Memorial Jewelry & Remembrance Necklaces: A Touching Way to Keep Your Loved Ones Close

Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things we can ever go through. It's disorienting and the pain of loss can be overwhelming. One way to keep their memory alive and close to your heart is through memorial jewelry, such as remembrance necklaces. These beautiful pieces not only serve as a touching tribute to your loved one but also provide comfort during the grieving process. 

  1. What is memorial jewelry?

Memorial jewelry, also known as memory jewelry or bereavement jewelry, is a type of jewelry specifically bought or designed to honor and remember a loved one who has passed away. These pieces often incorporate personal elements related to the deceased, such as their ashes, a lock of hair, or even their fingerprint. Memorial necklaces, in particular, are popular choices because they allow the wearer to keep their loved one close to their heart.

  1. What are the different types of memorial necklaces?

There are several types of memorial necklaces available to commemorate your loved one:

  • Cremation jewelry: These necklaces contain a small compartment to hold a portion of your loved one's ashes, providing a tangible way to keep them close at all times.

  • Photo lockets: These traditional pieces feature a small compartment for holding a photograph of the deceased, allowing you to keep their image close to your heart.

  • Fingerprint jewelry: These necklaces feature an engraved or embossed representation of your loved one's fingerprint, creating a deeply personal and unique memorial.

  • Customized pieces: Many jewelers offer the option to create a bespoke memorial necklace, incorporating elements such as initials, birthstones, or meaningful symbols to represent your loved one.

  1. How do I choose the right memorial necklace?

Choosing the perfect memorial necklace involves several considerations:

  • Personal style: You'll want something you feel comfortable wearing.  Some people prefer pieces that obviously in memory because they are stamped with names, dates or sentiments. Other's choose pieces that are less obvious.

  • Connection to the one who has died: Consider a piece that reflects your loved one's personality, interests, or the unique bond you shared.

  • Material and quality: Our memorial jewelry is made of, such as sterling silver or plate gold, to ensure the necklace lasts and maintains its beauty over time.

  • Budget: Memorial necklaces are available at various price points, so consider your budget when making your selection.

  1. How do I care for my memorial necklace?

Proper care and maintenance are essential to ensure your memorial necklace remains a beautiful tribute to your loved one:

  • Clean regularly: Gently clean your necklace using a soft cloth and, if necessary, mild soap and water. Avoid harsh chemicals, which can damage the materials.

  • Store safely: When not being worn, store your necklace in a jewelry box or soft pouch to protect it from scratches and other damage.

  • Remove during activities: To minimize the risk of damage, remove your necklace during activities like swimming, exercising, or sleeping.

  1. What do I do with a loved ones jewelry after they die?

There are options for a loved ones jewelry when they die:

  • To cherish your deceased loved one's memory, consider repurposing their jewelry into a new piece that you can wear, such as a remembrance necklace or a custom charm bracelet. My mom had a neckace cut down into 4 ankle bracelets for her teenage granddaughters.
  • Consider passing the jewelry down to family members as a meaningful heirloom, thus keeping your loved one's memory alive through generations.

Memorial jewelry, remembrance necklaces & bracelets are a heartfelt and meaningful way to keep the memory of your loved one close to your heart. With proper care and maintenance, your memorial necklace can serve as a beautiful reminder of your loved one for years to come.

Memorial jewelry offers a tangible source of comfort and a constant reminder of the love and connection that endures beyond their physical presence.