Precious Works of Memorial Art
Keepsake jewelry is a relatively new way to memorialize loved ones. There are many types of keepsake jewelry such as keepsake pendants. These are small necklaces that may be worn, over or under clothing. This kind of keepsake jewelry often has tiny crevasses in which a small amount of a loved one's ashes may be stored. With these pieces of tiny-but-precious memorial art, a loved one's memory may always be close at hand.
Cremations have become ever more common in recent years as many seek this alternative to burial. Accordingly the popularity of keepsake jewelry has increased in recent years as the number of cremations across America has increased so dramatically.
Keepsake jewelry is also popular because American families are often far flung across the globe. These days many families are choosing keepsake jewelry as a wonderful way for several family members to share a love one's ashes.
For those who prefer traditional urns, keepsake jewelry is a good complement. Some prefer to have the ashes dispersed in a special place. Keepsake jewelry is a good way to accommodate the wishes of a loved one and still keep a personal keepsake. This is in line with what psychologists and other experts say about healthy grieving. They know that grieving is a normal and necessary process for the survivors, and having a special place or object in which to remember a person helps make that process as comfortable as possible. Keepsake jewelry provides a touching way to remember a loved one any time and any place.
There are other ways keepsake jewelry may be utilized. Keepsake jewelry is commonly used to store locks of hair of family members whose bodies have been buried. Perhaps a picture in a locket would be desired. Custom engraving may be done with special words or passages.
Keepsake jewelry may accommodate many religions. Keepsake jewelry can be crafted into the shape of crosses, hearts, cylinders, and many other designs. People of the Catholic faith can even find keepsake jewelry pieces included in a traditional string of rosary beads.
Keepsake jewelry comes in a wide variety of styles, shapes and materials. Keepsake jewelry pieces can be made of wood, glass, gold, silver, diamonds and even tiny seashells.
Some keepsake jewelry is designed to be worn by family members who want to keep their loved-one's memory close at hand each day. But keepsake jewelry does not necessarily have to be worn. Several nice home display options are available. Keepsake jewelry pieces can be hung beautifully in special dome display cases made of glass, and nearly all keepsake jewelry comes with a beautiful storage box in which it can be stored and displayed when not being worn.
As the Cremation Association of North America consumer's guide to cremation options notes, cremation, with its emphasis on reducing a body to mere ashes, can sometimes feel like an "end." But keepsake jewelry can do wonders for keeping a loved ones memory alive for generations to come.