Most millennials are foregoing the traditional route and opting for a wedding ring that stands-out. One mom is making heads turn thanks to her ring made of breastmilk and baby hair.
The mother in question turned to the Facebook group ‘That’s It, I’m Ring Shaming’ to share her unique piece of jewellery, although we don’t think it had the reaction she was expecting. The woman included an image of the questionable ring, which featured an oval-shaped, milky white gemstone with dark hair running through it. The ring was made from the mother’s own breastmilk and her toddler’s hairs.
The comments on the post immediately blew up, with many people failing to understand why a mother would want a ring like this. One person, for instance, said they weren’t even aware something like this even existed. “Had to google what a breastmilk ring was,” the wrote in their post. “And the fact that some people actually think that’s a good idea blows my mind. And this thing is just horrible!”
Most of the other comments were just as critical. One person called it the “worst” ring they had ever seen and added that it’s “creepy.” One Facebook user wrote, “I don’t see anything weird / wrong with breast milk jewellery, but I definitely hate the hair.” They added, ‘like a hair ring or a breast milk pick one.” Others couldn’t help but make fun of it. “All this ring needs is a baby tooth inside of it, and voila!” one person said, while another wrote, “You’ve got the MLM mom version of the Deathly Hallows.”
Some people argued that creating a ring like this is a slippery slope. Next thing you know, people will be creating jewellery out of all sorts of bodily fluids. “Why do people think that stuff made out of body fluids is cute? Yes, that includes their kids… lol,” one person wrote. Another added, ‘Why don’t you just get a spunk ring too, to remind you how you got your crotch goblin in the first place.”
Although many people seemed grossed out by this mom’s sentimental jewellery piece, rings and other accessories made out of breastmilk (and yes, sometimes even hair) are on the rise. Some moms feel it’s a great way to honour their breastfeeding journey or remember their child’s time as an infant. “Moms often want something preserved to honour and memorialize motherhood,” Brittani Beals, the owner of Made with Love Keepsakes, told What to Expect. Made with Love Keepsakes is an online jewellery business that specializes in handmade breast milk jewellery.
“Mamas are nervous that it’s a big process to send out milk, but it’s not,” Beals added, explaining most jewellers require just 1 teaspoon to 1/2 an ounce of milk, depending on what you’re ordering. The milk also doesn’t have to be refrigerated when it’s shipped since it won’t be used for consumption.
What do you think, BabyGaga readers? Would you be down for a ring made out of breastmilk and baby hair? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!