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The Benefits of Using Bronze for Memorials

Headstones, grave markers and even urns allow you to commemorate the life of a loved one, reflecting their unique personality and their contribution to your life. One of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make is what material you’ll choose for a memorial, and one of the best options is bronze. Read on to discover the many distinct benefits of bronze memorials so you can determine whether it’s the best option for someone who’s made a special impact in your life.


Memorials should be made to last, and durability is one of the key reasons why you should use bronze for memorials. Bronze is a metal alloy that contains copper, tin and other metals. Its high copper content provides a protective layer that resists the effects of corrosion and other forms of wear and tear due to environmental factors. Bronze memorials retain their shape and their beauty through the ages, so you can always rest assured that your loved one’s memorial will stand the test of time and serve as a permanent reminder of their life.

Easy maintenance

Bronze memorials require very minimal maintenance. The material’s protective coating prevents oxidation from ruining the appearance of a headstone or grave marker. Occasional cleaning may be required to preserve their shine. All it takes is a soft cloth, non-ionic soap and distilled water, as well as a light touch, to get a bronze memorial shiny and clean. Compared to other memorial options like marble and granite, maintenance for bronze is a breeze.

Variety of memorial types

Bronze is ideal for a variety of memorials beyond standard plaques with inscriptions. Many people are choosing to add bronze statuary to personalize a headstone or grave marker. If your loved one has chosen cremation for final disposition, a bronze cremation urn can be made in a variety of shapes and styles and will retain its beauty throughout the ages.


One of the benefits of bronze memorials is that they give you greater options for creativity in design. Bronze is easily customizable—many people add a removable plate or scroll to a headstone or grave marker, and details of a surviving spouse, child or other loved one can be added in the future. The casting process even gives you the opportunity to add intricate details and fine artwork, which is a great way to add a personal touch to a memorial. You have the flexibility to add inscriptions, anecdotes or relief decoration to commemorate your loved ones in the ways you see fit.

Timeless appeal

Bronze has been used for memorials of all shapes and sizes for centuries because it has a timeless appearance that even looks good as patina develops over time. If you want to commemorate your loved ones with a memorial featuring a timeless, much-loved material, bronze is truly the ultimate choice.

Why should you use bronze for memorials? In short, in terms of durability and timeless appeal, there’s really no better option. Commemorate your loved ones the way you see fit with help from the experts at Harsha Monument Co. We’re here to help you make the right choice for this important decision.