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If you’re looking for a unique way to remember a loved one, here are a number of very unusual things you can do with their cremated remains.


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1) Fused into crystal jewellery

Treasure the memory of your loved one by fusing a small amount of the ash into crystal glass, there is a unique range of memorial products by which to remember them including a hand-faceted crystal tear-drop pendant.


2) Crushed into a diamond

Have a high-quality diamond created from the carbon of your loved one as a memorial to their unique life, or as a symbol of your personal and precious bond with another.


3) Turned into 240 pencils

240 pencils can be made from an average body of ash - a lifetime supply of pencils for those left behind. Only one pencil can be removed at a time, it is then sharpened back into the box causing the sharpenings to occupy the space of the used pencils. Over time the pencil box fills with sharpenings - a new ash, transforming it into an urn.


4) Fireworks Explosion

Organise a special fireworks displays and include a number of unique fireworks designed or modified to incorporate cremation ashes, allowing for a spectacular memorial event and happier farewell.


5) Fired in hand blown glass

Suspend your cremated remains within a solid glass globe providing a unique method of memorialising your loved one. Approximately 3-4 inches in height, the Memory Glass Heart sculpture hides a very small portion of the cremated remains in the "heart" of the piece.


6) Incorporated into an underwater reef

Create a permanent living legacy to the memory of a loved one. It seems more of a beginning than an ending. Choose a memorial reef as a permanent environmental living legacy.


7) Sand in an Hourglass

Designed to add your loved one's cremains. A wonderful way to honour your loved one's memory and reflect on the sands of time and the lifetime and love that you shared. The hourglass is the ultimate symbol of the passage of time, and will become an family heirloom, passed down for generations.


8) Painted into a portrait

Get a portrait made of your loved one using some of their cremated ashes. An original and thoughtful way to keep their memory alive for generations. You want to put it in a room of the house for everyone to see and admire or maybe a special place that only you can go to and remember.


9) Shot into space

Leaving Earth to touch the cosmos is an experience few have ever known, but many have often dreamed of. It is now possible to honour the dream and memory of your departed loved one by launching a symbolic portion of cremated remains into Earth orbit, onto the lunar surface or into deep space. Missions into space that return the cremated remains to Earth are also available.


10) Stuffed in a Teddy Bear

It gives me such comfort to be able to pick up my Teddy Bear and give my Dad a hug any time I want to especially during my personal hard times. By having my Dad in my Huggable Teddy Bear I can bring him with me to all of our family gatherings.


11) Built into a Pyramid

Forever is a really long time. PYRA proposes a sense of permanence not previously made available to the public by the death care industry. The defined monument, made of a high impact polymer material and sited in a geologically stable location, has the potential to remain in an intact and non-retrievable state for over a million years.

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