The entire monument industry converted from softer rocks, like marble and slate, to granite in order to guarantee that memorials will endure for generations. Despite its natural strength, not all granite provides the same reliability. A granite’s color and grade is key to a monument’s appearance over time.
Below are the samples of our most popular colors. Granite is a combination of various minerals and rocks, which explains the different colors, textures and patterns available. No two pieces of granite are alike. The colors of granite vary by region and may be quarried from North America, Asia and Europe. More readily available colors, such as traditional grays which are seen in most cemeteries, are priced lower. Blue, red and black granites are examples of more exquisite and rare granites, and are priced higher due to their more limited supply.
A granite's grade (quality) is determined mostly by the region of the world from which it's quarried and may not be easily visible to the naked eye. The grade of a granite will reflect the monument’s hardness, durability, color depth, water absorption, lettering contrast and overall suitability for crafting designs and lettering.
Low-grade granite is prone to chipping, degradation, water retention and discoloration over time. Gingrich Memorials only uses the highest grade of granite available in crafting their monuments, which is reflected in the sharpness and pristine appearance of the lettering and designs for centuries to come.
DOMESTIC GRANITE COLORS
ARTISAN GEM MIST
IMPORTED GRANITE COLORS