The choice of finish that you choose for your monument can give it a traditional look or completely transform it into a modern piece of art. With a polished finish, your memorial is sure to remain vibrant and in beautiful condition for a lifetime to come. If you want a more natural appearance, rock edging is the perfect choice, but it is likely to attract lichen and will require more maintenance. Another option is our punched finish, which gives your stone a smooth, yet unpolished look. This finish also requires more upkeep than a polished finish though, so please keep that in mind when choosing your memorial. If you are interested in incorporating a ceramic photo of your loved one into your monument or marker, you are in luck because this surface resists both lichen and water, so with a polished finish, your stone will continue to look pristine with minimal maintenance.