Decorative Elements

What are decorative elements?

Decorative elements are all the pretty things we can add to your piece to style it perfectly for you. In this page we will explain all the different options available. You can find lots of photos of finished pieces on our inspiration page. Below you will find explanations of our available options, along with photos where possible. Remember, these photos are for demonstration purposes only - you can be creative when choosing your colours and elements to create a combination that's perfect for you.

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Clear Resin Coloured Resin Lustre
Flakes Glitter Resin Shapes
Breastmilk Roses Lustre Core

Special Commissioned Pieces

Clear Resin

Our jewellery is created using resin. This comes in liquid form and sets hard, preserving your precious inclusion. Resin is clear and totally transparent. It works particularly well for showing off flowers, or large pieces of fabric. If you order a Lustre Core, we'll use clear resin for the bulk of the bead.


Breastmilk can be set in clear resin, with no added colours or lustres. You can see the difference between a plain breastmilk ring and one with lustre added here:


Coloured Resin

Resin comes in many colours and has a semi transparent finish. Our classic coloured resins can be selected for a standard order, or we can mix resin to colour match for a commissioned piece. Transparent resin is great for showing off floating inclusions, such as cremation ashes or umbilical cord. 


Lustre is a shimmery powder we add to resin to create a sparkly finish. It comes in various colours, with pearl lustre being the most popular (pearly white). Lustre is totally opaque and can be mixed with breastmilk. Other inclusions are best set on top of lustre to ensure a clear view.

Our standard lustre colours are shown below


01 Pearl 02 Silver 03 Pewter
04 Apple Gold 05 Green 06 Turquoise
07 Yellow 08 Orange 09 Red
10 Soft Gold 11 Bronze 12 Copper
13 Pale Blue 14 Mid Blue 15 Royal Blue
16 Pale Pink 17 Coral Pink 18 Hot Pink
19 Amethyst 20 Cadbury Purple 21 Lilac

 You can see the shimmery texture of lustre below. It's even more beautiful in person!


Flakes can be added to any piece and come in copper, silver, gold and rainbow effect. They are best added on top of lustre or can be mixed with resin for depth. See below for examples.



Glitter only works with bezel jewellery, such as rings and flat pendants. Laser glitter has a beautiful rainbow effect, but we can also use gold glitter if preferred. Other colours may be able to be sourced for a commissioned piece.

Resin Shapes

We can add various resin shapes to your piece, such as hearts, stars or initials. These are made to order and can be made any colour to complement your background. You can select white, silver or gold hearts or stars or red hearts, for a standard piece, or contact us for a commissioned piece.

Breastmilk Roses

We can add breastmilk roses to your charm bead. These are white and come in a set of six. You must select a lustre core when ordering breastmilk roses. This will ensure there is sufficient contrast between the background and the roses. You can choose from any of our standard lustre colours for the core. We can make coloured breastmilk roses for commissioned pieces.

Lustre Core

We can make a bead with a lustre core. This involves making a coloured core with lustre and surrounding it in clear resin. The core can contain breastmilk. In the outer clear layers, we can add additional inclusions or decorative elements, such as hair and flakes. We can make a commissioned piece using multiple lustre colours in the core.

Here you can see a core bead on the left, compared with a coloured lustre bead (pearl) on the right:

Special Commissioned Pieces

We have an extensive range of options available as standard to customise your Milk Diamond. These have been carefully selected to minimise our turnaround time whilst giving our customers the freedom to be creative and choose a piece that reflects their personality.

We love to make wonderfully unique jewellery. If you have an idea for a commission piece that you don't see available in our standard options, please contact us using the form below or message us via Facebook. There is an additional fee for a bespoke commission piece to cover the additional design and administration time.

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