How Do You Know Cremation Glass is Made From Your Loved One’s Ashes?Kenny Scott | Jun 06, 2016 | Cremation Pendants, Ashes into Cufflinks, Uncategorized, Cremation Glass Jewellery, Ash into Beads, Ash to Glass, Pet Cremation Jewellery, Glass Sculptures, Art from Ashes
Are you looking for a way to celebrate the memory of a lost loved one?
Cremation glass jewellery or art can be a beautiful way to keep them close to you, and honouring their memory with a beautiful sculpture or stunning pendant can be your way of saying you’ll never forget.
However, being parted with something so personal and important can be a major concern for many of my clients; they want to know their loved one’s ashes are safe, and that they won’t get lost or mixed up in the process.
One of the questions many people ask me is: “How will I know for sure that my memorial glass will be made with my loved one’s ashes – and no-one elses?”.
Of course, I can’t guarantee every company works the same way I do, but below, I’m going to explain what to check for so that you can be 100% certain you’re getting only your loved one’s ashes encased forever in glass.
How will you know it’s your loved one’s ashes?
The beautiful of memorial glass pieces is that every single of them is totally unique. This is because the ashes form their own unrepeatable pattern in the glass, and it’s not something you can easily reproduce or replicate.
However, there’s no way to tell just my looking at cremation jewellery or art whose ashes have actually been used in the process; after all, all cremation ashes tend to look exactly the same.
If this is a source of concern for you, try not to worry, as the good news is, you CAN get a guarantee that your jewellery or art has been made using your loved one’s ashes and theirs alone.
What is this guarantee, I hear you ask? It’s called a certificate of authenticity.
What is a certificate of authenticity?
A certificate of authenticity, when it boils right down to it, is a piece of paper that certifies your loved one’s ashes have been used in your cremation glass product – whether that be a cremation glass ring, memorial cufflinks or a cremation art canvas – or whichever personal keepsake you choose.
Your certificate should arrive signed, stamped and dated by the glassmaker themselves, or perhaps a supervisor – and you’ll usually find most reputable companies will provide you with a certificate of authenticity to accompany your cremation glass product, along with a presentation box etc.
Will all companies do this?
It would be wonderful if all companies offer this guarantee, but unfortunately not everyone does. As I said above, most reputable memorial glass businesses will, and I personally have always provided my customers with postcard-sized certificates when sending out their orders.
The only way to be absolutely sure you will definitely get this reassurance is to either check the company’s website and FAQ, or pick up the phone and speak to someone directly. I highly recommend the second option, as there are a few other questions you should be asking before committing to a memorial glass or cremation jewellery company.
Don’t forget to always ensure a company with keep your loved one’s ashes safe, secure and under lock and key at all times. Only send away ashes in the post once you are 100% confident that they will be in good hands.
I’m sorry for your loss, but I hope this blog post has been able to reassure you that most reputable cremation jewellery companies will provide a certificate of authenticity to guarantee that only your loved one’s ashes are used in the creation of your memorial glass.
If you’re still uncertain, or have other questions about ordering memorial glass jewellery or art, please post them in the comments section, or feel free to get in touch with me directly.