What's in a name?

2020 Apr 24th

What's in a name?

When we think of colour name for our keepsake urns, we want to bring a deeper meaning into this world — creating symbolism with every modular part. In grief, we search for some sort of meaning when our worlds are overturned with emptiness.

We take pride in the symbolism in our keepsake urns, designed with home decor in mind. Every piece in our collection is handcrafted with the intention to spread wisdom, bring forth compassion and connect within our stories. The collection also brings the memory of life into spaces for those looking to honour their departed loved ones and illuminate their world with pure inspiration.

Black Onyx Keepsake Urn Finish 

"Grief is like water frozen so deeply, I question if I'll remain solid or if I'll melt to only know pain. Wailing in the stillness of the night sky there is no reason or rhythm in this game." UrbanRIP 

The word 'crystal' comes from the Greek word for ice. The use of talismans and amulets dates back to the beginnings of humankind, crystals are even referenced in many religious texts.

Black onyx is as dark as the night sky and aids the development of emotional and physical strength during times of stress, confusion or grief. The onyx crystal stone symbolizes initiation to help bring emotional balance, releasing grief and sorrow.

We name our urn colours to bring into the world deeper meaning and create symbolism with every part. Black onyx crystals inspired us to name one of our Egg-Urns in our discreet interiors collection.


Porcelain White Keepsake Urn Finish 

“Breath in the light we shine your way.” UrbanRIP 

The beauty of nature and the strength of porcelain inspired us to name one of our keepsake Egg-Urns finishes in our discreet interiors collection.

Porcelain was invented in China over the "proto-porcelain" wares period, dating from the Shang dynasty (1600–1046 BC). Working with porcelain takes patience as well as skill. It consists essentially of kaolinite, quartz, and a feldspathic rock and fired at a high temperature to create a strong and simple beauty.

It is said that a spiritual significance of Kaolinite crystals is that crystal helps you make your way down the pathway in front of you and help smooth out that pathway at the same time.

Quartz crystals are known for their powerful healing properties. Believed by some to be a master healer of any condition.

Feldspar crystals, believed to be a lunar stone, supports us in issues relating to self-awareness and self-love, which is a much-needed ingredient for the healing journey of grief. On a spiritual level moon energy signifies wisdom, intuition, birth, death, reincarnation, and a spiritual connection. Another important aspect for us, when naming our porcelain white keepsake urn, is to see if there were other crystals with the name porcelain in them, that can resonate with our customers on a spiritual level.

We found two others. 

Porcelain Jasper, a stone of gentleness and relaxation. It offers emotional protection when dealing with difficult and sensitive issues. Porcelain Jasper has a calming, nurturing energy that promotes feelings of stability, safety and security.

Porcelain Agate, a stone of purity. Because it is a stone that resonates with your heart chakra, it offers an emotional balancing of pain and trauma. Porcelain Agate is believed to help create feelings of worthiness & love of self.

Can you finding healing in a name? 

“As the days go by, when you're not here I sit and cry and I can't decide how I'll find my own tangible meaning of life. ” UrbanRIP 

All this symbolism, maybe an empty attempt for us to connect. But our intention is for you to find hope in solitude, find symbolism in our keepsake urns designed with home decor in mind.

There are no rules when it comes to grief, no time-frames or boundaries, just words and memories. But also self-compassion, and patience - Be gentle, not judgemental.

We name our urn colours to bring into the world deeper meaning and create symbolism with every part. Every piece in our collection is handcrafted with the intention to spread wisdom, bring forth compassion and to connect within our stories. The collection also brings the memory of life into spaces for those looking to honour their departed loved ones and illuminate their world with pure inspiration.

Sending you compassion, light and love from the bottom of our hearts and everything in between.