We’ve given solutions to shopping for the person that doesn’t wear jewelry, now what about the person with an understated style? People that strive for an extremely minimal look most likely won’t want their personalized jewelry to be so literal by spelling out names, quotes, and birthdays. Here are a few solutions to creating a meaningful piece for that special someone who likes to keep it simple.
Add text in binary code for secret text only the wearer will know…
Hide text on the inside of a bracelet, ring, or put it on the back of a pendant. The jewelry remains fashionable and simplistic while still having a personal meaning.
Use raised elements such as Braille or roman numerals to spell out names or dates discreetly. The wearer will know what the translation means and will also be able to feel this tactile component as a reminder.
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There are times when a name, date, or short phrase just don't sum up everything you want to say or commemorate on a ring. If you find yourself struggling to decide what you should put on your ring and what you should sacrifice then you might want to consider a graffiti style layout. All that means is the space on a wide ring is filled with lots of twisting and turning text in a variety of fonts... and of coarse a splatter of diamonds to boot!
Stumped on what you can put on a graffiti ring and keep the design fun, interesting, and meaningful? Here are some examples of the variety of information and design elements you can put on the rings to fill them up:
- Names / Initials of Spouse, Kids, Loved Ones
- Nicknames / Pet Names
- Cute sayings or inside jokes by kids or your sweetheart
- Important dates
- Big achievements and accomplishments
- Significant Locations
- Geographic Location Coordinates
- Hometown city and state names
- Area and zip codes
- Heritage, Nationality, Country
- Zodiac Signs
- Religious / Scripture / Inspirational Quotes
- Goals or Motivational Phrases
- Powerful words
- Birthstones and diamonds
- Symbols or Filler Marks ( dots - dashes- asterisks )
- Text in different languages
- Dates in Roman Numerals
- Raised Accent Shapes
So with so many different options where do you start? The best thing to get rolling is to start with a focus. For example I want to design a ring that celebrates our relationship from the beginning until now. Once you have that focus start asking yourself some questions. Where did you meet? How did you meet? Where was your first kiss? What do you adore about the love of your life? What do they mean to you?
Once you get some answers then chose the way you would like to have it personalized on the ring from one of the options on the list. If your first date was at Captains Cove in Bridgeport, CT you could write that location out completely, portions of it, or just put the coordinates. You could put the date it happened in Roman Numerals. Have fun with it, adding variety as you go along, and you will create a wide ring that will be cherished for generations. As always, if you need help just give us a ring and we can help you design one over the phone with live instant mock-ups of what your design will look like.
Here are some of the most popular wide bands on MetalPressions.com:
Sterling Silver 10MM Wide Band
14K Yellow 10mm Wide Band
14K White 10mm Wide Band
14K Rose 10mm Wide Band
We recently talked about how you can make your personalized jewelry a little different by off centering the text. Click to see the post about those unique jewelry designs.
Here are two other examples of how a small change like not blackening the text can set your jewelry apart. The absence of the black in the letters softens the look of the charm and makes the text more subtle; an effect that looks distinctively classy.
The charm on the left is a 14K 5/8" Gold Charm with Bail. The text is stamped in our block font.
The charm on the right is a 14K Rectangle Charm that measures 35mm x 11mm. The coordinates are stamped in our script font.
Both charms hang from the 14K 2.8mm Flat Oval Cable Chain.
If you want your text unblackened, just request that in the additional notes before you add the item to your cart or call to place the order over the phone. 912-771-1133
A couple of small changes in a layout can make a design unique and something you can call your own. When customers want something simple but just a little different than the standard name centered in the middle of the charm we work with them to create a layout that meets their vision.
These two charms are great examples of how off centering the name can create a clean but intriguing design. We justified the the names to the bottom right and placed them on an angle. The gold version is a 1/2" yellow gold charm with gold rim with a single name in our typewriter font.
The silver version is 5/8 Silver Charm with Silver Rim and Flush Set Stones. The flush set stone fills in the extra space by the shorter name very well.
Do you have a unique layout idea for a personalized charm? Call us at 912-771-1133 and we'll show you a free design preview with our online jewelry design software.