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How To Jazz Up a Headstone

For many people, their headstone is the only physical marker that they will leave behind. This article talks about how you can jazz up a headstone so it looks classy. Read on to find out everything you need to know about making a headstone looks great.

Gorgeous marble or granite

Gorgeous headstones look great and are a fantastic way to show off your love for a person. Natural stone headstones made of granite and marble are expensive, but they also help to create a classic look. Natural stone headstones also retain their original colours so they don't need to be stained and will look great for years to come.

Exquisite decoration

If your loved one is buried in a place where a headstone is more of a status symbol, you may want to opt for gold-engraved lettering on their headstone. This is often done by adding gold accents to the letters on the front of the headstone. Some people can even opt for more elaborate methods such as adding diamonds or other precious gems to their headstones. This is a great way of taking a headstone to the next level and communicating to the world that a very special person lies beneath it.

Wonderful lighting

Cemeteries are often located in dark and secluded places and it's important to make sure your headstone is visible at night. This can be done by opting for a headstone that has lighting placed around it. The lighting can help to further highlight the lettering and other features on the headstone. However, before installing any lighting, you should check any local by-laws and rules that are in place at the cemetery.

Grand statues

A statue commissioned through a company can be made specifically for your headstone. They are often made of marble or granite. It can be placed on the headstone so it's visible from afar. Stonemasons can create statues of angels and other religious icons. Alternatively, you may opt for a bespoke design for your statue. For example, you could have a statue made of your deceased loved one or their favourite pet. A statue attached to a headstone can prove to be a great focal point for grieving people when they visit the gravesite.

If you would like to find out more, you should contact a local funeral service today. A member of staff will be happy to discuss the different options available to you when customising and designing a headstone.