rare specimens

Hamilton, Canada · 446 Sales


rare specimens

Hamilton, Canada 446 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement   All earrings are made to order


Last updated on May 19, 2016

All earrings are made to order


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Abalone Stud
Mix & Match Stud Set
Raw Emerald Stud Earrings
Royal Aura Quartz Studs
Herkimer Diamond Studs
Tangerine Aura Quartz Studs
Raw Galena Stud Earrings
Aqua Aura Quartz Stud Earrings
Citrine Stud Earrings
Stud Earrings - Pyrite
Raw Peridot Studs
Raw Amethyst Stud Earrings
Crystal Quartz Studs


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Shumpei Maruyama

Shumpei Maruyama on Oct 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My girlfriend loved it. High quality gems!

Alex Galvin

Alex Galvin on Aug 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars
Alex Galvin

Alex Galvin on Aug 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

antoniawatson on Jun 28, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

The earrings are of great quality however a lot darker than those pictured. Maybe in future it might be nice to specify a lighter or darker stone like the shop does for their emerald earrings. Item shipped on the middle of May but only arrived today at the end of June. I contacted the shop previously about the length of time and sadly got no reply. I was starting to worry that the item would never arrive. I know the store owner was on holidays and her out of office said she didn't have internet access however they continued to post on their Instagram account.

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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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Shopgirls, Toronto ON
Red Pegasus, Toronto ON
Token, Toronto ON
Coal Miner's Daughter, Toronto ON
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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Shop members

  • Jane LaBatte


Shop policies

Last updated on March 7, 2012
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.
I ship everything (upon payment) via Canada Post standard ground shipping which generally takes two weeks in Canada and the US, and does not include tracking.

If you'd like a different method, please contact me first to be sure we have enough time to take care of everything and adjust shipping fees accordingly.
Refunds and Exchanges
I take care to describe and photograph all items in detail. If you have questions, please ask before purchase - I check in with my convos every day, so replies are speedy. As such, there are no refunds or exchanges.

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