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Loop pendant with a fossilized coral stone from Thailand as the centerpiece which is surrounded by rhyolite, pink Peruvian Opal, and crazy lace agate, with two lovely silver roses and little silver accents. The loop is double-strung with strong nylon coated wire and hanging from a satin cord with lobster-claw clasp closure with a teeny starfish charm accent.

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This necklace is designed to be strong enough for use as a nursing necklace.

What's a Nursing Necklace?
Nursing necklaces are simply a necklace or piece of jewelry that can be worn by moms with small children.
At around the age of 3 or 4 months, babies start to notice their surroundings more, and they often like to pinch, scratch, poke, and yank on hair while breastfeeding or bottle feeding. When babies reach this age, many moms also find their favorite jewelry gets yanked and broken, and all the beads go clattering to the floor.
These necklaces are designed to be interesting and fun for little hands while strong enough to be tugged and yanked. They also provide something fun and pretty to grab without hurting you.

But most of all, these necklaces are meant to be nice enough to be worn just as jewelry for its own sake. You do not have to have a baby of nursing age to enjoy these necklaces as jewelry, and in fact, I design each piece with the hope that it will be enjoyed long after baby has grown up. Many of my customers don't have children at all.

All of my "nursing necklaces" are tested for strength and interest by my daughter and son.

Nursing necklaces would make a great baby shower gift for the new-mother, or for a visiting auntie or grandmother as well!

Please note: Nursing necklaces should not be used as teethers or toys, nor should they be left alone with an infant or toddler, as the beads are a choking hazard and the cord is a strangulation hazard.

They are not toys, nor should a child be allowed to bite on them - even if your baby doesn't yet have teeth! They are designed to be stronger than most necklaces, so that tugging and yanking won't snap them easily, but the beads are glass, not plastic, and they have not been designed to be chewed on! Remember that even a toothless smile can apply enough pressure to break a bead.
Please use common sense with your jewelry.

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WHEN ORDERING:
Please let me know if the necklace will be used as a nursing necklace (not all my customers buy these for new moms!), and if it's for yourself or a gift (This helps me get the packaging stuff right)

Also, let me know how low you'd like the loop to hang so I can adjust the length of the cord - about 18 inches usually puts the loop just above the shirt neckline of a v-neck t-shirt (for a medium build sized person). Personally I tend to wear mine around 17.5 - 18 inches (I am 5'4"), but a nursing mom of a brand new little infant would most likely prefer a longer length. When in doubt, 19-20 inches seems standard for nursing necklace gifts... A quick way to measure is to take a favorite necklace and lay it flat, measuring with a ruler from one end to the other. If you don't have that info handy, give me a height estimate so I can make a best guess!

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INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: Please contact me if you want to purchase first. Shipping price for International orders is $7, I ship Global Priority.

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Overview

  • Materials: coral, gemstone, semiprecious, rhyolite, opal, beads
  • Ships worldwide from Oregon, United States
  • Feedback: 599 reviews