About Stone and Marble Cremation Urns
Stone and marble urns are favored for their classic beauty and strength. In the minds of many, the ability of stone to withstand centuries of wear and exposure to the elements is a beautiful symbol of the eternity of love and the afterlife. Although these qualities make stone urns an ideal choice when an urn is to be buried, their elegant appearance makes them equally appropriate as a decorative keepsake to be displayed in a place of honor. Because of its durability, stone is an excellent choice when the cremation urn will also serve as an outdoor memorial.
Available in a range of stunning colors and elegant shapes, stone cremation urns can be crafted out of natural or man-made stone. They come in a wide range of prices, reflective of the material used and the amount of workmanship that goes into the design and manufacturing.
Natural Marble Urns for Ashes
While several types of natural stone can be used in the creation of stone cremation urns, marble is one of the most common and most beautiful. This stone is formed from limestone through the process of metamorphosis. Polished marble is frequently used in buildings, furniture, and decorative art. Marble cremation urns may be turned from a solid block of marble or fabricated from smaller pieces.
One of the most appealing features of marble urns is the color variations often found swirling across the stone. These veins and threads are caused by natural impurities in the material and give us those stunning streaks of contrasting color that make marble so distinctive. As a result, no two marble urns for ashes will look exactly the same, giving your loved one a final resting place as unique as they are.
Other Stone Urns for Ashes
If you prefer a stone urn that offers a more consistent appearance, you may want to consider one of our textured stone cremation urns. While these urns may still vary slightly in color and texture, they don't include the color and pattern variations found in marble. In addition, this style of urn offers unique designs embellished on one or more sides and space for your own personal engraved message.
Caring for Stone Urns
Whether a stone urn is made from marble or another type of stone material, the method of care is essentially the same. Dust regularly using a soft cloth. Avoid the use of abrasive or acidic cleaners, which may scratch or damage the surface of the urn. Instead, use a soft cloth and a mild cleanser if the urn needs deeper cleaning; make sure to dry the stone completely afterward to avoid water stains.
The Size of the Urn Makes a Difference
Whether you love the variety of marble urns or you want the solid color of a polystone urn, Perfect Memorials offers a range of urn sizes from keepsake to large. When choosing your urn, keep in mind its intended use to find the right size. Keepsake urns are meant to hold only a tiny portion of cremains while large urns will hold the ashes of an adult. Check the product details of the urn you select to ensure it's the correct size for your purpose.