>> Thursday, January 8, 2009
Engrave means to chase (letters, designs, etc.) on a hard surface, as of metal, stone, or the end grain of wood. Engraving jewelry is a way to make an already beautiful piece much more meaningful. Jewelry engraving first became popular during the Victorian era, a time defined by sweeping romantic gestures. Earlier back of lockets and the inside of rings were hand-engraved with beautiful poems, quotes and meaningful dates for a secret sentimental meaning that only the wearer knows. Engraving technology has come a long way, but the timelessness of engraved jewelry is still the same.
Picking The Perfect Engraving
Once you are over with the selection of jewelry that you want to engrave , the next most important part is the selection of perfect words. Engravings can be as simple as “I Love You,” but the most meaningful ones say something unique and personal about your relationship. This is especially true for wedding bands, which are one of the most popular items for engraving.
Here are our top ideas for finding the perfect words to engrave:
1. Wedding Vows: If you are engraving a wedding band, the better way to memorize your lifelong comittment for loving each other is by the words into your bands forever.
2. Phrases, Lyrics or Words from a Poem: If you have a particular poem or song that is special to your heart and also symbolizes an important part of your relationship then engraving that in a jewelry is perfect and beautiful choice.
3. Religious Phrase or Verse: Couples who find strength in their faith will enjoy having a religious verse inscribed on their jewelry or wedding band. Symbolically you will always carry your love for the person as well as a reverence for your religion.
Now that you’ve found the perfect words to commemorate your love, read on for a few more things you should know about engraving.