Certified Gemstones

We have several thousand fine quality colored gemstones for sale, many of which are unique, one of a kind or perhaps are unusual for some reason. Very few have been certed; frequently, there is no reason. We stand behind our gemstones and have a 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee (7 days) and a LIFETIME GUARANTEE - see our policies page: Guarantee

Just because a gemstone in our inventory is not certed, actually has no reflection on the quality. Some of our gemstones were purchased already with certs, or we were traveling abroad and felt more comfortable obtaining a cert. Perhaps we were told it was unheated and we wanted to do a check upon our return from abroad (note that regardless if it were heated or not heated, we would be keeping it - heating is standard in the trade for certain gemtones, and we accept that as long as that is all that was done; there are also some purists or collectors who seek non-heated gemstones). We have also certed a few gems because we wanted another opinion on whether a gemstone was to perhaps be called a Ruby vs. a Sapphire (Pink, Magenta, Fuchsia, etc.). Many times we purchase as Ruby and sell as Sapphire (yes, Ruby and Sapphire are the same gemstone, the mineral Corundum, it is just the percentage of red that causes the differentiation. Europe and Asia identify Ruby as what most Americans in the business would call Sapphire.

unheated orange-pink gia certed 2.86ct pad sapphire
Unheated Large 2.86ct Oval Orange-Pink Sapphire - Certed as a Padparadscha (GIA). (egaj-15-70)
Price Upon Request.
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2.97ct emerald cut blue sapphire
Emerald Cut 2.97ct Blue Sapphire. (egaj-15-75) $9,472
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large orange-pink unheated gia certed 3.55ct pad sapphire
Large Unheated Orange-Pink GIA Certed Padparadscha 3.52ct Oval Sapphire. (egaj-15-81)
Price Upon Request.
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pinkish orange unheated sapphire
Described as a purplish brown in the cert, we see this color changing/shifting depending on the available lights - from Orangy to Pinkish. This 1.69ct is Unheated, well cut, has a great polish and brilliance and rounds in general are a hard commodity in Sapphire/Ruby. One of our associates feel in love with this gem and thought that everyone would love this piece. He described it as the color of autumn. (egaj-15-85) $3,718
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color change sapphire
Color Change Sapphire(unheated), weighing 1.15ct, and changes from Blue to Purple depending on lighting conditions. Unheated. (egaj-15-63) $1,975
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Large 3.56ct Purple Pink Sapphire, a very vivid pretty gem! (nee-15-01) $17,800
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1.47ct Color Change Sapphire, a Round, which is less common, especially in Color Change Sapphire. Changes from Blue to Purple depending on the available wavelengths in various lights. Unheated. (egaj-15-61) $2,940
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A large 4.04ct Deep Powder Blue Sapphire Oval. (egaj-15-11) $12,120
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Unheated Oval Color Change Sapphire weighing 2.15cts. Blue to Purple Color Change depending on the lights. (egaj-15-38) $3,763
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Unheated 0.98ct Ruby - GIA Certed!
GIA Certed 0.98ct Ruby - UNHEATED
GIA Certed Ruby weighing 0.98cts, purplish red, UNHEATED; (egaj-11-03) $3,920
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GIA Certed 1.13ct Ruby!
GIA Certed 1.13ct Ruby
1.13ct Purplish Red GIA Certed Ruby (egaj-11-61) $4,520
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GIA Certed Purplish Red Ruby!
GIA Certed Purplish Red 1.50ct Ruby
1.50ct oval Purplish Red Ruby from Ceylon. GIA Certed. (ajay-15-01) $6,000
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GIA Certed UNHEATED 1.55ct Ruby!
GIA Certed UNHEATED 1.55ct Oval Ruby
GIA Certed 1.55ct Purplish Red Ruby - UNHEATED (egl-08-02) $9,300
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GIA Certed UNHEATED 1.73ct Ruby (or Sapphire??) - Color Shifter!
Best Description: Purple Sapphire under Fluorescent/Red Ruby Under Incandescent!
