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The Art of Hand Carving and Engraving


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For centuries, artists and craftsmen have worked hard to transform raw slabs of various kinds of stone into beautiful memorials that use words and images to lovingly preserve the lives and legacies of those who have gone before us. read more

To Color or Not to Color, That is the Question


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Some folks in my company, Quiring Monuments, Inc. in Seattle, WA had a few technical questions about granite coloring/contrasting products, so I decided to go to the source for answers. The decision to add contrast and color begs the question of "How"? How do we add beautiful and lasting color and contrast to the stone? read more

Five Ways to Customize Your Pet's Memorial


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Pets give so much and ask for very little in return. Because each pet is unique and we want to reflect that in the memorials we create for them, let us introduce you to some options for creating the perfect pet memorial. read more

Why Use Granite for Memorials?


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Granite offers an unlimited array of choices in colors and shapes. It can be finished in a multitude of ways and any special designs and carvings are inexpensive enough that they can be the rule rather than the exception. read more

Five Ways to Personalize Your Memorial


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Making your loved one's memorial both personal and unique is an important aspect of remembering his or her life. These days, many ways exist to do just that. Here are five ways to make a memorial reflect the life of your loved one. read more