All That Glitters Gemstones Appearing in Books/Magazines - Many are Currently Available for Purchase!

Prices Subject to Change at Any Time....

Many of our gemstones have appeared in publications such as Gems and Gemology Magazine by GIA, Jewelers Circular Keystone (JCK), Cedar Wings Magazine (published as an in-flight magazine in the Middle East where all photos of gemstones/rough in the article came from the All That Glitters' Inventory!), and many more. Our gemstones have appeared in two editions of "Gemstones - Understanding, Identifying and Buying". There are collectors out there who desire to collect gemstones that have been published and seen throughout the world. Many people enjoy sharing their personal gemstone treasures with others, whether it is an unset gemstone in a collection or set into a piece of fine jewelry. It is a thrill for most to open a book or magazine and show a photograph of the very gemstone that they are showing to someone! Though All That Glitters gemstones are very often unique and rare due to size, color, clarity, polish and cutting, a few are even more special because they can be found in international publications. They are very much like a work of fine art which is known to belong to a museum - in this case, they may not only be found in some museums, but perhaps in your home or the home perhaps next door to you!

Many of the prices below are more in line with a retail price vs. a gemstone that has been published. A retail estimate is difficult to determine on many of All That Glitters gemstones, because they are typically very unique due to size, cutting, clarity, color, etc. As one famous jewelery stated before - All That Glitters gemstones are "so exclusive and one of a kind, that our customers would not be able to "price shop". Visiting another business and finding a similar gemstone is impossible." Pricing has been based on the normal wholesale with an added percentage due to the publication of the photo. Overall, the prices are very far below where one would expect them to be, and may change at any time.

It is not the norm for a business to have so many gemstones published in trade magazines and books, but this is indeed the business of All That Glitters - dealing in Fine Faceted Unique Colored Gemstones!

faceted amethyst(morocco)enhydro close up of enhydro in faceted amethyst from morocco
A real rarity: In walking around Tucson and telling dealers/gemologists about a faceted Amethyst from Morocco with an enhydro, people were not only surprised to hear that an Amethyst with water/gas existed, but even more surprised to hear that it was faceted, as well as from Morocco! Even the owner of All That Glitters hadn't heard of Amethyst coming from Morocco, but it does - and some of the colors are really fine, including this fine piece with a rare enhydro just under the table. Normally one seeks inclusions that are not eye visible, but some gemstones/minerals might be purchased because of their inclusion(s)! This rarity displays a hidden treasure within, as witnessed by the photo or with a low power loupe/magnifying glass - and for those with decent vision, one can readily see what all the talk is about! What one notices when viewing this gem, is that the color is purple with blue overtones (a fine color), and that there seems to be something just below the center of the table. When viewed closely, it is an enhydro inclusion! The bubble actually has a very good traveling distance when tilted. We did have another one of the same size but it was a polished point with an enhydro. That quickly sold for $2,300 in Tucson (2015). Though we feel this is a nicer piece all around, and the fact that it is a published piece in Gems & Gemology, the price of $3,000 seems very reasonable for such a unique and published gemstone! This is a fairly large gem weighing 15.53cts and because it is a trilliant, it looks larger than 15cts. (ggc-15-01)

This gemstone was studied by GIA appears in the Fall Edition of GIA's Gems & Gemology Magazine (2016)! View the GIA article as well as see photos:
Large Aqueous Primary Fluid Inclusion in Amethyst

Beryl_cats-eye_1705pts_yellow_4pcs
We have heard and seen Cats Eye Aquamarine, but here is an example of the same mineral (Beryl) with a body that is semi translucent and with FINE Cats Eyes. We found this material by accident and purchased only the best 'eyes' of the parcel. These really are fantastic, as they have very sharp eyes, look very much like Chrysoberyl Cat's Eyes which are far more costly and this yellow beryl is actually more uncommon and rare when found containing cat's eyes! It has the same look as Cat's Eye Chrysoberyl - the so called Honey and Milk phenomenon. These semi-transparent pieces become half milky and half transparent depending on the orientation of the light source, and they suddenly develop the cat's eye with the proper light! Approximate dimensions: 8x10mm - a very nice size all around. Would make wonderful rings, especially for men, or just as part of a collection of an important new find or for those who collect gemstones that have been Published! (ucsc-10-01p) Only $500/ct.

To purchase the same sized Cat's Eye Chrysoberyl, one would have to pay about $15,000+ wholesale (based on The Guide 2014 wholesale price list, 3.00-4.99ct, Extra Fine, Lower/Upper averaged).

All four of these gemstones have been studied/published, appearing in a photo and described within an article devoted to these unique pieces - Gems & Gemology(GIA) Fall 2015 Edition, and possibly within another GIA article. See below for link to the article.

