Cremation Jewelers makes custom jewelry and keepsakes using ashes from your loved one. We infuse the ashes with different colors of crushed opal or other semi-precious stones to design beautiful, wearable jewelry, allowing you to keep your departed loved one close.
We are located in Encinitas, California. Feel free to explore our website to see all the creations available, including wood rings, key chains, titanium rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, pendants, custom urns, and other keepsakes.
This journey truly started with my wife and her passion for animals. My wife, Betty, is a small animal veterinarian, and she has had a true love and appreciation for animals since she was in grade school. When I met her in 2008, I knew I had something special on my hands that I didn’t want to let go of. During that time, I spent countless hours at her veterinary office, watching her work her magic for people and their pets. In 2009, we tied the knot, and not long after, our son C.J. was born.... our little “peanut”. In 2012, I left my job, and we decided that I would be the stay-at-home parent.
Over the next few years, I would continue to assist Betty with her business wherever I could, from basic painting to renting floor buffers to remodeling parts of the veterinary hospital. In addition, I would often assist my wife when she would do a house call euthanasia for a client and their pet. Every time I would witness the ending of each special pet's life, it never got any easier. However, learning the circumstances for each pet owner’s decision to end their loved one's suffering brought some peace.
It also touched me to see how much they loved their companion. I realized that these animals were not just pets - they were members of the family. I enjoyed hearing stories of their lives together, from how they met to touching memories of travel and time well-spent. Often, the people will cradle them during the final moments, surrounded by pictures on the walls of their life together. Regardless of the pet's age, size, species, or breed, these companions are truly and deeply loved, and each will be missed terribly.
In 2017, my wife introduced me to a gentleman by the name of Mike. His new company, Guardian Angels, was chosen by Betty to help with the aftercare of these beloved animals. During the open house for Guardian Angels, I got to talking with him and noticed he offered a wide variety of services, including glass beads with ashes inside that owners could then wear around their necks as a keepsake. He shared that he would love to have someone fill a certain niche that many of his clients have been asking for: custom earrings made using their pet's cremains.
Even though it didn’t exactly fall in line with my passion for woodworking, I sat back and pondered on how I could help Mike out, as well as complement my wife’s business and passion for animals. I started to ask myself, is this something I can do? Would it allow me to still be a stay-at-home dad - something that I love being?
I started acquiring supplies and equipment and let my creative and engineer sides work together to create something unique and hopefully desired. I came up with designs for custom, personalized wood rings, titanium channel rings, earrings, key chains and pendants, all made with cremation ashes and Opal or Mother of Pearl combined. Ultimately, I hope to provide a cherished, one-of-a-kind, custom-made keepsake - a piece of jewelry that can allow someone to carry a piece of their loved one with them.
Thank you for considering allowing me to create something special for you!
History of Cremation Jewelry:
Cremation Jewelry has been worn more as a statement of love, memory, and grief. The documented history of cremation jewelry stretches back hundreds of years. Memorial jewelry for ashes, or called Cremation jewelry, holds a tiny amount of a loved one's ashes. This has become quite popular as a way to honor and remember that person or beloved pet.
Here at Cremation Creations, we provide an assortment premium cremation jewelry, cremation rings, pendants for ashes, urn necklaces for ashes, keepsake jewelry for ashes, and urn jewelry are available in hundreds of styles.
Can you do custom? Yes absolutely, in fact, every piece is a custom hand-crafted piece, and we only work on one item at a time to prevent any mistakes. Cremation Creations offers sterling silver, gold, rose gold, and other forms of jewelry. We have a direct established relationship with an extensive wholesale distributor that sales over 500 million worth of every year. They can provide us with the pieces and parts to make the items you seek.
Cremation Creations offers necklaces for ashes in a wide range of styles, shapes, and themes, so you are sure to find something that is elegant and meaningful.
If you do not have ashes we can still accommodate you, as cremation jewelry is not just for ashes.
1. Flowers - Place dried funeral flowers, scattering petals, a favorite flower, or maybe Forget-Me-Not flower petals encased within the piece.
2. Sand or Soil - A small pinch of soil from a meaningful place, graveside, cremation jewelry pendant to keep a memory alive. Maybe the pinch of soil can be from a place where you first met or were married?
3. Photograph & Lock of Hair- A small photo combined with a lock of hair instead of ashes.