Brass Cremation Urns

About Brass Cremation Urns

Brass is a beautiful traditional choice when it comes to cremation urns. Many of the classic styles, including Grecian urns and Victorian urns, use brass as their metal of choice. Made up of copper and zinc, this material is relatively easy to work with, making brass urns a popular and affordable option for many people.

If you're looking for a long-lasting, durable, and respectful option for an urn, brass is an excellent choice. This metal can be formed into simple engraved urns, with a shiny or matte finish, or decorated with elaborate designs. Perfect Memorials also has brass urns with colorful, baked-on enamel finishes to give you even more options. Most of the traditional brass urns have a lid that screws tight, keeping the contents inside safe and secure.

Brass Urn Accessories

Depending on which brass urn you choose, you may want to consider adding a few personal touches. Many of the urns available from Perfect Memorials can be personalized with custom engraving, although this depends on the style and size of the urn. If an urn cannot be engraved, you might want to consider an urn medallion, which can be engraved and placed around the top of the urn.

To protect the urn, many people choose to add a velvet urn bag. This is a simple black drawstring bag, available with optional added embroidery. You can choose from bags made to hold and protect the entire urn, or bags that hold the ashes inside, giving you an additional layer of security. You might also want to consider an urn stand, which will help hold and support your brass urn.

Choosing a Brass Urn

Before you order your brass urn, you'll want to take several things into account. Urns come in different sizes, from very small to quite large, so you'll want to make sure that the urn you choose is large enough for your purposes. If you are intending to keep all of the cremains together, you'll need to know the approximate weight of your loved one before they were cremated. Generally speaking, you can figure that one pound of weight before cremation is equal to about one cubic inch of cremains. If your loved one weighed 180 pounds, for example, you'll want to look for a brass cremation urn that holds at least 180 cubic inches, if not more. There's nothing wrong with having an urn that has more space than you need.

Determine where you'll be putting your urn. Many people choose to store it in a columbarium, which is a building specially designed for this purpose. You will need to find out the size of the niche where the urn will sit and choose an urn that fits that space. If you plan on burying the urn, make sure that you get an urn vault that's large enough to hold it.

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How to select the right size urn

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Choosing the right size urn

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Choosing the right size urn is easy. For every one pound before cremation you will need 1 cubic inch of volume. For example, a loved one weighing 200 pounds will need an urn that is at least 200 cubic inches or larger. Choosing an urn larger then you need is OK.