Will You Be Able to See Your Loved One’s Ashes in Memorial Jewellery?

Will You Be Able to See Your Loved One’s Ashes in Memorial Jewellery?

Kenny Scott | May 20, 2016 | Cremation Glass Jewellery

Are you thinking of investing in a special piece of memorial jewellery to remember a loved one?

Cremation glass jewellery can be a beautiful way to celebrate their memory and keep them close to you for years to come, and the feeling of comfort that can bring is, for some, priceless.

However, if like many of my first-time clients, you’re not sure what to expect when buying memorial glass jewellery, you’ll probably want to know a bit more about what it actually looks like. You may even want to know if you’ll be able to see your loved one’s ashes in the glass.

Having worked in glass design for over 20 years now, I can tell you right now that yes, at least in most cases, you will. In this blog post, I’m going to explain a little more about how it works…

Will your loved one’s ashes be visible?

In most cases, cremation glass jewellery has visible markings and patterns that are made when the ashes are infused inside it. Not all companies use exactly the same process (some will have variations), but let me tell you a little bit more about mine, so you can get a better idea of exactly what happens.

Because ashes have already been under extreme temperature, once they are captured in the molten glass, they start to react. They release air and gases which create little air pockets and markings as they dance around in the glass, making their own unique pattern.

I often get a lot of praise for some of the beautiful patterns that I’ve created, when in reality, I cannot actually take credit for this – the ashes do it all themselves and there’s no way to control it. It’s actually one of the things I love about creating memorial glass for my clients.

What’s more, you only really need a tiny amount of ashes (under a teaspoonful), so that they sparkle and catch the light beautifully – too much and you wouldn’t get the same effect. Any excess ash is always sent back to my clients along with their finished piece of jewellery.

The personal touch

Another thing I love about creating memorial glass jewellery is that when my customers get their jewellery back, they’re so happy that it really makes my day; it’s such a personal thing, and it can mean so much to people who have lost someone special and want to have something to remember them by.

In my eyes, the design has to be spot on, with a perfect finish and quality that’ll stand the test of time, and I take a real pride in my work – however, my customers don’t always see it that way. I usually hear more praise about the personal service I provide than about the actual jewellery itself.

That’s why I know that in most cases, it’s important to find a company you’re going to be 100% happy with, that will preferably keep you updated at each stage of the process. I find that’s so important, as there’s nothing worse than being left to worry for weeks on end about whether your loved one’s ashes are in good hands.

Do your research

I know this is pretty much a standard thing I say in all my blog posts, but that’s because it’s worth repeating; always do your research and ensure that you order from a reputable company who can answer all your questions and guide you through the process.

Communication is so important, so don’t be afraid to give them a call and speak to someone who can help reassure you that you’re making the right choice. If you’re in any doubt, or you can’t get through to speak to someone, consider looking elsewhere.


Thanks for reading my blog, and I hope it has helped reassure you that yes, you will be able to see your loved one’s ashes in the glass. They create their own unique pattern with various markings and gas bubbles, and you’ll find they’ll also sparkle and shine in the light.

If you have any other questions, do have a look at my blog, or feel free to get in touch with my directly – I’m happy to help!