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Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have a unique design concept in mind, have encountered a memorial vase design elsewhere that inspires your creativity, or are enthusiastic about exploring personalised choices for memorial vases. Our team of proficient stonemasons has the expertise to create a bespoke vase that perfectly matches your specifications and preferences. Contact us today to get started.

Experience a unique and heartfelt way to celebrate the life of a beloved individual through our exceptional collection of memorial vases.

Our team of skilled artisans, devoted to the art of memorial craftsmanship, meticulously handcrafts each personalized memorial vase with careful attention to detail. This ensures a high-quality finish that beautifully captures and reflects your cherished memories.

Explore our diverse range of pre-designed memorial vases, known for their charm and intricate hand-carved artistry.

Additionally, we provide the option to design a custom memorial vase, creating a truly distinctive tribute.

It would be our honor to assist you in creating a fitting memorial vase, allowing you to elegantly preserve the memory of your loved one with grace and distinction.

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Choosing a Memorial Vase

Memorial vases carry deep symbolic significance across diverse cultures, symbolising reverence, remembrance, and the lasting legacy of our dear ones.

Choose from our extensive selection of pre-made and custom memorial vase designs. Our adept team of memorial designers and craftsmen is ready to collaborate with you, crafting a personalised tribute that mirrors your loved one’s distinctive personality and treasured memories.

At Summers rest assured that each memorial vase is crafted with meticulous care, serving as a timeless and heartfelt tribute. Trust us to ensure that their memory endures for generations to come.

Memorial Vase Materials & Colours

Explore our assortment of memorial vases, meticulously crafted and adorned with a variety of materials and finishes. Our collection includes specific options featuring a broad spectrum of colours and tones.

When it comes to crafting memorial vases, virtually any design can be realised using a range of stone materials. Durable options like granite, available in a captivating array of colors, provide versatility.

In contrast, the artistry of memorial vases is predominantly showcased in softer stone materials such as limestone and sandstone.

Each material boasts distinct advantages—whether it’s an enticing visual appeal, the ease of intricate carving, or minimal maintenance requirements, defining unique attributes for each type.


Granite cremation memorial material


Limestone cremation memorial material


York Stone cremation memorial material

York Stone

White Marble cremation memorial material

White Marble

Portland Stone cremation memorial material

Portland Stone

Forest of Dean cremation memorial material

Forest of Dean Stone

Sandstone cremation memorial material


Nabresina cremation memorial material

Nabresina Stone

Welsh Slate cremation memorial material

Welsh Slate

Granite cremation memorial material


Limestone cremation memorial material


York Stone cremation memorial material

York Stone

White Marble cremation memorial material

White Marble

Portland Stone cremation memorial material

Portland Stone

Forest of Dean cremation memorial material

Forest of Dean Stone

Sandstone cremation memorial material


Nabresina cremation memorial material

Nabresina Stone

Welsh Slate cremation memorial material

Welsh Slate


We offer a wide variety of colors and shades, with available options depending on the type of memorial material you select.

Here, you can have a sneak peek at the various colors and shades available in our granite and natural stone materials.

Black granite cremation memorial stone colour


Light grey granite cremation memorial stone colour

Light Grey

Dark grey granite cremation memorial stone colour

Dark Grey

Avon Grey granite cremation memorial stone colour

Avon Grey

Star Galaxy granite cremation memorial stone colour

Star Galaxy

Brown granite cremation memorial stone colour


Bahama Blue granite cremation memorial stone colour

Bahama Blue

Blue Pearl granite cremation memorial stone colour

Blue Pearl

Ruby Red granite cremation memorial stone colour

Ruby Red

Balmoral Red granite cremation memorial stone colour

Balmoral Red

Twilight Red granite cremation memorial stone colour

Twilight Red

Teak granite cremation memorial stone colour


Pink granite cremation memorial stone colour


Emerald Pearl granite cremation memorial stone colour

Emerald Pearl

Fir Green granite cremation memorial stone colour

Fir Green

Imperial Green granite cremation memorial stone colour

Imperial Green

Ocean Green granite cremation memorial stone colour

Ocean Green

Tropical Green granite cremation memorial stone colour

Tropical Green

Yellow York Stone cremation memorial stone colour

Yellow (York Stone)

White sandstone cremation memorial stone colour


White Marble cremation memorial stone colour

White Marble

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We are here to graciously answer any enquiries you might have regarding memorial vases

To explore further information about our memorial vases options, please don’t hesitate to contact us and arrange an appointment today.


