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When choosing a stone memorial or a grave marker, one must consider many details, including monument size, shape, color, surface finish (polished or rough), lettering style and size, symbolism to recognize one’s religion, vocation, hobby or life events. Monument size is very important as most cemeteries have restrictions on length and height. Symbolism is also regulated and must be approved in many cemeteries.
Here at Ancestry Memorials we know how to manage this process for you.
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Headstones: Upright headstones are the most common type of cemetery memorial used today. It consists of two sections, the top section is called a"die", and the bottom is known as a "base."
Slant Marker: Slant markers typically stand 14" to 18" in height with the front sloping back at a steep angle.
Granite Marker: Granite cemetery markers are flat memorials also known as grass markers or flush markers. They are generally sized 24"x 12" but can be larger depending on cemetery or memorial park requirements. Flat cemetery markers are easier to maintain than upright memorials and give the cemetery a park-like appearance. Flat grave markers can also come in any size and a variety of shapes. You will typically see a rectangular grave marker due to most cemetery regulations.
Bronze Marker: Bronze cemetery markers are flat memorials that sit on granite bases, which sit in turn on concrete foundations. You have an option of ordering the grave marker with or without a bronze vase as part of the bronze memorial. Each bronze cemetery marker is unique and is hand-crafted by skilled artisans who work and turn the cast metal into personalized tributes in bronze. When ordering a bronze cemetery marker, you will need to know size limitations for your cemetery and the color of granite base accepted.
Mausoleum: A private mausoleum is a granite building with stained glass windows and a bronze door. There are also smaller versions available without doors or windows. The smaller mausoleums can be quite modest in price,while providing highly prized above-ground burial.
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