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Purchasing Tips for Marble Statues

A statue can accentuate the setting in an artistic and elegant manner
 

Marble statues have been a part of our human history for centuries, and these artifacts of days past have certainly helped us learn about the development of societies, as well as people's abilities. The earlier statues of the fifth and sixth centuries portray the development of our understanding, and posses features that are closer to our own anatomies, such as the width of the chest in comparison to the height of the piece, but still contain abstract aspects, such as the details of the face, hair and hands. As the societies developed, so did the art, which is certainly the case seen with ancient Greek and Roman sculptures, which portray realistic detailing of the figure, and features of the face and body. This simple difference in the way the statues were created provides vast knowledge of our own understanding, and leads us to wonder if the statues and monuments of today will provide the same learning tools to our future generations.

Regardless, statues have long since sought after for a variety of reasons, but one of the main being that they add a visual focal point of elegance to nearly any setting. It is understandable that one could be somewhat wary of purchasing a statue, and the figures can range greatly in size and appearance, and choosing one out of such a large selection can certainly seem daunting. However, the statues offered here are made of a marble and resin composite that makes the pieces not only more durable, but also somewhat lighter than their natural predecessors. That is not to say that these statues are any less elegant than the natural pieces, for they still provide the same classic appearance that marble statues are famous for. For those interested in the basic information on ordering a statue, below are some things to consider when buying a bronze statue or a marble statue.

We will add to this list on occasion. Please send us any suggestions or ideas of what we could add, or what you would like to see listed in this information; we always love to receive feedback from our customers.

Delivery Information:

Statues under 24 inches tall are sent via United Parcel Service (UPS) to your home or business address. Statues over 24 inches will likely require special freight delivery. Bronze statues are very heavy and can, therefore, be shipped only to businesses or cemeteries. Delivery time for marble statues is usually between 5-10 business days, depending on your location. These statues are all hand-crafted pieces, and sometimes do require a longer time before they can ship. If you are interested in a statue, but need it by a certain date, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to look into the statue of choice right away; all of our contact information can be found on our Help page. For bronze statue deliveries, the shipping time can be up to six weeks. These statues are manufactured in Europe and arrive in the U.S. by ship, in Houston, Texas. When they reach the Houston harbor, they are inspected by customs and released to our shipping facilitator, who then send the selected sculpture on its way, to your address. Before we deliver a statue to a cemetery, we check with the office to authorize delivery.

Installation Information:

If you are planning to install a statue in a cemetery or other public place, such as a park or commercial business, please check with the official office of the location before ordering, to make sure your statue will follow their rules and/or regulations. Cemeteries will often install the statue for you, or may even be able to recommend a professional installer to handle the placement. We do not sell bases for our statues, so, if you need a base, you should check with a local marble or granite dealer or mason. Even a local monument company may be able to provide, or construct, an ideal base for the piece. To ease installation, we can have marble statues pre-drilled with a dowel, which can accommodate a pin, in the bottom. There is an additional charge of $19.95 for this service, and this option is offered to you directly, as an option on the page featuring the statue, when you place your order.

Bonded Marble Information:

Purchasing a marble or bronze statue is quick and easy and will add elegance to any settingAll of our marble statues are made of a substance known as bonded marble, which is a mixture of marble powder and a resin solution. Bonded marble, once dry, is much stronger than natural marble alone. For more information on the process used to create these wonderful pieces, please read our Marble Statues article, which is provides some information on where the statues are created and the manufacturing process involved. We do not sell natural marble statues at this time, as they are much more expensive and more fragile than bonded marble, which makes them difficult to ship. If you do prefer a statue that is made of natural stone, the Granite Statue section features a wonderful selection of statues that are crafted from pure granite.

Manufacturer's Reputation:

Our marble statues are made in legendary Carrara, Italy by one of the finest manufacturers in that country. Our bronze statues are made in Spain by one of the leading manufacturers of bronze art. The provided link above (Marble Statues) also has more information on our statue manufacturer, as well as the location of where the statues are crafted.

Our Reputation:

Memorials.com is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau. All of our accreditation and contact information is listed at the bottom of every webpage. Please see the numerous customer testimonials throughout the site for more about our qualifications to serve you, and feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. All of our statues are guaranteed: if your order arrives damaged, we will replace it for free. Additionally, each marble statue has a five year guarantee against deterioration or discoloration.

Payment Options:

We accept all major credit cards and personal checks. You can pay using our secure web server at the time you place your order, or you can mail us a personal check with a mail in order form. If you prefer, you may pay for your order in four monthly installments, but we will not process your order until the balance is paid in full.

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