Commissioning cremation jewelry is a great way to honor the memory of someone dear who has passed away. It is a more tangible way of remembrance as you hold on to the memory of the person and keep them close to you by putting their ashes or a lock of hair in an exquisitely designed object.
Cremation jewelry has a long history. In the 17th and 18th centuries, mourning rings bearing the name, date of death and social rank of the deceased were popular gifts for mourning family members. Queen Victoria, for her remaining life, wore a broach containing a lock of hair from Prince Albert when he passed away in 1861. Cremation jewelry is experiencing a surge in popularity again for its personalized design and for the fact that it can be carried unobtrusively everywhere. It is a way for you to keep loved ones close to your heart.
The Different Styles of Cremation Jewelry
The container with the ashes of your loved ones will be something that stays close to you for life. Luckily, with today’s technology, you can customize your special cremation jewelry with a variety of materials and stylish features that you would be proud to display. Of course, this list is not exhaustive as cremation jewelry includes rings and bracelets as well. Here are a few of the more common options:
- Pendant Necklace – This is easily portable as most people wear it around their necks. They come in many forms and shapes like ribbons, hearts, gemstones, and flowers design. Or perhaps you would like more streamlined designs like geometric shapes that are created with materials like rose gold, sterling silver, stainless steel, or even 14k and 18k gold.
- Cylinder Pendant – This is for the modern generation who loves its sleek and simple shape. They usually have the capacity of containing a “pinch” of ashes and it is a subtle way of remembering your dear ones since it’s not immediately obvious that it is cremation jewelry.
- Photo Lockers – This option combines the image of your dear ones with their ashes which are contained within. You can choose to put a photo of them alone or a close-up shot of a happy memory that you share.
- Religious Pendant – This option can range from crosses to prayer beads or angel wings. No matter your belief, you can be sure that there would be something representative of your faith.
- Cremation Rings – A ring is not a common choice for cremation jewelry. However, cremation rings can be personalized as a tribute to your memory of a loved one. The most popular is a promise ring as a sign of your love and commitment or as a wedding ring to remember the loss of a spouse. You can wear them on your finger, as a necklace or display them in a case.
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