"He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man." ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Those of us who find ourselves experiencing loss, often find some solace and resolve in the belief that those who have departed still remain behind with us. We cherish and value their memories and they become almost stronger in a sense, as they live in our hearts for eternity.
Gone, but not forgotten. Gone, but never forgotten. When memories are all we have left, it’s no mystery why we might cling on to them, hoping for remembrances of the good times to stay with us for as long as possible.
For some mourners and family members, keeping memorabilia or ashes close at heart, allow us to keep a constant reminder, not of our loss, necessarily, but of our love for another person. The physical presence of a daily reminder, like cremation jewelry or cremation pendants, helps ease the mourning process by providing a convenient way to keep those we’ve lost close at hand.
Finding the right piece for you
Cremation pendants come in a variety of styles, shapes, colors, and pieces so they can be selected to best suit each individual’s needs and wants. If you love the purity symbolism of the lotus flower, then the lotus pendant might be for you. If your mother loved her pet cats, then the silver pawprint or princess cat pendant might be best. These pendant necklaces for ashes are a wonderful compliment to any cremation urn for ashes.
GetUrns offers its Sterling Silver cremation jewelry in a variety of elegant finishes such as rhodium-plated, ruthenium plate and some pieces have a gold vermeil or are finished with color, like pink vermeil Blessing Birds.
Other pieces include sports-themed pendants (soccer and football) or religious symbols, (crosses, Celtic circles, hamsa hands), delicate and simple pieces (hearts, teardrops, flowers, seashells, birds, acorns).
Some of them come as short chain necklaces, others are lower hanging pendants, and there is a range of earing and bracelet beads that hold ashes as well. Many of these cremation pendants function as small pieces of jewelry to hold ashes in, which allows you to keep them close at all times.
Although money can often be an uncomfortable concept to discuss, it’s always important to be realistic. When selecting your cremation jewelry, the prices can range from $39.00 earrings to $148.00 heart pendants to $2,125 14k gold eternity pendants. Pick the range and style and color you’re looking for, that you’ll enjoy wearing to keep someone close.
Seeking strength in cremation pendants
The sterling silver cremation jewelry is delicate, unique, and carries strong significance. When we feel bounds of distance from life here on earth with those who have departed, it can become immensely challenging to confront our own emotions. Cremation jewelry provides both short-term solace and long-term peace for those who’ve experienced loss. We can often feel overwhelmed and yet empty at the same time.
In the short-term, feelings of overwhelming sadness can be eased as you grasp at the butterfly pendant bead dangling on your wrist, a small token reminder of your loved one. In the long-term, a delicate tree of life pendant that you wear daily, might allow someone to strike up conversation about it, giving you a moment to talk and share stories about your loved one as you explain the significance of your pendant.
Although everyone deals with loss in their own way, having a simple reminder like an urn pendant for ashes helps fill the emptiness many of us find after such loss.