When you have lost a loved one, it’s impossible to be fully prepared for the impact of that loss, even if the death was expected for a long time. You may feel immediate and overwhelming grief; complete numbness is also a common reaction, as are anxiety, guilt, fear, and many others. While only your closest friends and relatives can truly help to relieve the sense of emptiness and pain you may be experiencing, at this difficult time, anything at all that brings a measure of comfort is highly valuable. That is the purpose of keepsake jewelry: to provide comfort and a sense of peace, some shelter from the powerful negative emotions that can surround the death of someone you were close to.
It may be impossible to contemplate living the rest of our lives without ever seeing a loved one again. For some, the first days following the loss are the worst, as survivors struggle through various stages of grief. There might be denial, anger, bargaining, depression, or any combination of these feelings…but acceptance is still far away. At Affordable Burials & Cremations, we have decades of experience supporting grieving friends and family members as they make final decisions about their loved ones. To expand our offerings of support in your time of need, we have partnered with Legacy Touch Keepsakes, a company that specializes in creating beautiful personalized keepsakes and jewelry that can help you remember, celebrate and honor your loved one while keeping their unique signature close to you at all times.
Memorial Keepsake Jewelry Celebrates Life
Most people want there to be a tangible reminder of the life their lost spouse, relative or friend lived – whether it’s a beautiful gravestone or marker, an urn to contain remains, a framed photo kept on the bedside or a personal item treasured by the deceased. It can be difficult to part with a loved one’s belongings at all, simply because they provide such a concrete reminder.
What if, instead of depending on regular graveside visits to maintain that feeling of closeness to your loved one, or keeping their property, you could have your own personal shrine to your deceased loved one that you carry with you at all times? That is what keepsake jewellery offers: the ability to carry something essential and absolutely unique to your loved one, which you can wear next to your skin as a palpable reminder of their presence. Some people call it a talisman, or a good luck charm; others prefer to think of it as having a guardian angel with them at all times. However you choose to think of it, keepsake jewellery is a chance to keep the spirit of your loved one with you forever, in the form of an engraved fingerprint or DNA image, as well as a personalized inscription or initials.
How Your Keepsake Jewelry is Created?
From its high-tech lab and design studio in Missouri, USA, Legacy Touch works with fine jewelry artists to create the highest-quality memorial keepsakes available. Using years of technical and life-sciences expertise and the use proprietary laboratory methods, innovative engraving processes and fine metal-finishing handcraft to translate these images into keepsakes that are as unique as the individual.
Because these symbolic pieces can give great comfort in a time of loss, Legacy Touch treats each order with the utmost respect, meticulously capturing the richness and depth of a fingerprint, carefully adding your personal messages and monograms, and then getting these beautiful keepsakes into your hands when you need them the most. Choosing Affordable Burials and Cremations to take care of your loved one’s final needs, whether you choose burial or cremation, allows you full access to Legacy Touch’s unique and innovative services.
How to Order Memorial Keepsake Jewelry
Affordable Burials & Cremations makes it easy to order beautiful remembrance jewelry through a custom portal that you can access in perpetuity. When requested, we capture the deceased’s fingerprint and upload it to the Legacy Touch portal, thus creating a family-specific PIN that is only accessible by you and those you authorize to have access. Your unique PIN number is the key to ordering keepsake jewelry through our partner, Legacy Touch. This unique PIN is required to access your loved one’s thumbprint or DNA sequencing to create the fingerprint rings, fingerprint necklaces or other jewellery you desire.
Types of Memorial Keepsake Jewelry
Personalized keepsakes can keep a lost loved one close to your heart. There are many different types of keepsake jewelry, and Legacy Touch has carefully curated these into a fine collection that will commemorate your loved one and last a lifetime.
A beautiful way to keep your loved one’s memory close at hand, a fingerprint ring is engraved in precious metals, is completely unique, and provides an eternal reminder of how your life has been touched by another. Legacy Touch fingerprint rings are available in a variety of metals including stainless steel, sterling silver, striking black titanium, and traditional 14K white or yellow gold. There are also half-round and flat styles to choose from, richly engraved so you can feel the three dimensional ridges and whorls of the unique fingerprint with your own. The rings are designed to fit snugly on the finger and sit smoothly and comfortably against the skin.
In addition to thumbprint and fingerprint rings, there are other types of thumbprint jewelry and fingerprint jewelry available to help comfort you during the hard times when a loved one’s physical presence is absent. To order your keepsake fingerprint jewelry on the Legacy Touch website, you will first need to contact Affordable Burials & Cremation to obtain your special family-specific PIN number, which you will need to process your Legacy Touch thumbprint jewelry order.
