Desert Rose Specimens

Gorgeous Desert Rose specimens, available in a few different sizes.

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Desert Rose Specimens

Desert Rose specimens sold in a few different sizes, from 20-150MM approximately.

'Roses' in this size can be quite hard to find in UK based stores, and they make an excellent addition to any collection.

These roses are a lovely orangey-brown colour, and certain pieces actually do look quite rose-like. We have pictured several pieces, to give you an idea of the natural variations of the stone, and the type of sizes and shapes you can receive.

Due to their nature, they are a relatively fragile formation - make sure not to drop them!

They are sometimes known as 'gypsum roses', 'selenite roses', or 'baryte roses', as well as 'sand roses' and 'rose rock'.


We currently hold stock from two locations -

  • White pieces from the Samalayuca Desert, Chihuahua, Mexico, which have been heat treated in order to dehydrate them and make the edges whiter.
  • Brown weathered pieces from Douz, Kebili, Tunisia, which do not retain as much detail as the Mexican specimens.

Frequently asked questions and delivery information

How do we grade stones?

There is no overall universal grading system for the majority of our products. As such, the grades we use are internal only. They simply refer to higher and lower qualities, but they may be entirely different grades to other websites. C grade pieces are of lower quality than B grade, which is lower than A grade.


How does our ordering and delivery process work?

You place an order via the website. When it’s been picked and packed, your order will be marked as completed and dropped off at our local post office. We have an account with the post office called a “Drop and Go” account, which allows the post office staff to process our parcels when they have free time, rather than me queuing up and delaying everyone else.

I get tracking information etc online when this has been completed. I typically do not send tracking information to customers unless they request it – but if you’ve requested tracked postage, it has been sent tracked! If you have any worries or concerns about your parcel being delayed please feel free to get in touch and I’ll send the tracking info over! We also get delivery confirmations for parcels over 25MM thick by default.


How do international orders work?

After Brexit, with the UK leaving the European Union, certain things have changed with regards to international orders. European Union customers will now likely be liable to pay the same amount of import VAT as any other international customers. You will be responsible for any customs and import fees.


I’d like to return my order for a refund.

No problem at all – just get in touch and we’ll arrange it. You can read our full returns policy here.


What payment methods do you accept?

I can accept Paypal, Stripe, cheque, and direct bank transfers. Paypal and Stripe will both allow you to pay with credit and debit cards.


1 review for Desert Rose Specimens

  1. Diana (verified owner)

    A beautiful specimen, bought as a gift and he loves it

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