Miscellaneous Gemstones

Dalan Hargrave Carved/Sculpted Oregon Sunstone with Heavy Schiller
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oregon sunstone with schiller - carved by Dalan Hargrave oregon sunstone rough with schiller
49+ct Oregon Sunstone from the high desert area of Plush, Oregon. Mined by All That Glitters in 2009. Large piece of rough with very heavy schiller, which is not common. Carved/Sculpted by the multi-award winning Dalan Hargrave. Another fine work of lapidary art by Dalan. Photos above represent tilting the work of art to show off the schiller or showing the copper platelets that cause the copper/gold reflections. The original piece of rough is the last photo. Clicking on any of the photos above will open a new page with an enlarged version of the photo. Another unique U.S. Gemstone from All That Glitters and a Texas-based Lapidary Artist. (dd-17-01)
We are offering this piece at approximately 20% BELOW the calculated wholesale price (based on a wholesale guide created by those directly involved in activing mining and selling of Oregon Sunstone over decades). For those considering this unqiue and beautiful purchase, we are willing to share the wholesale list, as well as our calculations to show how we arrived at our pricing. For a retail markup, we anticipate the price to be up to 100% more. Our goal has been to provide our customers exquisite fine quality colored gemstones at the best price possible. With 36 years in the gem trade, access to the source for rough and cut gemstones, as well as to many award-winning facetors/artists, allows All That Glitters to offer unexpectedly low pricing on most of our inventory. Contact us for a price quote!
indonesian agate with double eyes
Indonesian Agate with Double 'Eyes', weighing 11.09cts. Haven't seen a similar cab so this was a must for inventory! (rstvns-17-01b) $500
blue moonstone 5.87ct blue moonstone
A B
A - 3.02ct Blue Moonstone (egaj-15-15a) $302 ($100/ct)
B - 5.87ct Blue Moonstone (egaj-15-53a) $735 (only $125/ct)
Some light inclusions running vertically on the side, but really not evident nor affects the gem.
Nice clean Moonstones with well centered blue sheen - exactly what one wants!
Tucson 2016 Wholesale Pricing seen at approx $150/ct for about a 5+ct gem...
Photo taken several feet from a window, no overhead lighting and overcast outside.
You can see the reflection of the window on the surface of the Moonstone!
burmese hackmanite
2.29ct Hackmanite from Burma. When exposed to sunlight (Ultra Violet), the color changes before ones's eyes and it will return to the original color after a few hours or days in the dark. Left hand photo shows what it looks like prior to UV exposure, and the right hand photo is after a few seconds of UV light from a light source held over the gemstone. (mnrk-16-01) $350 SOLD! (Canada)
Learn more about this phenomena: Tenebrescence
burmese pink scapolite - turns pink orange under UV!
burmese pink scapolite under UV
One never knows what oddity or rarity one will find when traveling in different parts of the world. This is one case - a 15.68ct Light Pink Scapolite from Burma! Yellow Scapolite is fairly common and the purple is less common - always hard to find good colors in either, but pink we have never seen or heard of. In looking at trade books, it seems that Scapolite can occur in pink. Not only is this a unique color and from BURMA(!), but it fluoresces a bright neony pinkish orange under Ultra-violet (UV) light... In discussions with the previous owner, he had never seen anything like it in the past either, and indicated that the wholesale on the unique gem should be about $400-500/ct; apparently other dealers had been discussing this piece also and the owner based the numbers on those conversations. It took some time to finally negotiate a price and three other gemstones also had to be purchased as part of this deal to obtain this Pink Burmese Scapolite, but we finally purchased this Scapolite and can offer it at a decent price to a collector or someone who would like to make a piece of jewelry. A really interesting gem all around - a super piece for a collector of the unusual in gems, or Burmese gemstones or even those who collect fluorescent minerals/gems!
We recently found the following information pertaining to Burmese Pink Scapolite - "Faceted Burmese scapolites are also rarely found in the marketplace...Pink gems are extremely rare..."
