The term rustic refers to an item which is plain and simple in fashion. With this in mind, rustic headstones offer a time-honoured look for those who prefer a natural stone impression. Unlike their contemporary counterpart, rustic cut headstones have a uniquely natural granite finish around their perimeter. For the most part, this distinctive characteristic will over time gather some algae which will require a little maintenance. Be that as it may, a natural cut stone has a unique personality which a polished stone could never replicate. Generally, to keep your plain gravestone in prime condition simply brush the rough sections with warm soapy water and rinse off on an annual basis.