Ashes To Dust: A Closer Look At The Options For Treasuring Your Loved Ones Cremated Remains


When a loved one makes the choice to be cremated, it leaves you with the personal responsibility of taking care of their ashen remains once they are gone. While most people envision keeping cremains stored in a small box or vase type urn, there are many more options available that may be much more desirable. Not everyone likes the idea of just keeping cremated ashes sitting on a shelf for display. If your loved one does not get the chance to make any designations on their own before their passing, there are a few creative cremains treasuring options to consider.  

Have your loved ones cremated remains stored in keepsake jewelry. 

One of the biggest challenges that can come with simply storing cremated remains in an urn is that the remains will be taken over by one family member alone when there may be several descendants, friends, or relatives who will feel left out. Cremation keepsake jewelry is a god option in cases where there is more than just one remaining family member. The ashes can be equally divided between several pieces of jewelry, which each contain a small capsule where the ashes are held. cremation jewelry can come in the form of necklace pendants, bracelets, and even keychains. 

Opt to have the ashen remains transformed into gemstones.

Through a specialized process using high heat and chemical components in a lab, cremated remains can actually be transformed into gemstones that make incredible keepsakes. In fact, the cremated remains can be used to make several gemstones that can be either implemented into jewelry pieces or handed over to the surviving close relatives for safe keeping in their jewelry box. Cremation gemstones can be a range of brilliant colors from golden yellow to pale blue and make a fascinating alternate choice to the traditional storage urn. 

Hire a cremation artist to create a painting with your loved one's remains.

Once you have the cremated remains in your possession, you can choose to hire a skilled artist to paint a portrait of your loved one or favorite scene using the ashes. The remains can be mixed with quality oil and acrylic paints and used directly on a canvas to create amazing works of art that will memorialize your loved one for many years down the road. Cremation paintings are also bound to become a prized family heirloom to be handed down through the generations. 


25 April 2016

Have You Planned for Your Future?

When my father passed away a year ago, my mother didn't have any problems with the funeral or burial. My father planned his funeral in advance. He didn't want to burden my mom with any problems during her time of grieving. That hit me. I realized that I didn't have any plans for my own future, which would make it even harder on my wife and kids. So, I contacted a funeral home online and requested information about burial services. The funeral home provided me with many options that I could afford to pay over time or upfront. My wife also helped select burial plots for us because we didn't want to be separated — even after death. I encourage you to read through my blog. It offers great tips and advice on how to plan for your own future. Don't wait. You never know what life holds for you.