Custom Engraved Stones
About Custom Engraved Stones
With personalized garden stones from Perfect Memorials, you can create a wonderful tribute to your loved one. Choose from a wide selection of stones in different sizes, shapes, and colors, each of which can hold multiple lines of engraving. We even have stones that can include photos of your special loved one. All of our stones have been specially treated to ensure that they last for years even when exposed to rain and snow.
Types of Engraved Garden Stones
We offer a variety of stone types, including the following:
- Rounded river rock
- Red brick pavers
- Black granite
- Gray granite
- Tennessee Whitestone
- Dolomitic stone
Because our personalized garden stones are made from natural rock, there will be some variation in the size, shape, and color of each order. Our experienced team always selects the best stones they can find and uses those that are well suited to your requested engraving. A few of our personalized memorial garden stones are made of cast stone.
Some of our stones, especially the Pennsylvania bluestone and Tennessee whitestone, may feature attractive color variations with in rock. Each stone is unique, make your memorial a truly custom piece.
Personalized Stone Engraving
While all of our personalized memorial stones can be engraved, the amount of text and any additional engraving you can add will depend on the size and shape of the rock itself. Small river rocks, for example, may only have enough room for a brief line of text, up to 8 characters, and a small piece of engraved art from our collection. If you need space for more text, consider a large, flat stone, such as granite or bluestone. These larger stones can often hold up to 4 lines of text, with each line between 22 and 26 characters long.
It's important to remember that you don't need to use up all of the engraving space available to you. Our experienced engravers will carefully lay out the text on the stone so that it looks its best. If you have space for 4 lines and include only 3, for example, the artist may make the text slightly larger to still fit appropriately.
You'll also have several options of font for your engraved garden stones, although which fonts are available will depend on the particular product. Your options may include Helvetica, Park Avenue, Times New Roman, Cloister, and others. Check out examples of these fonts on each product page.
In addition to text, many of our personalized garden stones have space for a small piece of art from our collection. There is a small additional charge for artwork, in most cases, and the amount will vary depending on if you choose from our standard or premium collection.
Some stones also have an optional cremains insert available. Our team will create a small hole in the bottom of the stone and place a capsule inside. You can add a lock of hair, a pinch of burial soil, or even a small amount of cremains and seal the capsule with the enclosed plug. A cremains insert will make your stone even more special.
Enter in an approximate weight of your loved one before cremation and we will tell you the size needed.
Try finding an urn with our easy cremation urn finder.
Choosing the right size urn is easy. For every one pound before cremation you will need 1 cubic inch of volume. For example, a loved one weighing 200 pounds will need an urn that is at least 200 cubic inches or larger. Choosing an urn larger then you need is OK.