"God has set Eternity in the hearts of men" Ecclesiastes 3:11
In April of 2011 my family and I were ecstatic to see my mother-in-law, Mary, who was visiting us from out of town to celebrate her exhilarating news that her cancer was gone – she had a clean bill of health. The morning after her arrival, Mary did not feel well and checked into the hospital – she never checked out; she passed away within three weeks from lung complications triggered by the chemotherapy treatments.
My family and I experienced a roller-coaster of emotions as we were not ready to accept Mary’s unexpected and quick departure, certainly not my husband who wanted to keep a piece of her with him in some way. Before she departed, however, she did ask to be cremated, prompting my husband’s wish for a piece of jewelry that could hold some of his mother's ashes. The need for such jewelry was nothing new to me as I myself had wished for such from my own children just a year earlier. I too asked them to put some of my ashes in a piece of jewelry and keep me close to their heart, literally, when my time arrives.
As our desire for such a pendant grew among the extended family, so did our desire for not just a Cremation Urn Pendant, but for something much more meaningful – which led me down a very spiritual journey- leaving behind all the anger, confusion, and shock and ultimately designing a pendant that would grant us a sense of comfort we were so desperately seeking. I chose the "Tree of Life" because of the Universal Truth and symbolism behind it. Our grief turned into comfort and hope as we were brought back to the truth of our eternal destiny found in the tree of life. We found peace in the understanding that physical death is merely the bridge we cross in order to enter into our immortal fate and live on for eternity!
The Tree of Life .925 Silver Pendant is Heirloom Quality that will transcend time. The design of the tree’s leaves and trunk has symbolic meaning and defines the uniqueness and beauty of the pendant. I have spent the past six years perfecting the unique design of the pendant to ensure a quality and durable memorial keepsake, not only for my family, but for other families wanting to memorialize their loved ones in such a unique, special and comforting way.
It is a true honor and privilege to introduce The Heirloom Tree of Life Cremation Urn Pendant.
To offer comfort and hope to those grieving the loss of a loved one. My hope is that you and your family will find the peace, comfort and hope that my family and I have found in re-discovering the truth of our eternal destiny!
The pendant is designed with a hollow chamber to keep a small portion of your loved one’s cremated ashes with you always. It is our hope that it will also serve as a comfort and peaceful reminder that you will one day be reunited with your loved one – for they continue to Live On!
If you have chosen a traditional burial, Remains With Me Jewelry can also be used to hold a lock of hair or anything else you desire. There are no rules as to how you may fill and wear your jewelry or how you choose to remember your loved one!
From concept, to having an urn pendant in hand was a long, exciting and very meaningful journey. We believe we got it right! The Heirloom Cremation Urn Pendant is quite unique, visually stunning, very high quality and especially affordable!
We chose the Tree of Life design for this urn jewelry because of its eternal nature and imagery that mirrors the redemptive work of Jesus. Going all the way back to the Garden of Eden...Genesis 2:9 "...in the midst of the garden was the tree of life, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil." God said to "freely eat" from every tree except the tree of knowledge. Adam ate from the wrong tree so, (Gen 3:24) "After He [God] drove them out, He placed cherubim and a flaming sword to guard the way to the tree of life." God did not want to take a chance on man eating from the tree of life and living forever in the fallen state. Therefore, Jesus came to redeem us. After his resurrection, Jesus appeared to his disciples: (John 20:19) "...Jesus came and stood in the midst and said to them, 'Peace be with you.'" Jesus also taught them saying, (John 6:51) " I am the living bread that came down from heaven, if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh which will give life to the entire world." (Titus 3:4-7) "...our Savior appeared, He saved us, through a washing of regeneration, and a renewing of the Holy Spirit...that we might become heirs of eternal life." Interestingly, the Greek literal translation of the word regeneration means, "return to genesis." In other words, Jesus came to return us to the beginning and once again give us access to the tree of life, which is actually himself! Jesus said, (John 15:4) "Remain in me and I will remain in you." Our hope is that you will wear your Remains With Me Jewelry always being conscious that in redemption and regeneration you and your loved one Live On in HIM eternally and will see each other again!
Although these pieces have been designed to be water resistant, we do not recommend that you wear your Remains With Me Jewelry while showering, bathing or swimming
As with all fine jewelry, avoid contact with chlorine and other harsh chemicals in order to maintain the quality and finish on your pieces.
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