Worried About Sending Ashes Off When Buying Cremation Jewellery?Kenny Scott | Jun 13, 2016 | Glass Sculptures, Art from Ashes, Cremation Pendants, Ashes into Cufflinks, Cremation Glass Jewellery, Ash into Beads, Ash to Glass, Pet Cremation Jewellery
Are you thinking of ordering cremation jewellery to remember a loved one or beloved pet?
Memorial glass can be a beautiful way of saying you’ll never forget, and leaves you with a stunning piece of artwork or jewellery that you can treasure for years to come.
However, in my years of experience making cremation glass, I’ve found that one of the biggest concerns that stops people ordering is the worry that comes from sending off ashes in the post.
Unfortunately, with many online cremation glass companies, this is unavoidable, but the good news is that there may be another way. Below, I’m going to explain how you can guarantee your loved one or beloved pet’s ashes will be safe in transit.
Ask if you can deliver the ashes yourself
This is one way you can absolutely know for sure that the ashes of your loved one or pet will not get lost or damaged in the post. Of course, this option is not always available – for instance, if you live quite a distance away from the company you are sending to – but it’s always worth checking to see if there are local companies.
Once you find a reputable, experienced company that is close enough to you, give them a call and check that it’s okay for you to drop the ashes off at their workshop or office.
Some companies will let you do this by appointment, and it’s also a great opportunity to meet in person, ask any questions you might have, and also visit the workshop for yourself to see how your memorial glass jewellery will be made.
Not all companies will allow this, but I personally love to give my clients this experience, and find it goes a long way to making them feel confident and reassured that their loved one or pet’s ashes are going to be in safe hands. They can also return to pick them up once they are completed, too.
In an ideal world, I’d love for everyone to have this experience, however, I know that realistically this isn’t always possible due to numerous reasons, so there is a second-best alternative.
Send via tracked post or courier
Another way to ensure your loved one’s ashes will be safe in transit is to send them via Royal Mail tracked or signed for post, or via a courier service that will carefully track your delivery.
This ensures you’re not taking any chances, and because you only need a tiny teaspoonful of ashes for each product, there’s not much chance of things going wrong. Just be sure to carefully package up the sealed container and check there’s no way for it to leak or tear easily.
In some cases, you will even be able to follow the parcel yourself by tracking its movements on your computer (via the Royal Mail or courier’s website), so you can have ultimate peace of mind.
Some companies will also give you the courtesy of a phonecall as soon as ashes have been received (I know I do), so that you know there is nothing to worry about – although you may want to request this when you pick up the phone and ask any other questions you might have (something I highly recommend doing).
TIP: I’d also ensure that your chosen company will be happy to send back your ashes via tracked mail or courier, and not just via standard post.
I hope this blog post has been helpful, and by now you should have a better idea of how to ensure the ashes of your loved one or beloved pet will be safe in transit when ordering cremation jewellery and art – I know it’s a big worry for many of my customers.
If you have any specific questions about investing in memorial glass, please do not hesitate to get in touch, or leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you!