The loss of a loved one is always a difficult time, but many people find some comfort through keepsakes or memorials. Memorial jewellery is a unique way to keep a loved one close and there are many different options to choose from. Memorial jewellery can include ashes, fingerprint inscriptions or other personal details to honour the deceased, so if you want to know more about the options, read on for our handy guide.
Jewellery containing ashes
Some people like to carry a small amount of their loved one’s ashes with them and this can be done in several ways. Ashes can be heated at an extremely high temperature to create a memorial diamond, which can then be set into a ring, necklace, brooch, or any other piece of jewellery you choose.
Another option is to create a resin or glass bead containing a small amount of ashes. Jewellers then set the bead into a piece of jewellery of your choosing.
Fingerprint inscriptions can be used to create a beautiful, unique piece of memorial jewellery. It involves engraving the fingerprint of the deceased onto the metal of a locket or pendant, or you could choose a keyring if jewellery isn’t your style. Most funeral homes keep a record of the deceased’s fingerprints on file and your funeral director should be able to help.
Engraved jewellery is also very popular; you might want to engrave a locket with the name and birth/death dates of your loved one’s life, or an inscription of their handwriting. A silver or gold bracelet is ideal for a longer piece of writing, or you might want to add an engraving to the back of a locket and keep a photo inside.
Precious stones are a very common inclusion in memorial jewellery and many people like to use stones with a particular meaning. For example jet, which is a traditional mourning stone, or rubies, which symbolize passion and love. You may also want to include your loved one’s birthstone, or their birth month stone combined with yours.
If you’re looking for the perfect keepsake to remember your loved one, get in touch with the team at Callum Robertson Funeral Directors. We’re proud to offer a range of keepsakes and creative celebrations, including diamonds made from ashes or a custom paperweight. We can help you choose a piece of jewellery to remember your loved one or arrange a bespoke celebration to remember them by, so give us a call today or contact us via our website to find out more.