Gravestone Guide

The Gravestone Guide contains everything you need to know about monuments. Read the latest news from the industry and find out more in our expert articles and custom work we have carried out.

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Maintenance instructions

Maintenance instructions

Stone is a beautiful, valuable material that lasts almost forever. The stones used for funeral monuments have significant sentimental value, for which reason certain representativeness is required. Regular stone maintenance procedures should be carried out on each visit to the grave.
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Parish guidelines and regulations

Parish guidelines and regulations

We at Kivilähde will help you to find a suitable gravestone, and we will obtain the necessary permits from the parish before delivering and installing the gravestone.
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Decorations and symbols

Decorations and symbols

A life well-lived can be described using various symbols. Read our tips on how different decorations are added to gravestones.
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Lantern gravestones

Lantern gravestones

A lantern adds atmosphere to a gravestone. Browse our range of lovely lanterns.
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Base stones

Base stones

A base stone adds the finishing touch to a gravestone. Whether you’re looking for a stylish or low-maintenance gravestone, you’re sure to find a suitable model in our range.
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Gravestone text

Gravestone text

Engraving is the most common method of putting text on a gravestone; other methods include bronze lettering and plates. There are several different types of text, the style of which varies according to the overall appearance of the stone. Learn more about different types of text and plates in the Gravestone Guide.
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Urn burial vault

Urn burial vault

Urn burial vaults are monuments made of natural stone, into which ashes of the deceased are placed. The ashes are contained separately inside the vault, which emphasizes the dignity of the ceremony.
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Custom works

Custom works

In co-operation with our customers, we manufacture and, if required, design various stone sculptures and monuments.
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Lilac Pearl – information about the type of stone

Lilac Pearl – information about the type of stone

Learn more about the technical properties of the Lilac Pearl stone and its surface treatment options.
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Green Sea – information about the type of stone

Green Sea – information about the type of stone

Learn more about the technical properties of the Green Sea stone and its surface treatment options.
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Silver green – information about the type of stone

Silver green – information about the type of stone

Learn more about the technical properties of the Silver Green stone and its different surface treatment options.
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Stone as a material

Stone as a material

Stone is considered to be a material that embodies the permanence of memories. The colour of the stone can also affect the overall appearance of a gravestone. Learn about the colours of different stone types and read more in the Gravestone Guide.
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