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Memorial Cremation Jewelry From Your Loved Ones Ashes.

Updated on May 12, 2013
Silver and blue tribute ring
Silver and blue tribute ring | Source

Memorial jewelry.

Until today I never knew that memorial or to some, cremation and tribute jewelry existed. As you may well have read previous articles about Val, my mother in law, it will not surprise you that this subject has cropped up. I feel sure that many reading this will also never have heard of memorial jewely.

What is memorial jewelry?

Memorial jewelry comes in many different forms as you will see. From the simplest of things like a locket to a custom made item from glass specially commissioned just for you. Cremation jewelry consists of silver or gold jewellery specially engraved with your tribute message. The great thing about this type of jewellery is that you can keep a small part of your loved one with you at all times, providing you the comfort that everyone hopes for when they lose someone close.

Tribute jewelry starts at prices from only a few pounds to intricate designs and quality items costing many hundreds of pounds.

Ashes into glass.

If you want a quality piece of tribute jewelry or a personalised piece of hand crafted glass for the ashes of your loved one then I would encourage you to visit the Facebook page and web site of Ashes Into Glass. They have a massive range to suit all pockets and tastes.

I recommend that you should take a good look at Ashes Into Glass' web site and Facebook page.

Had you heard about cremation jewelry before reading this article?

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Your tribute jewelry on Amazon

Keep a small part of your loved one close to you at all times. Take a look at Amazon and there is a massive range of items to choose from, too much in fact as you will be spoilt for choice.

10 Must do things to communicate your wishes.

What do you want for yourself in death ?

Sorry to be so blunt but, these questions need answering. It's important that your loved ones know what you want them to do for you when the time comes. Below are what I believe right now to be the main 10 things that your family should be aware of when you die.

# tell family whilst alive what your wishes are, should you die.

# make a will.

# tell loved ones where important documents are kept.

# it's not all about you so ask them what they would like for you.

# talk about what they want for themselves and encourage them to do this exercise.

# document your funeral wishes.

# what do you want as your swansong, hymn or reading.

# what would you like to take with you for the journey.

# if it helps write a letter to your family only to be opened on your death.

# when you tell your family make sure they know it is in confidence.

It's only goodnight. A poem.

It's only goodnight.

when the end's in sight say


It's only goodnight


for tomorrow will be alright

the night gives a sign

so you do not resign us

to a time yet to go by

when the end's in sight say


It's only goodnight


Our future is fine so

please don't ignore the signs of any kind

your life I will watch over from a space far in time until

our paths cross somewhere down the line

we will meet once more.

My end is in sight but please know


"It's only goodnight"

It's only goodnight.

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Val
Val

Memories are made of this.

Cremation jewellery is a great keepsake. Not only might you want to keep a small amount of ashes with you it is also a nice idea to perhaps keep some locks of hair. Made into heart shaped designs these are enclosed in crystal or paper weights and they are a great memento to keep the memory alive.

For more, much more information all you need to do is search on Google for cremation jewellery and you will see just how much is available to order.

Let me know how you get on by leaving a comment below.

Thanks for reading.

Steve.


Recent articles about Val

Take another look at the articles I wrote about Val's short illness. Her courage and dignity was an inspiration to everyone who new her and I am glad that I can continue to show how much she is missed by including her memory in my articles where I feel it is necessary.

Body and Mind was the first article I wrote about her when she first became ill.

As her stay in hospital prolonged she had many visitors and some special family members visited her all the way from Guernsey

The final article in the series was the first of my tribute articles to Val and details how she died with great poise and dignity. My tribute to this very special lady.

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    Steve Mitchell 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Beth100 thanks for commenting. There's nothing like spreading the love around.

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    Beth100 4 years ago from Canada

    I have for the past several years, told my children that I am to be cremated and turned into five diamonds -- one for each of them and any color of their choice. :)

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Mary615 thanks for reading, glad you found it interesting. I had never heard of this until recently.

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    Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

    I just learned something new on this Hub! It's an interesting concept, but I do have mixed feelings about this....don't ask me why.

    I'd done everything that I can to make my children's job easier when I die. My cremation has been paid for five years.

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Azrestoexp, I am glad you enjoyed the article. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment.

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    Arizona's Restoration Experts, LLC 5 years ago

    Interesting hub. Had never heard of this before. Thanks, will be doing some research. Enjoyed listening to It's Only Goodnight. Beautiful song.

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    Susan Bailey 5 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

    My pleasure. I'm just squeamish about cremation I guess. Definitely, if something helps no matter what then it has to be good in those circumstances.

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Hi Sue,

    I know it is probably not for everyone. There has even been suggestion that the ashes you give them may not get used. What does it matter if these items can provide some comfort to the wearer? Dealing with death, particularly sudden death is hard enough so if this helps then it has to be a good thing in my book.

    Hey thanks for commenting.

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    Susan Bailey 5 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

    I'm not sure to be completely honest. I think it would probably remind me that the loved one had been cremated rather than anything else. Good article though!

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Vickie

    Thanks

    Jlpark,

    Thanks I ll look

    Shiningirisheyes,

    Thank you. You know you are right, it is a lasting legacy for us all to look back and remember her.

    Lesleysherwood, I find it comforting to remember and think about her and this is a great way to do it.

    Thanks all of you for commenting so far.

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    Lesleysherwood 5 years ago

    No I had never heard of this. Interesting information. I'm not sure if I could have it though. I suppose we're all different. I feel it would remind me of my loved ones death rather than their life.

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    Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

    I just wanted to mention what a moving and loving tribute you have bestowed upon your dear Val with your touching articles about her brave journey. You should be so proud of the permanent legacy you have built for her.

    This was a very interesting article. We first heard about this type of jewelry from our undertaker, also a family friend. It is an original concept.

    Many prayers and blessings to you.

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    Jacqui 5 years ago from New Zealand

    Hi. This is an interesting topic - thank you for writing and sharing this hub.

    Whilst the link I will share is available in New Zealand, I'm not sure if he's available for international people due to the use of cremation ashes. We have one of these for my father in law, as does my mother in law - they are able to be transported internationally if one was to move.

    http://www.remembranceglass.co.nz/spheres.html

    Thanks for sharing this.

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    Vickiw 5 years ago

    Hi poshcoffeeco, I think you need more trust than I have to know that this stuff is indeed made from the ashes of a loved one! I like my solution better - see my hub on Art as legacy! No doubt about that one!

    Interesting topic though.

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