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Welsh three feathers symbol as a fine craft etching on a black granite stone cremation memorial


Elevate a memorial vase by embellishing it with intricately crafted etchings of images or photographs, imbuing it with individual personality, character, and an unmatched sense of distinctiveness.


  • Established memorial masons since 1906
  • Ability to create bespoke memorials with unrivalled craftsmanship
  • Over 110 years of industry experience
  • The Summers 30 year memorial guarantee
  • The Summers price promise
  • Fully accredited by BRAMM
  • A remarkable selection of colours, materials & styles
  • The Memorial Aftercare® service
  • Available home visit service
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Installation Services

Once our team of highly skilled memorial stonemasons has meticulously designed and crafted your memorial vase, the next vital step involves the expert installation of the vase at your chosen burial site.

With our deep knowledge of the cemeteries in and around Bristol, we are uniquely positioned to offer expert guidance and recommendations regarding the most suitable types of memorial vases for various cemeteries and churchyards in the Bristol area.

When you entrust us with the installation of your memorial vase, you can find reassurance in knowing that your selected vase will be installed with the utmost precision and an unwavering commitment to excellence.

For further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.




How Do I Choose A Memorial Vase?

Choosing the perfect memorial vase can be a meaningful process, given the multitude of available designs, materials, and colours. It’s quite common for customers to seek our guidance when making this important decision.

To begin, it would be worthwhile for you to download our brochure, which offers a comprehensive overview of various memorial vase styles, materials, and examples. Many customers approach us with specific ideas they’ve envisioned or even images they’ve come across, and this is absolutely welcome.

Our experienced design team and skilled artisans are adept at bringing your unique concepts to life. Additionally, you can gather inspiration by exploring memorial vases both online and at local cemeteries.

To receive personalised assistance and view our memorial vases in person, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with one of our advisors. This step can significantly aid you in selecting a fitting memorial vase to honour and remember your loved ones.

What Should I Look For When Choosing A Memorial Stonemason?

When seeking a reputable memorial stonemason company, several crucial factors should guide your decision-making process.

Begin by conducting thorough research into their experience in monumental stonemasonry, certifications, craftsmanship, product quality, and their knowledge of the specific cemetery where the headstone will be placed. Equally vital is your personal rapport with the stonemasons, as you should feel both confident and comfortable while collaborating on the design and creation of your memorial.

Another key consideration is the requirement for an upfront deposit when placing your order. This underscores the importance of having unwavering confidence in the memorial stonemasons’ ability to complete the project in your local memorial ground while maintaining their business’s stability, preventing the unfortunate loss of your deposit.

Opting to work directly with an experienced and well-established memorial mason, rather than involving an intermediary like a funeral director or middle provider, allows direct communication with the artisans responsible for crafting your memorial. This choice can potentially help you avoid additional costs that might otherwise arise, such as commissions or extra fees imposed by a middle party.

Ultimately, your peace of mind hinges on selecting a long-standing memorial stonemason with an excellent reputation.

Can You Help Me Choose A Memorial Vase?

We are here to guide you through a thorough exploration of your choices, assisting you in making an informed decision regarding the ideal memorial vase for your needs. Our expertise allows us to showcase the advantages of various materials, present a diverse array of memorial vase styles and designs tailored to your preferences, and engage in conversations about the spectrum of colours and intricate detailing options offered for each unique vase.

What Is The Best Material For A Memorial Vase?

The choice of the most suitable material depends on various factors, including your memorial vase design preferences, lettering needs, carving specifications, colour preferences, tone, texture, and the location where it will be placed.

Our selection encompasses all the commonly used memorial vase materials you’d anticipate from a reputable memorial stonemason, such as granite, slate, limestone, york stone, and more.

