Decorator Items for the Home

Includes larger mineral specimens, sculpted/carved gemstone material, antiquities, etc.


Items listed here would typically be found displayed in a home (window, bookcase, curio cabinet, desk, bureau...)
Note - many of our Mineral Specimens would be ideal for a curio cabinet, shelf, etc. so please visit our Mineral Pages as these items might not appear in our Decorator category!


russian ural mountains mineral slab
russian ural mountains mineral slab framed
Russian Mineral Slab most likely from the Ural Mountains, measuring approximately 7-5/8"x5-3/8" - with the frame measuring 10-3/4"x8-1/2". Aesthetically beautiful and entirely natural. Note the incredible symmetry which seems almost too perfect to have been created by nature! This contains Azurite (blue) and some Malachite (green), but the other colors/minerals are currently unknown - the colors blend harmoniously. Excuse the reflections which are present in the photo due to the high gloss of the slab. If you click on the upper image, a larger image will display. This piece of natural artistry is housed in a custom cut/joined frame, matte black, with two borders of a reddish color which pick up the reddish orange in the slab itself - a wonderful marriage of the art and frame! (This piece is ready to hang, having all the hardware/wire on the back) Truly a piece of art that, if more common and available, perhaps some art galleries would hang on their walls. This is a piece of natural art that can grace someones home and one doesn't have to worry about the same issues as a standard piece of art on canvas, paper, etc. (minruss-17-01) $900 (Note that we saw some slabs from Russia in Tucson (2017) of about the same size, housed in a non-custom inexpensive frame from most likely a bargain outlet. The colors were more of the blue/green that are common when one indeed finds a 'similar' item but the symmetry and design was not present. If that particular piece were priced based on retail markups, it would be selling for $1400-$2100. In an email conversation with a well-known on-line auction house, they estimated this piece would sell for between $1000 - $2000, without the frame.)
large quartz cab with epidote crystals
Large 485+ct Clear Brasilian Quartz with numerous well-defined Green Epidote Crystals. This material is available in smaller sizes out there on the market, including in All That Glitters inventory, but to have such a large water clear piece with transparent green crystals, is very uncommon. (The price per carat for smaller pieces is far higher than the price per carat of this piece - to be marked at the same price per carat would mean this piece would have a price tag of just under $3,500 - and that price could be more of the expected price if one were to find a similar one for sale.) Great for display in a curio cabinet or as a paperweight. (mpnto-17-01) $1,455 (Only $3/ct!) Click on the above image to view a closeup of the needles...

We knew we had great prices on our unique Agate Slices, but one at auction in 2016 was nothing special in color and pattern, nor very aesthetically pleasing (unlike our hand-selected pieces below). Pricing was multitudes higher than our All That Glitters pricing!    Agate Slice at Auction

