Bronze Grave Marker Pictures
Pictures and Photos cast in Bronze on Grave Markers can Memorialize Your Loved One
Bronze has long since been utilized to create a number of functional and simply ornamental items throughout our history. Since the early days of the Bronze Age, which was roughly around 14th century B.C., this elegant metal has brought forth a new material for tools, as well as a new medium for artists. The strong, durable disposition of the combination of different metal ores, such as tin, copper, lead, and other various types is only surpassed by the elegant beauty of the piece that bronze is used to create. This color is so unique in that it begins with a soft, warm glow, which is due in part to the copper in the bronze, and ages to a gorgeous deep brown, with hints of red and patina throughout. This aged look of the bronze is so impressive that many actually have their works chemically aged, to produce a similar effect. This is usually so for pieces that are strictly for aesthetic appeal, but that is not to say that all decorative bronzes will be created with this particular finish. One wonderful example of a beautiful bronze piece that is desired with its initial luster is that of the grave marker. Bronze has long been used to create elegant memorials that celebrate life, but one particular innovation in the memorial industry is the application of this exquisite material to create memorial portraits.
Bronze grave marker pictures which are placed on cemetery headstones offer the same gorgeous look of bronze, but feature a wonderfully heartwarming portrait of a loved one. These elegant pieces can be added to virtually any new or existing memorial, such as headstones or grave markers. While placement on memorials is popular, some have even utilized the pictures to further personalize cremation niches in mausoleums. This just goes to show the diversity that these elegant tributes offer. The photo is etched into the surface of the bronze through a chemical process, to ensure the image is forever preserved. While the process of adding the photo is done chemically, the skilled hand of a trained artisan is still one of the largest contributions to the creation of the portrait. When utilized to create these portraits, the brilliant golden hue of the bronze is preserved with a special coating, which helps extend the longevity of the finish. These beautiful tributes bring a whole new look to that of memorial pictures, as the warm glow of the bronze, pared with the elegantly detailed image creates an unforgettable addition of personalization to any monument.
There is no doubt that losing a loved one is one of the most difficult situations that we must face. While that is so, we are left with the precious memories that were created with the individual, many of which are caught through various photographs. The beautiful bronze portraits allow a unique alternative to capturing a precious memory, and preserving it for all eternity.