Platinum rings are a popular choice for wedding and engagement rings due to their durability, rarity, and lustrous appearance. Many of our customers at American Pearl are unaware of the process by which these rings are engraved. We will explore how platinum rings are engraved and the process involved in this intricate task.
Engraving is the process of carving or etching a design onto a surface. Platinum rings can be engraved with a variety of designs, including names, dates, and symbols. There are several different methods used to engrave platinum rings, each with its own unique advantages and disadvantages.
One of the most common older methods that we do not use anymore to engrave platinum rings is hand engraving. Hand engraving is a traditional technique that involves using a sharp tool called a graver to cut lines into the metal. The engraver uses a microscope or magnifying glass to carefully guide the graver and create precise, detailed designs. Hand engraving is a labor-intensive process that requires skill and expertise and is usually used for one-of-a-kind results.
Another method used to engrave platinum rings, that American Pearl uses, is laser engraving. Laser engraving uses a laser beam to burn the design into the metal. This method is fast, precise, and can create very intricate designs. Laser engraving is also very consistent, which makes it ideal for engraving large quantities of rings with the same design.
The process of engraving a platinum ring typically begins with the selection of a design. Our customers can choose from a variety of pre-designed templates, or they can provide their own unique design.
When our rings are being laser engraved, the design is transferred onto the surface of the ring using a computer program. The laser beam is then directed at the metal, burning the design into the surface. This process is quick and precise, and the ring can be engraved in a matter of minutes as you can see from our recent creation in the image above.
Engraving a platinum ring is a complex and intricate process that requires skill, expertise, and attention to detail. Whether using traditional methods or modern laser engraving, the goal is the same – to create a beautiful, personalized design that will last a lifetime. American Pearl only offers engraving on its Jewelry Replicator items.