Angel Baby - Your First Breath Took Ours Away – Cristy Cali

Angel Baby - Your First Breath Took Ours Away



  • 22 x 17 mm 
  • Solid 925 Sterling Silver
  • Consciously handcrafted in Thailand
  • Designed with love in New Orleans, USA

    Important note for pendant purchases: Chains are optional, and not included in the pendant purchase price. If you'd like to add the recommended chain, as shown on the picture with the pendant, please select the length you'd like from the drop down menu. If you'd like to add a different kind of chain, please visit the chains category. The Angel Baby was photographed with a Medium Rhodium plated chain because it nicely compliments the dark accents on the pendant. However, this piece would also look nice without the rhodium plating, which is a lighter finish. Can't go wrong with either one!

    This design is extremely sensitive to some more than others. When I first posted a picture of this design on social media with the inscription of "Your first breath took ours away," as expected, comments began to appear of people tagging friends that may like this piece. But then, other comments appeared such as, "My baby passed away shortly before birth." 

    Then, the most humbling one came when a mother said, "My baby didn't even get to take a first breath." 

    When I originally designed this, I had intended it to be for expecting mothers or new mothers, not even thinking the dual nature of the design. The whole design was about the warmth, safety and security a baby feels with the loving embrace of their mother - that's what the wings represented. I honestly did not take the wings literally as angel wings, other than the notion that it's "your little angel."

    How naive of me... 

    Quickly, I designed another version with the inscription "In Loving Memory" to make it more special for those little angels that became angels far too soon. 

    Thank you for granting me the opportunity to symbolize your special relationship in the art of jewelry. 


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