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Selecting the correct size

Urns come in as many sizes and shapes as people or pets

Enter your loved one's approximate weight to determine the correct urn size.

Your loved one's weight

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Minimum urn capacity

(in cubic inches)

For every one pound of body weight, allow about 1 cubic inch capacity (for example, your 150 pound loved one will need an urn with a minimum capacity of 150 cubic inches). Remember, an urn can only be too small - if you're not sure, it's better to choose a larger urn.

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Media Information

Please use the information below if you’d like to write about Une Belle Vie Memorial Urns LLC. If you would like additional information, contact us by email or by phone at 303.867.7735.


Company Information

Name: Une Belle Vie Memorial Urns LLC

Location: Centennial, CO

Founders: Melody and Mike Jamali

Media Biographies:
Melody Jamali, President
Mike Jamali, Co-founder
Denise Dehan, Vice President
Tara Naitaqi, Treasurer


Une Belle Vie in the News

WYPR Radio: January 9, 2013

EcoFabulous: April 2012

PlanetSave: April 26, 2011

Green Talk: April 20, 2011

Reuters: September 1, 2010



The official Une Belle Vie logo is composed of a unique logotype and tri-spiral graphic. The following files are intended for media use only. To request commercial use of the logo, please contact Melody Jamali at

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Une Belle Vie History:

  • Early in 2009, entrepreneur Mike Jamali watched a story on the national news about the growing need for custom, artistic urns. He and his son, 21-year-old Eric, began research on a business to offer beautiful, one-of-a-kind urns but time constraints ultimately put their project on hold.
  • In June 2009, Eric was tragically killed in an accident.
  • During an emotional and stressful time, Mike and his wife Melody Jamali felt rushed and pressured to buy an urn and literally picked one off of the funeral home wall. It was overpriced, uninspiring and didn’t reflect the life or spirit of their son.
  • In the weeks following Eric’s death, their business idea became a personal passion for the Jamali family.
  • On Eric’s birthday, February 25, 2010, Une Belle Vie officially launches online.

Industry Statistics and Key Information:

  • According to CANA (Cremation Association of North America), in 2010, there will be 946,396 cremations out of 2,634,000 deaths – approximately 36%.
  • CANA projects in 2025 that there will be 1,409,490 cremations out of 3,235,000 deaths – approx 44%.
  • Laws on cremation: Laws vary by state. In general, there are no laws that govern the actual vessel. Spreading ashes on public property, including inland bodies of water and mountains, is against the law. Some state parks will allow with a permit. On private property, approval in writing should be requested.
  • Source for religious and ethnic beliefs on cremation:
  • Religions that primarily cremate: Scientology, Unitarians, Indian religions (Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism and Buddhism) who mandate open-air cremation.
  • Religions that forbid cremation: Islam, The Baha’i Faith, Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox churches (Christian) except when circumstances warrant/demand it, like epidemics.
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