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Choosing the Right Urn or Keepsake….......


The choice of cremation gives you, the family, an opportunity to select an urn or keepsake that that serves as a dignified final resting place following the cremation. Treasured Keepsakes offer a variety of cremation urns, keepsakes and pendants from ornate designs to the more traditional or simple designs.


A cremation urn or keepsake is a memorial or tribute to your loved one. It is a remembrance or celebration, “as unique as the life it celebrates”. A cremation urn or keepsake is not only to keep cremated remains in it can hold a personal object such as a photograph, a lock of hair, anything that is a personal reminder of your loved one.


Choosing what is appropriate for you is all that is important. Some families have made the decision to scatter all of the cremated remains and later regretted not having anything tangible of the deceased.  This is where the option of a treasured keepsake can add comfort at a later stage. By keeping some of the cremated remains in an urn or keepsake we hope that you will have a treasured keepsake of your loved one to hold dear.


The traditional options for the cremated remains are:-     

·         You may choose to bury the cremated remains. Usually in an urn vault at the cemetery or in a grave, and keep a small portion of the cremated remains in a keepsake urn or a piece of keepsake jewellery at home.

·         Keeping the cremated remains in an urn at home as an everlasting memory of your loved one.

·         Scatter the cremated remains, keeping a small amount for a keepsake urn or piece of keepsake jewellery for yourself and maybe your family members.

·         Scatter the cremated remains and have a full size urn at the cemetery or at home as a remembrance, with a personal item inside.


Choosing the memorial piece is important and does require some thought. You should firstly consider where you plan on keeping the urn, the type of material you like and whether you would prefer a traditional or more contemporary design. Also, would your family members like their own keepsake?


If you plan to display the urn at home, you will want to choose a material that best fits the surrounding you will place the urn in. There are many urn styles, shapes and materials available, but the main ones are Brass, Wood and Eco/Biodegradable Urns. Our keepsake jewellery is available in a variety of finishes.


Brass is a very durable and workable material and some of the engravings available are exceptional.  No urns look identical due to the unique characteristics in the material, and to the particular region of the world it is sourced. Wood urns come in many designs, the look and feel of a good hardwood is something that only this material can give, and the rich warm colours will age over time.


Our urns and keepsakes range in price from €30.00 to €215.00. Due to the various designs which we hold in stock it would be difficult to display prices for each individual piece. Our keepsake jewellery is available in a variety of finishes. The pendants may be worn or displayed in a glass dome. Our prices start from €95.00. Please feel free to call us to discuss same.


We at Treasured Keepsakes hope this information has helped you and that you find something that is just right for your own personal circumstances and taste.


Prices are correct at time of print and are subject to change.