Best Cremation Urn Materials

by Alex Johnson September 13, 2018 3 min read

To many, death has a sense of finality to it, and it's often difficult to achieve some sense of closure after the passing of a loved one. There is, however, an emotional reprieve in cremation, as it affords us an opportunity to honor the memory of our loved one. In the long run, we are able to achieve a tremendous sense of comfort and closure. For cremation using an ideal urn depending on how you wish to honor a loved one is an integral part of the process. Today, cremation urns are available in a wide array of shapes and styles. You get to choose from timeless pieces of art to sentimental keepsakes. At GetUrns, we carry a versatile range of cremation urns each tailored to match varying family preferences. Here are some of the best cremation urn materials for your loved one:


Brass and Metal Urns for Ashes

Brass is quite a popular choice for urn fabrication as it is strong, malleable and resistant to tarnishing. Although they are a classic choice, modern designs allow families to find brass urns that best express their loved one's unique style and color preferences. Families often go for brass urns because of their durability. They can last for years whether at home or buried. They are also an ideal choice if you wish to personalize the urn as they engrave beautifully.


Biodegradable Urns

To honor the memory of a loved one, you may opt to bury their ashes or release them to the sea.Biodegradable urns are ideal for these types of burials and come in a wide range of attractive options. Biodegradable urns are made from eco-friendly materials that will break down gradually. For example, some are made from sand and resin while others are made of sustainable biodegradable paper. These materials leave no trace after they have been dissolved whether in a ground burial or water burial and are ideal for the environment.


Ceramic Urns

Dating from ancient civilizations in the Roman and Persian empires, ceramic pottery vessels have long been used as cremation urns. They are famous for their stunning looks and can be personalized to express something personal about your loved one. At GetUrns, you can choose from our wide range of ceramic urns, each customized to tell a unique story.


Scattering Urns

Scattering urns are cremation urns made to make the process of scattering ashes simple and respectful. Most scattering urns feature a tube design, where the ashes are placed. When you arrive at the scattering location, the tube is unsealed, and you can pour the cremated remains on the ground or over water. Scattering urns help share a special place of your loved one which enables you to strengthen the emotional bond you had with them.


Wood Urns

Wood urns are ideal if you wish to keep a beautiful engraved memory of your loved one. You can choose from a wide variety of wood types including mahogany. Quality wood urns make a gorgeous yet modest display for your friend's or relative's ashes either on a mantle, tabletop, or bookshelf. For many families, wood urns feel like the right way to honor the memory of a relative. While the above list is not exhaustive, it is an ideal place to start if you are shopping for the best cremation urn materials.

At GetUrns, you will find an intriguing collection of cremation urns ranging from wood to brass and cloisonné. Get in touch with us today at 1-844-438-8767 or online at for more information about our cremation urn solutions.

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