Weights are as follows - left to right in the photo above:
4.13cts - Published in GIA's Gems & Gemology
4.18cts - Published in Gemstones: Understanding, Identifying, Buying; and in GIA's Gems & Gemology
4.31cts - Published in GIA's Gems & Gemology
4.48cts - Published in GIA's Gems & Gemology

To quote GIA regarding these Unique Gems - "...conducted the analysis and observed some very interesting and unusual inclusions in these heliodor samples... they all have very rare well-formed blue octahedral gahnite crystals (ZnAl2O4, spinel group mineral). The gahnite inclusions have never been reported before in beryl and maybe can be used as a diagnostic inclusion of the geographic origin of the stone after some more detailed research in the future."

Limited Availability: If you wish to possess very unique and unusual gemstones, your wishing can be over - these few gems fall into that category! Once these gems appear in trade magazines, the secret will be out...


GIA's Gems & Gemology (Fall 2015): Blue Gahnite Inclusions in Cat's-Eye Heliodor
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; 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. (olprl-14-01) $1,675

We contacted GIA last year(2104), as we thought this unique and GIA might want to share this item with the trade. It was indeed worthy of study as well as publication in the Spring Edition of Gems & Gemology. It is currently available for sale. There is only one of these that has been published and has appeared in GIA's prestigious Gems & Gemology Magazine!
All That Glitters Rainbow Scapolite - Gems & Gemology Article, Spring 2015
color changing russian 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.
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:
color changing russian 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!
9x7mm SOLD!(Israel)
10x8mm SOLD!
11x9mm SOLD!(Kuwait)
(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 russian 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 russian 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, $395
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-13b-01c)
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
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 $17.50/ct 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.) (exomin-13b-01a) $1,729
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!...
fine sphene
Three fine Sphenes (Pakistan) with lots of dispersion, again, chosen out of a large parcel for the best brilliance and dispersion! Color is accurate and can be described as a cognac, brandy or orangy brownish yellow (?). Call the color anything you like, but everyone will agree that it IS beautiful! (kjcl-11-10p)

Small Trilliant: 1.95cts ($250/ct)
Cushion: 1.56cts SOLD!
Large Triangle: 2.78cts Approx: 9.9x8.9x5.4mm (kjcl-11-10p) $450/ct Published and currently on line representing Sphene: http://www.gemsociety.org/article/sphene-jewelry-and-gemstone-information/

Another better photo of the larger triangular Sphene - some of the dispersion can be seen.
faceted sphene
faceted sphene
Fine yellowish green or greenish yellow Sphene (Madagascar) with LOTS of dispersion - hand picked from a large parcel for the best pieces with only two being chosen. In the photo above, one can see some of the dispersion of this gemstone, as well as the doubling of the back facets, very much a characteristic of this gemstone! Emerald Cut: 2.47cts, (kjcl-11-09a) 9.3x6.8x4.5mm $1,111 Published and currently on line representing Sphene: http://www.gemsociety.org/article/sphene-jewelry-and-gemstone-information/
Canadian Ammolite pieces with a coating on the surface to protect the Ammolite layer, enhance the natural color and provide durability. Colors are actually as bright as shown. We have other pieces that are fine pieces also, but they are only polished, but may not be as bright or flashy. The coating (standard on pieces like this), shows off the color to it's best advantage as the colors display as if the piece has been wet to show the detail/color.
ammolite
15.80cts (lgll-11a-01p) - $545 VERY Rare to see Blue! "...looks fantastic. Wondering if you would mind if I used the picture you took on my International Gem Society website as one example of Ammolite? I haven't seen one with the blue color play...."
Currently represents the species on the International Gem Society's page: http://www.gemsociety.org/article/ammolites-jewelry-and-gemstone-information/
ethiopian opal
8.89ct Oval Ethiopian Opal with MASSIVE Play of Color, in a Pin Fire pattern. (sungem-12-01a) $4,890 A really good price on this as we have seen a similar piece in a store in CA and they paid $450/ct YEARS ago....plus theirs wasn't studied and published in an online article! Published Gemstone:
Unraveling an Opal's Play of Color
An Unheard of Rarity - 2.71ct Bicolor Andradite-Demantoid Garnet
demantoid bicolor, andradite bicolor demantoid bicolor, andradite bicolor
demantoid bicolor, andradite bicolor
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 variety 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 "rare", "one of a kind" , "unique", etc. on certs, even though that might be the case. He was nice enough to indicate that he would be more than welcome to discuss this 'unique' piece with a potential customer. Contact us for more details! (btgem-11-03)
View GIA Cert View Original Cert
This gemstone was unique enough to capture the attention outside of the U.S. and now appears online in the following article:
ametrine
20.27ct Ametrine $1,520
Gemewizard Article - The Natural Art of Ametrine
Vist our Ametrine Photos Page: Ametrine
unusual ametrine with a right angle step
13.91ct Unique Ametrine
We have never seen another gemstone similar to this one as the zoning that separates the amethyst and citrine colors is not a straight line as is expected. This literally shows two right angles; forming a step. GIA has studied this piece ans has made the following comments and observations: 13.91 carat faceted ametrine showing color zoning resulting from parallel growth, and Brazil Law twinning in polarized light - Interesting! (esm-87-02b) $2,087
Gemewizard Article - The Natural Art of Ametrine
Vist our Ametrine Photos Page: Ametrine
Natually Terminated and Etched Ametrine Crystals from the Famous Anahi Mine!
Only one mine produces this material and it is the Anahi Mine. All That Glitters Gemstones and Crystal appear in a New Trade Article analyzing a Unique Ametrine showing a 'stepped zone' feature, as well as a nicely saturated 50:50 Faceted Ametrine and a crystal from the source - the Anahi Mine. Read the technical study on these pieces!
Gemewizard Article - The Natural Art of Ametrine
Vist our Ametrine Photos Page: Ametrine
natural ametrine crystal from the anahi mine, bolivia
834cts measuring about 3.5" high. (jnfl-12-01c) $2294
Sharp crystal faces as you can see, and lots of nice etching!
Gemewizard Article - The Natural Art of Ametrine
View more of our Mineral Specimens starting with the following page: Minerals

