Below are some frequently asked questions and answers. If you do not find your answer here please feel free to contact us.
Because the body is cremated at such a high temperature all micro-organisms are destroyed. Remaining ashes are inert. There is therefore, no public health risks associated with handling ashes.
Refer to https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/environment/factsheets/Pages/cremation-ashes.aspx for further details.
Cremated ashes can vary in volume amount. This is mainly due to bone structure of the deceased, height and age. Weight does not affect the size of the urn required as fat is a combustible element of nature and naturally disappears.
We have 3 size urns to choose from
If you are unsure, please contact your crematorium or funeral director to confirm exact volume of the ashes to determine what size urn would suit you best.
With every purchase we provide a satin drawstring sleeve. This sleeve is optional however its purpose is to contain the ashes and allow then to be easily transferrable.
This satchel can be slipped into the urn prior to transferring the ashes.
We provide an instruction card to guide you through transferring the ashes into the urn.
Note: Elegant Urns provides the information on this page as a guide only. Elegant Urns shall not be held responsible for any situation where all the ashes do not fit in the urn.
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