GIA Certed Ruby (Color Shifter) - Unheated 1.73ct
This INCREDIBLE 1.73ct gemstone from Ceylon (Sri Lanka) color shifts. This gem stood out among many hundreds of Rubies that we were looking at. It is a very UNIQUE piece, as in person you can see two distinct colors depending on the lights. Ruby and Sapphire are the same mineral (Corundum) and it is only the percentage of red that makes a Sapphire, a Ruby. Under fluorescent light, it is more purple and therefore, we would call it Sapphire - as did a lab in Bangkok. Under incandescent light, it dances with sparkle/scintillation and displays a red with some purple highlights. Under GIA grading lights, this was graded a Purplish Red Ruby. In over 35 years in the gemstone business, we haven't had a little beauty quite like this - nor have we seen a gemstone in corundum that shifts from a Sapphire to Ruby or Ruby to Sapphire depending on the lights/wavelengths available.

This particular gemstone was discussed with another Gemologist (degree from GIA and an appraiser north of Boston). He also thought it a unique gem and was surpised to see that one could call it a Sapphire or even a Ruby - dependent on the lighting. This gemologist believed that GIA would note the color change/shift. After receiving the gem back from GIA, the owner of All That Glitters called the GIA Gem Lab to see why this characteristic wasn't noted on the cert. We were put in touch with a person whose specialty is colored gemstones within the lab and he indicated that he remembered the gemstone and that internally, they had discussions on this very piece, comtemplating what the cert should be and what the content should read. It was also noted that the gemstone displayed a Reverse Color Change/Shift - another physical property that just adds more interest and rarity to the piece! In discussing my observations and hearing thoughts within GIA, the gentleman within GIA requested to have the gemstone sent back in for further discussions as more lab members would be brought into the discussion(a key player was traveling internationally when this gemstone was in the lab) so as to create a more accurate report. All That Glitters will be taking this piece to Tucson and will meet with the director (and others) of the GIA Gem Lab and will allow them to take it back to Carlsbad for further study, investigation and discussions. For some, this gemstone causes a dilema - how can a faceted Corundum be both a Sapphire and Ruby? Rather than issuing perhaps a Sapphire or Ruby Report, perhaps identifying it as Corundum, with a color change/shift from Red to Purple depending on lights/wavelengths available, and with a comment indicating that this is a color change or color shifting Natural Corundum (No Heat) and that it may be called a Sapphire under some lights or a Ruby under others, could indeed cover all bases.

If someone would like to purchase this beauty prior to Tucson 2016 (late January/early February) they are welcome to send the piece into the GIA Gem Lab - we will provide our contact information within the GIA Gem Lab. Our GIA contact is expecting to receive this piece again sometime in the future.

This is a rich saturated gem, but not overly dark- as noted, there is more sparkle under incandescent lights, which is probably due to Chromium which gives Ruby color and glow. GIA Certed Ruby and another plus - Unheated! (svd-07-04) (Price Upon Request)
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A nice 2.04ct Oval Salmon Orange Sapphire (egaj-11-55) $9,750
A very lively and super color of a Sapphire. When examined under power there was an internal crystal that popped out during the cutting process, which is often the case in Sapphires and Rubies - and that can happen anywhere in the gemstone. In this case, it has occurred at about 2 o'clock in the photo above - a perfect position to be covered/hidden by a prong. Other Sapphires/Rubys in stock have similar crystals that left small voids on the surface because they came out during the cutting; very typical. We have only noted this one as you can see it in the outline of the gemstone when louped or if one has very good eyesight. It does not affect this gemstone from being a Fine Sapphire. We have had this gemstone certed by GIA. GIA's color description was reddish orange and it is UNHEATED.
