More About Our Engraveable Jewellery

engraved st christopher medal

What jewellery can we personalise?

The most popular items from our personalised jewellery offering are our St Christopher medal necklaces. We can engrave these, on the reverse, with a short message that will make the jewellery more meaningful to the wearer. Most of our St Christopher medals are engraveable, and the only occasion we can't engrave these types of pendants is when there is an embossed design on the reverse.

Our plain silver cross necklace can also be personalised, but for this we use hand stamping. We hand stamp using steel letter pins and a hammer! Hand stamping is a much less precise method than engraving (which is done by machine), but incredibly charming. Once stamped, the letters are filled with a black enamel to make them stand out a little more.

personalised cross necklace

We can only hand stamp certain items of jewellery, since the process causes a little bit of displacement and metal distortion on the underside of the piece. So hand stamping a St Christopher medal on the back may ruin the design on the front, but hand stamping a cross which is plain on both sides is not an issue.

How many characters can I include?

This is a tough one, since our jewellery items are all different sizes and character limits are also dictated by font sizes. As a rule, condense your personalised message to as short as you can possibly make it. A name and date, or a very short verse is perfect.

If in doubt, go ahead and order with your preferred option, and we will get in touch with any issues we encounter. We are absurdly fussy about the quality of our engraving and stamping work, and we won't personalised your jewellery with a message that doesn't really work. We will email or call you first to sort out a work around.

Can you engrave gold plated jewellery?

Yes we can, though the process will likely expose the sterling silver underneath the plating. If anything though, all that will do is add a nice contrast.

We don't hand stamp plated jewellery.

personalised signet ring

Can you engrave your bangles and signet rings?

Not yet, but very soon! Covid - along with all the death and destruction - has caused chaos with our supply chains. We are waiting on some parts for our engraving machine which will enable us to engrave our signet rings and bangles. As soon as those parts arrive, we will move those items into this category and engraving can being.

How much does it cost to personalise my jewellery?

All of our engraving and hand stamping is offered FREE OF CHARGE. The only caveat is that personalised jewellery cannot be returned for a refund. You will need to allow an additional 24 hours for dispatch, to allow us adequate time to get your personalised jewellery just perfect.

If you have any questions on our personalised jewellery that is not covered here, please email hello@sterlingwilde.co.uk or call 0207 846 0254 during office hours. Thank you!