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What Are Cremation Bracelets For Ashes?

Author Jeri K. Augustus  / Category Cremation Bracelets. Last Updated: March 19, 2024

Reviewed by John Conor. Reading time 23 mins.

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Key Insights

  • Cremation bracelets will hold a small remembrance in memory of a loved one or pet that has passed.
  • Available in cuff styles, link bracelets and bangle styles, cremation bracelets are ideal for both men and women.
  • Cremation bracelets are a great alternative to those that do not wear necklaces or chains and are comfort designed for every size wrist.

What Are Cremation Bracelets?

As you work through the grief process of losing a loved one1, it can be comforting to know they are still close. With a cremation bracelet you can keep a tiny piece of your loved one with you every day.

A cremation bracelet holding the ashes of a loved one is an amazing wearable memorial to the departed. These beautiful jewelry pieces can be worn on your wrist with a small charm or pendant attached.

There are many options to choose from, and we are sure to have the right item for you. Cremation bracelets for ashes can help men, women, and children alike gain closure from losing a loved one by keeping them close.

Why Someone Might Want A Cremation Bracelet

If you or someone you love have lost a loved one, you might not be ready to part ways with them yet. Cremation ash bracelets aid you during the grief process and allow you to have a tangible memory of your loved one with you. The bracelets come in unique designs and styles appropriate for men, women, and children.

This is why someone might want a cremation urn bracelet. There is a small urn that holds just a tiny amount of your loved one’s ashes so that you can have a small part of them close by.

Cremation bracelets are an innovative way to pay your respects to your loved one. There are many different types of cremation bracelets which we will discuss below.

What Are The Different Types Of Cremation Bracelets?

Our jewelry line offers many different types of cremation keepsake bracelets. Three of our most common types are cuff, link, and bangle. You are sure to be able to find just the right jewelry piece for you and your preferences. Below are some key features and benefits of each style.


Cuff Style Bracelets For Men and Women

Cuff style bracelets date back to the ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Romans2. The bracelets were a show of status as well as a sign of protection and rose in popularity in modern day times.

This style bracelet slides on and can be either pulled apart or pushed together based on your desired fit. It can also be worn further up the forearm or down the wrist, depending on your personal preference.

Cuff-style bracelets do not form a complete circle, so they can be gently adjusted in terms of how snug or how loose you want to wear them.tyles.

Cuff-style bracelets are a great choice for both men and women. They are simple but can also be personalized. This style of bracelet is usually not the best choice for those with smaller wrists as it can be too big. However, they can be sturdier than other bracelet styles.


Link Styles Bracelets Sized For Every Wrist

These bracelets have a series of links that can be either added or removed, making this a great choice for those with smaller-than-normal or larger-than-normal wrist sizes. They are also the most flexible in terms of sizing, as we can customize them to the exact dimension of your wrist.

You can also add multiple pendants to these adjustable-style bracelets. These are a great choice for teens or young adults as they can be customized daily to match current styles and attire.

However, this bracelet style can get caught or snagged easily if you are particularly active.


Bangle Bracelets Are Great For Daily Wear

The bangle style is simple and stylish. It can transition regardless of your situation or attire. They are a great choice for everyday wear as they are sturdy and transition easily with your attire. A bangle bracelet is a discreet and subtle way to keep memorabilia of your loved one with you.

The bangle style bracelet comes in a fixed style and size. It is best for those with average-sized wrists. You slide the bangle bracelet over the hand and onto the wrist.

While they might have the least amount of flexibility regarding sizing, they are very durable and can be worn anywhere.

How Do I Use Cremation Bracelets?

Cremation jewelry bracelets are a subtle reminder of your loved one. They are discreet and customizable, allowing you to keep the memories of your departed loved one close. Cremation jewelry is a personalized way to remember a loved one or pet and keep them close to you.

Each handcrafted piece of jewelry allows you to carry a small piece of memorabilia everywhere you go. We have all lost someone close to us in our lives. Whether it was your mother, grandmother, or your cherished pet, having a small reminder of your loved one provides a sense of closeness even after they are gone.

These cremation ash bracelets a beautiful gift for a special person in your life who has lost someone. If you know someone who is processing the grief of a loved one, giving the gift of a cremation bracelet is a great way to help them through this tough time.

With so many options available, you are sure to find just the right one for you or as a gift for a loved one.

Quick Fact

Cremation bracelets are ideal for those that want a highly discreet manner for remembering a loved one. The designs are created to be understated and give nothing away about what the interior holds.

Options For Cremation Bracelets

From personalized engraving to individualized metal finishes, there are options for everybody. Below are a few of the many ways you can customize your jewelry so that it is truly unique to you for your loved one.


Shown Here in Rose Gold

Whether you like stainless steel, silver, gold, or rose gold, there are cremation bracelets available in every style and metal type.

A gold cremation bracelet is always a popular choice. Rose gold is a great option for a younger woman or child as it is more durable due to the addition of copper.

