Choosing an Engraved Bangle
An engraved sterling silver or solid gold bangle is a beautiful way to tell a forever story and personalise jewellery. A classic bangle engraved with meaningful words, special occasions or the names of children or grandchildren will be loved always, but do you know how to choose the right bangle?
There are four key questions to consider and once they are sorted a dream bangle will be on the way for you or someone you love.
Sterling Silver or Solid Gold Bangles Best?
Laser engraved bangles and hand-engraved bangles can be made in sterling silver or solid 9ct or 18ct yellow, rose or white gold depending on the preferred look and price. Prices for sterling silver bangles start around $100 and solid gold prices around $300 for small bangles and the price will go up with the size and width of the bangle.
Oh My Giddy Aunt only makes solid gold or sterling silver bangles to last a lifetime with proper care and so they can be sized up by a jeweller if needed as wrists grow. Sterling Silver prices are on the website but if you'd prefer solid gold please just email the size you'd like and we'll be happy to provide quotes and options. More information to help you decide on sterling silver or gold can be found on our site or please feel free to contact us for advice.
Which Bangle Profile is best - Flat or Half-Round?
The bangle profile is the bangle shape or style. Flat and half-round profiles both engrave beautifully on the inside or the outside so the choice is really a matter of personal preference.
Some say the half-round bangle profile has a softer, more traditional look while a flat profile bangle can look a little more contemporary. Some say both are gorgeous and why not start a collection!
All laser engraved bangles are made with round, not oval, wrist shapes.
Choosing the Bangle Size
There are two measurements to think about. The width or height of the bangle and the size or diameter of the bangle. Bangles can be engraved from 3mm-8mm wide and can be made in any size from tiny baby bangles to bangles for larger woman. If you need help working out bangle sizes please see our site or contact us for help. Your Giddy Aunts are always happy to help with something that is going to be loved always.
Which Engraving Works Best for Bangles?
Bangles can be laser engraved, hand-engraved or master hand-cut and the price will vary depending on the work and skill involved. Hand-engraving is usually used for inscriptions inside bangles. Master hand-cut engraving and laser engraving is usually used for display work on the outside of bangles.
You can see all bangle engraving options in the engraving category or please contact us if you need more help.
Laser engraved bangles can be engraved on the inside, outside or both inside and outside. You can also choose different fonts. Each laser engraved letters will be computer perfect and a lot can fit into a small space. The engraving can be spaced around the bangle (perfect for children's names) or a verse can fill part or all of the bangle. Engraving will really stand out in all CAPITAL LETTERS or when darkened. Script and Block Italic are softer font styles often used for laser engraved inscriptions or messages on jewellery. Block, Contemporary and Celtic fonts are popular for single names or words. Please remember that a little space is needed along the top and bottom of the bangle and fonts like Script with swirly tails will end up being quite difficult to read on thinner 3mm bangles.
How Long Does it Take for an Engraved Bangle?
Ready made sterling silver bangles can be hand-engraved and sent in few days!
Laser engraved or 9ct gold bangles take longer as they are made to order in Australia in the desired metal and size and laser engraved at the same time so the end result is perfect. Our jewellers have been making manufacturing for over 30 years and bangles have a lifetime manufacturing guarantee excluding wear and tear. Laser Engraved and solid gold bangles usually take 2-4 weeks but we can sometimes hurry them along if you need it for a special occasion, please just let us know and your giddy aunts will be happy to help!