Our aim is to assist you in the planning of a personal ceremony and to help you in making your loved one’s story beautiful and breathtaking. We strive to assure you that the grave marker you create will be the most fitting tribute to represent and symbolize your loved one. Read more…
For many people buying a memorial can be a daunting prospect, especially if it is the first time they have been involved in the process. Few people are aware that headstones and memorial plaques can be purchased from a variety of sources.
Funeral companies, cemetries and stone masons make good use of the advantage of their involvement in the funeral process to sell memorials to their clients. However, they seldom make purchasers aware that these products are also available from monument retailers who offer a far wider range and, very often, a higher quality alternative. These monument retailers have reputable online design services allowing customers access to the widest range of choices. Read more…
How much does a monument cost?
Can I do a payment plan?
What is a cemetery fee?
How long does traditional engraving last?
Why choose laser engraving?
The grave is for more than one person? What happens then?
How long does the monument take from start to finish?
The first step is to check the cemetery regulations on the size and type of monument they allow for your grave location. Some cemetries restrict the materials permitted and have size limitations.
Material choices can be limited if purchasing through a cemetery stone mason or the cemetery itself. Granite headstones are favored by most purchasers over marble due to its durability, ease of maintenance and ability to be laser-engraved.
Monument retailers will check both the cemetery regulations and the recommended installer for you.
Check the source of the granite used. Where did the granite come from and what grade is the granite? Forever Shining use Premium grades of granite especially for laser-engraved headstones, we source the blackest granite possible to ensure the best possible outcome with laser engraving.
The loss of a loved one can be a tremendously painful experience. The grieving are plunged into funeral arrangements, possibly for the first time in their lives. Many can feel overwhelmed by the planning