Miscellaneous Gemstones

precision cut large blue YAG
Encountered interesting old Russian YAG rough a few years back. This is a Garnet, specifically called YAG (Yttrium Aluminum Garnet - frequent used in Laser Surgery!) in a very interesting color - deep blue with hints of violet or lilac, which is really interesting as Garnet is not dichroic like some other minerals/gems showing two distinct colors down different axes. Perhaps the growth of the crystal changed color a bit and has some zoning which causes this color difference. The owner of All That Glitters decided to facet a 160+ct piece of this material; yield was approx. 23%, so higher than typically expected (usually 20% yield as rule of thumb). After over 40 hours of work and the purchase of a new lap to help with the faceting of this piece, a 38.14ct Superman Kite/Shield has come off the dop. Due to the weight of over 30cts, this is a darker piece, with a glowing deep blue in diffused natural light. Not overly brilliant, but one will see flashes of blue, purple/lilac and even pink depending on the lights and wavelengths available. An impressive gemstone overall. Has the impression or look of Tanzanite or even Sapphire. $650 (which is only about $17/ct(!!) - willing to consider an offer. Color and saturation in the photo and video is quite accurate on the All That Glitters laptop, but can't say what others see when viewing on their mobile devices. Photo and video shot in a light box with different light sources available at the same time. (abltv-17-01a)
*** Choose a Gemstone from All That Glitters Case #19! ***
How to Read the Above List - It is a matrix; the first item in the list represents the gemstone in the upper left hand corner; the list information goes from left to right in the photo as one moves down the list. Each row has 5 gemstones and there are 3 rows. The location number indicates where in the case that particular gemstone is to be found. For example, location #19/2,3, indicates row 2/column 3 - in this case, it is a Corundum, specifically a Blue Star Star! (#19 is a case/box number)
Unfortunately, the colors do not display as vibrantly as they are in person, nor does one get to see the sparkle/brilliance that these gemstones have. The Cat's Eye Chrysoberyl and Blue Star Sapphire, require overhead lights such as incandescents in order to see their phenomenon properly and to full effect - but they were chosen for their color, clarity and phenomenon when purchased for the addition in to the All That Glitters Inventory!
*** Choose a Gemstone from All That Glitters Case #20! ***
How to Read the Above List - It is a matrix; the first item in the list represents the gemstone in the upper left hand corner; the list information goes from left to right in the photo as one moves down the list. Each row has 5 gemstones and there are 3 rows. The location number indicates where in the case that particular gemstone is to be found. For example, location #20/3,3, indicates row 3/column 3 - in this case, it is a Corundum, specifically a Blue Sapphire (Trilliant) with Flashes of Green! A shame that not every gemstone can be captured perfectly when shooting, as the brilliance may not show if it is just tilted slightly, and one cannot truly see the high polish on these gems...of course, color rendition due to the codecs being used on all the different portable devices makes it diffficult for true color reproduction as the eye actually sees...(#20 is a case/box number)
Unfortunately, the colors do not display as vibrantly as they are in person, nor does one get to see the sparkle/brilliance that these gemstones have. You have our assurance that these gems were chosen for their color, clarity, as well as price when purchased for the addition in to the All That Glitters Inventory!
danburite
