The following might be entirely wrong as it is entirely subjective. In the motor industry, it’s the Rolls Royce, in the tourist sector maybe it’s the Maldives? and within the food sector, it’s caviar? Each industry has the high priced item and the funeral industry offers the same. We discuss high priced caskets and coffins in the funeral industry. Sydney Coffins is a funeral and memorial product provider in Australia, specialising in unique and personalised coffins, caskets.
From the coffin of Tutankhamun to the state funeral casket of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. High priced, expensive caskets and coffins are very much on the market and ready to be purchased. The most expensive ones can cost more than AUD$40,000.
Funeral items differ across the globe, as do high priced funeral items. For example. In the United States caskets are preferred over coffins. The sale of coffins there is a lot lower than anywhere else in the world. Whereas Europe favors coffins over caskets and they have a range coffin styles depending on where one places themselves.
Australia is a multicultural country and this is evident in the memorial varieties offered to the public. Most Australians choose coffins over caskets however this is changing at quite a quick rate as funeral options vary and personal choice contributes to funerals in Australia more than ever before.
It can be difficult to decide on whether you want an exclusive product or a more traditional option. The following article discusses this topic- Exclusive Coffins vs Traditional Coffins
So what is the golden casket?
Many people think the golden casket is a casket made entirely of gold. This is not true. The ‘Golden Caskets’ on the market are actually not made entirely from gold. Only a few elements on these caskets are Gold. And they are Gold plated. If we’re to imagine how much gold would be needed? That’s a lot of gold!
How much is a golden casket?
The price ranges but usually they are above AUD$50,000. If a coffin or casket were to be gold plated. It would be in excess of AUD$2 Million dollars. For this reason, there is no golden casket in a storage room in the world waiting for a buyer. If a casket maker does receive an order then l imagine there will be a very large deposit before any work commences.
Is there a high demand for golden caskets?
No there most probably isn’t. It is an item that many people search and ponders a thought for but very few actually buy it. The price point may be the primary reason. Even great celebrities and people of high authority generally choose a solid wood casket or a metal casket. Presidents and prime ministers are often given a state funeral and they usually choose a solid timber casket. The Edison casket which is our premium product on Sydney Coffins is an example of this product.
Choosing a high priced item is entirely subjective. Celebrities have chosen solid timber caskets, with solid timber coffins, and even personalised coffins, and metal caskets. The choice is entirely unique.
Which exclusive casket or coffin shall l choose?
Choosing a funeral product is an independent decision. It can be difficult to choose the right product for a funeral. There are many factors which come to question when choosing the right coffin or casket. The first one is your budget, style, and colour. Read ‘How to choose the right casket’ to find out more.
Sydney Coffins offers our greatest valued casket ‘The Edison’. Commonly referred to in the head office as The Presidential. Made from Solid American Mahogany. The detail work, the overall design, and the fittings make this casket our most elegant. It is a beautiful masterpiece. This casket is common burial funerals. And more particular for state funerals, and also for families who own mausoleums.
Why are certain caskets more expensive?
The use of hardwood in caskets increases the price of these items. Hardwood is basically from a tree which takes a long time to grow so you, in essence, are paying for time. Pine is a type of softwood. Pine trees grow very quickly and therefore they are not as valuable whereas an Oak tree or a Mahogany tree takes many years to grow. The weight of these products are heavier, the strength is greater, the colour is also unique, and often the hardware and design are made in a way that takes greater workmanship and more time to create. All these factors increase the value of this product. Take a look at our solid hardwood caskets.