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Question about adding engraving to an existing band

Mreader

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I have seen a couple of threads on this but one was not updated and the other was also older and band was straighter. I have a plain gold band that is thick and heavy (6.5 g) and almost 5mm. It's comfort fit and bc I have upgraded somewhat with a high carat plain band, I was thinking of jazzing this one up with engraving, probably from DK, but wondered if anyone on here has done this? Would the shape of the ring pose any challenges?

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Slickk

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I think it can definitely be done. Dk did one for me. Let me link my thread. Love a wide gold band!!

 

Mreader

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I think it can definitely be done. Dk did one for me. Let me link my thread. Love a wide gold band!!


Nice!!!
 

Mreader

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I think it can definitely be done. Dk did one for me. Let me link my thread. Love a wide gold band!!


When you did that @Slickk how did you pick the motif? Did DK have engraving styles to choose from, or did you show an inspo photo, or something else?
 

Slickk

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@Mreader I had it done about 5 years ago. I sent him an engraving example that he had done. I remember it being priced extremely reasonably (though I have been a regular lol). I was pretty easy going about it since it was the bottom of the band and I was hoping to keep the bags face up. I ended up selling that one and am in the process of having him make me a full baguette eternity (because spinning!) with engraving on the sides. :)
 

Mreader

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@Mreader I had it done about 5 years ago. I sent him an engraving example that he had done. I remember it being priced extremely reasonably (though I have been a regular lol). I was pretty easy going about it since it was the bottom of the band and I was hoping to keep the bags face up. I ended up selling that one and am in the process of having him make me a full baguette eternity (because spinning!) with engraving on the sides. :)

I’ve been a regular too! Hahaha! But hadn’t had engraving on anything other than miligrain.
 

Slickk

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@Mreader well then, I think it’s about time you had a dk engraving done and this seems like just the piece :lol: I like to Google different engraving symbolism and love his wheat engraving, especially because of what it represents, but yours might be too wide for that.
 

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I have also had DK do engraving for me on a French cut band I used to have. You've got a great blank slate - don't think the curve should pose any issues.
 

Mrs_Strizzle

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Studio shots. Loving the engraving! I’m thinking of going for the antiquing. But I am waiting because I asked for just a regular photo first since sometimes the studio shots wash things out.

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Oooooh, I love it! Too bad you can't get a preview of the antiquing before it's done. Hard choice!
 

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Wow, that's really gorgeous! I can't wait to see it on your hand!
I think the antiquing will be a nice touch.
 

ItsMainelyYou

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Love it both ways, honestly. The antiquing will wear off over time- but I love that too sooo, no help. I'm mad for that engraving, and I love the presence of the band. :love:
 

Slickk

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Omg I have it and I am OBSESSED. Something about the magnification made it look really dark. There is a deep contrast, but when viewing at normal size and distance it doesn’t bother me. It’s just amazing in fact. I’m so happy with it!

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I. Love. It!!!! :love:
 

ItsMainelyYou

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Omg I have it and I am OBSESSED. Something about the magnification made it look really dark. There is a deep contrast, but when viewing at normal size and distance it doesn’t bother me. It’s just amazing in fact. I’m so happy with it!

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I waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaant it. Listen, we can duel for it:lol:
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RMOO

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That's incredible! I can't believe it's the same ring.

I've got a similar 7mm band....excuse me while I go bookmark this thread!!
 

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Beautiful!!! Something about those glam shots sometimes just exaggerates everything, whether that's for good or bad. So glad it turned out just as you imagined!
 
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