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Cremation Urn Materials: What's Available and How are They Different?

When it comes to buying cremation urns, you'll find a lot of options, which can make the purchasing process confusing for you. In this post, we'll take you through the different materials that cremation urns are made of and how they differ from one another.

Glass and crystal urns

If you want a cremation urn with aesthetic appeal, it's best to opt for a glass and/or crystal urn. Typically hand-blown, these urns are available in a diverse array of patterns and colors. However, you need to wipe down these urns with a glass cleaner and a soft cloth to make them look good consistently.

Ceramic urns

Ceramic is the most popular urn material, and they are available in a diverse array of color combinations. However, you must remember to care for a ceramic urn if you buy one, as ceramic is a material that's quite delicate. We also recommend storing it in a safe place, i.e., where it won't fall to the ground and break.

Wooden urns

Wooden urns typically feature either hardwood or softwood, procured from trees such as oak, mahogany, bamboo, and maple. They look charming and are created very aesthetically. If money is not much of a hassle for you, we recommend purchasing a hardwood urn. However, if you're on a tight budget, you can opt for a more affordable softwood urn.

Metal urns

If durability is your prime concern when shopping for a cremation urn, you should opt for a metal urn. With these urns, you won't have any worries concerning chipping, cracking, or totally breaking. Many modern-day metal urns feature chrome finishes as well, which give them an attractive appearance.

Biodegradable materials 

If you want your urn purchase to be eco-friendly, you should consider an urn made from one or more biodegradable materials. Such urns are especially recommended if you plan to float the remains of a dearly departed in a river or sea.

Another type of urn allows you to put the cremains in a pot that will include a tree.



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