“They’re pretty much all made out of aluminum.
They’re very expensive,” said Mark Zales, co-owner of Zales Jewelry in San Diego.
“They have an expensive price tag and that’s what people are willing to pay for them.”
Zales said cremation metal, which typically costs $50 or more, can be hard to find because it’s often made from steel or copper, which has a limited life span.
“It’s very, very hard to recycle it,” Zales added.
“The metals in cremation can get very brittle and can break.”
Zales said that he has to order all of his cremation items from China, but he’s been getting his cremated jewelry online in the past couple of months.
“I had a big box of jewelry that I bought a couple of years ago and I’ve had it for a couple months and I’m trying to find the right way to send it,” he said.
“I’ve been buying it online and it’s been really nice, it’s great.”
Zale said he doesn’t expect to be able to sell the jewelry, but that he’d like to give it a try if he could find another way to get it to him.