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When it comes to selecting traditional jewelry, you might have a decent amount of experience. For most people, however, choosing cremation jewelry is unchartered territory (or hopefully uncharted.) What’s more, because this type of jewelry has such a personal significance and is often being selected during a particularly emotional time, the process can seem overwhelming. Having an understanding of exactly what your options are can make choosing the perfect piece a little bit easier. If you are thinking about memorializing a loved one in this unique and creative way, here are a few different options to consider.
What better way to keep the memory of a departed loved one alive than to keep a tiny piece of his or her cremains close to your heart with a cremation necklace? There are a variety of different ways to further personalize your cremation necklace, including adding on cremation beads and cremation pendants that come in a number of shapes and sizes, as well as options for materials, such as glass, silver, resin and even wood. You can also choose from tiny keepsake urns or have a small amount of cremation ash infused right into the jewelry itself.
If you’d prefer to carry the memory of your loved one on your hand so you can see it every time you glance down, a memorial cremation ring is a great option. Like necklaces and pendants, cremation rings come in a wide variety of styles and colors. For instance, some are made entirely of crystal resin that is infused with the cremains of a dearly departed person or pet. Others look like traditional rings but feature a glass bead or charm that contains the ashes.
Memorial cremation earrings can be a beautiful tribute to the life of a loved one lost. You can choose from a number of styles, such as studs and drop earrings, and select your preferred material. Options include beautiful, durable and lightweight crystal resin, stunning glass that is infused with a small amount of ashes, and more. Cremation earrings also come in a variety of different colors and designs, so you can really personalize them according your own preferences.
Another lovely option for memorial jewelry is a cremation bracelet. As with the other jewelry options, memorial bracelets are available in a variety of styles, designs, colors and materials. For example, there are some that come in adjustable cuff style with cremation-infused cabochons. Others are more traditional in style featuring glass beads that contain a sprinkling of cremains. Some allow you to personalize them even further by selecting different colors – either your favorite of that of the loved on you are honoring. Additional charms and non-cremation oriented beads (i.e. Pandora beads) can be added.
In addition to the types of cremation jewelry listed above, there are several other options for using jewelry to memorialize a departed loved one. For instance, you could choose a charm or pendant that represents their personality or has special meaning to you. There is even jewelry that can be inscribed with the deceased’s fingerprint and/or handwriting. It doesn’t get much more personalized than that.
How Does Cremation Jewelry Work?
The process for having a piece of memorial jewelry created is surprisingly easy. Simply choose the type of jewelry you’d like and customize it accordingly (i.e. your preferred style, color, size, etc.). When you place your order, we'll send you a free collection kit for the ashes. You don’t have to send a lot. Most pieces only require around 1/4th of a teaspoon. Once the kit is returned, the jewelry will be hand-made just for you, using the cremains you sent. In most cases, the finished piece is sent back within 2-4 weeks.
Cremation jewelry is a unique and beautiful way to carry a little piece of your loved one with you everywhere you go. And with so many options available to you, you’re sure to find the perfect piece that will capture and preserve that person’s memory forever.