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Meet The Team

Your treasured memorial jewellery is hand crafted by our highly skilled team.  The Ashes Memorial Jewellery team create your special jewellery with great care, compassion, and skill.  Find out more about the Ashes Memorial Jewellery team below.

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Julia is the owner of Ashes Memorial Jewellery. Julia is a highly trained jeweller and silversmith. Julia divides her time between working at the jewellers bench and helping in the office. Along with running the business Julia specialises in designing and innovating new collections of memorial jewellery.

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Ruth is a skilled, award winning jeweller and CAD designer. Ruth, like Julia trained at the Birmingham School Of Jewellery and works alongside Julia at the bench. She particularly enjoys creating our beautiful gold jewellery collection. Ruth specialises in creating new designs for our collections using computer aided design and creating bespoke CAD designs for our memorial diamond customers.

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Ellé is one of our skilled apprentice jewellers. She is currently training at the Birmingham School of Jewellery and she is in the final year of the design for industry degree. Ellé works at our workshop every Wednesday with Chloe and Hayley developing her hand skills under the guidance of Ruth our workshop manager and Julia.

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Chloe is one of our skilled apprentice jewellers. She is currently training at the Birmingham School of Jewellery and she is in the final year of the design for industry degree. Ellé works at our workshop every Wednesday with Elle and Hayley developing her hand skills under the guidance of Ruth our workshop manager.

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Hayley is part of our team of skilled apprentice jewellers. Hayley is currently training at the Birmingham School of Jewellery and she is in the final year of the Higher National Diploma in jewellery design. Hayley works at our workshop every Wednesday with Chloe and Elle developing her hand skills under the guidance of Ruth our workshop manager.

About Ashes Memorial Jewellery

About Ashes Memorial Jewellery

Ashes Memorial Jewellery was founded by Julia Usher. Julia trained as a contemporary jeweller and silversmith at the Birmingham School of Jewellery, located in the heart of the jewellery quarter and has been an established jeweller for 14 years. Ashes Memorial Jewellery was founded after Julia lost a loved one and she was unable to find any unusual memorial jewellery to commemorate her loved one. Julia spent a year developing the first collection of signature memorial jewellery and developed the technique of rolling cremation ashes or hair onto silver or gold.

Ashes Memorial Jewellery has a specialist workshop in Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire. Your ashes jewellery will be handcrafted to a very high standard by one of our specialist jewellers. We pride our business on offering a truly personal and caring service. We work very closely with all our customers. Our aim is not only to create a beautiful piece of jewellery but to create a unique treasure that you can keep close to you forever. We also offer showroom and workshop appointments if you would like to hand deliver your loved one’s ashes or hair and meet the team that will create your special jewellery.

How we create your special jewellery

  • Step One

    Creating Your Design

  • Step Two

    Impressing Your Jewellery

  • Step Three

    Soldering & Engraving

  • Step Four

    Polishing & Presentation

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