All That Glitters Published Photos - Gemstones: Understanding, Identification and Buying by Keith Wallis (Second Edition):

killer tajikistan yellow beryl
12.35ct Tajikistan Yellow Beryl
This beauty was faceted by our Master Facetor (Stephen Kotlowski). It is a piece of yellow beryl purchased about 10 years ago from Tajikistan. The faceting is Competition Cutting as is all work from this cutter. Every facet junction meets perfectly and the life/sparkle is incredible. This could be entered in a cutting competition such as the AGTA Cutting Edge Competition. (blumnt-98-01a) $8,027
ruby from madagascar
An incredible literally GLOWING 1.88ct Red Ruby (with a hint of orange) from Madagascar. An ABSOLUTE BEAUTY! This is a super price for the size, clarity and color. We feel that this is below retail pricing assuming something of this quality can be found - never mind that it represents Ruby in a book on gemstones! IF we could find this materail, we would purchase it all day long - this color is super and doesn't get better. (awa-08-03) $14,664
Gemstones - New Edition
Gemstones - New Edition Front Cover
Opportunities to own a fine gemstone that has been published and appears on the front cover of a book, are far and few between!
Visit our Ruby Photos Page: Ruby
published yellow chrysoberyl
Intense Yellow Chrysoberyl, 3.72ct Oval (awa-07-01) $3,720
Gemstones - New Edition
Visit our Miscellaneous Gems Pages starting with the following page:
Misc Gem Photos
published emerald
Emeralds (Brasilian): 0.46ct Pear and 0.40ct Emerald cut $1275 and $880 respectively.
Gemstones - New Edition
(The emerald cut is displayed as weighing 0.44cts in the book)
Visit our Emerald Photos Page: Emeralds
published color change garnet published color change garnet
Incandescent Fluorescent
2.26ct Color Change Garnet, Oval , some small inclusions (eagt-03-02h) $2,300
published owyhee jasper
Approx 55x30mm Owyhee Jasper - 69.01ct (remc-06-01a) $799 SOLD!(France)
(Looks like blue grey sky, mountains in the distance with a drying up body of water in the foreground!)
Gemstones: New Edition
Gemstones: New Edition (back cover)
Visit our Miscellaneous Gems Pages starting with the following page: Misc Gem Photos
published green andesine feldspar
2.89ct Rare Green Andesine Feldspar, uncommon in this color. The red, orange or orangy red that has been prevalent in the market has been proven to have been color enhanced. We are not sure about whether green is also being ehanced, as the articles just discuss the red/orange. This is our first Green Feldspar purchase in our 25+ year history. We just hadn't seen a fine one at an attractive price previouslyl. Whether this is enhanced or not, it is a very nice gemstone... (dazgem-06a-01) $1,012
Gemstones - New Edition
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published sphalerite
4.19ct Octagon Sphalerite, Spain ( lmb-03-01c) $1,467
Gemstones - New Edition
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Misc Gem Photos
published Nuristani green blue tourmaline
8.95ct Nuristan Green-Blue Tourmaline faceted by our Award Winning Master Facetor, Stephen Kotlowski! Other photos showed more brilliance, but we liked the play of light in this photo. Though all facets have flat sides, the optical effects show more of a wavy appearance in this photo! 20.00x7.57x6.92mm (nrstngm-96aj1) $11,188
Gemstones - New Edition
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published oregon sunstone
The Oregon Sunstone Rough shown above produced the faceted one of the gemstones you see below. One can get a good idea of some of the waste of the original rough, as one can see the trim marks where a diamond saw blade will remove cracks, inclusions and areas that are not desired in the finished faceted gemstone. The typical yield that we use when estimating a finished gemstone is 20% - meaning that 80% of the rough that is paid for, is literally trimmed and ground away. The right hand side piece of rough in the above photo produced the gemstone below.
published oregon sunstone
4.28ct Natural Oregon Sunstone, mined in 2009 and faceted in the U.S. by our Master Cutter (Stephen Kotlowski)! Super piece with great orange. More vivid orange under incandescent lights. As gem is tipped back and forth along the long axis, the sides glitter up and down like neon lights in Vegas. Believe there are very small amounts of schiller if one looks carefully with a loupe or under magnification. 11.82x9.60x6.72mm (dd-09b-01)
SOLD !
Note - Production this year, 2009, has been quite low due to mechanized mining the mine is attempting to run. Problems continue to plague the complicated mechanisms which must all act as one unit. We were only one of two that were allowed to view this rough and make a selection. The owner of All That Glitters personally chose these two pieces of rough from a very limited selection.
The other faceted gemstone produced from the rough shown above, is currently available for purchase and can currently be found on the following page: 9.93ct Oregon Sunstone
If you do not immediately see this sunstone on this link, scroll down to the bottom and select the other links that appear there. It should be available on one of those pages. You can also email us.
published sphene
3.52ct Spene (Madagascar), Elong Emerald Cut, Great Dispersion, faceted in the U.S. - $1,,408 (mjthre-00b-1b)
Gemstones - New Edition
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8.38ct Cat's Eye Bicolor Tourmaline WOW!
published rare bicolor tourmaline cat's eye
Here's an unusual and incredible gemstone. Not only does this Tourmaline have a Cat's Eye, but it is a bicolor. We have had this gem for a number of years yet never photographed it; our customers would have found it in our Inventory Listings only. Unique in color, size and a very sharp eye, we haven't seen a similar piece. The Guide (wholesale listing) only describes/notes Bicolor Tourmaline in pink/green and shows a fine piece selling at about $700/ct wholesale. This color combination is unique and anytime a gemstone is published, the value of that one particular piece is expected to be multitudes higher than a similar piece - assuming one can find something similar. Considering the fact that this appears in a book, we feel we have a great price on this piece. (vst-04c-08) $8,380

