Designing & crafting bespoke heart shaped headstones
Cardiff, Cwmbran, South Wales & beyond
Heart headstones are by far one of the most popular memorial shapes due to their elegance and strong representation with love and affection.
Our skilled team of memorial masons here at Mossfords can craft and engrave any heart memorial design so that you can remember and honour your loved one in the most beautifully loving way.
You may select from one of our many pre-made heart designs or we can discuss the design and creation of a bespoke heart memorial.
We would be honoured to play our part in enabling you to memorialise your loved one with a truly fitting heart shaped headstone.
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Choosing A Heart Headstone
The heart symbol has a rich history that crosses the globe and dates back many centuries. The familiar connection we know today of love and affection first developed in the 15th century, and later became popular throughout Europe during the 16th century. This representation of love and affection makes heart shaped headstones and memorials one of the most popular choices.
Our vast range of heart headstone designs coupled with our bespoke memorial craftsmanship provides the perfect way to preserve the memory of someone you dearly miss.
For over 200 years, we at Mossfords have served families across South Wales and beyond with memorial showrooms in Cardiff and Cwmbran, from where we offer our expertise and quality memorial services.
If you would like to learn more about our heart headstones or discuss a specific bespoke design in more detail, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team.
Heart Headstone Materials & Colours
Our heart shaped headstones are available in a variety of materials and finishes, with certain materials offered in an extensive range of colours and shades.
Each headstone material has its unique benefits – be it aesthetic appeal, durability, or minimal maintenance that is required.
Please note that these material and colour examples should be used as a guide only.
The high quality materials that we use are naturally sourced materials, therefore we can expect each headstone to be unique with a colour, shade and pattern that slightly differs to the next.
Popular Heart Headstone Materials:
Forest of Dean Stone
Popular Heart Headstone Colours:
We offer a wide range of colours and shades, although options will be dependent on the headstone material that is used.
Below you can view an indication of the various colours and shades that are available in our granite and natural stone materials.
Yellow (York Stone)
We’re Here To Compassionately Discuss Your Headstone Requirements
Book an appointment to learn more about our headstones and other memorials by contacting us today.
Fine Craft Etching For Headstones
Add character, personality and something truly unique and special to any bespoke heart headstone with a detailed fine craft etching of any image or photograph.
Why Choose Us For Your Headstone?
1. Established memorial masons since 1821
2. Unrivalled craftsmanship & ability to create bespoke gravestones
3. Over 200 years industry experience
4. Our 30 years memorial guarantee
5. Our Price Promise
6. BRAMM accredited
7. Vast selection of materials, colours & styles
8. Our Aftercare Services – Memorial Maintenance, Insurance etc.
9. Home Visit or Collection Service available
Heart Headstone Installation Services
Once your heart headstone is designed and crafted by our team of memorial stonemasons, the next step is to have the headstone professionally installed onto the grave.
With extensive knowledge of cemeteries in Cardiff, Cwmbran, and surrounding areas of South Wales, we’re well positioned to offer expert advice and guidance with regards to which types of gravestone are suitable for certain cemeteries and churchyards across the South Wales region.
Our professional headstone installation service allows you to relax in the knowledge that your memorial of choice is carefully installed to the highest possible standard.
Home Visit or Collection Service
We understand that it may be difficult for some customers to attend our memorial showroom, so to help address this we offer our Home Visit Service and our Collection Service.
These services help ensure all customers have the opportunity to browse our vast gravestone options while discussing all details with one of our expert advisors.
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We also offer a wide range of memorial services, from memorial installation and insurance through to memorial maintenance and restoration.
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Heart Headstones FAQs
How Do I Choose A Heart Headstone?
With so many heart headstone designs, styles and variations available, not to mention the vast range of stone materials, colours and shades to choose from, it’s no surprise that many customers come to us for guidance and advice when it comes to selecting the perfect heart shaped headstone.
Many of our customers find that requesting to download our brochure is a great place to start as this provides several heart headstone styles, materials, and examples to help narrow down your memorial search. Many customers approach us with a heart headstone in mind. This could be an idea you have formed in your head or a picture of a heart headstone design that you have seen in a cemetery or somewhere online. This is perfectly fine, so rest assured our expert headstone design team and skilled memorial stonemasons can craft just about any bespoke design or idea you can think of.
Browsing heart headstones at your local cemetery and online, or simply booking an appointment to speak through your options in detail with one of our advisors and to view them in person will greatly help you come to a suitable decision when considering headstone options to help honour and remember a loved one.
What Should I Look For When Choosing A Memorial Stonemason?
When searching for a reputable memorial stonemason company there are many things to consider.
Research their monumental stonemasonry experience, accreditations, craftsmanship, quality of product, and knowledge of the specific cemetery you are purchasing a headstone for. It is also incredibly important to ensure that you feel both confident and comfortable on a personal level while working with your stonemasons to design and create your memorial.