(kjcl-15a-15b) $5,488 ($350/ct)
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wonderful bright yellow green sphene from madagascar
A very clean, well cut bright yellow green 5.25ct oval Sphene from Madagascar with wonderful dispersion/fire. Nicely colored, eye clean, decently faceted sphene is not very common, so when we saw this gem - it went immediately into the All That Glitters' Inventory! (pond-15-01) $2,100 (way under where we feel the price would fall within The Guide)
large round color change fluorite
Large Round Color Change Fluorite (Brasil) weighing 11.53ct (blue to purple color change) We looked at literaly hundreds of pieces in various shapes to find this piece, and though we wanted more, we deemed this to be the best and the others didn't warrant purchasing a 2nd one... (kjcl-15a-15a) $577
bright greenish-yellow chrysoberyl greenish yellow chrysoberyl
A B
A - 2.66ct Oval Yellow (w/hint of green) Chrysoberyl, (egaj-15-20) $1,330
B - 3.02ct Deep Greenish Yellow Emerald Cut Chrysoberyl, (kjcl-15a-01) $2,265
yellow green chrysoberyl
Yellow Green Radiant Cut Chrysoberyl, 2.77ct (egaj-15-34) $2,495
4+ct glowing light medium yellow chrysoberyl
Chrysoberyl Cushion weighing 4.02ct with a glowing light to medium yellow color, (jdbkk-15-04) $3,015
fine 4.33ct chrysoberyl cushion
4.33ct Cushion Cut Chrysoberyl of a very nice yellow! (egaj-15-41) $3,248
concave faceted clear danburite
Clear Danburite Ovals with wonderful concave faceting;total weight is 11.90cts - average weight would therefore be about 6cts each; Madagascar. Could possibly be a matched pair and will determine that shortly. (kjcl-15a-15c) $75/ct
natural chrysoberyl cat's eye
Chrysoberyl Cat's Eye, 3.28ct - great size for jewelry, no blemishes, the exact color and sharp centered eye that one wants in this gemstone! Note not only the sharp line, but because there were other lights available during photography, one can see an actual eye with the secondary line on the top. Milk/Honey affect clearly seen also. Just a wonderful example and the largest/finest Cat's Eye Chrysoberyl we have had in inventory in 35+ years! Below the wholesale price of the 2014 The Guide - as many of our fine gemstones. (egaj-15-45) $8,200
natural alexandrite cat's eye
Natural Alexandrite Cat's Eye, 1.53ct (egaj-15-21) $2,295
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medium blue aquamarine cushion - 1.60cts
Medium Blue Aquamarine Cushion weighing 1.60cts (egaj-15-52) SOLD!(PB)
fine 4.33ct chrysoberyl cushion
23.36ct Pear Shape. Purchased in a market in Mae Sot, Thailand, on the Burmese border, said to be natural blue Quartz from Burma. Only saw one other dealer who had this material, also said to be natural blue Quartz from Burma, and several pieces were available. We refaceted this piece to improve the optics without an excessive weight loss. Has some dispersion(?) and colors seen depending on the angle at which it is held. Color is a grey blue or bluish grey - photo is picking up lots of other colors. We will sell this below cost and as glass, as we are uncertain of it's true identity. $100 (maesot-15-01)
burmese peridot
Nice clean bright lively Burmese Peridot Oval weighing 6.14cts. The photo is actually in focus, but one of the physical properties of Peridot (as well as Zircon), is the doubling of the back facets. (btgem-15-01) $1,842
Oregon Sunstone with Schiller
Sunstone weighing 4.21cts from the high deserts of Oregon. Cabbed in the United States into an interesting freeform kite shape and contains a good amount of coppper schiller, providing scintillating bands of shiny copper color when moved. (ddsun-15-01) $110
cat's eye moonstone cat's eye moonstone
A B
A - Unusually clear and very fine Cat's eye Moonstone; these 3 pieces weigh 20.05cts. At $30/ct, they will average about $200 per gem. (vst-15-02a)
B - Unusually clear and very fine Cat's eye Moonstone; these 2 pieces weigh 16.64cts. At $30/ct, they will average about $250 per gem. (vst-15-02b)
quartz with ankangite and celsian quartz with iron oxides and pyroclase quartz with pyrite inclusions
52.35ct Quartz with Ankangite and Celsian from the Curvelo area of Brasil. For a larger image of the inclusions, click on the photo.
(mcv-15b-03) $525
46.95ct Quartz with Iron Oxides and Pyroclase from the Galilea area of Brasil. For a larger image of the inclusions, click on the photo.
(mcv-15b-01) $469
42.25ct Quartz with Pyrite Crystals from the Aracuai area of Brasil. For a larger image of the inclusions, click on the photo.
