Why Choose a Granite Cemetery Monument?
Granite is a crystallized rock that is mainly composed of quartz, mica, feldspar and other natural materials. Granite is a popular choice for headstones, monuments and cemetery markers.
Found in various rock formations worldwide, granite memorials are most preferred for the following reasons:
- A cost effective monument choice
- Ability to withstand significant weight
- Will bear a lustrous polished finish
- Can resist abrasion & decay for many years
- Comes in a wide variety of colors
People from Baltimore, Maryland, DC and Virginia love our granite designs. Granite monuments that we have crafted can be found in:
- Greek Orthodox Cemetery
- B’nai Israel
- Our Lady of the Fields
- Chizuk Amuno
- Holy Rosary
- Ivy Hill
- King David
If you are interested in more information about the granite tombstones we have to offer, give us a call at (410)-944-0300 or fill out the form on our contact us page.
Where do we get the material for our the granite headstones and markers?
At Tegeler we obtain our granite come from quarries as close as Georgia and as far away as South Africa or China. It truly depends on the type of granite monument you would like.
If you are interested in seeing the various granite headstones for graves, bevel markers, slants and flush markers that we have, come visit our showroom.
Do granite cemetery monuments only come in gray, or are there other shades I can choose from?
The variety of minerals within the granite allows for variations in color, which makes each and every stone quarried unique. Black granite headstones are striking, but there are many shades of granite, including:
- Bahama Blue
- Dakota Mahogany
- Galaxy Black
- Georgia Grey
- Morning Rose
- Tropical Green
For a full list of all the colors our custom cemetery monuments can come in, visit our granite colors page.
How long does it take to make granite cemetery markers?
Due to the quarrying of the natural stones, the location the stone is coming from and the time and care it takes to hand-craft them, granite monuments can take anywhere from about 8-10 weeks. Stones coming from overseas (such as India or China) can take as long as 2 months to arrive so make sure to contact us as soon as possible to get started on your granite cemetery monument.
When it comes to making a granite monument, what are my options design-wise?
Whether you want to keep your headstone traditional or you have a custom gravestone design in mind, granite headstones and footstones can be made into various shapes and sizes.
The most common styles for gravestones usually consist of rectangular shapes with rounded or serpentine (curved) tops. If you are thinking of something a bit bolder, why not consider a heart, oval or teardrop shape.
If you have the idea, we can craft it. That is why people across Maryland, DC and Virginia make granite cemetery monuments for their loved ones.