Shimmer & Stone offers text and custom engraving on a select jewelry and accessories. The engraving of all orders is processed in-house by our experienced engravers, who utilize hand and machine engraving techniques depending on the piece of jewelry being engraved.

Please Note: ENGRAVED ITEMS CANNOT BE RETURNED*.

*Engraving Guarantee: The accuracy and standards of our engraving are guaranteed by Shimmer & Stone.

Engraving Satisfaction Guarantee

Shimmer & Stone guarantees the quality and accuracy of our engraving.

Although Shimmer & Stone does not accept returns on any engraved or personalized items, we do guarantee our customers of the quality and accuracy of the engraving on their order.

We Guarantee:

  • If any errors have been made on your engraving where the engraving on the item ordered is different to that submitted in your order, Shimmer & Stone will re-engrave a new item for you and ship it out to you at no additional charge.
  • If you receive an engraved item that is structurally damaged (chipped, dented) we will re-engrave and replace your item immediately and ship to you at no additional cost.
  • If the engraving is at aligned unevenly or is not uniform, we will re-engrave a new item and ship it to you at no additional cost.

Should you notice any errors in your engraving or any structural damages to the item, please contact customer service at 1 888 857 8663, 1 212 564 9175 or email us at info@shimmerandstone.com and a representative will assist you in resolving the issue.

 

Engraving Return Policy

Engraved jewelry and accessories CANNOT be returned.

  • If you are uncertain about the item you are interested in, you can always purchase the item with no engraving > use our free shipping option to minimize your cost > then send it back to us for engraving if you are happy with the item.
  • If we have made an error in the engraving of your order, we will either re-engrave the item (limited edition or custom pieces) or ship you a newly engraved replacement ... see out Satisfaction Guarantee

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Engraving Processing Schedule

Text engraving processing times are as follows:

  • Monograms: 2-3 Business Days
  • Initials: 2-3 Business Days
  • Inscriptions: 2-3 Business Days

Please take this 2-3 day engraving processing time into consideration when estimating delivery as is reflected in this visual guide:

 

Day of OrderDay that the order is placed.Day of EngravingDays that engraving is processed.Day in TransitDays in transit to destination.

Engraving Schedule:

1-Day Shipping1 Day Shipping

2-Day Shipping2 Day Shipping

3-Day Shipping3 Day Shipping

Ground ShippingFree Shipping

 

Questions? Call us at 1 888 857 8663 or +1 212 564 9175 (Mon - Fri, 10am - 6pm EST) or Email us at info@shimmerandstone.com.

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Text Engraving vs. Custom Engraving

Text engraving differs from custom engraving in the process utilized to engrave the item. Text Engraving is used to engrave Monograms, Initials and Inscriptions (text phrases, words etc.) When our engravers text engrave a piece of jewelry they utilize one of two techniques:

Machine Engraving:

  • Engraver uses text stencils to lay out the inscription and uses a hand operated engraving machine to engrave the piece of jewelry.

Hand Engraving:

  • Used on select items that cannot be placed into an engraving machine due to the design of the piece of jewelry. Hand engraving entails the utilization of a "Graver", which is a chisel like tool used by an engraver to cut into the metal or surface of the item being engraved. When hand engraving the text is engraved by "free hand" and requires a very skilled engraver.

Text engraving takes 2-3 business days to process before your order ships out.

Custom Engraving allows you to submit anything creative from an image to very elaborate writing. Your submission will be rendered into an engraving trace and then following your approval, into an engraving template which will be, engraved onto the piece of jewelry. Custom engraving requires many more steps and technical work and is comparatively more expensive, but offers you much more flexibility and creativity with your personalization.

Custom engraving takes 2-3 business days to process from the date of you approve the engraving trace which will be sent to you prior to beginning the engraving.

 

Questions? Call us at 1 888 857 8663 or +1 212 564 9175 (Mon - Fri, 10am - 6pm EST) or Email us at info@shimmerandstone.com.

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Submitting Your Text Engraving

  1. Select your preferred Engraving Font from the drop down menu.
  2. Type in your engraving on each line provided (certain items may only allow 1 or 2 lines, other may have 3 as shown here) as you would like it to appear engraved.
  3. Add to Shopping Bag.
    Inscription Engraving

 

Questions? Call us at 1 888 857 8663 or +1 212 564 9175 (Mon - Fri, 10am - 6pm EST) or Email us at info@shimmerandstone.com.

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Text Engraving Formats

Shimmer & Stone offers a range of text engraving formats on different pieces of jewelry. The following is an explanation and reference of each format and instructions on how you can submit your engraving online.

Monogram

A monogram is essentially a motif created by the overlapping or merging of three letters to form one symbol. When it comes to engraving, people commonly use the word monogram to refer to three initials engraved on a piece of jewelry, regardless of them appearing overlapped as a single symbol or as three distinct and separate letters positioned next to each other with some subtle size variation in the lettering.

The traditional monogram has a specific sequential format of the letters making up the engraving as follows, with the center letter being of a larger size than the others:

First Initial - Last Initial - Middle Initial

For example if you were to engrave the initials of Scarlet Savannah Easterwood as a monogram it would traditionally appear as the following sequence as depicted in the several forms and fonts:

 
  • Monograms will be centered and engraved on the item of jewelry.
  • When submitting your monogram online, type the letters IN THE ORDER YOU WANT THEM TO APPEAR ENGRAVED. For example the name Scarlet Savannah Easterwood ... if you want the Monogram to appear monogrammed as SES then type in SES, if you want it to appear monogrammed as SSE, type in SSE.
  • Browse Monogrammed Jewelry

How to submit a monogram for engraving:

Certain items at Shimmer & Stone can only be monogrammed on one side and not inscribed. One these item pages you will find three fields that allow you to type in the initials you want in your monogram.

