How It's Made : Our Memorial Jewellery
Memorial jewellery at Nicky Robin comes in many different forms, including charms, earrings, bracelets, lockets, rings, pendants and a range designed especially for men.
Crafting the jewellery
The process of making your memorial jewellery is always carried out respectfully, with full understanding of how precious the individual who has been lost is to the recipient. Every piece of jewellery is handmade with care, paying close attention to the details and handling the ashes or hair of the deceased with precision and skill.
Our founder and designer Nicola requires only a small amount of ashes or hair in order to make the jewellery, which is blended with your colour of choice to create a durable polymer piece which has a bright, glossy appearance. The polymer used to make each item retains its sheen, and also helps to protect the ashes or hair within, again acknowledging how precious these materials are.
The ‘for him’ range uses sterling silver or stainless steel, offering a slightly different aesthetic which is no less impressive. By taking into account the specific wishes of each client, every order is custom made and provides a distinctive way to commemorate the deceased while keeping them close in a beautiful piece of jewellery which is unique to the individual.
Due to the fact that every piece of jewellery has been handmade, customers can rely on the great attention to detail which Nicola pours into each shipment.
Appearance and design
There are 22 colours to choose from, and the finished product is not only durable to damage and wear and tear, but also UV resistant – making it suitable for everyday wear. This will be particularly important to those who want to keep their loved one close after they have passed or gift a unique keepsake to others who have lost someone dear to them. Once completed, the ashes or hair are safely (and permanently) stored within the jewellery.
Each piece from Nicky Robin also comes complete with a gift box, certificate of authenticity and jewellery polishing cloth, to help the items keep their lustre.
Alternatively, customers can also use an existing piece of jewellery to craft a unique piece of jewellery made with ashes (or hair). These heirloom pieces uses the same techniques as the standard offerings from Nicky Robin to develop a stunning and infinitely wearable item which can be passed down from generation to generation.