Engraving jewellery can give it an additional, personal touch to make the piece even more special. However, if you’ve decided to get your favourite item of jewellery engraved, there are a few things you should double check first.
Enough space on the item
Not all jewellery can be engraved – you can only get a message carved if there is enough space to carve. Items such as lockets, identity bracelets, rings and watches lend themselves very well to engraving – more delicate items, such as chains with thin links or very small bangles, do not.
Thick enough metal
Jewellery made of very thin gold or silver will collapse under the pressure if it is engraved, so it is essential to make sure that your piece is thick and strong enough to withstand the engraving process.
A short message
Even if your jewellery is one of the aforementioned styles with enough space for an engraving, you still need to keep your message or mention short and sweet. For instance, if you want your wedding date engraved on your wedding band, opt for the shorter format – 01.01.13 rather than 1st January 2013, for example.
A definite decision
Engraving your jewellery will alter it forever, so you need to be certain that you’ll want to wear the piece with its new addition for a lifetime. Think very carefully before engraving antique or heirloom jewellery in particular, as you cannot purchase a replacement if you change your mind.
If you’d still like to get your jewellery engraved, pay a visit to R H Wilkins, the engraving specialists, located on Leather Lane in the heart of Hatton Garden. They have many years of expertise and will be able to engrave your message with elegance and ease.