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Cremation Jewelry Types: Necklaces, Bracelets, Vials, & More

Coming to terms with the loss of a loved one can be a challenging and often overwhelming experience. Establishing a tangible, comforting touchstone can give us much-needed strength, courage, and support as we learn to heal and process our unique grief. One of the most popular ways to do this is through cremation jewelry. Also known as memorial, remembrance, and funeral jewelry, cremation jewelry is, more specifically, a type of jewelry created to memorialize a loved one by carrying ashes within its design. These unique pieces symbolize the love and respect you bear for a lost loved one. With so many types of cremation jewelry available, it’s easy to create a moving and lasting tribute capable of bringing you comfort and solace in the process.

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Necklaces and Pendants

A cremation jewelry necklace is typically adorned with a unique pendant—from the Latin word pendere, which means “to hang.” Because pendants can be worn around the neck, the wearer can always keep their memorial close to their heart. Cremation pendants are among the most popular choices for people looking to hold their loved one in eternal remembrance through cremation jewelry. You can pick the necklace’s chain length and materials, such as sterling silver or stainless steel. The possibilities for pendants are endless, from crosses, hearts, teardrops, and more. Here is just one exquisite example of a cremation necklace and pendant:

Bronze Tree Cremation Pendant

Using a stunning silver sterling necklace, the Bronze Tree Cremation Pendant displays a breathtaking Tree of Life pendant with several ways to add your personal touch. Choose between two interchangeable tree inserts—bronze or silver. You can also add a special photo in place of the tree insert. Many choose a favorite portrait of their loved one or even a picture sharing a special moment. You can add a small portion of your loved one’s ashes to your pendant for a deeper personal touch. Safely sealed, your loved one can now be close to your heart spiritually and physically.


For those looking to have a minimalist approach to their jewelry, a cremation bracelet is an elegant way to fashionably adorn any outfit while upholding a moving memorial to your departed loved one. If you find hanging a pendant around your neck to be an uncomfortable experience, a bracelet may offer the right solution. The subtlety of a cremation bracelet also allows you to keep a lower profile if you wish to safeguard your grief experience. While it holds a small portion of your loved one’s ashes, no one will know what your bracelet contains. Cremation bracelets can come in various intricate designs, colors, and materials, such as stainless steel and leather. Consider this superb example:

Cuff Bracelet

The immaculate Cuff Bracelet is handcrafted in stainless steel by skilled artisan jewelers. The bracelet is offered in three distinct colors: gold, silver, and black, to help you honor your grief process. It comes with an easy-to-use kit for transferring ashes into the bracelet’s holding chamber. While the subtle design of your Cuff Bracelet may leave onlookers unaware of your everlasting tribute, it nonetheless serves as a powerful and uplifting reminder of the immeasurable impact your loved one has had on your life.


Vials are the most recognizable form of cremation jewelry. Their bold look makes an impactful statement to onlookers when worn as a pendant. A traditional vial is easy to fill and can house a number of sacred momentos related to the loss of a departed loved one. Not only can it contain a small portion of ashes, but it can also be used to hold various elements, such as soil from the burial site, soil or water from a scattering site, sand from a significant location, or even a few strands of hair. Vials are typically made of glass and can stand alone as a pendant or be housed in an exterior shell, such as stainless steel, for added protection and customization. Here is an example of an extremely versatile and elegant cremation vial:

Custom Cremation Pendant Vial

For those looking to make a bold and undeniable statement with their cremation jewelry, the Custom Cremation Pendant Vial is a wonderful choice. It has a small glass vial with a cork top for a traditional look. The vial can then be placed in a sharp-looking, stainless steel cylinder that can be engraved in several ways. Engrave your loved one’s name, dates, coordinates, or even a short sentiment. Your vial offers flexibility in how you prefer to display it. With the 30” beaded chain, your vial can be worn as a necklace. The 4” chain allows you to attach the vial to a location, such as a mantelpiece or place of high value. The stainless steel keyring will enable you to keep your beloved vial close to you, if not directly on your person.


Rings are another highly customizable and popular version of cremation jewelry. Ashes can be stored inside rings and adorned in endless ways. Rings can come in a variety of precious metals, such as gold, silver, and platinum. Some people add their loved one’s birthstone for a personalized touch. While discreet when worn on your hand, rings can also be added to necklaces for comfort or to give your memorial a bolder profile.

We at The Living Urn appreciate each individual’s grief process and the need to find a customizable piece of cremation jewelry to express that unique loss appropriately. Cremation jewelry at The Living Urn is designed from high-quality materials and handcrafted with care by our skilled artisan jewelers. We believe that your one-of-a-kind jewelry should uphold your thoughtful remembrance respectfully and tastefully while beautifully celebrating the remarkable life of your loved one for years to come.

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