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Wanting to give my daughter a memorable gift for her high school graduation, I decided on a pendant with the remains of her beloved childhood pet, "Wrinkles the Pug." This little guy was with her from Pre-K through November of her Senior year. She referred to him as "the love of her life."
With Graduation about a week away, I had not been able to find a place I trusted to make this gift. I decided to do one last search and was so fortunate to discover Grateful Glass. Matt Olian, founder of Grateful Glass, went above and beyond to make this gift possible. He responded to my e-mail quickly and was so personable and helpful that I immediately trusted him to make this special gift. Matt kept in contact throughout the entire process and had the stunningly beautiful pendant delivered to me the day before graduation.
I have honestly never received such superior service and such professionalism. Although this was a very emotional gift, my daughter loves her beautiful "Blessed Pendant" and proudly walked across the stage to accept her diploma knowing the "love of her life" was close to her heart. Matt, thank you for creating such beautiful pieces of craftsmanship. They are truly priceless and mean so much to the recipients.
For your talent, dedication, and attention to detail, not only in your pieces, but to your customers, I will forever be "Grateful."
I am so very thankful that Grateful Glass even exists. Without it, I would not have found a little bit of peace after my cat's passing. After having her for 22 years, she became such a big piece of my heart, and now she can live on in my pendant, right next to my heart, forever.
Whenever I dealt with Grateful Glass, before even placing an order, Matt was incredibly attentive and always responded very quickly to my needs. He kept in constant contact with me during the entire process, and was very understanding and willing to work with me for a specific request regarding my pendant.
Grateful Glass is such a professional and kind business, I am so incredibly thankful. Even during my time of grief, I found a little bit of peace after receiving my pendant, and knowing how much Matt cared, both for my loss and for the quality of his work.
I received my pendant amazingly fast and it is the most gorgeous thing I've seen. Pictures and words truly do not do it justice. Thank you, so much.
When I received the necklace I was in complete shock at how beautiful it was. This is because it is even more amazing than the pictures looked beforehand. The detail and thought put into making it just exactly what I wanted was evident and the communication with Matt was thoughtful and kind.
I can't think a better way to honor your loved one than with a keepsake from Grateful Glass. It is just perfect :)
I lost my childhood pet and wanted something special to remember her by since she gave me so much love over the 9 years I had her. Grateful Glass allowed me to do that. The necklace charm is very special and Matt and his team were very quick and respectful about the process. Will DEFINITELY do business with them again the next inevitable time. Will even be looking to have a custom piece done. Give them a chance to do something wonderful for you.
This experience far exceeded my expectations. The thought of sharing such meaningful things with a stranger is intimidating. When I received my collection box, I was surprised. It was clear that Matthew wanted me to know that he valued this as much as I do. The presentation was perfect and I felt as ease. I also called and spoke with him to see if he could 'rush' my production by a certain date. He was able to do so, which I greatly appreciate. The finished product is just perfect. Again, presentation was perfect. Can't thank Matthew enough for the entire experience. Highly recommend!
I lost my dad in 2014. He was my best friend and my support, and I was heartbroken. I knew that I wanted to do something special and different to commemorate the incredible person he was. Grateful Glass was perfect!
From start to finish, Matt was a pleasure to work with. He was kind and accommodating, and alleviated any doubt as to whether my loved one would be handled with care. The keepsake pendant piece is absolutely beautiful. It affords me the opportunity to wear my dad close to my heart, and have a little piece of him with me always.
I know you must be extremely busy (so please do not feel the need to respond) but I felt the need to leave you a personal message. My sister (Caitlin) was the one who had full correspondence with you when asking you to create these beautiful pieces of jewelry containing my mother's ashes. We researched memorial jewelry extensively, never seeming to be capable of finding something that truly possessed the beauty my mom had. Once we stumbled onto your page we knew we had to come to you. My mom is a Philadelphian native and prided herself on that, giving us such comfort knowing she would be safe in her home city. The "Eternal Love Pendant" truly captured the beauty my mom held (which my sister, aunt, and I have not taken off since). My mom was the most beautiful human being who always put everyone else before herself. She was truly one of a kind just like the jewelry you create. This is is a piece of jewelry I plan to have on me during every milestone in my life (from college graduation, marriage, etc.). It hurts not physically having my mom in my life but I can not explain the comfort this piece of jewelry truly gives me. All I can say is I am forever grateful for this piece of art, thank you so very much.
