|This began as a 35+ct Ouro Preto (Minas, Gerais, Brasil) doubly terminated Topaz crystal. The resulting faceted
gemstone weighs 5.46cts. Faceted by our newest cutter, who created the v-grooves by hand. Color is a light apricot
or peach, with some darker variation depending on how the gemstone is oriented. (ewlap-15-01) $4,641
We posted this Topaz on Facebook to show off the color and cutting, and it was shared among a number of individuals as well as groups. The following are just a few comments: Awesome!; I see spun honey!!!; Gorgeous honey color; One of a kind... honeycomb full of honey.
Someone in the know will probably pick this up for their collection or a piece of jewelry - won't last long!
|A gorgeous glowing green concave cut 4.99ct pear shaped Chrome Tourmaline. Large for Chrome Tourmaline
and a great shape for a ring, pendant and more. The first photo was taken using a light ring
which provides consistent illumination and the second photo is just under office fluorescent lights. The
saturated color of the second photo is more of what the eye sees, being a rich what we would call, chrome green.
True Chrome Tourmaline is not that common and larger gemstones in this size are even less common. Based on what
we've seen as well as our cutter as far as wholesale pricing of Chrome Tourmalines of this size and smaller, we would expect
the price for this size in a retail store to be about $1,500ct - and for a unique gemstone which is concave cut and by an
AGTA Cutting Competition multi-award winner, this price would be low and would be expected to be actually much
higher. The rough for this piece was very similar to rough we gave to Dalan Hargrave, with which he created a 5.05ct finished finished
gemstone in his Starlight Cut. The pear shape pictured here is approximately 13.17x10.15ex6.33mm. (then-16-02b) $4,491
(Both of these recently faceted Chrome Tourmalines are a good value due to size, color, clarity and those credited for their expert cutting skills/talent.)
|One says WOW when viewing this Fancy Blended Ametrine!|
|Click on the above photo for a larger image.|
|A 45.60ct Concave Cut Blended Ametrine in a uniquely shaped oval, showing the Amethyst and Citrine as separate
areas within the gemstone, but also causing some blending which adds interest and beauty. This was photographed with a ring light
which allows proper even lighting to see the color patterns/cutting throughout the gem. Our connections to the mine
that produces this material, allows us to obtain the unique pieces of rough we require to produce such beautiful treasures.
The rough is personally selected for All That Glitters. We do anticipate (or perhaps better said - we 'hope') beautiful gemstones
will result from our rough by our cutter, but sometimes the custom design the cutter has chosen and the one-of-a-kind rough we supply him,
turns into something far beyond what was originally expected, as is the case of this piece as well as a custom created fancy fan shape
(incorporating grooving, faceting and even optical dishes in the design shown below). So unique and beautiful are these, that we have
been comtemplating entering them into the ATGA Cutting Edge Competition when that is held in the future. The negatives to entering these
gemstones into this contest include waiting for the contest to begin, the high entrance fees ($300, not to mention the cost of shipping
and insuring the gems in full) and the fact that if the judges agree about the uniqueness of the cutting/shape/color, etc. the gemstones are
not returned to the owner for quite a long time as they go on tour to be admired by others in the trade. We do have a price in mind per carat for these pieces,
and we feel due to the size, the uniquenes, the rarity of the starting material as well as other pluses, that our price is a very good buy and far less the retail
price we have seen for smaller Ametrines with less interesting cuts and where the color zoning is more of the norm of what one sees in 'everyday' Ametrine.
Feel free to email us to inquire about the price. Measures approx: 26.6x19.2x164.mm (ajml-16-01f)
We decided to post a photo of this piece on Facebook, and below are the accolades within the first hour or so...we posted in a group that knows colored gemstones, cutting, unique and beautiful gems:
Okay....(pause).....I don't even know what to say. I've never seen anything like it??
This may be THE most amazing Ametrine faceting I have ever seen...
oh. my. goodness. That is seriously stunning work.
All I've got is gibberish and odd noises. Wow. Wow, wow and more wow. Seriously beautiful.
I want this!
wow wow wow wow awesome awesome awesome speechless actually beautiful beyond......
