Upright Monuments: These consist of two main pieces: the upright portion (called a die or tablet) and the bottom portion (called a base). Flower vases are a common option and can be added on one or both ends.
Slant Monuments: A slant monument has a steeply angled face but the back is perpendicular. The top of the slant is much thinner than the bottom. Slants may be used by themselves, or they may be placed on a base. The traditional style has a front nosing while the western style does not.
Bevel Monuments: Bevels, also called Pillow markers, are very simple memorials. The most common has a straight angled top surface. The back is generally two inches taller than the front.
Grass Markers: Grass markers, also known as flat or flush markers, derive their name from the fact that they are normally installed into the ground, with only the top face showing. They are the simplest form of granite memorials and they are typically all straight without angled surfaces.