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5.79t Star Sapphire
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This 5.79ct Star Sapphire hails from Thailand and has a very decent start as can be seen in the photo and the video. It is multi-colored, being deep blue, greenish, greyish and other subtle colors. Great for a man's or woman's ring - other possibilities exist too! Gem was not tested for heat or other enhancement, but we were told that it had been heated. Usually heat dissolves the inclusions that cause the star; one can see the typical pattern of some banding internally, which is typical of Star Sapphire. The star is evident under the typical pinpoint light source, but is it sharper when the light source is closer to the gem. Great Price for what it is. (kwrt-14-01) $750
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2.16ct Ruby with GIA Cert
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2.16ct Oval Ruby hailing from Ceylon, the land of Corundum. The area is specifically Nivitigala. A deep red with magenta overtones depending on the lights. A very clean stone, very decent cut, brilliant. Not the best photo. We have attempted to recreate the color the eye sees, but Ruby is one of the most difficult gemstones to truly capture the color via photography. This was heated the old fashioned way with hot embers from coconut shells and long blow pipes. It is a low heat method vs. the typical way it is usually done. The photos of the GIA shows more purple, but it depends on the lights, as under incandescent light, it is what one expects from a fine Ruby - Ruby Red! Information from GIA: Natural Ruby, Heated, Purplish Red 8.20x5.90x5.07mm (dwb-13-01) $14,322
An Unheard of Rarity - 2.71ct Bicolor Demantoid Garnet - NEWLY CERTED!
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This is certainly a one of a kind piece and has been certed as a Demantoid - how often does one see a bicolor in Demantoid Garnet? A few small inclusions as one can see, but doesn't affect the rarity and uniqueness of this particular gem! The GIA Cert has a decent photo of this gem in the cert below. This One-Of-A-Kind piece was discussed at length in the GIA GemLab among the 3 who work there. They all agreed that it was an Andradite, but the Species was not listed as Demantoid because Demantoid is green; the other half is a reddish and that would not be called Demantoid. In a telephone conversation between the Manager of the GemLab Identification Services and the owner of All That Glitters, (Mr. Brown), Mr. Brown was told that they thought it very unique and something that they really hadn't seen before. The manager also stated that they do not print anything like "rare", "one of a kind" , "unique", etc. on certs, even though that might be the case. He was nice enough to indicate to Mr. Brown, that he would be more than welcome to discuss this 'unique' piece with a potential customer. Contact us for more details! (btgem-11-03)
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certed demantoid
2.02ct Demantoid Garnet, super cut, dispersion, size, clarity and price! Also from Namibia. (kjcl-11-22) $6,060 A nice photo of this gem can be seen in the cert below.
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Rare Large Round Fine Glowing Deep Blue Sapphire weighing 3.75cts and measuring 8.8mm! (egaj-11-22) $28,125 This gemstone, as well as the one above, are important due to their size, shape and color. Rounds are not very common at ALL in this size. The color on these two gems is super. They were purchased together in our Ratnapura office. It took a two days of negotiating. Anyone in the gemstone business dealing with color will know that these gems are rare - including the dealer who owned both pieces. The runner with these gems, went back numerous times with offers and counter offers, only to come back with a difference of $13 near the end of negotiations. The stones were special enough where they wouldn't agree to the last price offered, but wanted that extra $13. The difference would buy a nice Tandoori Chicken pizza from Dominos in Colombo, but not an exceeding large amount or difference. Due to the fact that this was our last deal/purchase in Ratnapura, the difference was not an issue for gemstones of this quality, the fact that Mr. Brown of All That Glitters had to see a local doctor and was feeling absolutely horrible, and the possibility that negotiations would break down entirely or they would be purchased by someone else either on their way to the owners of these gems or perhaps on the way back to our office, we HAD to purchase them and were very happy. We hadn't had this quality of Blue Sapphire, Shape, Size, etc. offered to us in 30+ years...
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One of the last gemstones that was rushed to us prior to departing to the airport in Sri Lanka. This had been under negotiations for some time and we only came to an agreement on the day of our departure. A lively deep glowing blue 3.60ct Sapphire with a brilliant bottom which gives it the brilliance seen. A unique shape for Sapphire and also a very large one too! Approximate dimensions: 10.39x6.88x5.33mm (egaj-11-68) $19,703
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certed fancy sapphire
A uniquely colored bright medium Salmon Pink 1.34ct Oval Sapphire. (Purchased as a Pad) $4,515 (egaj-11-47) A nice unique color which is better caught in the cert by GIA. To quote the lab - " a very nice stone that munsell color chip matches to a pure red hue".
certed blue sapphire
1.76ct Oval Glowing Blue Blue Sapphire (egaj-11-06) $5,280
certed purple sapphire
2.22ct Purplish Emerald Cut Sapphire (egaj-11-57) $6,216
certed pink sapphire
Cushion Shaped 2.60ct Sapphire of a Medium Pink (egaj-11-31) $7,150
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2.97ct Cushion Sapphire of a Medium Glowing Blue color (egaj-11-40) $12,250
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3.47ct Oval Fine Deep Blue Sapphire. Larger pieces tend to be far more costly per carat! (egaj-11-24) $16,185
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A very large 7.00ct Cushion Shaped Sapphire of a unique color, somewhat similar to the Hope Diamond... (egaj-11-23) $70,000 GIA calls this a Green-Blue. (Low price for a nice large Natural Sapphire - and clean too even with a loupe!)
