Iolite Ashes Keepsake
SKU: CUC 029 K
Our Iolite Small Urn for ashes has a deep blue colour signifying royalty and honour. It has beautiful navy crystals which resemble petals from flowers such as the Sweet Pea, symbolising blissful pleasure, kindness, and goodbyes.
Due to the fact this keepsake is a small urn, it would make an ideal choice to use for your pet's ashes. By using our Iolite Ashes Keepsake as a pet urn, it allows you to keep your pet with you always within a remarkable piece of home décor whilst not patently looking like an urn for pet ashes.
These crystalline glaze mini urns have been formed on a potter’s wheel and fired in an electric kiln at very high temperatures of around 1280°C for several hours. Once a liquid matrix is formed from the molten glaze, the kiln is then cooled to the temperature at which the crystals will grow, which is usually around 1050 - 1150°C. The crystals take around 3-5 hours to grow.
When the crystals cool down, they obtain their final appearance and will not change. The modifications of the appearance of the crystals are a result of the specific chemical compositions of the glaze. The crystal formers are Zinc Oxide and Silica which combine to create Zinc Silicate. The shape of the crystals formed on cremation urn also differ depending on the various temperatures.
A special ring must be made for each piece as well as a plate to catch the glaze that runs off, in order to protect the shelves of the kiln. This must then be removed and the bottom is grinded to make it smooth.
Ultimately, each crystalline piece is delicately handcrafted, creating unique and original designs which are one of a kind and impossible to replicate. As the pieces are created on a pottery wheel, the size and measurements won’t be exact.
Bespoke Design Available
If the design of this urn is ideal for your loved one, but you would like it made in a different shape or size, please get in touch with our team through our contact us page to request your chosen design in a more suitable capacity.
- Height (cm): 7
- Width (cm): 11
- Approx Weight (kg): 0.3
- Material: Ceramic
- Colour: Blue
- Approx Capacity: 0.26 (ltr) / 16 (cu in)
- Suitable for ashes of body weight up to 7.3 (kg) / 16 (lbs)
- Suitable for: Infant, Pets, Keepsake
- Indoor or Outdoor use: Both
- Free Delivery: Between 10 - 15 Working Days (Made to Order)