Welcome To Island Gems


Martin Simpson's fossil and gem shop, formerly at Blackgang and the Isle of Wight Pearl Centre, is now situated in Godshill, a well known and popular destination 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 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. Fossil Hunts >


The stock is always changing, so please send us your wants list. Open from 10am every day of the year (10:30am on Sundays) except Xmas Day.


BRAND NEW FOR 2014 ~ The Jurassic Garden
This year Island Gems will be proud to welcome guests into it's Jurassic Garden.  The Garden will feature scientific specimens, models and jurassic plants.  There will be something here to suit all ages and will be completely free!


New Species

A new species of pterosaur, Vectidraco daisymorrisae, was announced in the scientific world in 2013. Read Daisy's story in this new book, available to buy online from our shop.