I'm so glad I decided to use Grateful Glass for my stunning glass pendant. The whole process and all the materials were so respectful and professional. Matt was very accommodating and understanding of my special requests. He answered all my questions quickly and kindly. When I received the final product, I was smiling from ear to ear and then in tears of heartfelt appreciation for being able to have something so meaningful after my recent loss. I wear the pendant all the time and have received many compliments. Thank you, Matt, for creating such a beautiful piece! I truly admire how much care and detail you put into your artwork and how you use your gift as a way to help others in a time of grief. You are incredibly talented!
Breathtaking. I lost my dad last year, and my mom has been trying to find her way without him. Finding Grateful Glass has been, in a way, healing for me in that hopefully I can give her the comfort in knowing that she carries him with her, right next to her heart as well as in it. The purple/amber glass pendant is amazingly beautiful; like the colors of a new day, an artistic masterpiece. Matt was more helpful and caring than expected, and the entire process handled professionally. I cannot say enough good about my experience. Thank you, so very much.
I wanted to send a very heartfelt thank you to Matt and the staff at Grateful Glass. I stumbled on your Facebook page a couple of years ago, and thought your service was a really nice idea, something that I would want to keep in mind for when my dog, Gatsby, passed away. I lost my little buddy in March, and one of the first things to bring any sort of comfort was the idea of your pendants, and being able to keep him close. After looking at the available choices, I picked the Sunshine Yellow, thinking it was as close to his coloring as I could get. On a whim, I tucked a note in with his ashes, asking if the yellow could be toned down a bit to get a better match to his pale tan/cream coloring. A few days later I got an email from Matt, the owner asking how he could help get it closer to what I had in mind. I was not expecting to hear back, but to hear back with options and suggestions was incredibly kind on such a “get it right, because it’s only happening once” sort of decision. Not long after, the pendant arrived in the mail, and it is perfect. I love it. The color, the weight, the size - everything is just right. I can keep my little buddy close, and for that I can’t thank you enough. I already have, and will continue to recommend you to anyone who may need a keepsake reminder of a loved one, furry and four-legged or not.
I can't say enough how pleased I am with the product I received from Grateful Glass. I lost my dog a month ago, and had a piece made for him. It's beautiful. 2 months prior to that, my girlfriend lost her dog and she had one made as well. The entire process, soup to nuts, plus of course the end product for the both of us was A+ work. Will be recommending to friends. Thank you.
Losing our boy has been the most challenging and heartbreaking time for our family. However, holding this beautiful piece of art by my heart everyday brings me so much comfort. My 1 year old daughter looks at my necklace and says her brother's name and smiles and says "love you." It brings us all so much joy. Thank you for the professional and respectful care and time that you gave to memorializing our loved one's ashes. This will be in our family forever.
-Sarah Jean H.
This is the second pendant This young man has crafted for me. I can assure you of his skill, his Art, and his humanity. Were you to commission a piece from him, your expectations will be exceeded and your heart fed by his extraordinary ability to reveal the Beauty and Peace hidden in your grief. Thank you. Blessed Be
I cannot express my thanks enough for this beautiful piece. It is so incredibly beautiful and I am so proud to show it off. My baby Minnie will always be with me. I love the colors and how the cremains look. Kind of like a sunset wave. Matt has been so extremely kind and professional through the process. I was so impressed by his professionalism and care, and the beauty of the pendant. Thank you Matt!