Photo appears in two different areas - including the back cover!
Gemstones - New Edition
Gemstones - New Edition (Back Cover)
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published green spodumene
28.62ct Green Spodumene
Green Spodumene (sometimes called Hiddenite) is not often seen in this depth of color. The color of this piece is actually a deep seafoam green. Color reproduction was difficult in this case.
This is from Madagascar and has been irradiated, just like Quartz, Topaz, Kunzite (some), etc. Like it's sister stone Kunzite (Pink Spodumene), the color can fade whether it is the original color or not. Gem varieties of Spodumene are considered to be evening wear and high temperatures and bright lights should be avoided. Though many are not disclosing this fact, we have been told that this material can fade. We do not have any other information on this at the present time. It is our hope that the color is mostly stabile as long as it is not heated or exposed to bright light.s. (igec-06-01) SOLD !

Gemstones - New Edition

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Misc Gem Photos
We currently have other Spodumenes available - the Pink variety called Kunzite. Visit our Kunzite Photos Page: Kunzite
Kyanite parcel 4pcs 1067pts
Kyanite from Nepal - $200 per carat, ave wt = 2.67cts Kashmir Sapphire Blue Color! An incredible color without the typically issues of inclusions and zoning seen in this material. This particulat deposit produced some gemmy material, as Kyanite is not thought of as a faceted gemstone - so this particular find and these examples above are far from the norm! (vst-04d-04p)
The two ovals above have been sold. A Dealer sale to Slovakia. The two smaller pieces are available - and the average weight of the two is less than 2 carats!

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published kunzite
5.42ct Pear Shaped Kunzite of a VERY DEEP COLOR for this material. (nazbro-05-01)
We have never seen Kunziite of such a wonderful deep pink, though we have have 9-12ct stones which also fall into this category, as one typically needs large 30+ct stones to show nice color. When we saw under 15ct stones previously, we grabbed them. We did the same here. We know of a few dealers who wholesale smaller stones of say 15cts of a deep color for $150 per carat - but the outlay of cash is very high for big stones. These smaller stones of incredible color are not only rare but are affordable and one can wear them without any issues regarding the monstrous sizes that are usually seen. Again, in over 20+ years in the business, we haven't seen small stones with such a nice deep pink color. As in Aquamarine, we seek smaller stones in Kunzite with an intense color! Approx 14x9x6.5mm
SOLD !
Gemstones - New Edition
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Kunzite
Tangerine Citrine
published neon orange citrine
This deep orange ctirine with red highlights (under incandescent lights), is the finest color that we have seen. This is all that we currently have available. The first piece that was faceted, was photographed for Cedar Wings Magazine and sold to a collector. See photo and info below.
Round 10.93cts: $100/ct mannog-05-01c SOLD! (PBB)
Oval 9.14cts: approx 16x12x8.5mm $125/ct mannog-05-01b
Oval 12.70cts: approx 18x13x9.5mm $175/ct Published mannog-05-01a
published spessartite
Spessartite Garnet, 7.96ct Flash Emerald Cut(kaek-06-15) $6,368
Photo appears on two different pages!
Gemstones - New Edition Gemstones - New Edition
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(SOLD! SC - UK)
4.60ct Green Tanzanite
published green tanzanite published green tanzanite Side View
published green tanzanite published bicolor tanzanite rough Original Rough
Another Rarity in the Gem World - A Natural Green Tanzanite, faceted by our Supreme Master Facetor, Stephen Kotlowski. This 4.60ct Scissors cut is a dark pastel green to a deeper green depending on the lighting available. The ends appear to pull in blue or purple from the other axes of the gem, and when tilted, the colors blend, going to teal... Note that if one turns the stone on the side, one of the other other pleochroic colors, in this case a purplish blue, is very evident. With the price of the standard colored Tanzanite increasing and being controlled by one company, similar to DeBeers and diamonds, all of this material is priced higher and the more unique colors are even harder to encounter than previously - and in the past, a unique color was far and few between. This gemstone measures approx 12.26x6.30x6.13mm (neg-07-01) $10,810

