Most cremation families feel their options are more limited than burial. But in reality, there are more choices with cremation.

For example, there are many more type of final disposition for cremation families, from scattering, to in-ground or niche placement, or keeping the urn at home.

And now, there are solidified remains, from Parting Stone.

Lumen Cremation is proud to partner with Parting Stone–a Santa Fe, New Mexico-based start-up pioneering a technology that offers a clean alternative to cremated remains following cremation. Middle Tennessee families can now choose to receive  stone-like solidified remains that can be touched, held, and shared.

The solidification process returns the full amount of cremation remains in a solid and clean form that resembles a collection of polished stones. The average person results in about 40-60 solids ranging in size from thumb-nail up to palm-size. The color of each person’s solidified remains is 100% natural and many result in white stones, but some are a hue of blue, green, or another radical variation.

“It is a profound opportunity to live with the remains of our loved ones, but conventional cremated remains make that experience uncomfortable,” says Parting Stone founder and CEO Justin Crowe. “We developed an alternative to conventional cremated remains to help families feel a meaningful connection with their departed. When you choose cremation you no longer have to take home ashes.”

Following the death of his grandfather, Justin Crowe realized that living with conventional cremated remains can feel uncomfortable, so in many households they often end up hidden in a closet for decades. Parting Stone worked with material scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory to develop solidified remains to empower families in their grief with a form of remains that can be touched and held.

At Lumen Cremation, we’ve had families choose Parting Stone as a convenient way to take remains for scattering to a favorite vacation spot, or as a minimalist keepsake. Stop by our office today or read more on our website.