Custom Memorial Ornamentation and Images On Request

Memorial Ornamentation and Images

Stephen P Gay Memorials Ltd provide bespoke memorial ornamentation and images Gravesend, near Dartford in Kent and the surrounding areas. We are a well-established family-run business and believe a memorial should be a lasting tribute perpetuating a life. Ornamentation adds a highly cherished enhancement to your loved one’s memorial, symbolising an everlasting and special memory of them and their life. When producing personal memorials to celebrate our loved ones, ornaments are deemed precious because they harbour treasured memories and meanings close to our hearts.

Our Memorial Ornamentation and Image Carvers Are Accredited by the National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM)

Being an accredited member of the National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM) is a meaningful testament to the dedication and quality of services provided by Stephen P Gay Memorials Ltd. In times of mourning, when families are dealing with the challenging task of memorialising their loved ones, affiliation with NAMM bears an added layer of importance. Our membership with NAMM underscores our commitment to upholding the highest standards of craftsmanship, integrity, and empathy in the funeral and memorial industry.

When families entrust us with the responsibility of creating a lasting memorial tribute, they can find solace in knowing that our association with NAMM ensures devotion to a strict code of ethics and professionalism. NAMM membership demonstrates our unwavering commitment to quality and excellence. It offers families a sense of reassurance during their difficult journey. It signifies that we hold ourselves to a standard of accountability beyond mere business transactions. We are part of a community of professionals who understand the depth of emotion tied to these memorials and strive to provide comfort and support through our services.

Choosing a memorial ornamentation for a loved one is a significant decision that requires careful consideration and trust. Our affiliation with NAMM empowers families to know that our practices are aligned with an organisation dedicated to promoting best practices, continuous improvement, and compassionate care. It’s a reminder that individuals and businesses stand by your side in times of loss to provide guidance, respect, and understanding. By being a member of NAMM, we further elevate our commitment to serving our community with integrity and tenderness.

We are not just memorial craftsmen; we are compassionate friends on the journey toward creating meaningful tributes that honour and celebrate the lives of those who have passed. Our NAMM affiliation symbolises our promise to provide support, guidance, and comfort to you and our family when it matters most.

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We’re Here To Discuss Your Headstone Requirements Compassionately

Contact us today to book an appointment to learn more about our headstones and other memorials

Trusted Ornamentation & Memorial Imagery In Gravesend

Headstone ornamentation is a straightforward way of adding a personal touch to the gravestone of a recently lost loved one. The perfect memorial ornament is a unique focal point and a proper tribute to your loved one. While it may be tricky to envision what single object could conceivably encapsulate the life of your loved one, we hope that browsing through our vast array of memorial ornaments will deliver inspiration and that you will discover one that will act as an apt monument. Each memorial is of the highest quality, with an exquisite finish on all the fine details. Our headstone image engraving services create a beautiful look for any cemetery memorial.

Our team at Stephen P Gay Memorials Ltd offers a broad range of customisable ornamentations & images for you to pick from.  We ensure you get the elegance, beauty, and design you wish for your loved one via our experienced team of stonemasons.

Our range of memorial ornaments include:

  • Carved ornamentation, either painted or unpainted finish
  • Etchings 
  • Photo plaques
  • Grave ornaments
  • Memorial Statues
  • Ledger slabs in a range of materials, including granite, marble and slate
  • Glass chipping infills and top-ups in an assortment of colours
  • Vases and replacement vase inserts

If you would like to have a carving added to the memorial of an ornament that was personal to your late loved one, we can hand carve, sandblast or hand etch a symbol or object of your choosing. Whether it be a bird, blooms, or an individual design you wish to add to your loved one’s memorial, our devoted and skilled craftsmen are adept at impressive and finely detailed ornamentations.

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We Listen Actively

We take pride in our empathetic approach, actively listening to your stories and wishes, ensuring that every element of the memorial truly reflects the life and spirit it commemorates. Our commitment lies in helping you craft memorial ornamentation and images Gravesend that resonate with your family, friends, and loved ones but also capture the essence of the person you are honouring.

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Qualified & Trusted

We employ qualified stone masons, craftsmen, and BRAMM-accredited memorial and headstone fixers with many years of experience and knowledge. We are also members of the National Association of Memorial Masons and RQMF (Register of Qualified Memorial Fixers). We can provide you with the highest possible quality of memorial workmanship. We have built a long-standing and trusting affinity with all communities and faiths.

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Sympathetic & Sensitive

At Stephen P Gay Memorials Ltd, our caring & sincere team have a sensitive and compassionate touch that goes a long way during moments of bereavement. Our private consultations are here to help you and your family create a truly memorable cremation or memorial service for your past loved one.

Our Highly Skilled Stonemasons Can Flawlessly Craft Precisely What Your Heart Desires.

Memorials and Gravestone Ornamentation Gravesend

We can carve your desired ornamentation into the stone without any colour or paint it with your chosen colour. Design considerations are, however, subject to churchyard regulations. We will counsel you through this process to ensure you satisfy the churchyard’s requirements and receive an enchanting ornament to accompany your loved one’s personal memorial. If you wish to supply us with your own photo, we can reproduce your image with a hand-etched portrait. Alternatively, we can accommodate this option if you want a photo plaque added.  Alongside inscriptions, you may also wish to blend a motif or picture onto the memorial. We refer to these additions as ornamentation. As long as cemetery/churchyard regulations permit, we can carve virtually any image into the stone, from birds to royal military badges, in full colour or black and white. We take pride in carving the most meaningful symbols onto your loved one’s stone.

Here is a selection of the ornamentations we regularly craft to complement personal memorial designs beautifully. The designs you see here are only a sample of the many options we can create for your loved one.

We’re Sure You’ll Really Love Our Bespoke Headstones & Memorials

Creating quality churchyard memorials and cemetery memorials Gravesend, is not just what we do at Stephen P Gay Memorials Ltd, it’s who we are. Memorial stonemasonry has been in our family since 1982. For more than 40 years, we have helped people to create unique and personal memorials.

Heartfelt Messages From Valued Customers

What Our Clients Say

Offering a full headstone and memorial service from the design and engraving to delivery and installation, all conducted by BRAMM-accredited fitters with decades of experience. We take immense pride in providing the highest-quality individually crafted memorials in assorted Granite, Marble, Slate, or Yorkshire stones. We offer families a unique opportunity to create a healing memorial after a loss.

My only daughter died in May this year in very tragic circumstances. Stephen and the team were amazing. They ensured the funeral was perfect, they were professional and compassionate and did everything possible to ensure my wishes were met. There is so much comfort derived from dealing with a family run business.

Stephanie E


I would like to thank these guys for the beautiful funeral we had for my Mother, there professionalism from start to finish is outstanding, as we had never experienced this before we were uncertain what had to be done and they dealt with everything which was a big weight of our minds. Nina was always on the end of the phone when needed and nothing was too much trouble, the funeral went ahead without any problems and was absolutely beautiful. Thank you guys from the bottom of our hearts.

Susan Marsh


Easy to talk to very understanding service is second to none at such a hard time highly recommend they do has much or has little has you want can’t say enough about them except thankyou.

Claire M


Create The Perfect Headstone Or Memorial For Your Loved One Today

Contact Us For A Private Consultation

Stephen P Gay Memorials Ltd are proud to create custom headstones and memorials on request. Any size headstone, memorial, or plaque handcrafted out of any material and to suit any taste. Our highly skilled stonemasons can perfectly craft exactly what you want.