When a loved one passes on, friends and families always search for special ways to remember their loved ones and keep the memory of them close to their hearts. Increasingly, cremations are becoming more popular, which means more people turning to the option of cremation jewelry. The wide variety of options available may leave one not knowing which to pick for themselves.
Types of Cremation Jewelry
There are two general types of cremation jewelry in the market. The first type of cremation jewelry holds remains, while the second type of cremation jewelry is made with remains. Cremation jewelry comes in a wide range, including pendants, necklaces, bracelets, lockets, rings, charms and beads. Many different materials can be used to make cremation jewelry. Some of the more common ones include sterling silver, gold, copper, titanium, ceramic, glass, crystal and porcelain. In some cases, cremation jewelry can also be made out of synthetic gemstones and wood.
Making Diamonds Out of Ashes
It is also possible for cremation remains to become diamonds. In order to make such diamonds, carbon has to be extracted from human hair and ashes. Under high temperatures, the carbon is extracted. It is then placed under intense pressure, and kept in a growth chamber. After a while, such as after a few months, crystals will gradually form and come together to make a special and unique diamond. The diamonds will then be professionally shaped, polished and mounted.
Creating diamonds through remains is one of the most expensive jewelry options. The cost is usually upwards of several thousand dollars. However, people choose to turn to this as diamonds last forever and they like the idea of keeping a remembrance of the person near them forever.
More Affordable Cremation Jewelry
Of course, not all cremation jewelry comes at such a high price point. If you opt for more modest cremation jewelry, the starting price could be as low as $50. How much your cremation jewelry will cost depends heavily on the material it is made out of, the craftsmanship and complexity of the item. The more complicated and difficult to make the item is, the likelier it will come with a higher price tag. On the other hand, simple pieces are usually more affordable.
You do not have to break the bank just to buy cremation jewelry. The most important thing is the memory of the person. If you prefer a cheaper cremation jewelry option, you may explore the different selections there are in your area.
American Heritage Cemetery Funeral Home Crematory can Help with Funerals
If your loved one or someone close to you has just passed on, we are able to help with funeral planning. At American Heritage Cemetery Funeral Home Crematory, we know that it is hard to settle everything on your own. We can help you create a meaningful funeral service to commemorate the your loved one. Feel free to contact us to find out more about the services we offer today!