METEORITES,& Admire Pallasite Extraterrestrial Peridot!
I am a founding member of the Kansas Meteorite Society.
I sell only authentic ET peridot gems that are 100 % buyer satisfaction guaranteed with a money back policy!

The GEM FROM HEAVEN! Extraterrestrial peridot is found only in solid nickel-iron pallasite meteorites.
I personally recover the crystals from these 4 Billion year old meteorites.
I select only the very few precious crystals of rough that are large enough and clean enough to cut a QUALITY gem.
The result is these sparkling lights from heaven offered here.

Say "I love you!" with a genuine piece of stardust.




Left pix: the peridot crystals in a Kansas pallasite meteorite; Center pix is the crystals after being freed from solid nickel/iron; Right pix is an ET gem that I cut.

   I believe extraterrestrial peridot is one the very rarest colored gemstones in the world. AGTA and others rate bixbite or red beryl as the rarest (see my red beryl page).  But few even know about peridot created somewhere in space, at the beginning of our solar system!  Even more rare, is extraterrestrial cat's-eye peridot.  I found some of this extremely rare chatoyant cat's-eye meteorite peridot in August 2006, in a pallasite meteorite. Recently cut ET peridot gems are shown below and are now available for sale.  An article about the chatoyancy, showing one of my cat's-eye peridots, was published in the 2008 Summer issue of "Gems and Gemology" p. 177. A second recent article on lab identification of these crystals was published in the Fall issue, 2011.
    These are EXTREMELY rare and unique gems. They come from one of the very rarest meteorites called a pallasite. Pallasites are composed of fragments of olivine (peridot) that is encased in a matrix of nickel-iron. Peridot (pronounced pair-uh-doh) is the August birthstone. The peridot crystals were mixed in with the molten nickel-iron -- at the beginning of our solar system, when two plannetoids or asteroids collided!  This collosal event is so hard to even imagine.  The meteorites were blasted out into space.  Scientists say they are estimated to be in the neighborhood of 4 to 5 BILLION years old!  That's incredibly older than any gem from earth.  After roaming around in space -- who knows where they've been?? -- our earths gravity finally captures one. It explodes as it heats up in our atmosphere, then the pieces that aren't burned up, fall to earth.  Between the violent formation, exploding in our atmosphere and then impacting the earth, most crystals are totally fractured and crumble to small bits if removed from the iron that surrounds every crystal!   That's why only a very, very few meteoric peridot gems have ever been cut.  
    Until meteorite hunter Steve Arnold found these particular pallasite meteorites and my discovery of the cat's-eye phenomenon, I do not believe any cabochon cut meteoric cat's-eye gems had ever been cut before. After researching, I found a magazine article that noted inclusions in the peridot crystals and suggested that cutting a cabochon might produce a phenomenal (star or cat's-eye) gem. Ref "Gems and Gemology" Spring 1992. What made this find even more rare, is the fact that these peridot crystals are large enough to facet and a few have enough of the inclusions to make a chatoyant cabochon.
    Since finding the chatoyant crystals, I have recovered and cut some unbelievable fine gems of meteorite peridot!  These are truly a gift from heaven!  I call them "heavenite ".    After my discovery, gems were sent to GIA for research. After months of comparing it to every known earthly peridot, the GIA Lab can now certify it as "Pallasitic Peridot" that is "extraterrestrial in origin".   My gems are delivered with my signed and sealed   Certificate of Authenticity. Larger gems listed below, are each delivered with their own GIA lab report certifying it as pallasitic peridot. Why guess what is authentic? When it's time to sell, hand down or appraise, jewelers and gemologists throughout the world know and trust GIA! Don't settle for a certificate from some unknown lab. When you need to be absolutely sure of what you are buying, a GIA cert is the world's ultimate assurance of authenticity in the gem world.

