What is cremation jewelry and why should you care?
You should care.. because you love. When you have the utmost love for someone, whether it’s a friend, parent, child, spouse, partner, etc. — losing them to death is a grueling and painful experience. Because your heart is so full of love for that person, naturally, you want to pay tribute to them, even after they are gone.
That is exactly why you should care about cremation jewelry — because you cared about your loved one. Having a custom memorial created to honor the deceased is the ultimate expression of love. Eternal love.
Because cremation is now more popular than burial in the United States, more than likely, one day you will lose a loved one whose body will be cremated. Keep reading to learn more about this growing rate of cremation and why you should care about cremation jewelry.
Cremation rates surpass burials and continue to climb in popularity
According to the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), cremation rates are at an all-time high and are projected to continue to climb in the near future. As stated in their article that discussed the results of the NFDA 2017 Annual Cremation and Burial Report: Research, Statistics, and Projections:
“The annual report found that 50.2 percent of Americans chose cremation in 2016, up from 48.5 percent in 2015, while 43.5 percent of Americans opted for burial, down from 45.4 percent in 2015. NFDA expects the trend shifting from burial toward cremation to continue over the next 20 years, with the projected rate of cremation reaching 78.8 percent of deaths by 2035. Over the next eight years, cremation rates will likely exceed 50 percent in 44 states, up from just 16 states in 2010. Simultaneously, the rate of burial is expected to decline from 45.2 percent in 2015 to 30.3 percent over the next eight years.”
This spike in cremation rates has happened for a number of reasons:
- Fewer religious prohibitions
- Environmental concerns
- Increased tendency for personalized and less traditional services
However, people often wonder what they can do with the ashes, how best to honor the memory of their loved ones: bury, scatter, or keep them? If they are going to keep them, in what form?
Cremation provides a unique opportunity to memorialize a loved one in your own way
As opposed to burial, cremation provides greater flexibility and freedom. With people moving around the country, having a single burial plot can make it difficult for relatives to visit. Additionally, if relatives get time off for the funeral and need to travel from different parts of the country, a traditional burial will limit the time each person has to get to the funeral.
Having a memorial keepsake made from your loved one’s ashes allows you to take it with you, wherever you may go, so they can remain with you always. You can also take it with you when you are visiting people who may have known the deceased so that you can collectively remember them.
Not all cremation memorials are created equally. Some last – others fade. Some sparkle – others don’t. Some are practical – others aren’t.
What the bereaved are looking for is a way to immortalize their loved ones, but certain methods can be problematic. Storing cremated ashes in urns could lead to the eventual loss of some ashes should the urn ever be damaged or spill. Monuments and headstones are bold statements, but can only be seen by traveling to the geographic location. As such, a growing number of people view cremation jewelry as the best way to fulfill their needs to honor a loved one.
Multiple types of jewelry can be made from the ashes of a loved one, including:
- Glass beads with ashes suspended within layers
- Rings and necklaces with swirls of ashes covered and held in place by a thin layer of glass
- Lockets and other pieces that have a holding chamber where cremains are stored
- Bracelets and necklaces crafted from ceramic beads with cremated ashes baked into them
However, one type of cremation jewelry leads the pack in terms of popularity, practicality, durability, and longevity. Can you guess what that is?
Cremation diamond jewelry. Because, who doesn’t want to shine bright like a diamond, eternally?
At first, the concept often seems strange to people. Once time allows this idea to sink in, the benefits and meaning of memorial diamond jewelry become apparent. Diamonds form an everlasting memory; do not fade; are unlikely to be damaged. Ironically, the only thing that can cut a diamond — is another diamond!
Cremation jewelry is also known as funeral jewelry, memorial jewelry, or remembrance jewelry. Cremation diamonds are authentic lab-grown diamonds that are created out of the extracted carbon of a loved one’s cremated ashes. These diamonds are available in various shapes, sizes, and styles to suit individual needs, style, and budget.
Different types of cremation diamond jewelry are available to complement individual taste and style
A cremation ring, cremation earring, or cremation necklace is much more than an accessory. From making the initial decisions to the wearing of the final piece, cremation diamond jewelry is a heartfelt decision and you are a part of every stage. As such, options available from Heart In Diamond ensure consumers can design a piece that is reminiscent of their loved one, including:
- Type of metal: white-gold, yellow-gold, and platinum
- Type of jewelry: pendant, earrings, and rings
- Diamond color: white, blue, orange-yellow, greenish-yellow, and red
- Carat weight: up to 2 carats
- Diamond cut: brilliant, radiant, princess and other available upon request
Grief is an individual experience that people deal with in different ways
In today’s society, it can be seen as negative to talk about death. If you think it will make people feel uncomfortable, there is no obligation to explain that your jewelry is in fact cremation jewelry. However, by opening up and sharing memories of a loved one, the grieving process can be easier. As a conversation starter, many people take great pride and comfort in sharing the meaning behind their cremation diamond.
Everyone deals with grief in different ways. However, one aspect of grief that is universal to all is that you must learn to live with it. Some are unable to let go, so could benefit from a constant memory of their loved one. For them, to be able to hold a part of the deceased close, always, is comforting and helps them deal with the emotions that accompany grief.