Headstones & Monuments in Palm Desert

At Oaktree Engraving & Monuments, we aim to help you honor the memory of your loved one with a custom headstone at an affordable price. We create each cemetery headstone and every custom grave marker with quality craftsmanship.

For over 45 years, we have provided our customers compassionate and custom headstone service in Palm Desert and the surrounding area. You can work with our Palm Desert grave marker design service and headstone monument service to create and order a headstone.

Classic Grave Markers

Classic grave markers are rectangular stones laid flat on the ground at the top of the grave. They typically indicate the person’s name, birth date, and death date. These plaques are ideal for marking the gravesite with something small and simple.

We provide a graver marker service near you that can add personalized designs to make the grave marker personalized to your loved one. If desired, our design team can help you add engravings, etchings, and decorative elements to the classic, in-ground grave marker.

Traditional Headstones Designs

Two stone pieces make the base and upright for traditional headstones. The upright piece, called the “die,” is engraved with information about your loved one. It may also include decorative images and pictures.

Some headstone companies only provide a standard engraving. At Oaktree Engraving & Monuments, we provide customers with custom headstone designs and engravings.

We provide traditional headstone shapes as well as custom-cut headstones in Palm Desert. You may choose from classic headstone shapes, like arched, square, rectangle, teardrop, or slant. We also have memorial headstones that come in various shapes, like hearts, crosses, and double headstone grave markers.

When you order a headstone, one of our professional customer service representatives will walk you through the entire process and answer any questions. Our headstone company offers bronze headstones and granite headstones. If you choose a granite headstone, you get to decide the gravestone’s shape, style, and color.


We can construct a monument to memorialize your loved one on your private property or their gravesite. We have previously worked with city departments to design, create, and install monuments and memorials for public display.

Engravings, Etchings & Embellishments

To personalize the grave headstone, you can add etchings and decorations. Oaktree Engraving & Monuments will help you create a truly one-of-a-kind grave marker because we are a dedicated headstone provider.

Engravings and Etchings

Our Palm Desert grave marker service engraves more than the name, birth date, and death date to your loved one’s headstone. We can engrave or etch words and pictures in various fonts and sizes.

Some engravings you may choose to add to the tombstone include:

  • A prayer, bible verse, or religious scripture
  • Handprints, footprints
  • Favorite animal or a favorite hobby
  • Personal role (father, son, fisherman, etc.)
  • Career title (teacher, first responder, electrician, etc.)
  • Military branch, rank, or veteran status

We can etch images like:

  • Family home or birthplace
  • Forest or mountain landscape
  • Ocean, sea, or lake view landscape
  • Sunrise or sunset on the horizon
  • Religious symbols or biblical scenes

We can also etch your loved one’s portrait onto the grave marker. Some people choose a single profile picture, while others prefer to add an etching of a family portrait. It’s also possible to etch the image of a favorite pastime or family pet.


Oaktree Engraving & Monuments is the preferred local headstone company near you. We can attach decorations to the base of the headstone. The most common headstone decorations are vases, plant holders, porcelain plaques, and fixed statues. We can attach decorations to the base of the headstone.

Vases and Plant Holders

Visitors who bring flowers or other plants to the gravesite when visiting their loved one’s resting place need a place to put them. You can add a vase or potted plant holder to the base of the headstone.

These decorations help you to add beauty and color to the grave. Vases are perfect for keeping live or artificial flowers in place without blowing away. Plant holders are better for larger plants.

Porcelain Plaques

Porcelain plaques are pictures printed on ceramic tiles with special ink. Many people choose to add a porcelain plaque of their loved ones to the headstone instead of etching an image on the headstone’s face. Once printed, the porcelain plaque is permanently attached to the gravestone.

Fixed Statues

You can add a fixed statue or figure to the headstone if you don’t want to have an etched image or engraved epitaph on the grave marker. Sculptures can be of a religious figure, like a saint or angel. They can also represent something loved by the deceased, like a vehicle, an animal, or a hobby. Statues help personalize the gravesite. They are a great addition if the face of the headstone is full.

Oaktree Engraving & Monuments is the Best for Palm Desert Headstone Service

Oaktree Engraving & Monuments is the area’s best headstone provider. We have been family-owned and operated for over four decades. We work with our clients to design and deliver high-quality custom grave markers and monument headstones.

With our custom gravestone service, you can make your loved one’s final resting place easy to locate, individualized, and personal. Call Oaktree Engraving & Monuments to arrange a consultation for a custom grave marker service in Palm Desert. One of our caring representatives will answer your questions and walk you through the ordering process. We will directly install your custom engraved headstone or monument.