What is Memorial Jewelry?

A beautiful alternative to traditional urns, Lee Alexander & Co. Memorial Jewelry is a wonderful way to memorialize your loved one. All memorial rings and pendants feature a permanently sealed, 100% airtight platinum urn to forever protect ashes or another treasured relic such as fur, hair, or sand.

We love our memorial jewelry as our loved one can be kept close at all times, and we can forever feel connected with them with our gorgeous memorial rings and pendants. 

Read on to learn the answers to the following questions:

  1. What sets Lee Alexander & Co. Memorial Jewelry apart?
  2. Do I need to cremate in order to purchase memorial jewelry?
  3. How do I know my loved one is safe inside my memorial jewelry?
  4. What is the Platinum Remembrance Pod?
  5. Do I fill my memorial jewelry, or do you?
  6. How will I send the material I wish to be in my memorial jewelry?
  7. Will my relics and jewelry be safe in the mail?
  8. How does the ordering process work?
  9. How long does the ordering process take? May I expedite it?
  10. What materials are used to create my memorial jewelry? How are they sourced?
  11. May I create a design from scratch?
  12. May I choose my own metal and gemstone pairing?
  13. Do you offer lab grown gemstones?
  14. I lost my pet, may I use their ashes or fur?
  15. Do you offer memorial jewelry for children?
  16. Do you design memorial jewelry for men?
  17. I want to order multiple pieces. Is there a discount?
  18. What if I have other questions?

What sets Lee Alexander & Co. Memorial Jewelry apart?

Our memorial jewelry features unique, subtle, and beautifully designed rings and pendants for men and women that all feature a sealed platinum urn. The contents of each urn are irreplaceable, which is why our jewelry is made to last for generations.

Do I need to cremate in order to purchase memorial jewelry?

While ashes are the most common material used, we happily accept other materials such as hair, fur, sand, flowers, fabric and earth. If you're unsure about what can be used, contact us

How do I know my loved one is safe inside my memorial jewelry? 

Securing treasured relics is one of the ways Lee Alexander & Co. is different from traditional cremation jewelry. In fact, the founders of Lee Alexander & Co. learned the hard way, starting their cremation jewelry journey with screw and glue memorial jewelry (pictured below).  

The interior cavities of such pieces did not provide an airtight seal, so relics were all but guaranteed to leak and be degraded over time. It was devastating to think about Lee’s ashes being compromised. This was our inspiration when developing our virtually indestructible Signature Platinum Remembrance Pod.

What is the Signature Platinum Remembrance Pod?

Each of our memorial rings and pendants features our Signature Platinum Remembrance Pod. It's a tiny platinum urn that is filled with your relics and then permanently sealed with a special laser. The laser welder creates an airtight cavity for your treasured relics, ensuring they will remain protected for generations to come. The sealed pod is then enclosed within the heart of each piece (see below). 

With the Pod, you don't need to worry about filling and sealing your memorial jewelry. You also don't need to worry about corrosion, rust, or any other destructive element. Your treasured relics are permanently sealed in 100% airtight platinum, ready to stand the test of time and pass through generations.

We're so confident in our Signature Platinum Remembrance Pod, we guarantee it for a lifetime. 

Do I fill my memorial jewelry, or do you?

We take care of the filling and sealing. Every memorial ring and pendant arrives ready for immediate wear. 

How will I send the material I wish to be used in my memorial jewelry? 

After an order is placed, we ship out a Keepsake Preparation Kit that contains everything you needed to transport your treasured relics to us, including a protective jar, a prepaid return parcel, and detailed instructions.

Once we receive the returned Kit, your Signature Platinum Remembrance Pod is filled with your material and then permanently laser sealed and secured within the heart of your piece. 

Will my relics and jewelry be safe in the mail?

We do everything within our control to ensure all shipments arrive safely and are yet to encounter any issue. 

However, as we cannot guarantee the safety of third party shipping companies, we do request that only the minimum necessary amount of your treasured relic required to fill your Pod is enclosed in the Keepsake Preparation Kit. 

We fully insure every shipment of finished jewelry and a signature will be required upon receipt.

How does the ordering process work? 

Once we receive your order, a pre-paid and fully insured Keepsake Preparation Kit will arrive within 10 business days. 

The kit includes a protective jar for relics, a prepaid return parcel, a ring sizer (if applicable), along with detailed instructions for filling the protective jar and returning the kit. 

Once we receive the returned kit, we will fill your Signature Platinum Remembrance Pod with your relics, permanently laser seal the Pod with a special laser, and secure it within the heart of your piece. 

After a final polish and inspection, the finished piece is shipped back to you. 

Every cost associated with shipping and insuring your order is included in the price of each piece. 

How long does the ordering process take? May I expedite it?

Your finished memorial ring or pendant will be delivered within 6 weeks of the return date of your Keepsake Preparation Kit. 

In the case of ring orders, we can accelerate production if we are aware of your ring size prior to the return of your Keepsake Preparation Kit. 

We are also able to fully expedite production for an additional fee. 

What materials are used to create my memorial jewelry? How are they sourced?

Most of the memorial and cremation jewelry available today is not intended to be on par with ultra-fine, luxury jewelry. Those pieces are typically either stainless steel, sterling silver, or copper, and don't typically feature any gemstones or diamonds. 

This is another way in which Lee Alexander & Co. is different. We only cast in Platinum 950 and 18K Yellow, White, and Rose Gold, and source the highest quality, responsibly sourced diamonds and gemstones. All of our diamonds are of VS F+ quality, 100% conflict free, and sustainably mined in Canada's Northwest Territories. 

Each and every memorial ring and pendant is handcrafted entirely in the United States of America. 

 

May I create a design from scratch?

Yes! We love working one-on-one with customers to create a custom design by either modifying one of our existing designs or creating an entirely new design from scratch. 

Featured below is one of our favorite custom rings; a classic wedding band design in platinum featuring an integrated chamber.  

May I choose a different metal or gemstone?

Absolutely! We love accommodating special requests and customizations. Each memorial ring and pendant design found on our website can be in platinum or 18k white, yellow, and rose gold. We are able to accommodate most special gemstone requests. 

Do you offer lab grown gemstones? 

Yes! Lab grown diamonds and gemstones are a great alternative to natural gemstones. Let us know what design and stones you're interested in, and if available, we'll make it happen. 

I lost my pet, may I use their ashes or fur?

Of course! Our pets are so special to us, and deserve a beautiful memorial too. 

Do you offer memorial jewelry for children?

We do. Since their fingers are not done growing, we recommend a pendant instead of a ring (or an adult sized ring, to be worn on a chain).

Do you design memorial jewelry for men?

Our entire collection is available to everyone, irrespective of gender identity. That said, our most popular men's ring is the Zeus Memorial Ring. We have also created custom rings for men inspired by the minimalist wedding band.  

I want to order more than one piece. Is there a discount?

Yes! If you're ordering 2-4 pieces, you can use the code LAMulti2022 for 5% off your order. 

For 5 or more pieces, use LAGroup2022 for 10% off your order. 

What if I have other questions?

Send us an email or give us a call. We love getting to know our customers and our high touch service means you can expect prompt responses. Visit our contact page to send a message or give us a call at (800) 291-7917. 

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