|New 2023 Pull - Slice #1 of 2 Pulls Purchased!|
We have received notice that the lab producing this Lab Grown Alexandrite and recently purchased Chromium YAG and CTH YAG, will not longer sell this material. If this is true, these are the last pieces of Lab Alexandrite and YAG from this source. Anything new in this material will be found entirely by accident.
Purchases may be returned within 7 Days if only a window/side is polished so one can see inside. Refund will be the cost of rough less the cost of shipping/insurance and any purchase application fees.
Customer Comment on Our Lab Grown/Synthetic Alexandrite Rough:
For those whom have not purchased this material previously, you will find a great deal of information on the material, interesting facts, comments from cutters, photos of faceted material, descriptions of color change, etc. as you scroll down past the rough for sale.
Slice #1 of 1.2kg Pull (2023)
|26.55 grams (Slice #1 - from 600+gr): SOLD!|
|30.57 grams (Slice #1 - from 600+gr): SOLD!|
|30.60 grams (CORE) (Slice #1 - from 600+gr): $150 ON HOLD! (RL)
Anticipate possibly mostly clean ovals if the rough is cut in half. Approx thickness is 19mm.
|46.24 grams (Slice #1 - from 600+gr): $786 SOLD!|
|54.36 grams (Slice #1 - from 600+gr): SOLD!|
|79.28 grams (Slice #1 - from 600+gr): $1348|
|82.04 grams (Slice #1 - from 600+gr): $1395|
|94.62 grams (Slice #1 - from 600+gr): $1609|
|112.69 grams (Slice #1 - from 600+gr): $1916 ON HOLD! (MM)|
Slice #2 of 1.2kg Pull (2023)
|15.5grams Top of hole to top of rough is approx 8mm (Slice #2 - from 500+gr): $100 ON HOLD! (RL)|
|25.9grams CORE Clean area measures approx 12x9mm (Slice #2 - from 500+gr): $181|
|27.7grams (Slice #2 - from 500+gr): $471|
|44.7grams (Slice #2 - from 500+gr): $760|
|45.3grams (Slice #2 - from 500+gr): $770 ON HOLD! (MM)|
|48.7grams (Slice #2 - from 500+gr): $828 ON HOLD! (MM)|
|50.3grams (Slice #2 - from 500+gr): $855|
|54.5grams (Slice #2 - from 500+gr): $927|
|104.3grams (Slice #2 - from 500+gr): $1773|
|105.7grams (Slice #2 - from 500+gr): $1797|
Full Pull Weighing 1606.1grams!
|1606.1 gram Intact Pull - $10/gr
Rough appearing below is from our 2017 Pull
SLICE #1 (2017 Rough) - SOLD OUT!
SLICE #2 (2017 Rough) - SOLD OUT!
SLICE #3 (2017 Rough) - SOLD OUT!
Slice #4 (2017 Rough) - SOLD OUT!
SLICE #5 (2017 Rough) - SOLD OUT!
Slice #6 (2017 Rough)
|35.18grams (Slice #6): $633|
|35.68grams (Slice #6): $642
|42.44grams (Slice #6): $764|
|46.27grams (Slice #6): $832|
|47.52grams (Slice #6): $808
Note that a laser rod has been pulled from an area in the piece - so there is a hole present.
|59.03grams (Slice #6): $1,063|
Slice #7 (2017 Rough) - SOLD!
|591.9grams (Slice #7)|
|A full slice weighing over 591grams and approximately 18-21mm thick. A person with better equipment, who is good at viewing and trimming rough, should make fast work of the trimming process and obtain a good yield. If one is careful while trimming, making straight cuts across the entire slab or section (remember that the underneath is being undercut, so a full cut without stopping and changing direction insures the best use of the rough), one can perhaps get better than 80% yield when the inclusions around the core are trimmed out and many cuts are made through/around the existing holes from laser rods that were removed from the pull. The core itself typically has a small area that can be faceted. Our small trim saw is difficult to work with, the splash shield is broken, it does take some time to cut this material because it is hard, glasses fog up while trimming, and safety glasses get wet as does the cutter (soaked actually). We used a black marker to approximate the areas around the core that have to be removed. These can easily be removed with alcohol or acetone, and you can make your own marks for trimming. We are leaving a few slices untrimmed due to these reasons, and we have a decent amount of trimmed material for sale at the present time. The cost per gram is less for these untrimmed pieces based on the facts above. SOLD!|
Slice #8 (2017 Rough)
|45.1grams (Slice #8): $812|
|There is a veil that is present and runs at an angle, but not through the piece. Since the inclusions are quite spread apart, don't see any issues in the brilliance, etc. when faceted, and a good deal of this could possible be cut out - but we have discounted this piece on a per gram basis.|
|51.4grams (Slice #8): $925 ON HOLD! (MM)|
|All That Glitters Faceted Large 38.65ct Synthetic Alexandrite
U.S. Lab Grown Genuine Syn Alex Laser Rod Material
|A very large Synthetic Alexandrite in a fancy custom emerald shape, faceted by the owner of All That Glitters
from All That Glitters rough. Gemstones custom faceted from this rough are typically priced at $100ct - a cutter in
the mid-west familiar with this material, has faceted it and has sold it, thought that the price for a fine and/or
large gem from this rough should be priced at $125/ct. The retail price on another U.S. grown lab Alexandrite is $495/ct;
but that material is too dark to produce anything larger than a few carats. Gems larger than say about 7mm are too dark.
