Bench Style Cremation memorials
Bench Style Cremation Memorials are a larger monument style that combines the wider cremation pillars with the center mast of the “Bench Seat”. Each of the cremation pillars has the ability to hold 1-2 urns or cremation remains.
In the cremation bench shown here, you can see the 2 support pillars on either side are wide enough to house the remains of 4 individuals and would make a wonderful centerpiece for a family estate plot. The bench seat portion or the piece stretching between the 2 pillars can be engraved with the family’s surname. This bench has an added feature of the Bronze Statue that rests upon the right pillar. We can cast just about any statue from our bronze forge and would be happy to help you make your bench cremation memorial one of a kind.
Pillar Style Cremation Memorial
This pillar-style cremation memorial is a unique tribute that will stand the test of time. The names and dates of all family members wrap around the side faces of the pillar. The engraved scene of the family’s pond also wraps the side vertical walls.
From the top, the pillar has a 7″ hole drilled from it. This hole is meant to house the remains of all those entombed. This Cremation Pillar has the special addition of a small bronze plaque cast precisely to cover the top of the pillar. The pillar itself sits atop a rough cut, rock-pitched, base of the same granite color.
Boulder Style Cremation Memorials
One of our best Natural Cut Memorial Styles, this boulder-style cremation memorial is cut with the traditional hammer and chisel to offer a rough-cut feel. For as many as 4 individuals, these unique memorials can help you honor the whole of your family’s estate.
Perfect for natural burial or a non-cemetery memorial plot, this boulder cremation memorial shown allows for 2 positions for cremation urns and final remains. Each memorial hole is covered by a black granite lid that is engraved with the memorialized’s names and important sayings.
While a very “simple and minimalist” design, boulder cremation memorials make for a lovely but subtle memorial for any landscape.
Cremation Memorial Prices
Cremation Memorials are in a higher tier of monuments that make them slightly more expensive than standard upright memorials and traditional bench memorials. In North Texas, you can expect to pay between $2500 to $5000+ depending on the size and type of granite material used.
The larger the granite piece the more expensive you can assume the monument will be. On another note, the more engraving or bronze additions you would like to add the more the monument will cost. All of our engravings are guaranteed to last for our industry 7+ generations.
Choosing the right granite color
The granite color you choose to engrave on truly tells the other half of the story. We have a multitude of color options from all over the world. Those colors do include many quarried from right here in the United States.
Throughout this article, we have touched on one common theme with each design and that is contrast. Where one of the lighter granites may be more cost-effective, the darker granite colors such as Import Black, Galaxy, Fuji Blue, and Blue Pearl offer the most contrast. Thus, years from now when the memorial is visited the engraving will still stand out very prominently.
All of the colors are available and ready to be built into your loved one’s unique monument. Reach out today and have our friendly memorial design staff get you started. Each of these colors can be used in crafting the perfect cremation memorial for your loved one.