Here are the cutters comments regarding this gemstone after he faceted it! cool stone .... the color shift and the flash of the cutting is really fantastic.... the photo's are good but can't show the scintillations that this chameleon of a stone possess..."
The piece of rough is shown above. It was originally a bi-color, being green AND blue, but 50% of the rough could not be used. The blue section was essentially thrown away and a waste. Here is another case of ones hopes being dashed, but the final result of a green or teal Tanzanite makes up for it!
Tanzanite - Before It Was Tanzanite: Jewelers Circular Keystone (JCK article) Article discussss a previous Green Tanzanite in the All That Glitters Inventory...
Visit our Tanzanite Photos Page: Tanzanite
3.40ct Cushion cut NEON Blue Tanzanite - Faceted by our Master U.S. Cutter - Stephen Kotlowski!
super blue tanzanite master cut
super blue tanzanite rough
Trimmed Original Piece of Tanzanite Rough
The only other piece we know of is in Russia - Wish we had bought it!
What is the more costly - Purplish Tanzanite or Blue Tanzanite? The consensus over the years has been that the blue is less common, more desirable and more expensive. Many Tanzanites will color shift and a blue body color will become purple under incandescent lighting. So, what happens when a unique Neon Blue Tanzanite is found? RARE, RARE, RARE....! The trade doesn't see this material and it usually never finds its way to the public - generally purchased immediately when first seen by the trade and those in the business. When one hasn't seen anything like this in 26 years of dealing with gems, one's mouth drops. Even if not in the business, one would question what gemstone this is. It is a unique blue. This gem glows. There is no purple under any lighting conditions. The color can best be described as the Best Blue Zircon color. This was faceted by our Master U.S. Cutter, Stephen Kotlowski, who has won cutting competitions for his work. This gemstone is no different - every facet meets perfectly. It is also clean! The piece of rough that faceted this gem is shown above. The price below reflects what one might expect to pay for a Tanzanite of normal color, of this size. This is from old inventory of many years ago; stashed away by a couple in the business who knew this was special. They sold the standard colored Tanzanite to the trade and public, keepingt this behind for their own personal collection!....Dimensions of the finished gemstone 9.15 X 7.90 X 5.85(d)mm (gf-07-01) $8,500 (This is about what one would expect to pay in a store for a similar sized medium saturated Tanzanite of the standard expected color. As someone in the trade said of this color - try finding another one - regardless of what one has to spend!)
published maine tourmaline
3.26ct and 5.59ct Yellow Green (Granny Smith Green) Maine Tourmaline
These gems are from the famous 1972 Tourmaline Strike in Newry Maine. The material came from one of the original miners. We traded an 18kt gold two tone ring with a center orange diamond flanked by two nice round diamonds for these two beauties.. The colors, cutting and shapes of these two pieces are a match! Would be wonderful for a ring and pendant.
3.26ct (dswt-92-01) $1,100ct
5.59ct (dswt-92-01) $900/ct
The smaller of the two appears in "Gemstones - Understanding, Identifying and Buying"; Keith Wallis FGA (New Edition) Gemstones: Understanding, Identifying, Buying - New Edition
View more of our Tourmalines starting with the following page: Tourmaline
Fine colored larger Maine Tourmalines are now frequently being sold at $1000/ct.
published maine tourmaline
12.41ct and 4.37ct Neon Fuchsia Maine Tourmaline
These gems are from the famous 1972 Tourmaline Strike in Newry Maine. We obtainedboth pieces of rough from one of the original cutters that faceted the material for those responsible for this famous find. He was paid with a piece of rough which was of similar size to what he had faceted for them - in this case the smaller of the two gemstone. The large 12.41ct All That Glitters had faceted from a piece of rough purchased from the same person as noted above, but was originally purchased in the 1970s as an investment and piece of Maine history from Frank Perham.
12.41ct (jrbsn-93-03) $1,300/ct
4.37ct (rrbsn-93a-10) $800/ct
The larger of these two gemstones appears in "Gemstones - Understanding, Identifying and Buying"; Keith Wallis FGA (New Edition)
Gemstones: Understanding, Identifying, Buying - New Edition
View more of our Tourmalines starting with the following page: Tourmaline
Fine colored larger Maine Tourmalines are now frequently being sold at $1000/ct.
published pink tourmaline with internal watermelon published pink tourmaline with internal watermelon
2.43ct Pink Tourmaline with Watermelon Tourmaline slice image!
In over 30 years in the gemstone business, we have never seen anything like this before. It seems to be a watermelon tourmaline crystal has grown and then the pocket composition has changed and pink tourmaline grew around it. We have recently seen some beads that had this similar characterstics, but nothing faceted. We are very excited about this and would love to obtain more, but like most of our material, it is probably a one-of-a-kind piece, to only be found sporadically. African (selgem-05-01)

