Pricing is determined by three main factors:
Granite comes from all over the world with each varying in price. Some of these granites are less abundant and far denser than others, thus heavier and cost more to freight. The size of the monument is up to each customer. Obviously a much larger monument will cost more, but a marker twice as large as another is generally around 60% more in price rather than double. With more shape and polished finishes, more workmanship goes into making the marker more intricate. Traditionally, in this area, upright monuments are polished on the front and back surfaces. For a more distinguished look, the top, sides and even cut-in angles can be polished.