My wife, Glenda, passed away from cancer in December 2018. I began searching online for jewelry I could wear to remind me of her, and I found Grateful Glass. It seemed so perfect to be able to have a piece of blown glass with Glenda’s ashes in it around my neck because on our vacations together we often collected artisan crafted glass and wooden pieces as mementos of our travels. I ordered the cobalt blue forever pendant, and as soon as I opened it, I knew I had made the right choice. It is beautiful. It looks like the night sky filled with millions of stars; the kind of sky that Glenda would have marveled at because of its natural beauty. It was the simple things in life that she loved so much, like gazing at stars and watching the sun set, and when I hold my pendant in my hand, I am reminded of how beautiful those simple things can be. Thank you for not only giving me the gift of my beautiful pendant, but for giving me the gift of memories with my wife. That is truly the best gift for which I am forever grateful.
Matthew, Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the beautiful pendant which keeps Rocky, my beloved boston terrier, close to my heart. I cried happy tears when I received it and I have yet to take it off. I have received numerous compliments and inquiries as to where I received it. I love it and am so grateful to you for your compassion in creating this one of a kind piece of jewelry. Thank you!
I absolutely love the way my pendant came out. I also really appreciate the time Matt took with me in selecting the perfect color and size. I have already recommended him to others. I have not taken it off accept to shower. And best part, i am constantly complemented on it.
My experience was awesome! I didn’t send my sample in right away and in the meantime, I lost my return kit. I emailed asking how I should proceed and Matthew responded promptly and with detailed instructions. Since this was a gift, he even offered to update the email on file to mine so I received the notifications. I would definitely recommend Grateful Glass. Thank you, I love my necklace!
July the 2nd was a day of sadness that was devastating for me, The lose of my Uncle changed life as I knew it. Matt created an item for me that I wear around my neck allowing me to carry my memory’s with me everyday. Thank you.
I am so happy with experience with Grateful Glass. Not only is my pendant beautiful, but also the whole experience was pleasant. The collection kit was so tasteful and well done, and Matt so personable and communicative, that I felt completely secure sending him some ashes of my beloved Jessie.
Thank you, Grateful Glass!
I didn't know what I wanted for my 28 year old son, but was drawn to glass pieces, because I wanted to be able to "see him". I ordered the Forever Pendant because it is intended to be with me the rest of my life. I also got the Eternal Orb to put on his urn. The pieces are beautiful. The pendant is discreet, nobody would know unless you told them. They give me comfort and wearing the pendant helps me a lot. Matt is so thoughtful and respectful. I am so happy I chose Matt and recommended his work to all.
Grateful Glass has this process down to perfection. The packaging and collection materials were respectful. Appropriate shipping instructions were provided (this is actually a big deal), The customer service was incredibly thoughtful. The final product was gorgeous. It was exactly what I was hoping it would be. I investigated multiple cremation jewelry companies and I’m so glad I chose Grateful Glass.
Words can't describe how lucky my family was to find Matt and Grateful Glass. His Memory Stone and Pendants helped us process the loss of our family dog Dutch. The craftsmanship and quality in these mementos are really sturdy and well made, I can tell it'll look the same as i first received it and when i look at it 10 years from now. It really is comforting to have these keepsakes with us to take wherever we go and to see the ashes clearly in the glass. The shipping process of the ashes was very solid and secure could not have gone any better. Matt answered any questions and uncertainties I had quickly and professionally and would absolutely recommend Grateful Glass to any friends or family. Matt truly is one of the best. Thank you Matt & Grateful Glass.
Matthew did a beautiful job on the glass memorial piece I selected! His communication was clear, considerate and timely. I would, and probably will, order from him again.