Natural Agate Slice (Tabajaran Mine)
Natural Agate Slice from the Tabajaran Mine in Rio Grande du Sul, Brasil. Available from our West Coast Office Only... (ngi-15a-02b) $175 Under Consideration (JOM) - Contact Us if Interested.
Natural Agate Slice (Tabajaran Mine)
Natural Agate Slice from the Tabajaran Mine in Rio Grande du Sul, Brasil. (ngi-15a-02c) $575
With custom wooden stand as shown.
Available from our West Coast Office Only...
For a more detailed photo of this piece, click on the image above.
Natural Agate Slice (Tabajaran Mine)
Natural Agate Slice from the Tabajaran Mine in Rio Grande du Sul, Brasil. (ngi-15b-02a) $475
Available from our West Coast Office Only...
For a more detailed photo of this piece, click on the image above.
Natural Agate Slice (Tabajaran Mine)
Natural Agate Slice from the Tabajaran Mine in Rio Grande du Sul, Brasil. (ngi-15b-02b) $475
Available from our West Coast Office Only...
For a more detailed photo of this piece, click on the image above.
Natural Agate Slice (Tabajaran Mine)
Natural Agate Slice from the Tabajaran Mine in Rio Grande du Sul, Brasil. (ngi-15b-02c) $575
Available from our West Coast Office Only...
For a more detailed photo of this piece, click on the image above.
Natural Agate Slice (Tabajaran Mine)
Natural Agate Slice from the Tabajaran Mine in Rio Grande du Sul, Brasil. (ngi-15b-02i) $525
Available from our West Coast Office Only...
For a more detailed photo of this piece, click on the image above.
decorator agate slice
A gorgeous Agate Slice measuring approx 19"x15" and set into a custom wooden base. From the Tabajaran Mine in Rio Grande du Sul, Brasil. Weighs over 30 pounds. (ngi-15a-01) $2100 Available from our West Coast Office Only...
For a more detailed photo of this piece, click on the image above.
Click on the following link to see how beautiful this slice can be when placed in the proper setting within a home!
Decorating Ideas
decorator agate slice
Medium sized Agate slice measuring approxing 15"x12" with custom-made wooden base. See how beautiful this slice can be when placed in the proper setting in a home! (ngi-15b-01) $1,475 Available from our West Coast Office Only...
For a more detailed photo of this piece, click on the image above.
Click on the following link to see how beautiful this slice can be when placed in the proper setting within a home!
Decorating Ideas
large chinese black tourmaline crystal large chinese black tourmaline crystal
large chinese black tourmaline crystal
An extremely large Black (Schorl) Tourmaline Crystal from China with a custom-made stand (possible Cherry or Teak??). There seems to be a layer running horizontally near the base that seems to have some color, green, and that might be a layer of Green Tourmaline. The piece is in wonderful condition, shows numerous other crystal faces on the sides, is well terminated, and is something that one just doesn't see in this size. From top to bottom of the crystal, it measures about 4.5" and across piece, it is again about 4.5". (sissto-14-01) $1,275 (Available only from our West Coast Office)
etched meteorite cube etched meteorite cube
etched meteorite cube
1000+gr Meteorite from Sweden, specifically, the Muonionalusta Meteorite. Type - Iron, Fine Octahdrite. This is so heavy, that we have no scales that can weigh over 1000gram (1 kilo) accurately! Measurements: Just under 2 inches per side. We know the individuals who literally travel to Sweden, use metal detectors to find pieces of this meteorite, then slice it creating cubes. They also do custom etching for us, which brings out the wonderful grain and pattern - most cubes on the market do not have this custom work and are not as aesthetically pleasing! This particular meteorite is known renown for Superb Widmanstatten Patters (criss-crossed layers of hyper-shocked metal revealed upon acid etching). One sometimes sees this cubes of this meteorite come to auction. They fetch big prices, but rarely are they properly etched like this one! Photos shot outdoors. (tms-13-01a) $3,950 (Have heard a similar one sold at auction for about $4,500; a 3.5 inch cube sold for just under $19,000)
unique agate slice Outdoors - on white paper unique agate slice Outdoors - transmitted light
unique agate slice unique agate slice
unique agate slice
People have said this part of the slice looked like ET....
An incredibly beautiful and unique, one of a kind Agate Slice from the Rio Grande do Sul area of Brasil, specifically from Salto do Jacui. In 30+ years, we haven't seen anything like this, but we have seen some designer pieces where similar concentric circles have been cut out of agate and made into round pieces for high end jewelry or collectors - selling at about $400 each. (rock3k-13-01) $1429 (Will remain in our West Coast Office, so only available during our winter stay)
