Since the ashes can be scattered in a particular place or kept inside an urn, keeping a portion of your loved one stored in cremation jewelry.
Cremation Jewelry is any jewelry with an internal urn and a specific type of pendant made to hold a portion of cremated ashes. Others regard this piece of jewelry as remembrance jewelry or memorial jewelry to remember the family member or friend who passed away.
Losing someone you loved so much can be complicated but somehow, having a piece of them attached to you is another form of care that your mind can not easily forget. If you’re considering getting one, here are some ways to open and fill the cremation jewelry.
Opening a Cremation Jewelry
Set up first a well-lit environment and then figure out how the pendant opens. The pendant has different openings, but usually, there are two common ways you must open the jewelry, like locating the top opening bale or the threaded screw.
Knowing the Top Opening Bales
Often the cremation jewelry holds the necklace via the top opening bale where the chains/necklace. It is pretty straightforward on how to open the jewelry because you’re just unscrewing the whole bale.
Threaded Screw Openings
If you’re not into the top opening bales, the other way of opening the pendant is by having the screw opened.
The threaded screw openings have a relatively delicate screw than the bale ones. The screw is just a small one, and it requires opening and closing gently so that it won’t receive any damages as you do.
Now that you have it opened, filling the jewelry is the next thing to accomplish.
Filling the Cremation Jewelry
Filling the cremation jewelry is not as complicated as it should be. However, it would require many tools, especially with the ones that come in relatively small pendants.
Cremation jewelry has a specified small ash funnel so that it would be easy to transfer the ashes or anything related to your loved one. You may also use a paperclip or toothpick to make the transfer of the ashes easier.
Sealing the Cremation Jewelry
You can place back the screw or the bale to seal it shut. However, many want to keep it permanently closed, so they will need to have an adhesive.
The glue would seal the piece of jewelry in place, mainly if you chose the non-water-soluble bond with a good grip on its adhesiveness.
If you’re lucky, the manufacturers of your jewelry might give you an adhesive, but if not, you can easily purchase the ones available in the hardware stores.
Caring for Your Cremation Jewelry
And after sealing the cremation jewelry shut, it is essential to still take care of the piece of jewelry. Here are some advised ways to take care of it:
- Always polish it with a damp cloth, but not too harsh.
- Keep the necklace dry at all times.
- Steer away from water-involved activities, such as showering or swimming with the necklace.
- Do not expose cremation necklaces and pendants to chlorinated water, strong chemicals that can ruin it, any substances with sulfur, and even sweat.
Keeping your cremation jewelry is just as important as holding close the memory of your beloved ones. By having a piece of cremation jewelry, you also have to take care of it to make it last for a very long time.