The Beauty of Metal Urns for Cremation

Plain silver metal urn on left with bronze metal urn on right

Choosing the most suitable urn to hold your loved ones ashes is an important decision in dealing with your grief. The urn you pick is not only a final resting place for them but also a way to properly honour their memory. The right urn should keep in mind what the person liked, their favourite colour and even the material of the urn. It is a daunting feat to know you must pick the right one yet have so many different urns to choose from. In this article will go over the benefits of choosing metal urns, why they are the most popular type of urn and how metal became such a favoured choice when selecting a material for your urn.

What are metal urns?

Metal urns are cremation urns designed to hold the ashes of your loved ones made out of a metal or alloy. They are commonly made from aluminium, brass, stainless steel or pewter. These various alloys can have different properties associated with them such as their lustre, durability, scratch resistance and design. They are usually handmade by experienced artisans and are made to last. 

What are the benefits?

There are many benefits in choosing a metal urn for your loved one, here are some reasons why. 


Some of the most durable urns you can get include metal urns. They are incredibly resilient to dropping and most other forms of damage. Metals like aluminium are incredibly strong and lightweight, which are even used in aeroplanes. They have anticorrosive properties and also do well against moisture, unlike other materials such as wood. 


Metal urns also come in the greatest variety of designs too. This is due to their popularity as an urn material. Metal urns can come in almost every colour with every style imaginable, from a Greco-inspired urn to a modern sleek style. Metal urns are a favoured choice in this regard as they will be the easiest way to find the perfect urn for your loved one.


Metal urns are also the most customisable material to work with. They are easy to engrave and can be etched with any details you would want to put in. Engraving your urn is an effective way of making your urn feel special to you. You can engrave your urn with their name and a special quote or any other detail you would like to add. Some retailers even offer a unique design to be engraved on your urn, such as a symbol or token that was important to your loved one.


Due to their popularity and versatility, metal urns will also tend to come in a wide variety of sizes. Other popular urn materials generally only come in one size. This will help in your selection as some urns may be too large to be comfortably displayed. This can usually be solved with metal urns as they will have sizes from small, medium, large and extra large to fit all needs.  

Metal urns are a great option for anyone who is looking to truly honour their loved one's passing. They are a durable, versatile urn material with plenty of customisation and sizing options too. They come in many different designs so there will be one for everyone. As Australia's largest urn store, Eternal Urns has an extensive range of the best quality metal urns available, so check out our range today.