5 Interesting Facts About Cremation Jewellery

Also called memorial jewellery, funeral jewellery or remembrance jewellery, cremation jewellery is a way for people to hold a loved one close. Learn more about the unique memorial idea below.
5 Interesting Facts About Cremation Jewellery

You might be familiar with the concept of cremation jewellery, but if you're unsure about how it works or if it’s right for you, read on. Here are 5 intriguing facts about cremation jewellery.

1. You don’t have to use ashes

If your family has decided to bury your loved one (or it was stipulated in their Will), there are several kinds of keepsakes you can place in your cremation jewellery. For example, a lock of their hair, their favourite flower, or dirt from the spot they were buried – just to name a few. The design and contents of your memorial jewellery are personal, so you choose what holds meaning to you. 

2. Choose any shape and style

When it comes to cremation jewellery, you’re not limited to a particular type of jewellery, metal, shape or style. From necklaces to bracelets, rings to even keychains – there are so many options to choose from. You can choose whether it’s rose gold, yellow gold, white gold or silver, or something else entirely - think about your personal style and what suits you best.

Whatever you choose, you usually only need a small amount of cremated remains. You can keep the remaining amount in an urnscatter them, inter them or bury them.

3. Personalise your jewellery with engraved text or photos

Most types of cremation jewellery pieces are crafted to accommodate a small amount of cremated remains, such as lockets or rings. However, you might like to enhance these pieces by incorporating engraved text or including a small picture of a loved one, especially within items like lockets.

4. Cremation jewellery can be a gemstone

Memorial diamonds are often crafted to become cherished family heirlooms, with the hope that they will be passed down through generations. Both cremated ashes and human hair, being sources of carbon, share the essential component found in naturally mined diamonds.

These memorial diamonds, once fashioned, can be elegantly incorporated into various jewellery pieces, from necklaces to rings. In doing so, they eloquently symbolise the enduring and timeless nature of love.

5. Avoid wearing your cremation jewellery in the shower

While cremation jewellery is securely sealed and encased, it is recommended that you don’t submerge it in water. Additionally, it is advisable to remove the jewellery before sleeping, showering, or swimming.

Deciding to create cremation jewellery

Be aware that discussing cremation jewellery can be emotionally challenging for some family members. In situations where disputes arise among the next of kin (regarding the disposition of the deceased's body), clarity on the rightful decision-maker becomes paramount. This significance is heightened when there is no Will in place. In such cases, it may be best to seek appropriate legal advice to navigate and resolve potential complexities.

Wrap up

Cremation jewellery is a wonderful way to remember and cherish the memory of your loved one, allowing you to keep a tangible connection with them. There are so many options available, so take your time when choosing. Think about your personal style so that you’ll want to wear it, as well as what your loved one would’ve liked. 

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