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The Art and Craft of Monumental Masonry at George Stones

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The Art and Craft of Monumental Masonry at George Stones

The Art and Craft of Monumental Masonry at George Stones

At George Stones, we pride ourselves on being more than just monumental stonemasons. We are dedicated artisans committed to crafting lasting tributes that honor the memory of loved ones with elegance and dignity. Our journey in the world of monumental masonry has been defined by a rich history, an unwavering commitment to quality and craftsmanship, and the use of traditional techniques paired with the finest materials.

Our History

George Stones was founded in 1985 in Hungary with a simple mission: to create beautiful and enduring memorials that stand the test of time. In 2001, we moved to Germany, where we gained extensive experience in both traditional and modern designs. This period of growth and learning allowed us to refine our techniques and expand our expertise. Now, we are proud to be operating in Newcastle, where we continue to uphold our commitment to excellence.

Commitment to Quality and Craftsmanship

At the heart of George Stones is a commitment to unparalleled quality and craftsmanship. We believe that a memorial should be as unique as the individual it commemorates. This belief drives us to create headstones that are not only beautiful but also durable and long-lasting.

Our team of skilled artisans takes great pride in their work, paying meticulous attention to every detail. From the initial design to the final installation, we ensure that each step of the process is executed with precision and care. This dedication to excellence is what sets us apart and ensures that every headstone we create is a true work of art.

Traditional Techniques

In a world that is constantly changing, we remain steadfast in our commitment to traditional techniques. At George Stones, we believe that the best way to create a timeless memorial is by using methods that have stood the test of time. Our artisans are trained in the age-old craft of stonemasonry, allowing them to create intricate designs and flawless finishes that modern techniques simply cannot replicate.

One of the hallmarks of our work is the use of 23-carat gold leaf, applied by hand with a brush. This traditional method of gilding is both time- and labor- intensive, but the results are unmatched in their vibrancy and elegance. Unlike gold metallic spray paint, which can fade and tarnish over time, our gold leaf retains its beauty for years when properly cared for.

High-Quality Materials

To create headstones that are both beautiful and durable, we source only the highest quality materials. Our selection of premium stones ensures that each memorial we create is as strong as it is stunning. We work with a variety of stones, including granite and black pearl granite, each chosen for its unique qualities and suitability for different designs.

The use of high-quality materials is complemented by our artisans' expertise in working with these stones. Whether it's carving intricate floral designs, crafting heart-shaped plaques, or creating elegant niche units, our team has the skills and knowledge to bring each design to life with precision and artistry.

A Legacy of Excellence

At George Stones, we are not just creating headstones; we are crafting lasting tributes that honor the lives and memories of loved ones. Our legacy of excellence is built on a foundation of quality, craftsmanship, and tradition. We are proud of the work we do and the impact it has on the families we serve.

As we continue to grow and evolve, we remain committed to our core values and to the art and craft of monumental masonry. Thank you for being a part of our journey, and for trusting us to create beautiful and enduring memorials that stand the test of time.