Memorial Jewellery FAQ
Creating memorial jewellery is something I feel very honoured to do. Losing a pet or a loved one is devastating, and it is my hope that having a beautiful keepsake of them close to you everyday helps in the grieving process, even just a little bit. I strive to design and create a special piece to reflect their personality and your memory of them. If you have a design or an idea please share it with me and I will do everything I can to incorporate it into the perfect memorial keepsake for you and your family.
Sending my love and healing thoughts to you - Melody
Whisker & Wings Memorial jewellery is created using only the finest quality jeweller's resin. In a unique curing process the ashes and hair or fur are embedded into the resin to create a "stone". The stone can be customized to your preference and include moonstone powder, mica pearl powder, crushed glass, crushed opal, abalone shell and real gemstones. Settings are available in 14k or 9K Solid Gold, 925s Sterling Silver,
and Gold-Filled (see description below). Options for more budget friendly stainless steel settings available in pendants, bracelets and chains.
What are your settings made with?
The Sterling Silver settings are handmade using stamped 925 Silver.
Gold-filled settings are 14k gold fused over sterling silver.
Solid Gold settings are available in 9k and 14k pure gold.
How do I send the ashes, fur or hair?
Fort Saskatchewan, AB
Ashes, fur and hair are handled with utmost care and respect. Any that are not used are returned to you.
Please send by mail in a small plastic bag inside an envelope, Express Post with tracking.
Only 1 teaspoon is required to create a keepsake.
Customizing the stone - Hidden, Blended or Noticeable Ashes, Fur or hair
Each memorial stone is customized to suit your preference. There are many colors and effects available to add to the ashes, fur or hair to create a unique and individual piece of jewellery.
You will see the choices to add effects, gemstones, opal, mica etc. on the product page.
Ashes, fur and hair may change the color and effect of the stone. Ashes can be "blended" which means that they aren't as noticeable to the eye. The blended effect will vary depending on the what gemstones, effect or color you choose. Some gemstones are clear, so the ashes will be seen. Using the larger fragments of ashes and placing on the surface will make them more noticeable. Using the fine powdery ashes will change the color and appearance of the stone, and sometimes make it appear cloudy.
It's important to specify what style of placement -
Noticeable (focal point on stone) or Blended (subtle, slightly seen) or Hidden (not seen at all).
Hair & fur - can be cut into small pieces and "blended" into the stone, or they can be placed on the surface for a more noticable effect. Please specify when ordering.
What is meant by Inlay or Stone setting?
Stone setting - this is when the ashes, fur or hair are embedded with the effects & resin to create an actual separate stone that is then secured into the jewellery setting. These types of settings usually have prongs to hold the stone in place. Stones can also be placed into a tray style setting with no prongs, it is then cured into place to hold it securely.
Inlay setting - this is when the ashes, fur or hair are mixed with the effects & resin and embedded inside the jewellery setting. This offers a flat, smooth surface even with the setting. It's a beautiful sleek look and allows more control over how the fur and ashes are placed into the setting.
Do you have settings that are budget friendly?
Stainless steel settings are available for keychains,
bracelets and pendants.
*Rings are only available in Sterling Silver or Gold.
The stainless steel settings are nickel-free and suitable for most skin types. Stainless is VERY durable, and stands up well to constant wear, and will tolerate being in water occasionally. Stainless steel options are very affordable, starting at $60
Metal free options are available for pendants using a leather cord instead of chain. *see image with blue teardrop stone (no setting, just free formed)
What if I require a ring size that isn't in the product options?
Ring sizes are available in 6, 7, 8 & 9 for almost all settings, however, there are options for half sizes and smaller or larger sizes. Women's Sizes 5, half sizes, 10 & 11 are available for some settings and will be stated on the product page. *Sizes not posted are custom made and will incur an additional cost.
Please send a message using the contact form, or PM on
Whisker & Wings FB page using the Chat feature.
Custom orders for specialty sizes will take 6 to 8 weeks.
What do the "mm" sizes mean?
The "mm" sizes on the product images relate to the size of the stone.
Pendants do not come with a chain - unless the design says "attached chain"
Choose a Sterling Silver 925s chain for your pendant from the product page.
Solid Gold Chains in 9k or 14k can be custom ordered