Many pet owners have a powerful connection with their animals. So when a pet is lost, it’s normal to be upset. Others may not be able to appreciate the nature of your loss, but it’s nothing to be ashamed of. You happen to value animals in your life – and you feel that you’ve lost a treasured part of it.
For so many pet owners, their animal is not merely a dog, cat or bunny. The animal is like extended family, so when they pass away, it’s a severe trauma that can take some time to recover from. It may be that the animal played such an unusually important part in your day-to-day life – for instance, a guide dog – that the relationship will be a difficult one to fully replace. You’ll never have exactly the same understanding with another pet (or so you feel, at the moment). You’ve lost a companion; it may feel like losing a work colleague or a partner in life. Maybe if the pet struggled with long-term illness, and achieved several recoveries, then the bond will be a particularly strong one.
Cats and Dogs are among the most popular pets in the United Kingdom and with that in mind these types of pets are sadly lost every single day and leave family’s heart broken, we at Rustic Stone know from firsthand experience exactly how hard it can be for you and your family when your canine or feline passes, our staff are all animal and pet lovers ourselves. Because we have been in business for over a decade we have the compassion and experience to make purchasing a memorial for your dog or cat that much easier, simple give us a call and we try and assist you as much as we can without any hassle.
Should you need ideas for designing your headstone or plaque then we have listed a few within this collection which should help you, again if you have any questions simply give us a call.
Garden Flowerbed Headstone for Canines
This lovely dog memorial stone is a medium sized product that is created from a solid Welsh Slate. The font you see used here is Monotype Corsiva, and is filled in with white paint, which is a good contrasting colour.
Losing a Pet by any means puts the whole family on strain; at Rustic Stone we have been making garden pet memorials in many forms such as stone gravestones, headstones, plaques and markers for many years. We strongly believe that we are one of the best engraving stone providers in this kind of business due to the sheer amount of experience we have. We have out lasted our online competitors by always providing excellent customer service as well as a product the customer wants, also our prices are always kept competitive and if you find cheaper which offers the same quality we would like to hear about it and maybe offer some kind of price match.
Amber Grave Marker
This pet grave marker stone is a nice way to memorialise your beloved pet with a discrete but pretty marker. The pet grave marker stone shown here has the dimensions of 400mm x 150mm. While this free standing sold Welsh Slate stone is smaller than the others, this serves a purpose as the stone was to be displayed under a low hanging tree where the pet was buried – her favorite spot in the garden.
It’s extremely hard when you lose someone so close to you, at Rustic Stone we have the dedication, compassion and experience to make purchasing as simple and as hassle free as possible with over 10,000 sales we are one of the best online retailers for stone memorials and we are proud of that, we hope that this article gives you some insight into the remembrances we sell which will help you recover and have somewhere to go to remember your lost one. If you like some of the items displayed on this page and would like something similar then please get in touch with our friendly online sales team and we will try to assist you any way we can.
Resting in Peace
This unique stone was designed for Brian Kelly who was born in 1943 and sadly passed in 1999, made from solid unpolished and handpicked slate from a quarry in North wales and then engraved and hand finished in our workshops shows the craftsmanship, care and time we spend making our memorials perfect for your loved ones. Our memorial stones or plaques look absolutely great on top of gravel beds or grass.
We are extremely proud of every modern, contemporary and quirky house sign or plaque we make here at Rustic Stone, we have been doing so for over a decade and have seen many competing companies fall while we go from strength to strength.
Below you can find many examples of our work that we have sold, delivered and had customer feedback from. If you like any of the designs and items shown on this page and would like something similar then please don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and give us a call, we look forward from hearing from you.
We received an order for a But n Ben cottage, the order came from a customer located in Perthshire for a slate house sign for his But n Ben Cottage in the Highlands. we never heard of this phrase before now and therefore we had to this it up.
