Memorial Purchase Options
Choices that everyone makes when purchasing a memorial:
- Size and Finish
- Design and Symbolism
- Markers: Flush, Bevel, Slant
- Uprights: Single, Companion, Family
- Bronze Markers
- Free Form
- Pet Markers — Yes, a Memorial for Your Beloved Pet!
Size and Finish:
Size: Several factors can determine the size and finish of the memorial. One aspect to consider when determining the memorial’s size is whether the marker will be for one person or two, and whether or not it will be placed on a single or double site in the cemetery. Eastern Memorials works with its customers to find out what kind of design and writings they are interested in and, taking cost into consideration, plans the design while closely staying within the budget.
Finishes: Finish of the monument can include: All Polished, Polished Front and Back, or Polished Front, Top and Back. Finish is usually a personal choice, but there are some colors of monuments that show better all polished. Other finishes can include: Steeled and Rock Pitched. Dusted panels, raised or sunken lettering, sandblasting, or hand-carved are also other options to consider when purchasing a monument.
Eastern Memorials provides a wide range of colors both domestic and imported. Granite colors include Georgia Gray, Black, Red, Salisbury Pink, Bahama Blue, Himalaya Rose, Tropical Green, Daisy Blue, Hassan Green, India Gray, Mist Black, China Black, China Red, China Gray and many more. Many samples are available in our shop for your review and consideration.
Memorials come in many different shapes. Most monuments seen in cemeteries are traditional shaped monuments which consist of a tablet and a base and a curved top. The traditional upright tablet has 3 standard types of tops. Flat, Oval and Serpentine. Recently, other different shaped tops are also becoming more popular. We can provide you with any shape or customized cut monument at your request. It is a good idea to keep in mind what your cemetery will allow before looking at shapes other than the traditional types.
Design and Symbolism:
When designing a monument, the purchaser must remember that a monument is a memorial to life. Keeping this in mind, we can create a monument design using drawings, writings and imagery that truly pays its honor and respect to their loved one and represents him/her to the greatest extent possible.
In addition to lettering and design, we also offer ceramic photos that can be attached to the monument. The portraits are available in a variety of sizes, can be in color or black and white and can be purchased with or without a frame. A photo on a monument can often bridge future generations with past ones, or bring the departed to life. For more detailed information about our portraits, please come by and see our samples.
Besides ceramic photos, Eastern Memorials offers a couple of other types of imagery including etchings and photoblast. An etching is done, freehand, by our resident artist using a diamond tool to ‘scratch’ the surface of the monument the same way a painter strokes the canvas with the brush. An etching on a headstone can be something as simple as a drawing of a person, or a highly ornate landscaping scene. The third means of imagery that Eastern uses is called PhotoBlast. This technique achieves similar results as the etching, except it reproduces the quality of the original artwork precisely.
The price of the memorial can range from the competitive economically- priced memorial to the exclusive luxuriously-priced monument. Regardless of the price, Eastern produces all markers, memorials and monuments using the same care, thoughtfulness and attention to detail that is essential and expected.
Eastern Memorials offers an assortment of bronze markers. Our bronze pricing is very competitive and provides savings to our clients, particularly those who require any foreign language inscription. We work directly with the art department at the foundry with artwork created with the clients. This is a major advantage for Foreign Language customers. Our turnaround time is unmatched.
Our pets are our family too! Let us help you to remember your special pet by making a small pet memorial with your beloved pet’s name engraved on it. Our pets bring us great amounts of joy, comfort and unconditional love. Most of us want to keep a memory of them alive.
Inscription Work and Commercial Lettering:
Call on Eastern Memorials for all your Inscription Work and Commercial Lettering. With us the job will be done right, done on time and done at the agreed upon price. Our quality of work is at the highest level, our knowledge is at the master’s level and we are able to meet tight deadlines.