Although the word tombstone can be an all-encompassing term for monuments, there are many types of stones and tomb markers such as granite headstones/footstones and bronze memorials. The most common bronze memorials are flat bronze grave markers.
If you’re ready to plan out and create a custom bronze grave marker or bronze memorial plaque, contact the Tegeler family in the most convenient way for you. We have been helping families memorialize their loved ones for over 100 years.
Are Flat Bronze Grave Markers Allowed Everywhere?
Every cemetery has its own rules and regulations. While some cemeteries are more flexible in their policies, some cemeteries only allow bronze markers. The following cemeteries only allow flat bronze memorials:
Even if a cemetery has both bronze and granite markers, some sections within the cemetery may only allow a certain type of marker, such as upright granite headstones only or flat bronze markers only.
Bronze markers are typically rectangular, with the average size being anywhere from 24” x 12” to 44” x 14”. Generally, 24” x 12” markers are used for individuals, while 44” x 14” markers are used for multiple people.
Questioning the size you should purchase? Consider the following:
- 24” x 12” – best for a single grave or a more economical option for a double deep grave
- 16″ x 24″ – typically used for a double deep grave
- 44” x 14” – for companion grave markers
Some cemeteries have restrictions on the size and style of bronze memorial that is allowed. Ask one of our knowledgeable staff members to check your cemetery’s rules and regulations.
Leave a Legacy with a Custom Grave Marker
Bronze grave markers are not only chosen for their classically elegant appearance, but also for the fact that they are easily customizable due to the various design options available. There are a wide array of emblems and motifs, such as religious symbols, floral designs, ornate borders and many more.
Individual Bronze Markers (click on pictures to enlarge)
Certain questions may come to mind when purchasing a bronze memorial. Questions and concerns, such as:
Will the bronze memorial I purchase retain its beauty and luster for years to come?
Due to the advances in technology, bronze memorials are coated with a protective sealant so that they are better able to withstand the elements. This protects from corrosion and keeps the bronze looking sparkling for years to come.
Does the granite that goes with the bronze grave marker cost extra?
The price for our granite and bronze grave markers include a basic 4 inch thick granite base affixed to bronze plaques, which typically consists of kershawn or georgia gray granite. Imported granite, larger sizes, custom bases and specialty granite (such as India Red, Royal Emerald or Dakota Mahogany) will incur an additional fee.
Do I have the option of utilizing a custom emblem or motif?
Absolutely. If there is a stock emblem or motif that is not to your liking, share your idea with us and we will make it happen. Customize your loved one’s bronze grave markers with pictures, personalized emblems and unique motifs. We can etch a surprising array of designs and even laser engrave a photograph of your loved one directly onto the marker.
Is there an additional charge to add a vase, custom emblem or additional wording?
Yes. To add a vase, a custom emblem or additional wording that exceeds the number of words already included in the cost will incur an additional fee.
What is the typical timeframe for the completion of a bronze memorial?
Bronze grave markers usually take anywhere from 8-10 weeks. Custom designs and bronzes with imported granite bases may take an additional amount of time. Please be sure to make your representative aware of a service or ideal completion date.
Quality Flat Bronze Grave Markers from Tegeler
For over 100 years, Tegeler Monument has hand-crafted custom grave markers. We want your loved one’s memorial to be a special tribute – so, we make sure the final product is exactly what you had envisioned. Let us help you build a monument that will boldly represent a your loved one for generations to come.
More Bronze Individual Markers (click on pictures to enlarge)
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