Costs

Cost and Other consideration


Most reputable companies will not charge for the inscription on the monument. It is usually understood that the purchase price should include the inscription of names, dates, an epitaph and a carved patterned design. However the extra charge for an engraving that would be done to complete a final date after the monument is installed in the cemetery would be common for reputable monument companies.

When purchasing a monument, the cost will certainly be a key factor in your decision making. The price of a monument or marker will vary depending on the following:

Color of Granite

Size of the stone

Regular Size of Upright Monuments
Serp Top Orthodox Cross
Tablet Base Cross Tablet & Plinth Base
18” x 8” x 24” 24” x 14” x 6” 20” x 8” 34”   28” x 14” x 6”
24” x 8” x 24” 30” x 14” x 6”or 8” 28” x 8” 36”   36” x 14” x 6”
24” x 8” x 30” 30” x 14” x 6” or 8” 26” x 8” 32” 36” x 8” x 11” & 32” x 10” x 15” 42” x 14” x 6”
26” x 8” x 34” 32” x 14” x 6” 26” x 8” 32” 36” x 10” x 20” 48” x 16” x 8”
30” x 8” x 24” 36” x 14” x 6”or 8” 26” x 8” 32” 42” x 10” x 20” 54” x 16” x 8”
30” x 8” x 30” 36” x 14” x 6” or 8” 30” x 10” 58”   42” x 16” x 8”
30” x 8” x 36” 36” x 14” x 6” or 8” 36” x 10” 58”   48” x 16” x 8”
36” x 8” x 24” 42” x 14” x 6” or 8”      
42” x 8” x 30” 48” x 14” x 6” or 8”      
48” x 8” x 30” 54” x 14” x 6” or 8”      
54” x 8” x 30” 60” x 14” x 6” or 8”      
60” x 8” x 30” 66” x 14” x 6” or 8”      
         
Ø Special size can be customized according to Cemetery’s regulations
Regular Size of Markers
Flat Marker Beveled Marker Pillow Marker Slanted Marker
16” x 10” x 4” 20” x 12” x 4”/6” 14” x 14” 20” 20” x 16” x 3”/10”
20” x 12” x 4” 24” x 12” x 4”/6”   24” x 16” x 3”/10”
24” x 12” x 4” 24” x 18” x 4”/6”   30” x 16” x 3”/10”
24” x 14” x 4” 32” x 14” x 4” /6”   36” x 16” x 3”/10”
24” x 10” x 4”      
       
Ø Special size can be customized according to Cemetery’s regulations

Monument Shape Processing and Lettering Process

The craftsmanship of the monument is also one of the factors in determining price, even the selection in same color and same size. The purchasing price could be different due to different monument shape. In addition, different lettering process will bring changes to the price of the monument.