Anyone with a hand engraved ring?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2005

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sjla :  I have engraved rings. I wasn’t going for a diamond-like look; my goal was to get more of antique-style. There aren’t any cleaning or upkeep issues that I’ve noticed. There’s definitely more sparkle and visual interest with the engraving. The ring pic you posted seems to be the wheat pattern, which is super classic and pretty!

Post # 3
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Helper bee

I have the matching wedding band. Here it is on my daughters hand☺️

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

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sjla :  This is mine, I had it engraved all around where there wasn’t a stone to help jazz it up so that it would look more “fancy” with needing stones all around.

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Helper bee

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sjla :  Is that a Gabriel & Co ring? If so, I think we have the same ring!!! My solitaire is in yellow gold, and I got the ‘plain’ band to go with it–no more diamonds, just engraving.

Is it hard to maintain? Nope! I sometimes take a soft toothbrush and give it a bit of a scrub, and I usually stop at the jewelry center in the mall and have them clean it while I’m there. I’d think this is easier than having to clean around and behind pave-set diamonds.
Does it look like little diamonds? I never really thought about that. I personally don’t think so, but it does add a bit of sparkle and interest! 

And pictures, just for fun!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

My wedding band is engraved. I’ve never thought about it being more sparkly, but it definitely adds visual interest. I love it! I get my hands really dirty a lot and I’ve never noticed it holding dirt at all. 

Post # 7
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Worker bee

 

Sorry huge pic, I’ll be forever grateful if someones tells me how to resize pictures 🙈

 

I have a ring with engraving (but it’s not hand engraved). To me it adds an interesting visual element and it sparkles and it has actually kept me from buying a band with diamonds too to switch between because it feels that this one is interesting enough so to speak. I have a plain band too that I wear sometimes . I wear this one when I want the vintage feel

 

 

 

Post # 8
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Newbee

I agree with what a few others said about how it adds a nice visual element. I wouldn’t say it looks like diamonds, but it can add a bit of an antique look to a simple design. It’s not difficult to maintain…if anything, it’s the opposite. It hides scraches and wear really well. I would suggest looking for a design that is engraved all over, not just on the top.

Here is a ring that my customer has been wearing daily for over 10 years. It’s a tiny bit worn on the edges, but that’s about it. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2020

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Kellie A. :  This is a beautiful ring.  How would you describe the engraving pattern? To me it looks almost like two styles.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Mine is! Wedding band is actually old, engagement setting was made to pair with it. It’s kinda hard to see, but the hand engraving is so pretty 🙂

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

I have a heirloom signet ring, around 100 years old, with hand engraving. It’s made of yellow gold and sterling silver, without gems. The top of the band was hand engraved with my grandfather’s initials. When I was given the ring in the 90’s, the engraving had become quite worn, you could not read all of his initials.

My jeweller took it for a few months. It took him awhile to find someone who had the skill of hand engraving, as rings these days are mostly laser engraved. When I got it back, I was quite pleased with the results, I can read the initials clearly now and it looks great.

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