There are three basic types of materials that are used to create monuments.
Monuments come in a wide variety of styles, shapes, and sizes. In some instances the name given to a particular style may vary by region or country.
Modern technology now allows monuments to be shaped, quite literally, into any form you can envision. Techniques such as sandblasting, shape carving, laser and hand etching, now allow intricate scenes and portraits to be placed onto the stone.
Additions to Memorials
A wide variety of products are available to be added to a monument. Such items as vases, lighting, and photographs can be used in conjunction with a monument.