Most orders, as well as continued contact with relatives is done by phone and email. Some wish for an initial meeting, but not everyone is able to come to us in Stockholm. We work together with SBF (Sveriges Begravningsbyråers Förbund), who are able to provide our gravestones through their funeral homes.
After initial contact with the client we make a sketch following their requests. If it is an order from our existing collection, the client will choose a font as well as what the stone will say: names, dates, a poem or something else. If it is an order for a uniquely created gravestone it might be of help to read: “Creating a Unique Gravestone in Glass.” When the sketch is done it is sent to the cemetery administration in question for approval. Once the order is placed, we continue to exchange ideas and suggestions, until the design is as good as it can be.
Then the order is sent to Glasriket and when the gravestone is done it is delivered to the cemetery.
Once the gravestone is done and has been delivered to the cemetery the staff there will be in charge of mounting it. Some relatives wish to be present when the gravestone is placed.
Many experience this as a beautiful and important moment and it becomes a part of the grieving process.
Some choose to both collect the gravestone, either in Småland or in Stockholm, and to handle the mounting themselves. Therefore we cannot give an exact price for delivery or mounting, as it varies.
Creating a Unique Gravestone in Glass
Either you can choose a gravestone from our collection or you can bring your own ideas for the design. If you do, it might be helpful to consider a few things. The colour of the gravestone: light or dark, discreet or colourful. Motif: plants, objects or something else. Text: names, dates, maybe a few words or a poem. Font: what colour and the design of the letters: print or longhand, straight or swirly, small or large letters. The variations are endless when you design a gravestone.
It is important that the final design corresponds to the client’s idea and that the result is as good as possible. Many times the gravestone will be so beautiful and lovely that reality exceeds the imagination.
“Allt stort som som sker i världen,
sker först i någon människas fantasi”
“I dream of an art so transparent
that you can look through and see the world”