Our Ocean Swirling Galaxy Cremains Encased in Glass Cremation Jewelry Pendant is a beautiful handmade glass pendant made by mixing your loved one's ashes with dichroic glass mimicking the swirling masses of stars in a galaxy. Dichroic glass is glass containing multiple micro-layers of metals or oxides which give the glass dichroic optical properties. The main characteristic of dichroic glass is that it has a particular transmitted color and a completely different reflected color, as certain wavelengths of light either pass through or are reflected. This causes an array of color to be displayed. The colors shift depending on the angle of view.
The techniques used to form and festoon this glass memorial haven't changed much since the first core formed vessels were made in ancient Egypt. The artist uses an annealing process to slowly cool the glass memorial to ensure strength and durability and to keep it from sudden thermal shock. Pieces are placed in the artist's kiln and cooled over time.
NOTE: Our glass keepsakes are hand made using special coloring treatments during the creation process. Your memorial's color may vary slightly from the pictures shown.Material: Dichroic Glass Dimensions: Approximately .75" (not including bail) Capacity: Small Amount (After placing your order with us, you will receive a kit to send us a small portion of the loved ones cremains - see details below.) Your choice of a sterling silver or a 24k gold plated bail Turnaround Time: 6-7 weeks Includes Certificate of Authenticity Includes 30" sheer ribbon
Production Process and Turnaround Time - 6-7 weeks How long does it take to get my glass memorial? This kit will contain a sterile jar labeled with a unique identifier that matches our invoice number. A small scoop so you can fill the jar with the cremains. A shipping envelope to provide the order and cremains to create your personal tribute
After placing your order with us, you will receive a kit to send us a small portion of the loved ones cremains. Handling ashes is a huge responsibility.
Once we receive your kit we process each order. Only one piece of glass is created at a time and the facility is cleaned thoroughly between orders.
After 6-7 weeks your order will be shipped insured.
How much of the cremains are needed to make a memorial keepsake?
We only use about two tablespoons of the cremains to make your tributes.
How do I know that it is my cremains in the glass memorial?
All our tributes come with a Certificate of Authenticity, verifying that your cremains were used while making the glass keepsake. After an order is placed a unique identifier is assigned to the order in our computer. Your cremains collection kit will be tagged with the identifier and it will follow your memorial through the creation process until it is completed and sent back to you.
In some pieces the swirl of white ash looks far more white and dense than in others why is this?
Generally speaking, this has to do with the quality of the cremains. Unfortunately, sometimes we get some that make for a denser set of bubbles.