We recently purchased this beautiful
ballerina/cocktail ring because of the very nice Blue Sapphire in the center and multitude of diamonds!
Said to be an Estate Piece, we do not feel it is very old; most likely within the past
20-30 years (our best guess). The tag had a diamond weight estimate of 2.75cts.
Now that we are back in our main
office in Massachusetts, we have been able to examine the Sapphire and Diamonds under our GIA microscope. We
would classify the diamonds in the SI ballpark and they appear to be white. The baguettes are a mix of regular
straight baguettes and tapered baguettes. The round diamonds are in two different tiers and are of two different
diameters, adding more character and interest to this piece.
Using dark field illumination to view the
Sapphire, there are a few very light inclusions at the farthest point in the pavillion(bottom) and can
only been seen under high magnification - very much what one wants as these inclusions have no visual
effect or concern within the gemstone, and will help identify the gemstone as Sapphire as well as of Naturual
Origin. It appears that this could also be unheated as the inclusions might look far differently if heated -
so another plus for the center Sapphire! Unheated Sapphires have a high premium associated with them.
The Sapphire is a nice deep blue without being overly dark and measures approximately 6.3x4.7mm.
The color of the Sapphire is not as vivid has shown in some of the photos taken in direct sunlight, but is more similar to the photo above where the ring was photographed
under just bright light.
The ring itself is 14kt yellow gold; prongs associated with the Diamonds have been tipped with white gold so they blend nicely with the diamonds
and are not noticeable - this is something we would recommend if we were creating a custom piece. In our office about 10ft from a window, one can readily see the Sapphire is a rich blue.
Under lights with the proper wavelengths, the sparkle, brilliance, scintillation and dispersion are wonderful.
If you are seeking a ring that people will not notice, admire and question, this one is not for you.
This will get looks and get noticed...
If one considers the fine Sapphire (and possibly Unheated!), the total weight of the Diamonds, the gold, etc.
this is really a great buy at only $3,750 including shipping/insurance. (United States Only - if shipping outside the United States, will be via FedEx/Insured and is an extra $120)
Great Gifts and Presents!
***Closeout *** Alpaca Earrings - Abalone, Mussel or Colored Turquoise Chips
10 Pairs for ONLY $100 - Including Shipping and Insurance! (Think Holidays and Gift Giving)
Save approx $180 off retail prices seen
We have the styles shown below, as well as a few other styles, all in limited quantity.
We cannot guarantee any particular style - will be a mix with possibly some duplicates.
These Alpaca earrings consist of a metal similar to silver. They tarnish
with time and yet can be cleaned easily with soap. The inlay is abalone,
mussel, colored epoxy or epoxy with turquoise (blue colored inlay as seen
in the photos). Since this is natural shell, there is a beautiful mother
of pearl look to these and a rainbow of color is displayed. The actual
size of the earrings is slightly less than that displayed if your browser
fills your computer screen. They are not heavy to wear and the kidney
wires are surgical steel for those who might have an allery to other
types of metals. We purchased a large quantity some time ago when we were
considering opening up kiosks in area malls. We have sold these items at
shows and have seen them selling in malls or shops for $28 each.
These items would be great for those looking for gifts, selling items in stores,
fleamarkets, via the internet, etc.
Large Slice of
Dendritic Agate set in a Sterling Silver Pendant - with chain (stamped
925). We have seen pieces like this Dendritic Agate in Tucson of similar
size and quality wholesaling for up to $500 or more. When the quality of
this piece was seen, along with it already set into a sterling silver frame
and figaro chain....we had to have it! (qent-11-01) $375 Selling for
hundreds below what one would expect....
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.
We had to have these when we went through a large lot,
as these pieces reminded us of stormy clouds or even formations in distant
galaxies making these unique pieces Picture Chalcedony. We have done some
close-up photography and created Giclèe
Museum Quality Canvas Prints to go with each of these pieces. Each canvas print is 12x9
inches, has a UV Coating so it will not fade in light and is stretched on
3/4" stretcher bars. These can be easily framed or just hung on the wall as
is. Not only can you own and wear these items, but you have have a quality
image to hang. What is a Giclèe? Click on the following link:
A - Chalcedony Bead (amc-12-01c) $350 Price includes a 12x9
inch High Quality, UV Protected, Giclèe Canvas on stretcher bars.
B - Chalcedony Silver Pendant (amc-12-01a) $350 Price
includes a 12x9 inch High Quality, UV Protected, Giclèe Canvas on
stretcher bars. Giclèe Image
C - Chalcedony Silver Pendant (amc-12-01b) $350 Price
includes a 12x9 inch High Quality, UV Protected, Giclèe Canvas on
stretcher bars. Giclèe Image
Shipping for each giclee is a flat fee of $40 - U.S. ONLY. All That Glitters will pay shipping costs over $40!
