Saying goodbye to a loved one is never easy. It doesn’t matter much if the death is sudden or something a long time coming, a hole is left in the lives of the people who love that person and it’s a hard one to fill.
Finding the best way to honor their memory and life is also hard. If the person has decided to be cremated, there are a lot of options for what to do with the ashes. Ash cremation jewelry has become one way a lot of people show how important the departed is to them. This can come in many forms such cremation bracelets and cremation necklaces.
Cremation jewelry has been around for centuries. People would give mounting rings to the loved ones of the deceased with their dates of birth and death. Cremation jewelry can come in several forms. It can have a charm or locket into which the ashes will be placed. They can also be made into glass or diamonds. The ashes can be turned into crystals that mimic the look of many kinds of precious and semi-precious stones resemble the person’s birth stone. These are placed into cremation bracelets or cremation pendants.
Cremation bracelets may be a good option for men who want to honor someone they loved but don’t like to wear necklaces and there are special designs for these.
Cremation jewelry holds a tiny portion of the remains. Most often this is less than a 1/4 of an inch. This also means multiple pieces can be made. It also means the remaining ashes can still be paced in an area that was important to the person or scattered in a similar location. For many people the act of scattering or placing ashes is an crucial part of their grieving process. Taking some of the ashes and making it into a keepsake should not interfere with this aspect of saying goodbye.
For those who prefer more traditional things to say, cremation bracelets, there they can get an ash container. These can be ceramic, which is very traditional as ceramic arts have been a part of our culture since 26,000 BC. They can be made from other materials, too. Most burial urns are 400 cubic inches, this is the industry standard.
Saying goodbye to an animal companion can be as difficult as saying goodbye to a person. Pets become part of the family unit and it is very hard when they pass. It is for that reason that there are pet urns for ashes. All of these memorial keepsakes, can be made to remember and honor a lost pet. Some people really cherish things like cremation bracelets and love that they have made something beautiful out of someone they loved.
Dealing with death is never fun. Even if we know the person is no longer suffering or we consider them to “be in a better place,” they are still, in a way, lost from our present day lives. We cannot call them to hear their voice or laugh or see them smile. That is why creating something beautiful that we can keep with us may be the best way we can honor their memory and show how much their lives impacted ours.