It is jewelry made from a mom's own breast milk. It commemorates a mom's journey whether it be as a nursing mom, donor, surrogate, etc. It is a very special keepsake that reminds moms of both the hardship and joy of nursing.
I use very high quality preservation chemicals and jewelry settings. I custom design almost all of my settings and build them to last a lifetime. I've been a breast milk artist since 2015 and I'm so happy to say issues are extremely rare.
With that said, I want you to be 100% happy with your breast milk jewelry. It is symbolic of your journey and I want it to be perfect for you. If you have any issues, please contact me upon receipt of your product.
Do not use jewelry cleaners. To clean your items, please only use a soft polishing cloth that is specifically made for silver and gold jewelry. This will remove any tarnishing or dullness and keep your items looking new.
Do not wear your jewelry in or near moisture such as showers, pools, baths, beaches, etc
Do not wear your jewelry while working out- sweat and body oils can damage the surface of the jewelry
Remove your jewelry before doing any cleaning or before using essential oils
Do not expose your jewelry to extreme temperatures
Store your milk jewelry in a little airtight baggy (small ziploc preferably), away from heat, moisture, and direct sunlight. It is also a good idea to insert a small anti-tarnishing strip.
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 many moms produce what my nursing mothers friends call "butter" which can vary in color (very yellow to bright white).
Each piece is handmade(both milk and settings) and as with all handmade items, there is no such thing as a "perfect" piece. Under close inspection, you made see tiny imperfections that will not impact the longevity of your piece. I will not remake or refund any orders for this reason.
It is essential to get your ring size correct when placing an order. Due to the nature of the milk stone, some jewelers will refuse to re-size your ring.
If you would like to change your ring size, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to see whether your ring is at a stage where I can alter the size. If I give you the green light, you'd have to change the size using this listing:
If you choose to re-size the setting using a jeweler local to you, please note the ring can not be exposed to moisture, extreme heat, chemicals, and cannot be placed in an ultrasonic. Mamma's Liquid Love will not be held responsible for any damage incurred while re-sizing your ring.
If there is enough milk leftover, I keep your milk for at least a year. If you would like to purchase another piece, please email me at email@example.com to make sure I still have milk left over. If I confirm I still have left over milk, please reference your old order number in the notes section of the new order.
Solid Gold is the most valuable form of jewelry you can buy. It is a precious metal and I personally find it to be the best metal of choice. I realize it is not in everyone's budget, therefore I have a gold filled option to resemble solid gold.
Gold-Filled jewelry is made by bonding gold to a base metal (I use silver as a base metal) to resemble the look of solid gold. It is a much better option than plated jewelry.
Gold Plated Jewelry- This is a thin plating of gold over a base metal. You would have to get the jewelry re-plated over time and it not a great option in terms of longevity. I DO NOT OFFER THIS OPTION.
The number of milks refers to the number of milk bags you will be sending to be preserved. Some moms would like us to preserve milks from different parts of their journey (colostrum vs last pump) or journeys with multiple children.
I have a very strict code policy due to the changes in payment processor refund policies. I completely understand its so frustrating missing a code, but payment processors no longer refund fees associated with transactions. There can be no adjustments/refunds issued after an order is placed.
Almost anything with stones can be customized. The drop down menu that is located under each listing will color the ENTIRE piece that birthstone color if chosen. In order to customize which stones you'd like colored, please add this listing to your order:
Your milk undergoes chemical and mechanical processing that can alter color. If your milk is very translucent after mixing with resin, we add with a brightener to the mixture. We only do this when necessary. It prevents the milk stone from taking on the dark tint of the setting and accentuates the beauty of your milk.