Turn your Loved One’s Ashes into Jewelry?
Turning Ashes into Jewelry
Often, when cremation is used for a loved one, one thinks of an urn inside their home, or perhaps scattering them at sea or in a park they enjoyed when they were alive. But there are other options for those who wish to keep their family member’s memory alive in a less traditional way.
If you like the idea of keeping your family member close to you, there are companies that can show you how you can turn your loved one’s ashes into jewelry.
Cremation jewelry is more than a tribute to the person you lost: it is an opportunity to honor them by creating something that contains a part of their cremated remains.
You can even have the remnants turned into a beautiful stone or diamond to wear in earrings, rings, necklaces or bracelets.
There are several categories of cremation pendants:
Standard jewels are small prefabricated containers. When you order one, you are given instructions on how to fill the piece with your loved one’s ashes.
Personalized jewelry is made from some of the ashes. Often, these pieces are made of glass. You can choose between new or recycled glass; new glass can usually be tinted in different colors, but recycled glass will be a pale green color.
The glass is heated to liquefy it and the ashes are added. Because the heat is so high, the charcoal in the ashes tends to burn, leaving the ashes usually bright white.
Cremation diamonds are different from personalized jewelry because they are made entirely from a person’s ashes. To make the diamond, the ashes are placed in a metal container and heated.
The carbon is heated until it becomes graphite. This graphite is placed inside a diamond seed crystal and placed inside a press, where it is heated once again.
The graphite is then set aside to become a crystal, which takes a few weeks. The glass is cut and polished to your specifications.
Alternatives to Jewelry
If you like the idea of using cremated ashes but are not interested in jewelry, there are other options.
Glass keepsakes and cremation crystals are beautiful items you can use for health themes or add to your home decor as a way to keep your loved one close.
Cremation crystals are not jewelry. These crystals are used for meditation and to improve health, discover happiness and positive energy..
The ashes are part of the crystal manufacturing process. They cut like an emerald and their color remains intact.
Glass souvenirs can be made using the same method as the pendants. You can also make several souvenirs, in case there are any other family members who would also like to have a tribute in their homes.
Now, the latest trend is fingerprint jewelry. It is used to have a close relationship by capturing your loved one’s fingerprint on a piece of jewelry. You can even have a pet’s footprint. By wearing jewelry, you get the feeling that that special person is with you all the time.
Unlike other cremation keepsakes, fingerprint keepsake jewelry is not necessarily associated with a death. As a result, it is fast becoming a popular choice. For example, people are opting for:
- Wedding Rings
- Fingerprint necklaces to celebrate the birth of a baby
- Historic Anniversary
How does the fingerprint jewelry process work?
It usually starts with fingerprint capture using a fingerprint kit that can capture fingerprints:
- Thumb impression
- The baby’s hand
- Baby footprint
- Your pet’s paw
The process is a combination of modern technology and craftsmanship. Jewelers transfer the fingerprint to pendants, rings and earrings:
- Designers create a digital image of the footprint.
- Choose a section of the printout. The best part has interesting features and aesthetic appeal. That ensures that your fingerprint jewelry has a good texture and pattern.
- The jeweler uses a computer-aided manufacturing device. This creates a wax cast of the image.
- The creation of the mold uses the lost wax casting method.
- The molten metal is poured into the wax mold.
Where to hire these services?
In Mexico the service of converting ashes into jewelry is not yet offered, the easiest way is to enter Mercado Libre or Amazon and search for “reliquaries”. In this way you can find a wide range of designs and economical prices. Most will come with a small funnel where you can deposit your loved one’s ashes yourself.
As you can see there are many good options to remember your loved one. We will be updating this list with new ideas as they arise.
Remember that Boinita is a Simple Cremation Service without a Funeral Service with the guarantee of the best price and service.
At Boinita we can take care of the cremation of your loved one. Then, once we have returned the ashes to you, you can arrange a simple memorial service that is perfect for you and your family.
For more information about our service go to http://boinita.com
Boinita offers Single Cremation services without a Funeral Service, with a fixed price and 24-7 customer service. Boinita is located in the metropolitan areas of Aguascalientes, Cancun, Hermosillo, Merida and San Luis Potosi.