Note - The second photo has been enhanced in saturation to show off the watermelon slice. The first photo is more accurate for the body color of the tourmaline, slice, etc.

Gemstones: Understanding, Identifying, Buying - New Edition
SOLD! (Canada - " I received the stone yesterday; it is awesome! ")
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published large mozambique purple tourmaline
10.28ct Oval Amethyst Purple Tourmaline faceted by our Supreme Master Gem Cutter, Stephen Kotlowski. (pntrd-08a-01a) Though now a well known gemstone due to it's publication, we still currently have it at the wholesale cost of a well known West Coast business. (Priced back in 2007) Call or email if you have an interest. Only one like this!
Gemstones - New Edition
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as well as other colors of Mozambique Tourmaline on the following page:
Mozambique Tourmaline
published green quartz concave faceted
11.07ct Green Quartz Concave Pear Green Quartz is typically heated Amethyst. (23.0x12.0x8.7mm) $1,660 (nev-01)
Gemstones - New Edition
Also seen in Cedar Wings Magazine: Cedar Wings Article
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Almost a 13ct ct Neon Apatite!!
published large neon apatite
This Neon Blue Apatite hails from the same country that produced our previous neon Apatites, including the ones that were photographed by GIA for a future article. This particular gem was faceted from a piece of rough that appeared in JCK magazine. (The piece of rough is the largest in the photo, and appears far more green in the photo than in person.) The All That Glitters Neon Apatites have received much press because of their size, color and clarity. This one falls into that category too, but it was also faceted by our Master Facetor (Stephen Kotlowski). Each facet meets perfectly. The future owner could enter this piece into one of the annual cutting competitions. The color of this gemstone is diffrernt from the other simiilar gemstones we have faceted. This is not a true blue, but more of a bluish green or deep teal. 12.90ct Unique Deep Bluish Green Apaptite faceted by our Master Cutter who called this color Caribbean. 17.38x12.03x9.20mm (mj3inc-04-02a) $6,129
Gemstones - New Edition
To View More of our Neon Apatites, Visit our Apatite Photos Page: Neon Apatite
published fossilized walrus ivory scrimshaw
published fossilized walrus ivory scrimshaw
published fossilized walrus ivory scrimshaw
A wonderful piece of art and antiquity. Signed by the artist. Purchased decades ago.
published fossilized walrus ivory scrimshaw
published fossilized walrus 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.
Both of these pieces are featured in Gemstones: Understanding, Identifying, Buying - New Edition
View Other Interesting and Unique Items starting on the folowing page: Other Items Mineral/Gem Related
published color changing turkish diaspore
6.20ct Color Change Turkish Diaspore, Brilliant Diamond Cut Emerald, faceted by Master Cutter and AGTA Cutting Competition Award Winner - Stephen Kotlowski. 12.13x7.75.8.03mm $10,850
Represents the Species Diaspore in both the First and Second Editions - See below:
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Fordite! - SOLD!
published fordite
What is Fordite? People have been requesting more of the Fordite we purchased a number of years ago. We encountered it by mistake and thought it was fascinating and beautiful, plus part of history. The supply is limited and when it is depleted, that will be the end of it. This material has come from the walls of the Ford company in the US and UK. When Ford sprayed their automobiles, the layers of paint would adhere to the walls. Over many years, this built up and had to be removed. It has hardened over the decades and with experience, one can remove the layers to release the inner beauty related to the colors of vehicles that were painted in the 1950s and 1960s. Since the process for painting has changed, this material will no longer be created, so it is truly a very limited supply. Again, All That Glitters was fortunate to find a person who had some of this material stashed away for decades. The owner of All That Glitters chose the best colors and designs. All of this material has some metallic paint, so it may glitter - this is actually what you want to see! From another individual, we did see one piece of the material at a good price, but it didn't look right - it did not have the layers that we expected, nor did it have the metallic paint. Think it was meant to deceive and to fool the unsuspecting into thinking that it was Fordite. We have a few pieces of Fordite that we were very lucky to find. After selling the above group to a dealer making jewelry from this material, we were without any examples of this unqiue American material for about 5 years!
A few very fine examples were available and All That Glitters grabbed them.
View our available Fordite on the following page: Fordite
See the above All That Glitters Fordite published within a gemstone book on the following page:
Gemstones: Understanding, Identifying, Buying - New Edition
9.24ct Radiant Cut Zincite - SOLD!
published zincite
Gemstones: Understanding, Identifying, Buying - New Edition
What is Zincite? The Zincite Story
Visit our Faceted Zincite Page - we may be the only business who is faceting this interesting material!
Zincite Photos Page

