Pain. Meloncholy. Sadness. Grief.
Emotions experienced from losing a loving family dog are heavy. In fact, for many, it can be just as painful as losing a best friend. For centuries people have created tributes to their dogs that passed away. In order to deal with such a loss, it’s natural to want a customized memorial made for your beloved pet.
Cremation jewellery for dogs is not simply a new trend. In fact, relics from the Victorian Age include lovely pieces of memorial jewellery, such as brooches and pendants, that feature images of dogs, often with locks of the dogs’ hair.
With our huge variety of cremation diamonds and settings at Heart In Diamond, you can select the type of diamond and jewellery setting that best represents your dog’s unique personality. Every single canine carries their own set of characteristics that includes some that are specific to the breed and some that are unique to the particular pup.
So which dog breeds are the most popular in the United Kingdom in 2018?
We took a look at a poll featured in an article in the Mirror that showed which 100 dog breeds were voted best by the public in the UK. While dozens made the list, including the Shih Tzu, dachshund and Golden retriever, the following were the top ten starting with the most popular first:
1. Labrador’s ashes to diamonds
We start this list with the United Kingdom’s (and possibly the entire world’s), most beloved breed of dogs, the Labrador retriever.
What is it about the lab that makes these dogs a chart-topping favourite internationally for decades in a row?
For one, Labradors are quite intelligent and easy to train. Among their other desirable traits, this is the reason they are the most popular assistance dogs in the world. In fact, their abilities are so mind-blowing, they can literally be trained to help with household chores and even answer the phone! Their second most legendary trait is their temperament. It’s the mild temper and calm demeanour that make them a family favourite that is safe and trustworthy around even the youngest members of the household.
Cremation diamond jewellery to represent Labradors
A heart-shaped diamond is a perfect tribute to honour the love and closeness Labradors share with their owners. If the dog was a yellow Labrador, a yellow heart-cut diamond set in a lovely gold or platinum ring would be a perfect tribute.
2. Turning your mixed breed dog’s ashes to diamonds
Mutts. Mongrels. Mixed breeds go by many names and include all dogs that have more than one breed in them.
Some mixed breeds are a result of intentional breeding where two dogs of specific breeds are crossed to create a designer breed. One such example is the Puggle, which is a cross between the Pug and a Beagle.
According to experts, it’s estimated that more than 400,000 mixed breeds of dogs exist. Because of these endless possibilities, it’s impossible to attribute characteristics that would be applicable to all mixed breeds.
Cremation diamond jewellery to represent mixed breed dogs
At Heart In Diamond, we understand that every single person and pet is unique. Therefore, we offer diamonds in five colours…
… and three primary cuts (many other cuts available) …
… and more than 500 jewellery settings! With all these options, you’re sure to find the right cremation diamond jewellery to represent your mixed breed furry friend.
3. Jack Russell ashes to diamonds
Jack Russells are a rumbustious and adorable breed of dogs. About 200 years ago the Jack Russell was bred in England to hunt foxes.
People that own Jack Russells often say that their spunky personality is what stole their heart from the very beginning. Considering the high level of intelligence of this particular breed, it’s no wonder the children’s reading television series, Wishbone, featured a lovable Jack Russell as the main character.
Cremation diamonds from the ashes of a Jack Russell
Blue is a colour that symbolizes intelligence and wellness of one’s mind and body. A blue diamond in the classic brilliant cut would be an ideal stone to symbolize the superior intelligence of the Jack Russell.
4. Staffordshire bull terrier ashes to diamonds
The Staffordshire bull terrier came in the fourth position for the most popular dogs in the UK because of their nature that keeps them loyal to their owners, no matter what.
Cremation diamond jewellery to match your Staffordshire bull terrier
Just as your beloved pooch never let you down, same goes for a classic white or colourless diamond set in yellow-gold jewellery. This classic combination is a go-to choice for any type of jewellery, whether it’s a ring, bracelet, necklace, earring, or pendant.
5. Border collie dog ashes to diamonds
Nothing will escape the attention of this popular and beautiful breed of dogs. This breed was meant for herding animals and is often considered the brightest of all breeds with the impressive ability to understand up to 1,000 words.
Diamond jewellery from hair or ashes of a border collie
Enthusiasts around the world adore their border collies for their unbelievable attentiveness. Show that you are also keen and attentive, by choosing modern cremation jewellery, such a piece from our selection of contemporary rings.
6. Cocker spaniel’s hair or ashes to diamonds
Cocker spaniels are the type of dogs that form strong connections with their owners. Because they go gaga over food, deep bonds develop simply by feeding their bellies.
Cremation diamond jewellery that represents a cocker spaniel
Warm colours such as red and orange are symbolic of food and elicit a warmth that encourages eating. What a better way to remember a cocker spaniel’s love for all things yummy than with a beautiful yellow-orange or red cremation diamond.
7. Cockapoo hair or ashes to diamonds
Dating back to the 1960s, the cockapoo (mix of cocker spaniel and poodle) is the most popular mixed breed in the UK. The two breeds come together to create a sweet companion that brightens up your day.
Cremation jewellery that represents a cockapoo
Capture the bright personality of a cockapoo with a stunning white diamond mounted in a bright platinum jewellery setting.
8. German shepherd ashes to diamonds
With all the wonderful attributes of German shepherds, it’s no wonder they are the top choice of police forces worldwide. A noble German shepherd can be trusted to lay down their life for their loved ones and to keep a watchful eye on their family.
Cremation jewellery to represent a German shepherd
The colour green is a symbol of safety and security. A large princess-cut green-yellow diamond in any setting is a strong and bold representation of the noble shepherd.
9. Springer spaniel ashes to diamonds
Possessing one of the highest senses of smell among all breeds, the springer spaniel is often used for tracking and even sniffing out explosives.
Memorial diamond jewellery that captures the personality of a springer spaniel
A yellow diamond in a radiant cut is the perfect representation of the cheer a springer spaniel brings to the life of their owner. The radiant cut accentuates this feeling by radiating the glow of the diamond.
10. Cavalier King Charles spaniel dog ashes to diamonds
King Charles II absolutely adored this particular breed of spaniel, which is where the name originated. They love to call your lap their forever home, so owners can expect lots of cuddles and affection!
Cremation diamonds that symbolize the Cavalier King Charles spaniel
Long-associated with royalty, red diamonds accurately symbolize this noble breed of dogs that are fit for a king! Try a brilliant-cut red memorial diamond in a yellow-gold setting.