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 cast a tiny bit of your baby’s cord stump or dried placenta powder into crystal clear UV resin. There’s a really informative DIY placenta encapsulation video here on YouTube but please be warned, it’s very graphic!
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.
We can add your loved one or pet’s birthstone as a natural birthstone, just choose it from the menu. The pages there give examples of pieces we have made for clients in the past. Each birthstone will look different depending on your colour choice and the natural colours of the placenta or dried cord.
You can addyour 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Pro Bono”, who will try to reply straight away. We have a small fund available for these pieces and some instructions on our Pro Bono Baby Loss 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
The setting for the heart necklace also includes a medium weight 20”/50cm sterling silver chain (rather than the gossamer weight chain included with other pieces). This is because the piece will be a little heavier. Please let us know if you would prefer an 18″/45cm or 16″/40cm chain when you order and for longer or different style chains please see our Necklace Chain Upgrades listing and get in touch with us for a discount for a chain upgrade.
The heart necklace will look wonderful accompanied by a laser engraved heart pendant or washer.
This listing is for a single necklace, the pendant is 20mm wide (2cm/0.8″).
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