How Much Does Gravestone Engraving Cost?

Gravestone engraving is the process of engraving a tombstone with a message, date of birth, and date of death of a deceased person.  Most engraving can be completely customized to your standards:  You will be able to choose the wording, the font, the size, and whether you want any type of picture or emblem on the tombstone.  The cost of engraving a tombstone will widely vary depending on who is performing the engraving, the size of the tombstone and the amount of engraving that has to be done.

Robin Lynne Simmons gravestone by Avicennasis3000, on Flickr
Robin Lynne Simmons gravestone” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Avicennasis3000

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Average Reported Cost: $314.5

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Less Expensive $1 $1.5K $3K $5K $6.5K More Expensive $8k

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  1. louis rossi (fall river,  Massachusetts) paid $200 and said:


    Was it worth it? Yes

  2. annemarie (ridgewood,  New York) paid $429 and said:

    Have received two quotes so far for a simple one line granite aaprox 2 inch, year 8 letter name and year. thats all thats needed stone already has family name on it.

    Was it worth it? No

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