Unusual Quartz Geode with Tourmaline Crystals!
quartz geode slice with tourmaline crystals
Ruler for Scale - A Hefty Piece and Fairly Thick!
quartz geode slice with tourmaline crystals
Slice held up to daylight - Black Tourmaline commonly granular and some pieces missing, making an even more interesting piece!
quartz geode slice with tourmaline crystals
quartz geode slice with tourmaline crystals
quartz geode slice with tourmaline crystals
quartz geode slice with tourmaline crystals
quartz geode slice with tourmaline crystals
quartz geode slice with tourmaline crystals
quartz geode slice with tourmaline crystals
quartz geode slice with tourmaline crystals
One of the open spots of the slice actually shows wonderful quartz crystallization!
When this was encountered, we had never heard of Tourmaline crystals being found in Quartz geodes. This was a surprise to find and we snapped it up. In conversations with others, it seems that it is known to occur but it not common. We are currently awaiting more information, as we have sent an email to GIA as well as a very well-known mineral dealer. We did hear back from a well-known mineral dealer who indicated that he thought this would sell for about $2,000. However, his email seemed to indicate that he might have been thinking this was a much smaller slice of a geode and we got the impression that he was comparing it to a sliced tourmaline crystal. Our feeling is that even with photos, he didn't grasp that this was a huge quartz geode that contained tourmaline crystals - probably because he had never seen or heard of such a thing either. As in other All That Glitters inventory, this is priced to sell and we don't hold items back for personal use or a collection, though this is certainly something that we had never seen before in the past. Priced inexpensively considering the size, uniqueness (one-of-a-kind?) and the weight!.... (micho-13-01) $750
petrified wood slice
petrified wood slice petrified wood slice
petrified wood slice
A VERY Large Slice of Petrified Wood originating from Madagascar and measuring approximately 14.5" across and 13" top to bottom. The smaller photos above show some of the detail of the piece. In some of the nooks and crannies, there are crystals growing as well as some other unusual formations when one studies it more closely! (normad-12a-01) $775
(Shipping is $50 - should it cost any more than that, we will pick up the extra charges)
petrified wood slice
An approximately 7" across slice of Madagascar Petrified Wood showing growth rings in a section - a very unusual and unique feature! (normad-12b-01) $350
petrified wood slice
An approximately 7" across slice of Madagascar Petrified Wood - very colorful as one can see. (normad-12b-02) $250
wonderful chinese emerald specimen wonderful chinese emerald specimen
This is a beauty from a famous location in China, and came from a person who wrote a detailed technical report on the location and analysis of this particular locale. We are attempting to obtain more information, but the language barrier can be a problem. This piece sits on its own custom carved base (rosewood?). Besides the main Emerald crystal, there is a small one near the base and under the large one as seen in the photo; some color to the left of the large one and above the quartz; and also part of a crystal on the back/top. We can tell you that it is from the Malipo Area, Yunnan, China. Approximate measurements are 3 inches across the widest part of the front, 3" high and about 1.5 inches thick. Fine Quality Mineral Specimens have been fetching outrageous figures. We have seen interesting aesthetically pleasing Pyrite pieces fetching up to $40,000. (smc-10-01) $1,779
The unique crystals we have in Beryl, Emerald, Garnet, Tourmaline and others, seem ridicuously low...
Chinese Carved Grape Agate
The 'Grapes" seen below are actually said to be Brasilan Agate, but carved into bunches of grapes in China! Unique and Unusual, and obviously very time consuming to create. There were shown to people who are in the mineral trade with many people believing that this was a new form of previously undiscovered growth of Agate. The author of a book on Agate easily identified this material as he had seen it before in the past. For a collector to place on a desk, within a curio cabinet or even on a table with true grapes or other fruit, this is something that is not commonly seen. The average weight of these pieces is about 2 pounds each!
agate carved grapes
(dai-12-02a) $300

