Headstones & Monuments in Idyllwild
Oaktree Engraving & Monuments has provided custom headstones at affordable prices to the Idyllwild community for over 45 years. Each custom grave marker we make is designed to honor the memory of your loved one.
First, you choose from different headstone materials and colors. Then, you have the option to select a standard design or have us custom cut a headstone shape for you. Finally, we deliver the completed grave marker to your local cemetery. If you need to order a headstone, contact one of our compassionate customer service team members today.
Headstone Materials & Colors
There are several different materials to choose from when it comes to designing a grave marker. Most of the grave markers we create are made from stone or bronze. There are additional materials you can choose from, too.
Granite headstones are the best choice for a stone headstone because they are durable and come in a variety of colors. Our headstone company offers over ten granite colors to choose from. We have granite in shades of grays, blacks, reds, blues, and greens.
You will be able to pick out the headstone material and color of your choice when you work with Oaktree Engraving & Monuments. You will also be able to choose the headstone designs, engravings, and etchings.
Cemetery headstones come in many different designs and styles. The design you choose can help you easily locate the gravesite of your loved one. There are many different grave headstone shapes and designs. You can work with our custom gravestone service to create a custom-cut headstone if there is a specific shape that you want.
Basic Headstone Designs
There are two basic headstone designs. The first is an in-ground, rectangular option that lays flat at the top of the grave. The second is an upright option. Upright headstones are made of two pieces. The first piece is the base piece and the second is the upright piece, called the die.
A die is available in different shapes and finishes. With our headstone service, you can choose from rectangle, square, oval, teardrop, slant shapes, and more. The edges of the headstone can be rounded, squared off, or left unfinished.
Custom Grave Marker Designs
Some headstone companies only offer standard, pre-cut grave marker designs. Our headstone service includes custom headstones in Idyllwild to meet our customers’ specific design needs.
Our custom grave marker service near you includes the ability to choose the material, color, cut, and shape of the headstone. We also custom inscribe the face of each headstone.
What Gets Put On a Memorial Headstone
Traditionally, a headstone provider will engrave the name, birth date, and death date of the deceased on the headstone. Depending on the size of headstone that you choose, our Idyllwild grave marker service can engrave or etch words, phrases, pictures, and more.
One way to honor your loved one with a grave marker is to add an epitaph to the headstone. An epitaph is something your loved one will be remembered for. Here are a few examples of things to put on the epitaph.
When you are looking for a grave marker service near you, make sure to work with Oaktree Engraving & Monuments so you can get the custom engraving you want. We offer custom engraving services to our customers so that each headstone is personalized.
Here are some life roles you can have engraved on the headstone:
- Personal Roles (grandmother, mother, sister, daughter, etc.)
- Military Roles (branch of service, veteran status, honors, rank, etc.)
- Career Roles (artist, doctor, preacher, pilot, etc.)
You can also choose to have phrases engraved on your loved ones’ headstone. Here are some examples:
- Favorite quote or saying
- Bible verse, religious phrase, or prayer
- Favorite song lyric
You can request to have an etching of a picture or landscape put on your loved ones’ headstone. Here are some landscape etchings that are done by our Idyllwild headstone service:
- Ocean, sea, lake, or river scenery
- Forest, mountain, or field scenery
- Flowers, leaves, trees, or other plants
Here are some picture etchings that are done by our grave marker service:
- Individual or couples pictures
- Added angel wings and halo to a picture
- Beloved family pet
- Handprints and footprints
Talk to your customer service representative if you want something etched on a headstone that isn’t on this list. We have the ability to custom etch the design you want.
Idyllwild Monument Service
Oaktree Engraving & Monuments is able to provide you with more than traditional headstones. As the leading local headstone company near you, we can create monument headstones and memorial monuments, too.
Our Idyllwild headstone monument service allows you to create a large headstone to place at the top of side-by-side gravesites or sizable headstone monuments to designate family plots.
If you are looking for another way to remember the life of your loved one, work with us to create a private monument. We are able to custom make functional and decorative monuments, like benches and statues.
Oaktree Engraving & Monuments has worked with city departments to create monuments for public display, too.
Why Choose Oaktree Engraving & Monuments for Custom Grave Marker Service in Idyllwild
Since 1976, Oaktree Engraving & Monuments has been family-owned and operated. We provide customers with compassionate customer service and quality craftsmanship.
As your headstone provider, we will guide you through the headstone design process before we custom engrave the grave marker. When ready, we deliver and install the grave marker right in the cemetery.
Contact Oaktree Engraving & Monuments to schedule a headstone consultation. You won’t find a more professional, custom headstone service in Idyllwild.