rare specimens

Hamilton, Canada · 471 Sales


rare specimens

Hamilton, Canada 471 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars

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Chalcopyrite Studs
Blue Apatite Studs
Azurite Studs
Stud Earrings - Pyrite
Mix & Match Stud Set
Raw Emerald Stud Earrings
Herkimer Diamond Studs
Raw Amethyst Stud Earrings
Abalone Stud
Raw Peridot Studs
Citrine Stud Earrings
Aqua Aura Quartz Stud Earrings
Crystal Quartz Studs
Royal Aura Quartz Studs


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Sandra Toews

Sandra Toews on Mar 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The style, colour and quality


AM2J on Dec 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I had to rewrite this review, because I ran out of room! I really can't say enough great things. Customer service was 💯 from day one. Prompt reply, obvious customer care and delivery timing as promised. Fast forward to wearing these for days now, I am BEYOND happy. Not only are they exquisitely beautiful, they are exactly as I hoped quality wise. I am allergic to most metals (I can only wear high quality gold and surgical steel). These truly are surgical steel. I have worn them alllll day and even slept in them one night because I forgot I had them in! If they weren't true Surgical Steel, my lobes would have swelled and bled. These are high quality. Perfect in every way. I have already received tons of compliments, everywhere I go. I am so in love. I feel an obsession coming on ❤

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It all started with sibling rivarly

My brother had the best rock collection. He carefully displayed each and every crystal and stone he had on a soft brown rabbit pelt, on a shelf above his bed. He wouldn't let me touch them.

Fast forward 20 years and I finally have my own collection, and I surround myself with beautiful rocks & minerals every day for my job. Rare Specimens are made by hand using all natural, raw, and rough rocks, minerals and crystals. No two pair are alike.


You can find Rare Specimens in person at the following shops:


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Victoire Boutique, Toronto ON
Kennedy Park, Guelph ON
The Farm, North Bay ON
Kokito, Prince Edward County ON
Cheerfully Made, Mississippi Mills (Almonte) ON
Victoire Boutique, Ottawa ON
Craft Arts Market, St Catherines
Faun Boutique, Port Hope ON
Boutique Unicorn, Montreal QC
The Butcher’s Daughter Gift Shoppe, Saint John NB
Twisted Sister, St. John's NL
Out of the Blue, Winnipeg MB
Far & Wide, Kelowna BC
Wilde and Sparrow, Parksville BC
The Cellar, Rossland BC


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Black Bear Vintage & Handmade, Brooklyn NY
Red Arrow Workshop, Lafayette, LA

For wholesale inquiries please contact rarespecimens.shop [!at] gmail.com


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  • Jane LaBatte


Shop policies

Last updated on January 4, 2017
Welcome to Rare Specimens!

Please have a look through my policies before purchasing and convo me if you have any questions.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I accept paypal and credit cards set up for paypal.

If you'd like something held on reserve, feel free to contact me.
All orders ship out within 2-3 business days via Canada Post ground shipping. Within Canada this is tracked, but outside of Canada standard shipping does not offer tracking. If you would like tracking or rush shipping please upgrade your shipping.
Refunds and Exchanges
I take care to describe and photograph all items in detail. If you have questions, please ask before purchase.

If an item has been damaged by the postal service, please contact me immediately (within 24 hours) so we can file a damage claim.