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What You Should Know About Purchasing a Memorial

Determining the Cost of a Memorial


One of the factors determining the cost of a memorial is in the granite selected. Gray granite is the least expensive of all granites, while some black and imported stones are the most expensive.

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The amount of polish on the memorial is another factor determining cost. Upright stones, generally, are polished on the fron and back sides. Memorials can also be polished on top and ends. The amount of polish added to the memorial is of a personal preference. It does not add to the durability of the stone.

Size and Shape

The larger the stone, of course, the greater the cost. If one should choose to have a memorial shaped in the likeness of a boat, horse, motorcycle, ect. the cost will increase.

There are extra charges for adding vases, photographs, final dates, and custom art work. Sales tax is added at the time of purchase.

Be Informed...Important Questions to Ask

  • Is there an extra charge for lettering and design work?
  • Is there a delivery and installation charge?
  • Please tell me about your foundations?
  • Will my memorial have any type of guarantee?
  • How long should it take to have my memorial placed in the cemetery?
  • Will I be able to see an actual scaled drawing of my memorial before it is carved?
  • How and when am I expected to pay for the memorial?

Answers from Nicholson Monument

  • There are...
  • No charges for delivery and installation
  • See our guarantees...

Information to Know Before Ordering a Memorial

  • Which direction will the memorial face?
  • Who will be buried on what side of the memorial? (Double Memorials)
  • Write down all dates and correct spelling of all information to be carved. Bring this informaiton with you when placing the order. It will help in eliminating mistakes.
  • Think about the design elements you would like on your memorial. With use of computers, the possibilities are endless. You no longer have to settle for catalog designs!

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