Getting a Ring with Your Name on it – Wedding Ring Essentials

Getting a ring with your name on it

How to add your name to a wedding ring or engagement ring

Adding your name to a wedding ring or engagement ring is best considered prior to purchase, rather than added at a later date. There are different ways that a name can be added to a wedding ring, falling largely into two main categories.

Laser engraving a name onto a ring. 

The possibilities are limitless for adding a name by laser engraving. We don’t cater to the mass market—our work is extremely personalised and commissions are created on an individual basis.

We apply names with crisp, clear definition, scaled down to your ring width. Applied by laser, the writing is deeply etched into the ring, and any typeface can be used. From clear Copperplate engraving to more fanciful handwritten styles, choose your personal favourite, or let us scan and engrave your own handwriting.

A name can be applied in raised relief by removing the metal around the letter, literally taking away the background to add lettering in raised relief.

Hand engraving

Hand engraving is more traditional. We use hand engraving for fancy scroll work on wedding rings. Metal is displaced to create the engraving and names can be hand engraved into or onto rings in this way. Hand engraving is more difficult on narrow bands, whereas laser engraving can be applied to almost any width.

CAD designed names added to rings

It is possible to design a ring, by CAD design, featuring a name, initial or letter into the design. Men’s signet rings can be styled in this way, with bold, clearly defined letters worked into the very design itself. Raised lettering can be applied, with a name or initials using this technique.

Engraved name examples added to wedding rings

All of the following examples derived from our plain wedding rings which can be fully customised on our main shop pages of the website. Select customise with engraving and we will contact you for the specific details and guide you on the engraving.

Names added to rings in Lord of the Rings styled writing
The above pair of rings, featured names written around the bands with Lord of the Rings, Elvish writing, with additional inset diamonds.

Names added to rings on inside surface

Names were added to this pair of wedding rings, by laser engraving. Both bride and grooms names were added to the inside surface of our bevelled wedding ring design RWD007.

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website. Anyone interested can connect with Mark on Linkedin via the profile link.

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website. Anyone interested can connect with Mark on Linkedin via the profile link.