Specimental's Shop Announcement

Check out my feature in Vancouver's biggest arts and entertainment weekly, The Georgia Straight:


For more of my custom rings, please visit my new website at http://www.specimentaldesign.com

PLEASE READ BEFORE ORDERING: Please take note of my current production timelines before you order...

Gold Drop Earrings: three weeks minimum, may be longer
Raw Diamond Bezel Earrings: 9-10 weeks, please contact me for rush option
Gemstone and Gold Necklaces: three weeks minimum, may be longer
Diamond Slice Earrings: 9-10 weeks, please contact me for rush order options
Hand-built Prong Set Rough Diamond Earrings: 9-10 weeks, please contact me for rush order options
Custom Rings- Sterling Silver- 10 weeks, no rush option available
Custom Rings- Gold, any karat- 10 weeks- please contact me for rush order options

You can also contact me through treloar [!at] telus.net


SPECIMENTAL is conflict-free rough diamonds and raw gemstones embedded in unique handmade jewelry. I work in all colours and karats of recycled gold, and in sterling silver.

I am very honoured to have been one of 60 women featured in Marlo Thomas' new book, 'It Ain't Over...Till It's Over'. Here is a link to the book: http://books.simonandschuster.ca/It-Aint-Over-Till-Its-Over/Marlo-Thomas/9781476739915

NEW TO THE STUDIO....are gorgeous vintage, Old European, and old mine cut diamonds. These vintage and antique diamonds are breathtaking and organic in appearance- the Old European and mine cut diamonds date back to the turn of the last century, and were cut by hand.


My rough diamonds are sourced from a small number of reputable dealers who source their stones from conflict-free countries. All of my diamonds comply with the United Nations Kimberley Process guidelines.

Rush orders- may be possible, but please get in touch with me before you order.

All pieces are created solely by me in my Vancouver, Canada, studio. You can read more about me here: http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2012/featured-seller-specimental/ when Etsy had me as a Featured Seller. Thank you Etsy for publishing this article I wrote about my life as a widow and single mother: https://www.etsy.com/blog/news/2013/supporting-her-family-with-her-own-two-hands/#comments

Please be sure to read my shop policies regarding returns and refunds before you purchase- I do not accept returns on custom pieces: http://www.etsy.com/shop_policy.php?user_id=7237531

Please keep reading for information on my production time, shipping, and insurance on purchases.


Please be sure to check my current production time and your delivery time BEFORE you purchase. My current production times are listed at the top- look way up.

This production time CAN BE LONGER, as I am a very busy one-person studio. SHIPPING TIMES are also listed- if the shipping time is longer than you wish, please ask for a postal upgrade. Please make note of this information before your purchase, and ask any questions about rush orders or postal upgrades prior to checking out.

Most of my pieces are made-to-order. Please see individual listings, which will state whether the piece is custom, or ready to ship.

If you have a firm 'need by' date, please make sure you let me know- otherwise, I will do my best to produce your piece in the abovementioned timeframe, but please understand that this can take longer- I am an extremely busy one-person show


Your piece will be insured as you request, if different from what is in the listing. However, the declared value of your item will be listed on the import/export paperwork- this is the amount you paid for your item. It will be marked as 'merchandise', and not a 'gift'. I am not authorized to collect your country's import fees and taxes, and they are not included in your purchase price. If you are unsure of the import fees/regulations for your country, please contact your local Customs office for precise information.

Less-expensive pieces ship using regular Air Mail shipping, which has a delivery guideline of 4-10 business days into the USA- however, there is no time guarantee from Canada Post on this. International delivery takes around 2 weeks or longer. Also, Air Mail does not include a tracking number. It does not include insurance. This shipping method is $8.50 into the USA.

Costlier pieces are sent into the USA with Fed Ex Ground (4-10 business days estimated delivery time, tracking number and $100 of insurance included). This shipping method is about $28 into the USA.

My custom ring sets and most costly pieces are sent using Overnight Purolator or Fed Ex ($35 into the USA, $65 to most places Internationally, NO insurance provided) or Canada Post Expresspost for $25 with $100 of insurance (3-5 days of travel time). I want them in your hands as quickly as possible once they are complete! Contact me for the cost of an insurance upgrade, if you would like your pieces insured for their full value. I cannot replace nor refund for pieces that ship without full insurance. Please note that it is no longer possible to insure jewelery shipments out of Canada for more than $1000.

Please get in touch for assistance with figuring out the shipping method you need, or to upgrade your shipping method and insurance.

RAW DIAMOND SIZING: I have a huge collection of conflict-free rough diamonds, and they are my favourite specimens to work with. I have finally started sorting my white and silver crystal cluster diamonds by size, and have made listings for each size category. The categories are Size A (1.5-2mm), Size B (3.5-4mm), Size C (5-6mm), Size D (6.25-7.5mm), Size E (8-10mm), and Huge (done by caratweight, over 10mm).

SHOP POLICIES: Please see my policies for information on shipping, resizing, returns, and jewelry care- http://www.etsy.com/shop_policy.php?user_id=7237531

LAYAWAY: Get in touch if you see something you like, but can't buy until later. I am generally able to place pieces on hold.

BUYERS OUTSIDE OF CANADA: Please note that I am not able to estimate for you what your country will charge you in import fees when you buy a piece from me. Any import fees, taxes, brokerage fees, etc. are assessed by your government. These fees cannot be estimated nor collected by me, and are not included on your invoice from me. Please call your country's customs office if you would like an idea of fees that may be levied upon your purchase.

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.