silver clay memorial earrings
When we lose a person we love, or a pet who has been our companion through thick and thin, we might want a physical way to keep them close. You can send us a small amount of their ashes or hair to be encased in sterling silver precious metal clay. You’ll no longer see them, you’ll see the effect they had on the clay in the kiln as small imperfections and sometimes we can press their texture into the clay as well.
Your silver clay memorial earrings will be around 96% pure silver, which is much higher than sterling silver (92.5%).
cremation ash and hair sending kits
We’ll send you a kit a week or so after you order and here’s some advice on sending it in, please read it. It’s really important you keep some ash back and don’t send too much. “Less is more” with silver clay memorial jewellery.
We can add an antique effect to metal clay, leave it its natural colour, or bring the pure silver to the surface again with a special technique to give a soft satin white appearance. We also have various colours of cold enamel which can add a hint of colour to the recesses – please just ask.
Silver Clay Memorial Earrings
These are solid silver earrings, shown in the main product image. They are handmade by silversmith Nikki Kamminga and your loved one’s cremation ashes or hair are fired with the precious metal clay in a kiln. This forms two cabochons (silver clay “stones”) around 10mm across. Solid sterling silver earring backs are then soldered on and they are polished. If you would prefer the settings to be another metal, please enquire.
These earrings can be sterilised with heat or chemicals as you normally would, although some chemicals may cause a change in colour to the metal.
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