Classic Urns

ARTICLES

Home

Angel Urns

Urns for Ashes


Biodegradable Urns


Bronze Urns


Burial Urns


Ceramic Urns


Cloisonne Urns


Companion Urns


Crematory Urns


Cremation Urn Jewelry

Discount Urns


Funeral Cremation Urns


Funeral Urns


Glass Urns


Infant Urns


Keepsake Urns


Marble Urns


Memorial Urns


Metal Urns


Urns For Travel


Wood Urns


Resources

Bronze Urns: The Traditional Choice of Urn

Selecting a bronze urn as a symbol through which to memorialize the life of those who are no longer with us is a time-honored custom. For thousands of years bronze urns have been used in this way, and so they have come to represent meaningful values in life. Trust, integrity and strength of character are all values associated with bronze, the strength and durability of the bronze material itself contributing to this perception of the most traditional of all urns.

What is Bronze?

Bronze is a metal alloy. Its chief component is copper - a soft malleable metal that is not suitable for the creation of urns when used on its own. When tin is added to copper to form the alloy, the metal hardens and changes color. This process transforms copper into what we recognize as bronze. It is a much tougher and hard-wearing type of metal than copper and has been used to create everything from bronze statues of Greek Gods to bronze urns for burial. In fact, so enduring is bronze that bronze urns and other bronze artifacts that are more than 3000 years old are being discovered in pristine condition by archaeologists in Europe today. This really does speak volumes about the everlasting quality of bronze urns.

Types of Bronze Urns

Today, there are essentially two types of bronze urns available to purchase - sculpted and cast bronze urns.

Sculpted bronze urns are decorative urns that are sculpted from solid bronze using the artist's lost wax method. This allows the bronze urn to take on a more 'artistic' feel, the urn being shaped into sculptures depicting scenes such as dolphins on the crest of a wave. A patina finish is generally applied to the bronze urn to give it a darkened appearance.

Cast bronze urns tend to take on a more angular box-like appearance. This type of bronze urn is constructed from solid bronze sheets, affording it a shiny golden surface suitable for engraving. Cast bronze urns are often brushed or painted to enhance their finish.

Regardless of which type of bronze urn is chosen, they bring dignity and honor to any memorial garden or cemetery in which they are placed. Bronze urns are the traditional choice of urn whose popularity has never faded.