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The History of Urns

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A cremation urn otherwise known as a funerary urn or burial urn is a type of vessel. These vessels are commonly used in burials to hold the cremated ashes of a loved one. Throughout history religion has been known to use urns to house vital organs and/or property of a deceased and then place them around the deceased's coffin.   Read More . . .

Advantages of using an experienced local stone mason

Friday, March 24, 2017

Using a local stonemason for a memorial or headstone has many advantages over ordering a product from an unknown supplier on the internet. The most obvious reason that comes to mind is that you can easily discuss and customise your design choices with someone who understands your needs.   Read More . . .

Headstone restorations

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Our stonemasons recently completed work on several headstone restoration projects in Brisbane cemeteries, carefully restoring the original grandeur to century old memorials.   Read More . . .

Recent memorial restoration projects

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Over time memorials, headstones, and monuments wear, fade, and can become damaged. Natural elements such as rain, wind, and the sun wreak havoc on stone and inscriptions. Brisbane's oldest cemetery, Toowong Cemetery, is 151 years old this year which means there are thousands of ageing gravestones and memorials in this and many of the other older cemeteries across the city.   Read More . . .

Using greyscale imaging to create beautiful bronze plaques

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Using an image in the design of a bronze plaque can add the ultimate personal touch to your loved one's memorial. Thanks to advances in the use of grayscale imaging we can create detailed pictures of just about anything on bronze to create beautiful memorial plaques.   Read More . . .

Authorised monumental masons for the Brisbane City Council

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

MMS Memorials is an authorised monumental mason for the current and historic cemeteries throughout Brisbane City Council. This means our stonemasons are trusted to work with historic, heritage-listed graves, some dating from the 1800's as well as crafting new memorials to position amongst those already established.   Read More . . .

Maori headstone designs

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Maori culture has a very strong set of traditions associated with a loved one passing away. At MMS Memorials, we offer a range of designs for Maori headstones so your family can individually personalise their memorial. Some of our customers request traditional Maori designs to incorporate in the headstone or gravestone including:   Read More . . .

How damaged is too damaged? Headstone repairs

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

One of the most beautiful things about working with a natural product like stone is the unique way each piece ages. A marble benchtop in a busy kitchen will develop marks from many meals lovingly prepared for a family or a stone vanity can, with regular use, begin to show more delicate veining details. The ageing effect is never more pronounced than with stone which is constantly exposed to the elements like headstones and gravestones  Read More . . .

Headstone wording ideas

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Deciding what to write on your loved one's headstone can be an emotionally difficult task. Finding the right words to express their life can seem impossible. Sometimes using a short headstone quote can simplify the process, much can be conveyed by using a few well-chosen words.   Read More . . .

Stonemason factory tour

Thursday, October 08, 2015

We recently had a visit from the paparazzi. It makes sense really, we can't believe we haven't been spotted before. Where else would you go to see the best rock stars in the city (pun intended.) We've got a workshop full of them!   Read More . . .