Our second and last Danburite faceted by the owner of All That Glitters, from one crystal. Rough originated in Mexico, which is known for the clear/white variety. Crystal clear, clean as a whistle. A Real Brilliant Sparkler - the colors seen in the photo and video are Dispersion/Fire, a physical property of Danburite that is splitting the white light into its colored components. A large gemstone for this species. Priced at the wholesale price that we found on line. This is the last of the Danburite to be cut. Danburite was named after the town where it was first located/found - Danbury, CT! (atg-20-03) $100/ct
danburite
Finished and off the dop, a 8.66ct Danburite, faceted by the owner of All That Glitters. Rough originated in Mexico, which is known for the clear/white variety. Crystal clear, clean as a whistle. Photos show the trimmed crystal on the dop as well as starting to put in the pavilion facets where a wonderful snowflake etching could be seen and is highlighted in the last photo. Enjoy! (atg-20-02) $650 including Shipping/Full Insurance.
(Yes, from the info above as well as the fact that this was faceted in the U.S., the price is a give-a-way for such a large, water clear, clean beautiful Danburite!!!! All That Glitters Pricing Below Wholesale as Usual!) Pricing was found online.
We have matched pair of clear Danburites, concave cut, purchased a number of years back while traveling abroad buying rough/gems. They were the first Danburites All That Glitters purchased in our 40 year history. Many of our cutter friends had mentioned how lively the material can be and how popular it was amongst some...)
madagascar deep blue aquamarine
6.20ct Deeply Colored Aquamarine from Madagascar. Some inclusions under power but not really eye visible. A nice large Aqua of deep saturation not frequently seen. We wanted to produce a better looking gemstone, so we had this recut by an award winning cutter whose work is represented in museums. A brilliant sparkler with a good polish, we have taken two photos - the first photo is using a light ring and the second photo is under the same lighting conditions but with a star filter to show how brilliant, reflective and lively this gem is! (grdpp-20-01) $3,720
SOLD!
pyrite cab
Pyrite Cab, 18mm, 16.53cts, with interesting other mineral inclusions. Origin: U.S. (csii-20-02) $100 INCLUDING Shipping/Insurance!
pink tanzanite / pink zoisite / fancy tanzanite
Here's another rarity - a 0.86ct Pink Zoisite; some call this Pink Tanzanite or Fancy Tanzanite, as it is the same mineral as Tanzanite, but can be found in various colors. Pink is the rarest of the colors found in this mineral, though there are yellow, teal, green, etc. Faceted in the U.S. by a Multi-Award Winning Cutter who is represented in museums. (Color is slightly more saturated in the video and probably more similar to the photo. Type of lighting can make a big difference also.) (ggc-20a-04) $1,290
green tanzanite / green zoisite / fancy tanzanite
In keeping with All That Glitters' Unique and Rare Gems, here is another colored version of Zoisite - a Green Zoisite; some call this Green Tanzanite or simply Fancy Tanzanite, as it is the same mineral as Tanzanite, but can be found in various colors. This interesting freeform weighs 4.27cts and one can almost expect that a larger piece of rough may be faceted in such a way to utilize this rare material. Faceted in the U.S. by a Multi-Award Winning Cutter who is represented in museums. (ggc-20a-03) $6,405 (Initial owner was seeking about $8,000 for this unique beauty!)
madagascar deep blue aquamarine
madagascar deep blue aquamarine
4.76ct Very Saturated Blue Aquamarine from Madagascar. Incredibly Deep Color and expected to be Unheated! In the trade, a darker color of Aqua may be called Santa Maria Afrique, with the original Santa Maria color being found in Brasil; those found in Africa have the Afrique nomenclature to distinguish origin. Very lively, brilliant, nice polish - just an incredible gemstone. There is an inclusion running the best way in the gem which when looking down through the table, cannot be seen with a 10x loupe; from the side, if it is tipped, one can find it. Shouldn't be an issue setting or wearing this gemstone.

