• Which engagement rings can be engraved?
  • How are rings engraved?
  • What will you have engraved on her engagement ring?

You could be mistaken for thinking engravings were for wedding rings alone. Actually, you can immortalise a special message in your marriage proposal too, in the precious metal. If you like, you can even have your proposal engraved on her engagement ring. This could come in handy should you, overcome with emotion, be unable to find the right words. Would you like to learn more about engravings? Find out all you need to know here.

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Which engagement rings can be engraved?

Can a jeweller engrave all kinds of engagement rings? Yes, on the proviso that the ring measures more than 2 millimetres in width.  Otherwise, it makes no difference whether you have chosen a gold or platinum ring.  A personal engraving can be made on all precious metals. Indeed, it needn't necessarily be the inside of the engagement ring that you have engraved.  The outside of countless ring designs can also bear a beautiful, clearly-visible inscription.

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If, during your quest for her engagement ring, you decide to have it engraved, make sure you know her ring size.   Should the ring be resized at a later date, this will damage the engraving.

How are rings engraved?

In fact, an engraving comprises groove incisions on a hard surface. This creates an inscription or picture on, for example, glass, diamonds, white gold and countless other materials.  An engraving is not a synonym for an etching. With an etching the picture or inscription is acquired from acid that cuts into the material. In contrast, with an engraving the inscription or picture is directly applied to the material.  The printing technique originated in South-West Germany in the 15th century.

We adopt two methods when engraving an engagement ring: traditional hand engraving and modern laser techniques.  The method opted for largely depends on what exactly it is you wish to have engraved. Hand engraving is primarily used for smaller engravings, such as a name or date.  Hand engravings are exceptionally hard-wearing but can be somewhat more expensive as the technique is time-consuming and demands considerable craftsmanship.
With the modern laser techniques the possibilities are countless and the results meticulous.  It is difficult to give an exact costing for an engraving.  Your own handwriting can also be engraved. There are countless online configuration tools with font types that can depict the final result to perfection.

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What jewellery can be engraved?

In fact, all jewellery can be engraved.  A bracelet with a quote, a gold pendant with a loving inscription: it's all possible. Although, experience tells us that wedding and engagement rings are the most popular pieces to be engraved.  Please note: engravings are not possible with a handful of designs. For example, this is the case with some stackable rings. If you can tick a specific box on the product page then an engraving is always possible. Can't see it? Please contact the BAUNAT jewellery experts.

What will you have engraved on her engagement ring?

Once you have decided to have her engagement ring engraved, there are more options than her name, the infinity symbol, the date of your proposal or your fingerprint to choose from. Why not opt for a personal message? A message that could, say, be taken from a lyric from her favourite song, or a quote from her favourite film.  You could of course simply have your proposal engraved on her engagement ring.  This is a really fabulous idea if you decide for, say, a bracelet as an alternative to the traditional engagement ring.

Are you looking for a heartfelt message? There are numerous online apps that help you convert your heartbeat into a line drawing.  Allowing you to have your heartbeat engraved on her engagement ring.  Extremely personal and unbelievably romantic!

Find your perfect engagement ring to have engraved here.

Can an engraved ring be resized at a later date?

In principle it is possible to have an engraved ring resized.  Enabling you to have your ring engraved on the inside in advance. However, it is not guaranteed that the engraving shall remain intact should the ring be resized.  The engraving might possibly have to be redone following the resizing.  Another option is to have an engraving removed, should you wish so. Please enquire with our BAUNAT experts.

Find out how to resize your ring

Not quite sure?

Are you worried an engraving could damage your stunning engagement ring? Please rest assured. The experienced BAUNAT jewellers know what they are doing and can effortlessly engrave a personal inscription in your ring. Make an appointment in one of our showrooms to have an engraving made, or to find out further details.

What else should I know about engagement rings?

Naturally there is a great deal more to discover about engagement rings. Which design will you choose? How did the engagement ring come about? Or, which alternatives to engagement rings are there? You can find this out, and much more, in the blogs below.
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