Placenta or umbilical cord heart ring because our babies are only small for a moment. 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 ring colour options
You can pick one of our eleven 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 a first curl 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 cord and the clip back and don’t send too much. “Less is more” with keepsake jewellery. You can send in several children’s cords for no extra cost, we’ll send you a separate labelled pot for each.
Umbilical Cord Heart Ring
These totally handmade silver rings are available in several different styles of band. They are handcrafted by keepsake artist and jewellery designers and are made in-house. We use Argentium silver for most of our ring bands (except bubble and star bands), which is a little purer than sterling at 935 or 940 purity and are less likely to tarnish than sterling. Please note, the bubble and twist bands are the thinnest and may be prone to knocking, the most sturdy option is the wide, chunky or classic band, and you can request those to be brushed, satin, shiny, textured or tree bark in the comments (highly recommended).
These heart rings are ideal for daily wear, no longer having the scalloped edge which used to catch on clothing. The heart shaped setting is an 8mm solid sterling silver smooth edge bezel cup. We would also recommend an oval cord ring here.
They are handcrafted by Nikki Kamminga and are made in-house.
engraving your cord or placenta heart ring
Engraving is possible on all bands except twist and bubble. It 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, sometimes the ones on a phone or tablet aren’t accepted when you try to add to basket!
❤ ☀ ☾ ★ ☽ ∞ ♫ 💧 🐾 👣
Engraving is done on the inside of our silver bands as standard, please let us know in the comments if you’d prefer it on the outside, We have a blog with baby and breastfeeding quotes here and for image engraving see this page – you can add handwriting, fingerprints, footprints, paw prints and handprints or a special pattern.
Nikki’s YouTube Tutorial
If you’d prefer to DIY this ring you can purchase supplies over on Keepsaker Supplies and follow this tutorial. I have been teaching people how to make cremation ashes rings in person and online since 2016.