If you are dealing with the loss of someone close to you, then we at Valley of Life know just what you are going through. The grief that one feels when their significant other, friend, or relative dies is overwhelming. While some people suggest moving on is the best way to go about grieving, keeping the memory of a lost loved one close is a practice that has been done for ages. Memorial jewelry, for example, is a way of keeping your loved one close to you even in death. Memorial jewelry is a safekeeping place for the ashes, or other remains, of a loved one who has passed on. Some choose to wear memorial jewelry in the form of necklaces, bracelets, and rings, while others may display their memorial jewelry in their home. Whatever the case, memorial jewelry is a great way to remember the passed, and to keep them with you at all times if you so choose.
The practice of memorial jewelry is not new, however, as it is thought to have been around since about the 15th century. During those days, memorial jewelry was composed out of strands of human hair and made into things such as bracelets. Hair was used for its ability to tolerate through centuries without deterioration. Those who wore memorial jewelry were typically the wealthy, as the jewels used for such memorials were much too expensive for the average person to afford. For this reason, there have been many famous figures in history that have kept memorial jewelry, such as Queen Victoria. Even to this day memorial jewelry can still be found made in this way, though it is not as popular as it once was.
What is more common nowadays is to carry the ashes of a loved one inside pieces of memorial jewelry crafted from sterling silver and other materials. An example of modern day memorial jewelry is memorial necklaces with compartments that are securely sealed to prevent the ashes from suddenly falling out. Perhaps the most common form of memorialization is the decorative urn. Many people have special places set aside in their home that pay tribute to the deceased, with the decorative urn displayed adjacent to photos and other items that are of importance to the life of the passed.
At ValleyofLife.com you will be able to find a large selection of memorial jewelry to honor the memory of a loved one is no longer with us. We offer several different types of memorial jewelry that are of a high quality but are also very affordable. The memory of your loved one can live on in your heart forever with a sacred piece of memorial jewelry to honor their memory.
Types of Memorial Jewelry
The Large Crystal Heart is one of our most highly valued pieces of memorial jewelry in stock. This heart locket is made from crystal and comes with a 20 inch silver chain, and is perfect for containing a portion of the ashes, or tiny keepsakes belonging to your lost loved one. You can also choose to have your memorial crystal heart engraved with a special or memorable saying. Perhaps a line from a poem that reflects the life of the person you are honoring. The large crystal heart is only $39.95, and is delivered free in the United States.
The Purple Passion Cylinder memorial jewelry piece is made from polyester resin and stainless steel. Similar to the crystal heart, it is perfect for holding small keepsakes or remains of your loved one. It can also be engraved with a saying of your choice up to 4 lines with 25 characters each.
These are just a few of the great memorial jewelry items that you can find through ValleyofLife.com. You can peruse the site for a complete list of all the memorial jewelry offered and see what is right for you to honor the memory of your lost loved one.
While the concept of keeping a dead one’s ashes with you may be a bit taboo today, it has been around for many years. Memorial jewelry is a tradition that societies all around the globe have partaken in for centuries. From conquerors to rulers of nations, memorial jewelry has been worn to commemorate the memory of fallen comrades for ages. It is an honorable way to always remember those you have lost, and to keep them with you in spirit wherever you go. In fact, it is really no different than going to a grave site to “speak” to a lost loved one. However, by wearing memorial jewelry you will keep them with you to talk with them whenever you so choose.