Press Kit

We believe families should be able to feel a connection with the remains of their departed.

Cremated remains are messy, unsightly, and awkward to interact with. Because of this poor experience, many families hide the remains of people they love, out of sight, for decades. This immense anxiety caused by one of our most treasured possessions is tragic.

Solidified remains allow families to feel a meaningful connection with the people and pets they’ve lost. Now, everyone in the family can comfortably hold, scatter, keep, carry, share, and remember in a way that is special to them. Solidified remains are a platform for healing, growth, and engagement.

Our loved ones deserve better than to be hidden away in a closet - solidified remains make it so that never has to happen again.

Solidified remains are a new form of human and pet remains that resemble a collection of smooth stones.

Solidified remains are a 100% alternative to conventional ash. Now, when you choose cremation for a loved one, you have the option of receiving either ashes or stones.

Each collection of solidified remains is naturally unique. The remains appear with different textures and colors including chocolate brown, lavender, honey yellow, or with blue speckles.

Solidified remains act and feel like smooth river stones. The material is clean and permanent like ceramic. The stones will not dissolve in water or scratch with your fingernail. They will outlast us on Earth.

Our solidification process involves refining, forming, firing, and polishing...

  1. We mail a collection kit to retrieve 100% of your loved one’s cremated remains.
  2. We remove impurities like metals and implants.
  3. The ash is turned into a clay-like material, and the stones are formed.
  4. The remains are heated in a kiln, solidifying the ashes into stones.
  5. Finished solidified remains are polished and returned home.

Parting Stone’s solidified remains technology is patent pending.

The Parting Stone Lab is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

We are a group of creatives with a passion for creating meaningful experiences. Our team operates with the highest level of professionalism and integrity while indulging in imagination and curiosity. We do not create bandages that help horrible experiences feel better - we build positive solutions from the ground up. We are death curious.

Families can begin the solidification process now on our website or by visiting one of our 1,000+ funeral home partners in the U.S. and Canada.

See the organizations celebrating our new form of remains...

National Funeral Directors Association: Innovation Award, 2021 - 2nd Place

Fast Company Magazine: World Changing Ideas Award, 2020

The International Cemetery, Cremation, and Funeral Association: KIP Award, 2019

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