The loss of a loved one is always difficult, but over time, you start to remember all the happy memories you shared together. Some people keep those memories alive by wearing memorial jewellery.
The lovely customer contacted us this week to find a keepsake to honour her sister who passed away a few years ago. We designed the necklace with a charm shaped like an angel wing as a way to honour her memory. The necklace reminded her every time she looked at it of the good times they spent together. For her, that was comforting. She felt like she was still with her. As she wore her Angel In My Heart Necklace, she felt as if she was watching over her and keeping her safe.
It is one of the hardest things in life to lose a loved one. Over time, you start to remember all the good memories you shared with them. This can be a healing experience. For some people, memorial jewellery is the perfect way to maintain these memories, like the recent Interlinked Love Rings Necklace we created. Here are some of the ways memorial jewellery can help you heal:
There’s a tangible reminder that they are there:
When you lose someone close to you, you may feel like they have been forgotten. But when you have something tangible that reminds you of them – like a piece of memorial jewellery – it can help you bring them back into your life in a small way. It will bring back happy memories every time you look at your necklace or ring. And that can be very comforting during this difficult time.
You Can Feel Close to Them:
The person you lost may not be physically with you anymore, but it is natural for you to want to feel close to them. By wearing a memorial necklace like the Memory Cremation Necklace or bracelet, you can feel closer to them. In some way, it's like they're still there to keep you safe.
Your loved one's memory can be preserved by memorial jewellery:
Which can also serve as a conversation starter. When people see your necklace or ring and ask about it, you can share your memories of your loved one with others and talk about the person you lost. You can both benefit from this experience as well as the people who knew your loved one.
If You Have Kids, It Can Help Them Remember Their Grandparent:
If you have young children who didn’t get to know their grandparents very well, the Tree of My Life Birthstone Necklace can help them feel connected to that grandparent in some way. Seeing you wear your necklace or bracelet will remind them of their grandparent every day – and as they get older, they may even want to wear it themselves.
The Grief Process Can Be Helped:
Grief can be a difficult and sometimes painful experience. However, experts believe that part of healing from grief is accepting that your loved ones are not here physically anymore - but they are still present in our hearts and minds. By providing a physical reminder that our loved ones are still with us in spirit, a Mini Personalised Keepsake Urn can help with this. The wearing of sentimental jewellery during the grieving process can be extremely helpful. It can provide comfort when we need it the most, and help us heal emotionally and mentally over time.
When you consider memorial jewellery, consider what type would be most appropriate for you and what kind of message you'd like to convey. Is it important to you to keep your loss a secret, or would you prefer a conversation starter? Is a simple, everyday piece your style, or would you prefer something more unique? It doesn't matter which design you choose, wearing jewellery filled with good memories will always bring a smile to your face. If you would like to work with a designer, I can arrange it for you 🙂