Metal & Brass Urns
About Metal Urns and Brass Urns
Metal cremation urns are a traditional choice, yet newer designs allow families to find a brass urn that expresses their loved one’s unique style or color preferences. Although classic brass urns for ashes remain the most popular, many families are choosing mother of pearl urns, rose urns, radiance urns, and urns with butterfly designs as well.
Families often choose a brass or aluminum urn for durability. Metal urns can last for years whether kept at home or buried. For families planning to bury a brass urn in a cemetery, an urn vault often is required by the cemetery for additional protection of the urn. For those keeping it at home, a brass urn has easy care instructions. A simple dusting with a cloth is all that is needed. From time to time, a small amount of brass cleaner can be applied to remove any tarnish. Another feature of brass cremation urns is the threaded lid. These lids that open / close like a jar offer peace of mind that ashes will not be spilled if the urn is accidentally knocked over or dropped.
Brass urns are a wonderful choice if you wish to personalize the urn. They engrave so beautifully. Stardust Memorials carries a large selection of engravable brass urns in the traditional metallic finishes of gold and pewter as well as a wide range of colored finishes. Our experienced engraving team can include your loved one's name, birth and death dates, short messages, and often artwork on adult brass urns and even on mini brass urns.
While brass urns for ashes are the most popular of the metal urns, Stardust Memorials also offers aluminum urns and sheet bronze urns. Aluminum urns offer a similar durability to brass urns and can be more affordable. Not all aluminum cremation urns can be personalized with direct engraving, also an engraved urn pendant is always an option.