Losing a loved one is a difficult time and finding a way to keep their memory alive and close to you is important for many people. A modern way of doing this is through memorial jewellery. Ashes Memorial Jewellery is a UK based jeweller dedicated to producing bespoke pieces using the ashes or hair of the person that has died. Each piece of jewellery is handmade to your exact specification ensuring that every piece is perfect and allowing you to have a piece of jewellery that encapsulates the memory of your loved one perfectly.
What is Ashes Memorial Jewellery?
Ashes Memorial Jewellery is located in Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire, and is owned and run by Julia Usher. Julia is an expert jeweller, qualifying at the prestigious Birmingham School of Jewellery; she set up the business after being unable to find any unique memorial jewellery when she herself lost a loved one. Ashes Memorial Jewellery now offers an array of designs from necklaces to rings, to suit all tastes and budgets. You can find out more about Julia and see the wide range of products available on their website.
How is Memorial Jewellery Made?
When Julia herself lost a loved one and was unable to find unique memorial jewellery she decided to create her own. Being a skilled jeweller, Julia developed the technique that Ashes Memorial Jewellery uses today to create bespoke items. Ashes or hair of the person that has died are rolled in the gold or silver that is used to create the unique pieces. Each piece is then handmade to the precise specification by the team of expert, and highly training jewellers. There is also the option of encapsulating ashes or hair into a large selection of resin colours to make bespoke gemstones that can be set into gold or silver jewellery.
Each piece of jewellery is handmade in the Ashes Memorial Jewellery workshop that is based in Burton on Trent, Staffordshire. You can order directly via their website, with each product available having an extensive range of options including type of metal, different chain lengths for necklaces, resin colour for jewelled items and glitter colour in some products. You can of course speak with the team and order via phone if you would prefer not to order online. When you order a pack will be sent to you enabling you to securely send your loved one’s hair or ashes, one teaspoon of ashes or hair is required for each product that is ordered, and you can expect to receive your jewellery within 4-6 weeks from ordering.
Specialist Jewellery and Products
Aiming to fulfil the needs of anyone that would like memorial jewellery, Ashes Memorial Jewellery has a large product catalogue, with some unique items dedicated for particularly special circumstances. These ranges include:
- Teddy bears
The death of a baby or child is particularly difficult, and the range of jewellery available to memorialise such a sad event provides the people that are grieving an array of designs to choose from. Likewise, pets are a special part of the family and the team at Ashes Memorial Jewellery regularly make pieces in memory of beloved pets that have died, simply provide a teaspoon of their ashes or some hair for each piece that is to be made and you can wear your pet’s memory with your daily.
Instead of using hair or ashes to create jewellery, there is also the option of using a fingerprint. Simply upload an image of your loved one’s fingerprint and it can be engraved into the jewellery for a completely bespoke, textured piece. Rings, necklaces, bracelets, even cufflinks, earrings and keychains can all be customised in this manner.
For children or adults there is also a memorial teddy bear available. The bear that is approximately 28cm tall, is customised with a heart or star shaped charm made from the ashes or hair of the person that has died, the charm includes coloured glitter in a range of colours. There is also the option of purchasing Christmas tree memorial decorations, a lovely choice for anyone that died during the festive season or that particularly loved the festive period.
Memorial Jewellery the Perfect Keepsake
Whether you’ve lost a partner, parent, child, or pet memorial jewellery is the perfect way to always keep their memory close. With many styles and designs available the choice is almost endless, allowing you a completely bespoke piece of high-quality jewellery that can be worn daily. Ashes Memorial Jewellery will treat your loved one’s hair or ashes with the upmost dignity and your custom jewellery be delivered directly to you ready to wear. If you’d like to find out more or discuss placing an order call or you can use the handy live chat function on Ashes Memorial Jewellery website.
Celebrant Steve used Ashes Memorial Jewellery himself to commission a piece when a close family member died, the service was recommended to him and organised via Tim Parry. Steve was extremely impressed with the service and jewellery that he received. If you’d be interested either contact Ashes Memorial Jewellery directly or ask your funeral director who may already be affiliated.