The Ultimate Guide To Ash Jewelry

Are you looking for a truly unique way to remember your loved one? Do you have the cremains of your loved one sitting on your mantle, but want a way to keep them with you everywhere you go?

If so, then ash jewelry just might be the answer for you.

Making jewelry from the ashes of your loved one is a way for you to ensure you have a true one-of-a-kind memorial for your loved one. These amazingly beautiful keepsake jewelry items are a great way for you to be able to take a small part of your loved one with you everywhere you go.

In this article we will discuss just what ash jewelry is and how it is made. We will discuss the various types of ash jewelry as well as the many options you have when ordering your custom piece. This article will answer your many questions on ash jewelry and is your one-stop resource for the ultimate guide to ash jewelry.

What Exactly Is Ash Jewelry?

Ash jewelry is different from cremation jewelry in that it is made from the ashes of your loved one. To make this beautiful jewelry from the ashes of your loved one, you will send us a small amount of their cremains. Then we mix the ashes in with a gemstone like resin. This piece of resin is set into a piece of jewelry to create a beautiful pendant.

Turning a small portion of your loved one’s ashes into jewelry makes this particular type of jewelry unique to you only. This pendant makes a truly unique necklace that you know is one-of-a-kind just for you and your loved one. No one else will have this exact pendant jewelry as you.

Your loved one was a truly unique and special person. They were an important part of your life. Keep them close to you always with this especially exceptional piece of jewelry. Ash jewelry made with your loved one’s cremains are a distinct way to keep your loved one close every day.

This particular type of jewelry is different from some of our more traditional cremation jewelry. In our traditional cremation jewelry such as the ocean teardrop memorial necklace, you put a small amount of your loved one’s cremains into a tiny urn that is located in the jewelry. With ash jewelry, your loved one’s remains become part of the jewelry-making process itself.

Why Would I Want Ash Jewelry?

With ash jewelry your loved one is forever immortalized within your beautiful pendant necklace. You can forever keep a small part of your loved one with you wherever you go. You will know that there is not another piece of jewelry exactly like this one made especially for you.

For example, I know for myself after losing my own father, it would have been very comforting to have the Initial Pendant necklace with the letter R. His name was Roderick and having this reminder of him with me at all times would have been a godsend.

Additionally, I know my own children will probably be fighting over this beautiful heirloom-quality jewelry once I am gone, because they all loved their grandfather very much.

4 Reasons For Choosing Ash Jewelry:

  • Our jewelry is an artistic representation of your loved one. Your loved one was amazing in every way. Our beautiful one-of-a-kind jewelry showcases this perfectly.
  • These pendants are as unique as your loved was. You will want this particular type of jewelry if you like to know that your necklace is completely unique to you.
  • These are heirloom quality pieces. Some day they will be passed down to your son or daughter as a remembrance of your family member.
  • While the jewelry is beautiful, the contents are quite discreet. Unless you tell them, most people will think it is “normal” jewelry.

So, if you are looking for an amazingly special way to forever remember your loved one, then ash jewelry might be the answer for you. Our jewelry can help brighten even the darkest days as you grieve the loss of your loved one.

How Would You Use Ash Jewelry?

The grief over losing a loved one can be debilitating. You can’t seem to get up out of bed each morning and go about your normal everyday routine. But to help you with the grieving process, having a small part of your loved one with you each day can make it slightly more bearable.

Ash jewelry can be a great way to memorialize the loss of anyone special to you. Whether you are mourning the loss of your favorite pet to your dearly deceased mother, you can keep a small part of them with your forever in one of these amazing keepsakes. From ashes to jewelry, you can turn your grief into a lovely display of your affection for your dearly departed.

Our beautiful pendant jewelry necklaces are an amazing memorial tribute to your dearly departed. We would love to show you how our jewelry, made using cremation ashes, can be a beautiful keepsake for you to remember your loved one forever.

What Are The Different Types Of Ash Jewelry?

The most popular type of jewelry made from ashes are pendant necklaces. Eventually we will also offer rings made from metal that has been infused with your loved one’s ashes. We offer a wide array of pendant necklaces made from sterling silver and a gemstone like resin that has been infused with a small portion of your loved one’s cremains.

From heart shaped pendants to tall rectangular pendants we offer many different shapes and sizes ensuring that you will be able to find just the right type of ash jewelry for you.

Heart Ash Pendants

Initial Ash Pendants

Square Ash Pendants

Bar Ash Pendants

Rectangle Ash Pendants

Circle Ash Pendants

As you can see there are a number of different styles for you to choose from. As they say, love comes in many sizes. Well, as a representation of your love for your loved one, our memorial ash jewelry comes in many shapes and sizes also. Next, we will discuss the choices you can make when you order your ash jewelry.

