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meteorite cube - 998grams
meteorite cube - 998grams
Large 5cm x 5cm x5cm Meteorite Cube with wonderful natural etchings (Sweden). Similar to one we sold at auction a few years back. This one weighs just under 1 kilo(!), which is essentially 2.25 pounds in such as small cube! Selling below the price that a similar one sold for in the past. This piece was estimated to bring about $4000 to $6000 if placed in an auction. (tms-19-01) ONLY $3,200. (Below you will find a description of the previous one we had auctioned off as well as a description of the typical etching which may be found in this particular meteorite. This new cube is from the same meteorite and from our associates/friends who metal detector for meteorite fragments in Sweden and then attempt to create cubes. Unlike many cubes regardless of size, it is difficult to obtain a cube/specimen without too many black marks (minerals), cracks or even missing sections including corners! This particular piece is exeptional in size and mostly free of blemishes. We may have photos of all of the sides we can send for review. This link shows a professional photo of the piece along with the only blemishes this piece has: Professional Photo)   
moss agate cube with chalcedony pocket  - kazakhstan
Large Polished Cube of Moss Agate with pockets of Chalcedony Druzy. Measures 3-1/8 inches on sides. From the Sharly Mine, Bek Pakdala Desert in Karaganda Oblast in Kazakhstan. (rrstn-19-01) $1,100    Available from our West Coast Office Only.
Detail - Chalcedony Pocket
Example of a 2nd side
Example of a 3rd side
roman bronze statuette
Roman Bronze (approx. 300BC). Said to depict Cupid, but posssibly a Roman athlete playing the ball game of Harpastum, as one can clearly see what looks like a ball in the palm of his right hand. Found in Northern Jordan back in the 1980s along with some other small bronzes. Measures 4-1/2 inches high. (ja-19-04) $1,975    Available from our West Coast Office Only.
Detail - Large View
Left Side
Right Side
Back
seal with warrior, shield, chariot
Chaledony Seal showing warrior with shield, in a chariot drawn by a pair of horses, with not only the sun in the sky but an Aegean Greek Star - superb image! "Regarding the Aegean Star - typical star displayed in Greece, Alexander The Greats time, mentioned several times in the Trilogy of Alexander the Great written by Maximo Manfredi, an Italian writer/antropologist who wrote three books." Research on line shows a Vergina Sun Symbol, with various number of rays, and also called Macedonian Sun or Argead Star. More research could be done to obtain more info, as two images appear in the sky and one would be the sun and the other perhaps a Star observable during the day due to an astronomic event. Hellenistic Period about 300BC - the time of Alexander the Great. Thought to have originally been part of a pendant. Measures approximately 48x48mm. (ja-19-01) $750    Available from our West Coast Office Only.
hellenistic seal with hercules
Roman Seal, said to be Hellenistic Greek Period, approx 300BC, depicting Hercules. Mostly likely from a ring and carved in what is believed to be Agate. Measures approximately 35mmx20mm. (ja-19-02) $600    Available from our West Coast Office Only.
Larger Image - Detail
Roman Statue of Hercules with Spiked Club - similar to seal
large cylinder seal with hunting scene
large cylinder seal impression showing hunting scene
The largest cylinder seal we have seen, fashioned from Agate and depicts what is believed to be a hunting scene. Said to be from Bactria (Persia), circa 500 BC. Measures 4-1/2 inches high. We actually had to purchase clay to view the scene from this large cylinder but we were not disappointed. There are 3 human figures through the piece, all dressed differently. All appear to be holding weapons, knives, swords or similar. There seems to be deer or a type of antelope, and one image of what appears to be a falcon or other raptor and quite possibly on the arm of the person to its right - therefore, this seems to indicate the raptor is being used to hunt. Also, there is another animal that seems to be a lion, with a mane and long tail, with a paw extended towards a figure to its left who holds a knife. Due to the size of the cylinder, it is very difffult to obtain a crisp image of all the incised areas present, as one must apply the proper pressure, speed, etc. With some time, and some trial and error, one should be able to obtain a nice impression of the whole seal in one roll. The raptor/falcon is more detailed than shown; insufficient pressure was applied to obtain the detail. This is also the case of the lion, but we did press that section into the clay on the bottom and there is a better image of the head but the body/tail is lacking in that impression. Various large images of this cylinder seal may be seen below. After the impression was made in the clay, it was heated, so this hard clay table with the image of this scene will accompany the sale of this special cylinder seal. A Very Rare Piece with a beautiful scene. (ja-19-03) $1,500    Available from our West Coast Office Only.
Hunting Scene
Hunting Scene Rotated 180 degrees
Falcon Closeup
Lion Closeup
Lion - Separate Impression
To learn more about Cylinder Seals, vising the following page: Cylinder Seals
Russian skarn plaque front Russian skarn plaque back
Front - Detail/Closeup Back - Detail/Closeup
Wollastonite Skarn from Primorye (Primorsky)Region, Dalnegorsk - Russsia. (Skarn is a metamorphic rock that has been chemically and mineralogically altered by metasomatism. Wollastonite is a common mineral in skarns or contact metamorphic rocks. Skarns can sometimes produce some wonderfully rare and exotic minerals with very unusual chemistries. Wollastonite forms from the interaction of limestones, that contain calcite, CaCO3, with the silica, SiO2, in hot magmas.) The deposit that produced this natural work of art, was said to be active about 40 years ago when this piece was mined/polished. This unique 7"x4.5" plaque is surrounded by a black polished mineral border. The natural design consists of black and what seem like a very light beige to very light green depending on lights. The darker yellow color seen on the left had side is a shadow. Incredibly beautiful and certainly looks like a design that an artist has created, but it is entirely natural - only polished! These uncommonly beautiful natural occurring mineral slices are frequently purchased by collectors due to the designs, colors, etc. and may see very high prices. Like many gemstones, these unique plaques can be very indivualistic and are rarely seen and not often available on the market. In 40 years in the gemstone/mineral business, All That Glitters had never seen an item such as this and the color as well as the design was fascinating enough to be placed into the All That Glitters inventory. Currently hanging in the All That Glitters West Coast Office and only available when in this particular office. (geork-19-01) $1,029    Available from our West Coast Office Only.
seymchan meteorite slice with tanzanites
Wonderful meteorite slice showing incredible etching, origin is Russia (Seymchan). Tanzanite rounds in two opposing corners. An interesting piece for jewelry design, a curio cabinet, collection, etc. Very Unique and probably not to be found elsewhere. (panmt-18-01) $450
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 (West Coast Office Only) (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.)
ancient Sri Lankan coin
Ancient Sri Lankan Coin found in the gem pits of Sri Lanka. It has a gold color, but believed to be gold-plated. To pass on all the current information we have - "found in an old gem pit...There had been several crystals & beads with a hole inside which they believe are from Mukkaru...Mukkaru is a group of people lived here (Sri Lanka) several centuries ago...it believes to be from 12th c. A.D." (minco-17-01) $200
