Granite Colors & Monument Styles

Granite is a natural material, and it can vary from one section of a quarry or vein to another.  In addition, all screens display color differently, so no web site can provide a true representation of any granite color.  Please call or visit us today, and we'll be glad to show you samples of granites so you can appreciate their beauty and see how they actually appear.

You may view some samples of granite colors that we typically stock.  You may also use the link below to visit our Online Monument Catalog, where you may search by monument type, or by collection title.  You may also try your hand at designing your own monument by using the Online Monument Designer.  Please let us know if you need assistance with your selection or monument design.

Bahama Blue
Bahama Blue Bahama Blue
Salisbury P...
Salisbury Pink Salisbury Pink
Rib Mountai...
Rib Mountain Red Rib Mountain Red
American Bl...
American Black American Black
Blue Pearl ...
Blue Pearl Granite Blue Pearl Granite
Morning Ros...
Morning Rose Morning Rose
Missouri Re...
Missouri Red Missouri Red
Flash Black
Flash Black Flash Black
Dakota Maho...
Dakota Mahogany Dakota Mahogany
Jet Black
Jet Black Jet Black
Quality Reg...
Quality Regular Blue Quality Regular Blue
Autumn Rose
Autumn Rose Autumn Rose
Canadian Ma...
Canadian Mahogany Canadian Mahogany
India Red
India Red India Red
Paradisio Paradisio
Wausau Red
Wausau Red Wausau Red


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Gibson Monuments offers a wide variety of monument sizes and styles to suit every cemetery requirement and family budget.  We hope this guide will be helpful in determining which type of monument you are interested in. 

Family or Estate Monuments

Family Monument

These monuments typically display a family name and have multiple ledgers, bevel markers, slant markers or flat markers to represent individual members of the family.


Companion Monuments

Companion Double Monument
These monuments typically have inscription panels on the face of the monument for individuals.


Individual Monuments

Individual Single Monument
These monuments are typically smaller and are ideal for individuals.  It is possible to place inscriptions on one of these monuments for two individuals, however space may be limited.


Half Serpentine Monuments

Half Sepentine Monument
These monuments may be used for Family or Estate monuments, Individual Monuments or Companion monuments depending on the arrangement of the inscriptions and placement of markers or ledgers for individuals.  It is also a nice way to feature a vase for flowers.


Wing-Style Monuments

Wing Monument
These are popular companion style monuments and present a nice opportunity for a flower vase.


Slant Markers

Slant Marker
These are called Slants due to the slanted face.  This face makes the monument easier to read as a visitor approaches the grave from a distance.  These are available in single and double sizes.


Bevel Markers
Bevel Marker

These are called Bevels because of the bevelled or slanted face of the marker.  This makes the monument easy to read when standing at the foot of the grave site.


Flat Markers

Flat Marker
These are also called Grass Markers or Flush Markers because the are flat or flush agains the grass at the grave site.



Grave Cover Slab Ledger
Grave Ledgers, also called Covers, are ideal for use with Family or Estate monuments where individual graves need to be marked.  These offer ample room for inscriptions and dates.



Etchings are typically placed on black stones and may be created by hand with a diamond tipped tool or with the use of a laser.  Etchings may be high contrast black and white, or they may be in color.



Granite Benches
Benches are an ideal way to remember a loved on in a non-traditional setting such as a courtyard or other public area.  Some cemetery lots may be large enough to allow a bench.


Mausoleums or Crypts
Mausoleums & Crypts

These may be large enough to walk into and may provide room for one to twelve spaces depending upon the size.


Columbarium or Cremation Monument

Columbarium & Cremation
Most all monuments may be fitted with a cored space in the monument or base for storage of cremains.  Some monuments, however, are specially designed for cremains.  The small cremation bench and the larger columbarium shown below are examples of just two alternatives.