Comparison of Granite and Marble Pet Memorials

Both granite and marble are popular materials for pet memorials, as they are durable and long-lasting. However, there are some key differences between the two materials that may make one more suitable for your needs than the other.

Jet Black Granite Pet Memorials

  • Made from natural stone
  • Hard, dense and durable
  • Resistant to weathering and extreme temperatures
  • Jet black color and glossy polished finish on all top five sides
  • Can be engraved using laser or sand-blasting techniques
  • Slightly less expensive than marble

Marble Pet Memorials

  • Made from natural stone
  • Softer than granite
  • Offers a polished, elegant look
  • Available in a variety of colors and patterns
  • Can be engraved using sand-blasting with a thin silicon film stencil
  • Slightly more expensive than jet black granite

When choosing a pet memorial, it's important to consider the durability and weather resistance of the material, as well as the overall look and feel that you want to achieve. Both jet black granite and marble are great options, each with their own unique characteristics. Jet black granite offers a sleek and modern look, while marble offers a classic and timeless elegance. The jet black granite pet memorials are also more affordable than marble pet memorials. Ultimately, the choice between the two will depend on your personal preferences, budget, and the location of the memorial.


Feature Jet Black Granite Pet Memorial White Carrera Marble Pet Memorial
Material Natural stone Natural stone
Hardness Hard and dense Softer than granite
Weather resistance Resistant Resistant
Color Jet black White
Finish Glossy polished on all top five sides Polished
Engraving method Laser or sand-blasting techniques Laser after placing a silicon film followed by sand-blasting for depth and painted fill with black outdoor paint for contrast
Extreme Weather resistance Sand-blasting and granite is recommended for extreme weather conditions Sand-blasting are resistant to extreme weather conditions.
Color fill White paint may be used for contrast when in wet conditions Black outdoor paint
Size available 5x7 and 8.5x11 inches 6x12 and 8x12 inches
Cost Less expensive than marble, unless sandblasted More expensive than granite. Sand-blasting is more expensive than laser engraving
Look Sleek and modern Elegant and timeless with contrast color

Please note that the above is a general comparison and the result of the engraving may vary depending on the specific materials and settings used. Also, the contrast color may fade due to weathering and UV rays, it is recommended to use UV resistant paint. Sand-blasting is recommended for extreme weather conditions and it is more expensive than laser engraving.