Funeral pyre beads

Charles Cowling


Posted by Charles Cowling


According to the blurb: 

Rare, three-strand 28″ (or so) inch necklace made of antique brass beads from Northern India. Originally used in funeral pyres, these beads are then gathered from the ashes and restrung.  

Buy them here

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Rupert Callender

Ahead of the curve as ever James..


What a great idea. There’s something phoenix-like and wonderful about re-stringing the cremated beads.
Too bad the heat in our crematoria systems vapourise most metals and stones (even diamonds I am told).
A long shot to sell titanium jewellery with the promise that it will not disappear when cremated with the person’s body. But this benfit attached quality (ie titanium) piercings might appeal to some?