tungsten ring with laser engraving worn off after 1 year

Engraving Worn Off

Dear Calla,

I’ve been married for a year and I’m just now finding your blog about not buying titanium and tungsten for wedding bands.

Well, it turns out I didn’t even have to wait for my finger to change sizes to find my wedding band unsatisfactory.

new tungsten ring with laser engarving

Tungsten and Pretty Celtic Laser Engraving When New

I chose it because I liked the Celtic knot design, I’m part Irish and wanted my ring to represent that part of my family. Not to mention, the ring was inexpensive.

My wife thinks it looks awful. I was going to order another one, but she says it’ll do the same thing. Will it?
Can I get a gold ring with a Celtic design put on it? And what kind of engraving did they use, because I don’t want whatever kind was used on my tungsten ring.


These Irish Eyes aren’t Lyin’

rose gold with hand engraving and black rhodium center

Dear Irish Eyes,

The design that came off would probably do so again if you purchased another tungsten ring. I’m guessing that you work with your hands a lot for the engraving to have worn off so thoroughly.
The engraving style used on your tungsten ring was laser engraving. This style of engraving is not bad. I offer laser engraving to my clients as well.

I’m pleased that your wife would like you to have a better ring. As far as what kinds of engravings you can do on a gold ring, you’re in luck! All kinds of designs can be worked into a gold ring. Here’s a Norwegian Rosemaling design in a rose gold wedding band. This was done with hand engraving. The darkening effect was created with black rhodium plating.

I hope this provides you with enough information and I wish you luck in getting your new ring!


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