Metal Caskets are selected for their durability. These caskets can be made from semi-precious metals, bronze or copper. They are also made from stainless steel and different thickness of carbon metals ranging from 16 gauge, which is the heaviest, 18 gauge or 20 gauge. The interior fabric of either velvet or crepe is the next factor in construction and cost. You may choose a color or theme to reflect special times in your loved ones life.