JEWELLERY 101: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ENGRAVING
What will my engraving look like?
Typeface buffs get ready - you have four fonts to choose from for your engraving. For a decorative, calligraphy-style feel, choose Snell Roundhand or Lucida. For a traditional look, there’s Georgia and for a clean, modern style there’s Aerial. Don’t worry, you’ll see a preview when you input your engraving so you can try out the different fonts.
How long should my engraving be?
The length of your engraved message depends on the piece you choose. Character count ranges from 6-20 words, starting at our smallest engravable piece (the mini Biography Locket Charm) all the way up to our Large Stilla Gemstone Lockets. The more text, the smaller the font size. So if you want your message to be on the larger side, stay well under the word count.
How does engraving work?
Our engraving service is completely complimentary and super simple. Select your engravable piece and click ‘personalise’ next to the product. You’ll be able to choose your font style, see a preview and then add to basket. Easy!
What jewellery pieces can I engrave?
You can engrave a whole range of Astley Clarke pieces, including lockets, necklaces, bracelets and rings. Let’s start with our bestselling lockets. From the tiniest mini locket bracelet to the largest gemstone slice, all of our lockets can be personalised with a meaningful message as well as up to two photos. The engraving sits on the back of the locket, making it really personal - for your eyes only.
A pendant necklace is another lovely way to wear - or gift - an engraved jewellery piece. Our delicate Biography pendant necklace is dainty and the perfect home for a meaningful message.
Our bestselling signet rings are particularly popular as a personalised treat to mark a special occasion or milestone. Our Biography and star-studded Celestial signet rings can be engraved with one letter for a special initial - a modern twist on the traditional family crest. Personalising your signet ring is slightly different to our other pieces - simply purchase your ring and then email firstname.lastname@example.org with your order number and the font and initial you’d like to choose. If you’re unsure, our team will send you samples of the font so that you can choose your favourite.
- Gold Celestial Side Star Signet RingAs low as £75.00 Regular Price £150.00
- Silver Biography Rainbow Cosmos BraceletAs low as £135.00
- Gold Biography Cosmos Pendant NecklaceAs low as £58.00 Regular Price £115.00
- Gold Deco Large Black Spinel Slice Locket NecklaceAs low as £177.00 Regular Price £295.00
- Gold Deco Mother Of Pearl Slice Locket NecklaceAs low as £195.00
- Solid Gold Asteri Diamond Locket NecklaceAs low as £1,950.00
- Gold Large Polaris Abalone Locket NecklaceAs low as £295.00
- Gold Large Polaris Mother of Pearl Locket NecklaceAs low as £295.00
- Deco White Sapphire Locket in Yellow Gold VermeilAs low as £105.00 Regular Price £175.00
- Deco Black Spinel Locket in Yellow Gold VermeilAs low as £105.00 Regular Price £175.00
- Deco White Sapphire Locket in Sterling SilverAs low as £105.00 Regular Price £175.00
- Large Deco Moonstone Slice Locket in Yellow Gold VermeilAs low as £165.00 Regular Price £275.00
- Gold Deco Large Amazonite Slice Locket NecklaceAs low as £177.00 Regular Price £295.00
- Gold Deco Large Blue Agate Slice Locket NecklaceAs low as £148.00 Regular Price £295.00
- Gold Deco Blue Agate Slice Locket NecklaceAs low as £117.00 Regular Price £195.00
- Gold Biography Rainbow Cosmos Charm BraceletAs low as £145.00
- Solid Gold Icon Large Diamond Locket NecklaceAs low as £3,500.00
Can I get my piece engraved instore?
As well as engraving your piece when you buy online, you can also choose to personalise it in store, either at our Monmouth Street shop or our concession in Selfridges.
I have an Astley Clarke piece already and would love to get it engraved…is it too late?
No, it’s never too late. Simply bring your piece and come into our Monmouth Street store or our Selfridges concession. Alternatively, we can arrange a free returns label to be sent out to you so that you can send your piece back to us to be engraved. Just email us email@example.com.
I need some ideas for my engraving…
There are so many lovely ways to personalise your Astley Clarke piece with our complimentary engraving service. Here are a few of our favourites to help you think outside the box, whether it’s a treat for you or a special gift.
Special names and initials make a thoughtful engraving, whether your own, a loved one or someone no longer here. Single alphabet letters are really on-trend right now and a contemporary, modern way to make a piece feel like you.
YOURS & MINE
We love the idea of engraving two pieces for you and a partner, friend, parent, sibling or child. Split a meaningful quote or phrase in two and engrave half on each piece, making the message complete when you’re together. A new take on finishing each other’s sentences.
EASY AS 1, 2, 3
Numbers make a lovely, cryptic way to immortalise a special day, be it a birthday, anniversary, first date or special milestone. Try roman numerals for an unusual twist. Other significant numbers include house numbers, birthweight and coordinates for a special place or meeting point. Way more exciting than sending a pin on WhatsApp…
Pick a quote from a poem, book or movie or a favourite lyric for a truly personal engraving. If you’re buying for a friend, personalise with an in-joke only they will get - how about that hilarious moment at their hen do? Now they’ll never forget. A motivational quote that you often turn to is another lovely, personal engraving for your eyes only. The perfect way to make your piece into your own little cheerleader or lucky talisman for the tough times.
MANY HAPPY RETURNS
Personalise jewellery as a birthday gift and pick an engravable style featuring their birthstone. Double the meaning in one beautiful piece.
CAN I ADD MORE CHARACTERS TO MY ENGRAVING?
The character limit varies across all of our products. This has been tested and set to ensure that your engraving looks as good as it possibly can. This means we cannot increase any character limits.
DO YOU OFFER ENGRAVING ON THE FRONT OR INSIDE OF YOUR LOCKETS?
Engraving is only available on the reverse side of our lockets.
I HAVE JUST RECEIVED MY ENGRAVED PIECE AND I DON'T LIKE IT. CAN I RETURN IT FOR A REFUND?
If your jewellery has been engraved, it is sadly ineligible for a return, exchange or refund. Full details can be found via our Terms & Conditions. If you’d like to see your piece first, order it without personalisation and check you’re happy with it before returning it to us free of charge to be engraved. Just email us firstname.lastname@example.org for your complimentary return shipping label.
HOW LONG DO ENGRAVING AND PERSONALISATION TAKE? CAN I STILL GET MY ORDER THE NEXT DAY?
If you've added personalisation to your order, please allow up to 3 additional working days for completion on top of your selected delivery method. If you select Next Day Delivery, your order will be sent on an express service after it has been personalised.
CAN I ARRANGE ENGRAVING AT A LATER DATE, AFTER PURCHASE?
Yes, simply order your piece without personalisation and once you have received and are happy, we’ll arrange a free returns label for your item to be returned back to us and your engraving added. Just email us email@example.com for your complimentary return shipping label.
CAN I GET A BESPOKE ENGRAVING?
We can accommodate any standard keyboard characters in your engraving but unfortunately bespoke logos cannot be engraved at this time.
DO YOU ENGRAVE IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES?
We can engrave pieces in many different languages, including Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, Japanese, and Chinese.