Caskets come in a variety of styles and materials as well as price ranges to suit all individuals. The most common caskets are constructed of either metal or wood and often have an array of finishes as well as interior choices. Caskets can be personalized to be a tribute to fit your loved one.
Urns are receptacles used to hold cremated remains. Like caskets, urns can be constructed of a variety of materials and be personalized to be a lasting mark of respect and honor for your loved one. Urns are often comprised of the following:
• Wood, such as oak, mahogany, maple, cherry, cedar and pine
• Metal, such as bronze, copper, or pewter
• Natural stones such as marble, granite or onyx
• Cultured marble
• Biodegradable materials
Urn vaults are used to encase urns. They offer the same benefits to an urn as a vault offers a casket, however they come in a much smaller size. There are different levels of protection offered just as with vaults. Urn vaults are not required by the state; however they may be required by cemeteries.
Keepsake urns, like urns, are used to hold cremated remains, only in a much smaller quantity. They can be constructed of the same materials as full size urns. In some instances you can find matching full size and keepsake urns. Keepsake urns can also come in the form of jewelry, such as pendants or bracelets, which can hold a tiny amount of cremated remains, a lock of hair, or dried ceremonial flowers.
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