Grave monuments are a permanent memorial to the deceased and serve as a reminder of their life. A grave monument can be anything from a simple headstone to an elaborate memorial statue.
There are many different styles of grave monuments, each with its own significance and meaning. From traditional to modern, there's a style for every taste and budget.
Here are four styles of grave monuments that will honour your loved one:
1. Beveled-Edge Monuments
A beveled-edge monument is a type of gravestone that has a smooth top and edges. This style allows for personalisation on both sides of the stone, making it perfect for families who want to add pictures or other artwork to the gravestone. They are ideal if you want to customise your monument with a quote, picture or poem. They are available in a range of colours, including white and grey marble.
2. Slant-Pedestal Monuments
These gravestones have a slant at the top so they can hold flowers or other items on top of them when visiting the gravesite. They are usually made from granite or marble, but some may also be made from concrete or other materials like cement concrete mix (CCM). This type of gravestone remains popular today because it can be used to display a small vase or other item on top.
3. Gravestone Monuments With A Flat Stone
The traditional gravestone is a flat slab with the name of the deceased person at the top, along with dates of birth and death. This style is often used when there is limited space around the grave site. The gravestone may be made from granite, marble or limestone and can be inscribed with words or symbols that have meaning to the deceased person's family.
4. Cremation Memorials And Urn Gardens
For those who choose cremation, cremation memorials and urn gardens offer a dedicated space to honour the deceased. These memorials can take various forms, such as personalised engraved plaques, small monuments or even beautifully crafted benches. Some cemeteries offer urn gardens, which are specially designed areas where urns can be placed in niches or buried within the landscape, often surrounded by tranquil and serene settings. This style of grave monument is perfect for those looking for a unique and peaceful way to remember their loved one, while still providing a dedicated space for reflection and remembrance.
There are many types of grave monuments that can be used to honour your loved one. Chat with a supplier to learn more about grave monuments.