Would YOU wear a breast milk ring? Unorthodox jewellery sales soar

Would YOU wear a breast milk ring? Unorthodox jewellery sales soar

May 4, 2021

Would YOU wear a ring made of breast milk? Sales of unorthodox jewellery costing as much as £1,300 soar as mothers seek mementoes of nursing their babies

  • Unorthodox jewellery sales are soaring as women seek to celebrate milestones
  • Women wanting to mark ‘breastfeeding journey’ buy rings made of breast milk  
  • Milk is sterilised, chemically and mechanically treated and pulverised
  • It is then made into a resin and given several layers of protective coating
  • Rings can cost as little as £50 to £1,310, depending on design and style   

Unorthodox jewellery sales have soared amid the Covid-19 pandemic as women seek to celebrate breastfeeding journey with unusual rings made from their own milk. 

Parents from around the world wanting to keep a personal token of the time have been flocking to commission rings made from their own milk online.

Customers send jewellers vials of their breast milk in the post, then it is sterilised, chemically and mechanically treated and pulverised, before it is made into a resin and given several layers of protective coating, while the pieces can take between 10 and 21 days to complete.

The finished result looks like an opal or pearl, and can cost anywhere between £50 to £1,310 depending on design and location of the jeweller. 

Vickie Krevatin, who owns Britain’s most prominent breast milk jewellery company, Mom’s Own Milk (she adopted the U.S. spelling ‘Mom’ to match the company’s acronym), revealed: ‘What we do is very marmite with our customers. We offer a tangible representation of a feeling, frozen in time.’ 

Unorthodox jewellery sales have soared amid the Covid-19 pandemic as women seek to celebrate breastfeeding journey with unusual rings made from their own milk (pictured, a ring from Mamma’s liquid love costing $225 (£160) 


The milk is sterilised, chemically and mechanically treated and pulverised, before it is made into a resin and given several layers of protective coating, while the pieces can take between 10 and 21 days to complete (pictured left, stackable rings cost $109 (£78) each) and right $125 (£90) ring made from breast milk) 

With doting parents splashing out on anything from casts of their baby’s footprints to professional photoshoots, making keepsakes out of breast milk is perhaps an inevitable next step.

The milk can be decorated with gold or pearl shimmer and gold, silver, opal or copper flakes and even customised with birthstones. 

A breast milk ring featured on last week’s All That Glitters, with host Katherine Ryan, saying: ‘It’s crazy that some people are grossed out by breast milk but they’re happy to drink from a cow they’ve never met.’ 

But for many women, there is also a serious meaning behind the fashion statement. 


The milk can be decorated with gold or pearl shimmer and gold, silver, opal or copper flakes and even customised with birthstones (pictured left $135 (£97) and right $169 (£120), milk jewels decorated with flakes and colours)  

Vickie decided to launch a business creating DNA keepsakes after her personal experience with breastfeeding and desire to symbolise it everyday.

She admitted her unique jewellery often earns her a string of differing comments – some people think the items are visually striking, some find it disgusting while it sparks interest for others.

How do you turn breast milk into jewellery? 

Customers send jewellers vials of their breast milk in the post. 

The milk is sterilised, chemically and mechanically treated and pulverised.

It is then made into a resin and given several layers of protective coating.

The pieces can take between 10 and 21 days to complete. 

She founded unique brand Mom’s Own Milk in 2013, which has now become the leading UK and worldwide provider of custom made biodegradable eco- friendly glass breast milk jewellery and keepsakes.     

Now hundreds of customers place their orders online and complete an inclusion collection kit – which has medical grade vials and instructions.

Ninety-nine per cent of the orders are from one off customers and prices range from £95 – £150 for items like rings, charm beads and pendants.

She explained: ‘Our breastmilk jewellery represents all the trials and tribulations in the breastfeeding and expressing journey.’

She added: ‘My own breast milk is made into a bead and ashes and hair from my beloved dog and cat.

‘Wherever I go, people comment on it and remark on how visually striking and unusual it is. Once I share what it contains, their expression is either wonder, disgust and inevitably they are shocked it is so pretty.

‘Time, love, criticism, tears, joy and everything else associated with breastfeeding is what I wanted to symbolise.

