Over the years, many people have asked me how strong and durable this glass cremation jewelry is. I recently received an email from a customer in Hawaii who gave me permission to tell her story.

On Father’s Day, June 16, 2019 a small fire ignited a tank of medical oxygen and sparked a raging fire that only took 4 minutes to engulf her house in flames.

When the fire was finally extinguished, the house had burned to the ground and was a total loss.

 

Burned house

 

As she dug through the remains, there was nothing left except for the glass pendant she had commissioned me to make with her mother’s ashes a couple years ago. She said all the other glass in the house had melted into puddles but her pendant was still intact and undamaged.

 

cremation pendant after house fire

 

If the ashes of her mom had been in any other type of urn, chances are very good that she would have lost them forever, but with the glass memorial she said she had the comfort of her mom there with her in the aftermath of the loss of everything she owned.

It warmed my heart to hear this story and I wanted to share it here to show how the borosilicate glass I use for these memorials is one of the best possible choices for preserving the ashes of your loved one or pet. With a melting temperature of around 2,000F, it clearly takes more than a house fire to destroy one of these pendants.

Testimonials

Dear Mark, after my brother and one of his sons were killed, 3 weeks later my father died also. When I was “surfing” to find some jewelry pieces for their ashes, I just couldn’t find anything that seemed to “fit.” I come from a family of handcrafters and artists so when I somehow came across your web site, I knew I found the place.

As I read what you wrote on your website about the process in creating the pieces, then most importantly you asked to have a photo sent, along with a story about our loved ones so you could think of them while you created the piece, I could barely get through reading it without choking up and crying. I knew you were the one.

Your pieces are so amazing! They are MUCH more than I anticipated. Not only are they gorgeous, but the clarity and FEEL is so right. It was as if you knew we would be touching and holding these pieces forever. Thank you again for making these pieces and thank you most of all for bringing some compassion to something that is very personal to us! I will continue to show off the pieces to everyone I can!!!

Lisa Kaiser

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