Furthermore, you will be expected to pay a deposit when you place your order, meaning it’s vital that you have complete confidence in the memorial stonemasons ability to complete the memorial in your local memorial ground and remain in business so that you don’t end up in the unfortunate position of losing your deposit.
Choosing to go direct to an experienced and well established memorial mason rather than through an agent (such as a funeral director or other middle provider) will also allow you to communicate directly with the masons who are carving your memorial and may potentially help you avoid any additional costs that may have otherwise been involved, such as commissions or extra charges a “middle-party” may apply.
Ultimately, you will benefit from peace of mind by choosing a long established memorial stonemason with a good reputation.
Can You Help Me Choose A Heart Headstone?
We can certainly go through your options in great detail to help you reach a decision on which heart shaped headstone you should choose. We can highlight the benefits of different materials, show you a variety of heart styles and designs that meet your requirements, and discuss the range of colours and detailing options that are available for each particular headstone.
What Is The Best Material For A Headstone?
The best material to use depends on your choice of headstone, the lettering, carving requirements, colour, tone, texture, and location. We offer all of the popular headstone materials that you’d expect from any memorial stonemason, including granite, slate, limestone, york stone, and more. Many people would like a heart headstone crafted in a certain colour, and in these instances granite material is often the best choice due the wide range of colours and shades that are available – though it’s important to find out if your cemetery has any rules relating to headstone colours that are allowed.
Are Heart Headstones Available In Different Colours?
Yes, many of our heart shaped headstones are available in a variety of different colours – our granite material in particular is offered in many different colours and shades. A coloured heart headstone allows one to honour their lost loved one in a way they see most fitting. Perhaps in a favourite colour, or because they want something that isn’t as sombre as the typical black headstones.
Cemeteries and churchyards have different rules and regulations with regards to what they allow, so it’s always worth checking what their stance is with headstones of different colours to ensure your heart headstone choice won’t be rejected by them.
How Long Should I Wait Before Getting A Heart Headstone?
Choosing a headstone for a loved one can be a very difficult and emotional process, so we would always advise that you take as long as necessary to come to your decision so that you can be sure you’re honouring and remembering their life in the most fitting way. There really is no right or wrong answer – you should take as long as you require.
From a technical standpoint, most cemeteries request that you wait at least 6-12 months before erecting a headstone so that the ground has time to settle following a burial.
Timescales differ between cemeteries and also tend to differ between memorial type – for example, a cemetery may request a wait of 6-12 months before a headstone can be installed and erected, while they may allow a cremation memorial to be installed immediately.
If you’re unsure, our qualified and highly experienced staff can advise and guide you through this process.
Other than that, there is no set time that you should wait before placing a headstone on a grave – it is all down to you and when you feel ready. People often find it is a good idea to not rush the process, as time can help you better decide on the heart headstone itself as well as the inscription.
Can I Choose A Heart Headstone Design That Isn’t In Your Brochure?
In the vast majority of cases the answer is yes. Our memorial stonemasons are very experienced and highly skilled, so we are able to meet bespoke requirements and recreate any heart headstone design. Simply provide us with an image and/or an idea of what you are looking for, and we will do our very best to help. Heart shaped headstones are among some of the most popular choices, so we fully understand that you may want your heart headstone to be unique and different from others, or you may want us to replicate a heart headstone design that you saw elsewhere and really liked.
How Long Does It Take For A Heart Headstone To Be Made?
The design and creation of any headstone, be it a heart shape or any other design, and the engraving of its inscription is a highly skilled process. This means we can expect it to take some time before any heart headstone is complete following the order – certainly several weeks, and perhaps months. The timeframe will also depend on the current demand, so for a more accurate answer you will be best served asking for an up-to-date estimated lead time at the time of order.
Can I Add Something To An Existing Heart Headstone?
Yes, you can certainly add something to any existing heart shaped headstone. This could be a special design or etching, or an additional inscription or change of font. Whatever it may be, we can discuss your requirements and confirm what headstone amendments can be carried out.
What Is The Average Cost Of A Heart Headstone?
The truth is, there really is no accurate average cost of a headstone, regardless of whether it is specifically crafted into a heart shape or any other design or style. This is because each headstone is unique, and the cost will vary based on the material and headstone type rather than just labour involved to craft its shape. For an accurate quote, we would advise you contact a representative so that we can take the specific details you require beforehand.
One thing we can confirm upfront is our price promise – we are confident that our prices are the most competitive around and offer a discount should a customer find the same quality product elsewhere, so long as it’s supplied by a recognised and reputable memorial mason or funeral director.
Do You Offer A Guarantee?
Yes, all our headstones and 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 Heart Headstone First?
We can send you several proofs of what the heart shaped headstone 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. We understand just how important it will be to craft the perfect heart headstone for you and your loved one, so rest assured we will work closely with you throughout the entire process.
Do You Ship Headstone Orders Overseas?
We can and have shipped headstones 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.