Ashes Jewellery existed as early as the 18 century. Also known as self filled Cremation jewellery, ashes into jewellery or urn jewellery. This jewellery creates a very unique personal connection with loved ones. Therefore, it is now becoming more and more popular. For example, some people would like to keep a token amount of ashes of a loved family member or loved pets close.
There are a few very popular types of ashes jewellery available on the market. We will explain each of them in detail. For example, Urn Jewellery or self-filled cremation jewellery, Resin Cremation jewellery, ashes into glass, and memorial diamonds.
Urn Jewellery or Self-Filled Ashes Jewellery
Self-filled Ashes Jewellery is often called Urn Jewellery.
It is like a tiny urn, and there are very popular ashes necklaces. For example, ashes into a pendant, or ashes into a ring. This urn jewellery normally has a secret chamber. Therefore, you can fill a token small amount of ashes or hair discreetly inside of the jewellery.
We offer a wide range of Urn Necklaces from various materials. For example, 9K and 18K Gold, 925 Sterling Silver, 18K Gold plated and Stainless steel. Stainless steel ashes pendants prices start from as little as £25 including postage. We are working hard to expand our ever-popular bespoke ashes jewellery range.
Resin Cremation Ashes Jewellery
Some shops offer resin cremation jewellery. Jewellery makers normally make resin by hand: Firstly, mixing a small part of ashes with resin and sparkles. Secondly, pour the mix into a mould to dry. Lastly, put hardened resin as part of a ring or pendant.
Resin is resistant to water and bacteria and relatively durable, however standard resin is relatively brittle.
Your loved ones’ ashes are on display as part of the resin. It is not really the type of material for keeping your loved ones’ ashes forever, therefore, we do not recommend it.
However, resin memorial jewellery is definitely one of the cheapest materials.
Ashes into Glass
Glass cremation jewellery is a similar concept to resin cremation jewellery.
A glass master inserts a small amount of ashes into melted glass under high heat. Then moulds into the desired shape and leave to cool.
After that, they will set the glass into jewellery settings like pendants or rings.
There are beautiful ashes in glass jewellery. Each piece is a bespoke process and normally takes up to 3 -5 months.
Ashes into Diamond
Ashes into the Diamond production process.
Growing lab diamonds from ashes is one of the most expensive options to honour your loved ones.
Cremation diamonds are synthetic diamonds. Synthetic diamond producers grow diamonds from cremation ashes or hair. Normally a cremation diamond takes up to 6-8 months to grown in a lab environment. Later, you can set the diamond into any jewellery as you wish, diamond necklaces or rings are popular choices.
It is an absolutely amazing idea! It is an extremely complex process to make diamonds from ashes or hair, therefore it is very important to find a reputable company.
Contact Us for any ashes diamond enquires.
How is jewellery made from ashes?
The answer depends on the type of the ashes jewellery. Self-filled ashes jewellery; You can keep a token amount of ashes inside of the pendant or charms, and seal it with a secured screw. Resin or glass ashes jewellery; Makers will mix tiny amounts of ashes into a liquid resin or glass, and set in a pendant or charm mould till dry. Ashes into diamond; Producer will extract carbon from the cremation ashes and put it through HTHP machines to mimic the natural diamond growing process.
How much ash do you need to make a piece of jewellery?
It really depends on the type of ashes jewellery: – Urn necklaces or self-filled ashes jewellery, normally less than 1/3 teaspoon full would be sufficient, normally you can fill it at home using the funnel provided. If you don’t feel comfortable doing it yourself, your local funeral directors will be able to do it for you.
Ashes into glass, or ashes into resin, normally a teaspoon or two of ashes would be enough. The jewellery makers normally blend ashes into the glass or resin when they create the beads or pendants. These companies would normally use a very small amount of ashes that you provided. They would normally ask for more just in case something goes wrong (faulty products etc). A good company should offer to return the remaining ashes. It is also quite important to ask them what they would do with the faulty products.
Ashes into diamond, depending on the diamond producer, they normally ask for between 300g to 500g of cremation ashes. Dependent on how much carbon can be extracted, not all ashes will be used.
Some producers might ask for less ashes because they add other cheaper carbon sources into the diamond. Therefore it is important to seek a guarantee and ask for proof. You can request the cremation diamond producer to return the rest of the ashes not used.
What jewellery can you make with ashes?
The most popular ashes jewellery are Ashe’s necklaces, ashes rings, ashes bracelets & charms, ashes cufflinks, ashes earrings and ashes brooches. We recommend ashes necklaces and ashes rings as they are more secure for the diamond setting. Therefore it is important to find a reputable company that provides you with peace of mind. We would recommend hallmarked jewellery to ensure quality.
Self-filled ashes jewellery has a small chamber that you can fill with a token amount of ashes. Ashes into diamonds are made from the carbon extracted from the ashes from the lab environment. There are also popular ashes into glass, and ashes into resin by mixing ashes and glitter with the glass or resin and set into different pendant shapes.