All Triangles Cut Rick and Steve
with the pallasite
The pallasite

Left pic is one of the first faceted meteoric peridot gems that I cut; it weighs approx .53 carat. Center is Rick and Steve Arnold with a large 246 pound pallasite. Steve found it, I enjoyed the pleasure of helping to dig it up. Being one of the first to see this treasure that had been traveling around our solar system for billions of years, before crashing into our tiny blue planet, was an indescribable feeling. A day to remember! At right is the pallasite meteorite after being cleaned up some. The pockets of green are where some of the peridot crystals are on the surface. Click on picture to enlarge.

Here are some things you should know about meteoric peridot faceted and cabochon gems:

   Extraterrestrial peridot contains some elements and an inclusion that GIA identifies to distinguish and certify it from the peridot found on earth. In some gems the inclusion is very slight and thus difficult to see without 10X magnification. In other stones it is so abundant that it gives the gem a chatoyancy or cat's-eye effect. That is the phenomenom that I found in 2006 and I cut the first known cat's-eye extraterrestrial gem. As the one who actually cuts the gems, I make the judgment as to whether a stone should be faceted or cut into a cat's-eye, largely based on this inclusion. Naturally this also effects clarity and meteoric peridot is a GIA type III gem. That means that it is usually included and contains flaws and is NOT downgraded because of that. Generally I have found that most stones don't have enough of the inclusions to make a good eye, and so are faceted; that fact makes the cat's-eye gems even rarer!
  No matter whether meteoric or earthly in origin, peridot has a brittle character.  It demands respect and TLC.  While it is a suitable gem at 6.5 hardness and not overly heat sensitive, it's brittle nature needs to be recognized.  Extraterrestrial peridot is so rare that it cannot easily be replaced.  For the fortunate few who will own a true gem from heaven,  we recommend that it should be worn only on special occasions, and be mounted in a protective mounting.



GIA CERTIFIED GEMS

  The gems listed BELOW are all delivered with the GIA certificate. Gems are also available that are not GIA certified in order to keep costs down; GIA certificates are expensive!!
   NOTE: Every ET peridot gem comes with Stinson's Certificate of Authenticity. When you buy from Stinson's, you are buying from the artist who actually recovers the crystals from the solid nickel-iron meteorite and then ALSO cuts these crystals into the gems listed here. No one else that we know of, controls both the recovery and the creation and thus the quality! We strive to offer the very finest meteorite gems. The certificates we provide, is the solid foundation that establishes the important provenance, not only the original creation of the gem, but also concrete authentication. Your satisfaction is of paramount importance to us and is 100% guaranteed. If you are not completely satisfied then we want it back!! Examine and return any gem in 10 days after receipt, for a full refund, absolutely no questions asked. Gem(s) must be returned undamaged and in the same condition as when sent. If you have questions please email:

stinsons@gemservice.com

All ET peridot gems are sent FREE priority shipping in the USA. Overnight shipping is available for an additional charge. Overseas orders: inquire for shipping quote. We do NOT ship to SOME foreign countries, so you must inquire before paying anything! Rates change often, and we do our best to charge actual shipping. Customer is responsible for any customs fees, taxes, etc.


Inventory
If you don't see it shown below, here is a list of additional ET gems currently in stock: CLICK HERE (page is in a PDF format)




We're showing some of our customer's jewelry incorporating their ET peridot. Here's a PDF file showing a new creation by a customer in Germany.

click here:  New ring photo


Please note, there is a considerable difference in color when viewing this website on a laptop. The colors are washed out, and too green!! -- look for best color on a regular computer screen.