(mcv-15b-02) $425
quartz cab with jamesonite quartz cab with jamesonite
A 49.80ct Quartz Cab with needles of Jamesonite from the Cuvelo area of Brasil. Click on the left image for a more detailed photo. (mcv-15a-01) $1,494
What exactly are the inclusions and what causes the Rainbow???
scapolite with inclusions
scapolite with inclusions
scapolite with inclusions
scapolite with inclusions
This is clear Scapolite with some sort of inclusion that runs parallel as can be seen in the photos. Some have thought it Rutile, but it is not a crystal structure. One dealer abroad said the inclusions consist of the following: silicate minerals composed of aluminium, calcium, and sodium silicate with chlorine, carbonate and sulfate. The first two photos were taken by All That Glitters under a fiber optic light, and the bottom two photos were originally sent to us via the seller of this unique piece. There seems to be some other pieces of this material, but this is the largest, cleanest, most interesting piece seen thus far. One needs the right light and must look closely to see the colors and closeup photography helps. Because the inclusions are parallel and numerous, one expects to see a cat's eye effect and this is indeed the case in the above photo. We have contacted GIA as we think this is something really interesting worthy of study. If we sell this piece prior to the receiving the OK to send it in for study, we can provide the new owner with the necessary information if they wish to sent it for study. In either case, studied or not studied, published or not published, we have a very unique piece here and the finest example thus far encountered - and at a very good price too! (olprl-14-01) $1475 (IPO) UPDATE!
Yes, this is going to be published in the Gems and Gemology Magazine (GIA publication) Spring 2015 Edition!....
quartz rutite star
5.88ct Fancy Shaped Star Rutile in Crystal Clear Quartz. (vst-14b-02) $125
quartz with inclusions
32.26ct Cabbed Crystal Clear Quartz with Lodalite and other inclusion including a wonderful two-tiered crystal of Pyrite. Lots to see inside with a loupe or microscope! (vst-14b-01b) $968
quartz with inclusions
39.67ct Cabbed Crystal Clear Quartz with Lodalite and other inclusions. Believe that we saw some small Pyrite Crystals inside too! Lots to see inside with a loupe or microscope! (vst-14b-01d) $1,190
quartz with inclusions
It doesn't get much better for Included Quartz! Look at the spray of crystals inside this Water Clear Quartz fancy shaped cab. One can spend hours looking at the internal world in this piece, using a simple hand held lense/loupe or microscope. Included Quartz with interesting inclusions are not all that common and prices for fine specimens like this have been increasing in value. We sold a super piece last year for $1300, and this one, though slightly different, is just as good! This piece weighs 31.34cts and one can get an idea of the size with the fingers holding the piece over white paper. (vst-14b-01c) $1,300
quartz with inclusions
This is a very complex and busy Included Quartz weighing 14.07cts. There are multi-layers of Pyrite cubes that can be seen in the left hand photo, and a more detailed photo is available in the right hand column for viewing should one click on the link. There is another interesting mineral at about 9 o'clock. We haven't looked closer at this crystal but it looks as if it could be feldspar or another Pyrite possibly replaced by another mineral. (vst-14b-01a) $700
We were very fortunate to visit with our associates living in Madagascar and we selected three wonderful examples of Fluorite Crystals in Water Clear Quartz! These few hand picked pieces are outstanding aesthetically - as most of this material looks nothing like this. Since these are larger gemstones, we were able to obtain very good photographs showing the Blue Flourite Crystals within the Quartz. Enjoy!
quartz with inclusions
7.49cts (xgxc-14b-01a) $449
color changing YAG
Rare Color Changing YAG (Yttrium Aluminum Garnet) grown in Russia sometime in the past, 40-50 years ago. The Russians were known to be experimenting and on the cutting edge with crystal growth for all kinds of purposes, many pertaining to military use. With their multitudes of experimentation, sometimes only one or a few crystals were grown. What the purpose of this unusual color changing crystal might have been remains a mystery, but for those who seek a beautiful gemstone, these few pieces represent a rare find as noted in the article link below. Depending on the light source and the wavelengths available, one can see green or orange body colors in these faceted gems!
8x8mm: $175
9x9mm: $300
8mm: $150
9mm: $225
(exomin-13a-1a)
The rough was studied by GemeWizard - see the article on the following page:
Color Change YAG A Rare Gem Indeed
"Although their color change intensities are different, both specimens display quite a rare phenomenon and, therefore, will be highly prized by every collector. Brown is considering cutting them into smaller pieces, to enable more gem lovers to add these interesting items to their collections. But no matter how many pieces he cuts, each lucky owner will know that he or she is in possession of a remarkable item."
color changing YAG
Rare Color Changing YAG (Yttrium Aluminum Garnet) grown in Russia sometime in the past, 40-50 years ago. The Russians were known to be experimenting and on the cutting edge with crystal growth for all kinds of purposes, many pertaining to military use. With their multitudes of experimentation, sometimes only one or a few crystals were grown. What the purpose of this unusual color changing crystal might have been remains a mystery, but for those who seek a beautiful gemstone, these few pieces represent a rare find as noted in the article link below.
