Umbilical cord jewellery is the NEW parenting trend you NEED to see!

Yes, it's the next big thing!

Editor / November 27 2018

Are new mums wearing jewellery made from their umbilical cords?

Yes they are. In fact, it's a huge new thing in parenting circles right now.

We've all heard that it's possible to bank the blood from your umbilical cord and that many mothers have been using their placenta post-birth, to make smoothies full of essential nutrients. You can even grind your placenta down to make tablets to take following the birth.

But has anyone ever made their cord into jewellery? They have now. 

And the results are pretty spectacular!

 

There is nothing quite like an umbilical cord stump. Fom the outside it may look like it's all one solid color, but it is BEAUTIFUL and colorful on the inside! Pictured here is our "Gem Ring". This one holds two different cord stumps, one on the left side of the stone and one of the right. Head to SpeckledMilk.com to order yours today<3 . #speckledmilk #cordstump #umbilicalcord #breastmilkjewelry #memoryjewelry #nofilter #nofilterneeded
There is nothing quite like an umbilical cord stump. Fom the outside it may look like it's all one solid color, but it is BEAUTIFUL and colorful on the inside! Pictured here is our "Gem Ring". This one holds two different cord stumps, one on the left side of the stone and one of the right. Head to SpeckledMilk.com to order yours today<3 . #speckledmilk #cordstump #umbilicalcord #breastmilkjewelry #memoryjewelry #nofilter #nofilterneeded

Jeweller Nianna Rodriguez from Speckled Milk (above) makes memory jewellery for her clients and  told USA Today that it's a pretty straightforward process for her. 

"It's amazing how you shave off the top layer and that's where you get this beautiful amber color that translates wonderfully into jewelry," she said.

She asks parents to pick a design and then just follow the packing instructions for sending the stump (when it falls off the baby) in the mail to her in America. 

Nanna told Self that the stump of the umbilical cord, is a very personal reminder of the journey of pregnancy, a "personal keepsake to remember that season of life of having little kids and barely having the time to shower."

 

This amazing necklace was one of the early keepsakes pieces I created. It's an actual umbilical cord that was dried in a coil and made into this necklace. Fast forward many years later it's back in my studio along with two more cords from two more babies that joined her family and this single pendant is going to be serious statement necklace with all there cords in one piece!!! Stay tuned! . . #keepsakejewelry #umbilicalcord #childbirth #motherhood #parenthood #motherhoodrising #dna #motherlylove
This amazing necklace was one of the early keepsakes pieces I created. It's an actual umbilical cord that was dried in a coil and made into this necklace. Fast forward many years later it's back in my studio along with two more cords from two more babies that joined her family and this single pendant is going to be serious statement necklace with all there cords in one piece!!! Stay tuned! . . #keepsakejewelry #umbilicalcord #childbirth #motherhood #parenthood #motherhoodrising #dna #motherlylove

Fellow designer Ruth Avra (above) has been making beautiful pieces involving the umbilical cord since her son was born in 2012.

She can make a ring, bracelet, or cufflinks using the cord stump as her Instagram shows.

She also can make jewellery using your baby's hospital ID tag to make a bracelet.

USA Today reported that Avra's bestseller is the silver umbilical cord necklace, which sells for $195. People order them from all over the world.  

This beautiful #heart shape #umbilical stump #bracelet paired with baby's #birthstone an #aquamarine 💎 made its way home a few days ago ❤️ . . #keepsakejewelry #heirloom #heirloomjewelry #handmade #handmadejewelry #riojeweler #ooakjewelry #motherhood #momlife #attachmentparenting #momsofinstagram #letthembelittle #wearthem
This beautiful #heart shape #umbilical stump #bracelet paired with baby's #birthstone an #aquamarine 💎 made its way home a few days ago ❤️ . . #keepsakejewelry #heirloom #heirloomjewelry #handmade #handmadejewelry #riojeweler #ooakjewelry #motherhood #momlife #attachmentparenting #momsofinstagram #letthembelittle #wearthem

What do you think? Would you be interested in wearing umbilical cord jewellery?

Frances Sheen has been a magazine and website journalist & editor for the last 20 years - both in Australia and the UK. She's appeared on countless TV and radio shows to discuss parenting and launched her own social media parenting brand. She's the mum of two little girls and juggles that with a busy working life.