Restrictions on cremation ashes for jewellery – II

Some practical considerations

An earlier post considered the recent consistory court judgment In the Matter of SMF deceased [2019] ECC Lee 4 on whether cremated remains could be exhumed to permit a small quantity of the buried ashes to be processed to form a glass-like material to be set into a ring as a memento of the deceased. This post addresses the broader issues raised in the judgment: access to cremation ashes; religious considerations; and some practical issues. Continue reading