Cremation Urns, Funeral Urns, Ashes Urns
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Traditional Cremation Urns
Lowest Prices, Exceptional Quality
Smaller Urns for Sharing
The Eco-Sensitive Alternative
Artist Made Cremation Urns: Each One a Gallery-Quality Work of Original Art
Cremation Urns: Understanding Your
You need a cremation urn. Where do you start? There are
hundreds of websites, each offering thousands of products. Here’s a quick
overview of things to consider and the options available.
What do you intend to do with the ashes? Click on the link
below to view urns in each category.
-- Bury ashes in the ground: Traditional.
-- Bury ashes in the ground: Eco-Friendly.
-- Place the urn in a niche inside a columbarium. Check with the facility for
size and material restrictions. Need special page for this one.
-- Perform a Burial at sea.
-- Scatter the ashes.
-- Share the ashes among family or loved ones.
-- Keep the ashes at home in a traditional urn.
-- Keep the ashes at home in an artist-made urn.
-- Have the ashes incorporated into art glass.
-- Place a pinch of ashes in a piece of cremation jewelry.
What size urn?
Cremated remains are primarily sterilized bone fragments of a texture and
weight similar to ground up sea shells. The volume of ashes for a typical adult
will be around 200 cubic inches, about the volume of a liter bottle of water or
soda. Urns designed to hold 180-240 cubic inches of ash are generally described
as “full-size” urns. Here’s a summary of urn sizes.
Holds 180-220 cubic inches.
Purpose: Keep all (most) ashes in one vessel.
Sharing-Size Urn: Hold 50-70 cubic
inches. Purpose: Sharing the ashes among 3-5
Keepsake-Size Urn: Holds 2-6 cubic
inches. Purpose: Sharing
the ashes among several people
Urn Jewelry: Holds a small
Keeping the memory close.
What kind of urn?
There are two primary types of urns: 1) Traditional urns and, 2) Artist-made
Made in the classical “urn” shape that dates back thousands of years. These
urns tend to more inexpensive, with full-size urns ranging from $80 to $200.
Typically they are factory made, usually from brass. Urns made of aluminum are
available at a lower cost. These urns are sealed by means of a threaded cap piece.
Manufactured wood urns are also available at a reasonable cost.
Artist Made Urns
Made by artists these vessels are one-of-a-kind works of art. What better way
to honor the life of a loved one than to memorialize them with a beautiful work
of art. Art urns come in lots of different designs and materials, including art
glass, lathe turned burl wood, translucent alabaster, hammered copper and other
materials. Many of the artist-made urns
do not look like urns at all. You can display them on the fireplace mantel and
no-one will even know it is an urn unless you tell them. Prices for true art
urns range from $300 to $9,000.
Keep some of the ashes?
Remember that once you scatter the ashes on land or at sea, it will
be difficult or impossible for you to retrieve them or even a small portion of
them. Keeping some of the ashes in a small keepsake vessel gives you the
opportunity to incorporate the ashes into other memorials in the future such as
incorporation of the ashes into an art glass memorial or into one or more
pieces of cremation jewelry.