agate carved grapes
(dai-12-02c) $250

agate carved grapes
(dai-12-02a) $150

agate carved grapes
(dai-12-02b) $200

agate carved grapes
Detail
carved jade lizard carved jade lizard
carved jade lizard
Weighing in at an amazing 1,563cts, this piece of multi-colored Burmese Jade was sculpted into a marvelous lizard. We particularly liked the banded feature of this piece as it is truly reminiscent of some lizards. Difficult to find good carving material and the price of carving has gone up tremendously! In our West Coast Office and only available every 6 months or so. (btgem-11-01) $2,495
published sculpted jade lizard published sculpted jade lizard
published sculpted jade lizard published sculpted jade lizard
Camille the Two-Toned Burmese Jade Chameleon - Currently All That Glitters Mascot!
This unique, well executed Jade Carving originates where fine Jade is to be found - Burma. It is two-toned and this natural aspect of the natural material has been expertly integrated into a Burmese Chameleon weighing approximately 317cts of Jade! Our new mascot will probably not be around too long, and some might even say that it is endangered. Some astute collector of Jade, the unique, chameleons, jewelry store, etc. will see this and add it to their collection. This is the first carving that we felt was of high quality and not overly priced - and we have been looking for items of quality and distinction for over 20 years! We honestly do not have a feel for pricing such an item which was intricately carved over many hours or the price of this interesting two-tone 317cts of Jade, but we are basing the price on our cost. We really don't want to part with Camille, but if she finds a better home, we will let her go and only hope that we can find some of her relatives..... (chapr-05-01) $4,275 Interesting facts about Camille - she weighs 317cts!!! Her overall length is approximately 3 inches and her height is about 2 inches. She has been photographed for a magazine article which can be accessed via the link below. Not too many have the opportunity to own an item that was seen in a magazine around the world! (Not to mention, it is Genuine Natural Jade too!)
As seen in Cedar WIngs Magazine Cedar Wings Article
*** Click on any of the images above for a larger view! ***
sculpted agatized wood
Comes with a Hand-Made Wooden Stand!
sculpted agatized wood Left Side sculpted agatized wood Right Side
sculpted agatized wood Front View sculpted agatized wood Bottom
This one-of-a-kind piece was carved from a piece of fossilized wood (agatized) found in Nevada. Expertly sculpted it depicts a mother octopus guarding her young which are still in the egg sacs. Measures approximately 3"x2"x1.75" ( rstvn-11c-01) $1,675
Available for shipment from our West Coast Office only
fossilized ivory scrimshaw
fossilized ivory scrimshaw
fossilized ivory scrimshaw
A wonderful piece of art and antiquity. Signed by the artist. Purchased decades ago. $2,175
fossilized ivory scrimshaw
fossilized ivory scrimshaw
A wonderful piece of art and antiquity. Signed by the artist. Purchased decades ago. The back has more of these holes, which most likely were made to make fire. $2,375
Both of these pieces are featured in:
Gemstones - Understanding, Identifying and Buying, by Keith Wallis
diplomystus fossil diplomystus fossil
50 Million Year Old Fossil from Wyoming. The frame measures approx. 7.5x10" and hangs in our West Coast Office. The fish is a Diplomystus, a surface feeder with an upturned mouth and lacy fins. A very fine specimen showing great detail! Chosen by the owner of All That Glitters from many hundreds of pieces of pieces. (pp-10-02) $325
(This is a West Coast Office item and can only be shipped between late October and early April)
knightnia fossil knightnia fossil
knightnia fossil
50 Million Year Old Fossil from Wyoming. The frame measures approx. 9"x11" and hangs in our West Coast Office. The fish is a Knightia, a herring like fish. This is unique because we have the two halves of the fossil when the rock was broken apart. One can consider this the positive and negative of a fossil. Wonderful detail like the one above. Chosen by the owner of All That Glitters from many hundreds of pieces of pieces. (pp-10-01) $375
(This is a West Coast Office item and can only be shipped between late October and early April)
thai bronze buddha head
This beautiful Bronze Thai Buddha Head came from one of the capitals of Thailand (Sukothai) back in the early part of the 1800s. It would have been in a shrine in a wealthy home owner or possibly in a temple. It is quite common to find just heads of statues because it was a common practice to cover solid gold buddha statues with other common material, thus hiding the fact that the statue was gold from those who might be invading the area from neighboring countries. The heads were removed to verify that it was not gold beneath! This piece measures approximately 4" from the bottom to the top of the head. (tem-10-01) $2,100
(This is a West Coast Office item and can only be shipped between late October and early April)
terra cotta head, tolita-tumarco terra cotta head, tolita-tumarco
