La Petite Souris Charm

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La Petite Souris Charm

from 375.00

What is more charming than a toothless smile?  A gold charm of your little one's first lost tooth.

It starts in Kindergarten.  A wiggly tooth, difficulty eating an apple, waiting and waiting, the excitement of your first tooth coming out, trying to fall asleep that night with a tooth under your pillow.  Every family and culture has a different tradition - In Mongolia the tooth is fed to a dog or buried under a tree. In Iraq the tooth is thrown up in the air with a wish. In France, the lost tooth is left in a slipper for a mouse (La Petite Souris), who exchanges it for a gift. Recently, on the Lower East Side of New York City a new tradition began. A child lost her tooth and put it under her pillow.  In the morning it was replaced by a tiny note, "Dear child, You will soon receive a special delivery...". Four weeks later, a small envelope arrived – the lost tooth had magically turned to gold!  The little girl put it around her neck and hasn't taken it off since. Then her mom decided she loved it so much she asked the fairy to send her one too! *

PENDANT
The price of the solid 14k yellow gold pendant is based on the average size of a child’s first/baby front teeth. For most customers this will be $375 (chain/cord is sold separately). If the tooth is significantly larger than average we will contact you with a revised quote and you will be asked to pay the balance before fabrication begins. If you have questions or think that your tooth might be larger than average, please contact us to learn more or to receive a custom quote.

CHAIN OR CORD
Solid 14K gold chain with Lobster Clasp (.9mm thick x 20” length)
Navy Nylon Cord with solid 14k Gold Lobster Clasp and Jumpring (20” length)

ENGRAVING
Maximum of 8 letters/numbers. The price is the same for 1 or 8 letters/numbers.

PRODUCTION TIME
The process will take 3-4 weeks from the receipt of your original tooth and final payment (if there are any additional charges) . If we are able to finish sooner we will definitely let you know.

Handmade in NYC
All sales are final

*Have questions?  See our parent-only FAQ below.


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FAQ

Where and how should I ship my Original Tooth?

You can ship your Original Tooth to our studio address below. We recommend that you ship with a tracking number.

QUARRY STUDIO
Attn: La Petite Souris Charm
83 Canal Street
Studio 409
New York, NY 10002
Tel: 646 318 8318

How much will it cost?
The price of the custom solid 14k yellow gold pendant is based on the average size of a child’s First/Baby front teeth. For most customers this will be $375 (chain/cord and engraving are sold separately). If the tooth is significantly larger than average we will contact you with a revised quote and you will be asked to pay the balance before fabrication begins. If you have questions or think that your tooth might be larger than average, please contact us to learn more or to receive a custom quote.


How long does it take to receive the gold tooth?
The process will take 3-4 weeks from the receipt of your original tooth and final payment (if there are any additional charges) . If we are able to finish sooner we will definitely let you know.


What is the process of turning my kid’s tooth into gold.
A mold is made of the Original Tooth which makes a exact replica of the tooth.


Is the original tooth plated with gold?
No, the original tooth is not plated with gold. We make a perfect replica of the original tooth and it is cast in solid 14k gold.


What happens to the actual tooth?
Our goal is to return your original tooth to you unharmed. However, there are aspects to the process that are out of our control. While we will make our best effort to return the tooth in its original state, we are unable to guarantee that it will be undamaged by the casting process (though to date this has not been an issue).  Please note that Quarry Jewelry will not be held liable for lost or damaged teeth.


What is the packaging like when I receive the gold tooth?
Your La Petite Souris Charm will be tucked in an envelope printed with our La Petite Souris Charm mouse illustration. This envelope will be placed in a gift wrapped QUARRY jewelry box. The Original Tooth will be placed in a separate small enveloped labeled “OT”.


Can I have the tooth engraved?
Yes, laser engraving is $85 with a maximum of 8 letters/ numbers. It’s the same price for 1 or 8 letters/ numbers. See image of sample engraving. Please note that the engraving is super small so you might not be able to see if without the assistance of a magnified lens.


Any chance you can put a small diamond on the tooth?
Yes! Email us at lpsc@quarryjewelry.us and let us know what you are looking for.


I just want the tooth but not the necklace, can I do that?
Absolutely - Just select “No Chain or Cord” option. If you would like only a gold keepsake without a loop to attach to a necklace, write us a message to let us know.


I love this idea so much but I don’t have kids, can I send you my adult tooth?
Yes! Of course, the tooth is bigger so the price will be more but we are actually dying to do this so please get in touch. Email us at lpsc@quarryjewelry.us

What do I tell my child when her second tooth falls out?
Up to you, could be amazing to make a charm of each tooth that falls out but if that isn’t your style just explain that it’s special first tooth magic only and subsequent teeth get money or presents or... create your own family tradition! (And please let us know, we love to hear your stories).


Are there other metal options other than 14k Yellow Gold.
No, for now we only offer this tooth keepsake only in 14k Yellow Gold. We will offer more metal options in the near future.

How many copies of each tooth can I make? Are you only able to make more than one?
We will make a mold of your child’s original tooth in order to cast it in gold.  Once we have the mold we can make as many gold teeth as you like.


We already ordered one copy of my child’s tooth, how can I order more? Do I need to send you the original lost tooth?
We will store the mold of your child’s tooth in our studio for 1 year from the original order date. If you reorder within that 1 year, you can reorder more gold teeth without sending the original tooth back. If you send a reorder after 1 year, you will have to resend the original tooth.


I need the gold tooth for a gift right away! Can you do rush orders?
Yes, we can. Send us an email at lpsc@quarryjewelry.us, let us know how soon you need and we will let you know what the rush fee is.

Do you offer other chain/cord than from than the one shown on your webshop?
Yes, send us an email at lpsc@quarryjewelry.us and we can show you other options.

What if I want to return my custom “La Petite Souris Charm”.
Since this is a custom order, we do not offer refunds.