Hats off .... a gem made by a gem. :-)
how ? ...
This may be THE most amazing Ametrine faceting I have ever seen.
oh. my. goodness. That is seriously stunning work.
|Yes, Another WOW in a Fancy Blended Ametrine!|
|A 70.20ct Concave Cut Blended Ametrine in a custom created fancy fan shape, showing the Amethyst and Citrine as separate areas within the gemstone, but also causing some blending which adds interest and beauty. The first photo was taken under office fluorescent lights. The second photo is partially backlit which allows details to clearly be shown as it is transmitted light vs. reflected light. Our connections to the mine that produces this material, allows us to obtain the unique pieces of rough we require to produce such beautiful treasures. The rough is personally selected for All That Glitters. We do anticipate (or perhaps better said - we 'hope') beautiful gemstones will result from our rough by our cutter, but sometimes the custom design the cutter has chosen and the one-of-a-kind rough we supply him, turns into something far beyond what was originally expected, as is the case of this piece as well as the fancy oval shape above. So unique and beautiful are these, that we have been comtemplating entering them into the ATGA Cutting Edge Competition when that is held in the future. The negatives to entering these gemstones into this contest include waiting for the contest to begin, the high entrance fees ($300, not to mention the cost of shipping and insuring the gems in full) and the fact that if the judges agree about the uniqueness of the cutting/shape/color, etc. the gemstones are not returned to the owner for quite a long time as they go on tour to be admired by others in the trade. We do have a price in mind per carat for these pieces, and we feel due to the size, the uniquenes, the rarity of the starting material as well as other pluses, that our price is a very good buy and far less the retail price we have seen for smaller Ametrines with less interesting cuts and where the color zoning is more of the norm of what one sees in 'everyday' Ametrine. Feel free to email us to inquire about the price. (ajml-16-01e)|
|7.21ct Custom Carved Oregon Sunstone with HEAVY Copper Schiller. This piece just shines with reflections from the copper schiller in the light. Unique shape will allow designers to create a wonderful piece - there is no other piece on the market currently or in the past, which would be similar. A True One-of-a-Kind! (dd-16-04) $721|
|A beautiful 30.82ct Ametrine. Rough came directly from the only mine producing this material and faceted by our special cutter in this wonderful style. The cutter requires about 5 days or so from the time the rough is received until he completes the finished gemstone. That is 5 days of a persons time - also, he is to undergo shoulder surgery due to the pressure required to apply to the gemstone while fashioning. Due the difficulty and time involved in this method/type of cutting, this could be the last of this material to be produced in any gemstone of size. (This is the IPO (Initial Public Offering) - offered at this price for a quick sale; prices may be increased to reflect the time involved in this cutting style and the fact that this may be the end of larger gemstones fashioned in this way...)(ajml-16-01d) $1,849|
|Chrome Tourmaline Freeform Faceted by Dalan Hargrave|
|Our Chrome Tourmaline Rough faceted by Multi-Award Winning Dalan Hargrave! Weighs 5.05cts. This design and low profile will make this easy to set as it won't be high in a ring pendant, etc. The shape will allow goldsmiths to create something very unique and incorporate their designing skills. (then-16-02a) $4,419 ($875/ct - considering the cost of Chrome Tourmaline, the unique design as well as the cutter, this shouldn't last long!...|
|We have multiple photos of this piece; click on the links for the desired photos:
|Dalan discusses this particular cutting design and his philosophies:
"StarLight Cut Chrome Tourmaline - cut for L. Allen Brown(All That Glitters). This is a style of cutting I began doing in 1999 because it is my artist creed to never copy the work of others. It's my belief all true artist would never want to since they have so much pride in their own creative expression to even want to come close to the body of work others are doing. Ethics and optics are the first thing each of the people who come here to Shepherds Ranch study before we even start classes on cutting. I have enormous respect for the true innovators in this modern day fantasy cut gemstone movement and I always strive to be original."
