Friday, September 29, 2017

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for October 2017!


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

This Month's Special:  10% OFF on our Intarsia Page
Customers can take 10% off any displayed item on our Intarsia Page.
Choose from Intarsia created by the talented well-known Jim Kaufman or others!

This Month's Gem News:   The Revival of Agate in Jewellery Design
"Naturalistic agate is enchanting both antique jewellery collectors and modern independent designers alike."
Read More… 

Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones: 
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 recently back from one of our expert facetors includes the following:
   34.80ct Ametrine with every cutting style incorporated into one piece!
   Green Sapphire, 3.50ct, Oval - Priced to Move…..
   3.84ct Green (slight blue) Tourmaline Emerald Cut
   3 Large Mahenge Garnets (2 of a Pink variety and 1 of an Orangy color)
   6 Blue (various blues including a Parti-Colored one!) Montana Sapphire
   1 Neony Green Tourmaline


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for September 2017!


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

This Month's Special:  10% OFF ANY Apatite in Inventory!
http://www.atggems.com/Monthly_Special.htm
Customers can take 10% off any Apatite in inventory for the Month of September!
Visit our Monthly Special page for more info…

This Month's Gem News:   Apatite - The Great Unknown Gemstone…
" Apatite is very much an insider gemstone collectors’ secret largely unknown to the general public.
Occurring in a kaleidoscope of colours - including an electrifying shade of neon blue often confused
with the Paraiba tourmaline - apatite is considered a prized possession among collectors..."
Read More… 

Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones: 
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 recently back from one of our expert facetors includes the following:
   34.80ct Ametrine with every cutting style incorporated into one piece!
   Green Sapphire, 3.50ct, Oval - Priced to Move…..
   3.84ct Green (slight blue) Tourmaline Emerald Cut
   3 Large Mahenge Garnets (2 of a Pink variety and 1 of an Orangy color - all sought after
   currently and fetching astronomically high prices for Garnet out there in the retail and
   wholesale market)
   6 Blue (various blues including a Parti-Colored one!) Montana Sapphire
   1 Neony Green Tourmaline


Saturday, July 29, 2017

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for August 2017!


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


This Month's Gem News:   Coloured Gemstones Have Got Their Sparkle Back
"For more than half a century, diamonds have dominated the market for fine jewellery. Now, the sea of sparkling white is being broken up by splashes of colour once again.…"
Read More…

Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones: 
38+ct Synthetic Alexandrite faceted by the owner of All That Glitters
Fancy U.S. Cut 8+ct Watermelon Oregon Sunstone - Unique in many ways!....
Faceted All That Glitters Rough recently back from one of our expert facetors includes the following:
   34.80ct Ametrine with every cutting style incorporated into one piece!
   Green Sapphire, 3.50ct, Oval - Priced to Move…..
   3.84ct Green (slight blue) Tourmaline Emerald Cut
   3 Large Mahenge Garnets (2 of a Pink variety and 1 of an Orangy color - all sought after
   currently and fetching astronomically high prices for Garnet out there in the retail and
   wholesale market)
   6 Blue (various blues including a Parti-Colored one!) Montana Sapphire
   1 Neony Green Tourmaline
Eight gemstones recently back from GIA and now Certed:
   Padparadscha Oval weighing 1.62cts, wonderful size, color, cutting, clarity
   Padparadscha 1.13ct and 1.41ct, ovals, UNHEATED
   1.51ct Round/Oval Orangy Sapphire
   Glowing Blue/Purple Color Shifting Trilliant 2.47ct UNHEATED Sapphire
   Alexandrite Oval, Bluish Green to Purple, 1.00ct , super piece! 
   1.04ct Fancy Cushion Ruby, UNHEATED
   Elongated Cushion 1.05ct Ruby
Screaming Neon Pink with hint of Orange Mahenge Spinel - large size with good cutting, color, clarity
Mahenge Spinel 1.32ct Oval Spinel - neon reddish pink, very bright as expected from this area
Malaia Garnet Cushion, 3.25ct  (SOLD! - Germany)
Wonderful 7+mm (2.16ct) Glowing Blue Round Ceylon Sapphire - Think Engagement Ring!
Gold or Gold-Plated Coin found in the Sri Lanka Gem Pits, approx 1000+ years old (?)
4.88ct Green Zircon - very good green and transparent  (SOLD!)
Red Spinel Cushion (1.74cts)
Large Medium Seafoam Blue Tourmaline (4+cts) - unique color, shape, cutting
1.65ct Oval Red Vietnamese Spinel - another must see gem in person
Gorgeous Pink-Imperial Zircon weighing 4.39cts in a fancy squarish cushion shape
A greenish blue 2.34ct UNHEATED Sapphire (Certed) - very unique in color
Certed Cobalt (Blue) Spinel weighing 1.46ct  - unusual to be certed
49+ct Sculpted Oregon Sunstone with Heavy Schiller, Major/Important Piece - Dalan Hargraves, Artist
Quartz with interesting growth of reddish brown crystals
Indonesian Agate with double eye
Custom Framed Ural Mountains (Russia) Mineral Slab - natural design of various colors
Blue Terminated Tourmaline Crystal sitting on Smoky Quartz Crystal - Cruzeiro Mine, Brasil
Large 440+ct Epidote Crystals in Clear Quartz - great for a curio cabinet or paperweight for a desk
Beautiful Greenish Blue Transparent Tourmaline Crystal from a famous Mozambique locality
Wonderful Yellow Diamond-Like Zircon with super fire, cutting, etc. weighing 4.39cts (SOLD!)
Gorgeous Pink-Imperial Zircon weighing 6.29cts in a fancy squarish cushion shape
(Pink Zircon above is a K-I-L-L-E-R)

Gemstones in Cutting:
Our specialist in concave cutting has 2 more Ametrines - these take a week of constant work to complete, and unfortunately get put on the cutters back burner so he can work on quicker items.  Therefore, may be many months before one is completed.   Currently have been waiting for over 6 months.


Thursday, June 29, 2017

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for July 2017!


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

This Month's Special:  All That Glitters Faceted Large 38.65ct Synthetic Alexandrite
http://www.atggems.com/Monthly_Special.htm
A very large Synthetic Alexandrite in a fancy custom emerald shape, faceted by the owner of All That Glitters from All That Glitters rough - Save 10%.

This Month's Gem News:   Optical Effects of Phenomenal Cabochons
"The definition of a phenomenon as "an object or aspect known through the senses," according to Webster's dictionary, might explain why some gemstones are called phenomenal. Or it could be because these gems are "exceptional, unusual or abnormal.  In reality, however…"
Read More…

Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones: 
38+ct Synthetic Alexandrite faceted by the owner of All That Glitters
Fancy U.S. Cut 8+ct Watermelon Oregon Sunstone - Unique in many ways!....
Faceted All That Glitters Rough recently back from one of our expert facetors includes the following:
   34.80ct Ametrine with every cutting style incorporated into one piece!
   Green Sapphire, 3.50ct, Oval - Priced to Move…..
   3.84ct Green (slight blue) Tourmaline Emerald Cut
   3 Large Mahenge Garnets (2 of a Pink variety and 1 of an Orangy color - all sought after
   currently and fetching astronomically high prices for Garnet out there in the retail and
   wholesale market)
   6 Blue (various blues including a Parti-Colored one!) Montana Sapphire
   1 Neony Green Tourmaline
Eight gemstones recently back from GIA and now Certed:
   Padparadscha Oval weighing 1.62cts, wonderful size, color, cutting, clarity
   Padparadscha 1.13ct and 1.41ct, ovals, UNHEATED
   1.51ct Round/Oval Orangy Sapphire
   Glowing Blue/Purple Color Shifting Trilliant 2.47ct UNHEATED Sapphire
   Alexandrite Oval, Bluish Green to Purple, 1.00ct , super piece! 
   1.04ct Fancy Cushion Ruby, UNHEATED
   Elongated Cushion 1.05ct Ruby
Screaming Neon Pink with hint of Orange Mahenge Spinel - large size with good cutting, color, clarity
Mahenge Spinel 1.32ct Oval Spinel - neon reddish pink, very bright as expected from this area
Malaia Garnet Cushion, 3.25ct  (SOLD! - Germany)
Wonderful 7+mm (2.16ct) Glowing Blue Round Ceylon Sapphire - Think Engagement Ring!
Gold or Gold-Plated Coin found in the Sri Lanka Gem Pits, approx 1000+ years old (?)
4.88ct Green Zircon - very good green and transparent  (SOLD!)
Red Spinel Cushion (1.74cts)
Large Medium Seafoam Blue Tourmaline (4+cts) - unique color, shape, cutting
1.65ct Oval Red Vietnamese Spinel - another must see gem in person
Gorgeous Pink-Imperial Zircon weighing 4.39cts in a fancy squarish cushion shape
A greenish blue 2.34ct UNHEATED Sapphire (Certed) - very unique in color
Certed Cobalt (Blue) Spinel weighing 1.46ct  - unusual to be certed
49+ct Sculpted Oregon Sunstone with Heavy Schiller, Major/Important Piece - Dalan Hargraves, Artist
Quartz with interesting growth of reddish brown crystals
Indonesian Agate with double eye
Custom Framed Ural Mountains (Russia) Mineral Slab - natural design of various colors
Blue Terminated Tourmaline Crystal sitting on Smoky Quartz Crystal - Cruzeiro Mine, Brasil
Large 440+ct Epidote Crystals in Clear Quartz - great for a curio cabinet or paperweight for a desk
Beautiful Greenish Blue Transparent Tourmaline Crystal from a famous Mozambique locality
Wonderful Yellow Diamond-Like Zircon with super fire, cutting, etc. weighing 4.39cts (SOLD!)
Gorgeous Pink-Imperial Zircon weighing 6.29cts in a fancy squarish cushion shape
(Pink Zircon above is a K-I-L-L-E-R)

Gemstones in Cutting:
Our specialist in concave cutting has 2 more Ametrines - these take a week of constant work to complete, and unfortunately get put on the cutters back burner so he can work on quicker items.  Therefore, may be many months before one is completed.  Currently have been waiting for over 6 months.


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for June 2017!


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

This Month's Special:  6.35ct Oval Bubble Gum Pink Natural Spinel
http://www.atggems.com/Monthly_Special.htm
A large recut Natural Pink Spinel, of a bubble gum pink (similar to California Tourmaline), is June's Special - Save 10%.

This Month's Gem News:   Lesedi La Rona Diamond - 2nd-Largest Ever Mined
"The Lesedi La Rona diamond is the second-largest diamond discovered in over a century. But it failed to sparkle enough interest from bidders at a June 28 Sotheby's auction in London".
Read More…


Saturday, April 29, 2017

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for May 2017!


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

This Month's Special:  Montana Sapphire
http://www.atggems.com/Monthly_Special.htm
All Montana Sapphire is 10% OFF for the Month of May!

This Month's Gem News:   Montana's Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine
"Hidden in the mountains of the Treasure State, Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine is a worthwhile travel destination for catching the incurable Montana sapphire fever. Sapphire deposits in this area are some of the richest in North America. Sapphire found here is usually referred to as Rock Creek sapphire".
Read More…

Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones: 
34.80ct Ametrine with every cutting style incorporated into one piece!
Green Sapphire, 3.50ct, Oval - Priced to Move…..
3.84ct Green (slight blue) Tourmaline Emerald Cut
Faceted All That Glitters Rough recently back from one of our expert facetors includes the following:
   3 Large Mahenge Garnets (2 of a Pink variety and 1 of an Orangy color - all sought after
   currently and fetching astronomically high prices for Garnet out there in the retail and
   wholesale market)
   6 Blue (various blues including a Parti-Colored one!) Montana Sapphire
   1 Neony Green Tourmaline
Eight gemstones recently back from GIA and now Certed:
   Padparadscha Oval weighing 1.62cts, wonderful size, color, cutting, clarity
   Padparadscha 1.13ct and 1.41ct, ovals, UNHEATED
   1.51ct Round/Oval Orangy Sapphire
   Glowing Blue/Purple Color Shifting Trilliant 2.47ct UNHEATED Sapphire
   Alexandrite Oval, Bluish Green to Purple, 1.00ct , super piece! 
   1.04ct Fancy Cushion Ruby, UNHEATED
   Elongated Cushion 1.05ct Ruby
Screaming Neon Pink with hint of Orange Mahenge Spinel - large size with good cutting, color, clarity
Mahenge Spinel 1.32ct Oval Spinel - neon reddish pink, very bright as expected from this area
Malaia Garnet Cushion, 3.25ct  ON HOLD (Germany - will ship upon our return east)
Wonderful 7+mm (2.16ct) Glowing Blue Round Ceylon Sapphire - Think Engagement Ring!
Gold or Gold-Plated Coin found in the Sri Lanka Gem Pits, approx 1000+ years old (?)
4.88ct Green Zircon - very good green and transparent  (Currently awaiting approval of sale)
Red Spinel Cushion (1.74cts)
Large Medium Seafoam Blue Tourmaline - unique color, shape, cutting
1.65ct Oval Red Vietnamese Spinel - another must see gem in person
Gorgeous Pink-Imperial Zircon weighing 4.39cts in a fancy squarish cushion shape
A greenish blue 2.34ct UNHEATED Sapphire (Certed) - very unique in color
Certed Cobalt (Blue) Spinel weighing 1.46ct  - unusual to be certed
49+ct Sculpted Oregon Sunstone with Heavy Schiller, Major/Important Piece - Dalan Hargraves, Artist
Quartz with interesting growth of reddish brown crystals
Indonesian Agate with double eye
Custom Framed Ural Mountains (Russia) Mineral Slab - natural design of various colors
Blue Terminated Tourmaline Crystal sitting on Smoky Quartz Crystal - Cruzeiro Mine, Brasil
Large 440+ct Epidote Crystals in Clear Quartz - great for a curio cabinet or paperweight for a desk
Beautiful Greenish Blue Transparent Tourmaline Crystal from a famous Mozambique locality
Wonderful Yellow Diamond-Like Zircon with super fire, cutting, etc. weighing 6.29cts
Gorgeous Pink-Imperial Zircon weighing 4.39cts in a fancy squarish cushion shape

All That Glitters Recent Recommendations - Everyone Will Love These NEW Gems for Many Reasons!...
Large 8+ct Mahenge Garnet
Screaming Neon Pink with hint of Orange Mahenge Spinel - large size with good cutting, color, clarity
Mahenge Spinel 1.32ct Oval Spinel - neon reddish pink, very bright as expected from this area
1.65ct Oval Red Vietnamese Spinel - another must see gem in person
Padparadscha Oval weighing 1.62cts, wonderful size, color, cutting, clarity - currently being certed by GIA

Gemstones in Cutting:
Our specialist in concave cutting has 2 more Ametrines and an Oregon Watermelon Sunstone


Thursday, March 30, 2017

All That Glitters Website and Info Changes for April 2017!


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

This Month's Special:  Apatite…
http://www.atggems.com/Monthly_Special.htm
All Apatite is 10% OFF for the Month of April!

