About Garden Stones
Memorial stones are a wonderful way to remember a departed loved one, and at Perfect Memorials, you'll find a selection of hundreds of memorial garden stones to choose from. Most of these stones are made to be kept indoors or outside, so that you can place them on a mantelpiece, in a garden, or in any location that helps you remember the person you've lost. You can even choose from a number of custom engraved memory stones in many shapes, sizes, and materials.
When selecting a memorial stone to honor your loved one, start by narrowing down what type of stone you're looking for. There are many options to choose from, so having an idea of where you want to place the stone or whether or not you want custom engraving can help you to narrow the field. Some of the basic categories of memorial stones include the following:
- Custom engraved memorial stones
- Candle holder stones
- Garden accent stones
- Memorial stone cremation urns
- Memorial statuary
Keep in mind that just because a memorial garden stone is in one category doesn't mean that it won't fall into another – many stone cremation urns, for example, can also be engraved. Starting with a general category is often the first step toward finding what you really want, however.
Some of your memorial stone material options include black granite, gray granite, bluestone and river rock. Because of the nature of the material, the stones will vary slightly in size, thickness, and color. These variations add to the uniqueness of the memorial.
Custom Engraved Memorial Stones
While many different types of sympathy garden stones can be engraved, custom engraved stones typically focus primarily on the personalization rather than a pre-selected quote or image. There are a wide variety of shapes and sizes available, from rectangles to hearts to oval river rocks, so the amount of space available for engraving will vary significantly. In many cases, you'll also have the option of adding an engraved image or photo to the stone.
Candle Holder Memorial Stones
Light a candle in memory of your loved one with one of our candle holder memorial stones. Each stone has a special place for one or more votive candles and is engraved with a meaningful quote. These candleholders are designed to be used indoors or outside, and have been weatherproofed to protect them from the elements.
Garden Accent Stones
At Perfect Memorials, we offer a wide range of memorial garden stones to choose from, including those specifically made for family members, those honoring pets, and those made in the shape of hearts. Some, but not all, of these accent stones can be personalized, typically with a small black plaque that's engraved and attached. Most of these memorial stones include a pre-selected poem or quote, and there may be space for a piece of artwork.
Memorial Stone Cremation Urns
If you're looking for a cremation urn that can be kept outside, a memorial stone cremation urn is a great choice. These urns are not full size, in most cases – they typically only hold a small portion of cremains, often only about 33 cubic inches (about 2.2 cups). You should expect to need 1 cubic inch of space for each 1 pound of weight before cremation. Memorial stone urns look somewhat like a smaller version of a headstone, with gray, unfinished looking edges and a clean, flat surface where a short saying is engraved. Many can be personalized with an attached black plaque.
Statuary Memorial Stones
Statuary memorial stones are small stone statues made to go in your garden. Many are made in the shape of – or have an engraving of – an angel or a cross, although you can also find those in the design of tablets, obelisks, and other forms. They typically include a brief quote or poem. Some of these memorial garden stones can be personalized.
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.