Parting Stones

A Clean Alternative to Cremated Human Remains.

Solidified remains are a complete alternative to cremated remains that allow you to live comfortably with your departed. The solidification process compresses conventional cremated remains into a beautiful collection of 40-60 “stones” that you can hold, share, scatter, and travel with.

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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Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services
At-need Arrangements

At the time of your arrangement, you may choose to have your loved one returned either as cremated remains or solidified remains.

Pre-need Arrangements

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Solidified remains are the result of a specially developed post-cremation process offering a more comfortable experience for living with the remains. With the solidification service, instead of keeping a box of ashes, you can keep a collection of stone-like remains. Parting Stone™ solidified remains are the full amount of remains in a solid and clean form.
Every set of solidified remains is different. The solidification process is a precise science, but each individual set of remains has a material composition unique to the individual. The process often returns white stones, a hue of blue or green, or occasionally a radical color variation. The size of the stones in a collection ranges from thumb-nail up to palm-sized. The texture can also vary from batch to batch. Occasionally, a stone may crack or break during the process. All of these variations are natural to the process and are looked at as beautiful features of that particular individual’s remains. All stones are clean, polished, and allow for a tactile remembering experience.
We are confident that the stones will meet your expectations, but if you are not satisfied, Parting Stone can reprocess your solidified remains back into an ash-like powder and return it to you. Cremated remains can vary in composition and as a result, on rare occasions, the lab may be unable to solidify the remains. In those cases, your remains will be returned to you in an ash-like powder form.
Kuhn Funeral Homes, Inc, will coordinate all shipments of the remains to and from the Parting Stone lab.
The process transforms the full amount of your loved one’s cremated remains into stones. If you are not in possession of the full amount, or you have already scattered some of the cremated remains, that is okay. We need a minimum of ¼ cup of cremated remains to successfully complete the process. The process typically yields a 1:1 ratio of cremated remains to solidified remains by volume.
It is Parting Stone Lab’s priority to maintain the full-amount of remains throughout the solidification process. Each set of remains performs slightly differently in the process, and the lab takes a scientific approach to ensure the highest possible success rate and the most beautiful material. For this reason, the lab may test a small sample of your decedent’s remains before solidifying the full amount. The resulting test residue guides the process, but it is not returned. Additionally, there are parts of the process that may result in the loss of trace amounts of remains, including but not limited to air-born dust during production or residue lost during polishing.