Personalized jewelry is not only more intimate but tends to increase in value with time. Unique, personal and inexhaustible, engravings add a touch of reality and intimacy to any item of jewelry. No matter what your jewelry item of choice, engraving it with words that are personal and speak to you will only increase its appeal and value.
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Add a Personal Touch with Engraved Jewelry
Giving the gift of fine jewelry is always a good way to let someone know how much you care. But if you’re looking to go above and beyond for that special someone, consider having a personalized message engraved on a pendant, watch or ring. A sweet note of love, appreciation or friendship is just the thing to take a piece of jewelry from lovely to extraordinary.
Read on to learn a few ways you can leave your mark on a special piece of jewelry.
Adding a special engraved message is the perfect way to add that touch of romance and personality to your wedding bands. You might choose to engrave your wedding date, the coordinates of your wedding venue or a certain sentiment that means a lot to you both — the options are only limited by your imagination. Some couples take things a step further and use jewels as spacers between the month, day and year of their engraved date.
If you’re no longer newlyweds but are instead celebrating an upcoming wedding anniversary, you can choose to have your wedding bands engraved in honor of the many happy years you’ve spent together. Engraving your wedding bands is a romantic gesture and a lasting expression of love between you and your spouse. Engraved rings are likely to become family heirlooms that will be passed down from generation to generation.
Engraved watches are timeless gifts for marking a special occasion for grooms, groomsmen, graduates and fathers alike. A beautiful watch is a fashionable yet practical gift that a man will use throughout his entire life, and adding an engraved sentiment will transform that timepiece into something that’s uniquely him. It will remind him of that certain milestone — whether it be a birthday, anniversary, promotion or holiday — and that special someone who was there to share it with him.
Once you’ve found a special piece of jewelry for a special person, turn it into a one-of-a-kind gift with an engraved message. Personalized pendants make thoughtful, meaningful gifts that will be cherished for years to come. Give an engraved pendant necklace for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries or even “just because.”
Jennie Ma from The Knot shares some brilliant tips and ideas for jewelry engravings from how and when to get your rings engraved to ideas about what you could and should have a jeweler engrave on your favorite jewelry pieces including popular inscription ideas from France and China! Have a look
How to Do It
Make the request to get your ring engraved by your jeweler when you order the ring. If the jeweler can’t do it, he should be able to refer you to an engraver. Be sure to double-check the spelling of the requested inscription before you pass it on to the engraver, and check it again when you receive it.
When to Do It
Engraving can be done as quickly as while you wait, or it can take up to one month. Ask your jeweler how long yours will take and plan ahead.
If you can’t edit your sentiment down to a mere few words or want to use a stanza from a poem or song, consider engraving your message around the rim of the stone itself. The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) can laser-inscribe a microscopic message or even a graphic. The inscription is invisible to the naked eye and can only be seen with a magnifying glass, so it can be a romantic secret between the two of you. Inscribing a message on your diamond also serves as a foolproof “birthmark” should the stone ever be lost or stolen.
What It Costs
The cost is usually based on the number of characters in the inscription, the font used, and whether it will be engraved by hand or machine. Machine engraving tends to be cheaper, on average $25 for 15 characters, while hand-engraving is usually pricier, at $75 for 8 characters, but adds a special hand-forged feel. The price of the inscription on the actual diamond varies depending on the carat weight of the diamond, but prices start at $15 for graphics or 15 characters.
Words of Engravement
Popular and sentimental wedding ring engraving ideas:
- I love you
- Our love is eternal
- To my soul mate
- R. to D.L. July 10
- C&D forever (use your first initials)
- I thee wed
- All my love
- I marry you
- You have my heart
- My heart is in your hands
- Never to part
- To my wife/husband
- Soul mates forever
- I’m always with you
- To have and to hold
- Schmoopie (Your private nicknames for each other)
- Here is my heart; guard it well!
- No one but you
- God for me provided thee
- God unite both in love
- In thy breast my heart doth rest (Old English)
- Pour tous jours (For all days, 15th-century French)
- Joie sans fin (Joy without end, French)
- Mon coeur est a vous (You have my heart, French)
- Je t’aime (I love you, French)
- Mon amour (My love, French)
- Il mio cuore e il tuo per sempre (My heart is yours forever, Italian)
- Amore mio (My love, Italian)
- Vivo per lei (I live for her, Italian)
- Myn genyst (My heart, Old German)
- Mizpah (May the Lord watch between you and me when we are absent from one another, Hebrew, Genesis 31:49)
- Ani L’dodi V’dodi Li (My beloved is mine and I am his, Hebrew, Song of Solomon 2:16)
- Semper amemus (Let us always love, Latin)
- Semper fidelis (Always faithful, Latin)
- Pari passu (With equal step, Latin)
- Amor vincit omnia (Love conquers all, Latin)
- Deus nos iunxit (God joined us, Latin)
- 百年好合 (Happily ever after, Chinese)
- 花好月圆 (Blissful harmony, Chinese)
Now all we need is somebody to love. If you’ve already found that special someone, head over to Wyatt Austin Jewelers and have your favorite jewelry item engraved with your favorite words to gift them. Moreover, our collection of engagement rings is something that might interest you. Luckily for you, ours is the finest quality, immense collection with the most approachable prices!