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Discover a distinctive and heartfelt way to commemorate the life of a beloved individual through our exquisite collection of memorial vases.

Our team of skilled artisans, dedicated to the art of memorial craftsmanship, handcrafts each bespoke memorial vase with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring a superior quality finish that reflects your cherished memories.

Choose from our wide array of pre-designed memorial vases, characterised by their charm and hand-carved artistry. We also offer the option to create a custom memorial vase that truly stands as a unique tribute.

We would be honored to assist you in crafting a fitting memorial vase, allowing you to preserve the memory of your loved one with grace and distinction.

Request Our 58-Page Memorials Brochure

Mossfords memorial vases brochure

Choosing A Memorial Vase

Memorial vases hold a profound symbolism in various cultures, embodying reverence, remembrance, and the enduring legacy of our loved ones.

We offer a wide range of both pre-made and bespoke memorial vase designs. Our skilled team of memorial designers and craftsmen can collaborate with you to create a personalised tribute that reflects your loved one’s unique personality and cherished memories.

With Mossfords, you can trust that each memorial vase is meticulously crafted to serve as a timeless and heartfelt tribute, ensuring their memory lives on for generations to come.

Black granite memorial vase with flowers in a cemetery

Memorial Vase Materials & Colours

We offer memorial vases in a wide range of different materials, finishes, and colours so there is sure to be something we can craft to suit your preference.

Every natural stone material used for our memorial vases has its own distinct advantages, whether it’s for its visual appeal, durability, or low maintenance requirements.

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 vase to be unique with a colour, shade and pattern that slightly differs to the next.


Popular Memorial Vase Materials:


Black granite stone material for memorial vases

White Marble

White marble material for memorial vases


Sandstone material for memorial vases


Limestone material for memorial vases

Portland Stone

Portland Stone material for memorial vases

Nabresina Stone

Nabresina stone material for memorial vases

York Stone

York stone material for memorial vases

Forest of Dean Stone

Forest of Dean stone material for memorial vases

Welsh Slate

Honed Welsh slate material for rustic hand carved headstones

Popular Memorial Vase Colours:

We offer a wide range of colours and shades, although options will be dependent on the material used to craft the memorial vase.

Below you can view an indication of the various colours and shades that are available in our granite and natural stone materials.


Black granite stone colour for memorial vases

Bahama Blue

Bahama blue stone colour for memorial vases


Pink granite stone colour for memorial vases

Yellow (York Stone)

Yellow york stone colour for memorial vases

Light Grey

Light grey stone colour for memorial vases

Blue Pearl

Blue pearl stone colour for memorial vases

Emerald Pearl

Emerald pearl stone colour for memorial vases


White sandstone colour for memorial vases

Dark Grey

Dark grey stone colour for memorial vases

Ruby Red

Ruby red granite stone colour for memorial vases

Fir Green

Fir green stone material for memorial vases

White Marble

White marble stone colour for memorial vases

Avon Grey

Avon grey heart memorial vase material

Balmoral Red

Balmoral red granite stone colour for memorial vases

Imperial Green

Imperial green stone material for memorial vases

Star Galaxy

Star galaxy stone colour for memorial vases

Twilight Red

Twilight red stone colour for memorial vases

Ocean Green

Ocean green stone colour for memorial vases


Brown granite stone colour for memorial vases


Teak stone colour for memorial vases

Tropical Green

Tropical green stone colour for memorial vases
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We’re Here To Compassionately Discuss Your Memorial Vase Requirements

Book an appointment to learn more about our memorial vases by contacting us today.

Fine Craft Etching For Memorial Vases

Add character, personality and something truly unique and special to any bespoke memorial vase with a detailed fine craft etching of any image or photograph.

Fine craft etching for memorial vases

Why Choose Us For Your Memorial Vase?

1. Established memorial masons since 1821

2. Unrivalled craftsmanship & ability to create bespoke memorials

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

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 memorial vase options while discussing all details with one of our expert advisors.

Learn More About Our Memorial Services

We also offer a wide range of memorial services, from memorial installation and insurance through to memorial maintenance and restoration.

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West Cardiff Showroom

Mossfords memorial showroom in Cardiff

473 – 475 Cowbridge Road West

Tel: 0800 093 83 77

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 9am – 6pm
Sat: 10am – 12 pm via appointment only
Sun: Closed

Central Cardiff Showroom

Old image of mossfords memorial showroom in Cardiff

Fairoak Road, Cathays
CF24 4YA

Tel: 029 2023 2011

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm
Sat: via appointment only
Sun: Closed

Cwmbran Showroom

Mossfords memorial showroom in Cwmbran

24 Victoria Street
Old Cwmbran
NP44 3JS

Tel: 01633 549 310

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm
Sat: via appointment only
Sun: Closed

Memorial Vases FAQs

How Do I Choose A Memorial Vase?

Choosing the perfect memorial vase can be a meaningful process, given the multitude of available designs, materials, and colours. It’s quite common for customers to seek our guidance when making this important decision.

To begin, it would be worthwhile for you to download our brochure, which offers a comprehensive overview of various memorial vase styles, materials, and examples. Many customers approach us with specific ideas they’ve envisioned or even images they’ve come across, and this is absolutely welcome.

Our experienced design team and skilled artisans are adept at bringing your unique concepts to life. Additionally, you can gather inspiration by exploring memorial vases both online and at local cemeteries.

To receive personalised assistance and view our memorial vases in person, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with one of our advisors. This step can significantly aid you in selecting a fitting memorial vase to honour and remember your loved ones.

