Who is the decedent?
Card that comes with your stones
In memory of
John Doe
We've reserved a spot for your remains in our lab!

Our lab will be ready to begin the solidification process. We will mail a collection kit to retrieve your ashes in about 3 weeks. Our current time to solidify is 8 weeks from when we receive the remains. We will send you an estimated date of completion once they arrive at our lab followed by email updates as the decedent travels through the process.

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The Science

Parting Stone® solidified remains

STEP 1 - COLLECTION KIT

WE SEND YOU A COLLECTION KIT TO GET YOUR ASHES SHIPPED SAFELY TO OUR LAB IN SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO.

STEP 2 - PURIFICATION

WE REMOVE FOREIGN CONTAMINANTS LIKE STAPLES, SCREWS, AND IMPLANTS FROM THE CREMATED REMAINS.

STEP 3 - FORMING

THE ASH IS TURNED INTO A CLAY-LIKE MATERIAL, A SMALL AMOUNT OF BINDER IS ADDED, AND THE SOLIDS ARE FORMED.

STEP 4 - SOLIDIFICATION

THE SOLIDS ARE HEATED IN A KILN GIVING THE SOLIDIFIED REMAINS THEIR HARDNESS AND PERMANENCE.

STEP 5 - RETURN HOME

FINISHED SOLIDIFIED REMAINS ARE CLEANED, POLISHED AND RETURNED HOME READY TO BE SHARED WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

STEP 1 - COLLECTION KIT

WE SEND YOU A COLLECTION KIT TO GET YOUR ASHES SHIPPED SAFELY TO OUR LAB IN SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO.

STEP 2 - PURIFICATION

WE REMOVE FOREIGN CONTAMINANTS LIKE STAPLES, SCREWS, AND IMPLANTS FROM THE CREMATED REMAINS.

STEP 3 - FORMING

THE ASH IS TURNED INTO A CLAY-LIKE MATERIAL, A SMALL AMOUNT OF BINDER IS ADDED, AND THE SOLIDS ARE FORMED.

STEP 4 - SOLIDIFICATION

THE SOLIDS ARE HEATED IN A KILN GIVING THE SOLIDIFIED REMAINS THEIR HARDNESS AND PERMANENCE.

STEP 5 - RETURN HOME

FINISHED SOLIDIFIED REMAINS ARE CLEANED, POLISHED AND RETURNED HOME READY TO BE SHARED WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

What color will your "stones" be?

The color of each collection is 100% natural.
Individuals can result in different hues and textures making each collection uniquely beautiful.

What color will your

Frequently Asked Questions

There is about a 1:1 ratio of ash to solidified remains. For example, if we receive 6 cups of ash, we will return roughly 6 cups of "stones". An average full set of human remains typically yields 40-80 stones ranging in diameter from about the size of a quarter to about 3” around.
No, the solidification process varies from person-to-person in the number, shape, color, and size of "stones" produced.
The solidification process typically takes 6 weeks from when we receive the ashes at our lab. At times, we have a waitlist of orders and you will be notified of the current wait time before checking out on our website. Our priority is to successfully return beautiful "stones" to each customer and sometimes that takes extra time.
We are proudly in the early stages of accepting and processing alkaline hydrolysis remains into solidified remains. If you are interested in sending alkaline hydrolysis remains for solidification, please contact our Customer Support team.
The entire solidification process looks like making ceramics in a laboratory. Once the remains arrive at our lab, we remove contaminants and refine the ash then create a clay-like material. From there, we form, solidify in a kiln, and polish the "stones" before returning them to you. You can see a fun animation of the whole process on our homepage here.
Yes. Solidified remains act like real stones so if you keep them outside or scatter, they will be there a long time.