Modern Gravestones and Headstones

Throughout history, headstones tended to have a similar appearance, with most being basic rectangles or having rounded tops. In the UK, Latin or Celtic crosses were commonly used for headstones. Churches often preferred a consistent look in their graveyards.

But nowadays, we are witnessing a rise in more distinctive headstone designs in cemeteries, especially with the popularity of custom memorials.

Here, we provide some ideas for contemporary grave designs, allowing you to create a memorial for your loved one that reflects their individuality and celebrates their life.

Modern designs often incorporate sleek and simple lines, creating a chic and sometimes minimalist appearance. Moreover, they take advantage of the remarkable realism that can now be achieved in gravestone images.

However, what sets modern headstones apart is their departure from convention. Unlike traditional gravestones, they are highly personalised, fully embracing the more relaxed rules and attitudes surrounding memorials in today’s society.

Unique shapes and carvings

Thanks to advancements in stone-cutting techniques, creating intricate shapes from stone has become much faster and easier than before. This has opened up a world of possibilities when it comes to choosing a memorial.

Nowadays, people can get really creative and opt for headstones that represent their loved one’s passions and interests. Whether it’s a musical instrument, a beloved vehicle, or even a football club crest, the options are endless. Not only that, but modern stone-cutting methods allow for greater detail and realism when depicting more traditional forms like trees, angels, and pets. The results can be truly lifelike and emotionally moving.

The best part is that with a custom headstone, you have complete control over every aspect. You can choose a shape and style that truly reflects the personality of your loved one, something that was not possible until recent years. Our heart-shaped and book-shaped headstones are particularly popular choices.

Laser engraved images

There is a wide range of choices available for gravestones nowadays. Our skilled team can offer you thoughtful suggestions for grave designs, drawing on their expertise to ensure the memorial is a fitting tribute to the person you are honouring. Contact us for expert and caring guidance.