J.P. Morgan said, “If you have to ask how much it costs, you can’t afford it,” but that’s not true if you’re asking, “How much are urns?” There is a considerable range in prices. I’ve found that many, if not most, artisan cremation urns are far more costly than mine. I encourage you to comparison shop. I think it makes me look good as you’re apt to find mine are more affordable even though the customized urns for ashes that I design are unique, made to order and done to the specifications of my clients.
With cremation becoming so popular, it’s understandable that there are many options for urns, some costing as much as $6,000 or more. A simple, unadorned metal urn for an adult is much cheaper than an artisan urn that will be displayed. My cremation urns for ashes are intended for those wanting to keep a loved one’s presence in the home. I tell the story of the deceased by including the name, a photo montage and anything else a client chooses.
There are, to be sure, endless artistic possibilities for ash holders. In coastal Ghana, funerals are a time of celebration with urns designed to embody an aspect of the person’s life, perhaps a brightly colored fish for one who liked to fish. An Hourglass Keepsake Urn is filled with cremated ashes, instead of sand, for someone wanting to check cooking time by watching Mom’s remains spill down. Star Trek fans have the opportunity to end up in an urn with the show’s theme that displays an image of the Starship Enterprise. Leonard Nimoy (Spock) didn’t make that choice. I’m not aware of an urn for Sex and the City devotees, but there are some amusing possibilities.
My pique assiette mosaic is meticulously done. Each custom order takes time, and I’ve kept the prices as affordable as I can. A 6” urn for ashes is priced at $375. Larger urns for adults start at $1200. I include shipping to the U.S.