Incorporating Jones and Travers

Stone Masons Blog

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 . . .

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 . . .

Stylish letterbox created from stone offcuts

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Looking for a way to personalise your front yard without spending a fortune on landscaping? Why not create a one of a kind, original letterbox from a beautiful stone off cut. One of our directors, Cliff, did exactly that for his home.   Read More . . .

What to include on a headstone

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Traditionally a headstone contains details such as the name of the loved one and the date of their birth and death. However, there are many other ways you can personalise a headstone to help remember their life and accomplishments.   Read More . . .

The beauty of marble - where it all starts

Thursday, November 20, 2014

This amazing video of the cutting of Carrara marble is nothing short of spectacular. If you have ever wondered what marble looks like before it gets skillfully crafted into a benchtop, dining table or monument, this is a must watch.   Read More . . .

Headstone inscriptions in any language

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Australia has an amazing multi-cultural society, our diverse population is made up of many cultures from around the globe. Over 200 languages are spoken in Australia today including Italian, Mandarin, German, Greek, Cantonese, Arabic and Vietnamese.* With this diversity comes the need to cater for memorial, headstone, and monument inscriptions in many languages.   Read More . . .

Pet memorial ideas

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Losing a pet can be a very difficult time for those involved. The sense of loss can be overwhelming, often having somewhere to remember your pet can help family and friends during the grieving process.   Read More . . .

Experts in marble restoration

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Marble is an extremely hard wearing material but unfortunately, it's not totally invincible. Factors such as weather, age, fire, accidents and pure neglect can all cause damage to your stonework. Thankfully with the skills of an experienced stonemason even the most worn, chipped or damaged marble can be repaired or restored to almost original condition.   Read More . . .

Stonemasons - The art of engraving

Friday, November 30, 2012

Stonemasons have many different skills which they use to create stone into beautiful benchtops, fireplaces, tables, splashbacks and bar tops. A stonemason skill which is not often used in homes but in many other places is the art of stone engraving.   Read More . . .