Thursday, July 09, 2009

Oh, what to engrave...

Sometimes deciding what words to engrave on a ring is more difficult than deciding what the ring itself will look like!

When I'm making wedding bands for clients and they can't decide what to engrave, I like to play a little game with them. I give each of them an assignment... one person comes up with what to engrave in their soon-to-be betrothed ring, and vise versa. Some love that idea, others do not like giving up that power. Either way, it can be a few words of love, a date, or a wonderful place to hide a secret message that nobody else will ever see. Either way, it should how the personality.

One of my favorites so far is the following:

Men's band 'Sorry Ladies'
Women's band 'Sorry Fellas'

But I recently had a client that wanted her engraving on the exterior of her ring. No pattern, just the words. As she thought about what to engrave, she initially came up with the phrase 'by God's good grace,' but because she isn't overtly religious, she wanted to keep thinking. Weeks passed, and she decided that it was the only phrase that worked.

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