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Slant Headstones & Gravestones

At Santa Barbara Monumental, we pride ourselves on providing only the finest quality Slant Headstones.  These personalized works of art will bring up fond memories of your loved one. Our timeless granite engraving work is visible across many local California Coast cemeteries.

As leading members of both the AICA and the Monument Builders of North America (MBNA) we are some of the most experienced monument builders when it comes to designing slant headstones. 

In this article, we are going to cover:

  1. Slant Headstone Memorial Design
  2. Available Granite Colors for Markers
  3. Pricing and What to Expect
  4. Where to get a Slant Headstone engraved.

Slant Headstone Memorial Design

  • Isaia Custom Slanted Upright Memorial
  • Gomes Religious Upright Gravestone
Farstrup Traditional Slant Headstone

Perhaps one of the most noticable “headstones”, the slanted upright memorial is truly known for its shape. The slightly curved top sits between 16″ to 18″ off the ground like an archer’s bow pointed to the heavens. The large, traditionally polished face provides you plenty of room to tell your loved one’s full story. 

On occasion, the slant headstone can also be expanded laterally to allow for what’s called a “Companion Headstone Slanted Upright”. Such a slanted headstone would allow for 2 or more individuals to be memorialized with plenty of design space to tell each their respective stories.  

This is where considering what to engrave on your loved ones slanted memorial really comes into play. You have the ability and range from the most traditional, to the most intricate of carved or laser inscribed work of art. Our only job is to help you tell their story in the most beautiful way possible. 

Here are a couple design ideas and questions that might help you get their memorial design rolling. 

Did they have a bold personality?

A BOLD FONT may tell their story best.

Did they have a central hobby that they truly loved?

Perhaps a full-scale impact etching of their favorite golf course with the words “I’d Always Rather Be There” underneath would suit the avid golfer. 

Or their favorite bird adorning the upper corner.

Even their favorite flower can be carved into the stone, providing the true depth and beauty that defined them. 

Were they religious?

Beautiful words from wise scripture may be the perfect way to commemorate their life. 

Available Granite Colors Best Suited For Slant Headstones.

  • Emerald Pearl Granite
  • Bahama Blue Granite Color
  • Black Granite Color
  • Blue Pearl Granite Color
  • Carnelian Granite Color
  • Sira Gray Granite
  • Morning Rose Granite Color
  • Rainbow Granite Color
  • Regal Black Granite Color
  • Sedona Pink Granite Color
  • Sentinel Red Granite Color
  • White Marble Color

Selecting the right color takes time. All of the colors of granite are mined and sourced from all over the world. Thus, each stone is ever so slightly different.

The sample photos are very good representation of the granite we source daily but in some cases, it is likely that you may see some variation in the color across the stone for example, look at the Rainbow or Bahama Blue Granite examples. Where some patterns are more uniform. like the Blue Pearl or Gray granite examples. 

All colors considered, it’s best to reach out and speak with one of our expert slant memorial designers for more details of which pieces we have in stock. 

Pricing and What You Can Expect When It Comes To Purchasing A Slant Headstone

When it comes time to design your loved one’s slant memorial, it is always wise to take your budget into account. In Santa Barbara and the surrounding area, you can expect to range anywhere from $1,500 – $4,000+ depending on color, and amount of design work. Requesting a proposal from our expert designers will get you the quickest quote possible. Our memorialists have crafted many stories into stone and cannot wait to begin engraving your loved one’s story.

Where to go to get a Slant Headstone Memorial engraved?

Now that you have reviewed your color options, design ideas, and even the price range of your loved one’s slanted headstone, it’s time to set an appointment with our Artisan Memorialist, Jed Hendrickson. He and his Santa Barbara Monumental Team will engrave your loved one’s story and make that engraving last for generations to come.

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