For those seeking a memorial vase in a specific colour, granite often emerges as the preferred choice due to its extensive range of available colours and shades.

Ultimately, the best material for your memorial vase will depend on the factors outlined above.

Are Memorial Vases Available In Different Colours?

Certainly, we provide a diverse range of colours for many of our memorial vases, with our granite material offering an extensive palette of hues. Opting for a coloured memorial vase allows individuals to pay tribute to their departed loved ones in a manner that resonates with their unique preferences. This could involve selecting a favourite color or seeking a tribute that departs from the traditional somberness associated with black memorials.

It’s important to note that cemeteries and churchyards often enforce distinct rules and regulations regarding acceptable memorial characteristics, including colour choices. To ensure that your memorial vase aligns with their guidelines and won’t face rejection, we recommend verifying their stance on memorials of varying colours.

How Long Should I Wait Before Getting A Memorial Vase?

There is no set time as to how long you should wait before choosing to purchase a memorial vase for your loved one. We would advise that you simply make the decision of getting a memorial vase at a time that is most comfortable to you.

Can I Choose A Memorial Vase Design That Isn’t In Your Brochure?

In most situations, you certainly can. Our seasoned memorial stonemasons possess extensive experience and exceptional craftsmanship, enabling us to accommodate customised requests and faithfully recreate any memorial vase design. All you need to do is provide us with an image or describe your vision, and we will make every effort to assist you.

Memorial vases are a favoured choice among many, and we recognise the desire for uniqueness. Whether you aspire to craft a memorial vase that stands out from the rest or wish to replicate a design you’ve admired elsewhere, we are dedicated to fulfilling your wishes.

How Long Does It Take For A Memorial Vase To Be Made?

Crafting and – if necessary – engraving and/or etching a memorial vase demands a significant level of skill and expertise. Consequently, it’s important to anticipate a period of time before the completion of your memorial vase after placing the order. Typically, this process may span several weeks.

It’s worth noting that the exact timeframe can be influenced by the prevailing demand at the time of your order and availability of the stone material chosen. For the most accurate estimate of the lead time, we recommend enquiring about the current expected duration when you place your order.

Can I Add Something To An Existing Memorial Vase?

Absolutely, you have the option to make additions or alterations to any pre-existing memorial vase. Whether it involves introducing a unique design or etching, appending an inscription, or modifying the font, we’re here to accommodate your requests. We can engage in a discussion about your specific requirements and provide clarity on the feasible adjustments that can be made to the memorial vase.

What Is The Average Cost Of A Memorial Vase?

Determining the precise average cost of a memorial vase proves challenging because each vase is inherently unique. The cost hinges not only on the labor involved in shaping it but also on the chosen material and type. To obtain an accurate quote tailored to your specific requirements, we encourage you to get in touch with one of our representatives who can gather the necessary details.

One assurance we can provide upfront is our commitment to competitive pricing. We are confident that our prices stand as the most competitive in the market. In fact, we extend a discount guarantee to our customers: if you happen to come across an equivalent quality product elsewhere, provided by a recognised and reputable memorial mason or funeral director, we will match or beat that price.

Do You Offer A Guarantee?

Yes, all our memorial vases and other memorials come with an unbeatable 30-year guarantee.

Do You Hold Any Memorial Accreditation?

Yes, we are BRAMM (British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons) approved, and a registered and fully licensed memorial mason with over 100 years industry experience having first established ourselves way back in 1906.

Can I See Proofs Of The Memorial Vase First?

We’re pleased to offer the option of providing you with multiple design proofs for your memorial vase before we proceed with its creation. If any aspect of the design doesn’t align with your vision, we are more than willing to make adjustments to the layout or style until it fully meets your preferences. We comprehend the significance of crafting the perfect memorial vase in memory of your loved one, and we are committed to collaborating closely with you throughout the entire process to ensure your satisfaction.

Do You Ship Memorial Vase Orders Overseas?

We can and have shipped memorials overseas many times, but you must be aware that there are of course additional costs incurred with overseas shipping, such as specialist packaging, insurance, and duty.