Memorial jewelry is a keepsake that can be given away to many members of the family, or made especially for one or two. Usually the jewelry is engraved with the person’s name and date of birth and death, or their name and a small saying like “in our hearts forever”. There is memorial jewelry that can take a photo and engrave it on the piece along with an engraved name or date. Both of these pieces are common and well known.
Something a little less known but becoming popular is the Ash Keepsake collection. These pieces of jewelry, much like the others, can be engraved or photo etched. However these offer another facet, they can be opened to store a small amount of the persons ash from cremation and then sealed. This offers you the ability to keep your loved one close while the remains are scattered or placed as they had wished.
There are many styles and types of ash pendants
. Some of the jewelry is made so as to store the ash so you won’t see it. It can store it in a very small container so it would fit with your everyday wear. They also make jewelry that shows off more of the ash. These containers are usually shaped larger and in forms like, tear drops, squares, or vials. The jewelry comes with a funnel, glue and instructions. This affords you the ability to honor your loved ones ashes as you add it to your jewelry in the comfort of your home. Some people have added a strand of hair, or the ashes of a photo or some of the dirt from the burial site. This takes the place of a loved ones ashes. It gives you a way to carry their memory close to your heart even if they were not cremated.
Ash pendants are a unique and tangible way to keep your loved ones memory with you. It can help you many times when you are missing them most. Reaching up and holding the necklace will help you to connect your grieving with the one you loss. It keeps the memories close. It is tastefully made and many times done in a way no one but yourself knows you are wearing it.