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Memorial Jewelry Keeps Your Loved Ones Close

on Apr 29, 2016 2:02 PM

You can still picture the loops and swirls of your grandmother’s handwriting, forever emblazoned on a note with the homemade cookies she wouldn’t let you leave without.

Or on the birthday card she sent each year without fail, always scented with her signature perfume.

Memories like these will be forever ingrained in your mind.

What if you could keep these memories alive not only in your mind, but with jewelry?

The Infinite Possibilities of Memorial Jewelry

There are as many ways to commemorate a loved one as there are stars in the sky.  

Memorial jewelry can be personalized with signatures, inscriptions and even fingerprints. Or you could choose a more tangible reminder, like cremation ash jewelry.

Overwhelmed by seemingly infinite choices?

Your memorial jewelry will mean the most if it's a true reflection of the person you're commemorating.

Like a funky cuff you wear to remind you of your trendy Aunt Jenna or a simple locket that was always your Mom’s favorite.

The beauty of customized memorial jewelry is that each piece is as special as that person was to you.

Here are a few examples that blend sentimentality with modern fashion:

Signature Jewelry

Several Etsy jewelry designers specialize in engraving handwriting onto jewelry. They take a photo of an old letter, card or document with a message or signature on it and transform it into a beautiful piece of jewelry.


Handwriting Necklace Memorial Jewelry

Handwriting Necklace from MadisonHouseDesigns


Signature Bracelet Memorial Jewelry

Signature Bracelet from CaitlynMinimalist


Handwriting Cuff Memorial Jewelry

Handwriting Cuff from GracePersonalized


Fingerprint Jewelry

Another option is to send a scanned photo of your loved one's fingerprint via email and design a piece that’s as unique as the fingerprint itself.

This option requires a bit of advanced planning, but if you have the opportunity, you can capture a fingerprint with a kit from Brett & Jess or learn how to take a fingerprint with a pencil.


Fingerprint Necklace Memorial Jewelry

Fingerprint Necklace from GracePersonalized


Memories Past Pendant Memorial Jewelry

Fingerprint Pendant from Brent & Jess


Jewelry is more than metal and stone. It’s a part of you and represents the people and moments in your life that matter most.

Whether you’re looking for a unique gift for a grieving friend or a way to hold your own loved one near and dear, these examples are beautiful ways to keep your memories close.

Have other ideas for memorial jewelry? Tell us below!


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If you want to gift your loved ones, then yes jewelry is the best option. There are lots of designs available online from which you can easily select the best at a good price. Thanks for the designs shared with us.

silver pendants

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Thank you for the nice words! We agree, jewelry is always the best option. Have a great day.

Kristin Fencl

I love the silver pendant&the cuff bracelet#

Jeanne Arnold

Thanks Jeanne. We like those two, too! :)

Kristin Fencl

I love Fingerprint Necklace. Online jewellery is also a best way of shopping jewelry.

Cremation Jewelry

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Thanks for your comment. We like the fingerprint necklace too!

Kristin Fencl

Please can you give me some idea of your small size for cuff bracelet
Many thanks

Pamela Blake

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Hi Pamela, can you describe which cuff bracelet you are looking for? We do not sell them, but could point you in the direction of someone who might. Thanks!

Kristin Fencl

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