What Is Memorial Jewellery?

What is Memorial Jewellery - Inscripture

Memorial jewellery is designed to help people remember and honour their loved ones who have passed away. It’s a unique and deeply personal way to keep the memory of a family member, friend or pet with you always. New technologies also mean you can customise jewellery to feature a photo or personalised engraving of the loved one.

As the leading and first handwriting specialist in the UK, the Inscripture team have put together this post about memorial jewellery, its history and the types. Wearing memorial jewellery is just one way to commemorate a lost loved one.

History of Memorial Jewellery - Inscripture

History of Memorial Jewellery

The history of memorial jewellery dates back centuries to the Victorian era when jewellery makers made mourning jewellery from materials such as jet, onyx and glass, featuring images of the deceased or locks of their hair.

In the 21st century, memorial jewellery has evolved and now includes a range of styles and materials, making it more accessible and acting as a positive reminder of the happy memories shared between two loved ones.

Sometimes it is also called remembrance jewellery, cremation jewellery or mourning jewellery.

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Why Memorial Jewellery?

Memorial jewellery can serve many purposes. It can help people cope with losing a loved one or pet, providing a tangible reminder of their memory. It can also be worn as a source of comfort, allowing people to feel close to and supported by their loved ones. Some people may also choose to wear memory jewellery as a way to help them talk about their grief to others.

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Popular Forms of Memorial Jewellery

Ashes Jewellery - Inscripture

Ashes Jewellery – contains a small amount of the loved one’s ashes. These pieces can be worn as part of pendants or bracelets, allowing the wearer to keep their loved one close to their heart.

Handwriting Jewellery - Inscripture

Handwriting Jewellery – engraved following the exact handwriting of a lost loved one copied from old letters or signatures.

Fingerprint Jewellery - Inscripture

Fingerprint Jewellery – created by taking an impression of the loved one’s fingerprint and transferring it onto a piece of jewellery.

Paw & Nose Print Jewellery - Inscripture

Paw and Nose Print Jewellery – pet loss is a hugely under-spoken form of loss. Therefore, we have designed pet memorial jewellery for engraving your pet’s paw print, a photo or their name into a piece of memorial jewellery.

Discover our memorial jewellery category for more ideas!

All of the above are available in necklaces, charm beads, bracelets, and rings.

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Metal and Materials

Inscripture pieces are available in sterling silver, rose gold, white gold or yellow gold to suit your style or loved one’s preferences. Each item in the store has a drop-down menu to allow you to choose your preferred metal.

In addition, some of our memorial jewellery is made using coloured resin to allow the ashes to suspended within the resin, which creates a beautiful precious stone-like appearance that can be worn on any occasion to allow you to hold the memories of your loved one close to you at all times.

What is Memorial Jewellery - Inscripture

Personalising Your Memorial Jewellery

Memory jewellery is a personal dedication to a lost loved one. Whether it’s a simple heart pendant or an engraved piece made from your most cherished photo together, memorial jewellery can help some people cope with the loss of a pet or someone close to them, giving them a keepsake to wear and keep their memory alive.

Inscripture are the UK’s first & leading handwriting engraving specialists, offering the largest range of memorial jewellery in the UK. We have also won awards for our jewellery, so your loved one’s ashes, letters, prints and precious photos are in safe hands with our team. We will do everything possible to help you preserve your memories and honour your loved one through jewellery. We have a large selection of jewellery and gifts on our website, so please take your time choosing a piece that resonates with you.