Are you looking for ways of keeping a lost loved one or beloved pet near to you?
If so, I’m deeply sorry for the reason that has brought you to this page. You may have already considered one of the many types of cremation jewellery options available to you, including cremation glass jewellery and cremation ash jewellery. But what’s the difference?
Having worked in cremation jewellery for many years now, I can say that ultimately, it comes down to a very personal choice. However, both methods allow you to keep your loved one’s ashes near to you, which can be an incredible comfort on even the toughest of days.
In this blog post, I’m going to discuss some of the main differences between the two options, so you can decide which one might be most suitable for you.
Cremation ash jewellery
Firstly, let’s look at the simplest option; cremation ash jewellery. These pieces tend to be made out of silver, gold or white gold, and usually come in the form of heart lockets, cylinder pendants and crosses. Most cremation ash jewellery tends to be hollow, allowing you to discreetly store a tiny amount of your loved one’s ashes inside.
- Cremation ash jewellery is in most cases, pre-made and ready to ship – so fast delivery
- Discreet – no-one has to know what’s inside unless you tell them
- Comes in an array of stylish designs, including lockets, pendants and charms
- A great way to keep your loved one’s ashes close to you
- Affordable and accessible for most
- You can remove the ashes from the jewellery any time you choose
- You aren’t able to see the ashes that are stored inside, unlike cremation glass jewellery
- In most cases, you have to add the ashes into the jewellery yourself
- Some of the designs can be quite plain or lacking colour
- These items usually are not specially made to order (although some can be engraved)
Cremation glass jewellery
Now, let’s take a look at the alternative; cremation glass jewellery. This is a way of beautifully encasing your loved one’s ashes in bright, colourful glass. This is the opposite of hiding your loved one’s ashes away, and when the ashes hit the molten glass, they make unique patterns that sparkle in the light.
- You can see your loved one’s ashes sparkle and shine beautifully in the light
- Comes in an array of vibrant colours and designs (including pendants, rings and charms)
- Usually specially made to order just for you
- Affordable and accessible to most (although prices can vary from company to company)
- Discreet – no-one need know what is in your jewellery unless you tell them
- Most come with a certificate of authentication
- Can take up to 6-8 weeks for orders to process (although some companies can be quicker)
- The process of encapsulating ashes into glass cannot be reversed – they are in there for good
- Glass can occaisionally shatter or crack, so ensure only quality materials are used
- Getting the right colour/outcome for ash glass can take experienced hands
I hope you’ve found this blog useful when determining whether cremation glass jewellery or cremation ash jewellery might be the right choice for you. Don’t forget, there are so many other options when choosing a special way to remember a loved one, that aren’t just limited to jewellery.
If you have a specific question, or would like more help when choosing cremation glass products, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me directly, or simply leave a comment below – I’m happy to help!