Our family lost 3 pets in recent years, and each time we've turned to Grateful Glass to create a keepsake Orb. I can't speak highly enough about Matt's work! He's an amazingly talented artist, and we are beyond impressed with the beauty and complexity of each Orb he created. It’s hard to describe in words how special these pieces are. Matt is a dream to work with – he’s kind, compassionate, collaborative, and he truly goes above and beyond. I wholeheartedly recommend Grateful Glass to anyone searching for the perfect way to memorialize a loved one. I can honestly say that the orbs have helped our young kids deal with grief over losing a pet. They’ve told me that the pets aren’t really “gone” – their spirit is always with us, and they’re reminded of that every time they see the Orbs. My heart is happy. Thank you Grateful Glass!!!
My pendant, and everything involved with the order, purchase and delivery, was amazing. Matt communicated with me every step of the way, and kept in touch regarding each little detail. My necklace was finished and shipped incredibly fast, and it is absolutely stunning. I knew my daddy's remains were treated with dignity and respect, and I couldn't ask for a better tribute to him. Thanks to Matt and Grateful Glass, I get the opportunity to have my beloved father close to my own heart in a beautiful heart pendant every, single day. Knowing he is near truly helps with the pain of having lost him, and I find my necklace is as much a comfort to me as it is a gorgeous piece of jewelry. I am so very thankful for this tribute to my daddy, and the way it was handled with such care and respect. Thank you to Matt, and everyone involved in my beautiful creation.
In case anyone wants to know I got the dime size pendant. I used to work at Chewy.com and dealing with customers and their pets passing away was always hard. I found this website by chance and always told customers about it when they lost their little furr baby. Unfortunately I lost my healthy cat of 9 years, I mean the healthiest little guy so suddenly. He was attached to my hip and loved me so much. I even have a tattoo of him but I felt like it wasn’t enough. Then I remembered Grateful Glass and how beautiful and different it was. The process was so easy and Matt is one of the most trustworthy person to handle your loved one. I wouldn’t want anyone else. I love my pendant so much not only because it’s my furr baby but also because no one knows what it really is and everyone compliments it and I always feel good about it. If you’re thinking about getting a pendant or something, please do NOT hesitate. Matt takes great pride in his work and will walk you through every step of the way. Thank you Matt! (P.S. the girl with the chain)
My Grateful Glass Perpetual Pendant is beyond beautiful! I can't express what it means to me to have the spirit of my beloved boxer, Cash, with me at all times. Matt is a true professional, great artisan, and a truly compassionate person. I feel blessed to have found Matt and Grateful Glass. Thank you Matt, from the bottom of my heart, for creating such an amazing memorial pendant that has brought me comfort from the moment I laid eyes on it! (((HUGS))).
I ordered five pendants with my daughter’s remains. She was just a baby, and I was concerned about the amount requested to send for each pendant. I contacted Matt, and he was beyond helpful and considerate in helping me choose the right colors for the pendants, and working with a small amount of ashes. Each pendant turned out beautifully, with leftover remains to spare. I truly appreciate all of the time and detail they put into my order.
After the passing of my grandma I was searching for a necklace that would allow me to always have her with me. I stumbled upon The Grateful Glass website and was amazed at the unique jewelry selection they had. The order process was seamless and I received my necklace quicker than expected. It’s absolutely gorgeous and the website doesn’t do it justice. Just last night alone I’ve received numerous compliments on how beautiful it is! Thank you so much for making this a wonderful experience! I’d highly recommend them!
My dog’s energy is encapsulated. She’s no longer here, but her very upbeat energy, somehow is and it surrounds me.The ashes have a sparkly quality which is magical. It’s like a looking-glass with a snow storm inside of it. It’s amber purple and the ashes are evenly spaced, appearing starlike. The craftsmanship is excellent.
Grateful Glass has been absolutely amazing to work with from start to finish. Matt is so nice to work and uses his talent to make the most perfect and heartfelt items. I will always recommend Grateful Glass to anyone needing a special way to remember a loved one after a loss. The best!