The color change between the two different lab grown material is slightly different, as there are two different
applications for the final product - jewelry vs. laser rod material for the cosmetic industry. The laser rod material
can be faceted into gemstones as well, and as you can see, can produce some stunning results. (We have both types, with our
material coming from Russia in one case and the company that produces the laser rod material is within
the United States.)
The color of this particular gemstone can be described in the following way:
1.) First photo shows the gemstone by a window in diffused light - body color is purple with teal highlights reflecting off the internal facets. Our camera captured more bright blue, but the color is more of a teal. In different window lighting, we have seen this teal be more green.
2.) Middle photo was under our office fluorescent lights - shows a body color of purple with a glowing blue off the internal facets. These colors remind us of some of the fine bluish Amethyst that is available on the market. Look through the very center, the table facet, and in the back in two sections, one can see a more green color.
3.) Bottom photo is under incandescent light. It literally glows a bright pink with red flashes.
4.) We have viewed this gemstone under indoor flood lights and the body color seems to take on more of an orangy pink or perhaps orangy purple.
Various body colors will be seen depending on wavelengths available in the existing light source. This gemstone and material would make a great pendant and when worn where the light source is changing as one walks from room to room, will change color depending on the wavelengths available in the light sources as noted. For those admiring the piece of jewelry, it will receive comments and stares as people notice the gemstone looks dramatically different than it did previously. The 100,000 diamond polish adds scintillation on the surface as it is a mirror finish; one has the internal life due to the brilliance itself. You may note the interesting facet pattern on the top and bottom of the gem in the first photo (star burst pattern); this is due to the unique facet arrangement on the back. We have other photos that show this much better, but we chose this photo to represent this gem over the many that were taken. Please excuse dust and fingerprints that may be seen in the photos. At only $100/ct vs. the suggested $125/ct, the price is $3,865. Includes Shipping/Insurance! (synalex-17-01)
|To View a Video of this Gem: Video Clip|
Example of a 12mm round that we faceted. We are not sure if we oriented it properly, but regardless of this, the color is really nice, the material is clean, etc. This was from a previous pull that was received.
11.15ct Square Dozen Cut from this rough.
|We have the results from two stones
being cut from two different orientations.
There is also a third orientation to try and
again, all kinds of other possibilities if you go
off-axis! One orientation yielded the
following color change under the lights that we
checked: Incandescent light - purplish pink;
office fluorescent - purple with tanzanite blue
highlights; under a Brinkman Fluorescent light
(which we use when purchasing color change rough or
color changing stones - teal blue with some purple
|Another stone was cut at a different
orientation. It goes from a purplish pink
under incandescent, to a green with purple
highlights (Brinkman) and under office fluorescent,
it is really unusual - one can see green, purple and
yellow orange occurring on the diagonals. This
could be due to the orientaiton and/or the cut, but
the play of color is wonderful. The camera
was picking up what the eye was seeing, so no photos
exist. It is the same cut (square dozen) and
Quote from the U.S. Cutter who faceted the two stones from
the Pull discussed above: "I felt that the color
was very good on both stones.....
I did like the color, even the color change was good. As you had said earlier, the matl. is not as dark as the Russian matl. and will show better in larger stones."
Alexandrite - Could be the largest ever faceted!
Notice that in this large size it is NOT overly dark!
In fact smaller stones of just a ct or so are NOT overly light either...
|This large Synthetic Alexandrite is from our Laser Rod material, and was faceted by our Award Winning Supreme Master Gemcutter - Stephen Kotlowski. We have many pictures showing the progression from the rough to the finished gem seen above. It measures 25.25x20.12x16.08mm. The polish is incredible as our cutter used 200k diamond powder in the final polishing step. Depending on the lights, the body color is pinkish red, amethyst purple and under a 65k Lumichrome Full Spectrum light, the color can be a greenish, bluish or teal. Normal lighting conditions show a more purplish body color with teal or blue highlights dancing around the internal facets! We haven't been able to obtain accurate color photos of Alexandrite or Ruby at times, possibly due to the Chromium. The gem may have a body color of teal to our eyes, but the camera sees it as a very different color,. Even when the office fluorescents show a purple color, cameras are seeing bright pinkish red! This was originally a custom faceted gemstone for one of our customers. SOLD!|
|A Customers Faceted
Gemstone from All That Glitters Rough Synthetic
|"I just finished my
first stone from the Alexandrite lab rough I
purchased from you. Thought you might like to see.
