Over the last few decades, there have been many changes in urns and cremation services. These changes have opened the door for an increasing number of more personalised ways to keep your loved one’s cremains safe and cherished. If you are looking for something that is different and more unique than the traditional options, here are a few unique cremation keepsakes to consider.
One of the more unique options that people are moving toward are biodegradable urns. These urns are made of compostable material and will degrade naturally into the soil. They can be placed in most areas, do not cause the ashes to scatter and can be part of a memorial site as well. There are several options available.
The most common biodegradable urns allow you to have the ashes placed along with soil and a tree seed inside of a compostable urn. The urn is then placed in the ground and allowed to grow. Then, the cremains will blend in with the compostable material. Other options include urns that can be placed in the ocean and gardening urns to be placed in garden compost and used in memorial flower beds.
Statuary urns are unique options that allow you to have cremains placed in statues instead of traditional urns. These statues come in a wide variety of options including angels, religious sculptures, crosses and personalised made-to-order designs. These urns can be placed in your home or in a special memorial garden depending on the cremation service options you choose.
The statues have a small opening on the back or bottom. This opening allows you to place the cremains safely in the statue. However, there are some statue urn options that allow you to have the ashes mixed in with the statue material. This makes a solid statue that incorporates the ashes easily and safely.
Diamond Jewelry Sets
An option that some people are considering for a cremation keepsake are diamond jewellery sets. These sets are unique and ideal for families with multiple children who want a portion of the cremains. The sets can be purchased in various forms with personalised options as well. There are also options for loose cremation diamonds to be created and placed in the settings you prefer.
The jewellery sets are made from cremated ashes. The ashes are taken and pressed into the diamonds. You can choose from clear, yellow, red, blue or green. There are other options available depending on the company you use for your jewellery setting. The ashes can be shipped by your cremation representative and mailed to you when completed.
Cremation jewellery is as unique as the person wearing it and the cremains it contains. The jewellery can range from simple sterling silver tube-like designs to lockets and glass. There are several companies that make this type of jewellery and make it available to the general public. Some of the jewellery also offers the option using the ashes to create the jewellery itself.
If you are seeking a personalised and unique option for cremation jewellery, consider a glass-blown option. The glass is blown with the ashes added throughout the process. The finished product is a unique design that is made to order and has the ashes inside of the glass itself. This is an interesting keepsake that even allows you to choose the glass colour and general design.
These are just a few of the unique cremation keepsakes that are available to choose from. If you want to see what options may be available for you specifically, contact Cremations Only and speak to a representative. We can help with options, pricing and pre-planning.