Picture this: You’re walking down a busy Manhattan street and see a familiar-looking face — but you’re sure you’ve never met before.
You stop in your tracks. Peer at them closely. You have now pissed off an entire sidewalk full of pedestrians, but that’s OK, because — aha! They look so familiar because they look like you!
They’ve got the same wide-set eyes. The same slanted mouth! Could they be a long-lost sibling? How can you know for sure?
Pewter Tag Me necklace, $30 at Parent on a Chain.Courtesy of Parent On A Chain
Enter Parent on a Chain, the custom jewelry company that seeks to unite donor-conceived individuals with their half-siblings, via stylish accessories.
The jewelry designer — which is affiliated with the Donor Sibling Registry, an organization that advocates for the rights of donor-conceived individuals and their families — encourages donor-conceived individuals to display details about their sperminators, such as the donor’s number or name, around their necks, in pewter, aluminum or copper.
It’s sort of like military ID tags, but . . . not.
With styles starting at $29.99, these custom gems are a cheaper and less painful alternative to a tattoo — as Parent on a Chain’s website is quick to point out.
And it’s for a good cause: Benefits go to the Donor Sibling Registry.
Imagine, by simply adding these trendsetting adornments to your daily ensemble, you could potentially meet a parent or half sibling.
Now that’s some groundbreaking fashion....Read more