Our babies are only small for a moment and an umbilical cord heart necklace can help keep a small part of your baby close. They gain their independence so quickly starting from when the umbilical cord is cut separating them from your shared placenta.
We will carefully cast only your cord or placenta into resin and give you a choice of stones. You can see Nikki’s YouTube tutorials here and know that I never film without your permission. I’m considered an expert and offer advanced courses in making breastmilk and keepsake jewellery, so you’re in safe hands. You might see my designs and stock images elsewhere.
placenta and umbilical cord heart necklace colour options
You can pick one of our eight colour mixes, or choose “classic cord” for a piece set in clear resin with a white background. Click on this colour options page to see more info about each variation, including how we place each of the colours and shimmers. Each piece will look unique because of the natural colours of the umbilical cord and placenta powder and we can’t predict the results. Colours vary from white to red, black, pink and brown and everything in between.
You can add your baby’s first curl or first haircut perhaps as an additional element to any of our umbilical cord and placenta keepsake pieces. Just write what you’d like in the box above!
cord and placenta powder sending kits
We’ll send you a kit a week or so after you order and here’s some advice on sending it in, please read it. It’s really important you keep some ash back and don’t send too much. “Less is more” with keepsake jewellery.
*tw baby loss* If you are looking for a loss piece for a baby or child then please email Nikki on email@example.com who will try to reply straight away. There are some instructions on our Baby Memorial Jewellery page on how to save hair, placenta and umbilical cord if your baby is to be born sleeping and ash if they are cremated.
Umbilical Cord Heart Necklace Setting
Scalloped engravable heart necklace settings
We now offer these special scalloped edge hearts, as shown in the main product image, in18mm. The new heart setting is made from solid 935 anti-tarnish silver which contains around 93.5% silver (925 sterling silver has a purity of 92.5%, and is known as 925 silver). The new setting design was handcrafted by our owner Nikki and the hearts are cast in the UK from 100% recycled nickel-free solid silver, including our own scrap silver from ring making! They are eco friendly, ethical and subtle. The new settings weigh around 3g (previously 2g) and are engravable.
The necklace includes a 20″/50cm lightweight solid sterling silver chain. Due to the weight of the pendant, we highly recommend you choose a Necklace Chain Upgrades listing (click here). Feel free to get in touch with us first for a discount for a chain upgrade.
engraving your lock of hair heart necklace
Engraving is done in Arial font as standard, but please let us know if you’d prefer another font such as Times New Roman, Vivaldi, Amazone BT, or Silver South Serif & Script in the comments of the product before adding it to the basket. Click on each font to see it “in action” with your chosen words. We can work with any font, please get in touch to discuss alternatives. We recommend Arial, Times New Roman or Silver South Serif for long messages, and handwriting fonts like Vivaldi, Amazone BT or Silver South Script are great for short messages and on larger pieces. Copy and paste these emojis for your cremation jewelry, sometimes the ones on a phone or tablet aren’t accepted when you try to add to basket!
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We have blogs with baby keepsake quotes or memorial quotes here and for image engraving see this page – you can add handwriting, fingerprints, footprints and handprints or a special pattern. Please note, the necklace price doesn’t include engraving this must be added to the basket in addition to the necklace.
Nikki’s YouTube Tutorial
If you’d prefer to DIY this necklace you can purchase supplies over on Keepsaker Supplies and follow this tutorial (replace the breastmilk powder with ground umbilical cord or placenta powder). I have been teaching people how to make umbilical cord and placenta jewellery in person and online since 2016.