6 Wonderful Memorial Jewelry Trends
Jewelry is a beautiful medium for self-expression. Each elegant piece can carry with it a deep and powerful meaning. When we lose a loved one, we can be overcome with feelings of helplessness. Creating a memorial jewelry piece can give the bereaved control over how they honor the departed. While memorial jewelry has been around for centuries, several new and interesting ways now exist to personalize your special piece. Below are six popular cremation jewelry trends.
To Have and to Hold: Ashes
Also known as remembrance jewelry, funeral jewelry, and memorial jewelry, traditional cremation jewelry is designed to hold a small portion of your loved one’s ashes. An indiscreet chamber exists within the unique design and is safely secured with a small screw. For onlookers, the presence of ashes is undetectable. Cremation jewelry that holds ashes allows the bereaved to carry a tangible piece of their lost loved one wherever they go. Whether you prefer a cremation necklace or bracelet, you’ll be able to find a design to fit your fashion sense. The Living Urn’s Adventure collection has several exquisite designs to choose from. Each piece comes with a cremation fill kit to help you safely transfer ashes to your special piece.
Adding a Nice Touch: Fingerprints
With new innovative technology, highly skilled artisan jewelers can add your loved one’s fingerprint to your special memorial jewelry piece. There are several ways to get a copy of your loved one’s fingerprint. Your loved one may have an existing copy of their fingerprint filed with a job or through a government record. It’s also possible to retrieve a print during hospice or at the funeral home after they pass. The Living Urn’s My Living Touch collection has a wide range of stunning pieces, such as the Oval Fingerprint Pendant. All Forever collection jewelry pieces are handcrafted from high-quality 925 sterling silver, ensuring your departed loved one’s fingerprint will live on for generations.
Etched in Eternity: Engraving
When a symbol or design alone is not enough, skilled jewelers can engrave various personal details onto your unique memorial piece. From names, dates, coordinates, or sentiments, your piece can be customized to enhance its special meaning. Engraving meaningful details can draw you closer to your loved one. It also provides a bold display, inviting conversation about your sacred piece. When we share stories of the departed, we keep their memory alive. It can also be very healing and comforting to express the significance of your lost loved one’s life. With The Living Urn’s Forever collection, you can personalize your one-of-a-kind piece to create a remarkable tribute for your loved one.
The Phoenix Rises: Birthstones
The use of birthstones can be traced back to the Book of Exodus in the Bible. Aaron, a high priest and brother to Moses, wore twelve stones to represent “God’s Will” and the Twelve tribes of Israel. The number twelve has continued to have relevance throughout the ages. Today, the twelve stones are associated with the twelve signs of the zodiac, represented by the year's twelve months. Each birthstone mirrors and represents the innate qualities of those born within that particular month. For example, the purple hues of February’s birthstone, Amethyst, symbolize sincerity. Those born in February possess endearing qualities, which make them quite supportive in times of need. Through birthstones, the presence of our loved ones can be quite powerful. From January’s garnet to December’s blue topaz, The Living Urn’s Birthstone Memorial Pendant has a birthstone to represent your departed loved one. With the Circle of Life Cremation Pendant, your unique piece can be customized to hold ashes as well as display a birthstone of your choice.
Across the Universe: Meaningful Symbols
Memorial jewelry can be designed to display symbols that resonate with grief-stricken individuals. For those with strong Christian ties, The Living Urn’s Cross Fingerprint Pendant can bring comfort and peace. Symbols like the Circle of Life remind the bereaved that we are all infinitely connected; our spirits are eternal and never-ending. With the Tree of Life, we can find strength and beauty. Connecting our physical world with the spiritual realm, its deep roots and bountiful branches remind us of our familial bonds. Teardrop pendants signify the overwhelming sadness associated with losing a loved one. When personal meaning is infused into memorial jewelry, the bereaved can begin to process their grief and heal.
Leave No One Behind: Dog Tags
In the military, dog tags are identification tags soldiers wear around their necks to help first aid responders and personnel identify them and possibly administer care. Dog tags also represent a soldier’s service and dedication to their country. For patriots and veterans alike, dog tags have become a popular way to memorialize lost loved ones. Many grief-stricken individuals choose to engrave coordinates on their dog tag pendants for various reasons. Coordinates represent a meaningful place, such as a burial location, a favorite memory, or another significant moment. Dog Tag Coordinate pendants ensure that the departed will never be forgotten.
Facing loss is one of the most difficult events in the human experience. At The Living Urn, we proudly offer a superb line of diverse memorial piece designs and customizations to help you through your grief process. Each piece is handcrafted with care by our skilled artisan jewelers. To learn more about our unique keepsakes, visit our store today!