GIA Certified ET Peridot Gems.   Updated August 25, 2014




" Oval Brilliant "
Just listed!! Weight .28 carat; measurements 4.99 x 3.63 x 2.53 mm .
Beautiful long oval shape with typical color for these outerspace gems.
  A GIA certified gem! No PEF1013-12   $XXX SOLD


"Pear "
Just listed! Big .45 carat gem! Beautiful full pear shape with great proportions. Deep green/yellow.
It measures 5.95 x 4.52 x 3.09 mm and weights 0.45 carat. A GIA certified gem!
No. PEF1013-1   $1985




"Cut Corner Triangle "
This brilliant cut corner gem is an outstanding! Very clean and brilliant throughout.
It measures 3.43 x 3.87 x 2.23 mm and weights 0.18 carat. A GIA certified gem!
No. PEF0913-1   $658



"Cat's-eye cabochon "
This excellent cat's-eye is even more rare than the faceted stones. This one is Semi-transparent.
These are difficult to get the inclusions oriented to exhibit the chatoyancy!
It measures 4.16 x 3.48 x 1.95 mm and weights 0.23 carat. Just listed.c A GIA certified gem!
No. PEC 0813-1   $1150



"All Triangles (Shield) "
This extremely brilliant gem has outstanding color and clarity!
It measures 5.39 x 5.73 x 3.82 mm and weights over 3/4 carat at 0.78 carat. A GIA certified gem!
No. PEF0913-28   $5925



"Emerald cut "
This emerald is brilliant and a very clean gem with nice proportions and color.

It measures 3.92 x 3.12 x 2.29 mm and weights 0.22 carat. A GIA certified gem!
No. PEF1013-10   $805

"Pear "
Bright big half carat gem! Beautiful full pear shape with great proportions. Deep green/yellow.
It measures 6.11 x 4.68 x 3.13 mm and weights 0.52carat. A GIA certified gem!
No. PEF1013-3   $2537




"Trilliant "C" "
Brilliant reflections of heavenly light! Measurements 4.02 x 3.93 x 2.30 mm and weight is 0.22 carats. A GIA certified gem! No. PEF1013-11   $805



"Shield "
This shield shape is cut with unique concave facets making it truly one-of-a-kind in this heavenly gem.
A big and Very brilliant half carat + gem.
It measures 5.78 x 5.24 x 3.06mm and weights 0.54 carat. A GIA certified gem!
No. PEF1013-19   $2629



"Emerald Step Cut "
This gem is nicely brilliant and has good color
It measures 5.11 x 2.80 x 2.24mm and weights 0.28 carat. A GIA certified gem!
No. PEF0913-5   $700



"Trilliant "
This extremely brilliant triangular cut gem is outstanding! Exceptionally clean and brilliant throughout.
It stands on it's own!
It measures 3.46 x 3.59 x 2.38 mm and weights 0.18 carat. A GIA certified gem!
No. PEF0913-3   $658



"Emerald Step Cut "
This gem is outstanding! Nice size and color! Exceptionally clean and bright.
It measures 4.87 x 2.99 x 2.12 mm and weights 0.26 carat. A GIA certified gem!
No. PEF0913-6   $XXX SOLD





"Round Brilliant "
This gem is another heavenly beauty! Great color!
It measures 3.60 -3.69 x 2.55 mm and weights 0.20 carat. A GIA certified gem!
No. PEF0913-32   $745





"Trilliant "
Outstanding clarity and as with most triangular cuts it is very brilliant!
It measures 3.49 x 3.43 x 2.45 mm and weights 0.18 carat. A GIA certified gem!
No. PEF0913-31   $658





"Emerald "
Very bright gem, slight inclusions light green/yellow.
It measures 4.32 x 2.80 x 1.92 mm and weights 0.20 carat. A GIA certified gem!
No. PEF0913-8   $745





"Pear "
Beautiful brilliant gem with good color. Weight is .31 carats. Measurements 5.31 x 3.70 x 2.71 mm A GIA certified gem!
No. PEF1013-8   $1075



"Regal Square Brilliant "
One of the finest ET gems I've ever cut. Exceptional brilliance and green color.
It measures approx 5.52 x 5.63 x 5.41 mm and weights approx 1.34 carats! A huge ET weight!
A GIA Certified Gem!
No. PEF0613-43   POR




" Modified brilliant cut "
This gem weighs 0.53 carat. It measures approx. 4.80 x 3.36 mm.
  A GIA certified gem!
No PEF109115   $XXXX This gem has been SOLD.





