SAINT LOUIS, MO--(Marketwire - August 19, 2009) - The birth of a child is amazing. Nothing changes you so completely and beautifully. There is a long standing tradition in Brazil. On the day of a child's birth, the father presents both the mother and child with elegant pieces of keepsake jewelry. The mother always receives a son or daughter pendant to commemorate the birth while the daughter is given either her first set of earrings or a baby bracelet. Kalinka Valar founded Little Jewel in 2007 to bring this tradition to the United States.

When Kalinka first moved to America, she was frequently stopped by people asking where they could find the unique jewelry that both she and her daughter wore.

Each morning, mothers in Brazil put on their keepsake necklaces and are reminded of the joy and love brought into their lives by their children. Little Jewel wants to share that feeling with mothers everywhere.

Men, women and children can find the right gifts for all the women in their lives in the Little Jewel Mother Collection, available in 18K white/yellow gold and silver. Every season, the race to find the perfect gift begins. Little Jewel's son and daughter pendants or charms make a great gift for both mothers and grandmothers. Every mother, and especially every grandmother, relishes the opportunity to wax poetic about their offspring and Little Jewel gives them a great opportunity to show the world their devotion. What kind of mother is she? Take Little Jewel's Quiz to find out and find the right piece of jewelry for her!

About Little Jewel

There is no better way to celebrate birth and motherhood than with the gift of fine jewelry. Little Jewel, located in Saint Louis, Missouri, offers beautifully crafted, tasteful necklaces, earrings, and bracelets that provide lasting keepsakes for both mother and child. Designed in Brazil, the one-of-a-kind son and daughter pendants and charms are a perfect way for moms to show the world how important motherhood is to them. Little Jewel also offers a collection of fine jewelry for children, including ID or pearl bracelets with specially designed safety clasps, birthstone earrings, and so much more! See all available styles at

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