The Cremation Jewelry Buyer’s Guide

 

Cremation Jewelry

When a loved one is cremated, their ashes offer the opportunity for creative and beautiful memorial options. Many people choose to turn ashes into cremation jewelry so their loved ones can physically be with them in everyday life.

Mapalife has combed the Internet to provide you with the wide-ranging options that now exist in cremation jewelry. We have found three primary offerings of cremation jewelry:

  1. Urn jewelry
    • Urn jewelry is a locket-type of cremation jewelry that includes a piece of the jewelry you can pour ashes into and seal.
  2. Processed jewelry
    • This type of cremation jewelry includes the ashes being formed into another type of material (typically glass).
  3. Cremation diamonds
    • This is the process of turning ashes into certifiable diamonds.

The following are a selection of online vendors that can provide you a wide-ranging selection of the above cremation jewelry types. We recommend researching a few to find the perfect piece that commemorates the character and unique personality of your loved one.

Cremation Solutions

This site is the first search result you will find when you type in “cremation jewelry” into an online search engine. They have loads of options and provide three basic types of jewelry:

  • Standard – you add ashes (ex: locket)
  • Custom – ashes added to process (ex: glass)
  • Jewelry made from ashes – diamonds & crystals

What they do right: Being a former funeral director, President Jeff Staab created the company to offer people a high quality selection of products. His insight into the industry has led him to create a site with the wide selection of product you’re looking for.

Mapalife’s pick: Pandora-styled glass bead bracelets (or necklace)

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Everlasting Memories

If you are looking for cremation urn jewelry, this is your site. They specialize in this type of cremation jewelry and provide added benefits to their products you might not find on other sites.

What they do right: The company provides free engravings on all products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. What’s not to love about that?

Mapalife’s pick: Modern cremation urn necklace

Everlasting Memorials Cremation Jewelry

Perfect Memorials

When you want options, head over to the site that claims the largest online selection of cremation jewelry. On top of that, the company includes free ground shipping to sweeten the deal.

What they do right: Their daily deals and creative designs can get you the unique piece you’re looking for at the right price. Perfect Memorials also offers photo engraving to their pieces for a really personal touch.

Mapalife’s pick: Photo engraved cremation jewelry

Perfect Memorials Cremation Jewelry

 

Favorite Etsy Finds

If you’re looking for something a little off the beaten path when it comes to cremation jewelry, Etsy is a fantastic place to find unique cremation jewelry pieces.

The Sad Basset

The Sad Basset offers modern, handcrafted designs, delivered in chic cremation urn bracelets and necklaces.

Mapalife’s Pick: Rose gold cremation necklace

Sad Basset Cremation Jewelry

FreshyFig

This company provides an array of personalized jewelry and lockets. Many lockets can double as an urn necklace if sealed properly.

Mapalife’s pick: Statement acorn necklace that is in fact an urn necklace

Freshy Fig Cremation Jewelry

Grateful Glass

Grateful Glass, Inc. provides a beautiful array of hand-blown glass pendants infused with cremated remains.

Mapalife’s Pick: Glass pendant necklace in blue

Grateful Glass Cremation Jewelry

Cremation Diamonds

Cremation diamonds are a fast-growing trend in cremation jewelry. While this can be a bigger investment, it is one that beautifully encapsulates the beauty of a loved one. Like diamonds that come from the earth, cremation diamonds follow the same principles of diamond selection: Color, Cut, Carat, and Clarity. These principles create the cost structure and desirability of some diamonds over others.

Also like diamonds that come from the earth, manufactured cremation diamonds come in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. The beautiful part of this is selecting the perfect combination of attributes that complement your loved one best.

When choosing a cremation diamond company, there are a lot of well-established and reputable choices. Below is a comparison of three diamond creators we would recommend exploring before making your selection.

*For comparison’s sake, price of cremation diamond quoted is of a .2 carat, colorless diamond.

Heart In Diamond
  • .25 CT at $3,415*
  • 3-4 months to make
  • Can provide ash or hair
  • Payment plan available
  • Authenticity guarantee provided, including official GIA grading report on diamonds over .25CT
  • Diamonds recognized by: European Gemological Laboratory (EGL), the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), or the International Gemological Institute (IGI)
LifeGem
  • .2 CT at $3,499*
  • 6-9 months to make
  • Must provide 8oz. of ashes
  • Authenticity guarantee provided, each diamond inspected by GIA graduate
  • Can order official GIA grading report
Cremation Solutions
  • .2 CT at $3,499*
  • 6-9 months to make
  • Can provide ash or hair
  • This company also provides cremation crystals as an affordable alternative to a cremation diamond.