A monument can come in many types and styles. There are different sizes, shapes, finishes, and colors. They may display statues, crosses or flowers for example. Most professional monument companies can create almost any design and engrave almost any inscription. The designs and inscriptions are limited by the size of the monument. Hearts, angels, crosses, and Jesus are some of the more popular designs. Most monuments in cemeteries are made of granite. Granite is one of the hardest stones known to man. Monuments can also be made of marble or bronze. They are very durable materials as well.
Prices of monuments vary. They can cost anywhere from $500 up to $2000-$3000 (and more) for a single upright monument depending on the stone quality and workmanship required.