Modern Cremation Jewelry: Popular Designs for All Tastes
Today’s jewelry has come a long way since it was introduced in the mid-1990s. While traditional styles like a sterling silver heart or a simple cylinder remain perennial favorites, cremation jewelry’s growing popularity has inspired the creation of countless styles of cremation keepsakes in the form of memorial pendants, bracelets and key chains.
Symbolic Cremation Jewelry Designs
Designs based on religious or cultural symbols are powerful; they convey deeply held thoughts, feelings and beliefs at a time when words often fail. The following are common symbols in memorial jewelry:
Jewelry depicting a religious symbol can comfort family members by reminding them of the faith that will sustain them in their mourning. Religious symbols typically found on cremation jewelry are crosses and crucifixes, angels and celtic varieties.
The heart, a traditional symbol of love, is a beautiful reminder of a bond that cannot be broken, even by death. An ash pendant in the shape of a heart is a tender expression of love for the person whose ashes are held within.
A single teardrop is a simple, elegant design in cremation jewelry and a poignant expression of grief. A variety of styles of teardrops from slender to a much broader design with motif are available. Teardrops continue to be one of the most popular design choices available.
Circles or Infinity symbols
Cremation jewelry in the shape of a circle or the infinity symbol (figure eight) signifies eternal life and everlasting love.
Personalized Cremation Jewelry Designs
Other jewelry styles are based on the personality, profession or interests of the deceased. Cremation jewelry designs like those following help to tell a story about the life of the unique individual who has passed from this life.
- Sports themes – Golf balls and tees, basketballs, footballs and baseballs.
- Bullets and shotgun shells for hunters, gun enthusiasts, police officers and soliders.
- Cowboy boots and hats.
- Baby boots and teddy bears for children