Who is the decedent?
Card that comes with your stones
In memory of
John Doe
About how much ash will we be receiving?
1/4 Cup (Minimum)
This doesn't have to be exact.
We've reserved a spot for your remains in our lab!

We will mail a collection kit to retrieve your loved one's ashes when we are ready to begin processing.

We expect to ship your collection kit in 2 weeks.

Collection Kit
Ship Date

This is the date we expect to ship your collection kit to retrieve your loved one’s remains. If you take longer than 1 week to return the kit to us, then the Completion Date may be delayed.


This is the date we expect to ship your loved one home to you. This date may change based on the volume of orders we are processing at a given time.

*Sent USPS Priority Express

Frequently Asked Questions

No, the size, shape, number, texture, color, etc., is determined by many factors that are out of our control. Each set of remains is unique to the individual.
No, but we recommend that you do. Solidified remains are not a product. They are a new form of remains. You can scatter the stones, keep them in a container, and share them just like “ashes.” That said, you can send a partial amount - a minimum of 1/4 cup. We do not offer discounts for partial amounts of remains.
No, we do not offer discounts for partial amounts of remains because we charge for the process, not the quantity. Our process is designed to solidify the full amount of remains.
From the time we receive the ashes, the solidification process takes 8 weeks. Depending on our volume of orders at a given time, we may have a wait time before we send a collection kit to retrieve your loved one’s remains for processing. Our priority is the safety of your loved one, and we will always prioritize this over speed.
We add a small amount of natural binder to the remains to help the stones solidify during our process.
You can reach customer service by email at support@partingstone.com, by using the chat on the website, or by phone at 505-772-0634. Our office hours are M-F 8am-4pm MT.
Step 1

Step 1

We send a collection kit to retrieve your loved one’s ashes.

Step 2

Step 2

You send your loved one’s ashes to our lab.

Step 3

Step 3

We solidify the ashes into "stones."

Step 4

Step 4

We ship your loved one’s solidified remains home.

Customer Reviews

Based on 119 reviews
my comfort

I truly recommend the Parting Stones. I can hold them anytime. They are a deep com fort to me. Holding one helps me through my grieving process.

Ethel &.T.
Always here

I like that i can always have a part of my husband with me everywhere i go

Stacy P.
Sandy’s way

It was truly so perfect for our mother! She was bigger than life and always had jars of stones everywhere and even in her pockets at all times!
We have been able to take her and leave her in her favorite places… Paris - Vegas- the ocean - near her parents in Arkansas- her birth place KC… People love the comfortable free feeling the stones give them! You are AWSOME Parting Stone…

Taking my loved one with me wherever I go.

My husband and I had so many great plans for travel. Once we retired, but those plans didn’t work out the way we hoped. But I’m still seeing through on all those plans and bringing him with me. As I experiences new countries, cultures, or just enjoy a beautiful afternoon by a lake, I can reach in my pocket and know that my husband is with me.

Michelle B.
My opinion

My plan was to take the stones to my husband place of birth and also where he grew up overseas. I did not realized that I would be getting such a large amount of stones but I must admit that it is nice to have a tangible object to touch when grieving one’s loss.

Sharon N.
Healing Stones

I keep my husband’s stones in a large bowl. I always smile when I see them and it is comforting to pick up one of the stones and just run my fingers over its smooth surface. It has been a healing experience to be able to offer family and friends stones for them to keep. I’m pleased that I made the choice to have the stones rather than simply his ashes.

Barbara S.
Parting review

I have appreciated having the parting stones and can leave them in places much the same as ashes if I wanted to. I also carry the smallest one with me and like having it close. I envision ashes being a bit messy, but do not know for sure.

Sam E.
Sad but glad

Sad is an understatement regarding my son’s sudden death, but I was glad that the option provided by Parting Stone was available. It helped all of his immediate family to have that option.

Mitzi C.
Parting Stone

It is the best idea- we love the stones. My only comment was I thought they would be differentt soft colours - all the stones we got were all off white instead of soft grey or light blue.

Nancy L.
Stone Whispering

After the recent loss of my son who was only 20 years old, choosing the resting place of his remains as it is for all of us, was very difficult. The urn my older son chose was beautiful and was a reflection of my son’s personality, but it didn’t feel like the whole answer. Our loved ones are complex, and when the funeral director noticed my hesitation to commit entirely to the urn he mentioned the Parting Stones. Such a wash of relief came over me, it felt right! The stones reminded me of the hours and hours walking the shores of the Great Lakes picking up stones with my beautiful boy! With the option of using part of the remains for the stones, I was able to contain his remains in two forms which represented well his diverse personality. And my older son had closure with the urn and I had closure with the smooth stones. Beautiful and complete. (Please feel free to make edits)

Frequently Asked Questions

The average person is 40-80+ stones. The exact number of stones returned depends on the volume of remains provided. A good rule of thumb is that we will return a similar volume of solidified remains’ stones as the volume of ashes that we receive. In other words, 1 quart of ashes will return about 1 quart of stones.
No, each person’s remains are the unique result of our solidification process. The number, shape, color, and size of the stones vary from person to person.We cannot accommodate any customization requests.
The solidification lead time varies depending on our current order volume. For new orders, our current estimated wait time to begin the process is 2 weeks and our current estimated completion date for orders placed today is 70 days. We recommend placing your order as soon as possible to reserve your spot in line.
We always prioritize the safekeeping of the decedents in our care over speed.
Yes. We accept alkaline hydrolysis remains, also known as “water cremation” or “Aquamation,” for both pets and people. Please indicate in your order notes if your loved one or pet’s disposition method was alkaline hydrolysis.
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.
Yes! Solidified remains are perfect for scattering comfortably without the mess of conventional ashes.
No, solidified remains are similar to ceramic, and they will not dissolve in water. The stones are perfect for memorial gardens or scattering.
Solidified remains are a complete alternative to conventional ash and we encourage families to send the full amount of remains available. We need a minimum of ¼ cup of ash for the solidification process.

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