Bronze Marker Options

Background Color Options:
Our standard background color for all bronze markers and plaques is dark brown, but light brown and black can also be selected.

  Background Color

Border Options:
As shown in the illustrations, your marker can be ordered with a straight edge (with no border or a raised single or double line) or with a polished or painted bevel edge without a border.


(An additional $100 fee is charged for polished bevel edges since they require extra labor compared to painted bevel edges)



Background Texture Options:
Our standard background texture for all bronze markers and plaques is pebble (also the most popular), but leather and plain backgrounds are also available.



Lettering/Font Style(s):
Most customers choose to let our experienced design team decide which style of lettering or "font" looks most attractive on their marker or plaque depending on the amount of text and type of artwork, but if a preference is desired our standard lettering styles are Times Roman, Helvetica and Optima.

Certain types of script fonts are also relied upon by our designers when they feel it would lend a touch of elegance to a layout, but this kind of lettering is normally used sparingly--for just names or short headlines--since script-style fonts are known for being difficult to read for long blocks of text.


Replaceable Scrolls:

Depending on a cemetery or memorial park's policies, some families are able to purchase a "pre-need" marker for two people called a "companion marker", typically for a husband and wife while one or both are still living.

If one or both of the individuals haven't passed away yet and the ability is desired to add the date(s) of death to the marker later, for an additional charge a replaceable "scroll" (a bronze plate with cast lettering screwed into drilled and tapped holes in the marker) can be ordered.

This scroll normally displays just the person's date-of-birth while he or she is living and when that individual's life has completed the scroll is removed, sent to the foundry (so the original screw holes can be matched up accurately) and replaced with a new scroll that would then display both the date-of-birth and death information.

Examples of how a replaceable scroll looks on a marker are shown at right.

Many cemeteries and memorial parks don't allow bronze markers with these replaceable scrolls or plates, so it's important to confirm with your particular one what their policy is on companion markers.


Photos In Durable Ceramic/Porcelain:

If your cemetery or memorial park allows them, photos--or round 3½" US military service seals--reproduced on durable and brilliant ceramic or porcelain ovals and mounted in open raised bronze frames on a marker are a wonderful way to remember a loved one whether the photo is in full color, black & white or sepia tone (the slightly faded brown color of many old-time photos that represents the unique look of a bygone era).

See our "How To Order" section for the bronze grave markers for more details on how to submit a quality photo to create a ceramic photo.

 3¼" x 4¼" color photo
$195 ea.
 3¼" x 4¼" b&w or sepia-tone photo
$120 ea.
 4¼" x 6" color photo
$230 ea.
 4¼" x 6" b&w or sepia-tone photo
$145 ea.
 3½" color round US military seal
$125 ea.


  Bronze Plaque Grave Marker Ceramic Photos

Bas-Relief Sculptures Are Impressive...And Affordable!
Bas-relief, French for "low relief", is a word used to describe a sculpture which is not free-standing or "in the round" so that it can be seen from all sides, but rather an image--usually of a person--that is partly raised so that it stands out from the background.

Bronze markers or plaques look especially impressive with a bas-relief sculpture and the multi-step process that starts with an artisan creating a mold from one or more photos is actually very affordable, adding just $1,232 for a sculpture 8" high or less (or $1,542 for a sculpture 11" high) to the price of a bronze marker or plaque.

See a start-to-finish example of a bas-relief sculpture at right and contact us if you would like to see a loved one, company founder, historical figure or other important individual depicted forever in timeless bronze.


Optional Removable 9-Inch Bronze Vase:

Due to the rising cost of precious metals and thefts of bronze vases at cemeteries and memorial parks throughout North America, a source of heartache for families and headaches for those managing such properties, Silver Cloud prefers not to offer markers with vases, an all-too-easy target for thieves today.

Also, since the hallmark of our products is the generous amount of text and artwork the bronze markers can accommodate, making allowance for a vase on a marker takes up valuable space from more complete expressions of celebration.

However, if requested, a 9-inch high bronze urn (4½ inches in diameter) is available for $380. If ordered, the bronze flower vase is located within a ring setting on the bronze marker. When the vase is not in use it can be turned upside down to sit level with the surface of the bronze marker to prevent it from filling with water, leaves or dust.