Moms who want to keep their babies close to their hearts wherever they go now have another option.
A new trend has arisen that sees creative-minded jewelry makers turning umbilical-cord stumps into wearable keepsakes, from rings to necklaces.
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“I put both stumps next to each other on the table. Lightning bolts struck and I had a plan,” Avra told The New York Post about how her idea came about following the birth of her and her best friends’ sons around the same time.
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The jewelry, Avra told the outlet, “represents the connection between mother and child because it’s literally the physical connection that is between you.”
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Opinions on social media are divided over the trend, with some finding it touching while others are cringing at the idea.
“ABSOLUTELY NO re: umbilical cord jewelry!!! Eewwwww,” tweeted one user.
Another wrote in support, “Prof was telling us about umbilical cord jewelry and I responded with THAT’S SO COOL and now my colleagues fear me.”