Cremation Jewelry...What Are Your Options?
When it comes to cremation jewelry urn necklaces for ashes are perhaps the most popular as they come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and themes. There is something to suit every taste so chances are you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for.
Here we explore some of your many options to help you decide what is the perfect way for you to keep the memory of your loved one alive.
The Cross Necklace
Perhaps the most traditional necklace to hold ashes would be the cross variety, which usually comes in two different forms: a cross by itself on a pendant or a cross inscribed on something else on a pendant, like a heart, cylinder or bullet. The cross might be very simple and understated, or might be more intricate with etchings or raised surfaces.
The Heart Necklace
Nothing says love more than a heart urn necklace for ashes. Just like with the cross pendants, there are a lot of options with this one. You can find ones that are very basic and ones that are more elaborate. There are heart necklaces with crosses on them, as we mentioned above, and also ones with “mom”, “dad” and other inscriptions. They are typically stainless steel and come in a wide range of colors like red, blue, black and silver. Some of the more unique varieties have a Tree of Life inscribed and other arboreal and floral patterns.
The Bullet Necklace
This is another very popular necklace to hold ashes, typically worn by men but some women favor them as well. These are just like they sound like, a bullet-shaped pendant often on a snake chain. These may not be as traditional as the cross or heart varieties but they’re ideal for those looking for a more masculine keepsake to wear around their neck.
The Cylinder Necklace
The cylinder urn necklace for ashes is quite similar to the bullet, except it doesn’t come to a point at the bottom. There are also many more varieties, from simple to more elaborate. Cylinder necklaces are available in different colors and sizes, with bands, inscriptions, crosses, jewels and other adornments. These are great for those who want something a little different, but don’t necessarily like the bullet pendants.
Other Options For You
The crosses, hearts, bullets and cylinders are definitely the most popular necklaces to hold ashes, but there are other cremation jewelry choice for you as well.
You may be interested in an angel theme, with a full angel or just the wings. There are also mother and child pendants, teddy bears and baby feet. Or perhaps butterflies are appealing to you...these can be found in various shapes and colors.
Another option is the Celtic variety with the Celtic Knot, Heart, Trinity, Cross or Four Leaf Clover. There are also the Infinity and Eternity necklaces for ashes, both of which are timeless and understated yet quite elegant.
You’ll find anchors, motorcycles, fish, boots, flasks, eagles and even guitars...the possibilities are endless.
The most important thing to remember is that there’s no wrong decision when it comes to choosing cremation jewelry to memorialize a beloved family member or pet. A traditional cross or heart necklace may appeal to you, or you may just want something a little more unique and different.
The fact that you have decided to keep the ashes of a loved one close to your heart forever speaks volumes and cremation jewelry is a very special way to do this. So take your time and look through all of the necklaces to hold ashes and choose the one that just feels right for you.