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Martin Simpson's fossil and gem shop, formerly at Blackgang and the Isle of Wight Pearl Centre, is now situated in Godshill. The shop, Island Gems, offers a wide variety of fossils, minerals, gemstones, crystals and jewellery with a rock and gem theme. We have a comprehensive selection of amber jewellery and some more unusual designs made from gemstones, pearls, jet, petrified wood and fossilised dinosaur bone.
As well as locally sourced products, there are rocks and minerals from all over the world at competitive prices. See our online shop for details. In addition to our standard range of gifts for tourists and visitors, we also offer a range of unusual collectors pieces including rarer Isle of Wight fossil specimens and some hard to get minerals and crystals.
We also run guided fossil hunts in the area. CLICK HERE for more information.
The stock is always changing, so please send us your wants list. Open from 10am to 4pm every day except Xmas Day.