Monuments and Stoneworks
By Heather A Smith
Stone is one of the most useful, natural elements on our
green earth. Early residents used stone throughout the
years for building homes, creating the wheel for
mobility, and for record keeping using a crude engraving
The use of stone for carving is one thing that has
definitely stood the test of time. There are simply an
infinite number of ways to bring stoneworks into play in
your career, community, and life in general. When
passing a business or organization, nothing stands out
better than made in Wyoming stone signs, or hand carved
signs smoothed with an interesting etching of that
corporation's name and logo.
Stone is often used as commercial signage, for outdoor
business signs or a custom address sign. A stone
monument sign is a common place within Wyoming national
parks and other places of historical interest.
Decorative stone signs or stone monument is often used
in a residential setting. They can depict the number of
family members, server as a custom address sign, or sit
on the front porch as symbol of salutation and
It's not uncommon to see a stone monument, sandblasted
signs, architectural signage or stone masonry when
taking a jog through a park or neighborhood in north
east Wyoming. In fact Gillette, Wyoming signs are some
of the most unique decorative stone signs in the area.
It's common to see a stone bench has that been erected
in loving memory of a person or event that made a
difference in the world. Head stones and monuments are
great representations of the respect held for a person
or occasion. Pet memorials for those that played the
role of "man's best friend" are available through the
use of stone. A flat rock sign or boulder signs are
perfect for this type of stone art. Hand carved signs or
engraved boulders are a great way to design an award or
gift for a deserving family member.
One of the most common uses of stone is for headstones.
At the passing of a friend or family member, it is
certainly customary for cemetery headstones to be
created with a name, birth and passing date, and a
loving, memorable message. It is a very heart breaking
moment when a gravestone needs to be purchased, but
cemetery monuments or headstones are also a wonderful
way to remember the person who is no longer with us.
All of these applications for unique monuments and stone
memorials hold a heavy level of importance. Therefore,
consumers should turn to a company specializing in stone
signs and monuments to ensure that their Wyoming stone
signs are of the utmost quality. Sandstone is often a
preferable material for its sturdy composition, smooth
final product, and weather resisting abilities. The best
dealers offer stone products of the highest quality such
as Wyoming stone art, which can be custom designed, with
the most educated background in stone works, and a
sympathetic mannerism, as they know you may be
encountering them at a difficult time in your life.
Pricing for a stone memorial, sign, or headstone will
vary from area to area, but no expense should be spared
for such a lasting piece of tribute. Prices on the
higher end will be somewhere around $150 per square
foot. Hopefully, your dealer will include a base in the
price and only charge a nominal fee for extra artwork.
Always feel free to ask for previously done work from
your stone merchant as a type of portfolio. They should
be more than happy to direct you to other customers for
If thinking of purchasing any stonework item, start
early in the choosing process. After all, something so
permanent, your stone monument and sinage needs, should
not be taken lightly.