  1. TYPE THE LETTERS IN THE ORDER YOU WANT THEM TO APPEAR ENGRAVED.

    Submit monogram

Please allow 2-3 business days to process your monogram engraving before your order ships out.

 

Initials

Initials are similar to a monogram except that all three initials/letters will be of the same size when engraved. Traditionally periods are used to separate initials, however it is a matter of personal preference.

Any item on our web site that can be engraved with an inscription (that provides for "Engraving Text" can be engraved with initials. Initials will be centered on the item being engraved, and sized for an appropriate balanced fit. Below are approximate examples of initials engraved in the available engraving fonts.

 
  • Initials will be centered and engraved on the item of jewelry.

How to submit initials for engraving:

  1. Select your preferred engraving font from the drop down menu.
  2. When submitting your initials online, type the letters IN THE ORDER YOU WANT THEM TO APPEAR ENGRAVED. For example the name Scarlet Savannah Easterwood ... if you want the initials to appear engraved as S.E.S then type in S.E.S, if you want it to appear engraved as S.S.E, type in S.S.E. (You can also include periods between the letters for effect).
    Initial Monogram

Please allow 2-3 business days to process your engraving before your order ships out.

 

Inscriptions

Inscriptions are words of text that are engraved onto a piece of jewelry. Due to the size and design of a certain piece of jewelry, there are character limits that are recommended you can find these details on each item page.

Depending on the item you select, inscriptions can be engraved in

  • One Line, Two Lines and/or Three Lines

Engraving can also be done in different orientations (depending on the item and font type selected):

  • Landscape or Horizontal Orientation
  • Portrait or Landscape

Allowances for the number of lines permitted and orientations possible differ by each piece of jewelry, and information can be found on the item detail page by clicking the View Engraving Details link.

 

Please allow 2-3 business days to process your engraving before your order ships out.

How to submit your inscription for engraving:

  1. Select your preferred engraving font from the drop down menu.
  2. Type in your engraving on each line provided (certain items may only allow 1 or 2 lines, other may have 3 as shown here) as you would like it to appear engraved.
  3. Add to Shopping Bag.
    Inscription Engraving

Questions? Call us at 1 888 857 8663 or +1 212 564 9175 (Mon - Fri, 10am - 6pm EST) or Email us at info@shimmerandstone.com.

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Text Engraving Font Styles

Our Engravers use the following popular text engraving font styles:

* Not all font options are available on every piece of jewelry at Shimmer & Stone. Please refer to the item page for details on font availability.

 

Roman Font:

The most popular engraving font, the Roman Font is typically similar to the Times-Roman font style you find on your computer's word processor. The Roman Font is elegant, yet bold and is suitable for both male and female recipients for almost any occasion, and results in deep smooth engraving effect.

Roman Engraving Font

Roman font is recommended for use in:

  • Inscriptions
  • Initials
  • Monograms
  • All Uppercase / Upper and Lowercase / All Lowercase

 

Block Font:

The block engraving font is also another very popular font which has simple and clean defining lines and is most similar to the Arial font found on your computer's word processor. This font is easy to read and is more often used when engraving item's for men, primarily because of the fact that the traditional military dog tags have always and still are 'punched' or 'stamped' with a block type font.

Block Engraving Font

Block font is recommended for use in:

  • Inscriptions
  • Initials
  • Monograms
  • All Uppercase / Upper and Lowercase / All Lowercase

 

Script Font:

The Script Font is a cursive font that resembles handwriting and is romantic and softer in style. The lettering is slanted and this font is commonly suited of use in heartfelt inscriptions, and/or use in the engraving of initials. It is recommended that this style of font is not used for an inscription that requires all uppercase lettering due to the resulting spacing between uppercase letters. Lowercase letters essentially join each other.

Script Engraving Font

Script font is recommended for use in

  • Inscriptions
  • Initials
  • Monograms
  • Upper and Lowercase -OR- All Lowercase

 

Old English Font:

The old english font is more of a bold and vintage styled font. It is bold and decorative in effect and stands out with a curious emphasis. This font works beautifully with vintage or gothic styled pieces of jewelry and if used in an inscription we would recommend using both upper and lowercase lettering for the best and balanced result. Initials or monograms look exceptionally prominent when engraved with the Old English Font.

Old English Engraving Font

Old English font is recommended for use in . . .

  • Inscriptions
  • Initials
  • Monograms
  • All Uppercase / Upper and Lowercase / All Lowercase

 

Interlocking Monogram Font:

The interlocking monogram font is a specialized font that is used primarily in monogramming. This font is large in size and features very elaborate and bold lettering with an artistic design, that makes for a very dramatic and beautiful appearance. This font cannot be used to engrave inscriptions due to the size of the font and is recommended for use on select pieces due to the resulting loss in detail when utilizing this font on smaller sized pieces.

Interlocking Monogram Engraving Font

The Interlocking Monogram font is recommended for use in:

  • Monograms
  • Single Initials

Questions? Call us at 1 888 857 8663 or +1 212 564 9175 (Mon - Fri, 10am - 6pm EST) or Email us at info@shimmerandstone.com.

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