To read more about the book "Gemstones - Understanding, Identifying and Buying" New Edition, or to order, visit the following page: Flyer and Ordering

All That Glitters Published Photos - Jewelers Circular Keystone Magazine (JCK):

published heated green to blue tanzanite
2.94ct Trilliant, U.S. Faceted - A beauty! (neg-03-03) $3,675 *** Note - this gem was featured in an article published in the May Issue of Jewelers Circular Keystone (JCK) Magazine. The color of this gem was originally green. Heat changed it to the color that most expect Tanzanite to be! Most Tanzanite is found in the earth as a brown colo. It is heated to produce the blue/purple color. Naturally occurring Tanzanite can be brown, blue/purple, green, yellow and pink.
To see the article and photos, click on the following link : Before It Was Tanzanite
Visit our Tanzanite Photos Page: Tanzanite
published apatite
Truly a Neon Blue, this Apatite from Madagascar weighs in at 4.30cts and was faceted by our Master Gem Cutter, Stephen Kotlowski. This is a Mixed Brilliant Trilliant. Unheard of in this size, cutting and clarity. This rough was obtained in Madagascar over 10 years ago! (mj3inc-04-03b) Approximately: 11.50x9.16x6.88mm You can see the actual rough from which this was faceted by visiting the JCK Article from 2004 on Apatite: JCK Apatite Article This is the last of the old rough and we could not obtain more even if we attempted to!... SOLD! (Store - NC) To View More of our Neon Apatites, Visit our Apatite Photos Page: Neon Apatite
published apatite
This Large Blue Apatite from Madagascar weighs in at 8.60cts and was faceted by our Award Winning Master Gem Cutter (Stephen Kotlowski). He has called this cut the Owl Half Moon. There is some green, making this a beautiful teal color, but the predominant color is blue! Unheard of in this size, cutting and clarity. This rough was obtained in Madagascar over 10 years ago! (mj3inc-04-03c) $2,580 Approximately: 13.98x10.14x8.64mm You can see the actual rough from which this was faceted by visiting the JCK Article from 2004 on Apatite: JCK Apatite Article
This is the last of the old rough and we could not obtain more even if we attempted to!...
To View More of our Neon Apatites, Visit our Apatite Photos Page: Neon Apatite
published apatite
Results just back from our Master Cutter (Stephen Kotlowski), a 10.15ct Kitty Kat Kut Teal Madagascar Apatite! Unheard of in this size, cutting and clarity. This rough was obtained in Madagascar over 10 years ago! (mj3inc-04-02b) $3,045 Approximately: 17.15x9.13x8.33mm You can see the actual rough from which this was faceted by visiting the JCK Article from 2004 on Apatite: JCK Apatite Article
This is the last of the old rough and we could not obtain more even if we attempted to!...
To View More of our Neon Apatites, Visit our Apatite Photos Page: Neon Apatite
Almost a 13ct ct Neon Apatite!!
published apatite
This Neon Blue Apatite hails from the same country that produced our previous neon Apatites, including the ones that were photographed by GIA for a future article. This particular gem was faceted from a piece of rough that appeared in JCK magazine. (The piece of rough is the largest in the photo, and appears far more green in the photo than in person.)
JCK Apatite Article

The All That Glitters Neon Apatites have received much press because of their size, color and clarity. This one falls into that category too, but it was also faceted by our Master Facetor (Stephen Kotlowski). Each facet meets perfectly. The future owner could enter this piece into one of the annual cutting competitions.

