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Supplier of Cremation Urns for Ashes

Artistic Cremation urn For Adult Ashes

On our website you can find collection of funeral Urns&Caskets carefully selected and manufactured from the finest quality solid wood,metal,stone,brass,composite,ceramic. Our urns, and other accessories are available in lots of shapes and colours and come directly from manufacturers.We meet the expectations of people who are looking for a unique urn and at the same time notice the beauty and enchantment in hand made items .Our handcrafted  urns provide a powerful way to honor your loved one. They allow your family to create an art piece that captures and expresses the unique personality of your loved ones or belowed pets .

Cremation Urns  FAQ

You can find here the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. If you can’t find here your question(s), please contact us .

 

What size urn should I get?

Every cinerary urn holds a different amount of ashes or "cremains" which is measured in cubic inches. The industry standard for before-and-after size is set for approximately 1 pound of healthy weight to 1 cubic inch of cremains. It means that for an 180lb person there are roughly 180 cubic inches required.

Generally, the crematorium will return the ashes of the deceased in a temporary plastic container. Depending upon the amount of ashes you can choose the correct size of urn. On our website you can find different size of cremation urns where you can store the remains of both humans as well as pets .Please follow these simple rules of thumb to determine the size urn you need:

1 lb.(0.45kg) of body weight will yield just less than 1 cubic inch of ash. Assume for shopping purposes that:
1 pound body weight = 1 cubic inch ash.
Cremation urn item descriptions list the size of the urn in Cubic Inches. If you know the weight of the deceased - then you know the size of the urn you need. Approx Weight = Approx Size.
Easy example: A cremated 100 pound(45kg) will be almost 100 cubic inches of ashes. So, if 1 pound = 1 cubic inch then this person would need an cremation urn that is about 80-100 cubic inches.
1liter = 61 cubic inches

General size rule :

a 240 lb.(108.8kg) person needs an urn that is 200 cubic inches (3.2L) or larger
a 200 lb.(90.7kg) person needs an urn that is 180 cubic inches (2.9L) or larger
a 150 lb.(68kg) person needs an urn that is 130 cubic inches  (2.1L) or larger
a 100 lb.(45kg) person or pet needs an urn that is 80 cubic inches (1.3L) or larger
a 50 lb.(22.6kg) person or pet needs an urn that is about 40 cubic inches  (0.65L) or larger
a 25 lb.(11.3kg) person or pet needs an urn that is about 20 cubic inches (0.32L) or larger
a 10 lb.(4.5kg) or pet needs an urn that is about 8 cubic inches (0.13L)  or larger
"Keepsake Urns" are typically 1-20 cubic inches are intended to hold a very small portion of ashes - not the full amount of a persons or pets ashes...just a small amount.

 

Urn sizing notes.

The 1 to 1 ratio of Weight to Cubic Inches will insure you purchase an urn that is the right size 99% of the time.
Also experts suggest purchasing an urn larger in size than required to be on the safer side and to avoid having the urn which will be small for the ashes.
The amount of cremation ashes will also depend on different variables like the size of the skeletal, bone structure of the deceased, temperature variations used inside the cremation chamber, how long the ashes were there in the cremation chamber, and the level of processing done once the ashes are removed from the cremation chamber and so on.
200 cubic inches is the industry standard for an adult urn, Keepsake Jewelry, Keepsake urns, Small and Medium Size Urns are exceptions.

 

What are urn sizes available?

Most of the adult cremation urns can hold up to 200 cubic inches (3.27 Liters)

Companion urns, which are made for the remains of two people, are larger and usually hold 400 cubic inches (6.5 Liters) . If the remains are divided for burial or sharing among family members, we use smaller, Keepsake urns.

There are also other types of urns such as pet urns, child urns, and much more which vary in size.

 

What are cubic inches?

A cubic inch is a standard measurement unit of the volume of a symmetrical cube. Each side of a cube has 1 inch in length. Urn capacity is measured in cubic inches, and to determine the urn’s size you simply need to convert an individual’s weight at a 1:1 ratio to cubic inches. For example, if an individual weighs 150 pounds an urn will have a capacity of approx. 150 cubic inches (2.45L).

