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To avoid confusion, you should know that “Memorial” is the general term used for all types of stones and plaques that mark a grave site. “Markers” and “Monuments” are specific types of memorials.
In the process of selecting a memorial, you will have 5 basic choices to make and each will affect the final price:
There are three types of finishes commonly used on memorials. These are rocked, steeled or polished. You may use any of these or combine them for use on your memorial. A rocked finish is a natural, rough finish usually used on the edges or back of the memorial. A steeled finish is a smooth, non-shiny finnish used on a memorial. A polished finish is a smooth, shiny finish and is the most commonly used on the front and back of the memorial.
Several factors come into play when determining what size you want your memorial to be. Certain cemeteries have size restrictions – minimum and maximum sizes – so we will be happy to help you with that if you are unsure. Other things to consider are the carvings and lettering you want on your memorial as well as your price range. The larger the memorial, the more it will cost.
There are four types of granite memorials: grass marker, bevel marker, slant marker and upright monument.
Your design includes lettering, borders and carvings/etchings. Before choosing a design, you should consider how much lettering you are going to add to your memorial. Carvings can either be sandblasted into the granite or they can be etched on black granite. Either way, your options are endless so carefully think about what you would like to have before making your final decision.
Georgia gray/blue granite is the most popular granite color and the least expensive, however, we have many colors of granite for you to choose from.