Pets are more than simple animals who share our space. They are our companions, our friends, members of our family. When the time comes to say goodbye to such beloved fixtures in our homes, many people are left wondering what to do with their pet's remains. The thought of scattering ashes into the wild may appeal to many, but the finality of saying goodbye in such a manner is often difficult. This is why many are turning to pet cremation jewelry as a way to keep their furry family members close to their hearts.
What is Pet Cremation Jewelry?
Pet cremation jewelry, or pet urn jewelry is a way to carry your beloved pet's ashes with you wherever you go. Subtle and elegant in a variety of finishes, these pieces are designed to hold very small amount of your pet’s cremated ashes and be worn as a pendant on a necklace, or as a charm on a bracelet. These pieces of jewelry allow family members to share the memory of their pet, as they individually hold a fraction of the pet's ashes. Best of all, they give grieving pet parents an opportunity keep the memory of their pet with them long after their ashes are placed in an urn or scattered in a favorite, memorable spot.
How Do My Pet's Ashes Get Into the Jewelry?
The process of filling a piece of pet cremation jewelry is simple, but should you feel uncomfortable doing so, your local crematory can help. While each piece is unique, there are a few general guidelines that pertain to all items. First, open the jewelry using the enclosed tools or a small screwdriver. Most pet urn jewelry come with a small funnel that can be discarded after filling. Using this funnel and a disposable spoon, spoon a small amount of your pet's ashes into the charm via the funnel. Use a toothpick to guide any ashes into the chamber then discard the funnel, spoon, and toothpick. In order to maintain a more permanent seal on a pendant, place a small drop of permanent adhesive onto a second toothpick and spread it on the threads of the cap. Securely replace the cap or screw.
Can I Only Put Ashes Into My Pet Cremation Jewelry?
Fur, crushed flowers, or even a small amount of dirt from a favorite outdoor location can be put into pet cremation jewelry. However, it is important to note that most pendants and charms hold a very small volume. At less than 1 cubic inch, many pieces are designed to fit 1/4 to 1 teaspoon of cremated remains. How a person uses that space is entirely up to them. However, if it is important to memorialize other such items, beautiful pet urns in different sizes and designs are available with a larger storage capacity.
How Do I Select the Right Pet Urn Jewelry?
Selecting the right pet urn jewelry for memorializing your furry loved one can be a daunting task, however, it comes down to a matter of taste. From solid gold keepsake beads to sterling silver heart pendants, there are a variety of designs and finishes on the market, not all of which are pet themed. First, decide whether you want your pet cremation jewelry to be gold, silver, or gold plate. Then, decide where and how you are going to wear your memorial. Pendants for necklaces and charms for bracelets make meaningful memorials for both men and women. Many of the cremation jewelry charms can be worn with your favorite brand named bracelet and charms.
Finally, the style of the memorial comes into play. Pet themed options are available, but you are certainly not limited to pieces with paws. Modern teardrop shapes, subtle beads, or classic heart-shaped pendants are available. Finally, many jewelry items can be personalized with your pet’s name, making it a personal, heirloom keepsake.
Help! I Am Still Too Overwhelmed to Make These Decisions!
Asking a person to make a design decision when they are still reeling from the loss of their pet is daunting, at best. However, the experts at Modern Memorials can guide you through the memorial selection and purchase processes. You will be asked questions about your design taste, your wishes for memorializing your pet in jewelry, and your budget. With free shipping and returns, as well as detailed instructions on what to do with the ashes once the jewelry arrives, you can be rest assured that your Modern Memorials purchase is one that you will cherish for many years to come.