I can't thank Matt enough. From the time I placed an enquiry, to the moment I received my gorgeous pendant, he has been nothing but helpful and kind. Living in the UK, I was concerned at how the process of posting Ashes abroad and then receiving my pendant would go. I need not have worried as Matt made sure the process went smoothly. I am now the very proud owner of a very precious pendant, made from my dear Nan's ashes. The pendant is stunning and will be something I shall treasure forever. Having such a beautiful tribute to my Nan that I can wear means so much to me and for that I can't thank Matt enough.
I was looking for a way to memorialize my dad who passed away last year. I found Grateful Glass and I'm glad I did! This is the most unique and beautiful pendant! Matt does amazing work and it was fast shipping, and easy. This picture doesn't do justice I love it. And if I could give more than 5 stars I would, and recommend it to everyone you won't be disappointed. Thank you Grateful Glass!
Matt- My belated and deep gratitude to you for making Jake's keepsakes. Your work is exquisite and exactly what I was hoping for. I am so very thankful for the kindness, caring and compassion with which you approach your work. These mementos reflect that beautifully, and they will be treasured. I appreciate you and your profound talent.
I just wanted to thank you for such prompt and professional service with my grandparents' ashes. The pendant was originally just going to be from my Nana, but my grandfather (Baba) passed away only 16 hours later. We ended up having them cremated together so this pendant ended up serving double duty for me. I have to admit I was a little nervous at first sending their ashes away, but upon receiving the collection kit I was instantly relieved. It was evident you took the job of caring for even just a small piece of them very seriously. Thank you. Thank you so much for the beautiful reminder of my Nana and Baba that I can wear near my heart every day.
My Grateful Glass is a very special memento of my beloved cat, Walter. As I look into the globe his ashes remind me that he is always close to me and a constant part of my life. When people see it, I get the opportunity to tell them about him, which brings me happiness to continually share his story with others. The work was exquisite, timely, and a true reflection of his beloved place in my heart.
Matt- thank you for your professionalism and consideration during this difficult time. I think your crafted work will help soothe my aching heart, even if just for a little bit. Take nothing in life for granted. It can all be taken away from you in a heartbeat.
Matt from Grateful Glass was patient, understanding, compassionate and very accommodating. I can't say enough kind things about him or this company. I ordered an orb to commemorate a very sudden loss that was very difficult. He allowed me to take my time and when he fulfilled the order it was with so much care and grace. I asked for a design slightly different from the ones on display. My brother loved storms and tornadoes. The orb is beautiful and has a tornado spiral. I didn't know how I was going to feel when I received it, but I love it and it has brought a small feeling of peace. I am beyond grateful to Matt & Grateful Glass - truly a class above.
I had a memorial pendant made from my Mom's ashes. I can't say enough about what having this means to me. When I wear it I feel a special closeness and realize that there are times when I wear it that I'll be holding in in my hand, and it's always close to my heart. It is so intricate and reminds me of many things...an opal, a mineral, a planet - something very natural. It is different in every light and in the sun it's as though there is a fire opal just underneath the surface, gleaming around the edges. It also feels so smooth to hold. I believe my Mom would have truly liked this idea since it supports her desire to return to the elements and have her remains be a part of the world around us. It's beautiful and a very fitting tribute to my Mom. Matt was wonderful to work with. Not only is he an artist, but he understands that he is working with very special materials. He was sensitive and respectful during the entire process.
I just recieved my necklace and words can't describe how much I love it. Matt was so professional throughout the whole process and truly cared about the process. It makes me feel better having this piece of jewelry with me to help remember my dog who passed away. Thank you Matt!
The picture doesn't do it justice. Absolutely stunning. Spent the last hour crying and smiling. Beyond worth the time and price for something so beautiful and personal. My mother-in-law will be thrilled to have her father so close to her. The respect and kindness from Mr. Olian was incredible, and he handled the process from start to end with care and professionalism. A healing and cathartic experience. No words. I know Pawpaw is smiling up there.
Cannot praise the head and heart and hands of the young man that crafted this absolutely magickal piece ever enough. His kindness, patience and pure humanity are rare traits that should be recognized, lauded. A young man crowned with a Gift i have become enormously fortunate to possess my own small manifestation of, which exceeded all my rising expectations, and absolutely radiated Peace. With a whole heart i recommend this artist's work, which most beautifully attests to Love's endurance through all Transformations. Thank You.