9.82ct, 12.5mm, $491 (Only $50/ct!) Best described as similar to Pink Ice going to Lilac under some fluorescent lights, to clear under other fluorescent lights depending on the wavelengths available. (exomin-13b01c)
The rough was studied by GemeWizard - see the article on the following page:
Color Change YAG A Rare Gem Indeed
"Although their color change intensities are different, both specimens display quite a rare phenomenon and, therefore, will be highly prized by every collector. Brown is considering cutting them into smaller pieces, to enable more gem lovers to add these interesting items to their collections. But no matter how many pieces he cuts, each lucky owner will know that he or she is in possession of a remarkable item."
This material in the possession of All That Glitters has been photographed and described in another article published by the Gemological Associate of Great Britain in their Gems & Jewellery Magazine, Tucson 2014 (Shows and Recent Events), page 7, "Andrew Fellows FGA DGA discusses the new and interesting featured at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show 2014".
See the section which refers to this unique Color Change YAG: CC YAG - All That Glitters - Tucson 2014
A copy of this magazine will accompany the purchase of this gemstone for the enjoyment of the new owner, who can also share the article and gemstone with others!...
color changing YAG
color changing YAC
Rare Color Changing YAG (Yttrium Aluminum Garnet) grown in Russia sometime in the past, 40-50 years ago. The Russians were known to be experimenting and on the cutting edge with crystal growth for all kinds of purposes, many pertaining to military use. With their multitudes of experimentation, sometimes only one or a few crystals were grown. What the purpose of this unusual color changing crystal might have been remains a mystery, but for those who seek a beautiful gemstone, these few pieces represent a rare find as noted in the article link below.

This is the largest gemstone faceted from the Pink to Clear Color Changing YAG. It measures 25mm in diameter and weighs 98.78cts.

It is also believed to be the largest gemstone that All That Glitters has ever faceted from rough we have purchased. The color change goes from a very lively medium pink to lilac to clear depending on the available light source/wavelengths. (Since we pay per carat to facet our rough, this almost 100ct gem cost $$$$ and at only $25 per carat for a Published Gemstone, this is a steal and a give-a-way; it doesn't typcially matter whether one is faceting a fine Amethyst, Tourmaline or a Rare Synthetic - the price for cutting is based on the difficulty and issues encountered, the time required to facet and the weight of the final gemstone. Faceting a large facet on such a gemstone as this, takes a very long time versus faceting a similar facet of the same design on a much smaller gemstone. Even at $10-$20/ct per finished carat, the cost of cutting/labor adds up fast and it is only by the good graces of the cutter that they take into account at times the material being cut, as cutting can be more costly than the finished gemstone value. We do have a 9+ct in this material priced at $50ct - if we were to mark this almost 100ct at the same price per carat, we would have a $5000 gemstone. That being said, it is a mult-published gemstone, grown by specialists in Russia, for an unknown application, and most likely only a few crystals were grown as a trial. Other than 2013, we have not seen any of this material available on the market, nor do we expect it. For under $2000, one is purchasing all of these facts/pluses with this particular gemstone.) (exomin-13b-01a) $2,470
Now a Published Gemstone - noted in two different publications!
The rough was studied by GemeWizard - see the article on the following page:
Color Change YAG A Rare Gem Indeed
"Although their color change intensities are different, both specimens display quite a rare phenomenon and, therefore, will be highly prized by every collector. Brown is considering cutting them into smaller pieces, to enable more gem lovers to add these interesting items to their collections. But no matter how many pieces he cuts, each lucky owner will know that he or she is in possession of a remarkable item."
This large round has also been photographed and described in another article published by the Gemological Association of Great Britain in their Gems & Jewellery Magazine, March 2014:
Tucson 2014 - Shows and Recent Events
"Andrew Fellows FGA DGA discusses the new and interesting featured at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show 2014".
Note that the article mentions that several gemstones have been cut from the rough, with the largest in excess of 100cts - that statement is incorrect, the largest faceted is this 98+ct Round Brilliant discussed here.

This is an exceptional piece for a collection or even for discussion. When shown in Tucson, it had GIA, Gem-A, and GemeWizard talking - obviously so much that it was published so it could be shared with the world. Due to the rarity and publication, one could ask whatever they wish for this beauty, but we felt the current price is very fair and it will be missed when sold....A copy of the magazine in which this fascinating gem appears, will be included with the purchase!...

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