If your also wondering what is a But n Ben, it means a two room house, But is the living room and Ben is the bedroom, Now supposedly more common as a holiday home, the phrase is in decline, unfortunately… but none the less its an interesting fact.. Houses used to be much small than they are made today.
Below you can view the lovely images of our product and the customer’s lovely home.
It’s not very often that we get asked to make gifts and presents from stone since many people stick to main stream retailers, which really is a big shame since we offer unique stone gifts that not only surprise the person but will last for many decades if not hundreds of years.
Below you can discover just some of our stone ideas and actual items we have made and sold to our customers, if you have an idea why not let us know and we will try our hardest to cater for your requirements.
Hand finished slate cheeseboard with carved holly design. A nice idea for Christmas that isn’t so Christmassy that it couldn’t be used for other occasions such as a wedding present.
We really enjoy making commemorative plaques and makers in a variety of stones, we often get to make some really delightful items such as the Pack It In stone which you can view below along with many more examples of the quality workmanship we provide in every single sale we make.
Pack It In Marker
This was really great fun to work on, this design was born of a charismatic lady who, in a playful way, would raise her hand and say “Pack it in” as if to say stop or I will whack you! The lighthearted manor of this stone would, as the customer said, “Raise a tear or two and a smile” from visiting relatives who remembered the character.
We often get many orders for businesses use here at Rustic Stone from companies that are looking for a unique and elegant look. Our signs are perfect for all businesses and commercial buildings addresses, It is worth noting that most companies like to look modern most of the time unless they are selling vintage items, if your business is looking for some contemporary or modern signage then we recommend natural plaques, if you’re looking for an old vintage feel ideal for businesses such as farms, pubs, and animal rescues etc. we highly advise our natural stone plaques.
Below you can find examples of our completed work for customers and some experiment work we have tried and test.
Nicholas King Homes
In dealing with bereavement, it’s important to recognise that the same method won’t work for everybody. There is no right or wrong way. Often, a simple acceptance of reality has to be the key. Nothing and nobody can bring back your loved one, or turn back the clock. You are left with memories. Many people struggle greatly with thoughts of things they regret saying or doing in years past. But this is futile behavior. Above all, you must try to live in the here and now. Be thankful that such a fantastic character entered your world. Believe that you can provide the same positive contribution to the lives of others. Remember, in the end, everything is temporary. We all sometimes pretend that we know exactly what we’re doing on this planet, but life is truly a mystery to every human, whether they openly admit that, or not!
We at Rustic Stone fully understand the grief and devastation a loved one passing can cause to a person. We ensure our dedication and passion are put into all of our unique and a personal memorial stones, to make sure that the memory is always with you.
All of our stones that we work with and make into a personal, engraved remembrance memorial are handpicked from a quarry situated in North Wales. We only use specific types of stone for our memorials as we believe this gives our customers a high and professional standard for their personal stone.
The memorial stones we specialise in are marble, sandstone and slate. There are a number of other materials that are used that we do not sell these include: Granite, Limestone, Wood, Plastic, Metal and even Glass. Below you can find out a little bit about each memorial material type.
Granite is an extremely hard stone and is very tough and ideal for memorial uses, it was not until the late 1880’s that this type of stone became widely used for gravestones due to the lack of tools on the market, hand crafting this stone without sandblasting techniques was extremely difficult.
You will normally find granite memorials in church graveyards and in headstone form rather than plaques. Generally granite gravestones come in many colours to choose from making this one of the most popular choices of types of memorials, grey tends to be the most common but you can find many other colours such as: Star galaxy, Black, Ornate Visage Blue, Red, Blue Pearl, Dark grey, Tropical Green, Light Grey, Balmorals, Mervyns Grey, Surf Grey, Cashmere White, Silver Grey, Lavender Blue, Glensby, Emerald Green, Ocean Green, Sapphire Brown, Cats Eye, Paradise, Starlight, Dark Grey.
Granite Memorial Example