Deep Water Biodegradable Cremation Urn - Pearl Shell (PM2357)

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This urn is designed for a loved one with a healthy weight of 400 pounds or less before cremation.

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Exterior Dimensions:
16" x 16" x 6"
400 cubic inches

Pearl Deep Water Shell Biodegradable Urn

This urn is hand-made and hand-painted by skilled artisans with earth-friendly materials that will naturally biodegrade in ocean or lake water. The urn is painted a pearl and tan color to resemble a real shell found in the ocean. The vessel has an overall capacity of 400 cubic inches which means it can hold the ashes of a loved one that had a healthy weight of 400 lbs or less prior to passing. Due to the size, this urn can be used for one individual or a companion sharing urn. Included with the shell urn is a TSA-compliant carrying case for "in-cabin" airline transportation and a water-soluble biodegradable bag. 

The shell urn has an opening on the back side of the urn that can be opened to put the cremains inside the vessel. One important note to make is that the cremains should never be poured directly into the shell, rather they should be placed inside the provided water-soluble bag and the bag with cremains placed inside the urn. If the shell is planned for cremains of two or more loved ones, additional water-soluble bags should be purchased.

How This Urn Works
The bio shell urn is specifically designed for water burial. On the front and back side of the urn are many small holes that will allow water to slowly fill the urn as it is placed on the water. Once set on the water, it will float for approximately 3 to 5 minutes, dependent on the calmness of the water. As water flows in the urn, the water-soluble bag will begin to dissolve and the cremains will disperse in the water in the shell. The shell will then begin a gently descent to the bottom of the lake or ocean floor. It will then continue to biodegrade until completely dispersed in the water.

Biodegradable Water Burial
While many choose to have a standard land memorial or funeral celebration, water burial is a unique experience for all involved. Each ceremony can be customized to fit the needs and wishes of your family. Account for the special planning required, we have compiled some helpful advice and best tips for scattering ashes at sea. 

Original Artwork By Todd Telander
Todd 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.

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Total Reviews: 7 (4.29 average)

22 of 23 people found this review helpful

Burial at Sea

Reviewed By: C. Newton on 04/30/2010

I can't tell you what this seashell had done for my husband's burial at sea. He was always by the sea, from birth to his death. This seashell was above and beyond my expections. His "place" in the sea, was marked on a GPS, and when I die, my ashes will be put in "his" spot.

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Reviewed By: Chrissy on 07/29/2011

The shell provided a wonderful way for us to bury our grandparents/parents in the water in a peaceful way. We all were able to put notes inside as part of the service by adding a slit on top (though you could put notes in the urn prior to sealing it too).The children scattered rose petals in the water and the effect was beautiful. I would reccommend buying a second biodegradable bag (for te inside) if you are using this as a companion urn. We were going to just scatter the ashes, but were very grateful we used this instead.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Beautiful sail-away

Reviewed By: Maureen on 01/02/2019

The urn was beautiful and the perfect sail away for my parents. The bag included was large enough to hold the combined ashes of both my parents, as they had wished. We played guitars, sang their favorite songs, and set them to sail with scattered flowers from their yard several miles off the Gulf beach where they lived. The shell drifted about 10 minutes before sinking away, at which time three dolphins appeared! It was awesome. I highly recommend this product. Thanks

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Paddle Out

Reviewed By: Dave on 09/11/2015

This was a wonderful and beautiful way to release my Dads ashes. He was a surfer for 75 years. This was even better than expected. The packaging was perfect when it arrived. The carry box made it easy for travel. And we brought ithe Clam Shell with the ashes out on a sailing vessel then joined the paddle out of surfers...3 dolphins swam into the area where everyone tossed their Rose Petals and orchid leis....exactly how my father would have wanted. Thank you!

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Looks good

Reviewed By: Bill Jones on 04/13/2020

Have not used it yet but it is in my "Dead Guys Box" for my kids to open upon my demise.

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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Sand Shell

Reviewed By: Cherie on 08/19/2016

After spending a great deal of money on a product that was supposed to help me fulfill my mother's wishes, I was extremely disappointed. After following the directions and then placing the shell into the ocean, the shell never sank. After an hour of attempting to send my mother off, my husband had to finally tear it open so it would sink. The shell was beautiful but because it never sank on it's own, it made what should have been a comforting event into a fiasco. I do not recommend this product.

Perfect Memorials Comment:

Thank you for your order and feedback. We are very sorry to hear that the urn did not work as it is intended for you. We have not had any reports of these shells not sinking after being in the water. We do apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you. If there is anything we can do to help in alleviating your concerns please contact our support team at 1-800-979-8767 or Thank you.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Great Product

Reviewed By: Speedy on 07/07/2015

The shell urn we received is exactly as pictured on the website. I could not be happier!

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