 

What’s an urn’s weight? 

The weight of an urn vary and depends on its size as well as the material used to make the vessel from 0.5 kg – 10kg.

Every urn’s weight is listed in the 'Product Detail' section of our website.

 

Do I need to buy an urn from a funeral home or crematorium?

No, you don’t. You can buy an urn anywhere and bring it to the funeral home or crematorium. As per FTC's Funeral Rule, "the funeral provider may not refuse, or charge a fee, to handle a casket [or urn] you bought elsewhere.”

 

How will I get the ashes from the crematorium or funeral home?

Every crematorium has its own way of handling the remains. However, in most cases, you will receive a simple "temporary urn" (a plastic or cardboard box) with the ashes inside in a durable plastic bag (usually sealed with a twist tie). If you bought an urn at the funeral home, they will usually put the ashes inside the urn before giving them to you.

 

How do I put the ashes inside the cremation urn?

For a small fee, your funeral home will provide this service for you.

If you prefer we can ship the urn directly to the funeral home, or to your address and then you can give it to the funeral home.  Even if the urn wasn’t purchased from a funeral home they can’t refuse to transfer the ashes as it’s illegal. By law, funeral homes cannot force the clients to purchase their products and services. There are other ashes transfer methods, including taking the ashes to another funeral home, transferring them on your own, by your friend or relative. The ashes are packed in a plastic bag inside a plastic box from the funeral home, and can easily be transferred from one cremains container to another, usually without removing the ashes from the urn.

 

What if I'm not comfortable handling the remains?

If you’re uncomfortable handling the remains, most of the funeral homes will transfer the remains into the cremation urn for you. In case you didn’t use the funeral home’s services, a family member or a friend can inurn the ashes instead.

If you don't want to open the 'temporary urn', we offer several cremation urns which can hold some of the common sizes of temporary urns. That way you can simply put the entire cardboard or plastic urn into the permanent urn.

 

What can be done with cremated remains?

There are limitless options. The cremated remains can be buried in a cemetery or on private property, scattered in the ocean or elsewhere with permission from the property owner/manager, kept at home in an urn, or shared among relatives in smaller keepsake urns.

 

What are my options for scattering ashes?

You have a lot of possibilities. You can scatter ashes on your own property, on private property with permission from the owner, on public property after the appropriate official’s approval, over the sea, river, lake, from a cliff or from the air via a helicopter.

 

Should I seal my cremation urn?

Since you will usually receive the cremains from the funeral home in a plastic bag inside a plastic or cardboard temporary urn, the best way (which we generally recommend) for putting the ashes inside an urn is to leave them in the plastic bag and place the bag into the urn. When using this option, you won’t need a sealant for most of our cremation urns. However, you can apply a bit of wood glue, caulk, or another adhesive around the edges of the urn opening.

Most of the wooden urns have a removable bottom panel, which allows you to easily place the ashes into the urn. The interior of our stone and marble urns can be accessed by a threaded stopper, therefore we recommend pouring the remains. You can access the ceramic urns simply by removing the lid. The ashes can be put either into the urn inside the plastic bag or should be poured in. It all depends on the size of the opening.

If you choose an urn with a small opening or decide to place the ashes into the cremation urn, we recommend you to seal it to prevent the leakage. Whether the plastic bag is used or not, you can also apply a sealant upon closure of the urn to assure its permanence.

 

How do I seal the lid on an urn?

You don’t have to seal your urn with a sealed plastic bag if the ashes are placed in it, but if you choose to seal the lid, you can use a good quality silicone sealant which you can buy at any home depot or hardware store. To seal the lid of the ceramic urn, you can apply a bead of sealant around the inside of the lid, and attach the lid to the body of the urn. It’s possible to remove the sealed lid, but it has to be done carefully by someone strong.  Just twist the lid back and forth until it’s removed.

 

How do I open a wood urn?

