rare specimens

Hamilton, Ontario · 503 Sales


rare specimens

Hamilton, Ontario 503 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars

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Note from shop owner We're on a break! Rare Specimens will be on vacation from September 15 - 30th, and will reply to any questions once we're back!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on 14 Sep, 2017

We're on a break! Rare Specimens will be on vacation from September 15 - 30th, and will reply to any questions once we're back!


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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Tiana Lewis

Tiana Lewis on 11 Aug, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Domee on 22 Jul, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

TConconi on 18 Jul, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived in good time in lovely packaging. The earrings themselves are beautiful- I get so many compliments from people! Unfortunately one of the stones popped off the stud the second time I wore it, but I managed to find it and will hopefully be able to reattach it as I love these very much!

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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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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 04 January, 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

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns 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.
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.