Grateful Glass helped make a devastating time in my life a little easier. I chose to have the Perpetual Pendant made in cobalt blue, petite size for my 29 year old horse, Blue. It is everything I hoped it would be and more. I had Blue for 14 years, and the bond I shared with him was unlike any other I’ve had with an animal (and I’ve known many). It’s so special to know that the piece you have created is truly one of a kind, much like the relationship you had with your loved one or pet. The whole process from start to finish was incredibly easy and so fast. The collection kit comes with helpful step-by-step directions for shipping the cremation ashes back to Grateful Glass. As someone who had never shipped cremation ashes before, these directions were much appreciated. I got an email as soon as they were received. My necklace was made and sent back to me so quickly, and the remaining ashes were packaged very respectfully. Thank you so much for creating this necklace for me, and for giving a piece of Blue back to me in an incredibly special and unique way.
I just wanted to take a moment and thank Greatfull Glass for being able to help me keep a memory of my CiCi with me always. For 16 years I was able to have a best friend in my life and now she can still be by my side. I am one of those people that research stuff ad nauseam. I finally decided on Greatfull Glass because of a good amount of choices in how I wanted CiCi to be with me and colors available to resemble her color. Quality Pyrex glass, nice, understated, clean designs and the exceptional support given to me helped make up my mind, finally. The care taken with her ashes, the support given when I had questions, the presentation of the pendant and necklace exceptional! Thank you, so much.
Thank you for capturing a piece of my heart in a beautiful necklace. My husband passed away in March and having this remembrance is calming to me.
In a time of complete sorrow I found your company through a friend of mine who raved about Grateful Glass. At the time I was looking at smaller pieces just so I would have something to carry around with me of my dad. After being pointed in your direction I knew this would be the keepsake to remember my father. Your attention to your work is amazing. My dad's ashed look like millions of stars in a little pendant which I know he would appreciate. Your customer service is above and beyond which is very refreshing especially in such a stressful time. I cannot thank you enough. I wear my necklace every day and know that in the times I need it I can reach up and feel the comfort of my pendant. Thank you again so very much
This is beautiful and exactly what we were looking for as a keepsake for my mother-n-law for my father-n-law’s ashes. It is just perfect! Thank you!!
I have rarely been separated from my Grateful Glass keepsake necklace since I received it. My heart was completely shattered when I found out that my loving cat, Callie, of 11 years, was not going to recover when she developed an abrupt and severe illness. After she had gone through numerous evaluations, procedures, and medications that did not improve her condition, my last hope was to have her undergo exploratory surgery to get more answers. Unfortunately the answers I received from the veterinarian were grim, and I was faced with the reality of having to make the most difficult decision I would ever have to make about her care. My heart wanted to ask the veterinarian to wake her up from surgery and let me take her home with me where she belonged, but the reasonable side of me (I am in the medical field), knew that this road would be the selfish one, now equipped with the new information just provided to me. I couldn’t let her suffer, and I couldn’t watch her suffer any longer. And just like that, she was gone from my world forever.
In the few days following that dark day, I began searching the internet for a way to memorialize my companion, who was so loyal to me all those years. I knew I wanted to keep a part of her with me always. When I began looking at jewelry, most of what i found in my searching was either tacky or morbid in appearance. But the moment I happened upon Grateful Glass, I knew immediately I had found my forever keepsake. After reading other reviews and testimonials, I was assured that my loved one’s ashes would be treated with dignity and respect through the entire process of having my keepsake made. I was drawn to the story about how Matthew Olian first began making these special pieces, providing a ray of hope to those who have lost pets or loved ones. The ordering process was smooth and easy. I also received my finished product even sooner than it was promised, and it was even more beautiful in person. Thank you for what you do, Gratefu...
I want to express my great appreciation for Matt and his business. He really makes a difficult time feel more at peace with his great creations. I have dealt with many businesses over the years and this was one of the best experiences that I ever had. His order process and shipping is world class as well as his follow ups and availability for answering questions. I highly recommend his services and will tell everyone I know about this awesome product line he offers to help ease the pain of a loss of a loved one.