Fingerprint pendants, which you can wear on a necklace, keep your loved ones close to your heart. Set off an existing bracelet or necklace with a heart shaped, oval, or teardrop charm in your choice of sterling silver or 14-karat gold.
A beautiful reminder of your lost beloved, a locket provides an added level of personalization with an enclosed photo holder. Enjoy this piece in 14-karat yellow gold or sterling silver piece, polished to a brilliant shine, with optional front monogram and back inscription, secured with a snap enclosure. The locket is large enough to be personalized with a phrase that had meaning to your loved one.
Cremation Urn Pendants
Simple to fill and securely seal with a birthstone closure, these deeply personal keepsakes are beautiful to wear or share with family members as a unique form of remembrance.
Smaller and lighter than a pendant, a charm still provides room for a loved one’s fingerprint or thumbprint and a monogram, and is compatible with your own charm bracelet or you can purchase a matching bracelet directly from Legacy Touch. The stunning pendants are offered in four available shapes: heart, oval, teardrop, or designer dog tag – and are available in sterling silver or 14-karat gold. You can create a personal inscription on the charm.
Legacy Touch offers many styles of remembrance jewelry to choose from. A great keepsake option for everyone, stainless steel military dog tags are a versatile and durable token of memorialization. Each military dog tag comes with an 18″ or 24″ beaded chain, keychain and rubber silencer of your choice from the five available color options.
In addition to traditional jewelry, there are many other ways to keep your loved one close to you: Legacy Touch offers personalized products such as a framed memorial photo, thumbprint keychain in various styles, or even a classic bookmark which you can provide to mourners at the funeral or memorial service. Other highest quality products such as cigarette lighters, cuff links and lapel pins are heirlooms with a very special meaning, and make excellent gifts.
All these keepsakes are imprinted with the fingerprint or thumbprint of your loved one, so they are completely unique and will provide a lasting reminder that you can pass down through the generations.
Remember, to order your keepsake remembrance jewelry on the Legacy Touch website, you will first need to contact Affordable Burials & Cremation to obtain your special PIN number, which you will need to process your thumbprint jewelry order.
What Affordable Burials & Cremations Clients Are Saying About Legacy Touch
“He didn’t say much,” says *Jen of her husband Frank, who didn’t make a public display of grief when their healthy week-old son, Fionn, died suddenly from a streptococcus virus. “We both had to keep it together for our older son, and I know he was very worried about me and put all his energy into comforting me – but his own grief was held inside. When I got the thumbprint necklace for him, it was like he had permission to let it all out. He holds the charm all the time.”
“My thumbprint ring is so beautiful. I feel like my husband is right there with me,” says *Stephanie.
“The fact that Jay was a soldier and died serving his country made it important to get something to remember him by, that really stands for who he was,” his dad *Jerry explains. “The dog tag from Legacy Touch is something that will be in our family forever.”
“My dad wanted his ashes scattered over the lake where we used to have our cottage,” says *Beth, 21, who took care of her father’s cremation as his only living relative. “I still wanted a part of him even though I wanted to respect that. The cremation urn pendant lets my dad live on close to me and just reminds me that his soul is finally at peace.”
3 Simple Steps to Ordering your Remembrance Jewelry
There is nothing more personal than a fingerprint. Legacy Touch has made it easy for clients of Affordable Burials & Cremations to obtain timeless jewelry using the fingerprint, thumbprint, or remains of their loved one. The stunning remembrance necklaces, rings and other keepsakes also have room for inscriptions or monograms to further personalize and add meaning to this beautiful jewelry.
Ordering from Legacy Touch is easy and very quick. Just follow these simple steps:
-Contact Affordable Burials & Cremations and request the service and obtain your family-specific PIN number, which will allow you to place your order on theLegacy Touch website
-From the Legacy Touch site, select the remembrance jewelry you’d like to order, and enter your PIN when prompted
-Choose your shipping option: convenient and speedy turnaround is offered, which you may choose depending on your timelines and needs.
Like Legacy Touch, we believe that every person is unique. Honoring that uniqueness through personalized keepsakes is one way to bring comfort during the difficult days surrounding a family loss, and keep the touch of a loved one’s life ever-present. Affordable Burials and Cremations can help support you when a loved one dies by providing compassionate final services as well as additional supports like these profound keepsakes. Contact us today for more information on a meaningful way to honour your loved one’s memory.
Please keep in mind that only families requesting this service will have their loved ones fingerprints recorded.