Hi Matt, We just received our three amazingly beautiful pendants, and we cannot thank you enough. They are more stunning than even we had hoped (and we had seen what you can do!) :) You have been so wonderful to work with- thank you for giving us this beautiful memory of our girl. We look forward to showing these beauties off daily.
I lost my beloved dog / best friend / sidekick in Feb of 2014 and wasn't sure what to do with her ashes as I knew I didn't want them just sitting on a shelf somewhere. After some searching I came across Grateful Glass. I didn't want anything morbid looking so the classy & subtle work Matt does here was just perfect.
After about a week of debating on the color I went with my gut and ordered the Onyx Perpetual Pendant. The collection container was sent to me right away, I shipped off a small amount of ashes and went on a 2 1/2 week long trip. When I returned I was thrilled to find the pendant waiting for me. The craftsmanship is beautiful and the quality is extremely high all the way down to the packaging. It far exceeded my expectations to say the least.
Hopefully you all live a life with as little loss as possible but if you find yourself not knowing what to do with a loved ones ashes at some point and don't want something that's obvious or morbid looking this is the perfect option. The moment you put your hands on the final product you feel just a little more at peace.
My family now has three pendants! Absolutely love them! I am always carrying my brother with me now! Thank you, Matt! Your work is truly remarkable and I couldn't be happier! I would recommend these to everyone. I get compliments all the time on how gorgeous my necklace is, and it has such special meaning that I am able to share with others and keep the memory of Ronald alive.
My family recently purchased several pendants and key chain from Grateful Glass. The company did an amazing job and the pieces were heartwarming and beautifully done. Matt Olian was a pleasure to deal with and you could tell he really cared.
When my best friend passed away, he was 22. I am 23 years old, and I had him by my side my entire life. Losing him completely tore my life into pieces. The first thing I wanted to do was get some sort of memorial jewelry, but I wanted something more personal than 'container' jewelry. After looking through MANY websites and being more and more disappointed, I finally stumbled upon your website. I immediately loved your work and after finding other jewelry priced least expensive at almost $800, I was extremely pleased to see how affordable your work is.
I have never done this type of thing before and the thought of some mass producing company made me really uncomfortable. So I called and to my surprise, I was talking to the owner. Matt is very personable and was patient with my questions and concerns. He helped me feel a lot more comfortable about the whole process.
After ordering, I received confirmation every step of the way and received the kit and lastly my ring a lot sooner than I anticipated, which was great! I love my ring very much and I often find myself staring into it throughout the day. The work is clean and it is very beautiful! Thank you so much for giving me a small comfort that will always stay with me!
Matt- my Grateful Stone with my beloved Carlie dog's ashes arrived today. I love it very much! I'm so grateful I found your company to craft such an important memorial keepsake for me. Your customer service is excellent too. Thanks again for my beautiful Grateful Stone.
I recently lost my cat and was interested in getting a piece of jewelry created with some of his ashes. I spent a good amount of time searching for options. I chose Grateful Glass because the pieces are beautiful, and they treat your ashes with the utmost respect. Matt was very informative and communicated with me throughout the process. He has given me something that I will cherish forever and I can't thank him enough.
I searched the web looking for memorial jewelry. I came across Grateful glass and was impressed with Matt's jewelry creations. The process was easy and the communication was great. The pendant is amazing. It is so beautiful, even better than I imagined it would be. It brings me so much comfort and I wear it all the time. I couldn't have asked for a better way to honor my precious daughter. Thank you Matt!!!
Thank you Matt for memorializing my beloved Hello Kitty in a beautiful pendant. The collection kit you sent was easy to use and the return of the remaining ashes was thoughtful and appreciated. I feel very special knowing that I have my kitty with me forever, next to my heart. Your work is beautiful and you are the consummate professional. Thank you once again.
