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Early gravestones were usually marked with the name of the deceased, age, and year of death. Churchyard burials evolved gradually, with large square-shaped tombstones made of slate or sandstone eventually being used. These early inscriptions were shallow but readable.
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You probably already know marble is a common upscale material used in monuments. One characteristic that makes marble unique and dramatic is that it can appear almost luminous in the right light.
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Once you've chosen your memorial, it can take some time to have your monument ready depending on materials you've chosen and what you want engraved on it. We take the time to make sure your monument is done right.
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Bevel grave markers (often called pillow markers) feature a slight bevel slant from the back to the front of the marker. The back will be two inches thicker than the front to achieve this bevel effect.
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Sandstone was used in grave markers from the mid-seventeenth to late nineteenth century, with the largest brownstone quarries located in the Connecticut area. These stones were much less durable than slate and tended to deteriorate quickly.
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Do you want to include a quote or other bit of text that is appropriately expresses your feelings and reflects the life of the deceased? We can help you find the right words.
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At first, the task of picking out the right grave memorial for a loved one can seem overwhelming. Start with the cemetery's requirements to narrow down the acceptable types. Once you've picked out a headstone or other memorial, decide if some symbolism apart from the name and dates would be appropriate.
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Because it often takes some time to pick out the perfect marker and have it made, many people choose to have a temporary marker placed at the grave of their loved one. Most cemeteries allow these markers to be used for up to twelve months before they are replaced with the permanent memorial.
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Marble is a popular material used in monuments and memorials. It is an excellent medium for carving, and was the material of choice used by Michelangelo. Marble has a luminous quality that makes it an excellent choice for carving lifelike figures.
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What is lithochrome? That’s a common question. It’s a special type of opaque penetrating stain that’s durable, long lasting, and specially formulated for use on stone monuments, memorials, markers, statuary and similar items.
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