|There are many different styles
of granite monuments and memorials. It is helpful to know the correct
industry terminology to describe them when ordering or discussing
options with the cemetery. It is also very
important that you check with the cemetery where the marker will
be installed. All cemeteries have rules and regulations that
specify the size and style of markers that are allowed on a
particular lot. Some cemeteries even specify the color of
granite and the type of design allowed. For example, most Catholic
cemeteries require some sort of religious emblem on the marker,
such as a Cross.
There are three basic types of materials that are used to
Granite is the most commonly used material and is
available in numerous colors such as, but not limited to:
traditional grays, blacks, a variety of reds, pinks, browns,
greens, and near whites.
Marble has been used for centuries and is well known for
its traditional beauty. White is the most popular color used in
monuments and typically has various degrees of gray "veining" adding
to its attractiveness.
Bronze is called the "eternal metal" and is used for flat
markers, statuary, and as ornamentation in combination with granite