METEORITE Peridot GEMS!
GIA Certified! --Independent Proof of Authentic Meteoric Origin
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The GEM FROM HEAVEN! Extraterrestrial peridot is found only in rare pallasite meteorites.
I personally recover the peridot crystals in these 4 Billion year old iron/nickel meteorites.
Then I select the few precious crystals that are large enough and clean enough to cut a QUALITY gem.
The result is these sparkling gems from the beginning of our solar system.

No other gems are older or more rare! An eternal gift from heaven.

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1. peridot crystals in a pallasite meteorite; 2. crystals recovered from the meteorite; 3. Stinson's ET "All triangles" cut.
© photos by Rick Stinson

    Extraterrestrial peridot is one of the extreme rarities in the world of colored gems.   It is found in rare pallasite meteorites that were created at the beginning of our solar system, scientists say somewhere in outer space, around 4 1/2 BILLION years ago. Pallasites are composed of crystals of olivine (peridot) that is encased in a matrix of nickel-iron. Peridot (pronounced pair-uh-doe) not "pair-uh-dot"!! is the August birthstone! The peridot crystals were mixed in with the molten nickel-iron when two plannetoids or asteroids collided!!  Between the violent formation, exploding in our atmosphere and then impacting the earth, most crystals are so fractured they crumble to pieces if removed from the iron!   That's why only a very few meteoric peridot gems have ever been cut.
 
    Even more rare, is extraterrestrial cat's-eye peridot.  I first found some of this extremely rare chatoyant cat's-eye meteorite peridot in August 2006. An article about ET 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.
After meteorite hunter Steve Arnold recovered these particular pallasite meteorites and my subsequent iscovery of the cat's-eye phenomenon, I do not believe any cabochon cut meteoric cat's-eye gems had ever been cut before. Ref "Gems and Gemology" Spring 1992. What made this find extraordinary that some crystals are large enough to cut and a few have are chatoyant!   After cutting the first chatoyant gem, stones were sent to astrophysical labs for research and analysis. The result is that this space peridot can now positively distinguished and identified as extraterrestrial in origin.
  Every Stinson's ET gem is delivered with a signed and sealed Certificate of Authenticity (COA). Larger gems listed below, have also been certified by independent gemological labs. Don't guess what is authentic! When it's time to sell, hand down or appraise, collectors, curators, jewelers and gem lovers throughout the world have depended on Stinson's assurance of authenticity, to be absolutely sure of what they are buying.

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 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.

Things you should know about meteoric peridot faceted and cabochon gems:

   Extraterrestrial peridot crystals often have an inclusion that is not found in earthly peridot. Some gems may show a chatoyancy or cat's-eye effect. That is the phenomenom that I found in 2006 when (to the best of my knowledge) I cut the first known cat's-eye extraterrestrial gem. It it is a very humbling experience to be able to work with this incredible gem from space!
  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 and respected.  Extraterrestrial peridot is so rare that it cannot easily be replaced.  For the fortunate few who will own a gem from heaven,  depend on Stinson's to advise you on finding a jeweler who can set your gem.

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CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY

  The gems shown here are all delivered with Stinson's COA. In addition our other lab reports provide independent verification of extraterrestrial origin. A laboratory grading report is a valuable asset for any gem and establishes additional provenance of the gem.
   In order to keep costs down we offer gems that are have not been analized in a lab; that greatly reduces the price of our smaller gems. 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 Graduate Gemologist which is GIA's highest educational level. 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. Examine and return any gem in 7 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 include FREE priority shipping in the USA. Overseas orders: inquire for shipping quote. Foreign Customers are responsible for any customs fees, taxes, etc. We do NOT ship to SOME foreign countries, so you must inquire before paying anything! USPS Shipping Rates change often, and we do our best to charge actual shipping.


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NOTE: there is a considerable difference in color when viewing this website on a laptop!
Laptops colors are often too green!! Colors best seen using a regular computer screen.
ETs usually have a golden flash and/or yellow-green body color. This is due to inclusions found only in meteoric peridot.

GIA Certified ET Peridot Gems.   Updated November 8, 2019.


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Round Brilliant
Eye clean and very bright! Greenish yellow color with brilliant gold highlight.
measurements: 3.42- 3.51 x 2.27mm depth and weight is 0.17 carats. A GIA certified gem!
No. PEF 0519-4   This gem as been SOLD.




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Cushion
Cushion step cut crown and modified brilliant pavilion. This gem shows some inclusions without magnification and is still very bright. Greenish yellow color with gold highlights.
measurements: 4.02 x 3.19 x 2.46 mm and weight is .26 carats. A GIA certified gem!
No. PEF 0519-5   $905




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Round Brilliant
Round cut weighing in at a quarter+ carat that is eye clean and brilliant! Greenish yellow color with gold highlights.
measurements: 3.75 x 2.83 depth mm and weight is .27 carats. A GIA certified gem!
No. PEF 0519-3   SOLD




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Trilliant
Trilliant shape with a step cut crown and modified brilliant pavilion. This gem is eye clean and brilliant. Big look to this gem. Yellowish green color with brilliant gold highlight.
measurements: 4.16 x 4.31 x 2.57 mm and weight is .30 carats. A GIA certified gem!
No. PEF 0519-1   $1100




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Cushion
Cushion step cut crown and modified brilliant pavilion. This gem is eye clean and some light acicular needles show under 10X magnification. Greenish yellow color with brilliant gold highlight.
measurements: 3.93 x 3.23 x 2.74 mm and weight is .30 carats. A GIA certified gem!
No. PEF 0519-2   $1025




