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rom quarry to finished monument, this is the story, in pictures, of how granite is cut from the earth and then placed into the hands of skilled craftsmen to be carefully fashioned into a tribute to your loved one. Because of granite’s durability and aesthetic qualities, it is the premiere medium for the creation of memorials. Using modern and time tested methods, each stone is cut, polished, and then personalized becoming a beautiful and enduring memorial that will preserve the memory of your loved one for generations to come. The natural and long-lasting beauty of a granite memorial is a testament to the significance of your loved one’s life. Granite memorials ensure that your loved ones tribute stands the test of time.
1.) Quarry Workers cleave blocks of stone from the quarry.
1.) Quarry Workers cleave blocks of stone from the quarry.
2.) Quarried stone is then lifted by crane.
2.) Quarried stone is then lifted by crane.
3.) Large blocks of granite are graded and labeled.
3.) Large blocks of granite are graded and labeled.
4.) Once sorted, the granite awaits transformation.
4.) Once sorted, the granite awaits transformation.
5.) The stone is scored to be made into different sizes.
5.) The stone is scored to be made into different sizes.
6.) The stone is cleaved, instead of sawing through, to provide a natural surface.
6.) The stone is cleaved, instead of sawing through, to provide a natural surface.
7.) Once separated from the blocks, the granite is set for further shaping.
7.) Once separated from the blocks, the granite is set for further shaping.
8.) The natural edge of the stone is refined into a uniform size.
8.) The natural edge of the stone is refined into a uniform size.
9.) More finishing as the stone begins to take shape.
9.) More finishing as the stone begins to take shape.
10.) Final features are crafted before being sent to the engraver.
10.) Final features are crafted before being sent to the engraver.
11.) A personal touch finishes a beautiful stone.
11.) A personal touch finishes a beautiful stone.