Accessories to tombstones
Standard elements of monumental monuments include actual monuments and fences, as well as benches and tables. As a rule, the tombstone itself consists of a ceiling, a flower bed and a pedestal. All other components may be considered optional. But they give the graves a finished, harmonious look, and besides – they serve purely utilitarian purposes. It is unlikely that someone wants to install a monument on a grave went close, having no intention to continue to visit her, bring flowers, take care of the monument. The elements of the complex help make such visits more convenient.
When ordering ready-made monuments in the workshop, manufacturers often offer a set of typical elements that can be decorated with a gravestone or plot. Most often it is crosses or flowers, occasionally a statuette or a vase. Such trivia helps at first to make the burial place well-groomed and to diversify the appearance of a typical monument.
However, when ordering an individual monument, each detail is discussed separately and made for specific requirements. Additional accessories can be vases, candlesticks, lamps, bronze decoration elements, kyots, arches, pergolas, columns, arbors. You can say that in this issue you are limited only by your fantasy (and, of course, the financial side of the question).
The accessories that are made of the same material as the gravestone are most harmonious. That is, by ordering a monument from a granite, you can add it with granite vases in a tone or in a contrasting color or install along the perimeter granite fence with balusters. In the case of natural stone, this creates an impression of value, depth, even some degree of severity. If you want to facilitate the visual perception of the design – for example, if you want to put a monument to a woman or a child – you can combine a natural stone with elements of wrought iron or bronze: fences, flowers on a monument, sculptures.
Much of the choice of accessories for the design of the monuments will depend on how arranged the area under the grave. If you choose a stone fence for a grave, it will necessarily require a cap for installation. Depending on how it will be and how the interior space will be shaped, you will be able to determine which items can be placed on the site. In this respect, the stone fence has a number of advantages over the traditional welded metal fence: when it is made, the columns themselves can be decorated not only beautifully, but also functionally – for example, made in the form of a vase. A forged fence made of iron or bronze itself can be so decorative that the ceiling of the tombstone will not require any additional decorations.
However, it should be borne in mind that after the completion of all works on the improvement of the site (pouring the cap, paving, fencing) the possibility of placing additional elements there may not be left. And some accessories of the complexes are intended to perform a purely specific role and can not be replaced by other interests. It is necessary to think in advance whether they are needed on the grave to include them in the project at an early stage.