Memorial Grave and Burial Markers
By Ralph Waren
In the event of the death of a Memorial, there are many
considerations and decisions to be made. One such
decision is the use of a marker or gravestone for the
burial site or memorial for your Memorial. Currently there
are several different options and materials available
for constructing a gravestone suitable for many
different tastes. Prices and personalization options
will vary depending on the product you choose, but each
type of marker serves to honor and respect the life of
your beloved Memorial.
One of the types of markers available for purchase is a
granite grave marker. Granite markers can be created
using black granite or classic granite stone. Most
providers will personalize a granite marker with a
photograph of your Memorial and an inscription laser-etched
into the marker. These photos are often placed on a
different colored background to stand out from the
granite. Customers send in their individualized
inscriptions and Memorial photos for use on the marker.
Before anything is laser-etched into the granite marker,
proofs are sent to you to edit or change before
finalized and etched into the marker. A granite marker
is a classy, polish-able, weather-proofed solution to
mark your furry friend's grave.
Another type of grave marker available for Memorials is a
bluestone marker. Bluestone is material traditionally
used to grave markers. The weight of the rock is heavier
than other stones and has a simple appearance. Various
types of text, fonts and graphics can be imprinted onto
the stone along with a basic inscription.
Arizona flagstone can also be utilized in making a Memorial
grave marker. A flat, sedimentary stone, flagstone is
available in a rose or buckskin type color for marking
your Memorial's grave. Arizona flagstone is found in
abundance in the Arizona area and is composed of pieces
of granite within the rock. The stone can be sandblasted
or laser imprinted to write a name, place a basic
graphic on the stone and a few words of inscription if
Pieces of quartz can also be used to create a
long-lasting grave stone for your Memorial. The shimmering
semi-precious material is sandblasted and laser-engraved
to inscribe your Memorial's name and any lines of script you
would like to include. Quartz is usually made available
in black, gold or a silver color for the grave marker.
Each one is a shiny material that catches sun rays for a
shimmering effect and is a unique shape for your marker.
Whatever stone you choose to design your Memorial's grave
marker, you can personalize the marker to suit your
individual needs. Various companies will allow you to
select from a catalog of graphics or to send in your own
graphic designs for a further personalized touch. Be
sure to find a company that will offer a guarantee on
their products, allow you to add personalized touches to
your stones or grave markers and one that will help you
honor your Memorial's memory to the best of your ability.