What is Granite?

Granite is a tough, durable rock composed primarily of three different minerals. These minerals are easy to see due to their different colors. The white mineral grains found in granite are feldspar. The light gray, glass-like grains are quartz, and the black, flake-like grains are mica.

Starting 325 million years ago as a large, hot (1300 degrees to 1400 degrees Fahrenheit) mass of magma or molten rock. This magma originated when some of the earth’s crust melted – probably at a depth of about 11-12 miles. The magma rose upward and came to rest about nine miles beneath the surface. There it cooled very slowly – taking more than a million years – and solidified into granite. That was more than 300 million years ago.

Since then, the granite has been pushed upward, and the land above it has been removed by erosion. The result is a granite deposit that lies just beneath the earth’s surface where it can be easily, safely and economically quarried.

Why should I choose a Memorial from Sunburst Memorials?

We understand that selecting the right memorial for a loved one or yourself can be a difficult decision. In selecting a Sunburst Memorial, you have chosen wisely with the assurance of quality craftsmanship, the finest design, and the best possible value. Each personalized memorial is carefully hand crafted to reflect the uniqueness of the individual or family it memorializes.

Almost a century of experience has shown us the importance of high standards. This is why we guarantee that our monuments will stand the test of time, lovingly commemorating your loved one for eternity. Your selection of a Sunburst Memorial offers peace of mind now and for the future.

Truly, there is a difference in memorials and memorial companies. Rest assured, you are choosing the best.

Is there a difference in Memorial Companies?

Although many cemetery memorials offer the important details of an individual’s name, date of birth, and date of death, what about the life that was lived between those dates.

Who was this loved one? What were their passions, their beliefs? What did they like to do in their spare time? Who did they love and what were the gifts and joys they gave to us?

A memorial should reflect and pay tribute to the person it commemorates.

Now, Sunburst Memorials gives you the opportunity to tell the story of the life of your loved one. We do this through detailed lazer etchings, different memorial shapes and sizes and through stone color and pattern… we can even encase a portrait of the person whose life you honor.

At Sunburst Memorials, we use only the highest quality granite and finest craftmanship when we design your memorial. This is why we guarantee our memorials will stand the test of time.

Let us help you honor the life between the dates. Let us show you the difference.

How much does a Granite Memorial cost?

The cost of a Granite Memorial varies greatly based on the type of memorial, size, granite color and options you choose. Information we will need in order to provide you with further pricing information includes:

  • Color of Granite
  • Type of Memorial (Upright, Slant, Bevel, Flat, Government, Duplicate)
  • Sizes (including the base)
  • Type of Edges (polished, sawed, rough)
  • Additional Lettering and Options

What options and features are available on a Memorial?

In addition to the type of granite, size and shape of your memorial, there are many other options you may consider. Following are a few of them.

  • Additional Finishing
  • Special Shapes and Designs
  • Different Lettering Types
  • Additional Lettering such as childrens names, hobbies, interests, special gifts, poems, etc.
  • Choice of Panel Designs on which the lettering is placed
  • Carvings
  • Custom Etchings and Laser Etchings
  • Color Etching
  • Portraits
  • Ceramic Photo inserts
  • Vases
  • Bronze Plaques

Can you duplicate or replicate an existing Memorial?

In most cases, an exact duplicate of a memorial manufactured by us or another company can be created. We can assist you through the process of collecting the information needed to create a duplicate and/or provide you with a representative to assist you. Please contact us for more information.

Can an existing Memorial be changed or fixed?

Sunburst Memorials can help you change and/or fix a memorial. Typically this will require the stone to be shipped to our plant where the work is completed. Please contact us for more information.