Bronze Plaques For One Person
Bronze Plaques For One Person
The beauty and elegance of a Bronze Plaque is truly captured when designed for one single individual. Your loved one’s name, important dates, and favorite raised border will be prominently displayed for generations after generations to remember and honor.
No matter if you are constructing this bronze plaque for specific loved one or a community hero, we source all of our premium bronze from right here in the USA.
In this article we are going to cover
Bronze Plaque Sizing
Typically, a bronze memorial plaque for a single person is custom fit to a Mausoleum Burial Panel (28″ x 16″ at least). These Bronze Plaques make for a subtle but profound representation of your loved one’s life story. As far as the actual size of the bronze, we prefer to leave a 2″ margin around all sides of the burial panel.
This means that for a 28″ x 16″ panel, the actual bronze face will be 24″ x 12″. This 24×12 is the smallest we can make a bronze marker to fit within the bronze plaque specifications of Northern California Cemeteries.
For custom or private cemeteries or gardens, we highly recommend you reach out for a quote so that we can design a custom solution for you.
Basic Bronze Memorial Plaque Design
In designing our Bronze Plaques, we begin with your loved one’s information (Full name, Date of birth, & Date of Passing) and expand the design from that centered point. Most of the Bronze Memorial Plaques we design end up with a signifying border, and emblems of descriptive phrases that help tell the story of your loved one. While space may be limited, we are able to maximize it, and create a design that captures the essence of their story.
Almost all of the bronze plaques we design will have the letters, numbers, and/or signifying elements in raised and polish to protrude from the darkened bronze field. The darkened field aids in adding contrast, thereby allowing your/their chosen words and text to stand out.
The finished design is then sent to our artisan bronze forge. Here, the design is cast from a bronze mold, and is then shipped back to us for mounting and setting. Upon arrival, your new bronze is mounted on the granite memorial of your choosing and is set in place at the head of your loved one’s mausoleum panel.
Additional Features of Bronze Plaques
Before we can complete your design, we need to make you aware of the full host of options available. A bronze plaque for one person needs to be completely different than that of the next. To accomplish this, we need your help in telling your loved one’s unique story so that their bronze memorial shines uniquely their own way.
In order to make your loved one’s plaque more unique, you have the option to add design elements that represent something that was meaningful to the recently departed. This can be words, quotes, lyrics, or even text from their favorite holy scripture to the design. If space allows, there are other grave markers add-ons that stand out more. We will discuss these in the next section.
Bronze Plaque Accessories
While for many, Bronze Plaques are traditional and timeless, others may feel that a little extra flare is needed in order to do their loved one’s story justice. One way to accomplish that extra pizzazz is to add a porcelain cameo or a bronze vase to the design. Throughout San Fransisco Bay we certainly have the people in our lives with big personality, and these design elements are just the thing to help tell their stories.
Our porcelain cameo portraits are a special inlay of a full color portrait of your loved one living their best life. The best part is, these portraits are guaranteed to last as long as the bronze it sits on.
The bronze vases are meant to either be inlayed to the bronze plaque, or attached off to the side for larger granite mausoleum panels that allow for the room.
For more on our Bronze Memorial Accessories please read our article on it here.
More often than not, if you are placing a bronze plaque in memorial at a public mausoleum, the cemetery will have already chosen the theme and granite color used through out. In this case you would not be able to choose a granite color to go behind your chosen design.
We list our colors here for those who are placing their plaque in the flat grave markers section of the cemetery.
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"A quality Bronze Plaque Design requires a quality Monument Builder"
At Bras & Mattos monuments, we pride ourselves on delivering Slant Headstones at affordable prices. No matter the monument or memorial, you can be sure that with your help on the design, your loved one will be remembered with the perfect headstone for their memorial plot. Thus allowing future generations to remember the legacy and story through their quality memorial.To learn more and see our full memorial design process, please view our Youtube Channel