I saw a viral TikTok about "Jizzy Jewelry" the other day, and that's when it came to my attention that people are buying jewelry made from, uh, male bodily fluids.
Trinkets by Amanda Booth, a custom order jewelry business, is selling "Jizzy Jewelry," and it's exactly what it sounds like — rings, necklaces, and bracelets that are made from literal semen.
The clip, which now has over 1.7 million views, spawned a LOT of mixed feelings among commenters.
Some people loved it.
Others didn't seem to approve as much.
To learn more about Jizzy Jewelry, BuzzFeed reached out to business owner Amanda, who started making custom order jewelry pieces in early 2021. "I joked about putting semen into pieces, and I didn't realize that people were serious about it," she told BuzzFeed. "I started to get serious requests for it."
Before the surge of Jizzy Jewelry requests, Amanda had been known to make original accessories from sculpting clay.
It wasn't until a friend requested some jewelry to be made from ashes that she started to use unconventional materials.
"I had a friend who tragically lost her son in an accident, and she asked me if I could incorporate his ashes into some memorial jewelry for her," she said. "I had never worked with ashes before, but I said yes anyways, and it turned out beautiful."
"I then had another friend who asked if I could use breast milk to make some pieces, so I experimented and figured that out. And then the requests just kind of kept coming in from there."