The color of this gemstone is diffrerent from the other simiilar gemstones we have faceted. This is not a true blue, but more of a bluish green or deep teal. 12.90ct Unique Deep Bluish Green Apaptite faceted by our Master Cutter, Stephen Kotlowski. 17.38x12.03x9.20mm (mj3inc-04-02a) $5,160

Also appears in: Gemstones - New Edition
To View More of our Neon Apatites, Visit our Apatite Photos Page: Neon Apatite

All That Glitters Future Published Photos - Gems and Gemology Magazine (GIA):

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11.33ct Neon Apatite - U.S. Cut!
The color of this piece is a deep neon blue with a hint of green (to the discerning eye). There is nothing else in this color, size, cutting, clarity on the market - this is another One of a Kind, All That Glitters Exclusive. 16.4x10.0x8.2mm (mjthre-97-01b) $3,399
May appear in Gems and Gemology Magazine in the future!
To View More of our Neon Apatites, Visit our Apatite Photos Page: Neon Apatite

All That Glitters Published Photos - Cedar Wings On-Board Magazine (Country: Lebanon):

published color change turkish diaspore
4.68ct Color Change Turkish Diaspore, "Gone Askew Rhombus", faceted by Master Cutter and AGTA Cutting Competion Award Winner - Stephen Kotlowski. This was photographed under diffused office fluorescent lights, with a small penlight illuminating the gemstone from above. The incandescent penlight gives the peach, orange, red highlights. Depending on the light source, one can see the following depending on those wavelengths available in those light sources: Office Fluorescent: Beige or beige-green Brinkman Fluorescent: Better green than above Diffused Daylight (by a window, under a tree, etc.): Shows the best Green under the lighting conditions tested. Incandescent/spot: Bronzy Pink Contact us to learn more or for a price. (14.81x9.24x7.82x6.36mm) $7,020
As seen in Cedar Wings Magazine: Cedar Wings Article
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published honey colored quartz
16.64ct Deep Honey Quartz - $1,165 SOLD!
As seen in Cedar Wings Magazine: Cedar Wings Article
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published topaz colored quartz
2 pieces totalling 10.14cts of Topaz-looking Quartz - $760
As seen in Cedar Wings Magazine: Cedar Wings Article
Like most of the fancy colors being seen on the market for the past few decades, this color is enhanced in a similar way at times as blue topaz is.
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published concave cut green quartz
11.07ct Green Quartz Concave Pear Green Quartz is typically heated Amethyst. (23.0x12.0x8.7mm) $1,384 (nev-01)
As seen in Cedar Wings Magazine: Cedar Wings Article
Also seen in : Gemstones: Understanding, Identifying, Buying - New Edition
Visit our Quartz Photos Page:Quartz
published canary quartz
33.25ct Deep Canary Yellow Quartz - Concave Faceting $1,995 (only $60/ct!)
As seen in Cedar Wings Magazine: Cedar Wings Article
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published concave amethyst
11.05cts of Brasilian Amethyst - Concave Faceted Great for a ring, pendant, pin, etc. The photo does not do the trilliant justice as it has the best color of the three stones. $1,105
As seen in Cedar Wings Magazine: Cedar Wings Article
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Tourmaline from the Congo - Africa!
published congo tourmaline
9.31ct Tourmaline - Faceted by Master Cutter and AGTA Cutting Competition Award Winner (Stephen Kotlowski)
This tourmaline is from the new find of tourmaline making its way into the wholesale market currently. After faceting, it will eventually trickle down to the retail stores and then the public. Like all other gems, this material has it's fine quality as well as lower quality. This is a wonderful example of the color, which can be a very pleasing green with blue. Like many of these fancies colors, there can be some inclusions. This has a few but the cutting hides them under most conditions. The cut is a newly designed called a Switch Back Emerald Cut. It will twinkle and the flashes of light will bounce rapidly from the top of the stone to the bottom of the stone as it is tilted. A very unique cut! This is a large, well cut, teal to green Congo Tourmaline measuring 14.55x9.50x7.22mm. (hilbos-04a-01) Note - this is the nicest piece of Congo Tourmaline we have seen and a very fine color for Tourmaline.
As seen in Cedar Wings Magazine: Cedar Wings Article
View more of our Tourmalines starting with the following page: Tourmaline
published neon blue tourmaline
published neon blue tourmaline
published neon blue tourmaline
3.97ct Bright Neony Blue Tourmaline
This material displays a bright blue under incandescent and sunlight, and a more subdued blue under incandescent. This gem was faceted from the rough by our U.S. Cutters. There may be some small inclusions within the stone, but nothing that detracts from the beauty - note that this is typically expected when one finds a color like this in tourmaline. A Paraiba look-a-like! Far less saturated blue, but still neony, fetches $2,000/ct (wholesale) in Thailand. This is faceted not only in the US and the cutting is superior to most cutting done in Thailand, but the inclusions are small and the color is head and shoulders above the color just described that is occasionally seen in the gemstone buying offices in Thailand. (norgem-98b-c1) $6,948
As seen in Cedar Wings Magazine: Cedar Wings Article
View more of our Tourmalines starting with the following page: Tourmaline
published jade chameleon published jade chameleon
published jade chameleon published jade chameleon
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 317ctst!!! 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! ***
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Facetor Chat Newsletter (United Kingdom )

published zincite
Read More from the article that was originally published above: Facetor Chat Newsletter - United Kingdom
What is Zincite? The Zincite Story
Visit our Faceted Zincite Page - we may be the only business who is faceting this interesting material!
Zincite Photos Page

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