The UK’s home of jewellery is undoubtedly Hatton Garden; wedding rings, engagement rings, pendants.. You name it, you’ll find it in Hatton Garden. Selling ready-made pieces, few jewellers are able to offer engraving services to make your wedding rings that little extra special. At Hearts of London, we craft each ring from scratch, meaning you can personalise your wedding rings exactly how you’d like - from the style to the metal colour, adding diamonds or keeping it plain. And the most romantic part of all? The engraving.
Increasingly, our clients are looking for ways to make their wedding rings uniquely theirs. With the opportunity to design a ring from scratch or customise one of our signature wedding rings, there’s no shortage of ways to make your wedding rings as personal as possible. An engraving is without a doubt the most explicit way to make your mark on you unique rings - but just what should you engrave? If you’re a little short of ideas on how to customise your wedding rings, be inspired by the engravings we’ve done in the past: from the sweet and sentimental to the weird and wonderful.
Unique Engraving Ideas for Your Hatton Garden Wedding Rings
Engraving your Hatton Garden wedding rings: Emojis
A cute and contemporary way to mark your relationship and symbolise your love. It was in 2015 that the Oxford Dictionary named ‘emoji’, and with good reason. Perhaps the lexicographers knew what was coming - an influx of requests to customise wedding rings with emoji engravings. We’ve created a number of emoji-adorned wedding ring commissions - mostly sweet love hearts and romantic gestures (think: 😘, 💕, 💋), but some a little more cheeky.. We’ll let you use your imagination. Keep it cute and playful - it’s the perfect way to put a smile on your face every time you think about your wedding rings.
Engraving your Hatton Garden wedding rings: A Latin Phrase
You may have the perfect love note to include on your partner’s wedding ring, that you want to keep a little private should anyone check out the ring. Love notes can make us all blush a little, so using a language that’s unfamiliar to most may put your mind at ease. Alternatively, choose a more commonly known but still romantic language (French, Italian, Spanish), or script in yours or your partner’s native tongue.
If you’re short of inspiration, The Knot have a few suggestions - ‘amor vincit omnia’ meaning ‘love conquers all’ in Latin or ‘amore mio’ ‘my love’ in Italian. Want to keep it simple? ‘Je t’aime’, translating as ‘I love you’ in French. Aw.
Engraving your Hatton Garden wedding rings: A Special Date
A more obvious choice, this is a popular wedding ring engraving for a reason: it’s meaningful, romantic - and you'll never forget that all important date. Whether it’s to mark the anniversary of when you met, the proposal or the wedding date, you’ll always be reminded of the fond memories that special date evokes.
Engraving your Hatton Garden wedding rings: Keep it a Secret
Not a wholly popular choice, we’ve seen some very trusting couples let each other decide their wedding ring engravings - kept secret until the wedding day. Whilst your partner may be the more trustworthy kind, this is the perfect opportunity to pull a fast one and make your partner giggle at the altar with a witty phrase or unexpected emoji. Whether it gets a giggle or sheds a tear of happiness, it’ll be a moment you won’t forget.
Engraving your Hatton Garden wedding rings: An Inside Joke
We’ve crafted wedding rings with engravings that, to this day, we still don’t understand - whether it’s one random word or an odd sentence - each couple has their quirks. What’s your inside joke to make your partner giggle every time they think of it? Whatever it is, you don’t need to explain it - the more intimate the joke, the funnier it gets with time.
Engraving your Hatton Garden wedding rings: First Dance Lyrics
From the Cure’s Just Like Heaven to Etta James’ At Last, there’s a romantic song for each and every relationship - and you’ll know which song perfectly describes yours. You may have already chosen your first dance, so why not engrave the song title or your favourite lyrics on your wedding rings?
Engraving your Hatton Garden wedding rings: A Cute Symbol
Is there something that will evoke memories of a first date or something unique to your relationship? Maybe you gave your love a rose on one of you first met - so why not inscribe a rose? Did you buy your now-partner a drink when you first bumped into them at a bar? Try a martini glass. Simple, outlined shapes work well to keep the symbol clear and unambiguous.
Engraving your Hatton Garden wedding rings: A Meaningful Motto
It’s reported that over 15% of couples meet at uni - so if your campus has a place in your heart, consider your university motto. They might not always be fitting for a romantic gesture, but sometimes, just sometimes, they hit the mark.
Unis that get it right? Birmingham’s motto is ‘Age Quod Agis’ - translating to ‘do what you’re doing’ - a sweet gesture that your partner is just right, as they are. Or Buckingham: ‘Alis Volans Propriis’ - ‘flying on our own wings’, to symbolise the unity and individuality of your relationship.
Engraving your Hatton Garden wedding rings: Split a Phrase
If you’ve thought of the perfect phrase but it’s a little too lengthy, then try splitting the words over your two weddings rings. Practical, and sentimental: this is a beautiful way to represent the unity between the rings, and the unity between you as a couple. One ring will always complete the other.
Engraving your Hatton Garden wedding rings: A Map
And for our grand finale, perhaps the most unusual wedding ring engraving request we’ve had: a map. Specifically, a map of the little island where the couple met. The surface of a wedding ring being a little too small for the intricate detailing of coastlines, the couple decided instead to create gold pendants to wear around their neck.
When it comes to your wedding ring engravings, there are a few things you should keep in mind:
The engravable surface area of your ring is small, so keep any messages short and symbols refined.
Your ring will be designed to last a lifetime - so create a message that does the same
We don’t need to remind you that flippant messages aren’t usually romantic - so put a fair amount of thought into it and make sure you and your partner are on the same page.
So what's next?
Whether you’re sure of your engraving or are still mulling over various ideas, it’s not too early to get in touch with an expert. They’ll be able to let you know which wedding ring engravings are possible and help you consider what will work best. You can even decide on your engraving after the rings have been made - just ensure there’s enough time to collect them before the big day!