The History of Personalized Engraved Rings

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In medieval times, a poesy ring was a ring inscribed with words or ‘poems’. These rings served as a precursor to modern-day promise and engagement rings. However, at that time, poesy rings were believed to be magical… their words gave them their power. While poesy ring popularity eventually puttered out, the practice of personalized engraved rings did not. Engravings can come in many forms; the Victorian Period featured jewelry designed with intricately twisted love knots, swirling engraved ribbons and crosses. During the Edwardian Period, women’s wedding rings with filigree details and milgrain designs declared dominance in the world of jewelry.

Today, many wedding and engagement rings feature engravings with a more personal touch, such as a couple’s initials and wedding date, fingerprints, or even their signature. With the advances of modern technology, you can even create completely unique custom designs with engravings that speak to your personality, history, and style. If you’re feeling inspired to take your beloved’s promise, engagement or wedding ring to an engraved elevation, use these styling ideas to pull inspiration and create a ring that’s meaningful in its art form.

 

Engraved Monograms

Engraved monograms add elegance and a vintage appeal to a wedding band. But don’t assume the monogram has to take the form of the traditional signet. Engraved monograms can be woven into other designs to hide amongst curving vines, tied into swirling ribbons or tucked inside a band for a sweet personalized touch.

Engraved Monograms

Vintage Victorian and Edwardian Luxe

Victorian-era jewelry and rings used engravings for delicate details. Many engagement ring designs included scrollwork and floral motifs commonly used during Victoria’s reign. Think sweet innocence when integrating engraved etchings into Victorian-inspired rings. (Although, many Victorian-era pieces also featured snakes!) Love knots may also be woven into rings through detailed engraving. If the Edwardian Era speaks to you, opt for milgrain designs and filigree details. The more intricate the better!

Vintage Victorian and Edwardian Luxe

Classic Engraving

Of course, many couples nod to the old-fashioned posey ring for personalized beauty. Any band may be engraved with a phrase, a special quote or just a note of love. Engrave your own message on the front of the band or hidden on the inside of the ring. Engraved details may also be raised to draw interest to the sentiment.

Classic Engraving

The Budget Bottom Line

Many buyers feel that personalizing a ring with engraved details and messages may boost the price and push the ring beyond their budget. This, however, is simply not true. The rise of 3D printing has allowed for custom jewelry—yes, that includes engraved customization—to be an affordable luxury for many couples. In the past, custom jewelry was created through an arduous process that involved casting a unique mold that evolved into the ring. Now, though, that same mold can be made in a fraction of the time, cutting down on costs and benefiting the buyer’s budget.

 

Customization is an affordable option for the ring of your dreams, and engraving is a beautiful art that transforms a simple ring into an intricate masterpiece. Whether you select looping ribbons, floral motifs, etched messages or something completely unique, engravings elevate a ring into a beautiful sculpture. And, remember, there also are many stock designs that feature engraved details. While your ring choices may be numerous, choose engraved rings for their history rooted in romance, elegance, and elaborate Brilliance.

Budget Bottom Line

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