Understanding Why Quality Matters When Selecting A Cremation Urn

by Alex Johnson April 27, 2020 4 min read

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Dealing with the loss of a loved one is difficult enough, and adding the stress of funeral arrangements can cause people to, in their grief, settle for accessible urns provided by their funeral homes, rather than search for a high quality urn that will last for years and years to come.


This article will focus on how to look at an urn with a more objective gaze:

• How to determine the quality of an urn?
• Why it matters ?
• What we can you offer here on GetUrns.com ?


Because we understand that an urn purchase is something you have probably never done before or know much about, we want to provide you with some things to keep in mind when purchasing a long-lasting high-quality cremation urn.


While it may be tempting to cut corners and purchase an urn that is “there” or inexpensive.


Here are a few things to keep in mind when purchasing a cremation urn.




The first thing to keep in mind is the finality of an urn, this is not just another retail purchase; this is literally a handheld final resting place for your loved one. As such, the purchase of a cremation urn should be granted the importance it is due and handled with great care and attention.


Whether intentional or not, the urn you choose will grow to be associated with the memory of your loved one. Choosing this vessel to hold their earthly remains should be a one-time purchase for the perfect resting place. 


What makes an Urn high quality?

Regarding metal urns specifically; the weight of the empty urn is an indicator to the quality of manufacturing. A lightweight metal urn means that materials were spared in its creation, leading to a cheaper product that is also of low quality. 


Often, you will find the metal will have spots and imperfections on its surface- showing the lack of craftsmanship it was created with, it could also be prone to denting and tarnishing if the metal is lightweight or made poorly.


When raw materials of a lesser caliber are used in the fabrication of an urn, that urn will eventually need replacing. This should not be acceptable.

 LoveUrns Loveheart cremation urns - GetUrns

An urn should last for generations and never need to be upgraded due to degradation.


Why do some Urns last longer than others?

The quality of the raw materials really speak to how long the urn will endure, an urn that is meant to last will not dull, will not fade, will not tarnish. The paint on an urn can seriously affect its longevity.


When cheap pigment is used in the paint, the urn will easily scratch and can even fade over time if exposed to direct sunlight. This is a sign that the urn was not coated in high quality paint.


GetUrns Embrace are created with the utmost care, each urn lovingly painted and coated to protect your loved one. Their shiny and bright colors are created to last, assuring that your loved one will have a permanent place to rest.


LoveUrns also uses their trademark GlossCoat to safeguard their urns from rusting, tarnishing, or losing their shine. LoveUrns products will not lose their vibrancy or quality over time. Read how a LoveUrn survived Hurricane Harvey.

 Cremation Urns Mother of Pearl High Quality - GetUrns

The final resting place for your loved one should be the absolute best it can be and stay that way. It is important to choose a company that has taken the time and effort to evaluate its products to ensure quality is maintained.


Take a look at our wide selection of high caliber urns here at GetUrns.com for urns that are made with the utmost care and regard for longevity and quality.


Why are some Urns cheap while others are expensive?

While searching for the ideal urn for your loved one, prices may seem daunting and even change your mind. The thing is, when it comes to cremation urns, the amount you invest directly determines the quality of the urn you receive. This comes back to the raw materials used in manufacturing - the cheaper an urn is, the cheaper the raw materials used to construct it.


Just like most purchases in life, you may seem two urns that have a similar look but priced very differently. You can count on any adult urn being sold for under $80 online is being sold that for a reason, it is made of cost cutting materials.


GetUrns offers a 10% on full priced items over $100 so you can purchase the urn that best suits your loved one and will last for generations.

GetUrns Embrace Purple Butterflies Cremation Urn for ashes 

Get The Perfect Urn for Your Loved One

Now that the importance of finding just the right urn for your loved one has been covered, what if you just can't find the right urn for your lost loved one? 


Here at GetUrns we offer custom design cremation urns which we engrave in house to personalize an urn just for you. This makes your urn completely unique, no one else can claim to have the design you come up with.


Be sure to speak with one of our customer service reps to have an exclusive urn made for your loved one to properly commemorate their life and legacy.


The Care You Need

We care about our customers here at GetUrns and want to get to know you and your loved one, so please feel free to give us a call and experience our excellent customer service and support.


We’re here to listen and grieve with you, to offer our sympathies and a listening ear if you need it. Give us a call at 1(844) 438 - 8767 and become part of the GetUrns family.

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