• Which engagement rings can be engraved?
  • How are rings engraved?
  • What will you have engraved on her engagement ring?

If you think that engravings are only for wedding rings, then you’re mistaken. You can immortalise your marriage proposal with a special message engraved in the precious metal of the engagement ring. You can even engrave the actual proposal, which could come in handy should you, overcome with emotion, be unable to find the right words. Would you like to learn more about engravings and what to engrave on an engagement ring? Find out everything you need to know here.

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Which Engagement Rings Can Be Engraved?

Can a jeweller engrave all kinds of engagement rings? Yes, on the proviso that the ring measures more than two millimetres in width.  Otherwise, it makes no difference whether you have chosen a gold or platinum ring.  You can make a personal engraving on all precious metals. Indeed, it needn't necessarily be the inside of the engagement ring that you have engraved.  The outside of countless ring designs can also bear a beautiful, clearly-visible inscription.
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If, during your quest for an engagement ring, you decide to have it engraved, make sure you know his or her ring size. Should you need to resize the ring, this will damage the engraving.

How Are Rings Engraved?

An engraving comprises groove incisions on a hard surface, which create an inscription or picture on glass, diamonds, gold and countless other materials.  However, an engraving is not a synonym for an etching. With etching,  you acquire the picture or inscription from acid cutting into the material. In contrast, engravings apply the inscription or picture directly onto the material.  The printing technique originated in South-West Germany in the 15th century.

We adopt two methods when engraving an engagement ring: traditional hand engraving and modern laser techniques — the chosen technique largely depends on what exactly you wish to have engraved. Hand engraving is primarily used for smaller engravings, such as a name or date, and are exceptionally hard-wearing. Although, they can be somewhat more expensive as the technique is time-consuming and demands considerable craftsmanship.
With modern laser techniques, the possibilities are endless, and the results meticulous so it is difficult to give an exact price for an engraving. You can even engrave your own handwriting –– there are countless online configuration tools with font types that can depict the final result to perfection.

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What Jewellery Can Be Engraved?

The answer is: all jewellery, whether it’s a bracelet with a quote, a gold pendant with a loving inscription –– it's all possible. Although experience tells us that wedding and engagement rings are the most popular choices for engraving.  Please note: engravings are not possible with a handful of designs, like with some stackable rings. You’ll know we can engrave your jewel if you can tick a specific box on the product page. Can't see it? Please contact the BAUNAT jewellery experts.

What Should I Engrave On an Engagement Ring?

Once you decide to have your beloved’s engagement ring engraved, there are more options than their name, the infinity symbol, the date of your proposal or your fingerprint to choose from. Why not opt for a personal message? Perhaps a lyric from their favourite song, or a quote from her favourite film.  Or you could simply have your proposal engraved on the engagement ring. The last option is a fabulous idea if you opt for, say, a bracelet as an alternative to the traditional engagement ring.

If you’re looking for a heartfelt message,  numerous apps can help you convert your heartbeat into a line drawing,  allowing you to have your heartbeat engraved on her engagement ring. Extremely personal and unbelievably romantic!

Find your perfect engagement ring to have engraved here.

Can an Engraved Ring Be Resized At a Later Date?

In principle, it is possible to have an engraved ring resized so you can have your ring engraved on the inside in advance. However, there is no guarantee that the engraving shall remain intact should the ring be resized.  The engraving might have to be redone following the resizing.  Another option is to have an engraving removed, should you wish so. Please enquire with our BAUNAT experts.

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Not Quite Sure?

Are you worried an engraving could damage your stunning engagement ring? Please rest assured. The experienced BAUNAT jewellers know what they are doing and can effortlessly engrave a personal inscription in your ring. Make an appointment in one of our showrooms to have an engraving made, or to find out further details.

What Else Should I Know About Engagement Rings?

Naturally, there is a great deal more to discover about engagement rings. Which design will you choose? How did the engagement ring come about? Or, which alternatives to engagement rings are there? You can find this out, and much more, in the blogs below.

Frequently asked Questions

Can you engrave my ring?

BAUNAT can engrave a name, date or short message on most of its jewellery. Please contact our diamond jewellery advisor on dja@baunat.com or dial +32 3 201 24 90 if you are interested.

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What can I have engraved in an engagement ring?

An engagement ring with an engraved message (inside or outside, both are options) is so much more personal. What you have engraved in the engagement ring depends on your wishes (although it must of course be technically possible): a name, date, a short message in your handwriting, the title of your favourite music, a fingerprint, a quote, etc., or why not your marriage proposal?

Can I engrave my watch?

When receiving or gifting a beautiful jewel it’s even more special with a unique engraving from one person to another. It’s very common to engrave an engagement ring or a wedding ring with a name, date or special quote, but is it possible to have an engraving on a watch as well?

For both of BAUNAT’s watch collections, the Italian and Swiss Collection, it’s possible to engrave something personal on the back. The length and place of the engraving can vary depending on the different models in each collection.

The Italian Collection has models comprising of a 35mm and 40mm case, both sizes can be engraved on the back of the watch.

Secondly, the Swiss Collection, can also be engraved but because of its special technology and watchmaking know-how, only the outer circle on the back of the case can carry a special message.

Do you want to engrave your watch to make it more personal, but you don’t know exactly what to write? Here are some ideas:

  • Your wedding or engagement date
  • Name of your loved one and wedding date
  • The date of when you and your loved one met
  • Coordinates of where you met your partner or where you got married.
  • Names of yourself and your spouse
  • Small quote such as “It was always you”, “Forever us”, “Happy Birthday to my love”, “Love, always”
  • Date of birth of your child/children

The price of the engraving can vary depending on the type of watch and length of the engraving. Don’t hesitate to contact our customer service if you want to have more information about having your BAUNAT watch engraved.

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