How is it done...........................
An industrial diamond is cut to a tip that is forced through the metal plowing the metal to each side of the cut - very similar to a farmer plowing a field. We use this process to engrave many items Brass Plaques, Clocks, key rings and Pewter tankards. We use Diamond engravers for gift items, such as key tags, letter openers, money clips, picture frames
Always look for suppliers offering an engraving service, there are many online. Engraving adds that personal touch to a silver or silver plated gift, which will become a treasured keepsake for many years. The best piece of advice for engraving messages is, keep them concise. Engraving silver or silver plated gifts adds that personal touch, and shows your friend or loved one you really care. One should always be careful not to go "over the top" with the engraved message - less is without doubt more when it comes to engraving.
Try to avoid making the giver message more prominent than the receiver message, a short "with Love from" " name or names" is grand. Please do take great care with your engraving message and spelling, once engraved an item cannot be returned. Engraving is a skilled and lengthy process and, can be very costly. However, there are a few sellers online offering free engraving, this service represents a very good deal for any bargain hunter. Engraved silver and silver plated gifts tend to have a greater perceived value to the recipient. Even the most inexpensive item once engraved has the look of a much more exclusive and personal gift. There are many good quality silver plated gifts with free engraving under £10.00, and much solid silver under £20.00.
It is often much less expensive to send a good quality engraved silver gift to say thank than flowers, oh, and it will last longer. Most good online suppliers have freephone help and advice lines, if so use them, it is always better to be sure than sorry.
Below we have listed the most customary engraving messages for silver and silver plated gifts.
Cufflinks A super mans gift, but definitely initials only, anything more is tawdry.
Most cufflinks can be engraved with initials on the back.
Baby & Christening gifts baby's first name & date of birth or Christening date & with love from.
Wedding gifts first names of the happy couple and wedding date, and with love from.
first names and date of anniversary, and with love from. Silver and good quality silver plated photo frames are both an excellent anniversary gift, and look grand engraved.
Men's gifts should always be kept brief, and try to avoid sentimental messages.
name and short message - try not to include sentimental messages.
silver and good quality silver plated are a great and inexpensive gift especially with free engraving.
Decanters and Claret jugs, we advise these should not be engraved. These expensive pieces tend to be handed down the generations for others to use and enjoy; personal messages will consign them to a cupboard or attic. Ask the supplier to supply ( free of charge ) an engraved plaque which can be attached to the gift box. This will personalize the item without sullying it for future generations.
Script is good for weddings, anniversaries, and ladies gifts. There are many script type engraving fonts ask your supplier for advice. Plain fonts for men are probably best. Size of font, take advice from supplier.
If in any doubt about your engraving contact your supplier first, once engraved the item remains engraved forever. All good suppliers will welcome your telephone request for advice, after all a happy customer is a repeat customer.