Welcome To Island Gems


Martin Simpson's fossil and gem shop, formerly at Blackgang, is now situated at the Isle of Wight Pearl Centre, a well known and long established attraction on the south coast of the Isle of Wight.



Our 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 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. Fossil Hunts >


The stock is always changing, so please send us your wants list. Opening times 10 - 5pm every day of the year except Xmas Day and Easter.



New Species

A new species of pterosaur, Vectidraco daisymorrisae, has been announced in the scientific world. Read Daisy's story in this new book, available to buy online from our shop.