August 9th, 2021 | by Editorial Team

A Guide to Engraving Wedding Bands

Weddings are special events, and your wedding bands should be, too. After all, you will be wearing your ring every day for years to come. In the following article, we will teach you everything you need to know about making your wedding band even more memorable and how to really make your wedding day bling. 

By engraving your wedding band on the inside center, where they are usually engraved, you can commemorate the occasion of your wedding and make the rings even more special. Who wouldn’t enjoy a special design wrapping one’s finger? We all want to feel unique and one-of-a-kind. Read on to learn more about custom wedding band engraving

How does a jeweler engrave a wedding band?

Engraving is the action of marking the surface of an object with a design or phrase. Engraving is permanent and can be highly detailed and precise just as it can be abstract and simple.

When it comes to engraving, there are two main methods most jewelers use. The first one is rotary engraving, which features a tool bit to carve the surface of the object that will be engraved. This particular method allows for impressive precision at the same time that it poses some limitations. For example, the design of the engraving can be only as thick as the bit itself. For couples looking to engrave a wedding band with a meaningful sentence or word, however, rotary engraving works just fine.

The other option is laser engraving. This method involves the use of a high-powered laser beam to etch the surface of the object being engraved. Laser engraving allows for even more precision and intricacy. In addition, you can determine the depth of the engraving when you use laser engraving and set a depth of choice – a great method for couples looking for a more complex engraving.

Why you should engrave your ring

Engraving is a cool way of memorializing a special phrase or design. Because engravings are permanent, you can etch any message you want to last forever. For example, you can engrave special dates, inside jokes, or unique symbols to make bands for him and bands for her even more special. 

Another reason to engrave is that etching is very intimate. Most engravings are featured on the inside of the ring, and usually, only the wearer knows about it. Engraved wedding bands can be a good way to make your partner feel loved and cared for every minute of the day.

Unique ideas

The engraving opportunities are endless, but the following list will give you some unique wedding band engraving ideas if you need help:

  • “I love you”
  • “Perfect fit”
  • “Forever”
  • “To the moon & back”
  • “Mine”

Don’t forget that you are the last one to decide what you want to be written or drawn on your wedding band. Custom wedding band engraving lets you come up with any ideas of your choosing.

Cost of engraving a wedding band

Band engraving is reasonably priced. While other jewelers may charge up to $100 per ring engraving, With Clarity offers this service free of charge for wedding bands and engagement rings.

Matching engravings

One of the things you can do when you choose to engrave your wedding band is etch matching messages on both rings. The following list offers you some examples:

  • Names
  • Nicknames
  • Wedding dates
  • Anniversary dates
  • Initials
  • Names of children

Restrictions

From engraving gold wedding bands to etching platinum wedding bands, you have plenty of materials to choose from when you decide to decorate your special ring. Gold, silver, titanium, and platinum can all be engraved. In fact, you can even engrave diamonds using laser technology. Don’t limit yourself by your ring material –– the opportunities are infinite.

While many band styles are similarly amenable to engraving, some are more difficult to engrave than others. One thing to consider, for example, is the placement of diamonds. 

Featuring a row of diamonds, eternity bands are probably not a good choice if you want an engraved ring. The accent diamonds featured in this design make it practically impossible for an engraving of any style to be etched on the wedding band. Platinum wedding bands, on the other hand, are perfect candidates for some special sketching. If you want something fancier, engraving gold wedding bands are also an option. Also, be mindful of rings or bands with metalwork where the engraving can take away from the design of the ring or band or alter it.

FAQs

What should I engrave on a wedding band?

It’s up to you! Phrases like “I do,” “Forever,” and “I love you” are very popular among couples.

Where can you get wedding bands engraved?

Many jewelers specialize in different engraving techniques to best suit your needs.

What should you engrave on his wedding band?

Engraved men’s wedding bands are just as special as those made for her. You can customize his ring with your initials, your wedding date, or the names of your children, among many other options.

How do I care for an engraved wedding band?

You can clean your engraved wedding band by putting it in soapy water for a few minutes. You can also take it to a jewelry store for a more professional cleaning.

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