You can open most of our wood cremation urns from the bottom by removing four screws. You’ll need to remove the screws, place the plastic bag of remains into the urn, and reattach the bottom panel using the screws.

 

What is a keepsake urn?

A keepsake urn is a small urn and it holds a small portion of cremains, usually between 1-35 cubic inches depending on the keepsake’s design (standard adult urn size holds 200 cubic inches).

 

What is a companion urn?

A companion urn is a cremation urn intended for two individuals. The industry standard size for a companion urn is 400 cubic inches.

 

How do I clean my Urn?
The best way to clean your urn is to simply wipe it with a dry cloth.

 

Will my metal urn tarnish or rust?

Your metal, bronze, brass, pewter, copper or plated urn may rust slightly over a period of time if kept indoors, which happens a lot with metal items. In case an urn tarnishes, you can use the metal cleaners to restore its original appearance. If your urn is stored outdoors in a grave space or in a columbarium niche the rusting will occur considerably faster.

 

Flying with Cremated Ashes –What to Expect

Firstly, you will need to contact the airline directly to see what their policies are on travelling with cremated human ashes. Some airlines allow the passengers to check in with the cremated remains inside your hand luggage or a normal one. Other airlines require cremated ashes to be sent only via cargo. Contacting the airline will prevent you from being held up for unnecessary reasons.

The carry-on container for cremated ashes varies from airline to airline as well. During the travel, the ashes have to be placed in a container of a light material like plastic or wood so that it can pass through the X-ray machine. You should avoid the metal containers because the screener may have difficulties with seeing what’s inside, and the container cannot be opened, under no circumstances – even at the request of the customer.

 

Which are cremation urns suitable for airline travel?

You can choose wood, plastic, or non-lead lined ceramic urns, as they will easily pass through the TSA's security screenings. Most airlines allow bringing a cremation urn as a carry-on. The airport security has respect for the deceased and family so they will never open the cremation container.  That’s the reason why it’s important to choose an urn which will pass through the x-ray screening.

 

Carrying ashes on a Ryanair flight

Travelling with ashes can be tricky, and to avoid complications you should always check the airline’s rules. According to Ryanair policy, if you want to take cremation ashes on a flight, you need to carry them in a container with a screw-top lid. We have contacted RyanAir and they said that if you have a sealed container and the correct documentation in a scatter tube you can travel with ashes.

We also advise you to contact the embassy of the country where you are travelling, to be prepared for any disruption that may occur.

 

Can you send me an urn catalogue?  

Our urn catalogue is listed only on our website. We don’t keep printed catalogues because we are constantly adding and updating our items. That way we can keep our prices low and we don’t waste paper. We do our best to list all of our items with as much information as possible, but if you have any questions about the specific product, just ask and we will reply shortly.

 

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards like Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, etc., as well as PayPal. We are PCI compliant, and our secure checkout is protected by up-to-date SSL certificates.  SSL technology enables encryption (scrambling) of sensitive information, including passwords and credit card numbers during your online transactions. All of the forms on our site are secured with SSL technology so that your personal information stays safe.
Our checkout process is very simple; once you add the cremation urn to your cart, all we need is your shipping and billing address(es), choice of shipping method (free ground shipping, expedited, etc.), and of checking out securely on our site or via PayPal.

We don’t need you to transfer money to your PayPal account; the money will be taken from your bank account or credit card. Amounts paid to your PayPal account can be transferred to your own bank account immediately.

PayPal ensures security. They never disclose any financial information to the vendor. PayPal has its own fraud prevention team to guarantee the safety of online payments. Also, PayPal can offer you a ‘buyer protection’.

Any goods eligible for PayPal buyer protection are insured for the full purchase price, free of charge.

We assure you that we will never sell your payment information, address, phone or other personal data to any third party without your consent. We track cookies and web beacons, like most web-based businesses.

 

Can I order over the phone or by post?

Unfortunately, no. The only payment option is our secure checkout through our website. We cannot process any payment over the phone or by post. We advise you to never, under no circumstances send money or sensitive information over the phone or through the post to anyone.

 

 

 

 

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