Historically, silver has been known to have many healing qualities, making this a great choice holistically for your cremation bracelet.


Engrave a Name, a Date, a Short Verse

Many of our styles can also be personalized with engraving. You can add important information about their life such as their name or nickname.

You can include their name, date of death, or even a short phrase they were known to say. Some popular choices or sayings include: “I love you” or “Never forget.”

There are many choices to personalize your keepsake with engraving.


Accent With Your Birthstone or Theirs

Another popular choice to customize your bracelet is to choose a cremation bracelet with your loved one's birthstone.

This can be a simple and memorable way to remember their passing, birth and life.

Adding a birthstone to your cremation bracelet can be a beautiful symbol of their life while also customizing your bracelet. It is truly unique to the remembrance of your loved one.

How To Gift Cremation Bracelets

If you are planning to give a cremation bracelet as a gift, there are a few considerations you should make. It would help if you considered the recipient's activity level and age. All of our jewelry is extremely comfortable to wear, and if you are choosing a gift for a loved one, you can customize each piece to even better fit their lifestyle.

What is the age of the recipient of the memorial bracelet? Cremation jewelry is great for every age group, from young children to aging parents.


For those who plan to wear their bracelet daily or have an active lifestyle, it is best to choose a bracelet with a secure clasp and a snug fit.


Young adults and teens would choose something with a pendant or charms, giving them interchangeable options for their attire. There are many stylish pendants and charms to choose from to customize each bracelet to your day’s activity or outfit.


A young child or elderly parent will need differing styles. A clasp might make more sense for a child to avoid losing the bracelet. At the same time, an elderly parent with arthritis will not want a clasp and should choose a cuff style instead.

How To Select The Right Cremation Bracelet For My Budget

Regardless of your budget, there is a perfect keepsake bracelet for you. Depending on whether you customize or engrave your bracelet, you can also choose to keep it simple. They are an affordable way to keep a loved one close.

From our Shining Light bracelet to our Remembrance jewelry bracelet, a perfect memorial cremation bracelet tis right for your budget. The Steel Shining Light Cremation Bracelet starts at $54.95 making it a great choice for anyone on a budget. The Gold Remembrance Bracelet for ashes starts at $80.95, keeping the overall cost under $100 and still allowing for additional personalization should you choose.

You can start with a simple stainless steel band and customize it with a unique and individualized charm, such as the silver night cross. Or you can choose a classic braided leather band with a simple gold-plated urn. Regardless of your personal style or limited pocketbook, you are sure to find the perfect cremation jewelry just for you.


One of our more popular styles comes in a sophisticated teardrop bracelet. The bracelet itself is made of stainless steel and the teardrop hanging from the bracelet is a small and discreet chamber for the urn. The teardrop is made of sterling silver, making it a beautiful remembrance for your loved one.

The teardrop bracelet makes a lovely gift and includes an elegant gift box. Our sterling silver cremation bracelets are very popular, and you will love this teardrop bracelet if you prefer simple and sophisticated jewelry.

Like all of our jewelry, the teardrop bracelet is handcrafted and exquisitely demonstrates the artistry of our expert jewelers.

How To Get The Perfect Fit For Your Cremation Bracelet

All the jewelry in our line is designed to provide maximum comfort to the wearer. We recommend measuring your ulna bone as outlined below to ensure you get the perfect fit. Once you have found the right size, you can enjoy the exceptional comfort of our pieces.

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Your ulna bone is the longer and larger of the two bones in your forearm3. It runs from your elbow to your smallest finger. It is the small bump you see on the outside of your wrist.

To get your unique size, you will need to measure your wrist. You can either measure above or below the bump of the ulna bone. You should use a flexible sewing tape measure or a piece of string. Then just measure the length of your string.

An average size wrist is typically seven inches for women and eight inches for men.

If you fall near this average you will be able to have the most options in bracelet styles. If you have smaller wrists, you might need help keeping a cuff style bracelet on. And for someone with larger wrists, the band or bangle type bracelets might be too snug to be comfortable.


  • You must decide if you prefer your jewelry to be snug, loose or comfortable. Once you know the size of your wrist, you can detemine each different fit. Use the size you measured in the section above and add the correct amount based on the suggestions below.
  • If you like your bracelets to fit a little snug, you will only add ¼ to ½ inches to your wrist size for a snug fit. If you prefer your bracelet to be neither snug nor loose, add ¾ to 1 inch to your wrist size for a comfortable fit. Lastly, if you would rather your jewelry be a little loose, then you will want to add 1 ¼ to your wrist size for a loose fit.
  • Remember, you should never choose a bracelet size that fits so tightly it leaves an imprint on your skin. Your bracelet should be able to move freely on your wrist. Increase the size if you cannot turn the bracelet around on your wrist.

What Is Included With Your Cremation Bracelet Purchase?

