Information about Engraved Rings

What is an Engraved Ring?

What is an Engraved Ring?

What is an Engraved Ring?

Transform jewelry into a sentimental piece with an engraved ring. Ring engraving is a tradition dating back to the medieval European courts, often involving inscribing romantic poems on jewelry. Whether you seek engraved promise rings, wedding bands, or couples’ rings, adding a personalized message creates irreplaceable jewelry.

The possibilities for ring engravings are endless. Popular choices include wedding ring quotes like “I love you” or “To have and to hold.” For a personal touch, consider dates (e.g. birthdays or anniversaries), special locations (e.g. G.P.S. coordinates), or names/initials (e.g. S.K. & A.T.). Limit your message to around 15 characters due to space constraints on a ring band.

Engraving Metals and Gemstones

Metals Engraving

While not all metals are engravable, common jewelry metals such as gold, silver, and platinum can be engraved. Metals with rough textures are challenging to engrave as the texture interferes with the inscription. Ensure high-quality plating on jewelry before engraving to avoid damage to poor-quality plating.

Gemstones Engraving

Engraving can be done on jewelry at any time, either during or after purchase. If your jeweler doesn’t offer engraving, they can direct you to an engraver. Grading labs like the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) also provide special gemstone engraving services. For a discreet message, consider laser-inscribing a microscopic message or graphic on a diamond with the GIA, making it a hidden, unique identifier.

Engraved Promise Rings

Consider an engraved promise ring as a pre-engagement gesture. These rings symbolize a commitment to future engagement. Engrave them with quotes like “To the moon and back” or sentimental lyrics from favorite songs, such as “Truly, Madly, Deeply.”

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Engraving Cost and Care

The cost of ring engraving varies based on inscription length, font type, and technique (machine or hand). Hand engraving adds a personalized touch albeit with higher costs. Diamond engraving costs may differ based on carat weight.

Keep your engraved ring looking its best by removing it when bathing, cleaning, or applying makeup to prevent tarnishing. Regularly clean your ring with a soft cloth and mild soap to maintain its shine.


Engravings on solid metals like gold or silver can be buffed out and re-engraved. Solid metals are suitable for re-engraving, unlike plated metals which cannot undergo the process.

Removing Engraving Costs

The cost of removing engravings varies depending on the style. Machine engravings are easier to polish compared to hand engravings due to the depth of the inscription.

Engraved rings are special expressions of love suitable for any couple. Engraving a wedding ring for her is a romantic way to show affection!

For queries regarding ring engraving, contact us via phone at 206-623-5339 or email at Live Chat support is available on weekdays from 10 AM to 5:30 PM ET.

Ring Engraving Ideas

  • A lyric from a meaningful song


  • Your name or initials


  • A word/phrase like Forever, Always, or For Eternity


  • Classic choices: Love or I love you
  • A significant date like the first meeting, engagement, or wedding date


  • An inside joke


  • Reference to favorite TV show or movie


  • G.P.S. coordinates for long-distance couples

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to engrave a ring?

Is it possible to resize an engraved ring?

Post resizing, an engraving needs to be redone as the metal heating can alter its appearance. After resizing, any rings or bands will be re-engraved to match the original look.

Can all metals be engraved?

While most jewelry metals like gold, silver, and platinum are engravable, some metals may be challenging to engrave due to surface textures or diamond settings.

Are all ring styles suitable for engraving?

Most ring styles with sufficient metal surface can be engraved. However, certain styles like eternity bands with many accent diamonds may not be suitable for engraving.

What can be engraved on a ring?

Multiple things can be engraved on a ring, including significant dates, names, monograms, phrases, or references to favorite media.

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