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New glamorous options for coffins

They can create a dewdrop centrepiece of a deep red rose, for example, can highlight designs or add a sparkling edge to photographs. And, as all are applied by hand, each design is unique.

Meanwhile, the special technique the company’s design team has developed for applying a soft glitter sheen to metal caskets means these are now available for the first time in beautiful pinks and a variety of other shades.

The pale colours make the perfect backdrop for applying a more dramatic design, such as sparkling butterflies and hearts in a contrasting deeper colour.

Managing director Mary Tomes said: “We’re thrilled with style of the new designs. The crystals and roses work beautifully together, while the sparkling sheen looks as if someone has sprinkled glitter across the casket and it simply shimmers in the light.”

Derek Gibbs, managing director of the London Casket Company, said: “These caskets look absolutely beautiful. They are on display in our showroom and have created a great deal of interest, it’s lovely to be able to tell families that they are a complete one-off, which makes them very special.”

The Glitz and Glamour designs are available on London Casket Company’s Ashley children’s casket and the Devotion adult casket, both of which are only suitable for burial. The handles can be painted to complement the design and glitter or diamante crystals applied and the interiors of the caskets can also be personalised, with many families now choosing a photograph of a loved one surrounded by crystals.

The designs can also be applied to any of Colourful Coffins’ own wooden coffins for burial, as well as cremated remains caskets and memory boxes.

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