After losing my heart dog to cancer, I began to look around for a way to memorialize him. Searching the internet and Etsy, I ran across Grateful Glass. I was instantly struck with the beauty of the art, as well as the presentation of the website. It was like I could feel the warmth and caring of the people behind the business. I decided to order a necklace. Every part of the transaction was professional and beautifully handled. The box that I (promptly) received was so detailed and perfect..even the little spoon was lovely! It was all very reassuring since I had never done something like this before and was a little unnerved about handling ashes. Also, sending them away worried me but seeing how much attention and care that went into every step made me feel infinitely better. The necklace was beautiful and I wear it every day. I would highly recommend Grateful Glass to anyone. They embody professionalism, attention to detail, and a genuine connection to the art.
We ordered four necklaces and one ring and were very pleased with the jewelry! We were pleasantly surprised to find an additional pendant included in our order. These pieces are so unique and made individually, we stopped looking once we found Grateful Glass to create our memorial jewelry in honor of our daughter.
I ordered two key ring keepsakes for my wife and her sister to honor their brother. Both were overwhelmed with emotion, and both told me that I had "hit a home run" with this gift. And, my wife has been browsing the brochure with the interest of an additional gift for other members of their family. Not only is this idea a wonderful project, but the customer service is outstanding and personal.
Matt from Grateful Glass was so wonderful to work with and very professional. Clearly this is a very sensitive process to have to go through (collecting my boyfriend's ashes), but Matt and his materials were very professional and respectful and I always felt that Eric's ashes were being shown great respect. The end product far exceeded my expectations. I ordered my pendant in a custom sky blue coloration and it's just breathtaking. I know there are cheaper artists out there doing something similar but I truly feel like this process and my pendant were worth every penny.
I recently lost my much adored cat with whom I had a strong bond. I missed her very much and I wanted something tangible to have in her memory. I was searching for memorial jewelry assuming I’d find a nice silver stamped necklace where I could have her name engraved. I was pleasantly surprised to come upon Grateful Glass in my search. This was exactly what I had been searching for. I contacted Matt and he was very helpful and professional. He was also very quick to respond to my inquiries. The Collection Kit was very professional and easy to manage. I received my pendant quickly and I am thrilled with the results. It’s beautiful and I couldn’t be happier with it. I am so happy to have it. I truly feel like it does bring a sense of peace.
I wanted to take a minute to say thank you for the beautiful piece of jewelry you created. The whole process from start to finish was very dignified and respectful, as well as affordable. I wanted some way to honor my mother, and this necklace is a wonderful way to keep her near me. Thank you so much.
I love my Grateful Glass bracelet. I have gotten many compliments on it. I wouldn't think of attending anything of importance without him on my wrist. Thank you Grateful Glass for making it all possible and so easy to do. I have recommended them to a lot of people.
Matt, I received the necklaces yesterday. They are so beautiful!!! Thank you so much for helping me with this beautiful way to keep my sweet Sami close to me always!!! Everyone I have shown the necklaces to - either through pictures on your site or now in person - have raved about how beautiful they are and what a neat way to keep loved ones close to your heart. I have also told them that you go above & beyond in helping & answering any questions they may have. I will definitely keep you in mind for my next fur baby loss. Hopefully it will not be in the immediate future!! Again thank you for all your help!!
I found grateful glass after reading a news report. I decided to purchased an orb. The way you send the ashes is so reassuring, beautifully done and shows a lot of caring. My beautiful husband died in September 2011. I wanted some way to keep a little of his ashes, the orb is the unique way I will have him forever. I am going to purchase another one for my sister who also lost her husband. Matt is a wonderful artist to make this cherished keepsake.
I am so very glad I found Matt and Grateful Glass! Words truly cannot express how much I love the memorial keepsake pendant made to honor my beautiful dear friend, Art. Matt was phenomenal with accommodating a special request and kept in touch with me throughout the process. I have received so many compliments on my pendant and proudly share the Grateful Glass website every time the opportunity arises. Thank you Matt, and the Grateful Glass team, for allowing me to keep a piece of my friend with me every single day!