These lovely white gems may look, at first glance, like moonstones or kind of dull opals, but are, in fact, made from breast milk! Yep! Milky mementos forever preserved in resin! The perfect gift for the new mommy in your life! The jeweler, Mamma’s Liquid Love, started making these milk stones as a way to thank her milk donor, back when she was struggling to produce enough milk for her child. Pieces range from $50 to $100 and take about 6–8 weeks to make. (via BuzzFeed)
From her FAQ:
What is breast milk jewelry?
It is jewelry that is very special to a mother. It commemorates her nursing journey and serves as a reminder of her selfless gift. I take the mother’s own milk (surrogate, milk donor) and preserve it in resin. The breastmilk is no longer in liquid form when the jewelry is complete.
How much breast milk is required?
I need about 1-1.5 ounces of milk for about 2-3 pieces. Anything more than 3 pieces, I would need about 2-2.5 ounces.
Can I use old frozen milk?
Yes, absolutely! It is still perfect for making your keepsake.
Where do I send the milk?
Please ship to:
Ann Marie Sharoupim: Mamma’s Liquid Love
29 Wilson Ave
Rutherford, NJ 07070
How do I know my breast milk is in the jewelry?
Although there is no way for me to “prove” your milk was used, as a nursing mother I know the importance and symbolism of these items. As a pharmacist, precision and exactness is essential; one mistake in filling someone’s prescription could result in serious adverse reactions or even death. I take the responsibility of handling your milk as seriously as I do in my professional career
How long will it be until I receive my item?
It depends on how many orders I have at the time, but typically 6-8 weeks. Please make sure your paypal/stripe shipping address is correct. I will only ship to that address.
Will my item look just like the picture?
No, every mamma is unique and the jewelry will reflect that. No two mother’s breast milk is the same. There will be many variations especially in color. Many of my friends joke and tell me I produce “skim milk” because it’s so light in color, but several moms produce what my nursing mother’s friends call “butter” which can be very yellow in color.
I have a design in mind, can you make it?
I can try :)