If you're new to the funeral world, which most people are, you may have heard of cremation jewelry but are unsure of its actual purpose. In this post we will give an overview of cremation jewelry uses and requirements and anything else we think you should know.
You can use cremation jewelry in a few different ways. First and foremost, it’s meant to hold a small amount of ashes of a loved one or a beloved pet. Secondly, you can use it as a vessel to preserve other elements of a loved one's life. For example, dried flowers from the funeral, a lock of hair, sand from their favorite beach, or many other small items work well. Lastly, it can be used as a simple remembrance and reminder. Engrave your loved one’s name on the pendant/necklace and hold it tight when you're missing them.
Important to Know
It’s important to note that cremation jewelry won’t hold all the cremains of a loved one. It will only hold a very small portion. Cremation jewelry is a keepsake of a loved one, not an urn. Cremation jewelry should also not get wet, this could lead to the ashes or contents of the vessel becoming damaged. Once you fill the pendant/necklace you will want to seal it. Stardust Memorials includes instructions and a pendant filling and sealing kit with every jewelry piece we sell.
Cremation jewelry comes in an endless variety of shapes and designs; but it is only made from a few different materials. Stardust Memorials offers jewelry in stainless steel, sterling silver, and bronze.
The most popular of the materials; it’s durable, affordable, and won’t tarnish over time.
A precious metal that holds a greater value than stainless steel. It is also more affordable than other precious metals like gold and platinum. It can tarnish if exposed to salty air and if it is not maintained properly.
Highly affordable and long lasting. Bronze gives the appearance of a distressed or aged style. It is important to note that the copper content in bronze can cause it to oxidize with the oil on your skin, creating a greenish color on your skin if worn too long.
Check out our guide: How to Fill Cremation Jewelry