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February 26, 2010

Cremation . . . Jewelry?



I shall pass over this one in discrete silence.

From the website:
Cremation jewelry is, simply put, jewelry that contains some of the cremated ashes of a deceased family member or loved ones. Cremation jewelry has many names and comes in a variety of forms, but no matter the words used, cremation jewelry is among the newest and most popular ways to memorialize loved ones.

(My thanks to the blogger whose site I saw this on, though now I can't remember where!)

6 comments:

  1. I thought there was a law about proximities of cemeteries to areas that might cause the deceased to be desecrated. This idea of 'jewelry' rather borders on sacrilege. I understand Victorian mementos devised of a loved ones' lock of hair, but any possibility where the ashes might 'get lost' defames the honor of life, and might be the reason why for many years, cremation was considered in some cultures dishonorable.

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  2. If I am not mistaken, the Church directives about the cremated remains is that it should either be buried or placed in a mausoleum only.

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  3. According to http://www.cremationjewelry.com/evolution/ cremation became approved by the Roman Catholic Church in the 1960's. The church prefers not to do cremation but they no longer condone the action.

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  4. I find the practice appalling. Unfortunately, there are mixed signals on this.
    http://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/vatican-changes-rules-on-scattering-of-ashes-1262772.html


    A sad story here:
    http://articles.latimes.com/2009/jul/21/local/me-unclaimed21

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