Headstones: Making the Memorial

When you and your family are in search of a quality memorial, it’s important to know that not all headstones are made with the same quality and care as you may hope or imagine. You will find many options available when you begin your search. You might be wondering if buying online is a better option, or if you should search out a quality provider. So...what is behind the making of good quality headstones, and where can you go to find them? 

Ask about stone quality

You may be tempted to go for the lowest price you see. Headstones are made of many different types of materials, and each of those materials are also available in different qualities. As you can imagine, the higher the quality, the higher the price. If your want quality headstones, but want to stick with a more modest budget, ask you local dealership. They may have stones that are discounted due to overstock, less popular color options, or they just want to get rid of a particular piece. This will allow your family to create a memorial on a quality piece of stone instead of sacrificing for price point. 


Research your providers techniques

Headstones can be created very quickly, and almost completely by the use of lasers and computers today. This isn’t always a good thing. Sometimes, speed means a sacrifice in quality. Many providers utilize the use of lasers and programs, but be sure the techniques being used are still in the hands of a skilled memorial artist. There are tons of techniques today that at first glance appear good, but as they are exposed to weather and outdoor elements, their etching and art disappears and leaves a brand new stone looking aged and defective. Be sure you choose a provider that still takes pride in their work. Delphos Granite Works has had over four generations of skilled and caring memorial providers. Creating headstones is a great privileged, and we look forward to making the perfect memorial for your loved one.

About us

Delphos Granite Works is the largest monument company in northwest Ohio with 35 locations and representatives to serve you. We offer cemetery headstone, gravestones, headstones, monuments, and many other granite products.

Contact Us

201 E. First St.
P.O. Box 336
Delphos, OH 45833

(419) 695-5500
(419) 695-0317
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