When choosing a memorial or a gravestone, it is well worth considering some simple tips and ideas for when you plan to make purchase a lasting reminder of a loved one who has passed.
Not only is it important to get a balance between the right materials for your desired design of a memorial or a gravestone, but also to use a stone or material which will give a long lasting reminder of that loved one. Today, there is a whole myriad of stone types, colours and shades to choose from, but also a huge selection of finishes including carving, engraving and stone etching, which can give a more unique feel.
If you are looking for a one-off design or something different from the off the shelf or standard designs offered by many memorial specialists, you should be able to request a personalised design or finish. Many modern memorial specialists now offer a truly bespoke finish to make your chosen memorial or a gravestone reflect the memory of a loved one.
Two of the most popular choices for memorial materials are still granite and marble headstones, as these offer a good option if you are looking for a long lasting reminder of that special someone who is no longer with us. Granite offers the most long lasting options available from most memorial specialists. However, if you are looking for a stone which is slightly softer and easier to manipulate or which can be carved into statues or figures to decorate your desired memorial design, then take a look at the various marble options.
After you have chosen a memorial or a gravestone, don’t forget to ask about memorial care as most memorial specialists will also offer care packages.
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