Now comes a time when I am responsible for ordering a headstone for my late uncle. He left no close family other than my Mother and my aunt, in Indiana. Being a good son, I will deal with it. As you may or may not know, grave monuments can easily cross into some fairly high dollars. And designs? Looks like no limit to what can be done. What size would you think to be seen as "acceptable"? Or how detailed should it be? Both my Mom and aunt say to keep it simple. A recent stone done for another family member crossed over the six thousand dollar mark. Fairly certain that isn't what I want. Not interested in keeping up with the Jones's. Looks like the AVERAGE granite stone is six inches wide, on a six inch granite base. They produce the same stone at only four inches thick for a third of the price. Both include simple artwork, set-up and warrenty. I've seen the stone. A real attractive piece the company had already prepared for someone else as a double stone. So it isn't like it's too small. Just that detail of being two inches thinner. Would it bother you? All in, this stone comes to $423.73.....stunning price on todays market for a stone. I'm really, really, really tempted. Last stone I personally bought was twenty years ago at over $2500 then, for my brother. Pricewise, it's a no-brainer. Both stones comparable in size. (this one and the $6,000 one ) They paid dearly for their choice of artwork. And that's fine with me. They did what they felt like they wanted to do. Several personal pictures etched in. But that isn't what I feel I'm after. Just something simple...praying hands, a cross. My question to everybody is would that two inch thinner stone matter to you? Would you even notice? It's our family cementery, stones of all sizes going back many years. My wifes parent's stone was much easier...their choice was a public cementery where all stones are the same flat size for upkeep purpose. ** Next thought....does anyone have any good ideals on a website to look at pictures for a stone? I couldn't find one online. I don't usually second guess myself. But I want this to be right when I'm done.