Posts Tagged ‘engraved pendants’

A Pendant Next To Your Heart

Etched In Memories specialises in jewellery with customised messages, so you can wear or give someone a one-of-a-kind piece that speaks directly from your heart. The pendants themselves are made of fine quality metals, and, once engraved, will hold the precious words next to the wearer’s heart for years to come. One of the premier joys of being a co-creator in custom jewellery is the luxury of choice. As well as choosing the metal that will suit the wearer best, there are a variety of shapes, sizes and thicknesses of pendant to choose from, each of which are suitable for carrying different types of messages.

Stainless steel pendants are the most economical of the range, and are a strong, bright option for casual gifts. Sterling silver is somewhat similar in appearance to stainless steel, but unlike stainless steel contains a high percentage of silver, a precious metal. Etched In Memories also carries a selection of pendants in gold. These range from the gold plated, through to 9ct white and yellow gold options. Gold plated jewellery is quite affordable, being a thin layer of gold covering a strong base metal. 9ct yellow and white gold are both very precious and beautiful options which people treasure for years and have heirloom potential.

The range of pendant shapes available ensures there is something to suit men and women of all ages, and great options for all occasions. The classic heart shaped pendants are well suited to displaying wedding anniversaries, for instance, or children’s names. Attractively rounded circles and ovals are sometimes preferred by women. Square pendants can appear quite modern, and along with rectangles and ID tag shapes can carry very personal and sentimental messages and still be suitable for men to wear.

This is only a simple guide, however. When choosing the pendant you would like, remember the human heart has few rules. Have a look through the Etched In Memories selection, and see what speaks to you.

Creating Memories That Will Stand the Test of Time

“Sometimes you will never know the value of something, until it becomes a memory.” ? Dr. Seuss

Our lives are filled with precious moments. It’s filled with memories such as cuddling with our children as we read them a bedtime story, going home for Christmas andparticipating in family holiday traditions, driving the car with our mother or father for the first time, going away for summer camp or even buying our first house. Our lives are also filled with less pleasant, but necessary activities, such as spending time away from our family and friends to earn our living by working. Since work is such an important part of our lives, it’s easy to get wrapped up in this and even mundane tasks such as cleaning our homes or buying “things.” Soon, these other activities take centre stage; somehow we get distracted, and forget to live our lives while we are alive.

No matter how long anyone lives, it’s not long enough. Life is short, too short. Before we know it, time passes, and suddenly we are twenty or thirty years older. Our children are grown and have moved far away to raise families of our own, and parents and other loved ones have passed on. Now, they are no longer available for us to give them that one last hug or ask them for one last bit of advice. Eventually, we are all left on our own, alone.

This is why it is so important to make an effort to not get wound up in things that aren’t really important in the long run. Take time, each day, to really focus on the people that you love and care about. Spend time with them and do things that are fun and that each of you enjoy while all of you are still here to enjoy it. Live in the present. Enjoy life and people while they are still here.

While you are at it, make certain that you make the time to capture some of these wonderful memories. Take lots of photos; shoot videos, save drawings and finger paintings. Make souvenirs from some of your travels and preserve them – even if it’s just pressing and drying a beautiful, vibrant flower that you discover in your own backyard with your child.

If you have a special photo of a great moment that you would like to preserve in a more permanent way, we can help. Here at Etched In Memories we specialise in turning your most memorable events into more permanent treasures. With our unique process, we can take your favorite photos and etch them into your choice of metal. Who wouldn’t appreciate jewellery that is as much an original piece of art as it is a beautiful adornment? Over time, these preserved memories can be passed down to future generations as treasured family heirlooms.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you preserve the best moments in your life and the lives of your loved ones.

Our Three Bestsellers

With Mother’s Day approaching, you may be a little excited as well as a little concerned about what you may end up with as a gift from your children.

The family may also be a little confused and not sure what to get you, so we thought we’d share with you our three biggest and best sellers.

This will make things a little easier for them, and enable you to get something you’re sure to love.

1.  The best by far is the pendant in 9ct yellow gold.  Personalised to include the image of your choice engraved on a heart-shaped pendant, 22cm or 27cm in size, you will be absolutely delighted with this as a gift.  The option for 9ct white gold is there, but the yellow gold is always a winner.

2.  A sterling silver pendant, in the heart shape or round is also a very popular choice.  Similar looking to the white gold pendant, but more doable for the kids’ money boxes, it is another popular item from our selection.

3.  Not just for the New Mum or Mum to Be, our Gift Packages have also been a huge hit.

They really do work for any mum, new or otherwise, and take some of the guesswork out of trying to decide what to buy to show your mum how much she means to you.

Although there is still a selection for the packages, the choice is much simpler and mum will get something to treasure forever.

