Creating Memorial Jewelry

“Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.” ― Mitch Albom

Choosing to have a piece of your loved one crafted into a piece of jewelry is not as easy of a decision to make for some.

For me, memorializing my Nana into a ring was how I could keep her memory alive and with me as I continue to walk this earth without her. My children who were less than a year old when she passed know that my ring represents her, and without being prompted will point to my ring and ask questions about who she was as a person. Also anytime someone asks me what I do for a living, I get to proudly hold my hand out and show them…while indirectly introducing them to her.

To me this is how someone lives forever – being talked about, sharing stories, hanging pictures and celebrating their life. It’s also incredibly grounding and comforting to know that I have a piece of them with me everywhere I go, reminding me to live this life like the gift that it is and to not take anything for granted.
Ashes are magical – working with them is such an honour and an incredible experience I do not take lightly. The weight of being trusted with your loved ones is a privilege and my heart thanks each and every one of my clients for their trust.  They all start off looking the same; light grey in colour, and when I start to work with them their true colours come out. I’ve seen all shades of beiges, the entire spectrum of greys and even some almost white and even black cremation ashes. Ashes are all equally unique as the person (or animal) they came from and this to me is symbolistic how every person is also this way with the life they lived.

Sometimes the look of the ashes alone can be intimidating for some, thankfully with our collection of shimmers and flecks, the look can be tailored to suit your esthetic or even symbolise them. Ideas include choosing Silver shimmer to lighten the overall look, using a bold colour and flecks to hide the “hard” look of the ash, or even using coloured shimmer to represent a birthstone or favourite colour. The options are truly endless and in the end the looks are always stunning.

As always, if you ever have any questions about cremation jewelry or what I do, I am always welcoming to conversation. I can be contacted through Facebook, email or through the Contact Us tab.

- Jess