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Emerald - octagonal
Octagonal shape with excellent enhanced clarity. This gem is eye clean and concave cutting has increased the brilliance throughout.
measurements: 4.81 x 3.89 x 2.82 mm and weight is .43 carats. A GIA certified gem!
No. PEF0417-2   $2375





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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


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"Cat's-eye cabochon "
This excellent elongated cat's-eye cabochon has translucent clarity.
Titled "Golden Eye", this is a one-of-a kind gem.
The cat's-eye" streaks over the length of this tapered oval gem, symbolizing the 4 billion year old meteor that brought it to earth. Great chatoyancy!
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 a recent Carnegie Museum "Gems From Out of This World" exhibition. No. PEC 00214-3   $2156


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"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 certified gem!
No. PEF0116-4   $9250 This gem has been reserved for an upcoming museum exhibition. It is available for sale. Please inquire.





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"Baroque Oval "
This cabochon is well above the average size for ET gems, weighing in at 0.91 ct. It has supreme ET golden-green color.
Small inclusions are easily noticed, verifying this gem originated from an asteroid or perhaps a planetoid, at beginning of our solar system! There is some chatoyancy on the side. Rick had planned to facet this excellent crystal and decided to just polish it and leave it in it's natural shape. Extremely clean gem with great color!
It measures 5.61 x 4.81 x 3.58 mm A GIA certified gem! No. PEF0116-4   $8995


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"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.


meteorite gem photo meteorite gem photo " 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


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" 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




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" 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. Price $6500. This pendant has been reserved for an upcoming museum exhibition. Details to follow.




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" Brilliant Oval "
Just listed! Checkerboard crown adds to nice brilliance.
It measures 4.42 x 2.97 x 2.35 mm and weights 1/5 ct at 0.20 carat A GIA certified gem!
No. PEF 1111-23. Price $ SOLD



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"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



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"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



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"Extraterrestrial Peridot Small Rough "
NOW in stock as of November 7, 2019. These small extraterrestrial pieces are recovered from the solid nickel/iron meteorite matrix. Some are gemmy and some were located near the fusion crust and are opaque. This is coarse grade "small mine-run" crystals that run from 1 to 5 mm. They are from the exact same meteorites that produce the crystals from which we cut our larger gems. Some pieces may be suitable to cut very smallrose cuts or cabochons. These can also be used for inlay jewelry, beads, and many other jewelry or craft ideas/projects. We do not high-grade this size and there are occasionally pieces that are chatoyant or cat's-eye phenomenal gems. Each bag contains 50 carats. Restocked but still a limited supply! Photo shows typical contents of one bag. Click on photo to enlarge. Order No.ET-Rough   Price $129/bag; includes free shipping and insurance in the USA.
DO NOT SEND MONEY without emailing first to confirm availability!! Please email: stinsons@gemservice.com


ET Specimen preserved in Lucite meteorite specimen photo meteorite specimen photo
NEW - First time offered!! Pallasite Meteorite Collector Specimen. Click to enlarge.
Limited stock! as of November 8. 2019. These specimens are sawn from a pallasite from the same location our gems come from! They are polished and etched to show the iron/nickel pattern in the metal and thin enough to show the peridot crystals in the matrix. The specimens are all approx the same size and thickness 28 x 11 x 2 mm. The Lucite block is approx 75 x 150 x 20 mm. These specimens were professionally preserved in Lucite to eliminate the corrosion and rusting that is typical of many iron meteorites. Going on 10 years without any oxygen, they show no signs of rust and are guaranteed to your satisfaction! Supply is limited! Photos shows typical specimen. Order "ET Specimen in Lucite"   Price $98 which includes shipping and insurance in the USA. Customers in the UK, Australia, Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland, UAE, add $38 for USPS Priority mail service.
DO NOT SEND MONEY without emailing first to confirm availability!! Please email: stinsons@gemservice.com


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"Extraterrestrial Peridot HIGH GRADE Small Rough "
Limited stock! as of November 7. 2019. These small extraterrestrial pieces are recovered from the solid nickel/iron meteorite matrix. These pieces are cleaner and more gemmy This is coarse grade "small " crystals that run from approx 1 to 5 mm. They are from the exact same meteorites that produce the crystals from which we cut our larger gems. Some pieces may be suitable to facet a higher grade very small gems or cabs. These can also be used for inlay jewelry, beads, and many other jewelry or craft ideas/projects. These are high-grade hand selected pieces. There are occasionally pieces that are chatoyant or cat's-eye phenomenal gems. Each bag contains 20 carats. Supply is limited! Photo shows typical color and size. Click on photo to enlarge. Order "ET-Rough HIGH GRADE"   Price $200/bag;includes free shipping and insurance in the USA.
DO NOT SEND MONEY without emailing first to confirm availability!! Please email: stinsons@gemservice.com


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"Cat's-eye Cabochon "
This gem has a very distinct point of light that dances over the dome of this cab as it is moved.
It measures 3.32 - 3.50 x 2.83 mm and weights exactly 1/3 carat or 33 points. A GIA certified gem!
No. PEC 1111-1   $1650




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"ET Cat's-Eye Rough Crystal "
Side view and Top view. ET crystal showing excellent chatoyancy (cat's-eye); it's still in the meteorite iron/nickel matrix. The only specimen of gem ET peridot with this perfect orientation, that I've ever recovered. A museum piece, it measures approx 4.46 x 3.37 x 6.9 mm. Weight of the peridot crystal is likely over one carat -- weight is estimated due to the iron matrix. It is preserved in mineral oil in order to prevent any oxidation in the iron. No. Spec 1014-1   $3250




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