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Granite is a natural stone and is one of the most popular materials used in memorialisation.

This igneous rock is predominantly made up with varying amounts of the minerals quartz, mica, and feldspar, and is known for its aesthetic beauty, exceptional durability, low porosity, and resistance to weathering – perfect attributes for a memorial.

Not only is granite a durable material that can withstand the test of time while remaining easy to clean and maintain, but it is also available in a wide range of colours and shades, from classic black and grey to vibrant pinks, blues and greens.

With its natural beauty, long-lasting durability and wide range of options, it’s no wonder why granite has been a long time popular choice for crafting beautiful and meaningful memorials.

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“The snippets left behind by the generations before us will always be remembered.

Monuments will always be there for us to see and touch, reminding us of the people who came before us.” – Rudyard Kipling

Granite Memorial Colours

At Mossfords, we can craft granite memorials of many different colours and tones.

Some of the most popular colours include:

  • Black: A timeless and elegant choice, black granite is a popular option for those looking for a classic and sophisticated memorial.
  • Grey: A versatile choice, grey granite comes in a variety of shades and can be paired with different designs and lettering styles.
  • Red: A bold and striking choice, red granite is a great option for those looking for a unique and eye-catching memorial.
  • Blue: A serene and calming choice, blue granite is often chosen for memorials that evoke a sense of peace and tranquillity.
  • Green: A natural and earthy choice for a memorial, green granite represents growth and renewal.

Please note that these granite colour examples should be used as a guide only.

The high quality granite that we use is a naturally sourced material, therefore we can expect each memorial to be unique with a colour, shade and pattern that slightly differs to the next.


Black granite memorial colour

Avon Grey

Avon grey memorial material

Bahama Blue

Bahama blue memorial colour

Balmoral Red

Balmoral red granite memorial colour


Pink granite memorial colour

Imperial Green

Imperial green granite memorial colour

Light Grey

Light grey memorial colour

Star Galaxy

Star galaxy memorial colour

Blue Pearl

Blue pearl memorial colour

Twilight Red

Twilight red memorial colour

Emerald Pearl

Emerald pearl memorial colour

Ocean Green

Ocean green granite memorial colour

Dark Grey

Dark grey memorial colour


Brown granite memorial colour

Ruby Red

Ruby red granite memorial colour


Teak granite memorial colour

Fir Green

Fir green memorial material

Tropical Green

Tropical green granite memorial colour

Why Granite?

Granite, which is an igneous rock, is formed from the slow cooling and solidification of magma deep beneath the earth’s surface. It is a natural stone that has been commonly used to craft memorials since the mid-19th century due to its durability and resistance to weathering.

It is commonly used for outdoor memorials, headstones, and monuments because of its strength and ability to withstand the elements. Additionally, the wide range of granite colours and patterns allow for unique and personalised designs.

Another reason why granite is a popular choice for memorials is its ability to retain its original appearance even after years of exposure to the elements.

Unlike other materials that may fade or deteriorate over time, granite retains its natural beauty and durability, ensuring that your loved one’s memorial will last for generations to come.

A memorial mason working on a granite headstone

Granite Material FAQs

Is Granite A Good Material For Outdoor Memorials?

Yes, granite is an excellent choice for outdoor memorials. It is highly durable and resistant to weathering, making it able to withstand the test of time. It is a stone material that is also very easy to clean and maintain.

Does Granite Fade Or Deteriorate Over Time?

No, granite does not fade or deteriorate over time. It retains its natural beauty and durability, ensuring that your loved one’s memorial will last for generations to come.

What Colours Of Granite Are Available For Memorials?

At Mossfords, we offer a wide range of colours of granite for our memorials. Some of the most popular colors include black, grey, red, blue and green.

Read: Learn More About How Granite Gets Its Colour.

How Do I Clean & Maintain A Granite Memorial?

Granite is one of the simplest memorial stone materials to clean and maintain, requiring only occasional washing with soap and water to keep it looking its best. It’s important to ensure you only use mild soap, or a dedictaed stone cleaner, and a very soft brush or cloth to avoid potentially scratching or otherwise damaging the surface of the granite.

For those concerned, or who don’t feel they can dedicate the time to cleaning and maintaining the granite memorial, we offer a professional memorial aftercare service.

Can I Customise The Design Of A Granite Memorial?

Yes, at Mossfords Memorial Masons, we offer a wide range of customisation options for our granite memorials. We can work with you to create a bespoke design that is unique and meaningful to you and your loved ones, as well as the option to include a variety of personalised or custom additions, such as various engravings, fine-craft etchings of images, photo plaques, statues, flower vases and more.

How Long Does It Take To Create A Granite Memorial?

The time it takes to create a granite memorial can vary depending on the design and customisation options chosen, as well as the availability of the specific granite material being used. However, at Mossfords, we strive to create each memorial in a timely manner without ever compromising on quality. You can receive a more accurate estimation at the time of your enquiry.

How Long Does A Granite Memorial Last?

Granite is a highly durable and long-lasting material that can withstand the test of time. With proper care and maintenance, a granite memorial can last for centuries.

Is Granite An Environmentally-Friendly Material?

Granite is a natural stone that is harvested from the earth. While it is not as environmentally friendly as some other materials, such as limestone or slate, it is a sustainable and durable option that can last for centuries, reducing the need for frequent replacements.

Read: Learn More About Our Eco-Friendly Practices.

How Much Does A Granite Memorial Cost?

The cost of a granite memorial depends on various factors, such as the size, design, and customisation options. At Mossfords Memorial Masons, we offer competitive prices for our high-quality granite memorials, and we can work with you to find a design that fits your budget.

We also offer a matching price promise and 30-year guarantee.

Can I Pre-Order A Granite Memorial?

It is possible to plan ahead and purchase a granite memorial in advance to ensure that your or your loved one’s wishes are fulfilled precisely as requested. This is a common practice that can alleviate the burden placed on family members and friends after the passing of a loved one. By selecting a granite memorial in advance, individuals can make decisions at their own pace, without the added pressure and emotional strain that often accompany the immediate aftermath of a loss.

Do You Offer A Guarantee?

Yes, all our granite memorials, as well as all other memorials, come with an unbeatable 30-year guarantee.

Do You Hold Any Memorial Accreditation?

Yes, we are BRAMM (British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons) approved, and a registered and fully licensed memorial mason with over 200 years industry experience having first established ourselves way back in 1821.

Can I See Proofs Of The Granite Memorial First?

We can send you several proofs of what the granite memorial will look like before proceeding with the creation. If you don’t approve of the design, we can re-work the layout or style to meet your needs.

Do You Ship Granite Memorial Orders Overseas?

We can and have shipped granite memorials overseas many times, but you must be aware that there are of course additional costs incurred with overseas shipping, such as specialist packaging, insurance, and duty.

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