Each piece of jewelry is a simple and discreet way to carry a piece of your loved one with you every day. Here's what you can expect to find in the box:

Each bracelet in our collection includes a small internal urn. This urn is just large enough to hold a pinch of your loved one's cremains. It is also sized to hold other sentimental items such as hair, dried ceremonial flowers, graveside dirt, burial soil or a piece of cloth.

If you are giving this bracelet to a friend or loved one who has lost someone dear to them, you will be happy to know each purchase also comes with a beautiful gift box as well. You can send it to them directly as it will be beautifully presented.

Filling the urn is simple, regardless of what you choose to put in your cremation jewelry. Each piece of jewelry also comes with a kit to help you fill the urn,complete with filling sticks and adhesive. Click here to download the step-by-step guide to filling your cremation jewelry.

How Do I Fill My Cremation Bracelet?

The small urn that comes with each bracelet can be filled by unscrewing the small screw to expose the interior compartment. This is where you will lay to rest a small portion of the remains of your loved one.

Each bracelet comes with instructions on where to find the screw for that particular bracelet. You will also receive a kit that will help you to fill the urn. Click here to see the simple steps with pictures on filling your cremation jewelry.

We also have a great video below that leads you through each step of filling your cremation jewelry!

How Do I Care For My Cremation Bracelet?

Just as you would take good care of your wedding ring, your special keepsake jewelry should also be well taken care of. You want your jewelry to last forever; therefore, taking good care of it and proper jewelry storage4 is very important. Here are some simple tips to care for your cremation jewelry:

  • Store your jewelry in a specifically designated jewelry box that is lined with velvet fabric. A simple velvet jewelry bag is also a great and inexpensive alternative that will only take up a little space if you don’t have a designated jewelry box.
  • Investing in a top-quality jeweler’s cloth is highly recommended to clean your jewelry on a regular basis. Polishing your jewelry frequently helps to remove any accumulated oils from your skin that can build up on the surface of the jewelry. A simple circular polish twice a month will return it to the jewelry's original sparkling and brilliant shine.
  • Be sure to avoid wearing it in the shower or swimming. Your cremation jewelry is not waterproof. Even by adding adhesive and sealing the threaded screw, chemicals found in swimming pools and minerals found in water can potentially harm the integrity of the adhesive.
  • Please do not use any jewelry cleaners or abrasives as they can damage the memorabilia you are storing. Just use the cloth as mentioned above to polish the outside of the jewelry.


If you are looking at our pendant keepsakes, these keepsake bracelets can be a great alternative. You are sure to find the perfect fit, style, and size for your unique situation and budget. If you are keeping a small piece of memorabilia – from a small locket of their hair to a pinch of their ashes or a small piece of their favorite shirt – we hope you choose one of our beautiful cremation bracelets.

Remember your loved one forever with a simple engraving on your cremation jewelry bracelet. Available in various styles and materials, these remembrance bracelets can be uniquely personalized to you. Keep your loved one in your heart, and carry a small pinch of their remains daily.

Cremation bracelets provide a beautiful representation of life and private physical personal reminder of the deceased. To see our entire line of cremation jewelry click here. When you choose to purchase from us, you can rest assured that each piece is handcrafted by one of our jewelry experts.

From the love of your life to your beloved mother to your favorite pet, keeping a small part of their cremains close allows you to fully embrace the grieving process while also keeping them with you. Our pets become a part of our families and losing them is devastating. As you process your grief, a pet cremation bracelet can be a great way to keep your furry loved one close to you.

We look forward to helping you navigate the grieving process through keepsake jewelry. Please reach out with any questions you may have via email at or give us a call at 1-877-723-7229. We would love to speak with you.

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  4. "19 Jewelry Organization Ideas For Everything From Heirloom Pendants To Earring Holders" Amelia Mulraz and Will Porter, Architectural Digest, 7 Feb 2024,

Jeri K. Augustus

Meet Jeri K. Augustus, an experienced customer service professional from Great Falls, Montana, with a heart full of compassion for helping others. Jeri has spent more than four decades in the industry and has gained a wealth of personal experience with loss and grief. She has dedicated herself to assisting families in finding meaningful ways to honor their loved ones who have passed on and celebrate those who are still with us.

Jeri's contribution to the cremation jewelry industry is remarkable. She played a key role in developing new lines of modern pendants, cremation rings, and bracelets. She launched a line of photo-engraved jewelry that now includes several hundred styles for families to choose from. She is actively involved in leadership and customer care at Jewelry Keepsakes Inc., where she helps people every day with their inquiries and concerns regarding these products.

Despite her many years in the industry, Jeri remains passionately committed to helping those who are grieving and supporting families as they find personal ways to cherish their loved ones. She still resides in Montana and enjoys spending her free time with her dogs, children, and grandchildren. If you're looking for someone who can guide you with compassion and expertise in selecting a beautiful keepsake to remember your loved ones, Jeri is the perfect person to help.

Updated March 19, 2024