Parti-Colored Sapphire
200+ct SCENIC Dendritic Quartz – Super scene showing rolling hills, trees and bluish sky!
4.30ct Pink and Orange with Red Highlights, Ouro Preto Imperial Topaz; a ring will be made unless snatched up prior to starting the design
Matched Trilliant Mahenge Garnet Suite (3) –
Matched Trilliant Fine Colored Very Brilliant Morganites (11mm and 12mm) –
Deep Blue Zircon, Emerald Cut and Fancy Oval –
Seymchan 1967 Russian Meteorite Slice, showing wonderful natural etching and set with 2 Round Tanzanites – One of a Kind!
Almost 200 gram Seymchan 1967 Russian Meteorite Slice, showing wonderful natural etching – both sides beautiful and possible for display
Over 261 gram Seymchan 1967 Russian Meteorite Slice, showing wonderful natural etching on one end and the natural surface everywhere else!
3 pieces of Amber with Insects – to be sold with Brass Display Stand (currently on order)
4 pieces of Newly Discovered “Ametrine Traphiche” Quartz – one piece to be written up in Gems & Gemology this year!
Large 2,700+ct Quartz Crystal with various inclusions including attractive sprays of fine crystals – when lit from the base, it Glows…
                                                                                           
New Page/Link:  Montana Sapphire
We thought we would create a new page devoted to U.S. Sapphire (Montana) as this has a large following and we currently have a few pieces of rough that we had purchased and faceted in the U.S.

Gemstones in Cutting:
We have the following pieces with one of our cutters in the NW of the United States: 
Large Rhodolite/Umbalite Garnet; Smaller Rhodolite/Umbalite Garnet; Fancy Yellowish Golden Orange “Tanzanite” (Zoisite); Orange Tourmaline
We hope to send the following to another Award Wining Cutter in the SW of the United States:
Large Bluish Purple Amethyst (Rwanda); Smaller Sized Bluish Purple Amethyst (Congo); Blended Ametrine
Possible other rough to be sent to other cutters include:
Orangy Zircon(2); Medium Sized Rhodolite/Umbalite Garnet; Blue Purple Amethyst(?); Small Test Gemstones which include Fancy Rare Garnet, Zircon and Orangy Tourmaline.

All That Glitters In The News:
The newly photographed “Ametrine Trapiche” that we recently added into inventory and that is a new find originating in Brasil, will be noted in an article later this year in the well-known Gems & Gemology Magazine by GIA.  All That Glitters Unique and Rare Gemstones have appeared in Gems & Gemology Magazine on a regular basis, with the first article being 1996 noting the newly discovered Imperial Malaia Garnet, named by the owner of All That Glitters. 

All That Glitters on Instagram:
We have signed up for Instagram.  Sign up and become a follower of the All That Glitters posts!  https://www.instagram.com/atggems/

Follow All That Glitters on Facebook:


Monday, January 29, 2018

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for February 2018!


Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for February 2018:

This Month's Special:  Iolite Carved Chameleon Weighing 77cts!
(Save $100!!)

This Month's Gem News:   Why Diamonds and Gems Are Catching the Eye of Serious Investors
“As rising demand for top-quality diamonds and gems puts prices on an upward trajectory, serious investors are taking note....”
Read More… 

Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones: 
Check back in mid-February for new items that will surely be posted!...
Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum!  (With cert and appraisal)
ATG Faceted Tanzanite-Colored Blue-Purple Color Shifting YAG, 8+cts!...  (A Give-A-Way)
Two unique Tourmaline Slices were discovered in our travels
Smaller nicely saturated 1.71ct Aquamarine – SOLD!
Super matched pair of 11mm Trilliant Morganites – our first Morganite(s) in 36 years  - SOLD!

(If you like this color, cutting, etc. let us know what shape and size you might be interested in and we will do our best to find it next year!)


Friday, December 29, 2017

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for January 2018!


Happy New Year to all of our Customers and Followers!....

Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for January 2018:

This Month's Special:  Agate Slice from the Tabajaran Mine in Rio Grande du Sul, Brasil!

This Month's Gem News:   Diamonds are Forever but here and now Coloured Gemstones are Cutting Edge
“For those prepared to throw money- quite a lot of it - at the ideal Christmas present this year, the gift of choice is no longer white
diamonds, but coloured gemstones...”
Read More… 

Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones: 
Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum!  (With cert and appraisal)
ATG Faceted Tanzanite-Colored Blue-Purple Color Shifting YAG, 8+cts!...  (A Give-A-Way)
Two unique Tourmaline Slices were discovered in our travels
Smaller nicely saturated 1.71ct Aquamarine – SOLD!
Super matched pair of 11mm Trilliant Morganites – our first Morganite(s) in 36 years  - SOLD!
(If you like this color, cutting, etc. let us know what shape and size you might be interested in and we will do our best to find it next year!)
1.12ct Round Greenish Unheated Sapphire!  (SOLD!)
34.56ct Grooved Fancy Blended Ametrine!
Currently testing faceting designs on unique/interesting synthetic rough, producing the following:
  76+ct Color Changing YAG (Clear [or light lilac/grey/silver] to Medium Pink!)
  12+ct Synthetic Alexandrite
  38+ct Synthetic Alexandrite faceted by the owner of All That Glitters
Faceted All That Glitters Rough back with the past few months from one of our expert facetors includes the following:
   34.80ct Ametrine with every cutting style incorporated into one piece!


