The 6 Most Important Questions to Answer Before Engraving a Ring
So you’ve decided to have your or your (future) spouse’s ring engraved, but you’re not sure where to start. Regardless of whether it is an engagement or a wedding ring, or one that you just want to give as a gift, here are the most important questions you need to have answered before you go ahead with the engraving.
If the ring you want engraved is too thin, there wouldn’t be much space to put all the text you want.
The general guideline is that if the ring is less than 3mm in width, most jewelers won’t be able to engrave on such a small space. Even if you find someone willing to help you, be advised that the result might look less than satisfactory.
So, what’s the ideal width for engraving?
In general, if your ring is wider than 3mm, you should be fine, and a width of 5-7mm seems to offer the best opportunity for a good inscription.
Take a good look at the ring to see how much space you have available, and don’t forget to get the jeweler’s opinion of what can be engraved on it.
2. Does the Ring Fit Well?
You should not ask to have a ring engraved before you are certain that it fits well on the finger of the person who will be wearing it.
If after a ring is engraved, it turns out to be too big or too small, it will need to be resized. In such a case, the engraving would be ruined and would have to be removed in the process of resizing.
You can have the ring engraved again afterwards, but you will pay twice for the same inscription, and the deletion of the first engraving will remove metal from your ring, weakening its structure.
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