22 May 2018 | By Kirsty Judge c/o Urns UK
7 of Our Most Beautiful Urns to Keep Forever
Having a loved one’s ashes with you at home can be a brilliant source of comfort, reminding you every day of the life you shared together. But settling on a permanent urn for those ashes can be a struggle – especially since there are so many different options to choose from.
Not to worry. For those who need a little inspiration, we’ve picked out seven stunning urns that you’ll be proud to keep in your home forever. Let’s take a look …
Looking for something special? Every Blue Crystal Urn is different
The complex and almost luminous swirl of colours on this Blue Crystal Cremation Urn are a result of raku firing, a traditional Japanese technique that translates as ‘happiness in the accident’.
Why? In a raku firing, the urn is taken out of the kiln red-hot and plunged into ignitable materials, creating a different reaction in the glaze each time. This means that every Blue Crystal Urn is as unique as the person it’s chosen for.
The intricately engraved Banbury Brass Heart is a perfect keepsake
A keepsake urn is a smaller resting place for ashes, ideal if you are perhaps sharing ashes with family members or keeping a small amount after a scattering.
The Banbury Brass Heart Keepsake Urn is the perfect example. At 7.5cms across, it’s a comforting weight in your palm – but it truly stands out for its intricately hand cast design. Engraved with a delicate pattern of intertwining leaves, it is a simple but powerful way to celebrate someone who will stay in your own heart forever.
Enjoy light and comfort with the Christ Cremation Keepsake Urn
This soothing keepsake urn is a thoughtful symbol of how your loved one continues to bring light into your life. It includes a small candle, which, when lit, will cast a warm and comforting glow in any room. Each carefully moulded rosebud-like urn is fired at exactly 1,200°C, helping to ensure its longevity and bestowing a lustrous finish.
Celebrate a true nature lover with the Pebbles Urn
Looking for something a little different? This ceramic sculpture echoes the smooth contours of pebbles worn down by the tides, making it a wonderfully tactile alternative to more traditional urns. This natural feel makes the Pebbles Cremation Urn the ideal tribute to a loved one who spent their life taking pleasure in the outdoors.
For a contemporary feel, try the Richmond Green Urn
This stunning hand-cast aluminium cremation urn stands out thanks to an elegant contemporary silhouette. The sleek, glossy design and lightly speckled moss-emerald enamel make the Richmond Green Urn both a beautiful home for ashes and a natural presence in modern and minimalist homes. Meanwhile, a threaded secure lid will keep your loved one’s ashes safe and sound.
The Blue Splash Urn has a timeless beauty
Another one-of-a-kind raku fired piece, every Blue Splash Cremation Urn has its own unique swirl of deep cobalt blue on a delicately speckled cream background. Combining a classic shape with an abstract glaze that’s different on every piece, the timeless design makes the Blue Splash Urn the perfect permanent home for a loved one’s ashes.
The Newquay Ashes Casket is warm but dignified
The Newquay is a classic wood ashes casket, crafted right here in the UK from solid utile wood. Mahogany-like in its warm reddish hue, British craftsmanship and beautiful African wood make this distinguished ashes casket strong enough stand the test of time. A subtle and dignified home for your loved one’s ashes.
For a truly personal tribute, try the Multi Twist Sphere Keepsake Urn
Hand-blown to order from high quality Bohemia Crystal, a Multi Twist Sphere Keepsake Urn is a completely unique tribute to your loved one. No two spheres are ever the same – just as no two people are, either. The intricately swirled design conceals an inner chamber for up to 6 cubic inches of ashes, making it a discreet, charming alternative to traditional cremation urns.
Still looking for the perfect urn? Browse our full range of beautiful adult cremation urns here.
About the author
Kirsty Judge is a writer and editor at Beyond, where she writes helpful guides on everything from planning a funeral to the weirdest wills around. In her spare time, she makes ceramics – although she has yet to make an urn. You can read more of her work at http://www.beyond.life.