Friday, April 3, 2009

Jewellery to Heal in a Time of Loss

Those who have lost a loved one know only too well that the journey to healing is one which is extremely difficult.

Memorial jewellery is a new product in Australia and offers a very special source of comfort which can help families heal. These very unique pendants and bracelets have been especially designed as miniature cremation urns to hold a small amount of cremation ash or other keepsakes safely inside.

Whether the choice is for burial, cremation, interment or any other funeral option, memorial jewellery allows families to keep some of the cremation ashes, a lock of hair or fur, soil from the burial site or even dried funeral flowers as a keepsake to hold close to their heart. The jewellery urns have been designed in such a way that only the wearer would know that it holds such a special memento inside.

There are designs specifically for pet loss, baby loss or child loss, designs created specifically as men's memorial jewellery as well as high fashion pieces which offer a very contemporary look.

Previously photo lockets were available to hold a photo of a loved one but memorial jewellery now allows families to have a piece of fine jewellery which has been purposely made to be a memorial.

Memorial jewellery is designed in precious metals such as silver, gold, titanium and stainless steel. As well as traditional pendant designs, such as hearts and crosses, the jewellery is also available in many contemporary and fashionable forms such as circular designs and tear drops as well as memorial bracelets and brooches. The range of designs result in a piece of fine jewellery which is worn for its own beauty as well as the keepsakes it holds.

Memorial jewellery, cremation jewellery, jewellery urns and memorial lockets are very personal memorials and a precious source of comfort to those who wish to keep the memory of their loved one close to their heart.

Examples of memorial jewellery, memorial lockets, keepsake jewellery and jewellery urns can be seen at Memorial Jewellery Australia.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Inspirational Story of Madelyn Keepsake Pendants

Madelyn Company is the originator of jewellery created especially to hold ashes or other precious keepsakes. The story behind these precious pieces of jewellery is one of inspiration and hope.

Over 15 years ago Lisa Saxer Buros (Wisconsin, USA) embarked on a very personal journey following the passing of her Mother, Madelyn. She wanted to feel closer to her beloved Mother so together with her friend, Joni Cullen, she designed a very precious and unique piece of jewellery.

Here is how Lisa and Joni (the founders of "Madelyn Company") describe their journey:

"In March of 1992, our family lost a wonderful, spirited friend and mother. Her views on life were inspirational: 'Love the moment' and 'Death is the greatest adventure of all.'

Still, in the months that followed, we sought another source of comfort and strength. From Madelyn Saxer's zest for living and her ability to embrace death, the concept of the Keepsake Pendant was born. A symbol of continuing love ... a reassuring remembrance to keep close to one's heart.

In creating our pendant line, we had a simple purpose: to enable others to cope more easily, to hold a source of comfort in their hands and to find peace in their hearts.

Our Keepsake Pendants bring memories to an even more personal level by holding a small portion of cremated remains, a lock of hair or dried ceremonial flowers. The pendants may be worn or displayed in a glass dome.

The opportunity to choose a Keepsake Pendant presents itself only once - the comfort a Keepsake Pendant offers, lasts a lifetime."

These two women created an idea which has bought comfort to thousands of people all over the world. Through their vision many families have been able to have something which was never possible before - the ability to have their loved one close to their heart everyday.

To see the range visit Australia's authorised distributor Memorial Jewellery Australia.

Welcome to the new blog of Memorial Jewellery Australia

Welcome to our new blog. We hope to use this as a way to share information about memorial jewellery (a very new concept in Australia) as well as allowing people to connect with each other in their time of grief and healing.

When you lose someone you love the sense of loss can be overwhelming. We have found that memorial jewellery provides a very special source of comfort during this difficult time.

We will be sharing the story of how jewellery to hold ashes was born and will be providing information for other ways to deal with grief and bereavement. We will also be keeping you up to date with what's new in cremation jewellery, practical tips and demonstrations as well as new trends in memorialising a loved one.

We will also provide information on pet loss and grieving and memorials for pets.

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