Choosing Engraving On Cremation Jewelry

Adding engraving to cremation jewelry is a great way to increase the personal nature of the jewelry and create a memory that is unique to your loved one.  We have some great tips and ideas to help you choose the engraved text that is right for you!

Selecting Engraving - Questions To Ask

There are some questions you can ask yourself to help you find the right engraved text for your cremation jewelry for ashes.  Whether it’s choosing how you want to remember your loved one, how you want the engraving to make you feel or honoring the role they played in your life, we can get you moving in the right direction.

How do you want to remember your loved one?

One of the most straightforward ways in which we remember our loved ones is by their names.  First names, last names and nicknames are a great option for personalizing memorial jewelry.  Dates are also significant and you can select dates of birth or death, an anniversary date or any date that holds special meaning.

What emotion do you want to evoke?

One of the most personal ways that we remember our loved ones is through our emotions.  If love is the emotion you want to capture, think nicknames, a pet name, phrases such as ‘love always’ or ‘forever’.  Joy is another great emotion.  Engrave a phrase they spoke that makes you smile or choose a phrase that honors their passion such as ‘hole in one’ or ‘goal’.

What role did they play?

Engraved text can honor the role they played in your life.  ‘Momma’ or ‘Pops’ can be engraved to honor a parent.  Choose a pet name or term of endearment for engraved text to remember a spouse.  A nickname, term of endearment or a sports number is a terrific option for engraved text when remembering a child.

Other ideas for engraving

In addition to the suggestions above, some other ideas might be:

  • First, middle, and last name
  • Birth date and death date
  • The relation to those around them, i.e. husband, father and uncle
  • A remembrance phrase, i.e. ‘forever in our hearts’ ‘love always’ ‘rest in peace’
  • A favorite saying from the bible, i.e. ‘our eternal strength’ ‘peace be with you’
  • Symbols such as the infinity symbol or a heart

Outside the Ordinary - Photo Engraving

Photo engraving is a great option for those looking for a personal way to enhance their jewelry.  Virtually any image that you select can be engraved and it provides a visual way to honor the life of your loved one.

There are several benefits that photo engraving offers that are outside the realm of typical engraved text.

You can choose any photo you love or that has special meaning!

Any image that you select can be engraved onto photo engraved pendants.  We can remove backgrounds and crop the picture to your specifications.

Engrave an image of a loved one that has passed, celebrate someone living or honor you pet!

Personalized photo engraved jewelry celebrates anyone in your life and makes a great way to commemorate children, pets or a special moment captured in time.

We offer full color photo engraved pendants AND black and white grayscale photo pendants!

Personalized photo engraved jewelry is available in full color and in black and white grayscale.  There are several different shapes and styles to choose from.

Cremation Jewelry Our Customers Love To Engrave

Sometimes knowing what our customers come back to time and time again is a great way to help narrow down your selection.  Check out some of our customer favorites below.

Engrave up to 4 lines of text on both sides of the Stainless Steel Everlasting Journey Heart urn pendant.

As many as 20 characters can be engraved on the interior of the band of the Men's Silver Token Remembrance Ring.

The Sterling Silver Stallion cremation jewelry can be engraved with up to 4 characters on the back of the pendant.

The Silver Fly Me A Kite Full Color Photo Engraved Pendant can be engraved with a color photo on the front and 3 lines of text on the back.

The Men's Stainless Steel Elegance Cuff cremation bracelet can be engraved with as many as 10 characters.

The Black Pleasant Rectangle Urn Necklace will hold up to 5 lines of engraved text on the front and back of the jewelry urn.

Add 10 characters to the interior band of the Women's 14K Gold Forever Love Heart cremation ring for ashes.

The Memorial Coin can be engraved with a photo on the front and 5 lines of text on the back of the coin.

The women's Remembrance Rose Gold Cremation Bracelet can be engraved with as many as 2 lines of text with 10 characters per line.

The Gold Plated Round Photo Engraved Pendant can be engraved with a photo on the front and up to 3 lines of text on the back of the pendant.

Selecting Engraving FAQ's

Here you’ll find all the answers to our most commonly asked questions about selecting engraving.

How long does it take for cremation jewelry to be engraved?

We offer same day engraving on our cremation jewelry and personalized photo engraved jewelry.  Most orders placed before 12:00 noon MST ship out the same day, even with engraving.  Many customers receive their order within 3-5 days of placing their order.

How do I submit my text for engraving?

Adding your text is easy!  Simply choose your item, select your font where applicable and then add your engraved text in the spaces provided.  Most cremation jewelry has an allowed character limit per line(s) and it’s important to adhere to that limit.  Adding one or two additional characters in some instances may not be an issue.  Give us a call at 1-877-723-4242 or email us at with engraving questions on a particular item and we will be happy to assist.

How do I submit my photo for engraving?

It is best to have a digital image with the highest resolution possible.  The higher the resolution the better quality end result.  Upload your picture directly on the product page or you can email us your image and reference your order number.  Be certain to give clear and concise instructions on your engraving.  For example, we can remove backgrounds, crop the picture to your specifications, etc.

The cremation jewelry I want will only hold 10 characters and I need 11! What do I do?

The character limit is set in order to produce the best quality engraving on that particular piece.  In some instances, we may be able to add one or two characters more.  Give us a call at 1-877-723-4242 or email us at with engraving questions on a particular item and if we can make it happen without compromising the quality and integrity of the engraving, we will!

Do I have to choose engraved text?

Selecting engraved text for your jewelry is not necessary.  Engraved text can add emotional value to the necklace for ashes and gives you a way to make it unique to your memories of your loved one.  Adding engraved text may not be for everyone and is a personal decision.

Can you do text in a different language?

We absolutely can!  Simply add the text in the appropriate fields on the product page and we will engrave the letters as submitted.

I don’t like either of the fonts that you offer. Can I request a particular font?

We offer standard block font and script font for our engraved text.  We do not offer other fonts at this time.

Can you engrave symbols on my cremation jewelry selection?

We can engrave hearts and infinity symbols and others.  For questions about particular symbols for engraving, please call us at 1-877-723-4242 or email us at and we will be happy to assist.

Can I have two photos engraved on my photo engraved pendant?

You sure can!  We can engrave a photo of your choice on the front and a photo on the back for our standard black and white photo engraved jewelry.  We cannot engrave two photos on our full color personalzied photo engraved jewelry but you can further personalize with engraved text on the back of a full color pendant.

How much does it cost to add engraving?

For cremation jewelry that offers one line of engraved text, it is $15.99 to add engraved text.  For urn jewelry that offers two or more lines of engraving, it is $22.99 to add engraved text.  To add text to photo engraved jewelry is $22.99.

Updated on July 29, 2019 by Frances Kay.