What is cremation jewellery?

More and more people are choosing to be cremated after they die, rather than a having a traditional burial. With so many people opting for cremation, many families are often left wondering what to do with their ashes.

Many people choose to scatter their loved one’s ashes, others may decide to keep them in an urn. Those aren’t the only options available however. As we’ve already discussed in a previous blog, there are so many unique ideas when it comes to taking care of a loved one’s ashes; firework scattering ceremonies, coral reef burial and space travel are just some of the possibilities.

While those options are sure to give your loved one a fantastic send off, some people simply wish to keep their friend or family member’s ashes close by, and cremation jewellery is a lovely way to do that.

So, what is cremation jewellery?

Cremation jewellery (also known as remembrance jewellery and memorial jewellery) is a wonderful form of jewellery in which you can place a small amount of a loved one’s ashes. Cremation jewellery is a lovely, elegant way for people to honour their loved one’s memory.

What do you do with it?

The majority of people choose to wear their cremation jewellery every day or save it for a special occasion, whether it’s a locket for ashes, a pendant or a ring. Others however may choose not to wear it and would rather keep the jewellery on display at home, either in a jewellery box or on a display dome.

How much ash do you actually need?

A standard piece of cremation jewellery can only hold a small amount of ashes, about a teaspoonful. This makes cremation jewellery a great option for families wishing to share the ashes among themselves.

How much does a piece of cremation jewellery typically cost?

Depending on the style and material, cremation jewellery from Funeral Extras can cost between £79 and £385.

Like any piece of jewellery, the prices for cremation jewellery can vary and the price will ultimately be determined by the style and type of jewellery you choose (whether that’s a locket for ashes, or a pendant for example) and also the material, whether that’s silver, gold or glass.

If you wish to personalise your piece of memorial jewellery by having it engraved, this will also be more expensive. Many people choose to have the name of their loved one or a special date engraved on their piece of jewellery.

What kind of styles are available?

Choosing a piece of cremation jewellery isn’t unlike choosing any other piece of jewellery. You’re sure to want something that reflects your own personality or that of your loved one.

If you or your loved one were particularly religious or spiritual, you might want a piece of jewellery that reflects those beliefs. Those who practice Christianity or Catholicism for example might choose a cross pendant.

Many people may want a piece of jewellery that reflects the relationship they had with their loved one. Whether that’s a heart pendant to symbolise a romantic relationship, or a teddy bear charm for those who have lost a child.