Terra Cotta Head, Tolita-Tumarco C, 500 BC/AD; La Tolita, Ecuador. The head measures approximately 2.5" from the top to the bottom. Just a beautiful piece that we could not pass up. Custom stand is included in sale. (prmgns-10-01) $875
(This is a West Coast Office item and can only be shipped between late October and early April)
aztec warrior terra cotta head aztec warrior terra cotta head
aztec warrior head - coatlinchan
This nice piece came from a dealer in Belgium that we have dealt with for decades. As can be seen in the above label, it is Aztec, from Coatlinchan and looks as if it found its way into a collection/museum back in 1955. We haven't had an Aztec piece in the past, so wanted to offer this to our customers to collect antiquities. (prmgns-10-02) $875
black lacquer russian box
Measures approximately 8x6 inches. An extremely fine, hand decorated Russian Black Lacquer Box depicting the Russian Tale of a Flying Ship. Signed lower right hand corner and on the back. This is not one of the inexpensive pieces, but the high quality pieces that Russia is known for. (lblgk-07-01c) $749
For more detail, click on the following like: Hand Painted Detail
bronze donkey - senufo tribe bronze donkey - senufo tribe bronze donkey - senufo tribe
A bronze donkey carrying salt plates. Crafted by the Senufo Tribe something before 1900. Approximate dimensions: 3.75"Lx2.5"H Former All That Glitters Collection (palart-09-01) $949 (Larger photos available upon request)
18th C bronze indian shiva 18th C bronze indian shiva 18th C bronze indian shiva
18th C bronze indian shiva 18th C bronze indian shiva
Bronze Shiva of Indian Origin - approximately 18th Century. Believed to have been brought to Sweden during trade between the two countries 200 hundred years ago. Purchased in Sweden at an auction house. Approximate dimensions: 3.5"H x 4"W (diagonally) (Larger photos available upon request) Former All That Glitters Collection (palart-09-02) $1,975
hand-made inlaid wooden jewelry box hand-made inlaid wooden jewelry box
hand-made inlaid wooden jewelry box hand-made inlaid wooden jewelry box
hand-made inlaid wooden jewelry box hand-made inlaid wooden jewelry box
One can only say WOW when one looks at this hand-made jewelry box we purchased from a true artist working in natural material. He has discovered a way to imbed natural material in a compound, which can then be colored, polished, etc. He is a master of working with wood. His pieces appear in many galleries and though we don't know it, we would bet some museums have some of his work. This piece Measures Approximately 10"x6"x4". All of the woods and minerals is noted on the back. This piece has a serial number and it also signed. This is a very special piece chosen by the owner of All That Glitters based on the minerals, color, workmanship, etc. (rww-11-01)
Available for shipment from our West Coast Office only. SOLD! (Switzerland)
mineral intarsia jewelry box mineral intarsia jewelry box
mineral intarsia jewelry box mineral intarsia jewelry box
Side panels of this box are below:
mineral intarsia jewelry box mineral intarsia jewelry box
mineral intarsia jewelry box mineral intarsia jewelry box
mineral intarsia jewelry box mineral intarsia jewelry box
This piece consists of Onyx, Malachite, Manganese Dentrites within Silicated Rhyolite, Mudstone (?) and ??? There are small hidden magnets within the box that keep the lid safely closed. Note that the design on top hints of a desert-like tree and a landscape scene. The panels on this piece are wonderful in their natural design. Chosen from a large selection for quality, uniquess, color, etc. Like the box above, you might find "similar" boxes, but you won't find designs or one that is as beautiful! Another one of a kind...... Think of the work that has gone into the workmanship that you can see from the photos, not to mention the amount of time required to photograph this piece. This is another wonderful buy from All That Glitters. (amc-04-02) $575 (super piece!)
We have produced some macro (close-up) photographs and created Giclee Museum Quality Canvas Prints of some of our Artistic and Aesthetically Pleasing Natural Mineral Specimens. Each image is on canvas and stretched on 3/4" stretcher bars. These can be easily framed or just hung on the wall as is. There is a UV coating making the images more resistant to fading in bright light.
Shipping for each giclee is a flat fee of $40 - U.S. ONLY. All That Glitters will pay shipping costs over $40!
Contact us for a PayPal Invoice so we can correct the shipping/insurance fee for you.
Image
Size (inches)
Description
Price
crazy lace giclee

19x21

Crazy Lace Agate

$225
crazy lace agate giclee

19x25

Crazy Lace Agate

$260
laguna agate giclee
18x20
Laguna Agate
$195
mushroom agate giclee

18x18

Mushroom Agate

$180
polka dot agate giclee


10x8




Polka Dot Agate




$100

sagenite agate giclee
10x13

Brasilian Agate with
Sagenite Crystals

$120
chinese chalcedony giclee 9x12
Chinese Chalcedony (I)
$110
chinese chalcedony giclee 9x12
Chinese Chalcedony (II)

$110
chinese chalcedony giclee 9x12

Chinese Chalcedony (III)

$110



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