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 once-in-a-lifetime pleasure of helping to dig it up. Being one of the first to see
this 4+ BILLION year old treasure, that traveled our solar system before crashing into our tiny blue planet,
was an indescribable feeling! A true gift from heaven. 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.
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. 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 gem from heaven, we recommend wearing it on special occasions, and that a protective
mounting is best.
GIA CERTIFIED GEMS
The gems listed BELOW are all delivered with their own GIA Laboratory Report.
What is GIA? GIA stands for the Gemological Institute of America. It is THE authority for educational,
grading and analysis. A GIA certificate is recognized throughout the world by jewelers, dealers, artists, appraisers, insurance
companies and professionals in the trade, and by everyone seeking concrete authenticity, based on professional laboratory analysis
by experienced professional staff, as proof of gemological information and facts. Our meteoric peridot GIA laboratory reports state the weight,
measurements, species, cut, color, with a conclusion that the gem is “Pallasitic Peridot that is extraterrestrial in origin and
comes from a type of stony-iron meteorite known as pallasite”. Therefore, in addition to our own cert, our customers have
independent verification of extraterrestrial origin. A GIA laboratory grading report is a laminated document that is a
valuable asset for any gem and conclusively establishes additional important provenance of the gem.
Gems are also available that are not GIA certified, in order to keep costs down. See "Inventory" below. 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 the largest 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. In addition, Linda is a GIA
Graduate Gemologist which is the highest title that GIA offers. She controls our standards in grading and certification, as well
as helping our customers select the perfect gems for their project and budget. The certificates we provide, are the solid
foundation that establishes the important provenance, not only for the original creation of the gem, but also the concrete proof
of authenticity. 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:
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! Shipping Rates change often, and we do our best to charge actual shipping. Customer is responsible for any customs
fees, taxes, etc.
NOTE: there is a considerable difference in color when viewing this website on a
Laptops display colors that are washed out, and too green!! -- best colors show using a regular computer screen.
GIA Certified ET Peridot Gems. Updated October 16, 2016.
"Trilliant B "
Just listed! Trilliant shape with nice clarity combined into a brilliant and lively gem!
A cut corner triangle cut, it measures 3.42 x 3.79 x 2.02 mm and weights 0.15 carat. A GIA certified gem!
No. PEF0913-4   $575
"Regal Diamond Cut "
This brilliant step cut is an outstanding gem! Very clean and lively.
It measures 4.62 x 3.73 x 2.76 mm and weighs 0.30 carat. A GIA certified gem!
No. PEF0116-5   $1350
"Cat's-eye cabochon "
Cat's-eye is even more rare than the faceted stones. This one is Semi-transparent.
It measures 4.16 x 3.48
x 1.95 mm and weights 0.23 carat. A GIA certified gem!
No. PEC 0813-1   SOLD
"Cat's-eye cabochon "
This excellent elongated cat's-eye cabochon has transparent clarity,
color is noted as "brownish greenish yellow", making a great contrast for the very lively
"eye" that dances over the length of the gem. It is spectacular!
It measures 6.54 x 2.90 x 2.36 mm and weights 0.44 carat. A GIA certified gem!
This gem has additional provenance, having been displayed at the recent Carnegie Museum's "Gems From Out of This World" exhibition.
No. PEC 00214-3   $1250
"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   SOLD
"All Triangles "
This trilliant is nearly 3/4 carat --a very large size for this heavenly gem.
Small inclusions are easily noticed, verifying this gem is from the beginning of our solar system! It's literally out of this world!
It measures 5.49 x 5.93 x 3.71 mm and weighs in at 0.73 carats. A GIA
No. PEF0116-4   $9250
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   SOLD
Beautiful brilliant cut gem with excellent color. Weight is .29 carats. Measurements 5.46 x 4.00 x 2.32 mm
There is a Light feather on round end, otherwise very clear stone. This gem is best suited for a pendant.
A GIA certified gem! No. PEF1013-6   $1015
"Regal Square Brilliant "
One of the largest and among the finest ET gems. Top green color with scintillating gold flashes.
It measures approx 5.52 x
5.63 x 5.41 mm. ET gems are considered large (by GIA) if they are over 1/3 carat. This spectacular gem weighs approx 1.34 carats.
It is exceptionally large and extremely rare. A GIA Certified Gem!
No. PEF0613-43   A curator or connoisseur's treasure! POR.
"Regal Square Brilliant "
Second ET gem cut with this design and it's also among the finest ET gems to be found anywhere! Like its larger sister above,
this 4 Billion year old space beauty speaks with the golden sparkle of heaven.
A GIA Certified Gem!
