Your Choices of Carving and Etching

Whether you choose to be traditional with a simple sandblasted flat carved design or prefer the detail that laser or hand etching offers, we can accommodate your needs.

"The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living"
Marcus Tulliuis Cicaro
“In the end, we all inherit a stone, after life’s waves have rolled over us—and hopefully, she’ll write upon it” 
― John Geddes
Flat Carving


Traditional sandblasted carved design  that does not protrude above the surface of the stone with sandblast lettering.

Shape Carving


The carved design has the appearance of shape with traditional sandblast lettering

Three Dimensional Sculpting


The design or figure is sculpted as a three dimensional object.

Laser and Hand Etching


The design or scene is laser or hand etched on the stone with either etched lettering or skin-cut/shallow sunk lettering. Etching must be done on the darkest stone colors available to preserve presentation quality.  Hand etching is required when items are added to stock designs or to ensure detail in portraits provided by the memorial purchaser.