Torn Between Scattering Loved One’s Ashes or Holding Onto Them? Here’s the Solution

Torn Between Scattering Loved One’s Ashes or Holding Onto Them? Here’s the Solution

Kenny Scott | May 20, 2016 | Art from Ashes, Ashes made into glass

Are you unsure of what to do with your loved one’s ashes now they’re gone?

If so, I’m so sorry for the reason that has brought you to this page. Losing someone special is painful enough, without the added worry of feeling torn between scattering their ashes and holding onto them for safekeeping.

Perhaps your loved one wanted their ashes to be scattered in a special place that meant a lot to both of you, but you simply can’t bring yourself to part with them yet.

It can sometimes take people years to make such a decision, however, what if I told you there was a way you could do both?

In this blog post, I’m going to tell you how cremation glass jewellery could be the answer.

The best of both worlds

Memorial jewellery often brings my clients so much comfort; just having that one, simple thing to hold onto and keep close to them in their day-to-day lives can brighten even the toughest of days.

When the jewellery is made, the ashes form their own unique patterns in the vibrant colours of the glass, so when it is finished, it sparkles and shines beautifully in the light. It also gives you something so unique and personal to cherish forever.

Perhaps the best part of cremation jewellery is that it only a tiny amount of ashes for something like this to be made; less than a teaspoonful, actually. And any unused ashes are returned to you.

I find this option often means the best of both worlds to my clients, as they still have the freedom to scatter their loved ones’ ashes, without feeling like they’ve lost everything and have nothing left of their loved one.

TIP: I’ve written another blog post about some of the other many reasons my clients choose to purchase cremation glass jewellery, which you may find helpful.

So much choice

Another great thing about memorial glass jewellery is that there are simply so many options to choose from, and you can often have pieces entirely custom-made to suit your own tastes.

You can choose from beautiful glass rings (or signet rings for men), gorgeous pendants, striking cufflinks, versatile charm beads (to fit Pandora bracelets), and many other options in silver, gold or white gold.

Many companies also offer memorial glass products such as paperweights, glass hearts, various figures, or fantastic art sculptures, and a quick search online will bring up a wealth of websites offering these services.

The sad part is that some people are only beginning to realise that all of these options are available to them. One lady called me last night who had kept hold of her mother’s ashes for 20 years, after seeing one of my art pieces at a friend’s house. As soon as she asked what it was, she knew she wanted to get something made.

Do your research

If you’re interested in buying cremation jewellery, the best place to get started is the internet. As I mentioned above, a quick Google search will bring up a number of places offering cremation glass, so you can get a better idea of the products and jewellery you particularly like the look of.

However, here are some things to look out for when finding the right memorial jewellery for you. I always recommend calling up your chosen company first, as speaking to an actual person can go a long way to making you feel confident enough to send ashes away.

TIP: Here are just some of the questions you should be asking a cremation jewellery company.


I’m sorry for your loss, but I hope you’ve found this blog helpful – perhaps it has even inspired you to look at some of the wonderful options available to help you celebrate the memory of a loved one.

If you’re feeling unsure of anything, please don’t hesitate to contact me – I’ll be happy to help. Alternatively, leave a comment below.

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