Granite Colors Cemetery Monuments
Granite as a Cemetery Headstone
Granite is the most commonly used material used to create headstones and memorials. There are a number of reasons as to why but the most common are its durability, versatlility and beauty. Granite does not shatter like slate, stain like marble or deteriorate like sandstone. Even after decades of weathering from rain, heat, snow & ice, granite still maintains it's original form and integrity.
Many beautiful Colors
The most traditional headstone color is Gray, however, granite comes in many beautiful colors. Below you'll see Oakview Memorials' most common color samples, please note that actual colors may vary slightly. Some love the traditional look of the gray granites while others love the sleek look of the Jet Black granite. The reds, pinks & browns are also colors used to create truely unique and beautiful memorials.
Advice while Shopping Online
When shopping between Monument Companies online, please check the size of the memorials & monuments for accurate price comparisons. Quite often, Monument Companies will draw you in with a low price only to find out it is on a very tiny memorial. Also, please check your cemeteries rules & regulations to see what is allowed in the particular section where the Memorial will be placed. If you are unsure on how to obtain this information, we will gladly find the correct information for you.
This medium-grey stone is quarried in Elberton, Georgia. The material is a medium blue/grey granite that is our most popular because of its consistency in color and grain. The stone looks great polished or steeled.
This marble is quarried in Tate, Georgia and is a popular material for memorials. The material is white with grey veining. Because it is a natural material, the variegation in the material is different in each piece.
This granite is mottled grey and white in color and comes from Barre, Vermont. Medium Barre granite is a popular material for granite memorials in the Northeastern United States due to its consistency.
This fine-grained black granite is quarried in Southern Africa and in India. With its dark black color, uniform grain, and mirror-like gloss when polished, the stone offers a great background for etching and sandblasting.
This black granite with the white variegation veining is quarried in St. Peters, Pennsylvania. Sometimes called French Creek or Fox Hill Black, it has proven itself to be one of America's most popular domestic monumental granites.
A pink granite quarried in Salisbury, North Carolina. This material has proven itself as an excellent monumental stone for more than 30 years. Because of its unusual color, many people select it for use with bronze accessories.
This granite is pinkish-brown in color and is quarried in Mill Creek, Oklahoma. This material has proven itself to be an excellent monumental stone for more than 20 years. It takes a high polish and retains no visible moisture.
This stone is quarried in South Dakota in the United States. The granite is a warm, rich color that consists of reds, blues and browns. The granite is a high-contrast stone which makes it great for carving and lettering.
This red/pink granite is quarried in Canada and is also known as North American Pink granite. Great for Columbarium colors.
This Blue/Gray granite is a lighter blue/gray granite then the Georgia Gray but is equally as beautiful when polished or frosted.
This stone is a beautiful red granite quarried in India. The red in this granite is one of the richest and brightest reds of any material.
This stone is a variegated granite quarried in Lithonia, Georgia. The granite has been used for many building projects.
This select Dark Impala black granite is quarried in Southern Africa. This material is one of the most popular black granites.
This granite is quarried in the Elberton granite district. This variegated granite is used mainly for granite bases and benches.
Where to Start & What to Expect.
Memorialization of our loved ones isn't a subject most discuss prior to the actual need. Most don't know where to start or what to expect. Not only does Oakview Memorials provide the most sincere service we also provide affordable prices to capture how we would like our loved ones memorialized. The link below gives a brief overview of how this process will unfold. If you have any questons please use one of the many contact methods listed through out our website.Headstone Ordering Process