Many people do not realize that there are different types of urns for remains. It is not something that you really think much about until the time comes when you need the urn. When you do need the urn, you probably do not want to consider practical matters such as what type you want to buy. Instead, you are mourning the passing of your loved one. However, it is something that needs to be considered before you make a purchase.
The best type of urn you can get is a marble one. Marble urns are sturdy and virtually unbreakable. They keep your loved one’s ashes for a lifetime, safe and secure. However, they can be rather costly. Another option is to get a glass urn. These urns for remains are much less expensive, but they are also breakable. If for some reason the urn should be dropped or fall off the shelf, it will likely shatter.
There are other types of urns for remains as well. You can get them in copper, silver, or other metals. These urns are generally much more light weight than glass or marble urns. However, copper will develop a patina over time, and silver will become tarnished. Therefore these types of urns require a bit more care. Stainless steel urns, however, give the look of silver but need no such care. In the end, what type of urn you choose will be entirely a matter of preference and what your budget will allow. However, you should make an informed, carefully thought out decision.