Wedding Ring Engraving Sayings

The Art of Engraving

Engraving is the practice of incising a design onto a hard, usually flat surface, by cutting grooves into it.

Engravers use a hardened steel tool called a burin or graver to cut the design into the surface, most traditionally a copper plate. Burins or gravers come in a variety of shapes and sizes that yield different line types. The burin or graver produces a unique and recognizable quality of line that is characterized by its steady, deliberate appearance and clean edges. The angle tint tool has a slightly curved tip that is commonly used in printmaking. Florentine liners are flat-bottomed tools with multiple lines incised into them, used to do fill work on larger areas. Flat gravers are used for doing fill work on letters, as well as most musical instrument engraving work. Round gravers are commonly used on silver to create bright cuts (also called bright-cut engraving), as well as other hard-to-cut metals such as nickel and steel. Burin gravers are either square or elongated diamond-shaped and used for cutting straight lines. Other tools such as mezzotint rockers, roulets and burnishers are used for texturing effects.

The modern discipline of hand engraving, as it is called in a metalworking context, survives largely in a few specialized fields. The highest levels of the art are found on firearms and other metal weaponry, jewelry and musical instruments. In most industrial uses like production of intaglio plates for commercial applications hand engraving has been replaced with milling using CNC engraving or milling machines.

Hand Engraving

Each burin or graver is different and has its own use. There are round gravers which make round cuts, and 90 degree gravers which make right angle cuts, just to name a few. These burins or gravers have very small cutting points; some cut lines as small as 1 mm wide. A 3 mm wide line is a huge cut for a hand engraver, and an average size cut would be slightly larger than the period in normal typeset text.

Hand engraving is used to personalize or embellish jewelry, firearms, trophies, knives and other fine metal goods. Dies used in mass production of molded parts are sometimes hand engraved to add special touches or certain information such as part numbers or romanic sentiments on jewelry.

Wedding Ring Romantic Sentiments

Do you consider yourself a romantic? Are you Sentimental? Maybe you hold a special memory with that special someone. When selecting your wedding rings, you may want to engrave the inside with a commemorative, sentimental or endering romantic saying. Realize it doesn't just have to be engraved on or in only wedding rings.

Here are a few samples and suggestions:

A Deal’s a Deal
Always
Always faithful
Because You Love Me
Be Mine
Every Day I Love You More
For all days
For my greatest love
Forever
God for Me Provided Thee
God joined us
God Unite Both in Love
Here is my heart, guard it well!
I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine
I Dream About You
I’m Always With You
In Thy Brest My Heart Doth Rest
Joy without end
Let us love always
Love Conquers All
Love is Eternal
Love Never Fails
My Beloved
My Heart
My heart is yours forever
My love
My one desire
Never to Part
No one but you
Put It Back On
So in Love With You
Soulmates Forever
To encircle with love
To Have and To Hold
Will You Marry Me?
With equal step
You have my heart
mm/dd/yyyy (wedding date)