How to guide: Wedding Ring Engravings
You, like me, might prefer a diamond ring, but how do you make it your own? Unique designs and gem combinations are always an option, but my personal favorite is an engraving. It's something so small, that is usually just between the two of you, but can make a world of a difference...
The custom of inscribing poetry into wedding bands has been present since medieval Europe. Is it cheesy? Probably. But then again, so is marriage.
Do you want to get your ring engraved? Here’s what you’ve got to do:
Talk to your jeweler when you order your ring, if they don’t provide this service, they could likely refer you to someone who could.
PRO TIP: Double or even triple check that everything is spelled correctly. You don’t want to see your ring on a “worst ring engravings ever” list online.
Take a moment to remember the tattoo fail: #NoRagrets
Plan ahead, some jewelers only take a day, others a few weeks.
We recommend ordering the engraving when you order the ring, but this can usually be added at a later time as well.
Very often when you first purchase the ring, the jeweller may offer the service complementary. If they do not, there are two options, either done my machine or by hand. Machine engravings average at $2 per character, by hand this could be $10.
Similar prices apply for Europe, although here it is much more common for the service to be included in the initial price.
Sometimes a message in another language just adds a little somethin’ somethin’:
- Pour tous jours (For all days, 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)
- My Jaan (my draling, Hindi)
- 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)
- Veni, Vidi, Amavi (We came. We saw. We loved, Latin)
- 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)
- In Omnia Paratus (Ready for anything, Latin)
- “I love you” sound wave
… now please excuse me while I go barf at how cheesy some of these are, but I’m sure the one you chose was perfect!
If you do get your ring or other accessory engraved, let us know but taking a picture and tagging us on Instagram @TheSparklr!