Custom Memorial Necklace
When I started HartVariations, I knew that I wanted to frame the work I was doing in the way that it gives new life to beautiful creatures from the natural world, but also how it brings intention to the wearer and their personal journeys of transformation. Because of my own experience and how I was able to channel my grief into my art, I have long wanted my business to provide a way to help others do the same with those they have loved. Over the years I have encased ashes from pets, sons, mothers, cat and dog fur, soil, baby teeth, hair, and more.
This listing is for ashes, which are encased carefully between the butterfly element and the sheets of glass that compose the diamond pendant. In a beautiful practice, the ashes can be worn facing toward the skin in a private form of remembrance.
With our jewelry we take elements of the natural world and breathe new life into them. With our pieces there is strong symbolism of transformation and rebirth, two aspects of survival that are richly embodied in the deeply personal creative process behind the work.
When you purchase this listing we send instructions on where and how to send the ashes. Only a small portion is needed to create your remembrance piece and any unused portion will be returned to you.
The pendant measures 1" x 5/8" x 1/4" on an 18" sterling silver oxidized chain. The diamond portion is constructed with lead-free silver solder, oxidized, and polished.
Please note this item is MADE TO ORDER and therefore WILL NOT SHIP until 2-4 weeks after you place your order.
As this item is hand-made to order, each element (butterfly wing, feather, snakeskin, skull, etc.) is unique in its own way, and may vary slightly in the finished piece. There may also be a difference in size of up to 1/8". The focal-piece is constructed with lead-free silver solder, oxidized, and polished.
All of HartVariations materials are cruelty-free and ethically sourced with great care. We are dedicated to No-Harm principles in our work. Please visit the FAQ page of the website to learn more.
JEWELRY CARE: Please handle this one-of-a-kind jewelry with great care, avoid water and remove before applying lotions. Because of the stained glass medium we work in, we are able to use delicate materials from nature that are very heat-sensitive. Too much heat and the wings change color, sometimes losing the vibrant magic that makes them so special. The metal in our work is an alloy of silver and tin, which melts at a lower temperature than sterling. We 100% stand by our work and have sold thousands of pieces in the eight years we've been in business, with a very small number needing repair. The same way you would take care of a silk blouse, please consider the medium in the treatment of your piece and approach with intention and care.
SHIPPING: Please be sure to read the shipping and policies information before your purchase.
>>> Please see FAQ page for more jewelry care and process details.
Thank-you for shopping, and please feel free to contact the HartVariations team if you have any questions!