L. Allen Brown/All That Glitters In The News...

L. Allen Brown/All That Glitters, may be the most published of colored gemstone dealers/businesses, with many gemstones appearing in books, magazines, newspapers, trade journals, and on gem related websites!

Below are some articles where gemstones from the All That Glitters Collection (inventory) have appeared.
For gemstones that have appeared in these articles or published elsewhere, visit our Published Gems page!

Note - Some of the websites which have content related to All That Glitters or Articles mentioned below, might have moved the location on their websites. The articles could still be found, but one might have to search via a sites search feature.

Another Published Item from the All That Glitters Inventory - "Double Bubble" Multiphase Inclusion in Beryl, Gems & Gemology (GIA) - Spring 2019
We have been fortunate to have many of our gemstones/minerals photographed in books, newspapers, magazines, and websites, with many actually appearing in Gems & Gemology Magazine starting in about 1996. This particular item, a Beryl Crystal, was purchase while traveling through Brasil in the early 1980s in Bahia, while on an exploration and buying trip. The interesting inclusion was noted in about 1989 under the microscope while preparing/studying for a Gemology degree from GIA, and only submitted for examination and study in the GIA Lab late last year.... A really interesting natural inclusion for a number of reasons - the negative crystal is beautiful in reflected light showing detailed crystal habit, and then you have the gas/liquids within.
Double Bubble

Gem/Mineral Photograper Jeff Scovil Photographs All That Glitters LARGE Ruby!
The talented Gemstone/Mineral Photographer Jeffrey A. Scovil photographed our incredible 5.67ct, GIA Certified UNHEATED Purple Red Ruby, at the Big E Gem and Mineral Show in Springfield, MA on August 8th, 2018. Incredible size, cutting, clarity, etc. One of the most important gems in our 37+ year inventory! To see photos of Jeff at work photographing our 5.67ct Ruby as well as the photograph produced, use the following link:
AGTA Certed Large 5.67ct Ruby

Gerard Quintin from the South American Gem Academy contacted All That Glitters about an upcoming article in Gemmology Today, as he required photographs of fine examples of Ametrine. Geoffrey Dominy, whom we met and have been in contact with for about 30 years, then reached out for more photos and info for this article. The article would be published by The World Gem Foundation, of which Geoffrey is the founder. Geoff is also the author of books on Gemology. The resulting article is:
The Legend of Bolvianite (Ametrine)

We have had the good fortune for more of our gemstones to be written up in Gems & Gemology Magazine, published by GIA. (Our first publication in that magazine was back in the early 90s!) We brought a new find of unique quartz to the attention of GIA, and these were intensively studied within their lab. The photos and technical information appear in the Summer 2018 Edition of Gems & Gemology:
Trapiche-like Amethyst from Brazil

GIA's Gems & Gemology Magazine Publishes Another All That Glitters One-of-a-Kind Gemstone!
A real rarity: Bluish Purple 15+ct Faceted Trilliant Amethyst from Morocco with eye visible moving bubble (enhydro) below the table...
Read the GIA's Gems & Gemology Article (Fall 2016):
Large Aqueous Primary Fluid Inclusion in Amethyst

GIA studys All That Glitters Unusual Cat's Eye Yellow Beryl.
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."
Read the GIA's Gems & Gemology Article (Fall 2015):
Blue Gahnite Inclusions in Cat's-Eye Heliodor

Mystery Revealed... All That Glitters "Rainbow" Scapolite studied by GIA and results in an article in the prestigious Gems and Gemology Magazine (Spring 2015).
Read More:
All That Glitters Rainbow Scapolite - Gems & Gemology Article, Spring 2015

L. Allen Brown, Owner of All That Glitters, is quoted in the article below. Several Corundum(Ruby/Sapphire) photos from the All That Glitters inventory are used as examples.
Distinguishing between Rubies and Pink Sapphires
An Internation Gem Society(IGS) Article

Read about Neon Tourmaline and Paraiba - Owner of All That Glitters quoted:
Rapaport Article: New Discovery Same Name?

"On occasion, gem enthusiasts come across unusual specimens. It almost always occurs unexpectedly, while browsing the trade show floors or during a chance visit to a gem dealer's office. Sometimes they are presented as new minerals, trying to earn the public recognition. However, from time to time, we see something else - a familiar gem with an unfamiliar property or appearance. These are the one-of-a-kind pieces or collectors' items. Such were the gem specimens we found in L. Allen Brown's bag at the last Tucson show. He is the owner of All That Glitters in Methuen, Massachusetts."
See and Read More: Gemewizard - Color changing YAG, a rare item indeed

All That Glitters Color Changing YAG surprises many at Tucson 2013 Show:
Color Change YAG Article - Gemewizard: Gemewizard CC YAG Article.
This material has been faceted and you can find it in the All That Glitters Inventory, as well as one piece of rough if it hasn't sold yet!

