06 Dec How are cremation ashes put into jewelry?
Maybe you’ve heard something about this or know someone who wears a pendant that contains part of a loved one’s cremated remains (commonly called ashes). Have you wondered how that works? Generally, there are two types of cremation jewelry: those that hold remains, and those that are made with remains.
The first kind of jewelry is essentially an ornate container for a small amount of ashes. Using a funnel, a little portion of the remains is poured into a tiny “urn” before the top is attached and sealed. Pendants are the most common form here, but they are not always teardrop or heart-shaped. For example, I also have seen a three-dimensional cross with an empty space inside to hold ashes.
The second type is where small amounts of remains are incorporated into the jewelry materials. The most common examples of this are ashes that are mixed with glass, porcelain, liquid metals, or other materials and then transformed into jewelry. The possibilities are endless (more about that it an upcoming blog!), and some can be engraved with a special message. This method usually takes longer – up to several months – and is more expensive.
Why do people wear cremation jewelry?
Some people are comforted by having a small piece of a loved one so close to them. Some prefer to keep the meaning of the jewelry to themselves. Others are more open about wearing cremation jewelry and use it as an opportunity to share memories and stories about the person who was so special to them.
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