Memorial Jewelry Helps Keep Your Loved One With You After They Are Gone

Posted on: 14 December 2015

Losing a beloved family member can be the worst thing that can happen in your life. It can leave a huge hole in your life. One way that you can feel like your loved one isn't so far away from you is to wear a kind of memorial jewelry. Memorial jewelry has been used for centuries for people to carry a bit of their loved ones with them wherever they go. Victorian era people used hair from their deceased loved ones to make jewelry like rings and brooches. These days, there are a lot more choices when it comes to memorial jewelry.  


Technology has advanced enough that companies can make synthetic diamonds. They don't look any different than a natural diamond. The way that it works is that the company first reduces the cremains of your loved one to carbon. Then, using a lot of heat and a lot of pressure, that carbon is turned into a diamond. It's the exact same way a natural diamond is created, only it is done a lot faster and to order. Generally, the diamonds will turn out a little bit blue-white, but could have different colorations depending on the person. A diamond created from your loved one is truly a one of a kind. 


Another option for memorial jewelry is to have a locket. You can put some of the ashes of your loved one in a sealed container that goes in the locket. The sealed containers are generally small so that they can fit easily into the locket. Most of the time the lockets are also sealed. The benefit of doing this is that you can use the cremains of your loved one in several pieces of memorial jewelry so many members of your family can have a piece of jewelry, or you can have jewelry for any occasion. Because each locket generally only holds a small amount of ashes, you will still have a good sized amount to spread or handle according to your loved one's wishes. 

It can be hard to get past that terrible sense of loss that comes with the death of a loved one. Memorial jewelry is one thing you can use to help you feel better. When you are wearing that piece of memorial jewelry, you are going to have a part of your loved one with you all the time, which can help deal with your grief. 

For further assistance, contact a local cremation services company, such as Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral And Cremation Services LTD.


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