Marble and Stone Urns
Traditional and durable
Stone and marble are the traditional materials used to make cremation urns. Marble might be the most practical choice as urn material, as it's durable, beautiful, natural and relatively inexpensive. It can also be personalized with an engraving or shaped into a number of different forms. Marble has always been synonymous with elegance and respect, so it makes a natural choice as a memorial for your loved one.
Marble can come in various colors, and is known for its tinges of red. It's sometimes veined with beautiful hues and a number of other features, including fossils and crystals. Marble is also naturally-occurring, so it's durable enough to withstand years outside with little or no signs of weathering. A marble urn would be a beautiful and fitting addition to any garden.
Marble isn't only used for outdoor urns. The classic smooth look of the stone makes it a great addition to indoor décor as well. It can be shaped into different sizes and forms, and can be displayed on shelves or as a floor decoration, depending on what type you choose.
Marble urns aren't nearly as expensive as you might think. Beautiful marble urns and small marble 'temples' (used as urns) can be found online for as little as $250 US. They also cover a broad price range, so you could spend into the thousands for a customized, ornate marble urn or temple.
Natural Stone Urns
Natural stone is also a very versatile source material for urns. The typical material used for gravestones is granite, which can be embellished in a variety of ways. The same is true for stone urns, which can incorporate minerals, gems and other additions such as personalized graphics and text.
Like marble, natural stone is very flexible in its presentation. It can be shaped into different sizes and forms, and can even be worked into other ornamentation such as planters or fountains. The best thing about stone is that it's durable and isn't liable to be damaged regardless of how it's treated.
Natural stone urns are very similar to marble urns in that they can be found in a variety of prices. Again, the price will depend on the size, detail and material you choose. The durability and reliability of a marble or natural stone cremation urn makes it well worth the cost.