Marble and Stone Cremation Urns

When shopping for a cremation urn, how do you know which material is the right choice? It may depend on how you plan to use it. For a dignified display in your home or a burial service without the expense or environmental impact of a traditional funeral, consider marble and stone urns from OneWorld Memorials™. Our selection includes classic urn shapes, memory boxes, tablets and more to honor your loved one, whether a family member, friend or beloved pet.

Each marble and stone cremation urn that OneWorld Memorials™ provides is an everlasting treasure. Natural marble, cultured marble, soapstone, and even jade comprise these permanent, sturdy, and elegant cremation urns. Our marble cremation urns come in colors and patterns in combinations that reflect the beauty of all aspects of nature, including sky, earth or water.

Choosing a Stone or Marble Cremation Urn for Ashes

Hand-carved marble cremation urns are not new; they have existed for thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks recognized the marble's durability and used it for funeral urns as well as for roads, temples, statues and monuments. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has cinerary urns made of alabaster and marble dating from as early as the 1st century A.D. So, in choosing marble, you can expect durability for years of display. Marble is ideal for a long-lasting tribute to a loved one, whether you keep it at home, include it in a columbarium or bury it at a funeral or memorial service. Consider the benefits of these stone types when choosing a marble urn:

  • Natural Marble

Marble is quarried throughout the world, including in the United States. It is formed primarily of limestone, crystallized over millions of years through extreme heat and pressure. Marble is naturally a light-colored stone; however, it appears in many colors because of impurities present when the rock is formed. White marble urns, such as shown in the Taj Mahal Marble Cremation Urn, is pure marble created with few impurities. Colors that appear in marble's swirls come from minerals such as silt, sand or iron oxides present during formation. For instance, green coloration is often due to serpentine and other impurities that recrystallized under intense pressure. The Genuine Jade Cremation Urn is a great example of a stone urn embedded with lush, green emerald colors. Some marble comes in an intense, deep jet-black color, such as our Nero Marquina or Ebony Marble Cremation Urn.

  • Cultured Marble

Cultured marble is a manufactured product invented several decades ago as a moldable alternative to natural marble. This material features a mixture of stone dust, acrylic resins and pigments made to resemble the color and quality of marble. The manufactured product is durable and maintenance-free and can be easily fashioned into various shapes. You may already be familiar with its many uses, especially in home construction with countertops, sinks, showers and floors. The price of quarrying and transportation of natural marble stone inevitably increases its cost over that of cultured marble, making this material more affordable but no less elegant.
In recent years cultured marble has also been used to make urns such as our Cultured Marble Temple Cremation Urn, which is available in 15 different colors. These marble urns are easy to mold and use for long-lasting small urns or large urns for ashes. The glossy protective finish on the urns cannot be scratched or dented.

  • Granite Cremation Urns

OneWorld Memorials™ also offers granite urns for ashes. Long valued for its beauty and durability, granite was a popular material in ancient Egypt and continues to have a place in commercial and home construction. Granite is a hard, granular, crystalline rock consisting mainly of quartz, mica, and feldspar. When carved, it creates a beautiful finish and solid form for cremation urns, such as the mesmerizing Genuine Green Granite Cremation Urn.

Personalizing a Granite, Cultured Marble or Marble Cremation Urn

Personalizing stone urns with expert engraving is another benefit of shopping at OneWorld Memorials™ We have an in-house engraving department that can customize different types of cultured or natural stone with either a rotary or laser engraver. The results of engraving on stone have a classic beauty all their own and make a meaningful tribute to a loved one.

Selecting the Right Size Stone and Marble Cremation Urns

OneWorld Memorials™ offers stone urns in a wide range of sizes. Look for adult-size urns with a typical 200 cubic-inch capacity and keepsakes for ashes as small as 20 cubic inches. Our cultured and natural marble urns range from mini-urns for pets or sharing ashes to extra-large urns with a 300 cubic-inch capacity.

For more information about our materials, selection or engraving services, contact OneWorld Memorials online or call our customer care team member. We are always happy to help you navigate this process to create a meaningful way to honor those you have lost.

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