Can Jewellery be Cremated? – EverWith®

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Can Jewellery be Cremated?

When a loved one passes away, it's natural to want to honour their memory in a meaningful way. For many people, wearing a piece of their loved one's jewellery can provide comfort and a sense of connection.

But what happens when it's time to say goodbye? Can jewellery be cremated along with the deceased?

The answer to this question is not a simple yes or no. It depends on the type of jewellery and the materials it is made of. While some jewellery can be safely cremated, others may not withstand the intense heat of the cremation process.

What types of jewellery can be cremated?

Generally, jewellery made of precious metals like gold, silver, and platinum can be safely cremated. These metals have high melting points and are able to withstand the extreme temperatures of the cremation chamber.

⚠️ Please note: Gemstones or other embellishments on the jewellery may not survive the process.

What types of jewellery should not be cremated?

Jewellery made of materials like glass, plastic, or wood should not be cremated. These materials can melt, release toxic fumes, or cause damage to the cremation chamber. It's always best to consult with a funeral professional to determine if a specific piece of jewellery is suitable for cremation.

What are the alternatives?

If you have a piece of jewellery that is not suitable for cremation, there are alternative options available. One option is to have the jewellery melted down and transformed into a new piece that can be worn or kept as a keepsake. This allows you to preserve the sentimental value of the jewellery while still honouring your loved one's memory.

Another alternative is to have the jewellery professionally cleaned and polished, and then display it in a special memorial box or frame. This way, you can still have the jewellery close to you as a reminder of your loved one, without risking damage or loss during the cremation process.

💍Another idea? You can have professionally made memorial jewellery. This is done by using a small amount of your loved ones ashes, and having them placed in a piece of your choice. 

Consult with a professional

When it comes to making decisions about cremation and jewellery, it's always best to consult with a funeral professional. They have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the process and help you make the best choice for your situation. They can also provide you with information about any local regulations or restrictions that may apply.

Remember, the most important thing is to find a way to honour your loved one's memory that feels right for you. Whether that means cremating their jewellery, transforming it into something new, or finding another way to keep it close like memorial jewellery. Trust your instincts and do what brings you comfort and peace.

Contact EverWith today to investigate how they can help you keep your love one close with their memorial jewellery.