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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 surface.

.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. 1,2000 ).

Full date inscriptions are available at a slightly higher, per letter charge.

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 monument?

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 will begin 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 months.

Depending upon the requirements of the cemetery and the size of the family monument Foundation charges will vary from hundreds to thousands of dollars

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.




288 East Main St.
Mount Kisco, NY
(914) 666-4840

Omega Monuments, Inc.
(800) 244-OMEGA