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We carry both Solid and Cultured Marble Urns for Ashes.
Updated April 29, 2022
The cultured marble urns for ashes below are made from marble quarried in the USA. The solid marble urns for ashes are quarried in the USA and several places all over the globe. What may surprise you is what beautiful, vivid colors marble urns for ashes are available; purples, blues, pinks greens are all represented in both solid marble and cultured marble urns for ashes.
Our collection of solid and cultured marble urns for ashes are beautiful, decorative urns that display wonderfully in any home and add an artistic beauty that comes from the earth.
The name “marble” is used in a different way in the dimension stone trade. Any crystalline carbonate rock that has an ability to accept a polish is called “marble.” The name is sometimes used for other soft rocks such as travertine and some limestones.
For millennia, artists have opted for marble, a metamorphic rock, due to its soft, easy-to-carve composition and the translucence of its surface. In ancient Mesopotamia, marble was used to create crude models of animals (both naturalistic and anthropomorphic) and figures, though other mediums like limestone and terra-cotta were used more frequently.
The reasons that artists enjoy working with marble is that among the normally accessible stones, marble has a slight translucency for example subsurface dissipating that is practically identical to that of human skin. It is this translucency that gives a marble mold a visual profundity past its surface and this inspires a specific authenticity when utilized for allegorical works. Marble likewise has the bit of leeway that, when originally quarried, it is moderately delicate and simple to work, refine, and polish. As the completed marble ages, it winds up more earnestly and increasingly sturdy. Inclination to the less expensive and less translucent limestone depends generally on the fineness of marble’s grain, which empowers the stone worker to render moment detail in a way not constantly conceivable with limestone. Rather than limestone, marble is likewise very climate safe. Accordingly, surface changes because of the quick condition are not constantly unmistakable to the unaided eye. This element can posture difficulties when dating old works.
Some disadvantages for the artist working with marble are it does not hold up under dealing with well as it will assimilate skin oils when contacted, which prompts yellow earthy recoloring. While more safe than limestone it is liable to assault by frail acids, thus performs inadequately in outside situations subject to corrosive downpour. For extreme situations, rock is an all the more enduring material however one which is unmistakably increasingly hard to work and substantially less reasonable for refined works. Contrasted that with metals, for example, bronze, besides, marble is rigid and easily breaks. This disadvantage implies that stone workers must join explicit supporting highlights into the model to forestall breakdown.
Geologically, marbles are huge instead of slender layered and comprise of a mosaic of calcite grains that once in a while demonstrate any hints of crystalline structure under the magnifying lens. They are crossed by moment splits that understanding with the planes of crack that converge to yield structures of calcite. In the more seriously disfigured rocks, the grains show stripes and might be lengthened a specific way or even squashed.
Marble is frequently interembedded with such changeable shakes as mica and granulites and are most normal in the more established layers of Earth’s outside layer that have been profoundly covered in areas of outrageous collapsing and molten interruption. The change from limestones with many fossils in genuine marbles in such transformative locales is typical; once in a while, as found in Carrara, Italy, and in Norway, recrystallization of the stone has not totally affected the natural structures.
After being sanded with progressively finer abrasives, marble can be polished to a high luster. This allows attractive pieces of marble to be cut, polished, and used as floor tiles, architectural panels, facing stone, window sills, stair treads, columns, and many other pieces of decorative stone.
Most natural Marble is a whitish color with gray or black veining running through it. This happens when it is form from limestone. Marble that has other materials in it such as iron or clay it may be pink, blues and even be substantially black in color.
Marble that has a high purity of limestone is used for other items or products that may surprise you. It is crushed into a powder and processed to be used in paint, makeup, plastic and even antacids that contain calcium carbonate which is sometimes derived from marble. The process of this extraction for other purposes is called whiting.
If you are interested in marble urns for ashes, make sure when shopping online that other products you find are genuine marble or cultured marble and not “simulated” or “Marble Look” urns. It may be difficult to see online so read carefully because there is nothing like the look and feel of a true marble product..
Cultured marble is natural marble mixed with resin. These marble urns for ashes look and feel like solid marble but have two advantages over solid marble urns. They are less expensive and more durable, therefore better for burial urns or outdoor display. Cultured marble is actually preferred for large statues displayed outdoors at Churches and Cemeteries because solid marble is softer and more vulnerable to the elements. Our collection can also be placed in the home or buried underground, They need no additional protection.
Solid marble urns for ashes have veining and markings made by the work of mother nature.That is why no two look exactly alike. This is the great thing about solid marble. You can choose the same design as someone else, but because of the natural pattern of the marble, there will be no other urn in the world exactly like the one you have.