Rings are precious both in themselves and because of what they symbolise. They can be made even more precious and unique by engraving a special message.
Gold, silver and platinum, the most common precious metals for rings, all engrave well.
We currently offer free engraving on all of our plain wedding bands , so why not take advantage and transform a plain band into something truly unique to your relationship?
The first thing to do is to choose your font. Very ornate script font in the confines of a ring can be illegible. Although the engraving will only be visible when you take the ring off it is still nice to be able to read it. We advise choosing a readable, classic font.
If your phrase is too long this can again result in illegibility as the jeweller will have to cramp the script to fit it all in. Best to keep it short and sweet, dates of your engagement or anniversary, simple messages and acronyms work very well.
Make sure you check the engraving both before and after it is applied. It’s worth making double sure that it is right, don't be afraid to discuss this with your jeweller.
Keep a note of the inscription. Engravings can be very helpful in getting your ring back if it is ever lost or stolen.
Popular ideas for inscriptions include:
- His and hers initials or names
- Significant dates e.g. first date, marriage etc.
- Meaningful words such as “eternity” or “always”
- A (short) line of poetry or lyrics
- Some statement of special significance to the two of you.
The traditional place for an engraved message is the inner surface of a ring, though the outer surface can also be engraved.
Phrases written in Chinese, Arabic or other scripts can look very decorative whilst keeping your message private; but make sure you do your research if you are requesting an engraving in a language you are not familiar with.
Our Diamond and Engagement ring experts are available for live chat (online, on the phone or in person) 7 days a week, and will be delighted to provide you with more information on our diamond ring engraving services. We also currently offer free engraving on all plain wedding bands. You can also email us.