How we make Jewellery using your Pet's Hair or Fur

How we make Jewellery using your Pet's Hair or Fur

Our memorial hair jewellery collections are a beautiful way to remember a special pet. At Hand on Heart, we’re specialists in creating beautiful jewellery made from pet hair or fur. Pet hair jewellery is becoming a popular way to keep a tangible keepsake of your best friend with you forever.

Creating the jewellery is a delicate process, as our highly skilled designers transfer each tiny hair by hand into a beautiful range of jewellery. The finished result is a stunning and unique way to keep your beloved dog, cat, horse or any precious pet close to you at all times.

The process

The process is exactly the same for both human and pet hair. Using the hair you provide, our specialist designers carefully set individual strands of hair into a very hard-setting resin. We have a beautiful choice of colours to choose from, making each piece completely unique.

The finished piece of jewellery

The visibility of the hair in the finished piece of jewellery really depends on the colour of the hair. For example, darker hair will typically be more visible than fair hair.

The logistics

Upon receipt of your order, we will send you a Hair Collection Kit. Simply put the hair into the enclosed bag and return it to us. You can return the pack free of charge by putting it in any Royal Mail post box, or you can take it to the post office and send it via Special Delivery, if you prefer. We only need a minimal amount of hair, so you can retain some for your own safekeeping. Any hair or fur that we don’t use will be returned to you with your finished order. 

The timing

Your Hair Collection Kit will be dispatched by first-class mail within 1 working day of placing your order. You will receive your finished jewellery within 21 days of us receiving the hair. 

Pet memorial collections

We’ve experienced pet loss, and we know how devastating it is. Going through these heart-breaking experiences inspired us to start our Pet Memorial range and our Memorial Hair Jewellery collection for pets.

Pawprint memorial jewellery

Our pet memorial range includes pawprint jewellery. Our specialist designers can design a beautiful piece of jewellery using the true pawprint to create a lasting memory of your pet. They will work carefully with the image, removing any marks from fur and miniaturing the print, keeping all the unique detail to fit on your chosen necklace, charm or bracelet.

Pet ashes jewellery

Alternatively, our Cremation Ashes range can also encompass pet cremation ashes to create a lasting tribute. Jewellery made from ashes is becoming more popular than ever, and we offer two options – cremation ashes jewellery and self-fill ashes jewellery.

The cremation ashes jewellery range means you can create a piece of jewellery, including necklaces, rings, cufflinks, charms and earrings, using the ashes from your pet.

The cremation ash is delicately set into resin, which has a beautiful glass-like appearance while being very hard-wearing, making it the perfect material for ashes jewellery. Available in various colours, the cremation ash is layered to create a beautiful floating and sparkling appearance within the jewellery.

Self-fill pet ashes jewellery

Our other range of jewellery made from ashes is the self-fill ashes collection. These pieces are designed to hold a small token of cremation ashes – the ideal way to keep a pet close in a beautiful piece of memorial jewellery.

All our urn necklaces are made from sterling silver and come with the equipment and instructions to transfer a small amount of ashes into the necklace. You can also choose to have your ashes necklace personalised with text, like the name of your pet or a date.

Established in 2009, we’ve been making beautiful keepsake memorial jewellery for more than twelve years, representing the most precious people and pets in your life. We hope our pet memorial collections offer comfort in the dark days of grief, and your memorial jewellery keeps a unique memory of a special pet treasured forever.

Pet Memorial Jewellery


  • Team HoH

    Hi Craig,

    I am happy to confirm that we are able to create our range of hair/fur jewellery using fur from pets which are still alive and this is something we do quite often. All we would need would be a small amount of hair returned to our studio once you have placed your order.

    You can see our range of hair rings on our website here Once you have placed your order we will send you a kit which can be used to safely collect and return the ashes to our studio.

    Lucy, HoH x

  • Craig

    Can you remove my previous comment as keen for just my first name to appear!

    Sorry to bother you. This is a great idea. Few questions if that’s okay!

    Do you do rings at all?
    My cat is thankfully still alive, and sheds a lot. Are you willing to take hair from animals still alive? I appreciate you’d want to prioritise animals that have passed away.
    How much hair is it you’d required roughly for a ring?

  • Team HoH x

    Thank you for sharing your heartfelt experience with us. We are deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved Mopsy, and we appreciate the trust you placed in us to create meaningful keepsakes in her memory.

    It warms our hearts to hear that you are pleased with the necklaces and that they provide comfort and a sense of connection to Mopsy. Your kind words and recommendation mean a lot to us. If there’s anything we can do to help in the future, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

    Wishing you peace and comfort,
    The Hand on Heart Team

  • Marian

    I know I’ve said this to you before, but I lost my best friend in May, my little rescue dog, Mopsy. I was devastated. A friend told me about HOH and I contacted you. I had a pawprint necklace made and then decided to have some of her ashes put in a necklace too. However, I wanted to use some fur as well. I emailed HOH and you explained that you could indeed use ashes and fur, although being white, the fur wouldn’t show up. The respect and care from you all was just beyond words. I love both my necklaces. They are beautifully made and although the ashes and fur don’t show, I know that part of Mopsy is with me when I wear it. Would I recommend HOH? In a….. heartbeat! Thank you so much.

  • Team HoH x

    Hello, we certainly create a beautiful piece to help you remember Mia. You can see a link to all of our memorial hair/fur designs here;
    If you need any help, please don’t hesitate to send us a message at – Team HoH x

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