|Over the years, Dalan Hargrave has garnered over 80 awards for his cutting. His talent has been recognized by numerous awards including the AGTA Cutting Edge Competitions of the past, as well as recently in 2016! All true artists pay special attention to the fine details as a matter of pride in their own work. That crisp detail cannot be matched by mass production lapidaries. To own a genuine Dalan Hargrave creation is to own a piece initially created by a higher power in nature and then fashioned with care, attention and experience to produce a treasured 'gem' for the ages.|
|2.65ct Green Blue Tourmaline, concave faceted. You can see the dichroic property of Tourmaline, showing a nice light blue and a deep green on the different axes. This was shot with a fluorescent ring light and though there is sparkle/brilliance when this gemstone is viewed, the color saturation is deeper/darker than the photo. Should this gemstone not be what the new owner was expecting or likes, we have our unique 7 Day Return Policy (for any reason) as well as our Life Time Guarantee. (nrstngm-97a-4) $1,590|
|Oregon Sunstone, 3.37ct - Stunning Shape with really nice orange color. Photos are of the same gemstone, just rotated 90 degress to show the various play of light/color that one may see. (dd-16-01) $1,110|
|Oregon Sunstone weighing 4.41cts - unique curved shape which could be described as a crescent. Will allow some interesting designs for custom jewelry! Photos show the gemstone in two different positions - think it would be unique to set with the long axis running up/down vs. across as show in the photos....but anything is possible! Photos don't do the gemstone/shape justice. (dd-16-02) $1,103|
|An absolutely gorgeous color with sparkle and brilliance, this is an Oregon Sunstone weighing 4.88cts and is superb in color, clarity, cutting, size, etc. Typically doesn't get much better. Great for a ring for either a man or woman, or even designed as something else. Color is a nice autumn orange with highlights of red evident. If only all Oregon Sunstones looked this good!... (dd-16-03) $1,952|
|Another WOW when it comes to an Ametrine - weight is 28.31ct. Rough chosen for uniqueness of colored zoning and the cutting takes
advantage of this fact. Great design with sparkle and brilliance as shown. Photos show the same gemstone just rotated 90 degrees to show
the play of light/color when viewed at the different angle - and it can be set either way or as one sees fit...
(ajml-16-01a) Only $60/ct, $1,698
ON HOLD! (CC - Canada)
|This unique piece weighs 76cts and measures 41x27mm. The material is Labradorite and this particular piece has a beautiful glowing blue sheen
that dances and sways as the piece is moved. Labradorite (also called Spectrolite sometimes) is a considered by mystics to be a stone of transformation and magic.
Some varieties of Labradorite are called Moonstone - thus Blue Moonstone currently seen and much sought after on the market today.
The sheen that one sees is a physical property of some gemstones/minerals called Adularescence. Adularescence is the light that appears to float across a gem, as in some moonstone.
This carving depicts the elephant headed god of wisdom and learning, Ganesh. (tii-16-01)
ON HOLD! (CC - Canada)
|Ametrine from the Anahi Mine, weighing 35.46ct in a fan shape. Concave faceted by our cutter, producing this intriguing display of color with some mixing, adding more interest and play of colors. The piece of rough from which it was faceted is shown below the gemstone. Click on the image above for a larger close-up image displaying the cutting and colors as seen from the front of the gemstone - just beautiful to observe and see how the light and colors play within this gemstone. (xgxc-15-01b) $2,659|
|Iolite Carved Chameleon Weighing 77cts|
|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...|
|Carved and Sculpted Ametrine 21.95cts (bsb-07-01c) $1,317 (This material is very unique in gemstone material as there are multicolors of amethyst scattered throughout the gemstone. Also, it is both faceted and has carved lines accentuating the mult-colors. Extremely special pieces....)|
11.12ct Tajikistan Yellow Beryl (Heliodor)
|This unique piece was created using facets, sculpting and optical dishes, with some optical dishes being within other optical dishes. A super interesting piece for someone who wants something unique - reminiscent of Munsteiner, Dyber and others! (blumnt-13-01a) $100/ct|
|A - David Stanley Sculpted Interlocking Citrine(
2.11ct)/Amethyst(2.90ct) $735 (dstan-90a#)
Signed statement of authenticity by David Stanley
|B - David Stanley Sculpted Green Tourmaline(3.99ct) $650
Signed statement of authenticity by David Stanley
|C - David Stanley Sculpted Interlocking
Citrine(2.26ct)/Amethyst(3.48ct) $825 (dstan-90c#)
Signed statement of authenticity by David Stanley
|These pieces were designed by David Stanley, one of the first Americans working in a similar fashion to Munsteiner in Germany. These unique pieces were chosen from a few hundred pieces of David's work approximately 20 years ago. They were chosen based on the designs, keeping the customer and goldsmith in mind. Note that the citrine and amethyst pieces are separate pieces, and one can separate them with a bar of gold, diamonds, other gemstones or whatever the customer desires.|
|For an article on David Stanley's work and a
photo of one of his design's click on the link below:
Modern Jewelers Article - David Stanley Gem Sculptor
3.63ct Merelani Mint Grossular Garnet - Sculpted!
