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Also known as cremation jewellery, memorial jewellery is a way of commemorating a lost loved one in the form of necklaces, bracelets, or rings. The jewellery can either be made of the ashes of a loved one or inscribed with a significant message. Although memorial jewellery is less traditional than urns, it is still a popular choice amongst many who want to keep the memory of their loved one close to heart. At Douch Family Funeral Directors we sell a wide range of memorial jewellery for all genders, to suit every style. Read more to find out how you can turn ashes into jewellery for a keepsake that lasts forever.

Can you turn ashes into jewellery?

You can indeed turn ashes into jewellery. Memorial jewellery is an opportunity to honour and show tribute to a person lost. The process of creating memorial jewellery is relatively simple and involves choosing your piece of jewellery, then either sending off part of your loved one’s ashes for jewellery making or filling the ornament yourself once received.

 

What kinds of memorial Jewellery are there?

There is a vast selection of memorial jewellery out there to suit every style. Styles typically include lockets for ashes, necklaces, bracelets and rings. You can get standard jewellery, custom made jewellery and even cremated diamonds and crystals.

Standard jewellery where you order your piece online and once received, get given instructions on how to fill with ashes. These are usually pendants, lockets or beads as they can be hollowed out to fill with the ashes. Most lockets for ashes will come with small screws and funnels as a standard to help you fill without spilling.

Custom made memorial jewellery is a more bespoke service where your loved one’s ashes get combined to make the memento. Often, custom jewellery is fragile and made of different coloured glass or precious stones and can range anywhere from rings to necklaces, and earrings. It all comes down to what the individual is looking for.

Cremated diamonds and crystals differ from custom made memorial jewellery as they are made solely from a person’s ashes. The procedure involves placing the ashes into a heatproof container and heating them to over 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The result is a unique crystal or diamond polished to your specifications and secured in the jewellery of your choice.

 

Are there alternatives to memorial jewellery?

There are in fact other alternatives to memorial jewellery, should it not be your style or what you are seeking. For those who like the idea of having cremated ashes incorporated into the ornament, urns, cremation crystals or keepsakes are a great solution. Urns can vary in size and material, from wooden to ceramic, vases, mini caskets and more. Likewise, a keepsake is an item, often small, which people keep in memory of a loved one.

 

 

Where to buy memorial jewellery

At Douch Family Funeral Directors in Dorset, we have a wide range of memorial jewellery available to shop at our online store. All of our products are of high quality, so you can rest assured you are receiving a wonderful keepsake that you will cherish for years to come. We also have a variety of leather bracelets and alternatives for those who are seeking a more specific jewellery style.

If you are looking for a sentimental object to honour a loved one’s life, take a look online on the Douch website. For support and guidance, get in touch with Douch Family Funeral Directors in Dorset. We have several branches located in Dorset and specialist resources for bereavement support.