What is breast milk jewelry?
Breast milk jewelry is a beautiful and tangible way to cherish your breastfeeding journey with your baby. We use a small amount of your breast milk and preserve it into a stone to be added to our simple and gorgeous jewelry designs. All of our pieces are custom made with your milk (or other inclusions) and hand crafted at our studio in Maryland, USA.
Shipping of breast milk, ashes, hair, and placenta: Who, what, when, where, why, and how?!
Not to fear! When you place an order, you'll be sent an email with detailed and simple instructions for labeling and shipping your milk and/or other inclusions to us. Breast milk does NOT need to be kept cold. It is simple and easy to ship, just as any other package. We do request that you ship 2 ounces of milk within 14 days of your order. We process jewelry in the order that we receive the milk and/or other inclusions, not when your order was placed.
How long can I expect to wait for my jewelry to be shipped to me?
When we began Milk + Honey, it was important to us that we provide not only the best quality breast milk jewelry, but that our customers were happy with their service. And so, we've committed to get your orders back to you within 4-6 weeks (or hopefully sooner!) of receiving your breast milk shipment.
UPDATE: Due to a major surger (kidney transplant) from Meghan’s husband to their daughter, our turn around time will be temporarily extended to 10-13 weeks if we receive milk after February 18, 2019! If we receive your milk before February 18th, 2019, your turn around time will still be 4-6 weeks. We’ll update this page when we’re back on track after recovery from surgery!
What inclusions can you add to your pieces?
In general, we can accommodate breast milk, a lock of hair, dehydrated placenta powder, human cremation ashes, and animal cremation ashes. Check with each piece to see if your inclusion is available for that item. If you have a request for an inclusion that isn't listed, please fill out this custom order form and we'll do our best!
How do I know I'll get my own milk back in my design?
If there's one thing we care about, it's YOU. We have created systems to guarantee that you always receive your jewelry with your milk. Every step and tool in the gem-crafting process has a label. And every piece of jewelry has a label. We're breastfeeding moms too! And as the saying goes, treat others as you want to be treated. We respect you and are eternally grateful for your order and your support. So we're doing everything we can to bring you the best product with the best service.
I only have old milk! Can I still get jewelry made?
Yes! Since your milk will not be consumed, it's okay! If it's been in the freezer for years, it's no big deal. If it was in a bottle or refrigerator too long, it's fine.
What happens to the leftover milk after the jewelry is made?
We will save your breast milk for up to 6 months after the shipment of your piece(s). If your milk is still in good condition and you make additional orders in those 6 months, you can save 20% off of your total order using a special discount code AND you won't need to worry about shipping your milk to us! Just contact us for the promo code at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you issue refunds?
Orders are non-refundable once we receive your milk and/or inclusions in the mail.
Do you do custom orders?
Depending on our work load and our ability to purchase certain materials, we may be able to do custom orders. Fill out our custom order request form with details about your idea and we'll get back to you asap