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7.60ct Color Change Sapphire - UNHEATED
This gemstone was discovered on a family's farm in Sri Lanka in about the 1942 timeframe and was recut from over 10cts to produce this brilliant gemstone. The color is a wonderful rich, velvety blue to a beautiful purple depending on the lighting available. Due to the color, faceting, size, etc., we have yet to see a finer example or a better price. This has been exhibited within a dealers booth in Tucson - he sells fancy colored diamonds which may sell for more than one million dollars. Though he is known for diamonds, he displayed this fine gem just because of his knowledge of how rare this particular stone is. The woman responsible for viewing gemstones for Christie's Auction House in Chicago has also seen the piece and has also indicated that this is the finest example of a color change sapphire of this size that she has seen to date. (pgml-93-01)
Approximate Dimensions: 11.04x9.15x8.08mm - Contact Us for Pricing
certed burmese ruby
1.07ct OvalBurmese Ruby. Great piece. Mostly clean as you can see from the photo. Color is a great Ruby Red. Certified - evidence of Heat, from both GIA as well as another lab; origin determined to be Burma on the GIA Cert. This is a fine example of Ruby and one would be hard pressed to find such a Ruby in any stores except those carrying high end fine gemstones. Color reproduction of red is difficult and we have had difficulty photographing all of our Rubies. We do guarantee that the color is extremely fine! (Approx 6.58x5.21x3.36mm) $5,736 (svd-07-05) (Currently at or below wholesale)
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A very nice Ruby Red 1.71ct Ruby. Under the right lights, one can see some silk which is typical of corundum (Sapphire and Ruby). Though a dealer who sells Rubys thought this looked like a Burmese Ruby, it actually is said to be from Mozambique, as noted on the cert from GIA. (minco-12-01) $8,550
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This is also another incredible Burmese Ruby, a color that one seeks, similar to the above gemstones, but this has more inclusions. There is a void on the pavillion (which is very common in Ruby of value as they facet the largest gem they can) and one plus to this is that it wasn't filled accidently during the heating process. This is a large 2.02ct, of very good color and it looks wonderful under incandescent lights - those lights that Ruby looks best in due to the Chromium content of fine gems. This is one of those gemstones that people seek out - we got a great price on it, and we will be selling it at a great price too as we always attempt to do! This will look super in a ring and it just glows. For someone desiring a nice looking Ruby, in a large size with good color and at a great price - look no further. Color reproduction of red is difficult and we have had difficulty photographing all of our Rubies. We do guarantee that the color is extremely fine! (Approx 7.2x6.2x4.8mm) (svd-07-03) $13,998 (Currently at or below wholesale)
Tucson 2011 Update on Prices: We saw a few Burmese Rubies, just over 2cts, good color and heated. Our wholesale cost was from the NY dealer was $6,000/ct and the Russian business was asking $17,500/ct. Note that Burmese Ruby can no longer enter the country because of an Embargo that went into effect in 2008. All of our Burmese Rubies were imported prior to that time. Fine Rubys Continue to Rise in Price...!
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A very large Burmese Certed Ruby of Fine Color - 2.02ct! Color is a great Ruby Red, though the cert indicates a Pink Red. After seeing some of their color descriptions of Spessartite, Rhodolite and other gemstones certed by this lab, we are not concerned that they used the term Pink! Certified - evidence of Heat but no evidence of fillers (which is rare). This is a fine example of Ruby and one would be hard pressed to find such a Ruby in any stores except those carrying high end fine gemstones. This is a gemstone that we would have offered to Tiffanys and a few other stores, but they are currently not purchasing any material with the name Burma associated with it. Many gemstones come across the border illegally and by-pass the government. These gemstones therefore do not put money in to the pockets of a repressive government, but help those individuals who mine the material and are lucky enough to find and sell gemstones such as this. Our Burmese Rubys were purchased prior to the US Embargo on Bumerse Rubys. Color reproduction of red is difficult and we have had difficulty photographing all of our Rubies. We do guarantee that the color is extremely fine! (Approx 7.54X6.28X4.86mm) (svd-07-02) $17,568 (Currently at or below wholesale) Fine Rubys Continue to Rise in Price...!
