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Headstone inscriptions are a special part of what we do here at Garner Memorials. Stone inscriptions in general are an art. Headstone inscriptions are little more special because they memorialise a loved one. When an inscription is done in an appropriate style with attention to detail, the headstone becomes a lasting memorial; a tribute that will tell the deceased’s story for generations to come. We have a lot of options when it comes to memorial inscriptions.


From a variety of typefaces, to full flexibility with layout, to completely customised wording, each of our memorial inscriptions are a unique work of art. For a lasting, beautiful inscription consider 23 carat gold leaf wording. Our entire team from our designers to our stonemasons are dedicated to quality and accuracy.


Examples of Headstone Epitaphs


To help give you some inspiration in composing an epitaph for your loved one, we have assembled a collection of epitaphs. You can choose any of the examples or use them as a basis to create your own.


Click Here to view epitaph examples.


Types of Lettering:



Sandblasted into the surface of the stone. The lettering is then gilded or painted. Engraved lettering suits Gold, Silver, White and Natural letters.



Background is sandblasted away leaving the letter raised and polished. The background of lettering is then painted or left natural, best suited for white silver and natural lettering.



Letters are sandblasted into marble & keying holes are drilled into the letters. Lead is then tapped into each engraved & keyed letter then honed to the stone surface. Ammonia is then left on the lettering to produce a dark oxidized letter colour.


Hand "V" Cut

Lettering is sandblasted into the surface of the stone, it is then hand chiselled to form a "V" shape. Gold & painted letters are best suited to "V"-Cut Lettering.


Bronze pre-cast

Bronze letters can have pins or adhesive on the back to attach to the stone surface. Pinned bronze letters are attached by drilling the stone and gluing in place with epoxy.



Artwork is engraved into the memorial in the same way. Garner Memorials can place any sort of artwork on the monuments.


Garner Memorials offers an extensive range of embellishments, These include: Ceramic Photos, Majolica Ornaments, Statues, Crucifixes in bronze/chrome and gold, Large range of Bronze Fixtures, Vases etc.


Letter material finishes are available in gold and painted. Gold lettering is 23 carat gold leaf and the painted finish is completed with oil based enamel paint. The most popular painted colours are silver, white and washed/sealed.

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