Our company

Jacobsen Headstones is a family owned business that has been operating for over 67 years. We have extensive expertise in memorial engraving using modern artistry techniques combined with the latest technology.

The result is a colourful array of both traditional and modern memorials. Jacobsen Headstones Ltd provides a personalised service that can combine time honoured traceries, ethnic motifs, and powerful photographic remembrances to celebrate the uniqueness of your loved one.

Wong's Headstone

Here we present some of the more popular options and favoured lettering styles to help make your choice a little easier. We invite you to visit our showroom in Auckland for a display of more than 120 styles of memorials. Our dedicated staff are on hand to discuss your requirements and provide a free quotation for the memorial engraving of your choice. At Jacobsen Headstones, we take the time to design a fitting tribute that will truly reflect the spirit of your dearly departed.

Jacobsen Headstones services all cemeteries Auckland wide and can provide services throughout New Zealand. We can also ship to the Pacific Islands, Australia and Worldwide.

We offer expert memorial engraving Auckland wide

In your time of remembrance there has never been a better way to show tribute for your loved one than memorials designed from everlasting granite. Economical in price and permanent in structure, the appearance and beauty is one that can be cherished forever. For the very best memorial engraving services, please contact Jacobsen Headstones Ltd. We offer our services right across Auckland and New Zealand and can also ship to the Pacific Islands, Australia and Worldwide.


"Within approximately 5 mins of meeting Glen, my Husband and I knew that this was the place we were going to get our stone from. His manner and impassion was outstanding, compared to a lot of the others, (it was just another job). He listened he was helpful and very patient with us. We looked and couldn’t really find a shape we wanted, then decided to design our own. We told Glen what we wanted which was an outline of a picture of our son, Glen, drafted onto it and it went back and forth until we were completely happy the design. During this time there were a few tears, disagreements with my husband and I, which did not phase him at all. He made valuable and professional suggestions which helped up get through this trying time."

Johnny and Marie Stewart and family

History of Jacobsen Headstones

September 11, 1940

Jacobsen Headstone 1940

It's rare you will find three generations of men in the same business these days. It's even more uncommon to find them working from the self- same site that their grandfather Rasmus Jacobsen built on in 1945. But this is exactly the case in the very reputable headstone business on the corner of Victoria and Neilson Streets, Onehunga. Jacobsen Headstones is indeed a local icon.

Photographs taken from its very beginnings show an old stone wall which is still there today. Onehunga locals who remember the days before Neilson Street existed will know that the spring tide came right up to that wall, much of the reclaimed land we see today dotted with warehouses and workshops was sea bed.

September 11, 1970

Jacobsen Headstone 1970

Today, David and Glenn Jacobsen's workshop is still a hive of industry. Both were apprentice toolmakers before joining forces with father Eddie and the Jacobser brothers are proud to have the showroom and the workshop on the one and only site. Glinting granite headstones with the beginnings of heartfelt engravings adorn work benches, some waiting for a customer to came in and approve. Huge gleaming black stones arrive for clients to peruse and others wait to leave the premises for instalment anywhere in the country. Many are shipped to the islands.

September 11, 1990

Jacobsen Headstone 1990

"We have a very inclusive philosophy here. We like people to come in at each step of the process to see the work they've commissioned. On occasions where careful attention to lettering and symbolic designs from other cultures or languages are used this is mandatory” says David, Glenn also comments."These headstones carry a great deal of emotion in many cases. We understand that a client‘s involvement in the work carries much importance.“

The Jacobsen family feel tactful, top quality customer service is also important. Starting at a young age it is second nature now for them to sit down and calmly work through each client's needs— all of which are slightly different. While they stand by their often very creative hand-cut workrnanship and design capabilities, they say it would be redundant without the ability to treat their customers well.

"It's important to offer a wide range of design options and we're proud of what we've achieved here over the years. Many of the headstones we've created for quite famous people have been elaborate or original as befits their status. We've often used the headstone of racing legend Denis Hulme as an example. We can engrave or carve out a portrait based on a photographic image. Almost any design is achievable on a headstone."