What Should I Look For When Choosing A Memorial Stonemason?

When seeking a reputable memorial stonemason company, several crucial factors should guide your decision-making process.

Begin by conducting thorough research into their experience in monumental stonemasonry, certifications, craftsmanship, product quality, and their knowledge of the specific cemetery where the headstone will be placed. Equally vital is your personal rapport with the stonemasons, as you should feel both confident and comfortable while collaborating on the design and creation of your memorial.

Another key consideration is the requirement for an upfront deposit when placing your order. This underscores the importance of having unwavering confidence in the memorial stonemasons’ ability to complete the project in your local memorial ground while maintaining their business’s stability, preventing the unfortunate loss of your deposit.

Opting to work directly with an experienced and well-established memorial mason, rather than involving an intermediary like a funeral director or middle provider, allows direct communication with the artisans responsible for crafting your memorial. This choice can potentially help you avoid additional costs that might otherwise arise, such as commissions or extra fees imposed by a middle party.

Ultimately, your peace of mind hinges on selecting a long-standing memorial stonemason with an excellent reputation.

Can You Help Me Choose A Memorial Vase?

We are here to guide you through a thorough exploration of your choices, assisting you in making an informed decision regarding the ideal memorial vase for your needs. Our expertise allows us to showcase the advantages of various materials, present a diverse array of memorial vase styles and designs tailored to your preferences, and engage in conversations about the spectrum of colours and intricate detailing options offered for each unique vase.

What Is The Best Material For A Memorial Vase?

The choice of the most suitable material depends on various factors, including your memorial vase design preferences, lettering needs, carving specifications, colour preferences, tone, texture, and the location where it will be placed.

Our selection encompasses all the commonly used memorial vase materials you’d anticipate from a reputable memorial stonemason, such as granite, slate, limestone, york stone, and more.

For those seeking a memorial vase in a specific colour, granite often emerges as the preferred choice due to its extensive range of available colours and shades.

Ultimately, the best material for your memorial vase will depend on the factors outlined above.

Are Memorial Vases Available In Different Colours?

Certainly, we provide a diverse range of colours for many of our memorial vases, with our granite material offering an extensive palette of hues. Opting for a coloured memorial vase allows individuals to pay tribute to their departed loved ones in a manner that resonates with their unique preferences. This could involve selecting a favourite color or seeking a tribute that departs from the traditional somberness associated with black memorials.

It’s important to note that cemeteries and churchyards often enforce distinct rules and regulations regarding acceptable memorial characteristics, including colour choices. To ensure that your memorial vase aligns with their guidelines and won’t face rejection, we recommend verifying their stance on memorials of varying colours.

How Long Should I Wait Before Getting A Memorial Vase?

There is no set time as to how long you should wait before choosing to purchase a memorial vase for your loved one. We would advise that you simply make the decision of getting a memorial vase at a time that is most comfortable to you.

Can I Choose A Memorial Vase Design That Isn’t In Your Brochure?

In most situations, you certainly can. Our seasoned memorial stonemasons possess extensive experience and exceptional craftsmanship, enabling us to accommodate customised requests and faithfully recreate any memorial vase design. All you need to do is provide us with an image or describe your vision, and we will make every effort to assist you.

Memorial vases are a favoured choice among many, and we recognise the desire for uniqueness. Whether you aspire to craft a memorial vase that stands out from the rest or wish to replicate a design you’ve admired elsewhere, we are dedicated to fulfilling your wishes.

How Long Does It Take For A Memorial Vase To Be Made?

Crafting and – if necessary – engraving and/or etching a memorial vase demands a significant level of skill and expertise. Consequently, it’s important to anticipate a period of time before the completion of your memorial vase after placing the order. Typically, this process may span several weeks.

It’s worth noting that the exact timeframe can be influenced by the prevailing demand at the time of your order and availability of the stone material chosen. For the most accurate estimate of the lead time, we recommend enquiring about the current expected duration when you place your order.

Can I Add Something To An Existing Memorial Vase?

Absolutely, you have the option to make additions or alterations to any pre-existing memorial vase. Whether it involves introducing a unique design or etching, appending an inscription, or modifying the font, we’re here to accommodate your requests. We can engage in a discussion about your specific requirements and provide clarity on the feasible adjustments that can be made to the memorial vase.

What Is The Average Cost Of A Memorial Vase?

Determining the precise average cost of a memorial vase proves challenging because each vase is inherently unique. The cost hinges not only on the labor involved in shaping it but also on the chosen material and type. To obtain an accurate quote tailored to your specific requirements, we encourage you to get in touch with one of our representatives who can gather the necessary details.

One assurance we can provide upfront is our commitment to competitive pricing. We are confident that our prices stand as the most competitive in the market. In fact, we extend a discount guarantee to our customers: if you happen to come across an equivalent quality product elsewhere, provided by a recognised and reputable memorial mason or funeral director, we will match or beat that price.

Do You Offer A Guarantee?

Yes, all our memorial vases 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 Memorial Vase First?

We’re pleased to offer the option of providing you with multiple design proofs for your memorial vase before we proceed with its creation. If any aspect of the design doesn’t align with your vision, we are more than willing to make adjustments to the layout or style until it fully meets your preferences. We comprehend the significance of crafting the perfect memorial vase in memory of your loved one, and we are committed to collaborating closely with you throughout the entire process to ensure your satisfaction.

Do You Ship Memorial Vase Orders Overseas?

We can and have shipped 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.