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Sustainable Fashions for the Whole Family
Eco-fashion… for moms too! Exquisite, eco-conscious, and sustainably produced Gemstone jewelry offers healing energies for mind, body, and soul.
The Original loop style nursing necklace Mothering Rockstm
Celebrate your style while providing safe exploration for your babies while nursing or being held in slings or in your arms.
I continually strive to make the world a better place. It has been a
priority for me to make sure that Little Gems has a Green Office seal
of approval, and is run as a green business. My main website is run on
green energy, the packaging and paper is all made from recycled and
biodegradeable materials, the gems are mined and cut in small batches
by village miners in India. My supplier has been going there and
working with them for over a decade, and has watched them build houses
for their families and their daughters going to school (which is not
the norm in this region).
None of the gems are dyed and they
are not processed above a little bit of polishing and shaping. These
low impact gems are unlike any that are commonly found in the
marketplace. These are totally unique and beautiful, just like you! You
can rest assured that I do not use any leaded Swarvski crystal, nor
The jewelry is made by a work at home mom (me) and most of the silver components are made from reclaimed silver.
About the Designer:
in nature, Little Gems appeals to all styles. These funky elegant
designs combine the hippest jewelry fashions with sophisticated style.
Designer Karen Blum Boateng has always been fascinated with the natural
world and incorporates these natural themes in her designs. In 1993,
while obtaining a B.S. in Conservation at the University of California
at Berkeley, she began designing and selling her own jewelry. Starting
with selling jewelry on Telegraph Ave. in Berkeley, her creations soon
found homes across the country.
In 1996, the Dotcom boom
enticed her into its fray, where she worked in sales, marketing, and
project management at a start-up software company and taking it public.
Wishing to be home more with her baby daughter, Karen eventually turned
her business expertise inward, starting up Little Gems jewelry for the
The concept for the unique Mothering Rocks
design grew as her baby daughter grew. She, as most babies do, tugged
at Karen's necklaces and eventually broke them. Rather than give up
wearing jewelry, she developed the ingenius gemstone loop style
necklaces. Mothering Rocks are beautifully designed to be strong enough
to wear everyday while withstanding children's exploration.
At last, mom AND baby are happy.
A word about the Jewels Healing Properties