Most retail/trade people would not guess this is Aquamarine and would most likely think it Blue Zircon or Blue Topaz. Small 1-2ct pieces of a nice deep aqua color like this were selling at $1000/ct wholesale at Tucson this year (2020). So a larger one is even less common and would sell for more per carat. Add more $$$ to the price above and one can have an idea of an expected wholesale price and what this might sell for in a retail setting - expect up to about a 300% markup. This is one of those gemstones, like a nice fine Alexandrite or Padparadscha Sapphire, that most appraisers or those in the business would be hard pressed to come up with an actual hard value for.. Since this is a VERY special Aquamarine in size/saturation/shape/brilliance, we took the liberty of obtaining a cert. From a few pieces of rough material we have seen in 40 years in the business, this is also unique in that this should be an unheated Aquamarine - most Aqua is heated to drive the yellow component off leaving a more pure blue. As noted in discussions with dealers and others, this is something that one may not see for decades on the market or in the trade. (spnnl-20-01) $7,140

This has also been published in an article on the International Gemological Society website. We have a link for those who wish to access it, but one must be a member in order to view all the info and photos. We have done a screen grab pertaining to our Aquamarine and you can view this using the following link: IGS/All That Glitters 4.76ct Super Blue Aqua!

For those who collect Published Gems, this can be added to your collection. All That Glitters has MANY Published Gemstones and they can be viewed on the following page: All That Glitters Published Gemstone Page

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quartz with Star Actinolite
58.40ct (lss-19-02a) $584
quartz included gemstone quartz included gemstone
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A - 13.10ct Included Quartz with a glowing orange stripe - Galilea, Brasil (lss-19-01b) $310
B - 17.72ct Included Quartz with a mix of at least three different mineral species. (Minas Gerais, Brasil) (csms-19-02) $375
quartz included gemstone quartz included gemstone
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A - 29.15ct Included Quartz from Galilea, Brazil. Wonderful mix of dendrites, color and even an area that seems to glow and looks like schiller of some sort. (lss-19-01a) $410
B - 31.60ct Included Quartz with a wonderful geometric pattern above a field of gold. (Malacacheta, Brasil) (lss-19-04) $349
quartz included gemstone quartz included gemstone
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A - 34.85ct Included Quartz with what is believed to be a spray of Green Chlorite. (Madagascar) (mnrk-19-01b) $349
B - 49.43ct Included Quartz with fine black Tourmaline needles above an earth-tone background. (Minas Gerais, Brasil) (csms-19-01) $325
quartz included gemstone quartz included gemstone
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A - 80.85ct Included Quartz with bright orangy red swirls as well as a whitish mineral running at a slight angle within the colored section. (Madagascar) (mnrk-19-01c) $425
B - 108.20ct Included Quartz with needles along with approximately three other distinct minerals. (Madagascar) (mnrk-19-01a) $775
quartz included gemstone
118.30 Included Quartz consisting of what appears to be two black Tourmaline needles which traverse the gemstone at two sharp angles. Contains dendrites, needles and color! Great natural geometric pattern along with numerous minerals make this piece not only interesting, but beautiful. (Galilea, Brasil) (lss-19-05) $470
golden orange fancy tanzanite (zoisite)
Golden Orange Tanzanite (Zoisite) weighing 4.93cts and faceted from All That Glitters rough by one of our expert cutters! (eagt-18-01) $6,163
russian color change YAG
Large faceted Color Change Russian YAG (material is about 50 years old)and has a very unique color change from essentially clear to pink. Some might describe it as silver, grey, pewter or lilac depending on the lights, but many would just indicate clear. The pink is a darker version of 'pink ice', a color that many are familiar with. One larger piece exists and was featured in Gem-A Magazine (trade magazine - UK) where it amazed those UK gemologists who saw the piece in person. An under 5 carat faceted round also is available and one can see both the larger and smaller faceted gem, read the article and view a video of the color change by visiting our Published Gems Page!
(Published Gemstones)
This recently faceted piece is similar in all aspects to the large published piece - color change, clean, large, etc. As noted in the article, it is a unique and fascinating color change. This piece was faceted in a design called Pines of the Janiculum and weighs over 76cts. Measures approximately 22.2x16.8mm (alxb-14-01b) $1,500

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Note: Magnification and bright lighting is required to photograph gemstones.  Some inclusions may be visible under these circumstances. You are viewing photographs as if you were using a loupe or microscope - not your unaided eye.  Under normal conditions, these inclusions may not be visible.

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