Marble urn information
Marble is one of the strongest earthly elements in addition to being one of the most intricate and beautiful. You may think the marble is one color but when viewed from a different angle, a multitude of colors explode from the stone. Marble adds to any decor and adds that rich and lustrous finishing touch. We have a wide array of marble urns to choose from and have put together some facts to aid your choice.
Definition and Craftsmanship
Marble is a compacted variety of limestone, consisting primarily of calcite and dolomite. The different colors you see in marble varieties are due to the impurities found in the stone. For example, pure calcite is white, hematite adds red, serpentine adds green, diopside adds blue and limonite adds yellow. The largest deposits of marble are found in Italy and in Georgia, Colorado, Vermont, Alabama and Tennessee. Large deposits of marble have also been found in Great Britain. Marble is characterized as having a high polish and the term marble also includes stones such as serpentine, alabaster and occasionally granite.
Marble urns are crafted in a myriad of ways. Most start with a large block of marble that is ground down and polished by hand. The marble is then either hand carved or spun on a lathe. Both processes take an indeterminate amount of time and patience and no two marble urns are alike. The marble cremation urn is then hand polished until a lustrous shine is achieved.
Because marble is porous it should be kept from oils and water and acids. Water in particular will stain a marble urn if left to dry. A dry cloth is the best way to keep your marble cremation urn looking lustrous. Marble urns are durable and when taken care of, will withstand the test of time. They will add a beauty and elegance as well as serve as a wonderful memorial to your loved one.
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