Murchie Gold Mining Uncancelled Stock Certificate - 100 shares, dated 1906
uncancelled mining stock certificiate - front uncancelled 1906 mining stock certificate - back
$250 - Mint Condition; previously priced at far more!... Rare and hard to find uncancelled and in this condition with all the authorized signatures, gold embossed seal, etc.
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Iolite Carved Chameleon Weighing 77cts
iolite carved chameleon
iolite carved chameleon iolite carved chameleon
Chameleon carved out of Madagascar Iolite. Comes with the custom hand-carved base which we have seen selling for figures of approximately $50. Iolite is trichoic and depending on the orientation of the carving, you will see various colors; the main color is a light purple to bluish purple, and then the expected grey in some areas when looking from the front or from the back of the piece. Unique and shows the trichoic properties of Iolite - far more interesting and shows the skill of the individual who carved it, vs. the cubes of Iolite that one sometimes sees that shows this property. Large photos showing detail are available upon request. (btree-15-01) $675 (That is less than $10 per carat!) Available from our West Coast Office Only...
Crucible from the McCoy Cinnabar (Mercury) Mine
While in the area of Gold Country in CA about a year ago, we had the good fortune to stumble upon some mining memorabilia, which is easier said than done, as out west these items are VERY collectible and have high values associated with them. We purchased 4 crucibles (all that were available) which originated at the McCoy Cinnabar Mine in Nevada. These items are great for a curio cabinet, a shelf, etc. and represent the long ago wild west where mining was actively producing important minerals and not just precious metals of gold and silver. Cinnabar when heated will produce mercury, another important product for separating gold as well as everyday items such as thermometers. We are offering the first crucible for sale. The crucible stands about 4" high and since it was actually used, there are flow lines of flux and other things on the sides, including a few small chips on the rim which is to be expected. The flow lines make the item more interesting and add character; we turned this area to the camera for the photo. It is surprising that these items have survived, as they usually broke or were discarded. The estimate of the age is most likely about the 1920 timeframe. Priced to move at only $100 including shipping and insurance!. Note - U.S. Shipping Only; Inquire for International Shipping. McCoy Mine Info
tobacco label
THIS IS AN ORIGINAL TOBACCO CADDY LABEL This label was printed during the 1880ís for the intention of being pasted on a crate or barrel of tobacco. Caddy labels are one of the best examples of early color printing in a large format. APPROX. SIZE(inches): 6.75 x 13.50 inches APPROX. AGE: 1880-1900 DESCRIPTION: Image of miner holding the famous welcome nugget from Australia. CONDITION: Mint ORIGIN: Virginia SHIPPER/GROWER:T. C. Williams Co Someone we know encountered a hoard of Tobacco Labels back in about the 1970s. They were stored by the printer in a warehouse in the SC area of the US and they printed all kinds of labels. For those in the jewelery/gemstone trade, the mining ones are of interest. We have a few of these matted and framed and hanging in our headquarters office. These are ORIGINAL and from about the 1880's time frame; believe it was printed using the stone lithography process. Super for framing for a store, office or home and it is a genuine original label and not a copy! We have two matted, ramed and hanging in the All That Glitters office! A few years ago, items like this were selling at $300 at auction (not online, but auctions houses) - current value unknown. $225 including shipping/insurance. (Note - U.S. Shipping Only; Inquire for International Shipping.) (tlm-14-01p) Only One Availabe - West Coast Office Only.
tobacco label
THIS IS AN ORIGINAL TOBACCO CADDY LABEL This label was printed during the 1880ís for the intention of being pasted on a crate or barrel of tobacco. Caddy labels are one of the best examples of early color printing in a large format. APPROX. SIZE(inches): 10.75 x 10.75 inches APPROX. AGE: 1880-1900 DESCRIPTION: Image of miner holding the famous welcome nugget from Australia. CONDITION: Mint ORIGIN: Virginia SHIPPER/GROWER:T. C. Williams Co Someone we know encountered a hoard of Tobacco Labels back in about the 1970s. They were stored by the printer in a warehouse in the SC area of the US and they printed all kinds of labels. For those in the jewelery/gemstone trade, the mining ones are of interest. We have a few of these matted and framed and hanging in our headquarters office. These are ORIGINAL and from about the 1880's time frame; believe it was printed using the stone lithography process. Super for framing for a store, office or home and it is a genuine original label and not a copy! We have two matted, ramed and hanging in the All That Glitters office! A few years ago, items like this were selling at $300 at auction (not online, but auctions houses) - current value unknown. $225 including shipping/insurance. (Note - U.S. Shipping Only; Inquire for International Shipping.) (tlm-14-02p) Two Available.
intaglio butte opal intaglio butte opal
Carved Butte Opal from Idaho with a pair of Humpback Whales. A large piece weighing over 140cts. This material was mined in the Blue Mountains, Morrow County in Oregon. (wcm-14-01) $775
published color change YAG
354ct Boule of Color Change YAG from Russia - about 50 years old and most likely experimental. This changes from a Pink to Lilac to Clear. Unusual and very much appreciated by those few that saw it in Tucson, including those from Gemewizard who were shown a similar boule that All That Glitters had at the time. This material is no longer on the market due to age, etc. You can read and learn more about this material. (alxb-14-01) No Longer Available This is the last boule that we have n our possession and the largest gemstone (faceted from a similar piece) 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:
gibeon meteorite pendants
gibeon meteorite pendants Back
Stainless Steel Pendants containing slices of the Gibeon Meterorite (Africa). The two reddish pieces above have been Rose Gold Plated and the silver colored one is Silver Plated. On the back is stamped Gibeon Meteorite. Any piece is $175 and INCLUDES postage via USPS Priority Box (insured) within the United States. (tms-13-02p)
So what is the Gibeon Meteorite? Read about it in Wikipedia - Gibeon Meteorite
amethyst cactus amethyst cactus
A B
A - Amethyst Cactus (vstgm-13-01a) $175
B - Geode Slice similar to the above piece, but not amethyst. We liked the darker center surrounded by the clear area, which then goes translucent and terminates in quartz crystals at the edge. (vstgm-13-01b) $175
Amethyst Cactus Slices and Related Slices
amethyst cactus
First Row Close Up
Second Row Close Up
Third Row Close Up
Fourth Row Close Up
Amethyst Cactus from Brasil. $140 each or for a quick sale. All of these pieces have been picked form a large parcel, and we chose the best. Difficult to find such nice specimens. Make great gifts for the holidays, a collection, or for a jewelry stores case. If you would like all 15 pieces, contact us for a special price! (vstgm-13-01p)
eclipse jasper/bumblebee jasper
Fine Example of Eclipse Jasper weighing 395cts! Note that Eclipse Jasper is the same as Bumblebee Jasper, with a different pattern. (jnfl-12-02c) $375
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-12-02d) $300 SOLD!

