What to do with the cremated ashes of a loved one?

June 10, 2019

Heart shape pile of ashes.

You may have decided, or are considering, honoring the memory of your loved one by sealing a small portion of their ashes into a memorial pendant. Eterea pendants will stay with you forever and look as beautiful as the soul you have lost.

As Eterea pendants only require 1/4 tsp of ashes, you will likely have a large portion of ashes remaining. You can, of course, hold them in an urn, but there are many alternative these days. We thought we would share a few unique ideas:


scattering ashes


Scatter the ashes at one or several places your loved one cherished. Some examples could be their favorite park, the beach, or a favourite vacation destination you shared.

There are places like National Parks where scattering ashes is prohibited so do make sure you check before hand.

It's also important to note that scattering ashes may not be quite what you expect. To be prepared, here are some pro tips.


Grow a Tree

Ashes are made of carbon and are some the same nutrients that plants consume.

Bio Urns allows you to grow a tree from the ashes of your loved one. As they say, "With The Living Urn, Life Continues".


Build a Reef

Coral reefs provide habitats for many marine organisms and are the source of nitrogen and other essential nutrients for marine food chains. They also protect coastlines against storm and shoreline erosion.

Through Eternal Reef, you can help protect the coral reef.

Eternal Reefs takes the cremated remains of an individual and incorporates them into an environmentally-safe cement mixture designed to create artificial reef formations.



Heavenly Stars allows you to incorporate cremation ashes into fireworks. Celebrate the life of your loved one with a bang! 


There are only a few examples - there are many more! Ashes can be turned into other desirable items, such as diamonds, or pottery, or even vinyl records.