The Ash-GemTM can be tinted using natural colour pigments for a palette of colours. We have developed colour tints to match the natural gemstones that mirror the birthstones for each month according to the ancient, modern, astrological and zodiac birthstone charts.
Our standard Ash-GemTM can be made in 12 colour tints. Each Ash-Gem forms a tiny pattern unique to your material; a mosaic which can never be repeated. The very nature of your ash is that even the colour pigment is taken up differently for each sample and therefore each Ash-GemTM has a different tone of the base colour (please note: due to the nature of hair or fur, we do not advise coloured tints so it is only available as natural).
The net result is a beautiful gem as unique as your loved one. If others comment on your pendant, you may choose to tell them about your Ash-Gem, but if you don't want to it simply appears as a beautiful and unique stone in a quality, well designed and elegant piece of jewellery which you can wear every day.
Aquamarine: the March birthstone; it is said to bring balance and peace into the lives of those who own it. Aquamarine is a green blue, whose tint elicits a peaceful tranquility with its resemblance to the colour of the ocean. The colour blue relates to the throat chakra and it it symbolises self expression, expression of truth, creative expression and communication.
Amethyst: the birthstone of February is associated with qualities of peace, courage and stability. It is the colour of the third eye chakra and it evokes intuition, extrasensory perception and inner wisdom. A great healing stone and colour, it is meditative and calming which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to promote calm.
Citrine: the planetary birthstone for August; its sunshine yellow colour is of the solar plexus chakra and it symbolises mental activities, intellect and personal power
Diamond: is the birthstone of April and is associated with fidelity, although they are said to imbue courage and help face any problem. Diamond is also considered to be the ultimate healing stone.
Emerald: the birthstone of May is the gem of joy, positivity, true love, fidelity, fertility and birth. Green is the colour of the heart chakra, and it is connected with love, relating, integration, and compassion.
Golden Topaz. This birthstone of November, is associated with is the colour of the solar plexus chakra and it symbolises mental activities, intellect, personal power
Onyx. Although it is black, this stone is said to confer goodwill and confidence. It is also referred to by some cultures as a memory stone as it holds memories and secrets within it. It is the birthstone for July.
Opal: the birthstone for October. This wonderful stone contains many colours and is said to contain the essence of the sun and the moon, encourage wonderful dreams and positive change.
Pearl: the birthstone of June. Pearls have affinity to the moon, femininity, and fertility of the mind and body. Truly soothing, and pure, White is the colour of the crown chakra (seventh chakra); it is associated with the universal connection with spirituality and consciousness.
Peridot: September birthstone. Green is the colour of the heart chakra, and it is connected with love, relating, integration, compassion. Peridot is a confidence booster, a realise for toxins and anger, a stone which will bring clarity to you.
Ruby: The December birthstone is Red, and is the colour of the root chakra (first chakra); it symbolises safety, survival, grounding and nourishment from the Earth energy.
Sapphire. Blue sapphire is the stone of inspiration, and the birthstone for January in the modern chart. The colour blue relates to the throat chakra and it it symbolises self expression, expression of truth, creative expression and communication.
Our tinting process uses mineral pigments which are taken up, similar to the way a dye is taken up, into the substrate used. In this case, the substrate is usually cremation ash which in our experience is rarely uniform across, or even within samples. We have made many tests with many different samples and have chosen our colour tints for their apparent uniformity across samples. However, it should be pointed out that the colour tints are literally “tints” as, whilst we can uniformly apply them to the substrate and adjust them by eye to our standard, we cannot change the actual colour of the substrate itself which can vary quite markedly from very dark to very light. The contrast between the sample and the tint is the factor which determines the final outcome of the visible tint - in other words, the tint is applied evenly across the sample used, but its visible intensity is governed by the texture and contrast of the substrate which is completely out of our control.