Headstone is a generic term for any stone made memorial for a cemetery plot. For centuries, headstones are used to commemorate a loved one who has passed away. Different cultures from across the world uses some kind of memorial headstones as a tribute to dead persons with some sort of inscriptions in praise of the deceased or quotations from religious texts and some emblems.

Headstones are made from various materials such as:

Being one of the most beautiful and durable natural stones, granite has been a popular choice for making headstones. Granite is strong and can come in lovely colors. With granite, artisans can make skillfully carved intricate designs for headstones. As the durable quality of granite can stand the test of time for years it is the first choice amongst buyers shopping for memorial headstones.

The metal alloy known as bronze has been regularly used for making headstones for centuries.