EXCLUSIVE: See Nick Cannon's First Mother's Day Gift for Mariah Carey

05/12/2011 at 01:30 PM ET

Mariah Carey Mother's Day Gift
Courtesy Jason Beverly Hills; Inset: WireImage

New mom Mariah Carey didn’t have to wait long to celebrate her first Mother’s Day. Just days after welcoming twins Monroe and Moroccan on April 30, the singer toasted her new life as a mom with a very special present from Nick Cannon: a 4-carat diamond and sapphire necklace from Jason of Beverly Hills. “Nick was really excited about the babies’ names and wanted to do a piece with them for Mariah’s first Mother’s Day,” jeweler Jason Arasheben explains. “Pink sapphires are bright and bold and diamonds are always so classic.” The sparkling piece, which also incorporates 14-karat white and rose gold, is valued at $12,000. Cannon, a longtime customer of Jason, was excited about his big surprise. “Nick came in and met with Jason on the Friday after his twins were born,” a source tells PEOPLE. “He was bleary eyed, looking so tired but so happy — all smiles, saying he wanted to design something special for Mariah’s first Mother’s day. He couldn’t want to surprise her on Sunday.” The bauble wraps up a sparkling week for stars; Rachel Zoe recently flashed her 10-carat push present, while Tori Spelling Tweeted about her fifth-anniversary pearl ring. For more, check out the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands tomorrow. Reporting by Jennifer Garcia

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Kristin on

For those of you who said this was tacky–keep your opinions to yourselves. This was a lovely gift a husband gave to his wife after she gave birth to their twins. I think the necklace with the two names intertwined with each other is just beautiful. Nick was being a thoughtful husband to Mariah. She definitely deserved a gift that recognizes her new status as a mother. It’s beautiful.

Dani on

I still can’t get over the fact that they named one of their kids “Moroccan”. Really? I would never name my kid a nationality. How lame. “Oh look at my little ‘Indian’ on the monkey bars? or “Oh look at ‘Chinese’ on the swings”. Give me a break.

M on

I completely agree with Steph’s comment, Tacky!! Just hope the children don’t get bullied later down the road because of the names they were given.

nicole on

i agree with Steph.. tacky

Suzy on

Less is more. And this is definitely not less.

Jon on

I liked a clip from tonight’s new Episode of The Real Housewives of NY, it was interesting!

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lola on

those were all the rage…in 1985, in my Spanish neighborhood

Jen on

Monroe is cute for a girl name, but I think Morocco would have been better for the boy’s name. Very cuirous at what they look like though :]

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