Cremation Keepsake Necklaces
Jewelry for Ashes
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A Private, Personal and Portable Remembrance
Memorial jewelry is a new way to memorialize loved ones that is quickly gaining popularity, as more and more families are choosing cremation for themselves or a loved one. There are many types of memorial jewelry, but perhaps the most common form is a keepsake pendant. This kind of memorial jewelry is usually a pendant, which has tiny compartments within, in which a small amount of a loved one's ashes may be stored. These small necklaces may be worn over or under clothing. With this type of memorial jewelry, a loved one’s memory may always be close at hand.
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 memorial jewelry can do wonders for keeping a loved-ones memory alive for generations to come.
Cremations have become ever more common as many seek this alternative to burial. Accordingly the popularity of memorial jewelry has increased in recent years as the number of cremations across America has increased so dramatically.
Memorial jewelry is also popular because American families are often far flung across the globe. These days many families are choosing memorial jewelry as a wonderful way for several family members to share a love one's ashes. Alternitavely, those who opt to scatter the remains can keep a very small portion to put in a befitting piece of memorial jewelry. Some families even purchase the jewelry beforehand, and wear it during the memorial service.
For those who prefer a traditional urn, memorial jewelry is a good complement. Some prefer to have the ashes interred in a special place. Memorial jewelry is a good way to accommodate the wishes of a loved one and still retain a personal keepsake. Grieving is a normal and necessary process for the survivors. Memorial jewelry provides a comfortable way to remember a loved one any time and any place.
There are other ways memorial jewelry may be utilized. Memorial 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.
Memorial jewelry may accommodate many religions. Memorial jewelry can be crafted into the shape of cremation ash crosses, hearts, cylinders, and many other designs. People of the Catholic faith can even find memorial jewelry pieces included in a traditional string of rosary beads.
Memorial jewelry comes in a wide variety of styles, shapes and materials. Memorial jewelry pieces can be made of wood, glass, gold, silver, diamonds and even tiny seashells.
Most memorial jewelry is designed to be worn by family members who want to keep their loved-one's memory close at hand each day. But memorial jewelry does not necessarily have to be worn. Several nice home display options are available. Memorial jewelry pieces can be hung beautifully in special dome display cases made of glass, and nearly all memorial jewelry comes with a beautiful storage box in which it can be stored and displayed when not being worn.