Vickie Krevatin, who owns Britain’s most prominent breast milk jewellery company, Mom’s Own Milk, said her jewellery is like ‘marmite’ to shoppers


Ninety-nine per cent of the Vickie’s orders are from one off customers and prices range from £95 – £150 for items like rings, charm beads and pendants (pictured left and right, jewellery made from breast milk, gold resign and hair) 

‘In one instance, we made a keepsake charm for a customer with her breastmilk and part of her child’s aorta that was removed after birth. The charm was to celebrate her daughter’s third birthday.’

‘Each keepsake or jewellery item has a story behind it. Most of the time, we don’t know what that story is but we craft each item knowing that it is the most precious thing for the person receiving it.’

Meanwhile former art teacher Tracy Burkinshaw, who runs her breast milk business, Rejewelled, agreed. 

Her pieces include £160 lockets with added colour and glitter to make the breast milk jewel into more of a statement piece. 

Vickie decided to launch a business creating DNA keepsakes after her personal experience with breastfeeding and desire to symbolise it everyday (pictured, with her son Jessy as a baby) 

Another seller modern-day alchemist Ann Sharoupim, 33, of New Jersey, said she has often received thank you letters from recipients and from husbands who have earned brownie points with their wives for their thoughtful gifts.

She revealed: ‘People just love a keepsake to remind them of when their children were very young. And I take so much joy from providing them.’ 

Ann said: ‘Although women love the jewellery, lately more of the purchases have come from men than women, because they see the keepsakes as an acknowledgement of all the hours their partners spent breast pumping.

‘Husbands write back to me saying, “These are the best gifts I’ve ever given my wife”. Although I don’t know what a few of them thought about their wives replacing their wedding rings with one of my rings.’ 

Meanwhile former art teacher Tracy Burkinshaw, who runs her breast milk business, Rejewelled, sells £160 lockets with added colour and glitter to make the breast milk jewel into more of a statement piece

Her business called Mamma’s Liquid Love now receives 250 orders a month for the jewellery, which ranges in price from $80 (£58) to $1,800 (£1,310) for the most expensive item, a butterfly kisses ring with gold diamonds in it. 

She said: ‘Teardrop items are our most popular products because they remind people of a drop of milk.

‘Stacker rings are also liked because people can add to them later to symbolise all their children.


Ann’s business Mamma’s Liquid Love now receives 250 orders a month for the jewellery, which ranges in price from $80 (£58) to $1,800 (£1,310) for the most expensive item (pictured left, a stacking ring $140 (£90) and right, the most expensive jewel on her site, a butterfly kisses ring with gold diamonds in it)

‘Some mums don’t have milk any more and may have had children 20 years ago, but they still love the symbolism. One mum, who couldn’t produce milk, specifically asked me if I would use my milk to make her something at a time when I had a baby. But that was a one-off. I usually use the milk provide to me.

‘Women often tell me they wish these products had been available when they had babies.’

Meanwhile, Kayla Mueller, 25, from Georgia, began making the sentimental pieces after relatives were impressed by the jewellery she made using her grandfather Adron’s ashes, following his passing from lung cancer in November 2017, aged 67. 

Meanwhile designer Marta Ewa Rzanek from the city of Lodz in Poland came up with the idea to make breast milk jewellery while pregnant 

Kayla, who lives with her daughters Josie, five, and Emma, two, and stonemason husband, Joseph, 28, founded Sun & Keepsakes in 2019 – her company specialising in DNA crafting and breast milk jewellery.  

She added breast milk jewellery to her collection after experimenting with some from a friend who had recently given birth, which she preserved and dried before mixing it with resin to create delicate pieces.

Today, she has the process down to a fine science and anyone ordering a ring from Kayla’s website will be sent a shipping kit to securely post back their breast milk, which is then kept in a holder in her fridge for up to three weeks.

The designer says that the philosophy of her company 4 Seasons Jewelry, is to promote ‘the power of femininity’ by building a bridge between ‘stories, emotions and beautiful memories’

‘It’s kind of like being in a science lab,’ she laughed.

Meanwhile designer Marta Ewa Rzanek from the city of Lodz came up with the idea for her Mother’s Milk Collection after falling pregnant. 

The designer says that the philosophy of her company 4 Seasons Jewelry, is to promote ‘the power of femininity’ by building a bridge between ‘stories, emotions and beautiful memories.’  

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