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The Mera Necklace

  • $270.00
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The Mera Necklace represents the eternal bond between a mother and her child, with the name derived from the scientific phenomenon of maternal microchimerism. During pregnancy, cells from your baby are transferred into your blood. These precious microchimeric cells, often referred to as "microchimeras," remain within your body! A baby's DNA has been found in mothers as early as 7 seven weeks so whether you had an early loss, pre-term, or full term delivery, your baby's cells literally live in you! The two pear shaped stones (keepsake stones or birthstones) in this necklace form a heart, symbolic of your baby who is forever a part of you.

The Mera Necklace was named by Allison VanLiew on the 9/14/23 "Name This Necklace" giveaway.

• The Mera Necklace features two small pear shaped stones that combine to form a delicate heart.

• You may choose to have keepsake stones, birthstones, or both in your necklace.

• The Mera Necklace is available in 925 sterling silver, 18K Yellow gold vermeil, 18K Solid Yellow or Rose gold, and 14K Solid White gold. Birthstones in this necklace are simulated stones.

• Keepsake stone design elements in these photos: 1-4 breastmilk + pearl shimmer, 6 breastmilk + white shimmer + crushed white opal

If you are wanting a piece to wear frequently please choose SOLID GOLD. It is much more durable than sterling silver/plated, which is more suited for occasional wear.

For examples of all inclusion enhancements, please see our lookbook.

Please read the entire FAQ prior to making a purchase. Check our social media to see examples of stone designs. Our instagram has a stone design story highlight with tons of beautiful combinations of our stone design elements.

Additional milk preservation refers to the number of additional milk samples you'd like us to preserve. Some mamas would like us to preserve milk from breastfeeding multiple children.

You will receive a confirmation email with detailed shipping instructions on how to send your keepsake inclusions/milk (this is also detailed in the FAQ). After making a purchase, you can check on where your order is in the process by going to the order status page.

Every piece of keepsake jewelry is as beautiful and unique just as the story behind it. No piece will be 100% "perfect" as there are always small imperfections such as bubbles, evidence of sanding, etc. That is the nature of handcrafted jewelry. By purchasing a piece with Milk Couture Co., you are acknowledging that it will not be completely flawless.

Our current turnaround time from when we receive your breastmilk/keepsake until you receive your piece in the mail is approximately 4-16 weeks. This timeline is an estimate and subject to change.

Treat your precious keepsake jewelry/items as you would treat your grandmother's heirloom pearls - with great love and care.  Do not shower, bathe, wash hands, do dishes, work out, sunbathe, swim, or sleep while wearing your jewelry. Do not expose your jewelry to chemicals (lotion, perfume, hairspray, laundry/dish soap, etc.), extreme temperatures, humidity, extended UV light, or essential oils as this can discolor the keepsake stones. Do not store your jewelry in direct sunlight or in a humid area like a bathroom.

We recommend storing in a dark, dry area - preferably a small ziplock bag with an anti tarnishing strip. Do not store mixed metals together as that can accelerate tarnishing. For example, do not store silver pieces in the same place as gold plated pieces.

A silver polishing cloth is included with each jewelry order. We caution against using the cloth frequently on plated pieces and vermeil as it can strip the plating.

Please do not resize your keepsake rings. The stones do not hold up to the resizing process. If the ring is too loose, you can get a ring wrap which is a small plastic piece you can cut to size and wrap around the bottom of the ring to fig as snug as you'd like.