The death of a loved one is never easy, and it’s natural to
want a fitting memorial to pay tribute to the deceased. While many people opt
for a gravestone or cremation urn, there are many other personalised ways to
honour those that have died.
Memorial jewellery can be a lovely way to create an eternal
memory of your loved one, and keep them close to you at all times. There are
many different options available, from incorporating hair or ashes into a
jewellery piece, to a personalised engraving. Each item can be uniquely
personalised to you, but if you’re looking for a guide to the options
available, see below for just some of the types of memorial jewellery on the
These pendants come in silver and gold, as well as different
shapes including a teardrop, heart or oval. They have a hollow middle to hold a
small amount of the deceased’s ashes or a lock of hair, and can be personalised
further with an engraving.
Memorial jewellery is a highly personal choice, and not
everyone is comfortable wearing a loved one’s ashes. An alternative is a
fingerprint pendant; necklaces in either silver or gold which can be engraved
with the fingerprint of your loved one. They also come in several different
shapes, including round, heart, oval, or a locket which can hold a photograph
Ashes, a lock of hair or dried flowers can be encased in
resin to create a beautiful and unique piece for a necklace, ring or earrings.
Resin has a glass-like appearance, but won’t smash or become damaged if
dropped, so you can be sure your precious jewellery remains safe.
This involves taking the signature of your loved one from a
card, letter, or anything else they have signed, and transferring it accurately
to a piece of jewellery of your choice. A signature engraving can be added to
anything you like; from rings to pendants, cufflinks or a bracelet.
Specialist companies are able to extract carbon from
cremation ashes in order to create a stunning laboratory-grown diamond that’s
uniquely personal to you. Memorial diamonds can be set into a ring, earrings or
necklace, and you can combine the ashes with hair from both the deceased and
living family members if you choose.
If you’re looking for a piece of memorial
jewellery to commemorate your loved one, get in touch with Normington and Sons.
At our funeral home in Wakefield, we offer a wide range of memorial jewellery
options, including rings, necklaces, engraved jewellery, resin gems and more.
Our professional team has over 60 years of experience providing comfort and
support to friends and family, and we can be with you every step of the way;
from choosing a piece of jewellery to planning the funeral. For more
information about our services, give us a call today or visit our website.