Since launching The Milky Way, this is the most commonly asked question! Here is a little more information...
When I receive your precious breastmilk it is carefully pasteurised, halting any bacterial growth in your milk and preventing it from "going off". It is then combined with high-quality jewellery-grade resin using a special technique perfected by The Milky Way. The end result is a shimmering pearly-white to creamy-white piece of hard resin jewellery that reflects the unique characteristics of your own breastmilk.
The photo below shows two Breastmilk Beads by The Milky Way - a new product on the left, and my own original breastmilk bead on the right. Since creating this nearly a year ago, I have worn it every day on my necklace. It has been exposed to strong sunlight, moisturiser, perfume, suncream, skin, sweat, baby sick, baby slobber...everything! As you can see, it has been slightly discoloured and is a little creamier-looking than the new product, but in my opinion it still looks great. No filters or tweaking.
You might be relieved to hear that any colour change that might occur has nothing to do with your breastmilk going off. Exposure of any resin-containing compound to UV light or to solvent based liquids (including perfume and skin products) will cause a subtle colour change over longer periods of time. If you were to store your piece of breastmilk jewellery away from natural light (as a keepsake for the future as an example) you will find that it undergoes very minimal colour change over many years.
With your finished item of breastmilk jewellery you will receive product care instructions, helping you to keep your jewellery in top condition. I know how precious your breastmilk is, and subsequently all jewellery from The Milky Way is guaranteed - I want you to be totally happy with your purchase.
I hope this is useful - if you have any questions please get in touch
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