Beveled markers which are also called pillows, can form different shapes such as an open-book. The hallmarks of beveled markers and open-book markers are slightly raised and angled faces. These beautiful monuments often have classic styling and details, but easily lend themselves to contemporary and creative treatments.
Beveled markers and open-book markers can easily accommodate companion inscriptions, such as a parent and child, or a husband and wife.
If you would like a low profile monument, but would like the monument to be above ground, beveled markers and open-book markers are often an excellent option. Normally they are no more than 12 inches to 15 inches high, and the finished face can be almost any size you want, depending on the cemetery’s regulations. Any slope on the face can be achieved, though there are standard angles determined by the height of the front and back sides.
For example, a beveled marker may have the dimensions of 20″ x 12″ x 6/3″. This means that the monument is 20″ wide and 12″ deep. The back side is 6 inches in height, and the front side is 3 inches high, which gives the beveled marker a particular slope. If a higher monument is desired, you can order a beveled marker that has a back 8 inches high and a front 5 inches high. Again, these heights may be customized for a different look and personal taste.
Many families choose to mount the open-book or a beveled marker on a base that complements or contrasts nicely with the monument, but almost any color combination could work depending on your preferences.