6 Types of Cremation Ash Earrings (And Where to Buy Them)

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Cremation jewelry provides a unique opportunity to commemorate the life of your loved ones and keep them close. Whether you have a loved one’s urn at home or you plan to have ashes inurned, cremation jewelry creates the possibility of always keeping your loved one with you.

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Earrings made from ashes might offer an ideal choice for many who want a piece of jewelry that they can wear for fancy occasions and during regular everyday life. If you’ve considered ordering a pair for yourself or your loved one, review everything you need to know right here.

What Are Cremation Ash Earrings?

When a loved one chooses cremation, the crematory gives the next of kin or a designated family member the cremains. You can keep these cremains in an urn for ashes, split among family members, or incorporated into beautiful cremation jewelry to wear.

Cremation jewelry, a special type of keepsake, combines a piece of jewelry such as a pendant or a gem with the ashes from your loved one. When you wear these pieces, you’ll literally carry your loved one with you wherever you go.

You can create numerous cremation jewelry options, from earrings and necklaces to rings and bracelets. Cremation ash earrings combine a small amount of your loved one’s ashes into a gem, stone, resin, or holder of your choice. You can choose from flat, dangly, or hoop earrings made with a variety of materials, including sterling silver and white, yellow, or rose gold.

What Are the Different Types of Cremation Ash Earrings? 

Cremation jewelry has become increasingly popular. Thanks to the continued demand for this type of memorial jewelry, you can choose from plenty of types. You can craft earrings using your loved one’s ashes in a wide variety of styles, shapes, colors, textures, and designs. There’s truly something for everyone with this unique method of remembering your loved one.

1. Studs

Many companies that specialize in cremation earrings offer a wide variety of studs made of gold, resin, or other material. They result in a wide range of studs full of color, set with stones, or made entirely of gold or silver. Studs work well if you want a pair of earrings that go with multiple outfits and fit in whether you go to work or to the park with your family. Thanks to the variety of designs and the small amount of ashes required for each pair, you might want to choose several designs.

You can find stud earrings in designs including:

  • Butterflies
  • Hearts
  • Stars
  • Flowers
  • Balls
  • Teardrops

2. Resin Earrings with Dried Flowers and Cremains

These earrings provide a beautiful and unique way to remember your loved one by combining resin, dried flower petals, and a small amount of your loved one’s ashes to create a beautiful pair of earrings.

Resin earrings can incorporate petals or entire blooms from small flowers, in addition to your loved one’s ashes. They come in a variety of styles and colors from small studs to dangle teardrops. 

If your loved one particularly enjoyed gardening or was known for her love of nature, these earrings commemorate this time on earth. 

3. Gem Earrings

Cremation gems offer a unique and elegant way to keep your loved one close. While most earrings have multiple types of materials in addition to the infusion of your loved one’s ashes, cremation gems occur with ashes and glass.

You can choose from any cut of ruby, sapphire, or amethyst. Gem earrings also offer an excellent option for those who want a highly affordable synthetic gem. Depending on your specific order, gem earrings can cost anywhere from below $100 to several thousand.

Gem earrings can be set into nearly any type of earring including: 

  • Studs
  • Dangle
  • Hoops

4. Diamond Earrings

For those with a bit higher of a budget and a desire for real diamonds, you can have an actual diamond lab-created from nothing more than your loved one’s ashes. Each diamond requires around a tablespoon of cremains, making it possible to create multiple diamonds from your loved one’s ashes.

You infuse your loved one’s ashes into a gem or resin, but only use ashes in cremation diamonds. The lab-created diamonds can turn various colors including clear, black, blue, green, yellow, and red. The creation of your diamond involves a lengthy process and can take anywhere from 20 to 60 days. You can then choose to have it set into jewelry.

5. Precious Metal and Stone

Many people want their cremation jewelry to be both refined enough to wear for nicer occasions and simple enough to wear every day. Cremation earrings made of precious metals such as silver and gold are perfect for this combination. If you want your earrings to be on the fancier side, many jewelers will set small stones in the earrings, as well. Simple cremation earrings such as metal hoops or studs are ideal for both nice evenings out as well as daily work in the office. 

6. Pet Earrings

Are you a pet parent who wants to keep your furry friend close by even though they’ve crossed the rainbow bridge? Cremation earrings might be just what you are looking for. Jewelers who specialize in cremation jewelry don’t limit themselves to crafting jewelry solely with human cremains. The ashes of pets can be incorporated into pieces of jewelry such as earrings, as well.

If you’ve been wondering what to do with pet ashes, this is an excellent choice to both commemorate their life and keep them close. Common pet cremation earring styles include dog and cat paws as well as dog and cat faces. If you have a different animal you’d like to remember, consider talking with a jeweler and see if they can custom make a design for you.

Where Can You Buy Cremation Ash Earrings? 

Cremation jewelry has grown in popularity over the years and more places are starting to offer this priceless gift. Many vendors that specialize in cremation keepsakes will also offer cremation jewelry including the types of earrings mentioned above.

Online Marketplaces

Numerous online marketplaces have started to showcase crafters with experience in creating cremation jewelry. Reputable retailers will provide pictures of past work, third-party ratings, and customer reviews. Be sure to read through these offerings and reviews to get a feel for their ability to craft the item you want to buy. If you’re unsure of their ability, it never hurts to ask whether they’ve made something similar to your custom idea.

Online marketplaces where you can find cremation earrings include:

Online Specialty Shops

Online specialty shops differ from the online marketplace in several ways. First, these shops specialize in the items they craft, such as cremation jewelry. Second, specialty shops craft their items in-house so you’re ordering from a company that has quality control checks in place instead of vendors who may not. Finally, specialty shops might have more reviews and third-party accreditation available to back up their business practices such as reviews from Trustpilot and the Better Business Bureau.

Two types of businesses specialize in cremation jewelry: general cremation jewelry companies and cremation diamond companies.

General Cremation Jewelry

You can choose to mix your loved one's ashes with resin, gold, silver, or another medium for studs, drops, or dangles. Look for stores that specialize in all types of cremation, such as:

Cremation Diamond Jewelry

Looking specifically for cremation diamonds that you can set into a pair of earrings? Go directly to the cremation diamond crafters. These stores have all the necessary equipment to lab-create a diamond using your loved one’s ashes. They should have plenty of ratings, reviews, and third-party accreditation from sites such as Trustpilot and the Better Business Bureau. Always do your due diligence to select a reputable, trustworthy, and well-known company when completing a purchase this large.

Cremation diamond companies include:

Local Jewelers

If the idea of sending your loved one’s ashes through the mail and receiving a piece of jewelry in return doesn’t sit well, you can search for local jewelers in your area. This may require making several phone calls to find a local jeweler that can create a custom product. Finding a local jeweler has the added benefit of being close by so you can check in on your piece or chat with the jeweler before ordering your jewelry.

Local Artisans

Artisans can craft custom pieces such as cremation jewelry. If you want to support a local artisan, look for those specializing in jewelry making or glass blowing. Call around, explain what you want, and see if anyone nearby can craft your earrings. It might take some time to find an artisan who can accomplish the task, but if you do, you can discuss your wishes in person and come up with a design together.

A Lasting Memorial

Cremation earrings provide a unique opportunity to keep your loved one near at all times. Memorialize your loved one's place in your life with a special piece of jewelry and you’ll keep your loved one close by your side forever. 

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