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Some moms are turning their children's umbilical cords into bracelets and necklaces

June 21, 2021 • By Alison Forde

When a child is born, the parents are so excited and in the throes of a whirlwind of different sensations that they do everything to immortalize that very unique time in their life: from the very first photographic shots of the newborn to the almost religious conservation of some very symbolic objects from the birth: many keep the baby's first hair, the first tooth, the first outfit, while others, parents decidedly slightly more avant guard, want to preserve the umbilical cord from their newborn, transforming it into refined and unique jewelry...

via: Ruth Avra

There are many goldsmiths, artists and jewelers all over the world who have satisfied this request from new parents, and so they make necklaces, bracelets, rings and other gewgaws dedicated to mom and dad that hold within them parts of the umbilical cord from their little one. A fashion that is causing more and more discussion but at the same time is gaining ground, at least in the United States of America.

A goldsmith artist named Ruth Avra has published many of her creations with umbilical cord fragments on her Instagram channel: among jewels, rings, bracelets and necklaces of all kinds and shapes, there is something for everyone!

As Ruth recounts, the requests are varying; there are mothers and fathers who, in order to preserve an important element of their child's birth such as the umbilical cord, have it divided into two parts to make practically identical jewels for both parents: for example, Ruth says she has made many identical rings or jewels dedicated to mum and dad containing these tissue fragments, so as to please both without creating jewelry which is too expensive.

Check out Ruth Avra's creations below:


What do you think of this fashion that is increasingly taking hold in the US and in other parts of the world? Would you let soemone fashion your child's umbilical cord into a necklace, bracelet or ring to keep it as if it were a religious relic?

Obviously, public opinion has literally been split on the subject; many have admired these jewels and certainly do not think it's an "inappropriate" fashion, while others have done nothing but label it as "in poor taste": you which side would you line up on?



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