Losing a beloved cat is devastating, no matter what the circumstances. Grief is a very individual experience, and no two cat guardians will grieve in exactly the same way. Finding ways to remember the lost cat in ways that are meaningful to each person can be an important part of the healing process.
Jennifer Muldowney, the owner and creative force behind Rainbow Bridge Memorials, helps pet parents heal after loss by creating unique pieces of jewelry that contain a small portion of the pet’s ashes. These gorgeous pieces allow you to keep a lost pet close to your heart by wearing them as a necklace, keeping them by your bedside, or displaying them in a keepsake box.
How it works
Using just a small piece of your pet’s cremated remains, a beautiful unique piece of glass jewelry can be created just for you. The ashes are fused into a ball or bauble shaped glass piece. The ashes will appear almost cloudlike. Each piece is completely unique.
Remains of two or more animals can also be infused into a piece.
The pieces can be created with clear glass, or with color. Available colors are red, blue and green, but if you’d like a different color, they will do their best to accommodate special requests.
How Rainbow Bridge Memorials Started
Jennifer started her company when she lost Roxy, a Westie who was her best friend in the world. She was devastated after her loss. She didn’t understand her own emotions, and felt that the people around her didn’t know what to say. When a friend told her about the story of the Rainbow Bridge, she found it very comforting, and it stayed with her. She decided to name her company after the story in hopes that her creations will help other pet parents find some form of peace.
Keepsakes for pet parents
In addition to fused glass cremation jewelry, Jennifer also offers other keepsakes for grieving pet parents, including lockets, charms and a paw print bracelet.
For more about Rainbow Bridge Memorials, to see all of the gorgeous pieces and to order your own, please visit Jennifer’s website.
Ingrid King is an award-winning author, former veterinary hospital manager, and veterinary journalist who is passionate about cats.