Thursday, November 30, 2017

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for December 2017!


Here are the changes on the All That Glitters Website for December 2017:

This Month's Special:  3 Large Cabs of Fossilized Coral – Approx 200cts!

This Month's Gem News:   Back to Basics - Why Collect Gems?
"The fascination with possessing gems is ancient and universal. Gems have intrigued and mystified us for thousands of years. They have been the gifts and ransoms of kings and queens, the reason for crimes of violence and the overthrow of rulers.  Due to the indestructibility of gemstones, they can be passed from one generation to another. Collecting gems is analogous to owning other rare and beautiful objects such as art, antiques, exotic cars or collectibles: They should be purchased for their beauty, rarity and the enjoyment they give..."
Read More… 
(December’s Gem News will remain the same article as November, as we feel it is interesting as after 30 years since it was originally written, the statements are still true and interesting.  For those who have not read it over the past month, it is available until the January timeframe…)

Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones: 
Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum!  (With cert and appraisal)
ATG Faceted Tanzanite-Colored Blue-Purple Color Shifting YAG, 8+cts!...  (A Give-A-Way)
Two unique Tourmaline Slices were discovered in our travels
Smaller nicely saturated 1.71ct Aquamarine – SOLD!
Super matched pair of 11mm Trilliant Morganites – our first Morganite(s) in 36 years  - SOLD!
(If you like this color, cutting, etc. let us know what shape and size you might be interested in and we will do our best to find it next year!)
1.12ct Round Greenish Unheated Sapphire!
34.56ct Grooved Fancy Blended Ametrine!
Currently testing faceting designs on unique/interesting synthetic rough, producing the following:
  76+ct Color Changing YAG (Clear [or light lilac/grey/silver] to Medium Pink!)
  12+ct Synthetic Alexandrite
  38+ct Synthetic Alexandrite faceted by the owner of All That Glitters
Faceted All That Glitters Rough back with the past few months from one of our expert facetors includes the following:

   34.80ct Ametrine with every cutting style incorporated into one piece!

All That Glitters in Auction:
Custom Etched Large Meteorite Cube:
Insect in Amber - Approx 30+ MILLION Years Old
Sold for about 500% more than the price listed on the All That Glitters Website
When place items up for auction, we can usually expect about a 50-100% increase in the selling price vs. the price we have listed on our website.  Many more people view
the item for sale and many understand why the item is unique, uncommon and perhaps the comparable value should a similar item be available for sale.  Therefore, the
interest, bidding and final selling price might be much higher at auction vs. the All That Glitters website.

All That Glitters on Instagram:
We have finally signed up for Instagram.  Sign up and become a follower of the
All That Glitters posts!  https://www.instagram.com/atggems/
There is currently a photo on Instagram of the latest Ametrine that has recently come back from our cutter. We have also signed up for Pin Interest, but it may be for some time before gemstones/items are uploaded.  There are literally thousands of postings where our gemstone images have been used throughout the world without our permission and with no credit being given as to where the photo originated.  We are looking into watermarking the photos and are not in a rush to put many more photos on line until we can somehow control the unauthorized use of photos or where there is no info as to the origin of the photo.

Gemstones in Cutting:
Our specialist in concave cutting has 1 more Ametrine he is working on - these take a week of constant work to complete, and unfortunately get put on the cutters back burner so he can work on gemstones that require less time.  Therefore, may be many months before one is completed. 
Our hopes of utilizing a new cutter have been dashed as the cutter who received two pieces of rough from us, felt he was not the best to facet and create the unique designs we are known for.  Therefore, cutting for the time being is on the back burner.  Many of our previous facetors have months of work on their plates.  When they free up or we find another competent cutter for our specialty designs, we will move ahead.  Part off the problem at times is the cost of cutting – as noted previously, some of our gemstones require a full week of work to complete – the cost for this can obviously be high, and that adds to the cost of the final gemstone.  At All That Glitters, we keep pricing down by traveling as close to the source as possible, and if we save our customers money by purchasing rough at times, we continue to try to save the customer even more money when we facet/create a gemstone from that rough.