This beautiful urn is American made urn. Most of the urn is made of Walnut but placed in the middle of the urn is placed a large cross of oak wood. The contrast shows up just beautifully. This lovely cross can be directly engraved. I would suggest the top of the urn, since the cross is so large in the front. You can have your choice of 3 fonts It is a bottom opening urn for the insertion of ashes. If you have any questions please call Lovedonesurns at 1-877-236-7615 for assistance.