How Much Does a Memorial Glass Ring Cost, and What Can Affect Price?Kenny Scott | Dec 23, 2016 | Cremation Glass Jewellery, Ash to Glass
Are you trying to figure out exactly how much a memorial glass ring costs?
It can be incredibly painful to lose a loved one, but it goes without saying that they do live on in our memories and in our hearts.
Many of my customers find comfort in memorial glass, which perfectly encapsulates their loved ones’ ashes and sparkles beautifully in the light.
Memorial glass rings are without a doubt the most popular cremation jewellery items I sell, having worked in glassmaking for over 20 years now.
But how much should you really expect to pay for a memorial glass ring? That’s a really good question, and one I’m going to attempt to answer in this blog post.
It’s also worth mentioning that there are a number of factors that can affect the final price you pay.
Memorial glass ring costs explained
Cremation glass rings usually cost anywhere in the region of £240 – £495, although you may find some more expensive. The cost will really depend on the type of materials used (sterling silver, white gold or gold).
I personally sell two types of handcrafted memorial glass rings:
However, you’ll find many more different styles, shapes and sizes available online with just a quick Google search. I’d say it’s definitely worth having a browse so you can find something to suit your taste and budget.
TIP: You can find out more about the creation process that goes into my classic memorial glass rings elsewhere on my blog – however this will differ between cremation glass companies.
What other factors can affect price?
There are quite a few factors that will most likely affect the overall price you pay for your memorial glass ring. Factors such as the company you choose, and the type and quality of metal they use, for instance.
TIP: Always check your cremation jewellery will be hallmarked before purchasing – and if you’re buying gold, check the carat. Here is a list of some of the other questions you should be asking.
You also have to consider the quality of the glass, as well as the process and materials used to make your ring.
There’s also the option to have your unique memorial glass ring engraved with your own message – especially if it’s a gift. Some places may do this for a small charge (ours is £15), or you may need to take it to an engraver.
Finally, packaging and shipping can also be important. Find out if your memorial ring will be shipped in a presentation box, complete with a certificate of authenticity. And of course, you’ll want to know your special ring will be sent via recorded post or courier.
All of the things I’ve mentioned above can affect the final price you pay online. When you think about it, that probably explains how much prices can vary!
Things to consider before buying your memorial glass ring
Although cost may play a big part in your decision, it’s always worth shopping around. Only settle for an experienced company that suits your budget, and also makes you feel confident and reassured that your loved ones’ ashes are in safe hands.
Remember, just because something costs more, doesn’t necessarily mean it will end up being better quality. Try to find the right balance between cost, quality and professionalism. Trust me, it will be worth it. If you can speak to someone on the phone beforehand, even better.
TIP: Some companies will ask you to pay for your memorial glass pendant up front, rather than just asking for a deposit.
I’m sorry for your loss, but I hope this blog has been helpful when highlighting how much a memorial glass ring costs. With so many companies offering different prices, it can be a bit confusing at the best of times!
If there’s anything else you’d like to ask me about, please do leave a comment below. I’m always happy to hear from you, and I’ll do my best to help.