The solidification process compresses conventional cremated remains into a beautiful collection of 40-60 “stones” that you can hold, share, scatter, and with which you can travel.
The appearance of each collection of solidified remains is 100% natural. People can result in different hues and textures making each set unique. Parting Stone empowers families in their grief by providing a form of remains that can be touched and held.
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At the time of your arrangement, you may choose to have your loved one returned either as cremated remains or solidified remains.
If you would like to update your pre-need plan to include solidified remains, please contact us by email or phone and we will update your arrangement.
Solidification of remains at-home
If you currently have the cremated remains of your loved one at home and want to have them solidified, you may place your order here.
TriStar Cremation does not perform pet cremations.
We will handle the shipping of the already cremated pet remains to Parting Stone to have them solidified.
How can I be sure I am getting my pet’s remains back?
Parting Stone is a company of pet lovers and understands your concern. Every set of remains they receive is labeled and tracked throughout the entire processing. They have individualized equipment for each step of the process and the ashes are never mingled. A single Parting Stone technician handles your pet’s remains throughout the process.
How does Parting Stone turn the remains into stones, what are they actually doing?
Parting Stone worked with Los Alamos National Lab to develop the process to create solidified remains. They refine the cremated remains, add a small amount of binder (glass) and superheat the remains. You receive back the remains of your pet in a form that you can hold, share, scatter, display, or bury.
How long will it take to get my pet’s solidified remains?
About 8 weeks more for Parting Stone to process and return the solidified remains.
How long will the “stones” last?
Solidified remains look, feel, and behave just like stones. They can be broken with a hammer, but otherwise will last as long as a stone found in nature.
What color will the stones be?
The color of solidified remains is 100% natural. Many pets result in white stones, but some are a hue of blue, green, or a radical variation.
I am concerned about the environment – is this environmentally friendly?
Solidified remains are much gentler for scattering than cremated remains. Cremated remains can damage delicate ecosystems, but solidified remains look, feel, and behave like stones and don't damage or change the ecosystem at all.
What if I already have animal cremains that I would now like turned into Solidified Remains?
TriStar Cremation will handle the shipping of the already cremated pet remains to Parting Stone to have them solidified. TriStar Cremation does not do pet cremations