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

agate carved grapes
(dai-12-02a) SOLD!

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

agate carved grapes
Detail
unusual tektite
unusual tektite unusual tektite
One of a kind Tektite from China showing what we believe to be a gas bubble that didn't pop before solidifiying. In our search to learn more about this piece, we discovered one example that had a bubble that apparently burtst before solidifying, but none with the protusion frozen in time like this one! Found in Zhanjiang, Guangdong, China. Weighs 444cts and measures about 2.5 inches in length. (dai-12-01) $1,275
This is Incredibly Rare and One-of-a-Kind Naturally Forming Fossilized material. Found in Indonesia in very limited quantities, it has been identified as being either Bamboo or Reeds (via lab anaylysis), which became fossilized with layers of colorful Agate. When sliced, you can see the original organic living shape of what has become Agatized over millions of years. We have heard they are no longer finding this material, and that it was being found in a volcanic area in Indonesia.
agatized bamboo
(clmsh-12-01a) $450 (approximately 3" high)
agatized bamboo agatized bamboo
(clmsh-12-01b) $350 (approx 3" high)
agatized bamboo agatized bamboo
(clmsh-12-01c) $500 for the pair. If you would like only one of the pair, the price would be $300. (approx 2" long) Note that you can see the original organic matter shape in the right hand photo which seems to be either bamboo or reeds!

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