When a loved one dies we look for something to be able to keep their memory alive, to keep them close to us, and memorial jewellery is a great way to do this.
Many companies will take a hand print or finger print and engrave them onto a silver charm for example or will engrave dates or quotes onto locket style pendants.
However there is now a new trend that can actually use a loved one’s ashes to create a unique piece of jewellery. The ashes can be cast into glass stones of different colours that can be used as pendants or in rings or even as a pair of earrings. The process of making the jewellery usually takes about 8-10 weeks and is not cheap, rings start from around £300 and pendants from around £250.
The same companies will also make sealed pendants in silver or gold that contain a small amount of ashes that can then be engraved with a personalised pattern or design.
It’s certainly not for everyone but is a great idea for people who are looking for something a bit different as a dedication to a lost loved one.