Engraving: That Extra Special Thoughtful Touch

By: Amidon Jewelers

  Imagine this scene: It’s your 30th wedding anniversary. In keeping with tradition, you’ve bought your wife a beautiful pearl ring. You hand her the perfectly wrapped little gift box at breakfast, just as she’s sipping her first cup of coffee. Her face lights up when she lifts the lid and sees the lustrous pearl. But as she’s about to slip it on her finger, she notices tiny letters inside the band: “Here’s to 30 more wonderful years.”   What is even more romantic and meaningful that picking out a piece of jewelry for a loved one? Having him or her notice the personal message that you had engraved on that ring or bracelet. Amidon offers both hand and machine engraving on jewelry, plaques, bowls, picture frames and just about anything else you might want engraved. We machine engrave on steel, sterling silver gold, platinum, titanium and most other metals.     An engraved message personalizes a gift. It also shows you planned ahead for something special, rather than just running to the jeweler and grabbing an item during your lunch hour. The idea of you deliberating over the perfect message will melt the heart of your loved one.   Messages inside rings are the most popular engravings, especially for anniversaries and engagements. Opt for something simple, such as your initials and a date, or the more individual, like a secret nickname or a Bible verse that holds special meaning.     But engraving isn’t just for lovers. Many schools and colleges need engraving services for trophies. Companies need plaques engraved to honor retirees and others who’ve contributed to the workplace. Picture frames and watches are other mementoes a company might want engraved.   Engraving can also be extremely practical. Do you suffer from a medical condition? An engraved medical bracelet will let first responders know of your condition or allergies should you suddenly need medical help.   At Amidon, we keep engraving very reasonable. We charge .20 per letter for machine engraving with a ten dollar minimum. Hand engraving starts at $40 for your first 20 letters. For gifts that will be treasured for a lifetime, this small expense is well worth it.