A couple of years back, Rad was interviews by Glamour magazine. She spoke with Jillian Kramer about wedding bands and the best ways to personalize them. Here's a quick run-down of her her Q & A session.
Jillian: What's the appeal of engraving a wedding band? And why is it something every couple might want to consider?
Rad: Having your wedding band engraved is a romantic way to add sentiment to the inside of your ring. This subtle customization allows you to share something special with your partner—a favorite quote, lyrics, your wedding date—and you'll be the only ones that know about it. I particularly love inscriptions on the inside or outside of classic yellow gold bands. It makes them feel more like heirlooms in the making, with distinctive lettering and soft gold tones.
Jillian: Are there certain bands that aren't appropriate for engraving? If so, which and why?
Rad: The best way to find out whether or not your wedding bands can be engraved is to ask the jeweler that made them. Typically, you cannot engrave diamond eternity bands that have open under-bezels. Ultra thin bands can usually be laser engraved, but they will be also incredibly difficult to read. A good jeweler will walk you through your options based on your ring's design.
Jillian: What are three things a couple must consider before engraving their bands?
Rad: First, take some time to think about what you'd like to engrave. Dates are a great way to start, but perhaps there's something more personal & unique that you'd like to inscribe. Try looking through your favorite books or poems for inspiration. Next, think about how large you'd like your inscription to appear. Generally speaking, the longer your quote is, the smaller your font will have to be.
Lastly, consider whether you'd like cursive or print. We actually allow our clients to bring in examples of their favorite lettering, which we can perfectly match for them. We can also engrave many different languages, symbols, and images. Not every jeweler offers these services, so it's best to ask about your options first.
Jillian: How much time should a couple allow for a ring to be engraved?
Rad: The time will vary depending on the jeweler and the complexity of your engraving. Our timeline is about 2 weeks.