How Is Ash Jewelry Created?

The process of making ash jewelry using your loved one cremains is quite unique and very special. Once we receive your order, we will send you the Ash Collection Kit, this is how you will send us a small portion of your loved ones remains. Of course, there is no cost to you for the shipping of the kit or sending us back the collected remains.

Tender Memories Silver Ash Jewelry

Once we receive your loved one’s ashes, we make the resin for the jewelry using their cremains. Our expert craftsmen infuse the gemstone like resin with the cremains creating an exquisite remembrance for your loved one.

This process makes your jewelry truly one-of-a-kind and amazingly special for you to remember your loved one by. We are proud of our craftsmanship and truly work hard to customize each piece of jewelry to be unique and special for each of our customers. Our jewelry creates an amazing display of your affection and remembrance of your loved one.

What Types Of Options Do I Have With Ash Jewelry?

From metal finishes to necklace lengths to engraving, the options can be endless. As mentioned above, there are plenty of options to ensure you find just the right necklace for you. You will be able to choose the exact metal finishes you would like.

We have a variety of metal finishes including sterling silver and gold plated over sterling silver. Rose gold plated and black plated are also available upon request. The inner color choices can be personalized as well making this jewelry truly special just for you.


As with all our necklaces, our ash jewelry comes with a complimentary matching 20-inch length chain necklace. If you would like a different length chain, you can customize your order when you purchase your ash jewelry. We offer a variety of lengths including 18, 22, 24, and 30-inches.


Some of our necklaces also offer the ability to have a special saying engraved on the back. Some people choose to have their loved one’s name engraved or simply a short saying such as “Forever in my heart” on the beautiful heart-shaped ash-infused jewelry.


With these many options to choose from your beautiful jewelry made from the ashes of your loved one are sure to be as unique as your family, friend, or pet was.

How To Select The Right Ash Pendant

Choosing the perfect pendant for you can be difficult considering how many options you have. From horizontal beams to vertical pendants to hearts and squares, there is sure to be a shape and size that is perfect for you.

You can choose a beautiful heart shaped necklace with gemstone-like resin at the center of the piece. From circles to hearts and our exquisite love-squared pendants, there are a number of options available.

Or you can choose a gorgeous gold rectangular shaped pendant such as this one. This pendant is gold plated over sterling silver and has the beautiful gemstone-like resin shaped like a heart at the top center of the pendant. This heirloom quality jewelry is sure to stay in the family for generations to come.

We also offer initial jewelry in both silver and gold. This can be a beautiful memorial for your loved one with their initial inlaid into the middle of the circle filled with the resin that has been infused with your loved one’s cremains.


Still can’t find exactly what you are looking for? Contact us and let us know what your dream piece of jewelry looks like. We want you to be truly happy with your unique ash jewelry necklace. We are happy to help you create the perfect customized piece of jewelry to help you remember your loved one.

What Is Included In My Ash Jewelry Purchase?

Your ash jewelry purchase is the total package. From the pendant to beautiful presentation and more, we go the extra mile and don't charge extra for the 'extras'!

An Ash Collection Kit

All of our ash jewelry comes with the ash collection kit that we send out immediately when your order is placed.

A 20" Matching Chain

Your ash jewelry includes a high quality matching 20" chain that pairs beautifully with your selected pendant.

Beautiful Presentation

All of our orders come packaged in a velvet jeweler's gift box and white presentation box, making the pendant ready to give as a gift.


Every piece of jewelry we produce also comes with our quality guarantee. We are proud of our amazing customer service and work hard to exceed even your highest of expectations. So, if you want to work with a keepsake jewelry expert who specialized in cremation jewelry then we hope you choose to work with us.

In every package and in every piece of jewelry we create comes our best work. We use only top-quality materials and precious metals. We look forward to talking with you so you can see our stellar customer service firsthand. We specialize in helping people work through their grief through beautiful mementos, including our ash jewelry.

When Will I Receive My Ash Jewelry?

Despite being truly unique and hand-made especially for you, you will not have to wait a long time to receive your jewelry. You will be impressed to know that we generally ship out the final product within a day or two of receiving the Ash Collection kit back from you. Compare that to others – and their time frame of 4-6 weeks - and we know you will be happy to know your special gift will be coming very soon.

We will use only the needed amount to of cremains to mix with the resin and create your unique necklace. Any remaining ashes that are not used will be returned with your necklace. We take pride in our customer service. And for us that means speedy turn-around times for shipping our products.

How Do I Gift Ash Jewelry?

Do you have a loved one going through the grief process? This amazing piece of jewelry can truly help them as they work their way through their grief and loss. You can give them this product as a gift and a reminder of their loved one. They can keep their loved one’s memory alive and close by with this amazing keepsake.

