How to Fill Cremation Jewellery?

Filling cremation jewellery is a deeply personal and respectful way to keep a piece of your loved one close to you. This guide is designed to help you through the process with care, offering step-by-step instructions and tips to ensure the memory of your loved one is preserved with the dignity they deserve.

Filling your cremation jewellery

Cremation jewellery comes in many forms, including necklaces, bracelets, and rings, each with a small compartment to hold ashes. Before you begin, ensure the jewellery is undamaged and clean. You will need a small funnel or a piece of folded paper, and a wooden toothpick might be helpful if the ashes need to be gently pressed into the compartment. 

  1. Preparing the Ashes: If the ashes are too coarse, you can grind them into a finer powder using a mortar and pestle. This step is crucial for making the ashes easier to handle and ensuring they fit into the small compartment of your jewellery. 
  2. Filling the jewellery: Carefully unscrew the compartment of your jewellery by hand, a pincer might damage the jewellery. Using a small funnel or a folded piece of paper, gently pour the ashes into the compartment. It’s advisable to perform this over a large piece of paper to catch any spills. 
  3. Securing the Ashes: Once the compartment is filled, check that no ashes are stuck to the threads where the screw top will go. You can close it once without glue to make sure everything fits properly. If satisfied, apply a small drop of glue to the screw thread and then close it securely. This will prevent the compartment from opening and ensure the ashes remain inside. 
  4. Final Touches: After the glue has dried, clean any excess off the jewellery. It’s now ready to wear, but remember to handle it with care, especially avoiding water, as most cremation jewellery is not entirely waterproof.

Caring for your cremation jewellery

To maintain the integrity of the jewellery and the ashes within, there are some care instructions you should follow:

  • Avoid water exposure: Keep your jewellery dry and remove it before showering, swimming, or engaging in activities that could expose it to water.
  • Clean gently: Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the jewellery. Harsh chemicals or abrasive materials can damage both the jewellery and the ashes inside.
  • Wear with care: Understand that while durable, cremation jewellery is a precious item that should be treated with the utmost respect and care.

Filling cremation jewellery allows you to keep a tangible memory of your loved one with you at all times. It’s a meaningful way to memorialise someone who has passed, ensuring that they continue to be a part of your life. By following the steps outlined above, you can fill and care for your cremation jewellery, preserving the memory of your loved one with the respect and love they deserve.