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Cremation Memorials

What are some creative ways to memorialize my loved one?

You might want to consider one or more of the following:

  • Celebrate your loved one’s life by creating a DVD, photo album, or book of memories.
  • Create an online memorial page.
  • Donate a memorial bench to a park or other public place.
  • Donate to a cause or charity that your loved one cared about.
  • Plant a tree in honor of your loved one.
  • If your loved one was cremated, plan a special ceremony to scatter their ashes.
  • Choose a piece of keepsake or cremation jewelry to keep a part of your loved one with you always.
  • Create a garden stepping stone in memory of your loved one.

What is cremation jewelry?

Cremation jewelry is a special type of memorial jewelry which includes a small amount of cremated remains. Cremation jewelry can be of special significance to the family of the deceased, since each family member gets to retain a tiny part of their loved one’s ashes, preserved as a wearable piece of art.

Cremation jewelry includes any jewelry that either is made from the ashes, or acts as a holder to contain a small amount of cremated remains. “Cremation urn jewelry” refers to a tiny hollow vessel or decorative container that holds a bit of the ashes and can be worn like regular jewelry. Using a small funnel, the miniature container is filled with the ashes and then sealed off at the top.

What is keepsake jewelry?

Keepsake jewelry, also known as funeral, memorial, or remembrance jewelry, is a deeply personal type of jewelry that honors the deceased and provides the wearer with a tangible remembrance of their loved one that can be kept close at all times. By having this reminder so close at hand, memorial jewelry can help bring comfort to the bereaved and keep fond and loving memories alive.

Examples of basic keepsake jewelry would include an engraved pendant or ring bearing the loved one’s name and dates of birth and death, or a locket which might contain a small token such as a lock of hair from the deceased.