Contact us for a PayPal Invoice so we can correct the shipping/insurance fee for you.
An interesting bracelet purchased from one of the hill
tribes (see photo above - this is the actual woman who sold this piece). It
is stamped Sterling in Chinese, but it is certainly not silver - many
things are marked in China but the mark has no bearing on the actual true
identity. This is an item that the woman would have purchased in a city,
through barter, etc. In closer examination, this bracelet is related to the
years of the Chinese calendar - looking quickly at the piece, one can see
an ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, serpent/snake, horse, goat(?), monkey
rooster, etc. (htribe-11-01) $30
Sterling Silver with
Turquoise, Zuni hand-made pin, signed by the maker - CJ. Measures about 2
inches across. A wonderful piece found in our vaults after about 20 or so
years. $525 (Silver is up, the cost of workmanship is up, Turquoise is up,
and CJ might no longer be working or even alive, and could be quite
4mm, 18", Sterling Silver Diamond Cut Rope Chain. A beauty
and quite heavy, about 21grams. Found in our vault recently - purchased in
the mid-80s. It glitters because of the diamond cutting! $80 (the original
price from the 1980s!)
Stamped 14kt; Makers
Hallmark Present; stemped Truebright also; early 1970s; white diamonds SI
or better weighing approximately 1/2 ct total weight; estimated weight of
Sapphires is 1-1/3cts total weight. $1,636
Stamped 14kt; Appears to
be a custom piece due to the tooling marks in the back which were left from
the goldsmith carving out the wax. Oval Pinkish Tourmaline measures
approximately 11x9mm with approximately 1/3ct total weight of SI/white
diamonds. Heavy gold. $2,200
(All That Glitters
Creation) - from the 1980s, a Brasilian Tourmaline with a number of
different colors of blue and green from a buying trip in Brasil back in the
1980s. Tourmaline measures approximately 11x9mm. Approx 4.5mm Trillion
Diamonds (approx 60+pts) of SI Clarity and approx G/H in Color. Simply an
incredible piece! $6,210 (Fine Tourmaline and Diamonds have gone up
dramatically, never mind the price of gold - this is also a custom
(All That Glitters
Creation) - 1990s. Blue Zircon measuring 8x6mm. Total weight of SI/White
Diamonds approximately 1/3ct total weight. $1,100
(All That Glitters
Creation) - early 90s; Fine Paudarco Amethyst (dark, but one can see the
color in person - photo is not the best), with approximately 4pts of
diamonds in an interesting setting. Paudarco is not common and this gem was
brought back from our trips to Brasil back in the 80s. $785
Estate - Makers Hallmark
Present; Should be 14kt. Unique design with Garnets. Speaks of Antique.
Probably the 1940s or so. $786
Stamped 14kt; Makers Hallmark Present. Another unique design set with
Garnets. Airy, light and very Antiquish! $661
A - Quartz with Rutile Bullet with custom 14kt yellow gold
top/bale - $469 Note that there are a few more pieces available.
B - Rutilated Quartz Pendant with a Paudarco Amethyst,
heavy 14kt gold - $1,479 (The above piece was designer for/by the owner of
All That Glitters, but has never been worn . Only shown in a few shows and
never offered for sale previously. Goldsmith said he wouldnt do another one
as it was very time consuming and the gold content is very high! Believed
to be quite heavy in gold...))
3.15ct Blue Topaz with 0.45ct Bright Pink Sapphires set in 14kt gold
pendant - $395
Please contact us
prior to purchase to insure that either of these pieces are
A - Simple, citrine earrings - prongs are folded over, no
seats cut - $80
B - Round Blue Sapphires set in 14kt yellow gold buttercups
Estate Piece - 0.97ct Blue Sapphire w/approx 0.75ct of very clean,
white, nice diamonds, set in 14kt white gold; the white diamonds show up
nicely. Note that the sapphire is a is a blue and is NOT as dark as
pictured - $1,399 (our price 10 or so years ago.....)
Custom Designed, Hand-Made Sterling Silver with Rhodium
Plate (No Tarnishing!) Set with All That
Glitters Gemstones... Silver is the New Gold - with prices of gold being so high,
silver is set to replace it in jewelry and price. The pieces below are all custom
made, by hand, in sterling silver, and some are quite heavy. Silver, like gold,
has been on the way up, hitting new highs. The time to buy, may be
A - Cripple Creek Picture Jasper from Eastern Oregon
B - Owyhee Picture Jasper from Montana - Approx 35x32mm
weighing 41.34cts (remc-06-01c) $280
A - 9.58ct Ocean Jasper from Madagascar (vst-04e-02)
B - Believed to be a Jasper Cab in Green and White
Obtained some info - and it is very interesting! Mookaite
is a stunning multi coloured stone which is found in the Kennedy Ranges
near Gascoyne Junction which is about 100 miles inland from the coastal
town of Carnarvon in Western Australia. The name "mookaite" is derived from
the locality where the rock is dug, namely Mooka Creek. Mookaite is
actually a fossiliferous sedimentary rock & it is reasonably common to
find cavities left by decomposed belemnite casts or in some rare cases ,
impressions of ammonites. This was found doing a quick search on Mookaite,
but there is probably more information out there...
