You got your perfect wedding rings picked out, but how can you make them even more special? Why not get them engraved with your own personal message? Engraving is a great way to personalize your wedding rings, so they aren't just wedding rings, they're your wedding rings. Engravings are usually done on the inside of the ring, but can be done on the outside of the ring as well at no extra cost. At Larson Jewelers, we are proud to offer the most engraving options to our customers by having more fonts and symbols than anyone else. We use the latest high tech lasers imported from Germany to give you a precise and easy to read engraving.
As the name suggests, the use of a laser is involved with this style of engraving. In reality, a laser does not actually engrave your ring, as engraving involves etching or carving. A laser actually burns your personal message on to the surface of the ring. So, the correct term should be "laser marking", but most people refer to it as laser engraving and the name has stuck. Laser engraving can be done on any metal as well. Many fonts and symbols are available. In fact, just about any image or font can be done with a laser engraver, as long as we can get it into the proper file format. If you would like something custom laser engraved on to your ring, chances are we can do it. Please contact us with your request and we will provide you a quote. To read more about laser engraving please visit Wikipedia
The durability of an engraving done on the outside of the ring depends on the durability of the metal itself. On softer metals, like gold, the ring will get scratched and the engraving will wear away over time, but on hard metals like tungsten, the engraving will not wear away as it is very difficult to scratch the ring. Engravings on the inside of the ring will not wear away no matter what metal you choose, as long as you wear the ring on your finger. For the engraving to wear away, that would mean your skin is tougher than the metal, which is not possible. Wearing a ring on a necklace could rub away an engraving on a gold ring over time.
Laser engraving tends to be easier to read because the laser burns the metal, turning it darker, so it stands out more. However, that is not to say that a traditional engraving is hard to read. Traditional engraving is carved into a ring, so depth makes it readable.
Usually, customers engrave on the inside of the ring. That means it is the part of the ring touching you finger when you are wearing it. This way others can't see your special message unless you take the ring off. However, some people want the world to see their engraving. In this case, they choose to have their engraving done on the outside of the ring. So, when they are wearing their ring, others can see their engraving message. Customers who purchase wider alternative metal rings, such as tungsten carbide rings or cobalt chrome wedding bands, tend to prefer engraving the outside of their rings because they are wider and the engravings can be done bigger, so others can see it easily. There is no right or wrong place to engrave your ring. It all comes down to personal preference, and we are proud to be able to offer you the option that suits you best.
The engraving fee is $25.00. This includes up to 30 characters or symbols, including spaces. Engravings up to 30 characters are usually enough for most people's personal messages. We can accommodate engravings with more than 30 characters at $1.00 per character. Please contact us if you wish to go above 30 characters. If you would like both inside and outside engravings this would be charged as two separate engravings. We can also engrave in any font you see in Microsoft Word at no extra cost. If you want a font we don't offer, just contact us with the name of the font and we'll see if we can do it for you.
Besides text, we can engrave any symbol, picture or image. Anything that is in electronic format can be engraved. We have had customers ask us to engrave a picture of their loved ones on to their pendant. We have had couples ask us to engrave their fingerprints on to their wedding rings. We can even engrave your own handwriting on to a ring. If you would like custom engraving, please contact us for a quote. Prices start at only $50 for a one of a kind custom engraving.