Here at Artemis we can offer a wide choice of well designed, handmade cremation ashes jewellery made from loved one's ashes which serve as the most special of remembrances, keeping those we love close to our hearts and minds. No matter what personal material you would like to incorporate into your memorial jewellery: cremation ashes, soil or sand from a grave or a memorable place or even hair; we can work with all of them. We send guides on how you collect materials to you in your pack when you order. You can see our jewellery at our participating partners or our high street shop
How much ash do you need? We don't need much at all, a couple of heaped teaspoons is enough
Is it OK to mix ashes with other materials? Yes, samples can be mixed from any number of sources - its probably best if you send them separately and we mix them - you can mix types of samples too (ashes/hair, breast milk/hair, etc)
Can everything have the same colour tints? Ashes, breast milk, soil and sand all take up the tints similarly. Hair, flowers and fabric are best left natural unless they are to be mixed with a material that takes up the tint
What happens to the ashes you don't use? We return all unused material to you with your finished jewellery. The only exception is breast milk due to it's perishable nature
Can you take my sample? We would be pleased to help you take ash samples, but you would have to travel to our premises or one of our partner's premeises. Other samples you would need to take yourself or ask your undertaker to help.
How do I get my ashes/materials to you? If you can't visit us, we send you a pack which has all the information you need to collect samples and return them correctly to us in compliance with the couriers terms and conditions. This will safeguard your precious material. Undertakers and crematoria you used would also be pleased to take some samples for you - if you get them to contact us, we can liaise with them on your behalf.
I live far away, what happens if I don't bring my ashes/materials when I visit you? That's no problem, if you decide to purchase while you are with us, we will give you one of our packs so you can send us your sample(s)
Using your material to make the Ash-GemTM
Phoenix-Gem inset hearts in Aurora Potrait Pendant
Momento rings in gold and silver
Aurora and Teardrop pendants engraved with name or date
We can use a number of materials including cremation ashes, soil or sand from a grave or favourite place, lock of hair, fabric you may have or flowers from the funeral or a special place.
Each Ash-GemTM forms a tiny pattern unique to your material; a mosaic which can never be repeated and is protected and magnified by its bonded rock crystal or white sapphire to make the Ash-GemTM Rock Crystal or Ash-GemTM White Sapphire. The very nature of cremation ashes is that even the colour pigment is taken up differently for each sample and therefore each Ash-Gem has a different tone of the base colour.
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-GemTM, but if you don't want to it simply appears as a beautiful and unique stone in a quality, well designed and elegant pendant which you can wear every day.
Our Ash-Gem and Phoenix-Gem jewellery are perfectly desigined to hold unique remembrances of your loved ones. Whether you choose a necklace pendant, a ring, charms or earrings, each one can hold your treasured memories safely every day. Each peice of jewellery can be selected in any precious metal and with one of 12 colour tints allowing you to choose your's or your loved one's favourite colour or birthstone (hair is not tinted)- for more information see our colour tint section, Phoenix-GemTM and Stones We Can Use below. below.
Additionally we can incorporate an engraving on most of our jewellery, and you might choose to personalize your piece with a sentiment reflecting how you best remember your loved one - it might be their name, a special word or phrase. Our engraved jewellery does not necessarily have to have our Ash-GemTM within it made from the keepsakes in the infobox, it can be a simple medal or tag we can supply and engrave for you (coming soon).
We make cremation ash jewellery and memorial jewellery with the design and quality you would expect from a mainstream designer, providing a wide selection in our range with matching pieces at various price points which means there are several choices for you to select from.
Go to our keepsake and ashes jewellery using these links
Simply choose your favourite colour, or the colour of your loved one's birthstone - there are many different birthstone charts, traditional, ancient, modern, zodiac, astrological, etc that allow for different stones to be chosen. We have compiled a table of the most common for you below
We use Rock Crystal in all our pendants and earrings as standard. Our rings and charms use White Sapphire.
Rock Crystal Quartz is said to be crystal whose features can be more closely connected to the spiritual worlds than any other. A talisman of our most ancient ancestors, it is said that rock crystal emboldens its wearer, protects from bad dreams, removes stress, reduces headache and fever, helps to treat insomnia, simply place a piece of Rock Crystal under your pillow. Drinking from a crystal cup is said to protect from toothache. Rock Crystal also is said to help respiratory tract diseases in crystal healing therapies. Whatever the case for its alleged spiritual and healing properties, we use natural rock crystal to make Ash-GemTM Rock Crystal for its durability, adaptability and beauty in your pendant.
White Sapphire is a precious stone and one of the hardest stones used in jewellery. We use it in jewellery when the risk of damage is high, such as with rings and charms on bracelets. Sapphires were beleived to be the most powerful stones such that, in Greek and Roman legends, they thought the world was "set" on a giant blue sapphire and its reflection painted the sky blue. As it is a precious stone it carries a premium which is why we use lab grown white sapphire as standard, which is exactly the same as natural sapphire in composition and properties, but at an affordable cost. We can source natural sapphire and quote should you want us to. To make our rings and charms suitable for everyday wear, we use Ash-GemTM White Sapphire
Moonstone has a property which catches the light and casuses a schiller to appear on the surface called adularescence. This scattering of the light is reminiscent of moonbeams through a veil of clouds in dusky hues of blue, a phenomenon that led some cultures to believe the stone could capture moonlight within it depths. Associated with good luck and future vision, we use our Ash-GemTM Moonstone in pendants to partially see your ashes or other meterial captured in the beautiful schiller of cloudy moonstones. We can also use them in rings which you don't weaar every day so your special occasions are even more special. Ash-GemTM Moonstone is available now by special request
What is Phoenix-GemTM. We have developed a way of bonding the materials to metals too and some of our pendants can accept our Phoenix-Gem insets within them. At the moment we only have three pendants, our 20mm Classic Round, Portrait Oval and Cameo Oval pendants that we can inset Phoenix-Gem into, but we are working on other pieces specifically for Phoenix-Gem.
With Phoenix-Gem insets, you can choose a pattern or picture which allows you to partially see the bonded material, say cremation ashes, which can still be tinted to the colours we have shown above. This give the effect of a picture in a frame in the pendant. Below is a rotating image of our oval pendants inset with Phoenix-Gem.
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When you order one of our Phoenix-GemTM pendants, you will be directed to the options you can choose for the insets.