The memorial is an essential part of the ceremony. It is a place of remembrance chosen by the family members and relatives of the deceased. It can even be chosen by the deceased before his or her death and included in the will. It has an important place because it is in a way the […]Continue reading
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The famous statue of Eros on Picadilly Circus
Tucked away on Marlborough Gate, beside St. James’ Palace, is this dreamy Art Nouveau memorial to Queen Alexandra, long-suferring wife of King Edward VII. Commissioned in 1926, the memorial was sculpted by Alfred Gilbert, who created the famous statue of Eros on Picadilly Circus. The memorial is set into the garden wall of Marlborough House, […]Continue reading
What is better: a hand engraving or a laser etching?
By far the superior option is a hand engraving. When a portrait or scene is etched by hand, the polish on the stone is removed one tiny piece at a time and at a depth to provide a sharp yet natural image. The final picture is vivid and will require no future maintenance since the […]Continue reading
Place a flat stone for the loved one, personalized and adapted. Buy a bundle so that your loved one can erect a vertical memorial of any kind (multi-room, monolith, tablet, boulder, bench, etc.). Interment in an individual cremation memorial – Cremation remains are interred in the personalized stone rather than in the ground. Interment in […]Continue reading
8 reasons to commemorate with a monument
1- Cremation is a method of preparing the body and does not replace a funeral service or an appropriate monument. A person can choose to be cremated, but that does not mean that they do not wish to be honored and commemorated. The remains can still be buried in a family compound, in a family […]Continue reading
TIPS 18: History of the columbarium and how does a columbarium work?
The columbarium was first observed on the rooftops of ancient Rome, modeled on sectional bird houses. This explains the roots of the Latin term columba which means dovecote or house of doves. For human remains, the Romans built underground niches to store decorated urns. The use of columbaria then developed in ancient Asia within the […]Continue reading
TIPS 17: What is a columbarium?
A columbarium is a structure with integrated niches in which the cremation urns are placed. This final resting place can be a wall, a room or a free-standing building. Usually made of granite or marble, the columbarium can be part of a cemetery, temple or church. When several structures are brought together, we speak […]Continue reading
TIPS: 14 BOUCHARDE ENGRAVING PROCESSES and sandblasting engravings ON GRANITE.
Sandblasting Engravings This method involves hollowing out the letters or design by high pressure sandblasting through a self-adhesive stencil. The stencils are made with a plotter and computer software. The software used offers a wide choice of typographies and patterns. The chiseled-bush hammered finish is more worked than the aged finish. A carving is carried […]Continue reading
Tip 13: How to make a white marble sculpture
The first thing is to mold the shape or silhouette he has chosen. This material is ideal because it allows you to reproduce all the details that you think are necessary in the final sculpture.The marble is then cut to give it suitable proportions so that the sculptor can work it easily. The remaining block […]Continue reading
TIPS 11: The stages of making a funeral monument (Shape of stele)
Have you ever wondered how a monument is made from its raw materials to become a personalized and everlasting commemoration of a loved one? The first step in this long, dangerous and expensive process is to extract the granite from the ground, or from the quarry, as the excavation site is called. These quarries are […]Continue reading