The owner of All That Glitters, Mr. Brown, was recently contacted by an individual who has a blog related to gemstones, and asked whether he would be interested in writing an article for the blog.
The topic eventually decided on: 8 Tips on Purchasing Fine Gemstones Online

A website dealing in color within gemstones contacted Mr. Brown about the interesting Bicolor "Demantoid" Garnet that GIA recently had certed. An article on this gemstone now appears on the the GemeWizard Website on the following page:
< Multi-colored andradite, or possibly Demantoid? >
If one calls it a Bicolor Demantoid, there is more of a likelihood that one would understand what this gem entails; whereas if called a Bicolor or Mulicolored Andradite, most people on the retail side or even within the gem trade, might not have any idea of the gem species involved. It was even certed as a Demantoid from one gem lab - whatever one wishes to call it, it is an oddity and rare.

All That Glitters Gemstones and Crystal appear in another Trade Article analyzing a Unique Ametrine showing a 'stepped zone' feature, as well as a nicely saturated 50:50 split 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

Gemstones - Understanding, Identifying and Buying, by Keith Wallis - New!
Keith Wallis releases his New edition of "Gemstones - Understanding, Identifying and Buying".
There are approximately 35 photos of gemstones from the All That Glitters inventory
, that represent their species in the book (this is pretty unprecindented for one book to contain this many photos from one source!).

Orangy Topaz Fades Dramatically on Exposure to Light - L. Allen Brown of All That Glitters had seen large Orangy Topaz online back in 2005 that was said to originate in Brasil and was supposedly untreated. Upon seeing this material in Chantaburi, Thailand in November of 2006, two parcels were purchased. One parcel was placed into the sun where it proceeded to fade quickly to a beige color - very attractive, bright sparkly and brilliant gemstones, but no longer the color that had been originally purchased. In contacting GIA in California, the other parcel was sent to the GIA office in Thailand where it was studied in their lab. To read this story, you may visit the following link:
< G&G Fading Topaz Article
(One might have to search for the article if removed from this page; it was published in the Fall Edition of Gems & Gemology, 2009.)

Want to learn more about Gemstones???  Live in the Sacramento area?? Join the Adult Ed Class "The World Of Gemstones" at Sierra Community College (Grass Valley Campus), taught by the owner and founder of All That Glitters - L. Allen Brown. Future schedules will be posted here but might not always be available:
Adult Education Class Description

All That Glitters Gemstones that have appeared in Books, Magazines and Articles - Published Gems!:
All That Glitters Published Gemstone Photos

The World Of Gemstones TV Introduction - Now Available Online!: World of Gemstones Intro

Learn more about the owner of All That Glitters and the Search for Gemstones...
Eagle Tribune Interview - October 2006 In the Loupe:
Gemologist Travels Globe for Stones
gemologist travels globe for stones

Read questions asked of the owner of All That Glitters, as well as the candid answers, during an interview and photo shoot for the Eagle Tribune (Oct 2006): Eagle Tribune Questions

Cedar Wings Magazine: GEMS - Legend and Lore
Article Text by: Hania Jurdak
Gemstones and Photos by: L. Allen Brown/All That Glitters

Jewelers Circular Keystone (JCK article): Before it was Tanzanite
L. Allen Brown/All That Glitters discloses interesting feature of Tanzanite.
Most Tanzanite is heated to produce the blue-purple that one expects of Tanzanite. It usually occurs as a brown gemstone and is heated. A few rare pieces are not brown or blue-purple, but green, yellow, pink, teal, etc. Read the story of a green gem undergoing the transformation.

Want to learn more about Gemstones??? Live in the New England Area?? Join the Continuing Ed Class
"The World Of Gemstones" at North Essex Community College, taught by the owner and founder of
All That Glitters - L. Allen Brown
Future schedules will be posted here but might not always be available:
The World of Gemstones at NECCO
northern essex world of gemstones adult ed ad

Apatite - Jewelers Circular Keystone (JCK article) featuring Apatite Rough from All That Glitters

ATG News Release (July 17, 2006) - 500ct Watermelon Tourmaline Slice from Maine Destined for Future Maine Museum
All That Glitters recently sold a slice of Maine History, a watermelon slice to be more exact, but this slice is not edible...
(Learn More about the history of Tourmaline in Maine by visiting this link)

ATG News Release (November 2004) - World Class Gemstone Finds New Home
Large Color Changing Turkish Diaspore Finds a New Home...

ATG News Release (October 2004) - Rare Turkish Color Changing Diaspore in ATG Inventory
Rare Gemstone is a Turkish Delight for this New England company...

ATG News Release (August 2004) - New Facet Design **Elegante** Created
After many months of design and trial/error, a new gemstone cutting design debuts...

All That Glitters Local Business Profile - Lawrence Eagle Tribune article
Lawrence Eagle Tribune features All That Glitters - Front Page of Business Section
Diamonds Are This Man's Best Friend

Facetating Gems - Coast and Country Article with quotes from the owner of All That Glitters

Maine Amethyst Find - Lawrence Eagle Tribune Article - Read about the All That Glitters Connection; Interview with L. Allen Brown

Worcester Telegraph - Worcester Gem/Mineral Show November 1999

L. Allen Brown of All That Glitters Names New Garnet. Read the article in Gems and Gemology Magazine (GIA) 
Pyrope-Spessartine Garnet from Madagascar
To read the story behind it, in a series of letters from All That Glitters to GIA, visit the following link: 
Imperial Malaia Garnet