Lettering and Carvings
At Omega Monuments Inc. we have a general rule, if it can be
sketched, it can be carved on the Family monument, but remember The more
complex the sketch, the higher the cost for the carving. Personalization
of a monument can be achieved by the carvings and lettering desired which can range from religious and fraternal carvings and can include
a variety of outdoor scenes as well as floral carvings to wildlife
carvings .We also have a supply of the major scenes and carvings.
There are two basic styles of carvings available for your family
monument, a flat carving or a sculptured carving.
.1 A flat carving is etched into the monument and appears flat on the
.2 a sculptured carving is deeper and appears three-dimensional.
As a rule, sculptured carvings appear more prominent and add more
beauty to the monument.
At Omega Monuments, Inc., the price of the monument will include the
basic at-need lettering of family and individual names, as well as dates
of birth and death.
If the stone is purchased prior to death, it would only include the
dates of birth. The price you pay for the monument typically includes a
four number (i.e., 2000 ) date as opposed to the full dates (i.e., Jan.
Full date inscriptions are available at a slightly higher, per letter
However, depending upon the monument selected, the full dates may
also be included in the total price.
Your personal Omega Monuments ,Inc. memorialist will discuss this
prior to the purchase of the monument.
Additional lettering is also available at an additional charge. For
example, if you wish a monument for a husband and wife to have an
inscription reading “Together Forever”, this would be placed on the
monument in a position which would accent the monument.
Generally, a short verse to be included on a monument is placed in a
banner-type panel and is priced as a flat carving. Some individuals
elect to have additional lettering on the back of the monument, i.e.,
“Our Children . . .” This additional lettering is priced at a per
letter charge and can vary between the size of the
monument. and the rules of the cemetery.
Once, we at Omega Monuments, Inc. have set the family monument,
additional lettering (i.e., dates of death for individuals who might
have died since the monument was purchased) can be added as needed. This
information can be provided to the funeral director or to us at Omega
Monuments, Inc. directly.
Your funeral director or we at Omega Monuments , Inc. can provides you
with accurate costs associated with cemetery lettering.
Question: Are there other costs associated with the purchase of a
There will undoubtedly be a charge associated with the foundation
work or setting fee as required by the cemetery
What is a Foundation?
The foundation is a concrete pad which is leveled by the cemetery
upon which the monument is placed by OMEGA MONUMENTS, Inc. This is
usually done by the cemetary.
To prepare the Family gravesite, the cemetery personnel
digging deep enough to allow the finished foundation to be unaffected by
frost. The foundation by the cemetery will eliminate the tipping or
tilting of the monument caused by settling and frost during the colder
Depending upon the requirements of the cemetery and the size of the
family monument Foundation charges will vary from hundreds to thousands
Your personal Memorial representative from Omega Monuments, Inc. can
provide you with a more accurate estimate about the family cemetery.
In cemeteries where only flat grass markers are allowed, the cemetery
may have a setting fee. This is a fee for preparing the gravesite to
allow the grass marker to be flush with the ground. Like cemetery
foundations, this charge can vary depending upon the size of the
monument and the cemetery selected.
A foundation is not to be confused with a monument base.