Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Cremation Jewellery

One of the most meaningful ways to hold onto the memory of someone who’s passed on, cremation jewellery is growing increasingly popular throughout the UK. A beautiful memento unlike any other in the world, a piece of cremation jewellery is truly unique and can be fully customized to represent the person or pet you want to remember.

What is cremation jewellery?

Cremation jewellery is a unique keepsake people use to honour loved ones who’ve passed away. Made from the cremated ashes of a family member, friend or a pet, this type of memorial jewellery allows someone’s memory to live on forever.

Cremation jewellery takes many different forms, from small containers used to hold ashes to glass pendants swirled with ashes and even genuine diamonds made from ashes.

How is diamond cremation jewellery made?

Due to their incredible durability and dazzling sparkle, many people are choosing to turn loved ones ashes into diamonds. Cremation diamonds share the same chemical markup and visual appearance as mined diamonds. This makes them genuine diamonds in every way possible.

This is how the cremation diamond process works:
  1. Pure carbon is extracted from the ashes.
  2. The carbon is combined with the diamond growing foundation. Over time, a unique crystalline matrix is formed.
  3. The matrix is placed inside an HPHT (High Pressure High Temperature) machine. This machine recreates the conditions for growing diamonds which occur naturally deep inside the earth. After several months, a diamond is born.
  4. Following the growing phase, specialists cut and polish your diamond according to your preferences.
  5. The diamond is then placed into the jewellery setting of your choice and delivered to your door.

What does cremation jewellery look like?

Cremation jewellery takes many different shapes and forms. From simple stud earrings, glistening chokers and statement necklaces to subtle wedding bands, dazzling diamond rings and delicate bracelets, cremation jewellery is just as varied as any other type of jewellery.

Here are some examples of beautiful cremation jewellery:

A set of diamond stud earrings, with a blue centre diamond and a halo of white diamonds in 18k white gold.

A solitaire ring with a red diamond, 9k yellow gold band and 9k white gold prongs.

A single pendant necklace with an orange-yellow diamond in a 9k yellow gold setting.

Because there are so many different styles of cremation jewellery, you can tailor your unique piece to perfectly represent the person or pet you want to honour.

For example, if you’re creating a set of diamond earrings from the ashes of your ginger cat, you can choose orange-yellow diamonds to represent the fur. Alternatively, if you’re making a keepsake of your mother who used to have silver-white hair, you can choose white gold as the metal setting.

How much does it cost?

Cremation jewellery is a lot more affordable than many people think. At Heart In Diamond, one of the leading cremation diamond manufacturers in the UK, diamond prices start at just £515.

To make cremation diamond jewellery even more affordable and accessible, the company also offers flexible payment plans so you can spread the cost of your beautiful keepsake for up to 24 months without incurring any interest charges.

A burial costs an average of £5,033 in the UK, while a cremation costs an average of £3,885. This is a difference of £1,148. This means that you could have your loved one cremated and turn their ashes into a unique piece of cremation jewellery while still spending less money than you would on a burial.

Why are people choosing cremation jewellery?

Cremation jewellery helps many people work their way through the grieving process and come out on the other side stronger. The act of designing a unique piece of jewellery so it represents the appearance and the character of the person you want to remember is incredibly healing.

Here are some of the most common reasons people choose cremation jewellery


  1. Have someone be there on a special day. People often make cremation diamonds out of the ashes of parents or grandparents. This way, they can still be a part of major life events, such as weddings and births.
  2. Pass on through the family. Because diamonds are ever-lasting, making a piece of cremation jewellery is a wonderful way of ensuring someone’s memory lives on. You can pass the diamond down through generations, so the person is never forgotten.
  3. Create a family heirloom. Cremation diamonds can be used to create an incredible one-of-a-kind piece of jewellery. Every time a member of the family passes on, a diamond can be added to the piece of jewellery, creating a meaningful heirloom.
  4. Keep them close forever. A cremation diamond provides a tactile keepsake you can physically touch whenever you feel lonely. This way, you’ll always feel close to the person you’ve lost.

A beautiful way to keep their memory alive

Cremation jewellery is the perfect solution for when you’re not ready to say goodbye. Focusing your time and attention on creating a unique diamond from the ashes of someone you shared a connection with makes the grieving process easier to handle. Not only does designing a piece of memorial jewellery act as a type of therapy, but it also results in an elegant piece of jewellery you can cherish forever.

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