Choose an initial, number, name, or word for me to engrave on a sterling silver or gold-filled disk;
Single letters and numbers are engraved on an 11mm or 12mm disk (based on availability) that I hand punch and polish into a charm;
Words, initials, and names of four characters or less will be engraved on a 12mm sterling silver or gold-filled disk;
Longer words or names, up to 8 characters, will be engraved on a 15mm or 16mm (based on availability) sterling silver or gold-filled disk.
Your choice of several different lengths of sterling silver chain. The chain may vary slightly from the picture depending on availability at time of order.
This is a made-to-order item and can take between 1-2 business days to complete, though I strive to turn around orders in 1 business day. Made and shipped from my home studio in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Due to space, words and names are engraved in plain (single-line) font.
I like to engrave in ALL CAPS so that the word/name stands out on the small charm. Some longer names will not fit in all caps.
Maximum 8 letters, but I may be able to fit an extra 2 characters depending on the word – do inquire before ordering.
Please keep in mind that the longer the word, the smaller the font.
Although I can increase and decrease the size of each font, there are limitations. This is why there is a maximum amount of letters I can fit on each disk.
ABOUT HOW I ENGRAVE
The style of engraving I do is known as diamond drag engraving using a manual Pantograph engraver. This form of engraving is considered obsolete since most is now done via computerized laser and rotary engraving.
I use primarily vintage brass font sets, so I like to think my customers are not only getting a handmade item but also a piece of history.
This is an “Old School” form of engraving. It differs from hand stamping, where the letters are struck via a hammer into the metal, and usually blackened to stand out. The diamond tip leaves an impression on the metal and is left the natural color. Any dark appearance in my photos is due to reflection or shadow.
WHAT IS GOLD-FILLED?
The easiest way to describe it, is layers of brass and gold sandwiched together. These layers are bonded (clad) together with extreme heat and pressure. There are two or three layers within this sandwich. The result is a durable product resembling karat gold without the hefty price tag. The top gold layer does not chip or flake like gold-plated items with a minuscule amount of gold covering. Gold-filled is very popular with jewelry makers like me because it is affordable and easy to obtain. It is advisable not to use heavy abrasives or bench polishing on gold-filled items so as not to burn through the metal layers.
MORE ABOUT THE PEWTER CHARM
Culinary grade pewter is AKA Britannia pewter alloy. You can drink or eat off cutlery or cups made from this form of pewter. The charms have been FDA-certified lead-free. I love these charms: they are made in the USA and have incredible, beautiful detail. You may gently polish these charms to remove any tarnish though abrasives and bench polishing are not recommended.