A - 13.03cts Mookaite from Australia (vst-05a-02c)
B - 14.4cts of Mookaite from Australia (vst-05a-02a,b)
What is Mookaite?
Here is one definition found on line via a Google Search: Mookaite
(sometimes spelled Mookite, or just called Mook Jasper) is a colorful
Jasper from Western Australia. It is a warm flood of reds, yellows and
browns. It is formed as a sediment in erosion zones and as a filler in
cracks. In Australia, Mookaite is considered to be a healing stone that
bestows strength. It is said to shield the wearer from difficult situations
and to connect us to loved ones who have passed away. Mookaite is named for
where is was first found ó in outcrops, principally on Mooka Station
(a sheep farm of around 700,000 acres), on the west side of the Kennedy
Range in Western Australia. According to locals, the Aboriginal word
ìmookaî means ìrunning watersî, no doubt in
reference to the many fresh water springs that feed Mooka Creek.
Agate Drusy (obg-07-01b)
$349 (heavy silver!) Note the glittering crystals in the center !
Chosen from a very large lot for banding,
color, sparkle, etc. The best of the best!
Agate Drusy (obg-07-01a) $256 Note the glittering crystals in the
Agate Drusy (obg-07-01c) $286 Note the glittering crystals in the
center surrounded by a bright red rim!
Agate Druzy (obg-07-01e) $260 Note the glittering crystals in the
center! Nice design under brighter lights...
64.18ct Deep Lemon Citrine Concave Faceted! (nevst-05-01bp)
Photos shows both the unset and set gemstone. $325
66.17ct Deep Lemon Citrine Concave Faceted! (nevst-05-01bp)
Photos shows both the unset and set gemstone. $345
Honey Colored Quartz, slightly sleepy, but interesting
color. Average weight is 21+cts (nevst-05-01a) $185 each
A - 42.86ct Concave faceted Lemon Quartz (nevst-05-01bp)
B - 18.76ct Facet Cut Lemon Quartz (nevst-05-01bp)
A photo of the two above
set stones before they became pendants!
26.98ct Oval Topaz Colored Quartz $286
A - Fossilzed Coral Earrings (hmc-08-02a) $259
B - Fossilzed Coral Earrings (hmc-08-02b) $259
resembling an eye! $229
A - Ouro Preto Doubly Terminated Topaz Crystal $159
B - Ouro Preto Doubly Terminated Topaz Crystal $159
C - Ouro Preto Doubly Terminated Topaz Crystal $159
Ouro Preto Doubly
Terminated Topaz Crystal - VERY heavy silver with the back enclosed!
Ouro Preto Doubly Terminated Topaz Crystal $185
Fine specimen of Rainbow
Obsidian in a fancy shape Approx 33cts (tdw-07-01e) (Strong light is
required to see the peacock-like colors of this material - photo shows
piece lit with light and no light.) $287
Fresh Water Pearl Necklaces with
Onyx, Aventurine (Green Quartz), Garnet, Hematite, Rose Quartz or
These Fresh Water Pearl Necklaces are 24 inches long and contain either
all Fresh Water Pearls or Onyx, Aventurine (Green Quartz), Garnet,
Hematite, Rose Quartz or Onyx along with the Fresh Water Pearls. The
necklaces can be worn as a 24" necklace or as a 17" necklace AND a 7"
bracelet. That's right! There are two clasps that allow the wearer to
either have a long necklace or a choker together with a matching
bracelet! The gold is 22-24kt overlay. They are strung on what seems to
be multi-threaded silk. With care, they should last for years.
***** $30 each or 2 for $50 *****
Currently have one Rose Quartz necklace left. The only remaining
necklaces in quanitity are theOnyx.
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
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"Thank you!! I was dying to see it all day and I can't even believe how beautiful it is!! Thank you so much for helping make this happen!!!"
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"I picked up my ring with the revitalized demantoid reset and I am thrilled. Thank you so much for facilitating it's return to glory.
I missed having it on my finger this summer, but it was truly worth it. I'm quite amazed at how little of the stone was lost in the re-faceting. It was in good hands.
It's an amazing stone and deserves to be maintained and enjoyed. Thanks again!"
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"Just wanted to share with you the good news ..I finally got to see the beautiful alexandrite ring for the first time! I love it! The stone is beautiful, and the setting shows it off perfectly, with just the right amount of sparkle. Thank you so much for taking us all the way through the process of designing the perfect ring! I'll always be grateful to ATG!"