There is now less than two weeks left to order bespoke items on our site in time for Christmas delivery so we thought it would be the perfect time to give you a few gift ideas and some tips on how to engrave your jewellery this Christmas! While jewellery is always a wonderful gift, personalised jewellery is even better. Showing someone you care with a unique message, favourite date or just remembering that silly nickname they had as a kid – what could be more special? Husbands/ boyfriends/ partners take note – we promise she won’t be disappointed if you not only buy that piece of jewellery she has been hinting at for weeks, but also go to the trouble of engraving it too! You are on to a winner! So how do you choose your message for engraving? Seeing as at Anna Lou of London we have been creating bespoke jewellery for a good few years we’ve seen it all so these are a few suggestions for how to choose your message.
- The Nickname – Ok so this can be a little risky as if it’s a nickname they merely tolerate but aren’t entirely happy with will they want it forever engraved on their beloved piece of jewellery? Our vote is to go for something playful, an endearing name you’ve coined that always raises a smile, rather than a childhood nickname they may have hated.
- The Memorable Date – engraving a date can be a great way to commemorate a special moment and the best part is that it’s a private message between the two of you. While the wearer will always feel the connotations of that day when wearing the jewellery, to the outside world it’s still a mystery. Choose anything from wedding days to children’s birthdays to the day you first met!
- The meaningful message – everyone has a phrase or saying that means something to them. Whether its a well known speech by one of the worlds greats or a quote from a Disney film doesn’t really matter, if it’s special then it’s worth it.
- None of the above – of course you don’t have to follow our suggestions at all, we’ve engraved everything from pets names to favourite tweets to song lyrics in the past so even if it’s quirky, ridiculous or both, get in touch and we’ll be happy to oblige!