Since 1976, Oaktree Engraving & Monuments has provided customers in Palm Springs and the surrounding region with custom headstones at affordable prices. As a family-owned and operated custom headstone service in Palm Springs, we provide quality craftsmanship on every gravestone, headstone, and monument order. Our compassionate customer service team will help you identify your needs, like the size, style, and headstone designs.
Cemetery headstones have been around for hundreds of years. Engraved grave markers help you find a specific gravesite. Different grave markers are available through your custom grave marker service in Palm Springs.
The most common grave headstones are traditional in-ground grave markers or upright headstones. These can be custom engraved through our Palm Springs grave marker service.
As the leading graver marker service near you, Oaktree Engraving & Monuments will custom engrave the deceased’s name, birth date, and death date on the grave marker.
In-ground grave markers are rectangular stones that lay flat at the top of a gravesite. They are usually made out of granite. They can also be made out of other stones, like marble, or metal, like bronze.
You can choose the material, color, and engraving font when ordering a grave marker. You will have the choice to add an icon, symbol, or picture to the face of the grave marker. Details like these will make the gravestone easily identifiable.
Our team will help you determine the sizing needed to create the perfect grave marker. Since we are a custom provider, we can make grave markers in various sizes. Standard grave markers come in the following sizes: 24” x 12”, 28” x 16”, or 18” x 24”.
Traditional headstones are two-piece markers that sit at the top of the gravesite. There is a base piece that lays flat on the ground at the top of the grave. The second piece, the die, sits upright on the base.
Headstones are available in various shapes and colors. At Oaktree Engraving & Monuments, we provide classic cut and custom headstones in Palm Springs. Our headstone service allows customers to choose details like the headstone designs, size, shape, and material.
Most people choose a granite headstone from their headstone provider because granite is durable and traditional. Our headstone company offers granite headstones in over ten different colors. As the leading custom gravestone service for Palm Springs and the surrounding communities, we also have bronze headstones available for our customers.
We are not just a local headstone company near you; we can custom cut the shape and size of the headstone to meet your needs. The most common headstone shape is a rounded arc top; however, there are other classic shapes like a squared-off top, slant face, and teardrop. As your local headstone provider, we can custom-cut shapes for our customers.
Our Palm Springs headstone service allows you to create a unique grave marker with porcelain pictures, engravings, etchings, and more. Here are some of the headstone designs we offer.
One way to put a picture of your loved one on their headstone is to have a porcelain picture made. The picture of your choice is printed onto a ceramic tile with fade-resistant ink. The tile gets permanently attached to the headstone with strong adhesive.
When you order a porcelain picture, choose a sharp picture with high resolution. You can select an individual, couple, or family portrait. The image you choose can be in color or black and white.
Engravings & Etchings
There are many types of engravings and etchings that you can put on a headstone. Some headstone providers only offer to engrave the deceased’s name, birth date, and death date. We allow our customers to add custom engravings that carry a special meaning.
Many choose to engrave personal nicknames and descriptors on their loved one’s headstones. Here are a few examples:
- Military role: veteran status, branch, rank, honors
- Life roles: grandfather, father, uncle, brother, etc.
- Professional roles: lawyer, veterinarian, artist, etc.
You can add a few words or phrases if there is enough space on the headstone. Here are a few examples:
- Favorite quote, musical lyric, or saying
- Prayer, religious phrase, or bible verse
- Short message of hope or love
It is possible to etch scenery or a picture of the deceased on the headstone. Here are a few things people have inscribed on a gravestone:
- Icon (teddy bear, angel, animal)
- Hobbies (hunting, biking, quilting)
- Landscape (mountain, lake, meadow)
- Handprints or footprints
- Photograph of your loved one
You can add functional decorations to beautify the headstone and gravesite. Vases, plant holders, and statues are just a few traditional headstone decorations.
Oaktree Engraving & Monuments provides individuals and city departments with our Palm Springs headstone monument service. We have worked with city departments to create monuments for display in public areas, like city parks. Custom monuments can be made in a variety of sizes and shapes to memorialize influential leaders or memorable events.
Oaktree Engraving & Monuments has proudly served the Palm Springs community and surrounding cities since 1976. We are honored to help celebrate and honor your loved one with a customized grave marker, headstone, or monument.
Our kind and compassionate team members will walk you through the design and ordering process. We will deliver and install the completed headstone directly to the local cemetery. Contact us today for a consultation.