GRANITE MEMORIAL ENGRAVING AND CARVINGS : Engraving Styles
- Frosted Panel Engraving (Raised Lettering): With this style, we take what is known as the “background” and sink it everywhere except for the polished letters and symbols. This leaves the granite memorial color to show through only in the border and as the color of the letters. You can see this evident in the example granite memorial for the Hermanson Family Stone below. Overtime the letters will always stand above the white (lighter) background.
- Frosted Panel With Engraved Lettering: This style of engraving boasts the same magnificent white background (Best utilized for contrast) as the first example, the difference is the letter engraving. The panel is sunk down, as mentioned before, but this time the letters are engraved through that panel. Ultimately, this lettering option will last longer than its raised counterpart but either way will make a lasting and honorable impression.
In all of our granite memorial styles, we tend to focus on contrast. We want the design to stand out as well as legibly tell your loved ones story. With the letters or text in mind, we want to either engrave the letters deeply into the stone, or sink the “Frosted Panel” leaving the letters in the same fine polish as the original top. Either way, each is built to last. It then comes down to the overall design.
Depending on how much of the negative space you are looking for, the frosted panel may be small as with the Hermanson family stone or very large, leaving the polish as mostly just a border as with the Allison family example shown.
In the case of different shapes of our granite memorials, for our line of Bevel Granite Memorials; Hermanson & Miller examples, you will also have the option to choose the side polish style. The sides shown in both examples are called “rock pitched” which have a more natural look to them. Conversely, we also offer full polished sides as a design option. For more on this please consult one of our local Texas Memorial Designers.
GRANITE MEMORIAL ENGRAVING AND CARVINGS : Granite Carvings
The granite carvings we offer are ones that really let your loved one’s memorial stand out. Most of the carvings we do are that of religious symbols: Crosses, Stars of David, and the like, but they do not all have to be religious. We have done many personalized carvings as well, like a golfer following through on a drive, or full bouquets of the recent past’s favorite flowers. As we mentioned before, the options with carvings are next to endless. We highly recommend sitting down with one of our local Texas Memorial Design staff to hash out your loved one’s perfect granite memorial carving.
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.