Questions to Ask Before Purchasing Cremation Jewelry
If your loved one has requested cremation as his or her final form of disposition, it can be difficult to decide what to do with the cremated remains after the memorial service. If the thought of scattering your loved one’s ashes is too tough to bear, cremation jewelry may be the best solution for you, your family members, and close friends of the deceased. There are a number of questions to ask before purchasing cremation jewelry, and we answer them all here today.
What is cremation jewelry?
Urn jewelry has existed for centuries, but historians believe that it grew in popularity as a result of the Victorian era. Jewelry for ashes includes bracelets, necklaces, pendants, and more. The jewelry you choose can reflect a hobby, passion, and unique personal sentiment of a departed loved one.
What is cremation jewelry made of?
Glass, gold, stainless steel, sterling silver, titanium, and other metals are popular options for cremation jewelry. These bracelets or necklaces can be cleaned using the same methods you would use to clean jewelry of the same material.
Who fills the pendant with ashes?
Every cremation pendant comes with a set of instructions and a supply kit, which includes a small funnel, adhesive, and detailed instructions. If you are unable to add the ashes yourself, your funeral director should be able to help.
How do you fill a cremation necklace or bracelet?
Each cremation bracelet or necklace comes with a secure cap. Unscrew and screw the pendant’s cap a few times to ensure that the threads are clean. Place the uncapped pendant on a stable surface and place the enclosed funnel on the opening. Slowly pour the ashes into the funnel until the pendant is at capacity.
How many ashes can cremation jewelry hold?
Urn jewelry is designed to hold a nominal portion of cremated ashes, typically no more than one cubic inch. Urns this small are ideal for a body weight of up to one pound prior to cremation or sharing cremated remains with other family members and friends.
Is cremation jewelry waterproof?
Water resistance will vary from one piece of jewelry to the next, but we do not recommend that you submerge your jewelry in water. Remove bracelets or necklaces before going swimming or taking a shower.
Can you store other things in cremation jewelry?
Yes. Many people choose to keep locks of hair, dried funeral flowers, or a spoonful of soil from the burial site.
Now that you know some of the questions to ask before purchasing cremation jewelry, we hope that you have the information you need to shop with complete confidence. OneWorld Memorials offers a wide selection of cremation bracelets, necklaces, keychains, and much more. We are committed to our customers and doing everything we can to be of service during this difficult time. If you have any questions or concerns, please call us toll-free to speak with a member of our customer service team.