Inscriptions

Personalised Monument Inscriptions

With limited space on monuments, it can be overwhelming knowing what words to write. Whilst there are no specific rules for what you can write, most will follow one of a few general patterns. Below is a general guide of how you can construct an inscription for any monument.

Personal Approval

Ensuring the peace of mind of all clients, we will provide you with a template of the finished product so you will know exactly what it will look like.

All monument inscriptions are personally approved by our clients before any work commences. This will ensure that everything is exactly as you would like it to be with no second-guessing or worrying.

Fremantle Monumental Centre - Headstones - Inscription Template

Deeply Sandblasted Lettering

All our lettering is deeply sandblasted into the stone to ensure long lasting colour of the letters. It means that all our inscriptions are easily retouched in the future. As the last large monument factory South of the River, we have a large sandblaster capable of deeper blasting.

Fremantle Monumental Centre - Headstones - Additionals - Before &After

Longevity Of Lettering Fill

With the bore water staining at the cemetery it can be difficult to assess how long the lettering will last. If a monument is regularly cleaned the lettering can last for up to 15 years. Without cleaning it may last only 6 to 8 years.

You can choose our beautiful gold paint which will last 10 to 15 years if the stone is cleaned on a regular basis.

Gold leaf which had a similar longevity but is more expensive and difficult to refill in the future.

Silver or black paint will last 8 to 10 years. White paint lasts the least amount of time and we do not recommend it.

Marble has black lettering made from our non toxic lead substitute, we have been using it for 20 years and it has remained in excellent condition over that time. It is very easy to refill. You will see poorly executed lead lettering falling out across every cemetery.

The Great Lead Debate

We have a lot of families tell us that lead is best. Lead can only be put into marble and is a toxic material. When lead lettering falls out it cannot be replaced.

We do not recommend lead. Marble is softer than granite and the surface deteriorates over time. When the marble is cleaned it loses a layer of the stone and the lead letters protrude more until they are loose and fall out.

Old marble book with lead lettering

Inscription Wording Template

With limited space on monuments, it can be overwhelming knowing what words to write. Whilst there are no specific rules for what you can write, most will follow one of a few general patterns. Below is a general guide of how you can construct an inscription for any monument.

General Guideline

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Surname on Base or Chapel Cap

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Opening Phrase

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Name

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Dates

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Spouse

5

Children

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Grandchildren

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Closing Phrase

Fremantle Monumental Centre - Inscription Example

Opening Phrases

In Loving Memory Of
Treasured Memories Of
To The Memory Of
In Ever Loving Memory Of
In Remembrance Of
At Peace
Fondly Remembered
Remembered With Love

Date Examples

23-4-1944 – 1-5-2012

Born 23-4-1944
Passed Away 1-5-2012

Born (Country)
23-4-1944 – 1-5-2012

Born (Country)
23-4-1944
Passed Away (Country)
1-5-2012

Describing Words

Loving
Cherished
Beloved
Caring
Adored
Devoted
Much Loved
Loved
Respected
Beautiful

Inscription Examples

Generally, a monument can cater for 1 to 3 burials. Most often the inscription is for 1 or 2 people. Some families also choose to inter ashes into the grave and leave room for many inscriptions. Here are several examples of inscriptions. We can produce inscriptions in all languages and for all faiths.
Monumental Centre - Inscription Example
Monumental Centre - Inscription Example
Monumental Centre - Inscription Example
Monumental Centre - Inscription Example
Monumental Centre - Inscription Example