Ashes Within Glass Prices: What Can I Expect to Pay?Kenny Scott | May 20, 2016 | Art from Ashes, Ashes made into glass
Are you considering getting your loved one’s ashes forever immortalised in glass jewellery?
Losing a loved one can be incredibly painful – however, they live on in our memories and in our hearts. And if you like the idea of getting their ashes made into a beautiful piece of jewellery, you can keep them close to you wherever you go.
Having worked in glass design for over 20 years now, I’ve found that cremation jewellery can be a wonderful way to remember your loved ones – whether it be with stunning cufflinks or a beautiful pendant a sparkling glass ring or eye-catching jewellery charms.
Ashes in Glass, how much should they actually cost?
Of course, the question of cost isn’t really an important one to many of my customers, although in some cases, budget can occasionally narrow down your choices.
I personally believe that quality jewellery glass should be an option for anyone who wants it, which is why I try to make my own jewellery glass as affordable as possible. Unfortunately, not all companies are the same, and some may try to play on your emotions whilst charging higher than average prices.
In this blog post, I’m going to try and give you a better idea of how much jewellery for ashes should really cost, the average you can expect to pay, and other factors to consider when buying cremation glass.
The average cost of cremation Ashes in Glass Jewellery
As it stands, the average cost you can expect to pay for jewellery glass varies between anything from around £100 – £450. Of course, this will vary greatly depending on not only the type of jewellery you buy, but also the company you purchase from.
For example, for a sterling silver hallmarked ring, you shouldn’t expect to pay more than £290. However, if a pendant is priced at under £100, you may have to question the quality before ordering.
A sterling silver cremation jewellery charm, on the other hand, shouldn’t be priced at over £150. Usually you can pick them up at around £50 – £150.
On the other end of the scale, a quality cremation glass ring could be £220 – £450 – or sometimes even more, depending on which option you go for. But more about that below.
What can affect the cost?
There are so many other factors that can affect the cost of jewellery for ashes, including the type and the quality of metal used. For instance, a ring could be made out of silver, sterling hallmarked silver, white or yellow gold.
I’d always recommend checking whether your new piece of cremation jewellery will be hallmarked before purchasing. If you’re buying gold, check the carat.
Another significant consideration is the quality of the glass and the process and materials used to make it. If possible, try to ensure you’re buying good, clear quality glass that sparkles in the light and doesn’t look dull or murky.
Finally, there’s the packaging and shipping method to consider. Your cremation jewellery should be well-presented, carefully packaged and shipped with a tracked or special delivery method – or tracked via courier.
All of the above factors can significantly affect the cost of items, and that’s why prices can vary so dramatically online.
Other factors to consider
One thing I would say here, is to remember that just because one company is very pricey, does NOT mean their products are higher quality than smaller companies with more affordable or mid-priced items.
Neither is cost is not the be-all-and-end-all when buying cremation jewellery. I would personally recommend shopping around carefully and finding an experienced company that not only suits your budget, but also makes you feel confident and reassured that your loved one’s ashes are in good hands.
If possible, try to find a good balance between cost, quality and professionalism – if you can find that, you’re onto a real winner.
For more advice on picking a cremation jewellery, I’ve put together this blog entitled ‘8 Questions to Help you Choose the Best Cremation Jewellery Company’.
Jewellery for ashes can be a lovely way to honour the memory of your loved ones, and there are simply so many different pieces to choose from – such as rings, pendants, cufflinks and more!
The average price of cremation jewellery can be anywhere between £100 – £450 (but as little as £50for bead-based charms), and can vary widely depending on a number of different factors, such as the company you buy from, the materials and process used, and the quality and type metal used (silver, gold or white gold). Packaging and shipping can also factor.
Cost shouldn’t be the most important thing when buying cremation jewellery, and I’d recommend finding a quality product you are happy with, from a company you’re happy and confident about putting your trust in. It’s all about finding the balance between cost, quality and professionalism.