Losing someone you love, be they a family member, friend, or beloved pet, is perhaps one of the most difficult things that you will ever have to face. You may never be able to fill the hole that the individual has left in your life, but you can try to ease some of your emotional pain by choosing to keep a part of them close to you at all times in one of our beautifully designed urn cremation necklaces.
A lifelong keepsake to cherish forever
Not to be confused with jewelry made out of the remains of a loved one, such as when ashes are compressed into diamonds or crafted into a piece of glass, cremation jewelry and the concept of carrying a portion of your loved one with you after their passing, has been around for many hundreds of years. In the 16th century, people carried with them a piece of jewelry called a ‘memento mori’ which when translated from the Latin means ‘remember that you must die’. Although these pieces of jewelry were not connected to the death of any single individual, in particular, they served as a reminder of the inevitability of death so that the wearer would approach each new day with vigor and as a blessing. Later, in 1861 the idea of cremation jewelry as we know it today was born, when Queen Victoria immortalized the memory of her dear husband, Prince Albert, by enclosing a lock of his hair alongside his picture in a locket that she then wore around her neck. As the years went by, people began to use other totems in their necklaces to help them to remember their loved ones, including their ashes, a practice that has grown in popularity until this very day.
Providing comfort and strength
Grief can be an all-consuming process and one that takes many years to heal from. Although no amount of cremation jewelry will ever bring a person or a beloved pet back, many people find that they are able to seek significant comfort from the knowledge that a small part of the one that they have lost lies close to their heart. As well as providing reassurance and comfort throughout the grieving process, many people also believe that wearing cremation jewelry can provide them with a sense of spiritual strength and power helping them through tough times and in many aspects of their daily lives. Because only a very small portion of the person’s ashes are actually encapsulated within a necklace urn, this means that multiple family members can benefit from the healing powers of cremation jewelry, feeling connected as one to the loved one that they have lost.
A design for every wearer and every personality
Unlike conventional urns, urn necklaces and other pieces of cremation jewelry have a special ability to capture the personality of the individual that has passed, adding to their sentimentality. Here at Cherished Emblems, we pride ourselves on offering one of the most diverse ranges of urn necklaces for both men, women, and children and have pieces available in hundreds of styles. Here is a small selection of the kinds of urn necklaces that we have available in our store, please do head over to our website to view the full collection in its entirety and to see the other styles of urn jewelry that we have available.
Cross-shaped necklace urns
Our varied selection or cross-shaped necklace urns come in a variety of finishes, including silver, gold, black, and rose gold, each designed to retain their finish without tarnishing. Whether you are looking for something plain and simple, embellished with a rhinestone, engraved or decorated, we have a style to suit you and the individual that you are commemorating. As well as the traditional Christian cross style, we also have a selection of Celtic inspired cross urns that are designed and decorated in the traditional way. In addition to necklace urns shaped like crosses, we also stock a number of other urn-necklace styles that incorporate the cross symbolism in other ways, for example as a decorative emblem.
A small selection of our cross-shaped necklace urns
Hobby shaped necklace urns
Hobbies and interests form a significant part of the personality of the departed, which makes them a great way to remember a loved one for eternity. Whether they were a keen hunter, followed a particular sport, played music, or loved to bake, we have a variety of hobby-shaped necklace urns that will help you to remember your loved one in relation to the thing they loved most. Some of the hobby-shaped pendants that we have available include, hunting knives, trains, cowboy boots, guitars, musical notes, baseballs, motorbikes, hunting bullets, and cakes to name but a few. As with all of our necklace urns, many of these designs come in a variety of different metals, including black, silver, gold, and rose gold.
A small selection of our hobby themed necklace urns
Animal shaped necklace urns
Whether it be your favorite animal, the favorite animal of the departed or a likeness of a cherished pet, animal-shaped necklace urns are a beautiful and more subtle way of commemorating your loved one and can be worn by all ages and genders. From traditional doves to cats, dogs, horses, turtles, butterflies, dolphins, and even dragons, we stock an eclectic range of animal-shaped urns in a number of different materials, styles, and sizes. Some of our animal-shaped necklace urns are also combined with other symbolic imagery such as hearts, wings, or the moon, making a sentimental keepsake that you can enjoy for many years to come. Whether you are looking for something plain, or something heavily embellished with rhinestones or decorative glass, we have animal-shaped pendants in all styles and metal colors.
A small selection of our animal shaped necklace urns
Spiritually shaped necklace urns
Regardless of your religion or beliefs, there is something very special about the commemoration of a loved one in the form of cremation jewelry. Whether it be a dove to symbolize the holy spirit, angel wings to symbolize closeness to god, fairies for magic, the moon for resurrection, or the tree of life for immortality, we have a beautiful collection of spiritually themed necklace urns in a wide variety of tastes and styles. Many of our symbolic necklace urns can also have more than one spiritual meaning, making them easy to adapt to your own beliefs and practices.
A small selection of our spiritually themed necklace urns
Glass necklace urns
In addition to our more conventional enclosed metal necklace urns, we also offer a small selection of glass cremation jewelry that comes in opaque and transparent varieties. Glass cremation jewelry is often preferred by those with metal allergies who need an alternative medium close to their skin, but can be worn by anyone who prefers its lightweight and delicate design. Our transparent glass urn selection gives you the ultimate closeness to your loved-ones ashes, enabling you to see them as well as to feel their weight around your neck. In our transparent collection, we have a couple of different styles, including minimalistic glass tubes and an intricate glass egg-timer which provides the perfect way to take a mindful moment as you watch the ashes fall gently through to the chamber below. For those who wish to retain a little more privacy, we have other urn necklaces that incorporate both metal and glass, providing a small window for the ashes to look out from, but remaining mostly enclosed. Several of our urn necklaces also incorporate glass into their decorations and we have a number of colorful Murano glass pendants including butterflies, teardrops, hearts, and crosses.
A small selection of our glass necklace urns
Pawprint and pet necklace urns
Losing a pet can be just as traumatic as losing a person, with many of us forming extremely special bonds with our animals throughout their lifetimes. Pet cremation is growing in popularity and as a result, we always ensure to have a variety of pet-themed cremation jewelry in our store at all times. Of course, any of our beautiful cremation jewelry can be used to hold the ashes of your beloved pet but if you would like to personalize your pendant then we also offer a range of pet-themed designs, including those that feature a paw print as well as those that are animal-specific and depict, cats and dogs, etc. When it comes to quality, rest assured that there is no difference between our ordinary necklace urn designs and those more specifically designed for pets, with all of our pendants created to last the test of time and never to tarnish even with constant wear. Some pet owners also like to buy a necklace urn to be worn on the collar of their pet’s favorite companion, allowing them to also carry a piece of their friend with them, wherever they go on to go. Because only a small amount of your pet’s ashes are enclosed within the necklace urn, this means that you are not limited by the size of your pet and so can carry a piece of them around with you whether they were very big or very small.
A small selection of our pet necklace urns
Engraved necklace urns
Words will always be a very powerful part of remembrance, which is why a selection of our pendant designs incorporate an engraving of some sort. We have urn-necklaces featuring single words such as ‘mum’, or ‘dad’, those that have short quotes such as ‘always by my side’ and others that feature longer engravings such as The Lord’s Prayer. In addition to the pre-engraved pieces, we also offer an engraving service allowing you to have your own custom engraving added to the back, or front, of any one of our suitable pieces. Whether it be their name, a quote, a favorite phrase, or a poem, engraving can be a magical way to personalize your urn necklace.