What do colours mean when choosing memorial jewellery?
Colours are a personal decision when choosing the resin for your special piece of jewellery. Aside from being aesthetically pleasing to look at, it is said that colours also possess deeper meanings that you might want to consider when deciding on a colour. Colours evoke emotion and create connections, which is why it is so important to know all the details about the colour you’re considering for your piece.
While some colours might bring you closer to your faith or spirituality, others might encourage positivity and motivation. Knowing what various colours mean can be both important and exciting when making this decision. At Ever With, we offer twelve different resin colours: Blue, Aqua, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red, Pink, Purple, Black, White, Transparent, and Violet.
Typically, blue is associated with peace, serenity, knowledge and significance. Traditionally blue is the main symbol of truthfulness and purity, loyalty and compassion. The colour blue is seen all around us in nature; in the sky and the oceans, which could be seen as extremely comforting. Aqua, a form of blue, is also believed to help with emotional healing and gives the wearer a form of protection.
As the colour of balance and harmony, green is known for growth, renewal and rebirth. According to tradition, the colour green can help to restore one’s energy after a great loss. Many people have said that this colour can work as a shelter from the day-to-day pressures of life and make you feel more grounded.
Yellow is the colour of value and joy. Being the nearest colour to sunlight, it has strong connections with spring and summertime, which might bring you warmth no matter the season. As one of the most vibrant colours, yellow might be worn to symbolise confidence and certainty in one’s self.
Given that orange is a combination of red and yellow, it gives off a light and warm feeling. Orange is the colour of ambitiousness and pride – while also being heavily associated with sunlight, cheerfulness and warmth.
Warmth, excitement, power, strength, love and passion come to mind when thinking of the colour red. Historically, red has been used to represent royalty and triumph after a difficult battle. Although, in recent times, red is used to symbolise more romantic and passionate emotions.
Pink has romantic, loving and intimate connotations; however, the colour is far more than this. Pink is a thoughtful, caring and tender colour which can emphasise empathy, sensitivity, compassion and love. We believe pink to be the colour of unconditional love and understanding.
Regal, royal and brave; purple holds a number of different meanings, which have developed over the years. However, purple has very strong religious connotations, as it has been used throughout history as half-mourning (the period after the initial loss). Although this colour is deeply religious, not everyone sees it this way. In fact, purple can also symbolise mystery and curiosity as well.
Black and White
Black can help people to realise perspective in life, which might help you in a time of great loss. White, on the other hand, is associated with goodness and innocence – the colour of perfection and successful new beginnings.
The colour violet is the colour of imagination and spirituality. Traditionally, violet can help to stimulate imagination and inspire ideals. This colour, particularly, represents dreams and, particularly, the future. Violet is a very soothing colour, which might have something to do with its spiritual connections.
Transparency, in our opinion, is open to interpretation; it can be as complicated or simply pure as you like. What we love about the transparent resin is it takes on any colour and can be matched with any outfit or occasion of your choosing.
Although each colour has its own traditional ‘meaning,’ it is still so important to choose a colour that resonates with you. Despite their meanings, if they hold emotional value to you and your loved ones personally, that is all that matters. We are always available to chat to you with regards to colours and can find the perfect one to capture whatever you wish to represent. You can learn more about our creation process here.
By Rebecca Thomas