As with all our products, the ash jewelry comes with a beautiful gift box. This makes giving this item as a special gift to your loved one so easy and thoughtful. So, if you have a loved one who has recently lost someone special to them, consider gifting them this distinctive display of your devotion to your dearly departed.

Or, if you would prefer, we also offer gift certificates which can be gifted to your grieving loved one. This will ensure they can pick out exactly what they would like. And you will know that you had a small part in helping them through their grieving process.

Ash Jewelry FAQ'S

How do I send ashes for my ash jewelry?

We go the extra mile to make the process as easy and hassle free as possible. When you are personalizing your ash jewelry, simply choose the free ash collection kit and the kit ships out immediately. The kit includes everything you will need to collect and send us the ashes. Any remaining ashes are securely packaged and returned along with your ash jewelry selection.

I love the pendants but I really wanted a different color.  Is that an option?

It absolutely is an option! If you like a particular pendant but would like a different color, simply send us an email at sales@jewelrykeepsakes.com or give us a call at 1-877-723-7229 and we can discuss all of the color options that are available.

I am really looking for ash jewelry in 14k white gold.  Do you offer the jewelry in white gold?

We do not currently offer the ash jewelry in 14k white gold or 14k yellow gold.

I can't find exactly what I'm looking for.  Do you do custom designs?

We absolutely can do custom designs! Because all of our ash jewelry is designed and manufactured in one location, we are able to help you create any particular design you'd like. Call our customer service team at 1-877-723-7229 or send us an email at sales@jewelrykeepsakes.com with your custom design questions and we will be happy to assist!

How quickly will my ash pendant arrive?

Our ash jewelry is designed, manufactured and shipped from one location which means we oversee the entire process from start to finish. Once your order is placed, an ash collection kit is shipped out immediately. Once we receive the ashes, they are mixed with the gemstone-like resin and placed in the jewelry. The ash jewelry ships approximately 24-48 hours after receiving the ashes. This means that depending on how quickly we receive the ashes back, you could receive your ash jewelry as quickly as 5-7 business days from when your order is placed.

Does my ash pendant include a chain or do I need to buy one?

All of our ash pendants include a high quality matching 20" chain. Additionally, we offer a variety of chain upgrades that range in length from 18" up to 30" and the chains are available in four distinct and beautiful finishes.

I have cremated ashes from my spouse and from my sibling.  Can you add a little bit of both ashes to the ash jewelry?

We absolutely can! There are a couple of different options when it comes to adding the ashes from two people to an ash jewelry pendant. You can choose ash jewelry that has two separate places for cremated ashes such as the Gold Devoted To You Ash Pendant.  We can add a small amount of each set of ashes to one pendant. Or we can custom create an ash pendant and add the ashes accordingly.

Can you add pet ashes to the ash jewelry?

Pet ashes can absolutely be used as a way to create a special memory of any pet that has passed from your life. Simply add a very small amount of ashes to the free ash collection kit that ships once your order is placed. Any remaining ashes that are not used are packaged securely and returned with your ash pendant.

Can I add engraving to my ash pendant?

Engraved text is a great way to further the personal nature of your ash jewelry. All of our ash pendants can be engraved on the back side of the jewelry with several lines of text. Add a name, initials or even a short verse or saying as a way to help preserve and honor the memory of your loved one.

I don't have any ashes but I do have a few strands of my loved one's hair.  Does that work?

We can use a few strands of hair in lieu of ashes when creating your ash jewelry. Simply place the strands of hair in the collection kit when it arrives and ship back to us in the postage paid addressed envelope. Any strands that are not used in the make-up of your ash jewelry will be carefully packaged and returned to you with your ash jewelry selection.

Remembering Them Your Way With Ash Jewelry

As you look around for a truly unique way to remember your loved one consider turning a small amount of their ashes into jewelry. These extraordinary necklaces are a beautiful reminder of your loved one that is as distinctive as they were.

Jewelry made from cremation ashes is a beautiful memento and tribute to a beautiful life. One that you are sure to treasure and will be able to take with you and wear with pride every day. Keep them close even as you heal from the grief process. Having such a unique keepsake is truly a treasure that you can cherish.

We have defined ash jewelry for you and shown you what a beautiful and unique treasure this particular jewelry is. We have shown you the many different types of ash jewelry as well as the many custom features you can choose from. Each of these choices will ensure that you are creating a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry that nobody else will have.

Using your loved one’s ashes to create the gemstone-like resin means that your gem is completely unique to you. And no two pieces of ash jewelry are created the same.

In this ultimate guide to ash jewelry we have shown you how your memorial ash jewelry is truly a true heirloom your family will treasure forever.

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Updated November 14, 2019 by Jeri K. Augustus