If you choose to hold on to your loved one's cremation ashes, they usually will remain in the urn you chose for years. For some people, however, they end up stored in a closet or a garage. For others they are displayed in a pride of place in a family member's home.
One alternative that some people choose is to convert the ashes into beautiful and unique stones called cremation stones or memorial stones. Some people also call them solidified remains.
Cremation memorial stones are an alternative to keeping ashes in an urn.
At Eirene, we have partnered with Parting Stone, a company that will convert your loved one's ashes into stones that are unique and beautiful.
Since we are a Canadian company, we manage all of the logistics for Canadians that want this service and handle shipping from addresses in Canada to the production lab in the U.S. making the ash stones possible for you. (If you are from the U.S., or another country we can help you too.)
Cremation ash stones look like smooth oval pebble like rocks. Each one is uniquely and naturally coloured and shaped. Cremation ashes come in a course powdered form after your loved one is cremated. They usually kept in an urn or scattered or buried. However using Parting Stone's unique process, the ashes are solidified and shaped into a grouping of beautiful stones that you can keep and display.
Solidified remains are the result of a specially developed post-cremation process offering a more comfortable experience for living with remains. With this solidification service, instead of keeping a box or urn of ashes you can keep a collection of stone-like remains. Parting Stone™ solidified remains are the full amount of remains in a solid and clean form.
The process often returns white stones, or the memorial stones may have a hue of blue or green, or occasionally an unusual colour variation. The size of the ash stones in any given collection range from thumb-nail size up to palm-sized. The texture can also vary from batch to batch. Occasionally, a stone may crack or break during the process. All of these variabilities are natural to the process and are beautiful features of that particular individual’s remains. All stones are clean, polished, and allow for a tactile remembering experience.
People that choose to solidify their loved one's ashes into stones can do a variety of things with them. Here are a few ideas:
At Eirene, the solidified remains service we offer Canadian families for human cremated remains is $2350 CAD (including shipping of the stones from the U.S. lab to you).
For pets, here are the fees that include the return of the stones from the lab to you.
Dog: $1,395 CAD
Cat: $1,095 CAD
Small animals: $945 CAD
Horse: $13,395 CAD
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We are confident that the stones will meet your expectations, but if you are not satisfied, the lab will reprocess the solidified remains back into an ash-like powder and return it to you. Cremated remains can vary in composition and as a result, on rare occasions, solidified remains can not be created. In those cases, your remains will be returned to you in an ash-like powder form.
At Eirene we will coordinate all shipments of the remains from the stone creation lab back to you. You pay for shipping to us (see below). For further info, contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The lab process transforms the full amount of your loved one’s cremated remains into stones. If you are not in possession of the full amount, or you have already scattered some of the ashes, that is okay. A minimum of ¼ cup of cremated remains is required to successfully complete the process. It typically yields a 1:1 ratio of cremated remains to solidified remains by volume.
From an adult's full cremated remains, 40-60 cremation stones are produced. Fewer stones will be produced if you only have some of the ashes or if the ashes are the cremated remains of a smaller person or a child. The process for infant ashes results in a return of 1-2 stones.
The quantity of stones from pets ashes varies based on the quantity of remains provided and the original weight of the deceased pet. Here is a rough guide:
For dogs, you can receive 5-35 stones.
For cats, 6-10 stones.
For large birds, 2-6 stones.
For fish, 1-2 stones.
For rabbits, 3-8 stones.
For rodents, 1-2 stones.
For horses, 200-400 stones.
It is our priority to maintain the full-amount of remains throughout the solidification process. Each set of remains performs slightly differently and our partner lab take uses a scientific approach to ensure the highest possible success rate and the most beautiful material. For this reason, the lab may test a small sample of your decedent’s remains before solidifying the full amount. The resulting test residue guides our process, but it is not returned. Additionally, there are parts of the process that may result in the loss of trace amounts of remains including but not limited to air-born dust during production or residue loss during polishing.
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