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Touchable Tributes: Parting Stones as a Connection Beyond Cremation

Losing a loved one can be an emotional experience. Finding ways to keep a connection with them becomes more important than ever.

Losing a loved one can be an emotional experience. Finding ways to keep a connection with them becomes more important than ever. With the increasing popularity of cremation, new methods of preserving the memory of those who have passed have emerged. One such method is the introduction of Parting Stone – a unique and beautiful way to create a tangible connection to your loved one’s remains.

What are Parting Stones?

Parting Stone offers a profound alternative to traditional ashes. They do this by transforming the ashes into solidified remains that you can touch and hold. Imagine holding a beautiful polished sphere crafted from your loved one's ashes. These solidified remains allow you to maintain a physical connection that can be cherished and held close.

With Parting Stone, creating a memorial collection is a simple and meaningful process. Once the laboratory receives the ashes, they convert them into safe, touchable memorial stones. These special stones embody natural hues and textures, making each one beautifully unique. Your collection of Parting Stones can be shared among family members, providing a tangible and lasting memory of your loved one to hold onto.

Incorporating Parting Stones Into Your Life

Parting Stones can be used or displayed in many ways. Some families create special places within their homes or gardens, where Parting Stones serve as focal points of remembrance. Others might prefer to keep their Parting Stone at hand, in their pocket or bag, so they are never far from their loved one.

One such individual, Ketra, recently shared how Parting Stones have brought her comfort in her grief. Ketra expressed, “It's like it's my mom – it's tactile, solid, it has a color to it. It's not like a vase on the shelf. I feel like I have them in the room with me, and it's beautiful.” Experiences like this highlight the power of Parting Stones in providing a sense of closeness and comfort during the mourning process.

How it Works

Creating Parting Stones is a simple process that takes about six weeks. Parting Stone provides a collection kit, ensuring the safe shipping of your loved one's remains to their laboratory. Once the ashes arrive, the company purifies and transforms them into a clay-like material. By adding a binding agent, they create a solid form that is then meticulously fired in a kiln. This is what gives the stones their hardness and permanence. After thorough cleaning and polishing, the Parting Stones are packaged with care and shipped back to you, ready to be cherished.

Return-to-Ash Satisfaction Guarantee

Parting Stone understands the importance of delivering service and products that meet your expectations. If for any reason you are not satisfied with their work or the finished product, the company offers a return-to-ash guarantee. This means that within one year of initiating the order process, you are eligible for a full refund. All you have to do is send back the solidified remains, and Parting Stone will return them back to ash. Once the process is complete, they will ship the ashes back to you, all at no additional cost. Parting Stone takes pride in ensuring your satisfaction while honoring the memory of your loved one.

Honor Your Loved Ones with Parting Stones

If you are seeking a special and tangible way to remember your loved ones after cremation, consider Parting Stone. These touchable memorial stones provide a beautiful connection, allowing you to hold a physical representation of your loved one's memory. With Parting Stone, you can honor those who have passed in a personalized and lasting way. Many Afterall partners offer Parting Stone. Check with your funeral director if you think this is right for you and your family.

To read about another unique way to memorialize your loved one with cremation ashes, browse the Afterall store or take a look at our article Can Diamonds Be a Griever’s Best Friend?