Headstone Etchings

The Etching Process

The art of adorning a monument or memorial has changed dramatically over the last few decades. Advancements in technology have granted memorialists the ability to design monuments beautifully etched with portraits, scenes, or landscapes, efficiently and professionally. Etching technology, which has gained rapid popularity in the last 20 years, permits the ability to etch onto a monument anything you can imagine. You may remember your loved ones by having a picture or design etched on their headstone, monument, or memorial so that they might live in the minds of future generations. You can also permanently transfer your favorite photo onto a porcelain plaque to add to your selection.

Etching is the process of making microscopic engravings into granite by hand. A hand etcher uses led tips to remove the polish from the stone; some tips are heavier or lighter depending on the contrast or brightness they are going for. Sometimes we will use an Impact etcher with a diamond tip and taps the stone to remove the polish.

As the popularity of black granite continues to grow, etchings on monuments have also become commonplace. St. Charles Monuments has become well known for the high quality of our etchings.



What people say about us

“Thank you Marcus. We drove by the monument yesterday afternoon. My husband and I were very pleased. Thank you for giving us a gift of comfort and peace.”

Mary Amber

“Thank you so much. It has been a comforting and pleasant experience working with St. Charles Monuments. The memorial set looks great.””

Pam Carter

“The headstone is beautiful. They did a fantastic job. Again my family and I thank you for all your help with suggestions and with the arrangements.”

Laura Leddy

“My family and I visited my husband’s grave today. We were very pleased with the results. It looks very nice. Thank you.””

Mrs. Guginsky

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 for all Cemeteries in NY & NJ