Selecting the proper urn size
How to select the proper cremation urn...

How to select the proper cremation urn...

The industry standard is 1 cubic inch of space for every 1 pound of healthy weight.  This industry standard should only be used as a guide in determining the approximate size cremation urn required.**  The best way to determine the proper size cremation urn to purchase, would be to ask the crematorium about the amount of cubic inches of cremains (cremation ashes) you can expect when the cremation process is complete. 

We recommend that if you plan to keep all the cremains, that you should purchase a cremation urn one size larger than needed, to guarantee you have enough room.  If you plan to spread or share some of the cremains (cremation ashes), of your loved one, then the size of the cremation urn is less critical and you can go by the industry standard.  If you choose a larger size cremation urn and there is extra space inside it, you can keep special keepsakes and mementos, of your loved one, with their cremains (cremation ashes).  A human weighing over 200 pounds actually has the same bone mass as an average size human.  The bones are actually the material that makes up the cremains (cremation ashes) that go into a cremation urn, all soft tissue is completely burned away during the cremation process.  Someone weighing 300 pounds, 400 pounds, or more their cremains (cremation ashes) should be able to fit into one of the extra large cremation urns, which can hold 200 pounds of pre-cremain weight, because the bone mass is still the same , as an average human.  We do highly suggest that you check with your crematorium prior to ordering your cremation urn for a loved ones weighing over 200 pounds, they will be able to help you determine the proper size cremation urn to purchase.

We have made figuring out the proper cremation urn size a very easy process, for you.  Listed below we have each of our cremation urn series stating the total weight requirements, that each cremation urn can hold.  A simple example would be if a cremation urn size states that it holds (pre-cremain weight) "up to 32 lbs." that urn actually contains 32 cubic inches of space inside to hold the cremains (cremation ashes).  If you have any questions about the proper size cremation urn to order, please feel free to contact us.

**We cannot be held responsible for anyone that uses the industry standard method alone in determining the size cremation urn to purchase.  (1 lb. of weight = 1 cubic inch)  The charts listed above should be used at your own discretion.  We highly recommend that you ask your crematorium about the amount of cubic inches you can expect, after the cremation process if complete, prior to purchasing your cremation urn. 

Simply Elegant Series
Size
Mini
X-Small
Small
Medium
(Vertical)
Medium
(Horizontal)
Large
X-Large
Partners In Life
Finished
Outside
Dimentions
(Keepsake size)
L: 5-5/8"
W: 4-1/8"
H: 4-1/4"
L: 6-5/8"
W: 5-1/8"
H: 4-3/4"
L: 6-5/8"
W: 5-1/8"
H: 6-1/2"
L: 6-5/8"
W: 5-1/8"
H: 9"
L: 7-5/8"
W: 6-1/8"
H: 6-1/2"
L: 7-5/8"
W: 6-1/8"
H: 8-1/2"
L: 8-5/8"
W: 7-1/8"
H: 9-1/2"
Couples Urn
Mother & Child/
Urns for Two
Pre-Cremain Weight
1 lb = 1 cubic in.
This urn holds...
up to 12 lbs
12 cu. in.
up to 32 lbs
32.5 cu. in.
up to 50 lbs
50 cu. in.
up to 75 lbs
75 cu. in.
up to 88 lbs
87.5 cu. in.
up to 122 lbs
122.5 cu. in.
up to 400 lbs
216 cu. in.
up to 400 lbs / side
432 cu. in.
(216 cu. in. / side)


Elegant Portrait Series
Size
Small
Medium
(Vertical)
Medium
(Horizontal)
Large
X-Large
Partners In Life
Finished
Outside
Dimentions
L: 6-5/8"
W: 5-1/8"
H: 6-1/2"
L: 6-5/8"
W: 5-1/8"
H: 9"
L: 7-5/8"
W: 6-1/8"
H: 6-1/2"
L: 7-5/8"
W: 6-1/8"
H: 8-1/2"
L: 8-5/8"
W: 7-1/8"
H: 9-1/2"
Couples Urn
Mother & Child/
Urns for Two
Pre-Cremain Weight
1 lb = 1 cubic in.
This urn holds...
up to 50 lbs
50 cu. in.
up to 75 lbs
75 cu. in.
up to 88 lbs
87.5.5 cu. in.
up to 122 lbs
122.5 cu. in.
up to 400 lbs
216 cu. in.
up to 400 lbs / side
432 cu. in.
(216 cu. in. / side)


Framed Photo Series
Size
X-Small
Small
Medium
(Vertical)
Medium
(Horizontal)
Large
X-Large
Partners In Life
Finished
Outside
Dimentions
L: 6-5/8"
W: 5-1/8"
H: 4-3/4"
L: 6-5/8"
W: 5-1/8"
H: 6-1/2"
L: 6-5/8"
W: 5-1/8"
H: 9"
L: 7-5/8"
W: 6-1/8"
H: 6-1/2"
L: 7-5/8"
W: 6-1/8"
H: 8-1/2"
L: 8-5/8"
W: 7-1/8"
H: 9-1/2"
Couples Urn
Mother & Child/
Urns for Two
Pre-Cremain Weight
1 lb = 1 cubic in.
This urn holds...
up to 30 lbs
29.5 cu. in.
up to 45 lbs
45 cu. in.
up to 68 lbs
67.5 cu. in.
up to 81 lbs
81.25 cu. in.
up to 114 lbs
113.5 cu. in.
up to 400 lbs
204 cu. in.
up to 400 lbs / side
408 cu. in.
(204 cu. in. / side)


Memory Clock Series
Size
Medium
(Vertical)
Large
X-Large
Finished
Outside
Dimentions
L: 6-5/8"
W: 5-1/8"
H: 9"
L: 7-5/8"
W: 6-1/8"
H: 8-1/2"
L: 8-5/8"
W: 7-1/8"
H: 9-1/2"
Pre-Cremain Weight
1 lb = 1 cubic in.
This urn holds...
up to 71 lbs
71 cu. in.
up to 119 lbs
118.5 cu. in.
up to 200 lbs
200 cu. in.


Black Granite Cremation Urns
Size
Small Granite Urn
Large Granite Urn
Finished
Outside
Dimentions
L: 7-1/2"
W: 5-1/4"
H: 5-1/4"
Actual Urn Weight: 6 lbs.
Opening at bottom of urn for placing cremains and mementos is 2-1/2"
L: 9-3/4"
W: 6-3/4"
H: 6-1/2"
Actual Urn Weight: 12 lbs.
Opening at bottom of urn for placing cremains and mementos is 2-1/2"
Pre-Cremain Weight
1 lb = 1 cubic in.
This urn holds...
up to 90 lbs
90 cu. in.
up to 400 lbs
210 cu. in.
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