Discover our intricately designed heart headstones, expertly sculpted by master stonemasons whose legacy traces back many years. These beautifully crafted memorials are the perfect selection for cemeteries in Cardiff and the neighboring regions. Uncover the core of our offerings below.
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Heart Headstone Range
Choosing the Perfect Heart Headstone
Heart Headstone Materials & Colours
Fine Craft Etching for Heart Headstones
Why Choose Us for your Heart Headstone
Heart Headstone Installation Services
Heart Headstone Memorial FAQs
Our Heart Headstone Range
Heart-shaped headstones hold a special significance as a beloved choice for memorials, celebrated for their elegance and profound symbolism of love and affection.
At Thornhill Memorials, our skilled team of memorial artisans possesses the expertise to meticulously craft and inscribe any heart-shaped memorial design, enabling you to honor and cherish your loved one in a deeply tender manner. Within the available options, you can select from our diverse range of pre-existing heart designs, or, alternatively, we extend a warm invitation for you to engage in a discussion to visualise and actualise a unique, customised heart-shaped memorial.
It would be our privilege to contribute to the meaningful act of commemorating your beloved, as we strive to create a heart-shaped headstone that genuinely serves as a fitting tribute to their memory.
Bahama Blue Granite with Curved Sides and Heart
Marble Heart Memorial Featuring Carved Wild Roses
Star Galaxy Granite Heart Memorial with Rounded Cushioned Effect
Aurora Granite Heart Memorial with Rounded Cushioned Effect
Ruby Red Granite Double Entwined Hearts Memorial
Black Granite Double Heart Memorial with Carved Highlighted Lily
Classic Star Galaxy Granite Heart Cremation Memorial
Black Granite Heart Memorial with Carved Roses
Browse the Range
We offer the finest upright headstones available to Cardiff and beyond. Search now for the perfect tribute to your loved one.
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A full digital catalogue of our dedicated Thornhill memorials range for you to view.
Choosing the Perfect Heart Headstone
The heart symbol carries a rich and intricate history that spans across continents and centuries. The familiar association we now have with love and affection began to take shape in the 15th century and gained widespread popularity across Europe during the 16th century. This representation of love and warmth has made heart-shaped headstones and memorials an exceptionally popular choice.
Among our diverse selection of heart headstone designs, combined with our personalised memorial craftsmanship, you will discover the perfect way to immortalise the cherished memory of a dearly missed individual.
Thornhill memorials has has always been a steadfast presence, serving not only families in South Wales but also extending our reach beyond. With a memorial showroom located in Cardiff, we offer our extensive expertise and unwavering commitment to delivering high-quality memorial services.
If you would like to explore our range of heart headstones further or engage in a detailed discussion about a unique custom design, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our approachable team.
Heart Headstone Materials & Colours
Popular Heart Headstone Materials
Forest of Dean Stone
Popular Heart Headstone Colours
Our selection of colours and shades is extensive, but the availability of options is contingent on the type of memorial material chosen.
Here, you can find a preview of the diverse colors and shades accessible within our granite and natural stone materials.
Yellow (York Stone)
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Fine Craft Etching
Elevate a heart headstone by embellishing it with intricately etched images or photographs, imbuing it with character, personality, and an unrivaled touch of individuality.
Why choose us for your Heart Headstone?
Ability to create bespoke memorials with unrivalled craftsmanship
The Thornhill Memorials’ 30 year memorial guarantee
The Thornhill Memorials’ price promise
Fully accredited by BRAMM
Sterling selection of colours, materials & styles
The Memorial Aftercare® service
Available home visit service
After our team of highly skilled memorial stonemasons meticulously designs and crafts your heart headstone, the next crucial step involves the expert installation of the memorial at your chosen burial site.
Drawing upon our extensive knowledge of cemeteries in and around South Wales, we are uniquely positioned to offer expert guidance and recommendations regarding the most suitable types of upright headstones for the various cemeteries and churchyards in the South Wales area.
When you entrust us with the installation of your upright headstone, you can rest assured that your chosen memorial will be installed with the utmost precision and an unwavering commitment to excellence.
For more information, please feel free to get in touch with us.
We offer a selection of memorial services, designed around you.
The service that provides fully comprehensive maintenance for your loved one’s memorial. We ensure complete peace of mind that the memorial is thoroughly checked, cleaned and cared for.
You never have to worry as StoneGuard’s “All Risks” cover protects and insures your family memorials, old and new. We ensure that any damage to your headstone is covered.
We provide an expert stone restoration service to return your headstone to its former beauty, carried out by our experienced memorial masons, all at a fair price.
Heart Headstone 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 reliable memorial stonemason, there are several important factors to consider. It’s crucial to assess their experience in monumental stonemasonry, any accreditations they may have, their level of craftsmanship, product quality, and familiarity with the cemetery where the headstone will be placed. Equally essential is feeling comfortable working with the stonemasons to design and create the perfect memorial for your loved one.
It’s worth noting that most memorial stonemasons require a deposit upon placing an order. Therefore, it’s essential to have confidence in the stonemasons’ ability to complete the work and remain in business to avoid losing your deposit. Opting for an established memorial mason directly, rather than going through a middleman like a funeral director, can also help avoid additional costs.
Ultimately, selecting a reputable and well-established memorial stonemason will ensure peace of mind and guarantee that your loved one’s memorial is crafted to the highest standard.
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?
Selecting the ideal material for your headstone depends on various factors, such as the style, lettering, carving specifications, colour, texture, and location. Our memorial stonemasonry company offers a wide selection of popular headstone materials, including granite, slate, limestone, york stone, and more. For those looking for a book headstone in a specific colour, granite material is often the best option due to its vast range of colours and shades. However, it’s essential to check if your cemetery has any regulations regarding the acceptable headstone colours.
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 With Your Heart Headstones?
Certainly, all of our Heart headstones as well as any other type of memorial come with our 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.
Can I View Proofs Of The Headstone First?
Prior to production, we can supply you with design proofs of the heart headstone. In the event that you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the design, we can modify the layout or style until it aligns with your specifications. We recognise the importance of crafting the perfect heart headstone for you and your loved one and are dedicated to collaborating with you closely throughout the entire process.
Do You Ship Heart Headstone Orders Overseas?
We have experience in shipping memorials overseas, but it’s important to note that there are additional expenses involved. These may include specialised packaging, insurance, and taxes or fees.
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