Since we began offering an engraving service for our rings, we’ve seen some lovely messages, thoughts and notes – we’re not going to share them with you, specifically, as they are private to the people who chose those rings, but we’d love to share some inspiration around engraved messages inside rings. Remember, the message inside your engagement or wedding rings is just for the two of you – no-one else even needs to know it’s there, so you can be as romantic or as personal as you like!
Our Ethica rings come with the option to engrave a short message (up to 10 characters), for £50, and a longer message (up to 25 characters) for £80, in a script or block style according to your taste.
So, here are some thoughts…
DATES AND NAMES
Many people choose some combination of names and dates for their engraved message. Both of your names, your initials, your new married surname, the date you met, the date you started your relationship, the date of the wedding or proposal – these are unique and special to you and will be part of the memory of the two of you as a couple, forever. Do you have a pet name or nickname? Or go simple, with your initials and a plus sign in between. We can do heart engravings as well – have a chat with us and see what other symbols we can engrave.
‘I love you’, ‘Always and forever’, ‘I do’, ‘To have and to hold’, are all special words that many people choose. Do the two of you have a unique way of saying ‘I love you’ that’s a cute thing between you? Or a phrase that you always say to signify what you mean to each other?
How about ‘Adventures await us’, or ‘To infinity and beyond’, to signify the excitement of the adventure as you move into the next stage of your lives together.
Remember, the message inside your engagement or wedding rings is just for the two of you – no-one else even needs to know it’s there, so you can be as romantic or as personal as you like!
Many couples have a place that is important to them. For example, the place they met, somewhere they go on holiday whenever they get a chance, or maybe the location of wedding.
WORDS SOMEONE ELSE HAS WRITTEN
Some of us have skills other than using words, and often find that someone else can express our thoughts better than we can. Do you have a song, poem, or line from a book or film that expresses how you feel about your partner? Provided it’s short, we can put that on the inside of a ring for you.
‘All you need is love’, ‘As you wish’, ‘The wind beneath my wings’, ‘The one that I want’ are some lovely examples.
There are lyrics from thousands of songs (what’s ‘your song’ together?), or a line from the movie you went to see on your first date, or that almost tells your story – how creative can you be?
Another facet of this, using words someone else has written, could include references to scripture. The Bible has a lot of verses about love, and if you have a faith, it’s a very meaningful inclusion in an engagement or wedding ring. You may have your own favourite verses, or want to use verses that will be spoken at your wedding, but if not, these might be a place to start:
- Ruth 1:16-17: “But Ruth said, ‘Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the Lord do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you.’”
- 1 Corinthians 13:13: “Three things will last forever — faith, hope and love — and the greatest of these is love.”
- Matthew 19:-6: “So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”
Just be mindful of the number of characters! We can’t engrave anything about 50 characters (£80).
How about choosing two messages that only make sense together?
Ring 1 – ‘to have’, Ring 2 – ‘to hold’, from the wedding vows
Ring 1 – ‘I love you’, Ring 2 – ‘I know’, for the Star Wars fans
Ring 1 – ‘little spoon’, Ring 2 – ‘big spoon’
Ring 1 – ‘I don’t know much’, Ring 2 – ‘But I know I love you’
We personally think this is a really lovely idea!
LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH
Of course, if one or both of you speak a language other than English, then you have a whole raft of other ideas right there to put into your engraving. For those who want something a little exotic, but don’t have the fluency to come up with it yourselves, how about these:
Amor vincit omnia – Latin – Love conquers all
Je T’Adore – French – I Love You
Ti Amo – Italian – I Love You
In perpetuum amorem – Latin – forever love
We always love to hear from our customers, so if you need any help with choosing a message to engrave, then let us know, and we’ll brainstorm with you.
We would also love to feature images of your lovely messages in a future blog post, or on our Instagram, so do let us know if you’d be happy for us to share.