It measures approx 5.04 x 5.03 x 3.96 mm. Weight approx .82 carats.
No. PEF0116-1   POR.
" Meteorite Pendant" with A GIA certified gem!
A treasure for a special someone! This gem is huge for an ET, Sparkling fountains light radiate as the gem is tilted. Meteorite
peridot gems this size and clarity are extraordinary! It weighs just under one carat at 0.96 carat! It is approx 6.89 x
4.72 x 3.96 mm.
Mounted in a one-of-a-kind pendant, it is fabricated using a Gibeon meteorite from Namibia, that is etched
to show the "Widmanstatten" pattern of nickel/iron crystals -- proof of space origin! Click on picture to show enlarged photo.
The ET peridot gem is mounted in a 14 karat gold head. The 14 karat white gold bail is set with 5 round diamonds.
No PEF109118 Pendant Price $11,250
" Barion Emerald Cut"
Measurements are approx 5.86 x 4.09 x 2.78 mm. Nice color and light return. Just over three-fifths of a carat at 0.61 points, this gem has inclusions that immediately identify it as extraterrestrial. Under 10X magnification a flaw on one end is easily seen. Best used in a pendant or as a specimen.
A GIA certified gem!
No PEF0116-6   $3200
" Meteorite "Orion" Pendant"
Measuring approx 38 mm in diameter. This pendant has the additional provanance of being exhibited in 2016 at the "Gems From Out Of This
World" show at the Carnegie Museum's Wertz Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA. The "Orion Pendant" is set with 7 extraterrestrial
peridot faceted gems totaling approx one carat and set in 14 karat gold. The Meteorite disk is fabricated from a Gibeon meteorite
that has been etched to show the "Widmanstatten" pattern -- proof of meteoric origin. The exhibiton has closed and this piece is
now available. Price $6500.
This step cut brilliant cushion has nice proportions and color. Brownish Inclusions are plain to see! -- that's what to look for
as proof of extraterrestrial origin.
This 4 Billion year old piece of heaven, measures 5.41 x 4.28 x 2.92 mm and weighs a big 0.53 carats.
A GIA certified gem! No. PEF0116-2   $3200
" 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 and there are enough
of them oriented to reflect light.
No PEC1111 4   $XXXX SOLD
"Barion Emerald Cut "
This gem is brilliant throughout and has excellent "fountaining" of light. Nice proportions and excellent color with a few small Brownish Inclusions -- exactly what to look for as proof of extraterrestrial origin.
This 4 Billion year old space gem, measures 5.69 x 4.08 x 3.48 mm and weighs a huge 0.71 points --just short of 3/4 carats.
A GIA certified gem! No. PEF0116-3   $7900
"Round Brilliant "
This gem is brilliant with great color. It has a few small inclusions that prove extraterrestrial origin. One large noticable inclusion on the edge can be easily covered with a prong setting.
It measures 3.88 x 3.94 x 3.00 mm and weighs just over a quarter carat at 27 points.
A GIA certified gem! No. PEF1013-5   SOLD
"Oval Brilliant "
This gem is brilliant with great color. Checkerboard crown. We suggest it best suited for a pendant.
It measures 5.08 x 3.99 x 2.47 mm and weighs in at nearly a one-third carat at 30 points.
A GIA certified gem! No. PEF1111-29   $1150
"Extraterrestrial Peridot Small Rough "
Back in stock - while it lasts This gravel was recovered from the solid nickel/iron meteorite matrix. This is coarse grade "small mine-run" material, from the exact same source meteorites we use to
cut our larger gems; some pieces may be suitable to cut very small cabochons. These can also be used for inlay jewelry,
beads, and many other jewelry or craft ideas/projects. We did not high-grade this size and there are occasionally pieces that
are chatoyant or cat's-eye phenomenal gems. Each bag contains 50 carats. Supply is limited! Photo shows typical
contents of one bag. Click on photo to enlarge.
Order No.ET-Rough   Price $129/bag. Price includes free shipping and insurance in the USA.
"Round Brilliant "
This round brilliant half carat is resting on a carved quartz flower.
now in a private
"Cat's-eye cabochon "
This one is very lively and displays great chatoyancy.
It measures 3.32 - 3.50 x 2.83 mm and weights 1/3 carat or 33 points. A GIA certified gem!
No. PEC 1111-1   $1650
NEW! Odessa Meteorite
Own a slice of the Odessa, Texas meteorite. Etched Slices. SOLD OUT
We're showing some Stinson's and also our customer's jewelry incorporating ET peridot. Click on this PDF file to
see the new creations.
click here: New jewelry photos