What will you be getting your Mum this Mother’s Day to let her know how much you appreciate her?

Happy Mother’s Day to all the great mums out there from Etched in Memories.

5 Weeks Until Christmas – Get Your Orders In

Christmas is only about 5 weeks away now.  Yes, it is that close!

If you haven’t begun shopping for your Christmas gifts, now is the time to do it. I hate that last minute rush, don’t you? You end up with the leftover choices or you have to make a decision quickly.  Either way, the gift is never as good as you’d hoped for.

Most items in our store can be ready for you within a week of ordering and we ask that you allow 7-14 business days for receipt of your order, from when payment is received. That doesn’t leave you long to place your order, does it?  Of course you are able to request Express Post if you are in a hurry.

Free standard postage is included with all pendants, excluding special offers or clearance items unless specified otherwise.  All postage services and costs quoted are within Australia only.

Really, there are only three decisions you will need to make.

1.  Which pendant or gift will you choose?

2.  Which image would you like engraved onto the gift?

3.  How soon should you order?

Remember that all of our pendants come with free gift-wrapping and a free cleaning cloth to keep your pendant fingerprint-free.

Now, it might take you a week or so to find the photo you have in mind or to take the perfect new one.  Time is disappearing while you think about it?

Place your order asap and experience the pleasure of giving the perfect gift to the one you love.

How To Choose The Right Pendant For Your Photo

Sometimes the photos people want to have etched onto their chosen pendant just won’t work.  The size or orientation of the photo does not match the shape of the pendant.  With some photos it’s possible to crop or edit them so they fit but it can’t always be done.

First, look at the shape of the object or person you want etched into the pendant.

In this example, the shape is wider than it is high.  When that is transferred onto a pendant it will look like one of these two illustrations.

Here the pendant is higher than it is wide.  The etched image still looks good (luckily) but there is a lot of wasted space above and below the image.

On this pendant the etched image sits well.  It is centred and larger than it could have been on the pendant above, so you will have a much clearer image, too.

Of course the same goes for images that are taller than they are wide.  They will sit best on a pendant that is taller than it is wide.

If you have a favourite photo and you are not sure which shaped pendant or gift product it will sit best on, talk to us and we will help you make the best choice.

Reviews

Have you liked our Facebook page yet? We would love for you to be part of our online community. We work hard to make sure our fans are kept up to date with what is going on in store, ensuring you are informed of specials, order cut off dates and other important information.

If you have ordered one of our pieces in the past, we would appreciate if you could leave a review on our Facebook page. It helps other visitors to our site and page with the decision making process particularly when you showcase photographs of your actual purchases. Your personalised jewellery will give others inspiration in regard to their purchase choices.

Choosing exactly which photograph or shaped pendant to buy can be a difficult decision to make especially when it is a special gift for a friend or relative, so make sure you view our Facebook albums for some great gift ideas.

We would love to feature your review alongside some of the others we have received.

“My order arrived so quickly and looked even better then I imagined. Just beautiful! I’m so happy with your service and have recommended you to everyone I know. Gorgeous Gifts, can’t thank you enough! Just can’t wait til my friends and family open their pendants on Christmas day! Will be very special! Smiles all round!” – Allie, NSW

“It is absolutely beautiful!! Thank you so much for getting this done on such short notice. I have shown my colleagues and they are very impressed!!” – Marybel, NSW

Once you like our page, don’t forget to stop by and say hi from time to time. After all without our customers and fans – our page would be pretty lonely!

Take A Great Photo For Engraving

If you are thinking of getting a photo engraved onto a pendant for yourself, or as a gift, here are some tips on shooting your photograph(s) for the best result! Firstly, think about what you want from the engraving; is it to be an oval necklace pendant or a rectangular key ring? Try to match up your engraving idea with your shooting ideas and styles.

Make sure your backgrounds are simple and that the lighting is not so strong as to cast shadows. Most importantly ensure your photograph is clear and sharp.

If shooting indoors, you can use lighting and light reflectors to lessen the shadows. If shooting in natural light choose the “golden hours”, that is, when the sun is coming up or going down as this provides you with a soft golden light that is flattering to outdoor portraits.

If you are taking more than one image that you would like to have the engraver merge, try to match the images and make them of a similar shape, size and quality. If you take just the head and shoulders of one person, then make sure you take just the head and shoulders of the second person. The engraver will have the requisite skill to then6 make these photographs merge quite naturally on the pendant.

Will you use film or digital photography? These days digital photography allows the original file to be provided to the engraver. Whilst film photography is fine to shoot with, it is possible you will then need to scan your non-digital image into a digital format, a minimum of 300dpi is recommended.

If you follow these tips you should come up with some GREAT photography to be used by your chosen engraver. And finally, don’t forget to have fun with your photography!!!