Natural Curiosities Boutique Handmade Art Jewelry

Montreal, Canada
8,615 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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About NaturalCuriositiesB

Sales 8,615
On Etsy since 2008

From hobby to business to fulfillment.

My little shop started as a need to customize jewelry to suit my preferences and developed into a full fledged business.

After over 10 years I have decided to develop my own line of handmade jewelry combining my love of vintage cabochons with antique natural history illustrations. The marriage of science, history and art.

I get to make my dream cabochons using my favorite antique masterpieces illustrating the natural world. Many of the artworks used have been in my home framed, or used in various home décor for years.

I get to obsess over every little detail of my favorite artworks, research natural history and create things from scratch just the way I see it in my head. I have learned to use several graphic design programs, high quality color printing, and airbrushing.

The finished product represent a year and a half of research, skill building and trial and error.

Shop members

  • Nathalie

    Owner, Creator

    Sole owner and creator of Natural Curiosities Boutique (Formerly Eco Retro Bling). I design, create, interact with customers, photograph, ship and market, all from my home! This is my passion and full time job.

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Last updated on Nov 20, 2021
Frequently asked questions
How long will it take to arrive?

Expect delays due to Covid and changes within the USPS.

Regular shipping:
CANADA---------7 to 30 days on average. NO TRACKING OR DELIVERY CONFIRMATION. See shipping upgrades.

USA---------------7 to 14 days on average. TRACKING INCLUDED.

International---10 to 75 days on average. TRACKING INCLUDED FOR CERTAIN COUNTRIES.

Canada = Expedited------------1 to 7 days on average.

How long before an order is considered lost in the mail?

Shipping times are longer due to high volume mail on account of the pandemic.
After these times an item is considered lost:

Canada - 4 weeks
United States - 5 weeks
International - 5 weeks

Are orders insured against loss or damage?

All order are 100% insured. Any items lost or damaged in the mail will received a full refund including shipping.

Will I be charged customs on arrival?

Packages travelling within Canada will not incur custom charges.

All other destinations are subject to customs charges.

Every country has their own laws and policies regarding the possible taxes charged on purchased goods imported into the country. I cannot provide any guarantees on whether or not you will be charged customs. It is up to each buyer to educate themselves on their country's import policies.

All packages crossing international borders include detailed customs forms with items and value. It is against the law to omit or falsify this document. It is against the law to mark packages as 'gift' to avoid possible customs charges. I will not risk my business by breaking the law.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All orders are tastefully gift wrapped. See item listings for examples.

Since all orders already come ready for gift-giving the 'gift wrap' option allows you to add a personalized note card.

Most orders are shipped in bubble mailers. Boxes are for thicker items (i.e. most rings) that don't lay flat, and large orders.

I don't include receipts or prices inside HOWEVER any order leaving the country will necessarily include custom labels which include an itemized list and it's value.


Place your order no later than these dates for the best chance to receive by Christmas.

Due to the unpredictable nature of holiday mail volumes, even without the pandemic, I strongly encourage you to place your order even earlier than the cut-off date.

CANADA - December 8th

USA - December 16th (December 7th APO addresses)

UK - November 28th

AUSTRALIA - November 18th

INTERNATIONAL all other - November 16th