Kerbed Memorials – Handcrafted Headstones for Your Loved One
The death of a loved one is never an easy thing to handle, but there is a great way to add something a little extra to remember them by. Kerbed memorials are more traditional gravestones and consist of a headstone with a longer section reaching out over the burial site. These beautiful memorials can be very aesthetically pleasing and are a wonderful choice for your loved one.
With handcrafted headstones you are sure to get exactly what you want. Below are some factors to consider when choosing a Kerbed memorial.
Kerbed memorials are usually crafted out of granite or marble, which means you get to decide which one you prefer. Granite comes primarily in three colours: black, white and blue pearl. All of them look stunning; particularly polished granite, which not only offers a fantastic look but it is also practically maintenance free.
Marble is usually a little more expensive but it has a beautifully shiny finish. The great thing about marble is that it is also practically maintenance free so you can visit the graveside countless times and it will still look as good as new.
Kerbed gravestones are more unusual in modern times, so they definitely stick out in contemporary graveyards. The beautiful finish and handcrafted designs of the headstone create a very visually pleasing design, which will be admired by lots of people walking by in the graveyard.
There is usually a built in area for flowers, such as a vase, so the graveside area will be kept looking pristine and graceful. The wonderful thing about Kerbed gravestones is that they are a more extravagant way to remember that special someone and yet are not too expensive.
Of course the specific writing is personalised on every headstone selection, but another of the great advantages of Kerbed memorials is that they can be customised in a variety of ways. Not only is the writing on the headstone unique, but also the carvings around the memorial and the overall shape and size can be made completely specific to your requirements.
Roses are a popular carving for headstones, and many also feature a built in vase for flowers. Perhaps you might prefer a dove shape on each corner; the possibilities are endless. While you may decide to have a completely flat memorial, there is also the option of having raised corners or a rim around the entire thing.
Check with the Graveyard
Before investing in a Kerbed memorial, it is essential that you check with the graveyard if it is ok. They may have specific size or shape requirements in order that every gravestone has equal space allowance in the graveyard.
Some graveyards will only allow mini Kerbed memorials, while others will allow the full body length of the burial site. It is important that you check the graveyard’s specific requirements prior to buying a Kerbed memorial because you don’t want to lose money.
Think about the Land
Another key factor to consider is the land in the graveyard. Kerbed memorials need to be placed on flat ground, so if the gravesite is on a steep hill, this needs to be mentioned to the company from whom you are purchasing the Kerbed memorial.
While it is still possible to have a Kerbed memorial on ground that is not entirely flat, it could bump up the costs significantly because the company will need to flatten a section of land to put it in.
Kerbed memorials are beautifully handcrafted to meet your specific requirements and they are very aesthetically pleasing. With so many great advantages, a Kerbed memorial is the perfect choice by which to remember your loved one.
Article by Natalie Moody