A headstone is an important and deeply personal tribute given to a passed away loved one. It is
an essential way to remember those who have passed away, serving a long-lasting
representation of their achievements in life.
As such, the design of a headstone is very rewarding, however it can easily feel overwhelming
for beginners. You’ll not only have to select the correct size of the memorial, but also consider
its style and the material it is made with.
Moreover, there are several customization options available to consider such as adding
symbols, images, design, and inscriptions that are set in stone.
To help you pick the right headstone design and lessen your burden, we list down important
personalization decisions that you must take in this emotional time. We have tried our best to
explain the difference between the two of the most common headstone design methods, namely
engraving and etching.
What is Headstone Engraving?
What is Memorial Etching?
Currently, there are two methods of etching - hand and laser etching and here is how they differ from each other.
Hand etchers create images on granite by one dot at a time giving it incredible depth and contrast. This is considered deeper than a laser etching but it is only recommended for black granite.
Laser etching is the go-to option for many because it is a cheaper alternative to hand etching and it relies on photos provided by the grieving family.
There are many other aspects that go into the design of a headstone with each providing a means of honoring the life of a loved one. If you are unsure which method to go with, contact Dayton Headstones today and our professional team will walk you through the customization options and provide you the best solution for your budget and time.