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Cremation jewelry is a relatively new arrival in the constantly evolving memorial products industry. It is exactly what many have found they need to help them cope with the loss of their loved one. In this day in which more and more people are choosing cremation, having a piece of a beloved family member always nearby can be a great comfort -- especially for many people who may otherwise be uncomfortable with the idea of cremation and the accompanying scattering of ashes.
That is the beauty of much of what has happened in the memorial industry in the days since monopolies of funeral homes and cemeteries (many of which still do not offer cremation jewelry to their customers) have been largely broken: creativity and competition have made products like cremation jewelry available routinely and abundantly. Cremation jewelry comes in a large variety of styles and types, and people have been known to use it in a variety of ways (from flashy, public displays to privately hiding it beneath their clothing). Here is a summary of what anyone interested in the idea of cremation jewelry will probably find useful knowing.
Cremation Jewelry Types:
Cremation jewelry comes in many different forms, almost as many as traditional jewelry, in fact. Cremation jewelry can be inexpensive -- many popular pieces sell for $25 or less, or it can be an elegant 24 karat gold piece that costs hundreds (or even thousands). There is, as with most everything else in the memorial industry, truly something to perfectly memorialize every person and to satisfy every taste.
One of the most popular forms of cremation jewelry came from a simple idea of screwing beautifully crafted pewter designs atop a small glass bottle in which a teaspoon or so of cremation ashes are stored. These pieces are inexpensive enough that many large families choose to buy relatively large quantities and distribute a loved one’s ashes to many different family and friends who live in a variety of locations across the globe.
But that is just the beginning of the types of cremation jewelry available. Small metal pendants that feature a discreet storage place for cremation ashes are yet another popular type. These pieces are typically available in sterling silver or gold (or a combination of the two) and in a large number of shapes and sizes. Smaller ones are often a quarter of an inch or less and will fit nicely underneath a person’s clothes so that no one else will have to know that a loved-one is always close at heart. Larger pendants will not necessarily make for a comfort fit beneath one’s clothes, but they do have a fashionable look that does not call attention to their contents. And, no matter whether one chooses a large or small pendant, these pieces of cremation jewelry are available in hundreds of different molds -- everything from butterflies to crosses to seashells -- and one is surely a perfect fit for memorializing your precious loved one for the ages.
Cremation Jewelry Uses:
Most cremation jewelry is designed to be worn as a chain on a necklace the way most any pendant would be. But that is not necessarily the only option for use. Cremation jewelry can also be displayed in special containers such as glass domes that fit nicely in just about any interior decor. Many people use these domes as a more or less permanent storage place for their cremation jewelry pieces, only removing the pendants to wear on special occasions, such as at an annual memorial ceremony or some other special event. And still others arrange to store their cremation jewelry in glass domes without ever having intentions of wearing the pieces. The elegant, museum-like appearance of a glass dome display of a beautiful cremation jewelry piece creates a perfect complement to any memorial display.
And, finally, for many families, cremation jewelry pieces are a comforting alternative to the practice of scattering a loved-ones ashes. The relatively inexpensive glass pendants mentioned above have given more than one family the idea of “scattering” by virtue of simply sharing ashes with many friends and family. As one customer put it, “My father is now scattered across America thanks to us buying pendants for everyone in the family, but, even though he’s scattered, we can always know where to find him when we want to share the good news of our life.”
That unique, and special, feature of cremation jewelry is one big reason why the memorial trend is much more than a “trend;” It has become a tradition for many families.
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