The 75th anniversary of the D Day landings in Normandy shows us how the act of remembrance continues to resonate down the years. Creating a lasting tribute to a loved one is important, not just for immediate family and friends, but also for those who will follow in years to come.
However, choosing the right craftsperson to create a high-quality memorial that remains a focal point can pose certain questions.
Will they understand the wishes of the bereaved?
Will they create a piece that truly reflects the personality of the deceased?
Do they possess the necessary skills and knowledge to achieve the desired ‘look’ for the memorial?
Will they be able to provide advice on wording?
With this in mind, we’ve put together a guide for those who are looking for memorials in Solihull – a mark of respect that satisfies the requirements of the present and the needs of future generations too.
Knowledge of memorials
Stonemasonry – and here at Davis Memorials we specialise in memorial stonemasonry – is often described as combination of art and science.
It is a physical job that demands deep understanding of how to handle a variety of difficult materials. Yet it is also a creative profession and requires those who are serious about learning the craft to possess a flair for design and an eye for detail.
To become a skilled stonemason takes years of practice and therefore, it’s experience that sets a high-quality service apart from the rest. Take a look at examples of past work if in doubt – a good stonemason will have a vast portfolio of memorials of all shapes and sizes that they should be more than willing to share.
Memorials in Solihull
There are other qualities that a stonemason specialising in memorials should have, in addition to skills and knowledge.
The ability to show empathy and to be the calm point of reference when there are questions to be asked, is vital.
At Davis Memorials, we never rush a client into making a decision they are not completely happy with. In fact, a pushy sales pitch should be a warning to anybody seeking a memorial, headstone or gravestone.
Instead, we listen to our customers, take the time to get to know people, and make carefully considered recommendations based on our expertise.
Contact Davis Memorials
If you would like to make an enquiry, complete our contact form or call us on 01384 566 958 – we’ll be more than happy to help.