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26Apr/19Off

Before You Get Your Engagement Ring Engraved…

Before You Get Your Engagement Ring Engraved

Engagement ring engravings are a romantic way to add a personal message to your ring. Often, these engravings are placed on the inside of the band where only the bride can see them. There are many things to engrave onto a ring, from a simple heart to your initials, the date of your wedding or even a personal message or lyrics to your song. With that said, there are things that can go wrong when it comes to engraving an engagement ring.

Avoid These Engagement Ring Engraving Mistakes

Although there is no doubt that engagement ring engravings are super romantic, they can go wrong if you don't put a bit of thought into things beforehand. Here are some things to avoid to ensure the best results.

Not considering the width.

If the band is very delicate, it will be very hard to engrave a message onto the ring without taking up too much space or losing the readability. Worse, it could end up looking squashed. Always think carefully about the size of the text compared to the width of the band. In other words, choose the band and then choose your message.

Not considering the fit.

Make sure that the ring fits perfectly before you take it for engraving. If the ring is too big, it will need to be reduced, which could affect the engraving. Likewise, if the ring is too small, it will need to be enlarged, which will also have an impact on the engraved message. Get the ring sized and then get it engraved.

Not considering the method.

You'll also need to think about how the engraving will be done. If the band is engraved by a machine, you will need to make sure that the band is thick and wide enough to ensure that the words can be easily placed within the metal. If done by hand, it will be easier, but then the jeweller will need sufficient space to work without taking up the entire band.

Not considering the text.

You will want to be absolutely and completely sure that you are 100% certain about the message before getting it engraved into the ring. The jeweller or engraver is not responsible for any spelling mistakes. Likewise, messages that are too long may not be possible. Keep it simple to avoid issues.

Not considering the font.

Finally, you should also think carefully about the font you choose. You can find a pretty font, but make sure that it is easily read without the words blending into each other or being easy to misconstrue. Taking the time to research some fonts and writing them in a size similar to the size you will have on the ring is a good way to be sure that you choose a good font.

To find a wide variety of rings or to have your very own custom engagement ring crafted, get in touch with Cape Diamonds today.