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Certified 2.04ct Burmese Ruby. Color is a great Ruby Red, though the original cert indicates a Pink Red. After seeing some of their color descriptions of Spessartite, Rhodolite and other gemstones certed by this lab, we are not concerted that they used the term Pink! Certified - evidence of Heat. This is a fine example of Ruby and one would be hard pressed to find such a Ruby in any stores except those carrying high end fine gemstones. This is a gemstone that we would have offered to Tiffanys and a few other stores, but they are currently not purchasing any material with the name Burma associated with it. Many gemstones come across the border illegally and by-pass the government. These gemstones therefore do not put money in to the pockets of a repressive government, but help those individuals who mine the material and are lucky enough to find and sell gemstones such as this. Our Burmese Rubys were purchased prior to the US Embargo on Bumerse Rubys. Color reproduction of red is difficult and we have had difficulty photographing all of our Rubies. We do guarantee that the color is extremely fine! (Approx 7.12x6.17x5.23mm) (svd-07-01) $17,736 (Currently at or below wholesale) Fine Rubys Continue to Rise in Price...!
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certed winza ruby certed winza ruby
3.03ct Oval Ruby from Winza, Heated. Super piece because of the size. Top photo is really a bad one, but hard to capture the real color and life of the gemstone. We have taken a 2nd photo of this important gemstone. In looking at an old 2010 The Guide Wholesale Price List, we are certainly below wholesale and prices are WAY UP since 2010. Have seen a 3.59ct on the market from some of our associates that we can offer for $107,700(2013)and at todays prices, that is still a good buy. $54,540
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certed garnet
3.59ct Yellowish Pyrope-Spessartine Garnet. The color is a yellow with a hint of orange. The color did not photograph well and is too golden in this photo. However, it is a unique color, lively, well cut, clean gem! This would most likely classify as a variety of Malaia Garnet, but with a very distince unusual color... (egaj-11-54) $1,077
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A 2.03ct UNHEATED Pink Sapphire from Sri Lanka. Have done two photos as the color was difficult to obtain, but the color is really nice with some hints of blue in the high lights depending on the lights available. Please excuse the lint form the polishing cloth which is on the surface...$8,120. (neecb-11-05)
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A - 2.28ct Glowing Blue Oval Madagascar Sapphire (kjcl-11-11) $8,550
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B - Matched pair of Purple Sapphire weighing 2.06cts - UNHEATED (Mozambique) (vpgem-11-02) $2,900
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A - 1.54ct Pear Shaped Ruby from Mozambique. Certed as having been heated with insignificant residue, which means that there are some surface marks that got filled in with some of the material (borax?) that is used to surround the gemstone when heated. This is not meant to deceive as glass filling, but just a by product of heating at times if there are any voids, scratches on the surface of the gem when heated. Not the best photo as we shot it slightly off angle - so the gemstone is properly cut and not skewed as shown in the photo! (kjcl-11-12) $6,800
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B - 3.03ct Oval Ruby from Winza, Heated. Super piece because of the size. (neecb-11-01) $26,016
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A - 1.02ct Cushion Ruby, UNHEATED, from Winza (neecb-11-03) $4,590
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B - 1.10ct Oval Ruby, UNHEATED (neecb-11-03) $5,775
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A - 1.00ct Squarish Cushion Shaped Ruby, UNHEATED, from Winza (neecb-11-04) $4,500
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B - 1.01ct Pear Shaped Ruby, UNHEATED, from Winza (Fibers from polishing cloth can be seen on the surface) (neecb-11-02) $4,545
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We currently have a total of 3 Certified Gemstone Pages you may wish to visit:
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Certified 2
Certified 3

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