Whether you are making arrangements following the recent passing of a close family member or friend or planning ahead for yourself to ease the burden on your family, choosing the right headstone marker can be difficult. With so many options to choose from, narrowing down your selection to something that is economical, physically appealing and able to adequately capture and commemorate the life your loved one lived can quickly become overwhelming.
Thankfully, your local monument makers are here to help make the process a little easier by telling you more about bevel markers in Walterboro, SC, one of the most popular headstone selections available.
Exploring bevel markers
Flat on the bottom with rock pitched edges, bevel markers are one of the most recognizable types of headstones. Unlike the surrounding sides, the face of a bevel marker is left smooth to provide an area for design. Along with the slightly raised back edge of the marker, the slanted face helps to animate the appearance of the gravestone, and the raised slope can make the script and inscriptions easier to read. Often referred to as pillow markers because of their appearance, the face of a bevel marker also provides ample space to include text, dates and images, along with an array of style and design options that will allow you to fully memorialize the life of your loved one.
Customizing a bevel marker
Bevel markers are a great selection for those who are looking for a multi-dimensional marker that will stand out in a cemetery, but have to do so within budget constraints. Because of their unique design, bevel markers will make your family member’s gravesite easy to identify each time you come to visit. While bevel markers are commonly used for single plots, they can also be used as a double marker for two companions who have chosen to be buried together.
Granite bevel markers in particular offer a range of flexibility and stylistic options, while remaining incredibly durable with long-lasting resistance to various weather elements. Mahogany, red and black are just a few of the many color choices available, and the smooth surface allows for seamless, high-quality etching and engraving that will allow you to customize the marker in whatever way is best to commemorate your loved one. The appearance of bevel markers also tends to stay cleaner longer than other headstones, as the slanted face facilitates natural water runoff, clearing surface debris along the way.
Here at Steedley Monument Works, we understand how difficult burying a loved one can be, which is why we have made it our goal to make headstone selection as simple as possible, while still delivering high-quality etching and design that you won’t find anywhere else. Whether you are looking for a one-of-a-kind, eye-catching bevel marker in Walterboro, SC that combines multiple colors and designs for an aesthetic that truly stands out, or you want something a little more traditional, you can rely on our decades of experience to deliver exactly what you are looking for. Give us a call or pay us a visit today to get started—we would love to help you commemorate the memory of your loved ones in the way they deserve.