Forever Close: Exploring Cremation Ashes Rings
Holding the ashes of a loved one can be a source of comfort and remembrance. Some choose to keep them in an urn, while others seek a more personal way to keep them close. Enter ashes in jewellery – beautiful and enduring keepsakes that hold a part of your loved one with you wherever you go.
Can you put ashes in any ring?
The answer is not quite. While any ring can theoretically hold ashes, not all are suitable for the process. Here's what to consider:
- Material: Rings made from certain metals, like brass or copper, can react with cremains over time, causing discoloration or damage. Opt for precious metals like 925 sterling silver, 9ct gold, platinum.
- Design: Rings with hollow chambers or compartments specifically designed for ashes are ideal. Some rings have the ashes infused into resin or glass. I have a wide range of different designs available on this website.
- Professional services: While DIY kits exist, entrusting your loved one's ashes to a qualified jeweller specialising in memorial jewelry is highly recommended. They have the expertise, tools, and materials to create a lasting and cherished piece.
- Bespoke Service: I also offer a bespoke service, making your own idea or re-modelling your own family jewellery into a new piece.
How much does it cost?
The cost of an ashes ring depends on several factors:
- Material: Precious metals, vary in price from 925 sterling silver, 9ct gold, 18ct gold, and platinum.
- Design complexity: Intricate designs with gemstones or additional features will be more expensive than simpler, minimalist styles.
- Gemstones: Inculding diamonds, sapphires, emeralds or any semi-precious gemstone or non precious stone.
Generally, expect to pay anywhere from £120 to £2,000 or more, depending on your chosen specifications. All my designs are priced on this website, so please browse the collection pages.
How long does it take?
The creation time for an ashes ring can vary, depending on how busy I am when you order. You can find the current estimated completion guide, just above the "add to cart" button on each product page.
Ultimately, creating an ashes ring is a deeply personal decision. Carefully consider your budget, desired design, and the comfort level you have with entrusting your loved one's remains to a professional. Remember, the cost and timeline are secondary to the profound sentiment and everlasting connection this unique piece represents.
Do you have any further questions about ashes in jewellery or the process involved? Feel free to get in touch. Let's continue the conversation and explore this meaningful way to keep loved ones close.