Memorial jewellery made from Whitby Jet has a long and proud tradition of helping people during their periods of mourning. From the Early Neolithic we have buried our loved ones with jet jewellery and amulets. Jet is also found in association with cremation burials from the Iron Age. Many jet working communities have rich traditions of jet bringing comfort to the dying, and the Amazonian Indians tell us that they still burn jet to help remove sorrow from the community following bereavement.
It comes as little surprise therefore that we pride ourselves in our memorial jewellery service. Continuing the long association with ,and tradition of ,using our beautiful local Whitby Jet as a lasting personal memorial to our lost, but never forgotten loved ones.
In more recent years, the town of Whitby itself has become such a special place to so many people from across the world. With happy memories of family holidays and day trips, we are increasingly asked to provide this service in memory of a lost loved one who always had Whitby as “Their happy place” or “Spiritual home”. What could be more fitting than a lasting memorial piece of jewellery using the very material known and recognised the world over as being from that favourite place.
Any of our settings with a solid back can be adapted to hold ashes or hair of loved ones. The Whitby Jet seals the ashes securely and discreetly in place, providing a lasting , meaningful and very personal piece of jewellery. As well as the popular choice pendants we also have a range of rings and bangles which we can use and we have even made earrings on some occasions. It really is up to the individual how they want to proceed.
Please contact us with your specifications. If you are able to visit Whitby, your item can be made whilst you wait, or we can offer a postal service.
Whatever piece of jewellery you choose we guarantee that we will treat your request and the ashes with upmost respect at all times during what we understand can be an emotional and difficult time.