This Month's Gem News:   Apatite - The Great Unknown Gemstone
"Apatite is very much an insider gemstone collectors' secret largely unknown to the general public.  Occurring in a kaleidoscope of colours - including an electrifying shade of neon blue often confused with the Paraiba tourmaline..."
Read More…

Newly Faceted or Photographed Gemstones: 
Faceted All That Glitters Rough recently back from one of our expert facetors includes the following:
   3 Large Mahenge Garnets (2 of a Pink variety and 1 of an Orangy color - all sought after
  currently and fetching astronomically high prices for Garnet out there in the retail and
   wholesale market)
   6 Blue (various blues including a Parti-Colored one!) Montana Sapphire
   1 Neony Green Tourmaline
Eight gemstones recently back from GIA and now Certed:
   Padparadscha Oval weighing 1.62cts, wonderful size, color, cutting, clarity
   Padparadscha 1.13ct and 1.41ct, ovals, UNHEATED
   1.51ct Round/Oval Orangy Sapphire
   Glowing Blue/Purple Color Shifting Trilliant 2.47ct UNHEATED Sapphire
   Alexandrite Oval, Bluish Green to Purple, 1.00ct , super piece! 
   1.04ct Fancy Cushion Ruby, UNHEATED
   Elongated Cushion 1.05ct Ruby
Screaming Neon Pink with hint of Orange Mahenge Spinel - large size with good cutting, color, clarity
Mahenge Spinel 1.32ct Oval Spinel - neon reddish pink, very bright as expected from this area
Malaia Garnet Cushion, 3.25ct  ON HOLD (Germany - will ship upon our return east)
Wonderful 7+mm (2.16ct) Glowing Blue Round Ceylon Sapphire - Think Engagement Ring!
Gold or Gold-Plated Coin found in the Sri Lanka Gem Pits, approx 1000+ years old (?)
4.88ct Green Zircon - very good green and transparent  (Currently awaiting approval of sale)
Red Spinel Cushion (1.74cts)
Large Medium Seafoam Blue Tourmaline - unique color, shape, cutting
1.65ct Oval Red Vietnamese Spinel - another must see gem in person
Imperial Topaz Parcel, 8x6mm, Ovals, Ouro Preto - incredible matches (SOLD! Awaiting payment - jewelry manufacturer who makes many castings for Tiffany)
5 Pieces of Blue Purple Amethyst, well cut, beautiful, weighing over 30cts (SOLD! See above)
Wonderful Yellow Diamond-Like Zircon with super fire, cutting, etc. weighing 6.29cts
Gorgeous Pink-Imperial Zircon weighing 4.39cts in a fancy squarish cushion shape
A greenish blue 2.34ct UNHEATED Sapphire (Certed) - very unique in color
Certed Cobalt (Blue) Spinel weighing 1.46ct  - unusual to be certed
49+ct Sculpted Oregon Sunstone with Heavy Schiller, Major/Important Piece - Dalan Hargraves, Artist
Quartz with interesting growth of reddish brown crystals
Indonesian Agate with double eye
Custom Framed Ural Mountains (Russia) Mineral Slab - natural design of various colors
Blue Terminated Tourmaline Crystal sitting on Smoky Quartz Crystal - Cruzeiro Mine, Brasil
Large 440+ct Epidote Crystals in Clear Quartz - great for a curio cabinet or paperweight for a desk
Beautiful Greenish Blue Transparent Tourmaline Crystal from a famous Mozambique locality
Wonderful Yellow Diamond-Like Zircon with super fire, cutting, etc. weighing 6.29cts
Gorgeous Pink-Imperial Zircon weighing 4.39cts in a fancy squarish cushion shape

All That Glitters Recent Recommendations - Everyone Will Love These NEW Gems for Many Reasons!...
Large 8+ct Mahenge Garnet
Screaming Neon Pink with hint of Orange Mahenge Spinel - large size with good cutting, color, clarity
Mahenge Spinel 1.32ct Oval Spinel - neon reddish pink, very bright as expected from this area
1.65ct Oval Red Vietnamese Spinel - another must see gem in person
Padparadscha Oval weighing 1.62cts, wonderful size, color, cutting, clarity - currently being certed by GIA

Gemstones in Cutting:
In transit:  New Concave Cut Ametrine
Our specialist in concave cutting has 2 more Ametrines and an Oregon Watermelon Sunstone
that will receive his special attention and artistic insight.