There is a wide array of urns for human ashes in the market today providing consumers with both possibility and challenges. There is an urn for everyone, irrespective of your needs seeing that urns come in different sizes, shapes, material and designs. The challenge comes in choosing the best one from the sea of overwhelming choices.
When choosing an urn for human ashes, you need to ask yourself how the urn will be used (for display, long term storage or short term storage, for scattering ashes), what amount of ash needs to be stored, which design and material tickles your fancy and how much you are willing to pay. Urns can be classified based on their material (permanent, polished wood or biodegradable material) or based on their designs and uses (cloisonné, religious and handmade). This guide helps you choose the best urn for the ashes of your loved one.
Here are brief reviews of the top 10 urns for human ashes in 2019:
10. The Everlasting Love Adult Cremation Urn for Human Ashes
This urn is offered in a pearl enamel finish on top of its solid brass construction. It is handcrafted using high quality solid brass that has been coated with nickel. The urn is designed to hold ashes of humans of all sizes from little children to adults up to 200 pounds. It stands at 10 inches and 7 inches wide. This urn sports a beautiful velvet fabric to enhance its beauty and make it great as a display urn.
- Ideal for human ashes of all sizes
- Holds up to about 200 lbs.
- Not suitable for storage of small quantities of human ash thanks to its large size
9. Keepsake Funeral Urn
This human ash urn offers tranquility. It comes in a new style that features gold flower decorations that are hand-engraved. It is made of pure brass with 0% coating of any other substance. The Mini Keepsake weighs about 4.96 ounce and has a width of 1.77 inches and a height of 2.75 inches.
- Large enough to hold ashes of large sized human
- Its material makes it easy to maintain.
- Has a threaded screw top to protect the ashes
- The finish is not shiny making it not ideal as a display urn
8. SoulUrns Silver Oak Cremation Urn
SoulUrns Silver Oak urn is handcrafted from brass using sand casting approach that dates back hundreds of years. It comes in silver oak color, weighs about 6.4 ounces and measures 2.4 inches, 1.7 inches, and 1.7 inches in height, length and width respectively. This urn is made of 100 percent brass making it lightweight and durable. It is only ideal for small amounts of human ash.
- Holds 5 cubic inches of cremated ash
- Lightweight and highly durable
- Accompanied by a beautiful velvet box for storage
- It is not suitable for large portions of cremation ash
7. Liliane Memorials Miniature Funeral Keepsake Urn
The Miniature Funeral Keepsake is made of 100% brass. This material makes the urn’s maintenance easy. The top is designed in such a way that a threaded screw that holds the cremated ashes. Even better, it sports a felt-covered bottom that is used for the protection of the furniture. Like a couple of other urns in this list, the urn is handcrafted and engraved giving it an irresistible appearance.
- Great handcrafted design makes it ideal for display
- Holds 3-5 cubic inches of ash; a good capacity for sharing ashes
- Its classic style gives it a luxurious appearance
- Accompanying box has a strong chemical smell
- Cannot hold large volumes of ash
6. Memorials4u Large Fancy Flourish Urn for Human Ashes
The Large Fancy Flourish Adult Cremation Urn is a highly durable urn that is used for the storage of adult cremated ashes. It comprises of a felt bottom and a threaded lid that covers the top opening. It is forged from solid metal with a lacquer coat to retain its elegance. The diamond engraving on this handcrafted urn gives it a posh appearance making it ideal as a table-top urn. The 10-inch high 8-inch diameter urn can hold up to 210 cubic inches of cremated ash.
- This urn can accommodate up to 210 cubic inches of ash
- Sturdy yet lightweight construction
- Not economical where small portions of cremains are needed
5. Memorials4u Forest Blue Cremation Urn for Human Ashes
The Forest Blue Cremation Urn is a handcrafted urn that is relatively affordable and used in the storage of large quantity of adult cremated ash. It comprises of a top opening, a felt bottom and a threaded lid to secure the stored ash. Its forest blue finish enhances its appearance. Measuring 8 x 8 x 11 inches, this urn can hold ashes up to 200 cubic inches.
- Large in size holding up to 200 cubic inches of ash
- Forest blue finish makes this a good display urn
- Not ideal for small quantities of ash
- Top coating easily scratches
4. Star Legacy’s Mediterranean Mystic-Blue Metal Keepsake Urn
This Urn is handcrafted from pure brass and is about 3 inches in height. Its capacity is about 3 cubic inches of cremated ash and comes in a high quality box that ensures that the urn last longer than most other types of urns for human ashes. A clear epoxy coat covers the urn giving it a shiny appearance and making it scratch resistant. Its smooth feel is easy on one’s hands. It is accompanied by a velvet giftbox
- Suitable for sharing cremated ash
- Elegant finish
- Smooth exterior makes the urn comfortable to hold
- Not suitable for the storage of large amount of ash
3. Memorials4u Elite Cloud Blue, Silver Cremation Urn
The Memorials4u Elite Cloud Blue, Silver Cremation Urn is a handcrafted brass urn that is used in the storage of adult cremated ashes. The urn comes in a blue finish with silver engravings. It measures 8 inches in length, 8 inches in width, and 11 inches in height. Each urn is unique as Memorials4u handcrafts their urns. A felt bottom protects surfaces on which the urn is placed while a threaded lid makes the urn easy to open and seal.
- Large in size; can hold up to 200 cubic inches of cremains
- Stylish design
- Great value for money
- Not suitable for small quantities of cremated ash
- Blue and silver engravings scratch with time
2. Star Legacy’s Wings of Freedom Cremation Adult Urn
The Star Legacy’s Wings of Freedom Urn is handcrafted from 100% Brass metal and is ideal for adult creation ashes. It is accompanied by velvet bags that eases storage and carriage. A threaded cover lid secures the ashes. The urn was created for a variety of uses including scattering of ashes, burial, display or columbarium.
- Has a cover lid that protects the ash.
- Suitable for a number of applications
- It is large in size and hence, can store about 200 cubic inches of ash.
- Relatively heavier for a scattering urn
- Not ideal for small volumes of ash
1. Star Legacy Majestic Radiance Adult Cremation Urn
The Star Legacy’s Majestic Radiance urn is made of 100 percent brass. It is used in the cremation and storage of large quantities of adult ashes of up to 200 cubic inches. The 10-inch high 6-inch wide urn is offered with smooth edges with beautiful hand engravings. The urn does not tarnish even after a long period of use.
- Can hold up to 200 cubic inches of human ash.
- Comes alongside a velvet gift box
- Safe with a threaded lid
- Relatively heavier
Urns are available in a wide range of styles, materials and colors including glass urns, brass, ceramic, copper, enamel, wood, pewter and serpentine among others. Your budget, your tastes and preferences and your needs will greatly determine the urn you end up with.
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