Jewelry designer Karen Boateng creates gorgeous one of a kind pieces from 100% FAIR TRADE, ECO-FRIENDLY gemstones. They make fantastic gifts -- including gifts to yourself! So come over and do a little no-stress shopping. Karen is the last word in green glam. Support small business artists, demand eco-conscious luxuries, and knock out your gift list in high style.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Jewelry You Can't Afford To Pass Up!

Hi Everyone!

Little Gems has been having a blast during the past few weeks designing some new jewels that won't break the bank. I have several new pieces available on lottery too; try your chance to win some bling for only a few bucks!

What do you do when your husband surprises you with a fun night out on the town? Dig through your wardrobe and try to piece together the perfect outfit... and hope you have a necklace to match.

These gorgeous necklaces are the perfect accessories to keep in your jewelry box: wear daily with your jeans, and dress up your gown when you go out on the town!

Finally, I'm hoping you can take a moment to vote for Little Gems in the Leading Moms in Business 2009 Competition!

Little Gems is also a featured Fashion Designer in Us Trendy! Go ahead and rate your favorite designs!

Thank you for supporting small sustainable businesses!



Friday, February 20, 2009

Support us in the 2009 StartupNation Leading Moms in Business Competition

Support us in the 2009 StartupNation Leading Moms in Business Competition

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

New Designs

Ahhhh, inspiration! Isn't it an amazing feeling when it hits you? I started working on some new designs last night that I'm very excited about. I don't want to give the details away until I have them completed and the photos posted. More on this next week.

In these challenging economic times, those of us who are creative and innovative will find ways to continue to be successful. I won't feed my family by sitting here doing the same old thing while waiting for business to pick up again. Instead, I'm expanding my network, streamlining my Mothering Rocks designs, and increasing my Fashionista Collection.

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Don't miss the last day of our Valentine's Day Special; freebies, discounts, and a whole lot of love!

Since ancient times, wise women have used plant oils to heal the body and cheer the soul. Every tribal midwife knew which herbs eased babies into the world, or prevented bad dreams. Some used stones and crystals, too. But the knowledge that stones could amplify the power of the oils while enhancing their subtler effects remained hidden in the hands of magicians and more!

Introducing GemEssence---therapeutic grade essential oil blends infused with the energy of natural, untreated gemstones, uncut or faceted by hand. GemEssence comes in four blends: Awaken, Joy, Soothe, and Sleep.

Through midnight February 14, 2009 we're giving away a free GemEssence Aromatherapy spray with all orders over $25 at all of Little Gems sister store locations: Little Gems Online Etsy HCdiscounts

Here is just a hint of some of the items you'll find this weekend!

Healing traditions claim pink Rhodonite, Rhodocrosite, Rose Quartz and Ruby bring love to the wearer. What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than with this beautiful
necklace and Earrings!

For those of you who have heard about the CPSIA regulations, please note that Little Gems Jewelry has been lab tested and is CPSIA compliant: lead and phthalate free and strength tested.

For those of you who have no idea what CPSIA is, you might want to listen to a blog radio show I participated in; there's lots of details about the implications of this new law.

Please take a moment to read about our commitment to safety.

If you like Little Gems, please vote accordingly in the Leading Moms in Business 2009 Competition!

Thank you for supporting small sustainable business!



Thursday, February 12, 2009


For those of you who haven't been keeping up with the latest updates about the CPSIA, where the heck have you been? I mean really, why can't you keep up with the new exemptions, request for comments, changes of interpretation, etc. that have been occurring every few days?

For those of you who don't know what the CPSIA is, please listen to a blog radio show I participated in; there's lots of details.

So the latest update is that the CPSC is now requesting comments on which products should be exempted from the Phthalate testing. All comments must be received within 30 days from their request; March 13. There is actually a chance I might survive this mess; seeing that Phthalates are used to manufacture plastics, and I don't use plastic in my designs... we'll see what they decide.

I swear, I feel like I'll get whiplash from all of these turning of events.

I'm also feeling a bit torn about the current request to also grant exemptions for rhinestones, crystal, etc. with regards to the lead testing. Their reasoning is that if a child swallowed a rhinestone or crystal from their jewelry, picture frame, or clothing it would be exposing them to less than the amount of lead that they currently are already eating... if they are eating certain canned fruits and veggies, packaged brownies, and other processed foods! WHAT??? I can't wrap my head around that logic! How is it ok for lead to be present in food?!

I'm still not sure what to think, aside from just being glad that I buy my fruits and veggies at my local farmer's market, and we eat mostly unprocessed and fresh food.

Not that I'm saying those exemptions shouldn't be in place; but I'm kind of wondering what the FDA has been allowing to go on!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Valentine's Gift From Little Gems

Eco-Conscious Jewels

Hi Everyone,

Valentine's Day is coming up, and what better way to celebrate than with a FREE Gift? Little Gems is offering a FREE GemEssence Aromatherapy spray with all orders over $25, now through February 14, 2009.

There are many gorgeous jewels on SALE now, so you'll be sure to find just the right gift for your loved one, and keep the FREE Gift for yourself!

Or go ahead and pre-shop for your own Valentine's Day gift; I'm sure your husband will appreciate the help in selecting the perfect gift for you this year!

All Jewelry will arrive in a cute eco-conscious gift box; optional gift card is available when you specify the gift card message in the notes upon check-out.

For those of you living in the San Francisco greater Bay Area, host a Trunk Show and invite your girlfriends over for a fun shopping experience and receive 30% of the show sales total as credit towards FREE jewelry for you!

Call Karen to book your Trunk Show now at 925-914-2229.

Thank You For supporting small sustainable businesses!