Blog – Art in Stone
May 25, 2021
headstone inscriptions

All about headstone Inscriptions

Choosing the type of fonts can really set the tone of a memorial. Most inscriptions are usually set in a bold serif font suchas Times New Roman, Goudy Old Style or Bookman Demi with an average height 40-50mm for the names and around20mm (minimum of 15mm) for the body text. […]
May 25, 2021
Spickman-Nisbett Cementery Restoration

Spickman – Nisbett Cemetery Restoration Project

In December 2019 the remains of a 178-year old family graveyard which threatened to spill out over State Highway 10 were relocated to Kaeo Public Cemetery. The remains belonged to the early settler Spickman - Nisbett family and were disinterred by archaeologists in accordance with all related legislation and moved to the historic area of the Kaeo Public Cemetery.
March 26, 2021
Headstone Inscription

10 Tips for Choosing Headstone Inscription/Epitaphs for Loved Ones

The task of designing a memorial can be a daunting one. Our aim is to work with you to create a headstone inscription that will bring you comfort and joy. We see so many people come to us feeling a mixture of anxiety and sorrow as they don’t know where […]
May 25, 2020
Artinstone Granite headstone Making Process

Our Process

Choosing the right headstone It is important, when choosing a headstone, to take into account which any cemetery bylaws, and to consider who will be carrying out the installation. If it is going into a council owned cemetery or a local cemetery controlled by a trust it is important to […]
May 10, 2020
Artinstone Granite headstone Selection process

Pitting on Granite Headstones

Northland headstone companies aim to provide the highest quality granites.   Nevertheless, when purchasing a headstone, check to see there is no pitting on the surface of the granite.   If you stand so that light is reflecting off the stone you might be able to see the tiny pit holes.  This […]
May 2, 2020
Artinstone Granite headstone

5 Things you need to know before buying a headstone online

New and impressive websites are popping up with prospective buyers totally unaware that some of these companies have little to no experiences to carry out the job. Often these new websites are high profile in attempt to get the best exposure. It’s really important to know that you are dealing […]
May 2, 2020
Art in stone we are open

Ordering a Headstone Online during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Lock down has given us time to recover from busy schedules, to reflect and to re-think how we can do things differently.   Here at Art In Stone NZ Ltd we are continually trying to offer the best customer care and service possible while offering the highest quality headstones at affordable […]