Wedding rings symbolize a couple’s eternal love and commitment to each other. To add significance to the rings, couples have their rings personalized by having their names or a verse carved inside the rings’ band through the process of engraving.
The number of characters to be engraved, the type of ring, the method of engraving used and the time it takes to engrave the ring are the factors by which jewelers set their prices for the service. Be sure to ask the jeweler for the exact price so you won’t have any have any surprises when you return to pick the ring up. Before you have your rings engraved, you will want to make sure that they are the right size because resizing the ring can distort the appearance of the engraved letters.
Hand engraving, machine engraving, and laser engraving are the three common methods of engraving. Hand engraving achieves less than perfect results that vary depending on the engravers skill. Machine engraving gives better results than hand engraving, but most machines can only engrave up to 20 characters, or one row.
The latest method of engraving is the Laser. Laser technology makes it possible for the engraver to engrave messages on the rings. With the laser, a ring can hold a maximum of 255 characters in most cases.
There are many things you can have engraved on your rings like a Bible verse, a romantic poem, your wedding vows, etc. Some couples prefer to get the other’s name engraved on their ring. Some prefer to do the date of their anniversary. No matter what you get, make sure that both of you are happy with whatever is going to be engraved on the rings.
You should also note, whenever you are completing the order form, be sure to write everything clearly. You don’t want the engraver to make any mistakes. Also let the engraver know the size you prefer and the font if you have this option. Thicker fonts seem to work better for engraving because they do not wear off as easy.
Engraving verses on your rings will make them more meaningful and therefore more precious to you and your partner. Hopefully, they will remind both of you of that beautiful day and the commitment that was made. Every time you look at the engraved ring, those memories will rush back.