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How to Clean Porcelain Photographs on Headstones

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Families often call wanting to know what to do about their loved ones porcelain picture that faded over the years. In most cases the photo did not fade but a nasty buildup of hard water and calcium film has covered both the porcelain photograph and the granite marker. This due to the water that has […]

Flat Headstone Cemetery Requirements in Los Angeles

Los Angeles City has many cemeteries, these cemeteries all have special requirements for marking graves with flat granite markers or sometimes called a flat headstone. Always call your cemetery for headstone size requirements when marking your loved ones final resting place. Granite headstones are the most common and best prices with lasting durability. We at […]

How to Purchase a Headstone from an Outside Vendor

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When you purchase a headstone from an outside vendor, someone that is not affiliated with the cemetery. Always ask your cemetery what the setting fees are for placing the monument or flat grave marker on the grave. It is illegal for cemeteries to charge the consumer a different price for setting the marker because they […]

For All Custom Headstones Always Check the Cemetery Specifications

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Customers almost always never check what the requirements from the cemetery are for marking their graves. We get numerous requests for custom headstones of all shapes, sizes and material. The cemetery always has the last word when it comes to accepting a gravestone or monument. Customers spend a lot of time and money designing a […]

Farsi Language on a Headstone or Monument

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We are constantly asked to write foreign characters or poems on a headstone or monument when memorializing a loved ones headstone. This is something which we are capable of doing if the correct file is created in the native language. Today on the internet there are numerous aids in creating this work with the help […]

How to Properly Clean your Granite Marker or Headstone

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Just a quick recap on how to successfully clean your flat granite marker (on grass) or headstone. I have found many different types of polishes, powders and wet polishes that do nothing more than make the job an all day project. Cost of these specialty polishes are high and means toting down to the cemetery […]

Need Dates or Added Words Inscribed on an Existing Headstone

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Granite headstones, tombstones or vertical monuments installed at all cemeteries may need inscription, dates or added words of endearment inscribed on the existing headstone. As family members pass on you may want to add on some special words or even a porcelain inlaid photograph to the monument or on a granite bench at the gravesite. […]

New Technology; Color Etched Headstones, Good or Bad

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There is a new product out on the market today and customers are asking about the technology, this is adding color to traditional black and white etched designs on headstones. The process involves traditional etching which is a very shallow cut in stone and filling in the etched design with color. This is almost always […]

Last Date Inscription for Your Headstone or Monument

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Last Dates and final closure to your headstone or monument when it is located at the gravesite is done by contacting American Headstones Company. We are a full service headstone engraving, Porcelain photo manufacturer and design company. Our Process When the time comes to add the final date or add a photo or final inscription […]

How to Choose a Retailer for Your Headstone Purchase

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Choosing your retailer for a Headstone When considering a headstone purchase for your loved one the first person or retailer that you will contact will be the funeral home counselor. This of course will be a decision you must make under a very stressful time. The best decision for you will be to shop it […]

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