" Oval Checkerboard Cut "
Weight certified at .30 carat; measurements 5.08 x 3.99 x 2.47 mm .
A bit more green in this gem -- not a high amount of the needle inclusions that cause more of a yellow hue. The extra facets on the crown in this checkerboard design give it extra sparkle .
  A GIA certified gem! No PEF1111-29   $1150



" Royal Key Cut"
A treasure for a special someone, this gem is big and produces a fountain of sparkles as the gem is tilted. Meteorite peridot gems this size and clarity are extraordinary! A recent GIA article in the Fall 2011 issue of Gems & Gemology, Vol XLVII, noted that these rare meteorite peridot gems "...usually weigh less than half a carat." PP. 208. This heavenly crystal's journey to earth started somewhere around 4 to 5 BILLION years ago! There will NEVER be another one like it! It weighs just under one carat at 0.96 carat! It is approx 6.89 x 4.72 x 3.96 mm,
  A GIA certified gem!
No PEF109118   $9880.






" Cushion Cut"
Modified Cushion Brilliant cut, this gem is has distinct needle inclusions (quick ID of extraterrestrial peridot) and returns a nice heavenly sparkle! Weighing nearly a third of a carat at .29 points, it is a green-yellow. Our macro photography clearly shows the needle inclusions that are proof of extraterrestrial origin. Measurements are 5.51 x 3.61 x 2.16 mm.
  A GIA certified gem!
No PEF1111-30   $870






" Brilliant Oval Cut"
Measurements are approx 4.74 x 3.43 x 2.50 mm. Nice color and light return. Weight is just over a quarter carat at 27 points.
Distinct flaws are noticible under 10 power magnification, but needs orientation to be visible.
A GIA certified gem!
No PEF1111-14   $675






" Cat's-Eye Cabochon "
ET peridot with great chatoyancy! Weight 0.27 carat. This is a baroque cat's-eye cab that measures approx 3.5 mm. These chatoyant gems are even more rare than the faceted gems; good chatoyancy happens when the crystal contains inclusions (acicular needles in this case) that are parallel to each other and there are enough of them to reflect light.
No PEC1111 4   $XXXX SOLD



"Round Brilliant "
This round brilliant half carat is resting on a carved quartz flower.
Flower carving is available, gem is in a private collection.





" All Triangles Cut "
This trilliant cut is very brilliant and lively. It is an extremely clean gem.
It measures approx. 3.67 x approx 3.55 mm deep,approx .53 ct
Private collection.




"Peridot cat's-eye cabochon"
This is one of several nice cat's-eye gems that I have cut. Weight on this one is .36 ct
NFS




Gibeon Meteorite

A large Gibeon meteorite specimen that is in as found condition! This piece was in a museum collection that we purchased a number of years ago in a natural history auction. It weighs approx 7.6 pounds or 3447 grams. This one has the aesthetic appeal and distinctive regmaglyphs (thumb print) pattern add character to this important piece. It is in the original condition as found and no treatments or alterations have ever been made.
Within the past few years the Namibian government has banned ALL collection and export of this meteorite and prices are increasing rapidly. Gibeon iron meteorites have a high nickel content, making them very stable and not prone to rusting. Etched slices show the "widmanstatten" patternlines. Gibeons are highly priced for dials in fine timepieces such as Rolex, wedding rings and other fine jewelry items. Left to right the first three pictures show the piece rotated and the two on the right are the opposite side.
This specimen is now being cut and we hope to have etched pieces available soon and some will be made into jewelry incorporating our peridot gems! This meteorite is guaranteed authentic.






I am a founding member of the Kansas Meteorite Society. I pledge to sell only authentic genuine meteorites and extraterrestrial peridot. I guarantee authenticity and 100 % buyer satisfaction.
To ORDER: First confirm the item is available by emailing me. I'll confirm your email and place it on hold until your payment is received. Email:  stinsons@gemservice.com

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