If there are no cemetery regulations on color or an existing memorial you would like to match, then it becomes a decision of what color appeals to you more. Twin City Monuments stocks 16 granite colors that cover a variety of gray, black, red, and pink, including many Twin City Monuments custom granite colors. Remember when selecting a memorial with an etched design it is necessary to choose a darker black from the black family of granite. This granite is best for the application of an etching providing the available contrast and granite quality to insure a good etching scene or portrait of your choice.
This black granite with the white variegation veining is quarried in St. Peters, Pennsylvania. Sometimes called French Creek Black or Gem Mist, it has proven itself to be one of America’s most popular domestic monumental granites. Also, American black is a great material to use with etchings and company signs due to the contrasting white veins.
One of the few domestic red granites, Missouri Red has been quarried in Graniteville, Missouri for over one hundred years. It has not only proved itself to be an excellent monumental granite, but is also an excellent building stone material. Because of its’ perfect contrast, many carving and lettering styles maybe used.