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This urn is designed for a loved one with a healthy weight of 400 pounds or less before cremation.
This unique urn is fabricated from recycled and earth-friendly materials that naturally biodegrade when placed in water. The urn is in the shape of a seashell and is hand-painted a vibrant coral color. This vessel is designed to hold a total of 400 cubic inches which means it can hold the cremains of a loved one or loved one(s) with a combined healthy weight of 400 lbs prior to passing. Included with this urn is one water-soluble biodegradable cremation ash bag that needs to be used to hold the ashes inside the shell. If you are using this vessel for more than one set of cremains and want to keep them separate until your ceremony, an additional biodegradable bag should be purchased.
This urn is filled through a small opening on the back side of the urn. The cremains bag will be placed through this hole and the urn sealed back up. The shell is equipped with many small holes to allow water to begin filling the urn when placed in water. Once water has begun to fill the urn, the water-soluble cremains bag will begin to dissolve and ashes will disperse in the water within the shell. The shell is engineered to float for approximately three to five minutes before descending gracefully. Calm water conditions will allow the urn to float longer than rough or choppy waters.
Preparing For A Water Burial CeremonyPlanning the perfect water burial ceremony comes with challenges but is very rewarding and special. There are several considerations that must be made in planning a funeral of this type and we have made an article with helpful advice for burials at sea as well as the best tips for scattering ashes at sea. If you are traveling afar and need to fly with your shell urn to your destination, this urn is TSA-compliant when carried in the provided case for in-cabin airline transportation.
Original Artwork By Todd Telander Telander is an international scientific illustrator and artist who has produced work for numerous zoos and aquariums, wildlife and ocean conservation groups, and is a selected artist of the American Birding Association. Telander coupled his background in biology and environmental studies with his artistry to create original artwork for the Shell Bio Urns that is both scientifically accurate and beautiful. The Environment This Biodegradable Cremation Urn is manufactured with the environment in mind. The tree bark used to make the paper is harvested from the mulberry tree in such a way that the tree continues to grow, undamaged. This sustainable process is centuries old and ensures the preservation of ancient forests. Once the bark of the tree is harvested, it is soaked until soft and then laid out on to bamboo screens. The screens are then placed in the sun to dry. The resulting paper is used to make beautiful and environmentally-friendly urns.
Total Reviews: 5 (4.80 average)
19 of 20 people found this review helpful
Reviewed By: Richard J Galus on 04/21/2010
This is a idea that matched my wife's personality. A perfect vehicle for burial at sea. Please continue to develop other urns for people that want this type of burial. Perhaps a Sailing Ship, Sea Horse, Dolphin Etc
18 of 19 people found this review helpful
Reviewed By: Rouns on 08/07/2011
I wanted a large biodegradable urn to hold two people. Weight for both was about 320 lbs, and there was still plenty of room, so we also added 2 dogs ashes to fill the urn. I was concerned that it would be so heavy/full that it wouldn't float. The urn and ashes weighed 20 lbs. and to my surprise it floated exactly as described. It was just perfect.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful
Reviewed By: Joanne Taveira on 09/01/2010
The 'shell' was everything I had hoped....Delivery was on time, well-packaged, and it floated for 5 minutes and slowly waved down - just exactly as advertised....I am so glad that my sister's ashes could be sent to the sea in such a manner....
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
Reviewed By: Deborah on 09/24/2012
What a wonderful way to say "goodbye" to our parents. Just before the urn sunk to the bottom of the ocean it rocked back and forth a couple of times as if to wave goodbye and then turned on it's side and slowly headed downward.
The entire family walked away with a peaceful feeling knowing we gave them the perfect send off to a wonderful life.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Reviewed By: Bruce Martin on 03/23/2016
The Shell Urn looked exactly like the picture...very beautiful! They vastly underestimated the time it would take to sink. We ended up leaving it while it was still floating after 30 minutes! Head their advice and presoak it or add some extra holes. Also, the biodegradable glue was insufficient to seal the urn. The cutout had warped a bit and didn't fit back into the shell. A little elmers glue was able to seal it up nicely.
December 1, 2020
I ordered a beautiful pet paw urn for our fur baby girl that passed. Did a great job on my purchase and engraving on it as well. Picture of my fur baby was engraved very well! Delivery was very fast... Read More
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