We’ve all heard the adage, “dogs are a mans best friend.” Those of us who are dog lovers get this, and not just a best friend but they often become family. When the time comes to say goodbye to such beloved visitors in our lives, many people are left wondering how to best honor their memory and what to do with their remains. Traditionally many have scattered their ashes. Letting them return to the wild in such a manner can be a good way to say a final goodbye. But not everyone is ready for such a final goodbye. Healing is a very individual process. This is why many are turning to our pet cremation jewelry as a way to keep their furry partners close to their hearts and their memories present in their minds.
What is Pet Cremation Jewelry?
Dog urn jewelry, or dog cremation jewelry is a way to carry your beloved pet's ashes with you wherever you go in a discrete, subtle and elegant manner. They are available in a variety of finishes like rose, white or yellow gold or black electroplated 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, earrings, rings or keychain pendants. 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 You Fill A Cremation Urn Jewelry Piece?
Filling cremation jewelry is simple, however, it might not be for everyone. Keep in mind its usually much easier than most people envisioned, but for those who feel like they might struggle with it, a vet clinic or crematorium would be happy to help with the process. 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. All of our pet urn jewelry comes with a small funnel that can be discarded after filling. Using this funnel and a disposable spoon, scoop a small amount of your pet's ashes into the charm via the funnel. A metal pin is included that can be used to help ashes feed through the funnel as well as remove any air pockets from the urn. The final step is to firmly reset the screw. Once done, discard the funnel, spoon, and pin. The screw rarely comes loose but if a more permanent seal on a pendant is desired, 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?
Lots of our customers choose to put fur, crushed flowers, your pets favorite dry food 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 to remember their loved one is entirely up to them. However, if it is important to memorialize other such items, there are small urns available with several times more holding 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. Many of our visitors use the “gut feeling” technique, meaning, the first item you see that reminds you of your loved one is usually the best one. 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. There are many engraving shops in almost every town that can help you decide exactly what to put on your new piece of urn jewelry.
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 Cherished Emblems can guide you through the memorial selection and purchase processes. If you would like help, just call us or chat with us through the site's chat feature. We will ask 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 rest assured that your Cherished Emblems purchase is one that you will cherish for many years to come.