Cremation jewelry is a unique way to remember our loved ones who have gone on before us. These beautiful jewelry pieces, whether they are a pendant, a set of earrings, or a bracelet with a cremation bead, offer us a way to keep the departed close to us. They can remind us also, that we will be with them again someday.
Each piece of GetUrns’ mourning jewelry holds small amounts of ashes in the most discreet way. Created in sterling silver, solid/plated gold, or rhodium-pated, they are funerary art pieces that are personal and heartfelt, designed with great care and made to last. You can treasure your human ashes jewelry, give different pieces to friends and family and even pass them on as family heirlooms!
When you lose a loved one, your whole world is altered forever. Many of us are left wondering, how on earth do we go on? Living through grief tempers our souls. While we may feel that our loved one is still with us in ways great and small, the fact is that their physical presence is gone.
Honoring those who have passed over to the other side is key to our healing. Keeping a remnant of the departed with us, always close, can be a comfort and a tool for survival.
GetUrns’ cremation jewelry is ideal in that they contain just a small amount of ashes. They are perfect to wear and share after a memorial, where the majority of ashes are scattered in a beautiful place, or stored in a more traditional setting such as a cemetery or mausoleum.
Cremation jewelry, holding ashes in pendants, bracelets or beads offers you private, handheld memorials of your loved one. Mourning is a difficult and long process. A beautiful piece of cremation jewelry can help you to go on with grace. This is a way to treasure your loved one for the rest of your life.
High Quality Cremation Jewelry
Here at GetUrns we exclusively offer expertly designed cremation jewelry pieces; each pendant, bead, or earring, is crafted with precision and care.
Our selection of ashes jewelry comes in various forms as well— everything from feathers, hearts, butterflies, religious symbols, abstract sculptural pieces, and more. This gives you the ability to select a piece that is right for yourself, and for each of your family members.
Each piece of Geturns’ keepsake jewelry has a small compartment for a portion of ashes. You can also place personal mementos, such as a lock of hair, sand/soil from scattering or burial sites, or dried flower petals into your ashes jewelry. A funeral professional can help you fill and gently seal the piece if you need.
Since our goal is to make this difficult time as free as possible from stress and complications, we perform thorough quality assurance inspections on our jewelry. By providing you with a flawless piece of human ashes jewelry, we hope to help you honor your loved one wherever you go and to provide you with a sense of peace.
“For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.” — Kahlil Gibran
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I explain my cremation jewelry to others?
We find that GetUrns’ human ashes jewelry is so unique and beautiful, that others often compliment the wearer on their pendant, bracelet or earrings. Of course, you are in charge and can choose to reveal the significance of your cremation jewelry, or not. You may be surprised at the amount of love and care that flows your way when you share whatever you choose to share of your loved one’s story.
All of us face this final transition, and it can be wonderful to open up the conversation with other people about the importance of facing death. This is one way to heal into the new people we become after a huge loss. Also, you may inspire others to explore the death-positive movement.
Will my jewelry to hold ashes last forever?
Gold and silver creations last for millennia. Gold is the most durable metal known to humans and has been found in archaeological sites dating all the way back to 7000 BC.
Both silver and gold have been part of human ornamentation and art since ancient times. Rhodium plating protects silver and other metals, preventing scratching and preserving their luster for a lifetime.
We’re confident that you and your family will treasure your ashes jewelry for generations.
What is the history of cremation jewelry?
The Victorians in 19th Century Britain were great popularizers of what they called mourning jewelry, or keepsake jewelry. Often these included a lock of hair as much as a pinch of ashes. Pieces included crosses, brooches, rings, cameos, and miniature urns. Materials included jet, bog oak, onyx and pearls, as well as black enamel. The romantic and idealized goal was to keep great love alive always.
This tradition crossed the Atlantic to the United States, where people created memorial art honoring a deceased family member. Elaborate earrings woven from ladies’ hair, family photographs staged carefully beside the coffin, lockets with earth from the family plot; many artistic techniques were embraced to reconcile the living with those who have left this dimension.
Burial grounds also became public gardens so that people could gather to mourn their beloveds in a beautiful setting. Along with an explosion of funerary art in these community spaces – sculptures of angels and Celtic crosses, stone cherubim on crypts etc., cremation jewelry also became a way to mourn the passing of loved ones.
What is the best way to travel with cremation jewelry?
A piece of human ashes jewelry should either be worn proudly, or stored carefully in a sealable box to protect it. There are absolutely no restrictions on traveling with lovely, secure cremation jewelry.
At GetUrns, our hope is that your cremation jewelry pieces will act as protective talismans for you and your family as they travel, and also in their day-to-day lives.
Can wearing ashes jewelry comfort me and my family members?
Everyone has their own process for going through grief. Many of GetUrn’s customers report that having a reminder of their loved one, that they can hold, in a piece of wearable art, soothes them deeply for many years to come.
“My daughter and I were really struggling with the loss of her sweet Grandma, my Mom. Cremation jewelry was a new idea for us but we decided to give it a try. Now, we often receive compliments on our elegant sterling silver cremation pendants. This way we can share our love for Grandma until we are together with her again someday.”
I do not wish to remove my jewelry due to its significance. Am I able to shower or swim with my cremation jewelry?
It is best to avoid submerging your ashes jewelry in water. It is strongly recommended to remove it and put in a safe place before swimming, showering, or bathing.
A few finer points—
Most cremation jewelry comes with a filling kit. Use this and a small flathead screwdriver or Allen key to unscrew the small threaded screw located on the piece.
You, or a funeral professional, can place a pinch of ashes into the pendant/bead using the tool provided. Close the piece once more, sealing it with glue or epoxy if desired.