10.19ct, Paver Trilliant design by Jeremy Newman,
cut by me... One photo in natural light, other
under fluorescent. Nice material!! I have bought
some years ago and cut it, not nearly as nice as
- Bill Phaklides
|Synthetic Alexandrite Set in a Pendant!|
Our Rough Faceted by Mike Soebbing - 4.65ct, 9.32mm
Photo Courtesy of Mike Soebbing
This material is a by-product of laser rod manufacturing. The application of this material as laser rods involves the Medical, Cosmetic, Spectroscopy and Industrial fields.
We purchased a large Pull as seen in the photos above and the pieces of rough below have come from that very piece.. We have sold this material to manufacturers outside the U.S. and it was always by the kilo. The Chinese were also faceting it and selling the cut gems.
We were asked by a number of small businesses and cutters to sell smaller pieces, so this time, we decided that we would break up a pull.
The color under incandescent light is reddish pink; under fluorescent lights, it depends on how one orients the axes. Using a dichroscope, one can see purple, teal, blue, green, orange and yellow. We have cut a few pieces here in the US from a previous pull and it goes from reddish pink to purple with teal - see photo above. At 15+mm in diameter, the color is strong without orientation of the rough. Note that this material is lighter than other Alexandrite out there and it allows one to cut very large stones without the being too dark. It contains less Cr and therefore, has less saturation. The largest faceted gemstone that has been faceted is over 70cts - and it still is not overly saturated! Parcels typically consist of a range of different sized pieces - see the photos above.
Write us for any more info, etc. This is nice material for cutting for your personal use or for resale.
NOTE - This material is generating a lot of
inquiries. If these parcels are gone, we will put you
on a waiting list for future parcels. Just contact us
via email below and let us know that you
require! (Wait time in the past has been about
3-6 years or so before we obtained new material in the
As some of you already know, other companies offer this material up to twice this price and with that material, one cannot facet larger stones because of the color saturation - NOT this material though........
Most of the material on the market is the darker material
which does not allow larger stones to be faceted. Anything
larger than 6mm is too dark! Some of these companies
are also delivering rough which is only 5-8mm thick - ours
is fairly thick , though we have cut a few pieces at
10mm. We will continue to slice at about 12-17mm thick.
What does ON HOLD mean??? People have expressed an interest in purchasing the material and we are currently awaiting payment, verifying payment has been received or awaiting final approval. SOLD indicates the material has been received and accepted.
1.) The Pull seemed to be either a pinkish red or purple prior to cutting. It was difficult to obtain different colors with the dichroscope. As soon as a slice was cut, the dichroic colors that Alexandrite is known to have, appeared - the same exact colors seen in the previous pulls...
2.) Why wasn't this Pull used for Laser Rods. The Chromium content of this material is the same as previously purchased, so that was not an issue. The length of the Pull was too short to be used for laser rod manufacturing - so the Pull was never cored...
3.) One of our cutters used his 630-680nm diode laser and pointed to a faceted gemstone and the rough. The material went from a purplish pink color to blue green and remained like that for a few minutes. Other lasers would most likely have some affect on the color, as one is 'pumping' the atoms of the material. He also saw fringes. This material would most likely be used to create a tuneable laser...
4.) When the Pull has been sliced, holding the slice up to our office fluorescent lights, an orangy color is seen. If held up to outside light and looking through it, one sees a green color. Using the dichroscope looking through the slice, one sees an orange and a teal. Rotating the slice 90 degrees and looking through the edge, the color is Ruby Red!
5.) Down what we believe is the the C/Optic Axis: Teal/Orange
90 deg to above: Teal/Purple
Tipping it just right will also give a yellowish green and purple; have seen pure green too. Simply Amazing Material!
6.) We have much fog from the valley outside the windows of our West Coast office. Holding a slice of the rough in front of a window at dusk with the white of the fog acting as a background, a wonderful green color is observed.
7.) A flat screen monitor acts as a dichroscope because of the polarized light. Rotating a slice produces a beautiful teal color and continuing to rotate, the rough turns orange.
Shipping and insurance:
Domestic (U.S.) - $20.00 for orders under $500; $25 for orders over $500
International - Contact us for a price quote of shipping method, insurance, etc.
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Refunds and Guarantees
All That Glitters has a wonderful return policy - a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee:
Purchases may be returned within 7 Days if only a window/side is polished so one can see inside. Refund will be the cost of rough less the cost of shipping/insurance and any payment application fees.