What Is Cremation Jewelry?

By: Danny Amoruccio
Monday, September 26, 2022

Following cremation, the remains of a deceased loved one can be handled in several ways: A common practice is keeping the ashes on permanent display at home or the workplace in an urn. The ashes of a deceased loved one can be scattered at sea or elsewhere, holding special significance for them. We at Willowbrook Cemetery have noticed a rise in the popularity of cremation jewelry as an alternative method of preserving cremains.

When other cremation options are unavailable, cremation jewelry can be a meaningful way for loved ones to remain close to us.

Types of Cremation Jewelry

Most pieces of cremation jewelry are made to hold a small number of ashes, and some of the most common types are:

  • Miniature Urn Pendants- The most common piece of cremation jewelry is a small urn suspended from a chain. The urn weighs very little and only has a modest amount of ashes. With just a little bit, each family member can have their own personalized Urn Necklace containing a small amount of the cremains. Urns can range in complexity from simple cylinders and hearts to elaborate designs featuring religious symbols, animals, and fish. You can pick something fancy if you like, or go with something simple that will coordinate with everything.
  • Glass Pendants Using Cremains- Expert glassblowers have been directly shaping cremains into statues, paperweights, and other works of art. Glass cremains pendants follow a similar design, combining colored glass with a trace amount of cremains to create beautiful and meaningful jewelry.
  • Cremains Converted Into Diamonds- An artificial diamond can be fashioned from cremains and used as jewelry, be it a pendant, stud earrings, or ring. Since the cremains is mixed in with the diamond's carbon during the cremation process, the two cannot be distinguished. Your family and friends may be the only people in the world who have ever seen this. Prices for diamonds set with cremains can start at around $3,000 and go up to over $10,000.

This cremation jewelry can be used to preserve memorial items such as sand from a favorite beach, soil from a yard, a lock of hair, or even a special picture if the wearer does not desire to place the cremains in the jewelry.

We at Willowbrook Cemetery can help you pick the ideal final resting place for the departed soul at our serene cemetery. Please contact us via the form or number on this page.

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