After a loved one has been cremated, there are a vast number of unique things that can be done with the ashes. You can keep the ashes in an urn displayed somewhere in your home, or you can scatter the ashes in a place that was meaningful to the deceased during a memorial service. A less well known but equally special way to honor a departed loved one is to make cremation ashes into jewelry. There are several ways this can be done.
Miniature Urn Necklaces
By far the most popular choice in cremation jewelry is a very small urn attached to a chain worn around the neck. The urn is light and only holds a few pinches of ashes, making it a great way to share the ashes and the memories they carry with family members.
There are multiple different urn shapes available, including simple cylinders and hearts to ornate designs with filigrees, crosses, or even dolphins. You can choose a shape or design that is special to you or your loved one, or something modest that goes with everything.
Ashes into Glass Pendants
For many years, glassblowers have been taking cremation ashes and working them directly into beautiful designs for statues, paperweights and more. Glass pendants are similar in style, using a mixture of colored glass and a small amount of the ashes to create a truly unique and artistic piece of jewelry.
Art glass pendants come in a variety of colors and styles and look almost like small galaxies with your loved one’s ashes swirled inside. These pendants are an excellent choice for those who want a colorful memorial necklace or want something that allows them to see the ashes inside.
Ashes into Diamonds
Cremation ashes can even be formed into a manmade diamond that can be worn in a necklace, in earrings, or on a ring. During the creation process of the diamond, the ashes are incorporated into the carbon, making it impossible to tell the difference between a diamond with ashes and a diamond without. It’s can be a unique keepsake that only you and your loved ones will know about.
Making ashes into jewelry to wear in memory of your loved one can be a simple and straightforward process. Contact Boston Cremation today by calling 781.322.0909 to learn more about how to transform cremation ashes into jewelry and what options are available.