Our Tip of the Week: One of the great benefits of cremation is that you can carry the memory of your loved one — a person or pet — with you in a very tangible way. Memorial jewelry, popular in the Victorian era and still a highly valued concept by many, features cremains (ashes) or hair beautifully set in a variety of materials including but not limited to wood, glass and precious metals.
How-to Suggestion: There are several independent artists creating memorial jewelry today; with a simple online search, you might find someone local to your area. Touch Wood Memorial Rings are a beautiful example, and are made sustainably at the off-grid Meadow Ranch in central British Columbia, Canada. Memorial jewelry pieces can easily become special heirloom gift items and offer an opportunity to both remember the past and think forward regarding how your loved one’s memory will be passed on to future generations.