Our first sculpted gemstone from the rough is a Merlani Mint Grossular Garnet weighing 3.63ct. It has several optical dishes on the back and one on the front - it also has an overall shape where a designer can tuck a small diamond or round stone next to the stone as the gemstone has an area that looks like it is made just for this purpose! The color is bright and it is clean. We can no longer purchase the rough at this price.......
3.63ct Grossular Garnet - Sculpted: $7,260 (eagt-03-03c)
|14.36ct Oregon Sunstone - Custom piece!|
|This unique piece was created using facets, sculpting as
well as optical dishes.. A super interesting piece for
someone who wants something unique - reminiscent of Munsteiner, Dyber and
others! This is exactly what one expects from an Oregon Sunstone - one sees
a red surrounded by clear, and of course, what many look for - Schiller
(copper platelets). You can see all of this in the photos above - a
variation of red, clear, and schiller in parallel lines. (osi-06-01) $1,436
An incredible price if one considers the cost to facet/create this, the size, the uniqueness, etc.
|Weighing in at an amazing 1,563cts, this piece of multi-colored Burmese Jade was sculpted into a marvelous lizard. We particularly liked the banded feature of this piece as it is truly reminiscent of some lizards. Difficult to find good carving material and the price of carving has gone up tremendously! In our West Coast Office and only available every 6 months or so. (btgem-11-01) $2,495|
|Camille the Two-Toned Burmese Jade Chameleon - Currently All That Glitters Mascot!|
This unique, well executed Jade Carving originates where fine Jade is to
be found - Burma. It is two-toned and this natural aspect of the natural
material has been expertly integrated into a Burmese Chameleon weighing
approximately 317cts of Jade! Our new mascot will probably not be around
too long, and some might even say that it is endangered. Some astute
collector of Jade, the unique, chameleons, jewelry store, etc. will see
this and add it to their collection. This is the first carving that we
felt was of high quality and not overly priced - and we have been looking
for items of quality and distinction for over 20 years! We honestly do
not have a feel for pricing such an item which was intricately carved
over many hours or the price of this interesting two-tone 317cts of Jade,
but we are basing the price on our cost. We really don't want to part
with Camille, but if she finds a better home, we will let her go and only
hope that we can find some of her relatives..... (chapr-05-01) $4,275 Interesting facts
about Camille - she weighs 317cts!!! Her overall length is approximately
3 inches and her height is about 2 inches. She has been photographed for
a magazine article which can be accessed via the link below. Not too many
have the opportunity to own an item that was seen in a magazine around
the world! (Not to mention, it is Genuine Natural Jade too!)
As seen in Cedar WIngs Magazine Cedar Wings Article
*** Click on any of the images above for a larger view! ***
Comes with a Hand-Made Wooden Stand!
|Left Side||Right Side|
|This one-of-a-kind piece was carved from a piece of
fossilized wood (agatized) found in Nevada. Expertly sculpted it depicts a
mother octopus guarding her young which are still in the egg sacs. Measures
approximately 3"x2"x1.75" ( rstvn-11c-01) $1,675
Available for shipment from our West Coast Office only
|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) $575|
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!
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 - not your unaided eye. Under normal conditions, these inclusions may not be visible.
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