Our babies are only small for a moment and an umbilical cord teardrop 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 teardrop 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.
cord or placenta shape
heart or star shape or loose flecks
Umbilical Cord Teardrop Necklace Setting
New teardrop necklace setting
New from 1st November! We now offer these special scalloped edge teardrops, as shown in the main product image. The new teardrop setting is made from solid anti-tarnish silver which contains 93.5% silver (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 teardrops 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. They are the same size as before, around 20mm wide.
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.
This listing is for a single umbilical cord teardrop necklace, the pendant is 20mm wide (2cm/0.8″) and around 30mm tall (3cm/1.6″).
Add your text, up to 20 characters – upper and lower case, numbers and punctuation in Arial font (if you’d prefer another font please let us know in the comments box). It will be deep black professional engraving. Perhaps you can choose Roman numerals, birth, marriage or death coordinates, or messages of love and remembrance. Here are some you can copy and paste as well.
❤ ☀ ☾ ★ ☽ ∞ ♫ 💧 🐾 👣
We have a blog with some of our favourite memorial quotes here (click) or you can choose your own. If you have any quotes you would like to add to the list please let us know.
Check out our FAQ page if you have any concerns/questions about the umbilical cord teardrop necklace, or contact our admin team here