Engraved Bands Are The Newest Trend
The big news in bridal jewelry is definitely hand-engraved bands.
According to BRIDES Magazine, what’s old is new again, and engraving on engagement rings has definitely seen a resurgence! “People are looking for intricate engraving, accent diamonds, and other details that take the ring beyond a simple solitaire,” says Ashley Zhang of Ashley Zhang Jewelry.
And at Scott’s Custom Jewelers in Dublin, OH, we’ve had so many brides choose engraving over accent diamonds on their rings. They feel that beautiful hand engraving makes their custom engagement rings one-of-a-kind.
What To Look For In An Engraved Ring
Not all engraved wedding rings are alike! The century-old practice of hand engraving is like a signature – each one is unique. But when considering hand engraving on your custom wedding ring, be sure to look for these features:
- Depth – The deeper the cuts, the longer the design will last!
- Details – Do you want swirls or cross hatches? Flowers or leaves?
- Symmetry – If the engraving is on the sides of the ring, is it even side-to-side, and mirror opposite? That takes talent!
- Style – Each engraver has a style. Be sure to see samples before you buy.
Machine Engraving Vs. Hand Engraving
Not all engraving on wedding rings is done by hand. Many wedding bands have designs that are stamped onto the metal when they are made. While this process is less expensive, it doesn’t have the depth and texture of hand engraving. It also tends to be a more rope-like style.
Another common finish is called laser etching, which is more of a scratched-on finish. This style usually has a 2D effect and is easy to damage. Etching is not the same as engraving, and doesn’t last as long.
Want Matching Bands?
Since hand engraving is so personal, having the same artist is essential when designing custom, matching wedding bands. Because engraving is like a signature, it’s difficult to copy another engraver’s style. So when creating an engraved band engagement ring, it’s good to get that matching band made at the same time!
Looking to learn more about custom engraved wedding bands? Get in touch with us today!