- Do You Have a Store Where I Can Buy Your Jewellery?
The Ashlocks™ Memorial Jewellery collection is only available online via the Keepsake Jewellery Australia website, however orders are dispatched quickly all over Australia. Also, we understand that it can be difficult to buy jewellery without seeing it in person so we offer a FULL REFUND OR EXCHANGE on all jewellery, even if you simply change your mind. You can read about our generous Refund and Exchange Policy here.
How Long Will My Order Take To Arrive?
Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions orders may take up to 3 business days to dispatch from our store. You will receive a dispatch notification by email or text as soon as your jewellery is sent advising you of your tracking number so you can track your order. Delivery times from dispatch depend on your location but as a guide Express Post usually arrives within 2-5 business days. Parcel Post can take up to a week longer. Parcel Post is free however upgrading to Express Post is just $9.90 per order, no matter how large, so we recommend this method if you want your jewellery to arrive as quickly as possible.
International orders are sent via Registered International Mail and will usually arrive within 2-4 weeks depending on your location.
The Design I Want is Out of Stock - When Will It Be Available Again?
We process a very high number of orders which means that sometimes some of our designs are unavailable. If you see an item that is out of stock please know that we are busy making more and will have it back in stock as quickly as possible. If you'd like an estimated restock date please feel free to contact us
What is Cremation Jewellery and Memorial Jewellery?
Cremation Jewellery and Memorial Jewellery is a collective group of unique pendants, necklaces, bracelets, charms and rings which have been specifically designed with an internal compartment to hold precious cremation ash. Many designs are also suitable for holding other memorials such as a lock of hair, burial soil etc securely and discreetly inside.
These very special, purpose-made pieces of jewellery offer a very beautiful and personal memorialisation option.
How Much Ashes Do They Hold?
Capacity varies but generally they will hold from 1/8 to 1 teaspoon of cremation ashes depending on the design. Please see individual product descriptions for more information on each product's internal capacity.
How Is The Jewellery Filled? Do We Do It Or Do You?
Every item is supplied with detailed filling instructions together with a complete filling kit containing a small spoon, a micro funnel, ashes clearing tool and a mini screwdriver (for screw port designs). If you are not comfortable filling the jewellery yourself we suggest contacting your local Funeral Director who will usually be very happy to assist. As an overview of the process you can see some basic filling instructions here (more detailed instructions are sent with every order).
Unfortunately we don't provide a filling service as no postal service can be guaranteed to arrive so it isn't recommended to send precious ashes through the mail.
How Does This Work If My Funeral Director is Organising The Cremation?
We can send your order directly to you or via your Funeral Director. If you wish to have the jewellery sent to your Funeral Director please list their address in the "Shipping Address" section of the checkout. Every order is sent with everything needed for filling, no matter whether it is sent directly to you or to the Funeral Director.
Does The Jewellery Require Special Care? Is It Waterproof? Can I Wear It Every Day?
Ashlocks™ Cremation and Memorial Jewellery designs have the highest level of water resistance possible. They close tightly and are further secured by a neoprene 'o' ring on every closure. We do recommend however that they are removed prior to showering, swimming or vigorous exercise to protect the precious metals. Generally you should care for your Ashlocks™ jewellery the way you would any piece of fine jewellery.
Your jewellery will be sent with full care instructions and a micro-fibre polishing cloth to ensure you feel confident in the care of your jewellery. In the meantime you can view some basic care instructions here.
What is Gold Vermeil?
In short, Gold Vermeil is a heavy durable overlay of Gold over solid Sterling Silver but it is not the same as Gold Plate. For jewellery to be classified as genuine Gold Vermeil there is a minimum International Standard. The Standard has three (3) requirements that must all be satisfied:
1. The jewellery item must be made of solid 925 Sterling Silver;
2. The Gold overlay must be a minimum of 2.5 micron thick; AND
3. The Gold must be of a purity of not less than 10 Carat.
KJA Gold Vermeil exceeds this standard with 3 micron of 14 Carat Gold over solid Sterling Silver - an unmatched level of quality and durability.
With proper care KJA Gold Vermeil jewellery will last a very long time, however if you want to wear your jewellery daily, over an extended period of time, we recommend solid Sterling Silver or solid 9ct Gold pieces. These will last a lifetime and can even be passed down as family heirlooms from generation to generation.
Will the Sterling Silver Designs Tarnish?
All genuine 925 Sterling Silver may tarnish to varying extents over time. This is the nature of Sterling Silver and, rather than being a fault, it is an indication that it is actually genuine Sterling Silver. Tarnishing occurs from oxidisation as a result of exposure to certain elements in the air, on the skin or around the jewellery when being stored. The good news is that tarnish is easily controlled and you will find this information contained in the instructions included with your jewellery order.
What If I Lose My Cremation Jewelry?
It is very important if you are scattering or interring the majority of your loved one's cremation ashes that you keep a small amount of in a safe place in case your jewellery is ever lost or stolen. We suggest keeping a small amount of ashes in a safe place in case your jewellery ever needs replacing.
If you have any questions about our Cremation or Memorial Jewellery which you don't see answered here please feel free to contact us.
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