Posts Tagged ‘engraving’

Words Of Memory

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a few well chosen words can still speak volumes. When ordering a pendant, pictures truly personalise, but also consider how text could enhance the piece. Etched in Memories can engrave words for you, as well as render your quality images onto our pendants.

Perhaps you’d like to craft a special message for a special person in your life. Maybe a line of poetry will suit the occasion. An inspirational quote that will mean a lot to the recipient might be just the thing to create a well-thought-out present. The difference between a very pretty gift and a truly outstanding one might be including the names of beloved family members, or dates of significance, such as anniversaries. There are many possibilities to ponder, and finding just the right words will bring the pendant even closer to the heart of the wearer.

There are a few guidelines to keep in mind as you let your creative mind wander. There is a flat fee of $5 for text, which covers unlimited words, but different sizes and shapes make the pendants suitable for different lengths of messages. Generally, the more words, the smaller (and harder to read) the text will be. We have found that up to 10 words fit well on most pendant shapes. If you are thinking of a longer message, the ID Tag might be the best fit.

Please feel free to consult with us about including text on your pendant order. We can make individual recommendations that will assist you in designing the quality piece your loved one deserves, while including a message that is one of a kind.

Pendant And Engraving Possibilities

At Etched In Memories ( we specialise in personalised gifts particularly that of engraved pendants. When it comes down to your pendant choices and engraving options, there are actually quite a few varieties. It all depends on your budget and your specific gift requirements.

First you need to look at your pendant metal options. We have a choice of stainless steel, gold plated, sterling silver, yellow gold and white gold pendants available. These range in cost from $37.95 for gold plated up to $637.95 for white gold.

Next you have to consider what shape you might want and of course this is closely related to the size and shape of the photo or image you are engraving on the pendant. The shapes we have in current stock are hearts, squares, ID tags, ovals, circles and rectangles. There are other shapes available although we do not hold them in store. If you have a special request, please let us know. The white and yellow gold pendant also comes in two thicknesses, that of 0.6mm and 1mm.

Then of course you have to decide on the actual image/s or photograph/s you would like engraved on the pendant. You can choose to engrave either one or both sides of the pendant with photos, logos, text and more. Our quality affordable metals are perfect for key rings and bookmarks while our 9ct gold or sterling silver pendants are more suitable for beautiful jewellery pieces.

We also offer an engraving only service and can engrave on pendants, zippo lighters, watches and business card holders. Again contact us for more information if you have a specialised order. Suitable items need to be perfectly flat, no thicker than 20mm and no wider than 80x80mm.

We love to assist in creating and preserving your special memories. And as our way of saying thank you, all pendants come with free gift-wrapping, cleaning cloth, standard postage Australia-wide and our promise to treat your memories with care and provide you with a stunning, quality keepsake.

Why Does Stainless Steel Make Good Jewellery?

What looks like silver but is even stronger, harder to scratch and doesn’t tarnish?

Stainless steel of course! It’s not just for body piercing and dog tags. It is a versatile and durable metal that is the next generation in stylish jewellery pieces.

Even better, as it doesn’t contain nickel, it is nonallergenic, will not colour your skin and can be worn by just about anyone.

Stainless steel is becoming more popular as a metal for funky as well as elegant jewellery pieces that will last a lifetime of normal wear. No need to save it for a special occasion as this almost indestructible metal can be worn every day and requires minimal cleaning and maintenance, unlike other materials that are coated and require regular polishing.

Due to its durability and strength, it is perfect for designs and finishes you wouldn’t consider on other metals that are just not strong enough, like engraving for example. And as pieces are usually carved from a larger piece into the desired design, you are limited only by your imagination and the creativity of the craftsman.

Last but not least, stainless steel is a less expensive option than gold or other more traditional metals used for jewellery. You can afford to have multiple pieces and experiment with different styles with less pressure on your bank balance.

Who would have thought a material traditionally used for kitchen sinks and surgical instruments could look so good?

Baby’s Arrival

The arrival of a baby is something very special to everyone in the family, and, just like a wedding, the birth of a baby is an occasion that deserves to be remembered for a long time. That is why, when you are considering buying a gift for a new mother, or for the newborn, you should consider engraved gifts as one of the options.

One very sweet idea is to capture baby’s hands or feet in a photograph and then have that photograph etched onto one side of a pendant; on the other side you can have the newborn’s name and details engraved or simply leave it plain. Or, you can choose to just have one side engraved. This is a very special gift which when worn close to the heart, provides a constant reminder of the new baby.

A long, sturdy necklace, on which to hang the pendant, can be a very practical gift for a new mother. While babies are feeding, they like to gaze up at mum and will often tug on any jewelry she is wearing. An engraved pendant will not only give joy to mum, but will provide baby with some interesting textures to feel while nursing.

When taking your photographs ensure your background is simple and that the lighting is not so strong as to cast shadows. Ensure your photograph is clear and sharp. Lay baby on a simple solid coloured blanket and shoot the hands and the feet in turn. When shooting indoors, the environment is more manageable and you can use lighting and light reflectors to lessen the shadows if need be.

If you take more than one image, the engraver can merge these images, do try to match the images and make them of a similar shape, size and quality. You may wish to include both the hands and feet of the newborn in one engraving.

Baby presents, such as these, have the potential to tune into a particular phase of the newborns life and can hold a distinctive spot in their heart. The personalised pendant has the ability to become a cherished family heirloom that can be kept for generations. You might wish to start a keepsake box for your new baby and this pendant can become just one of the items in that box!