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The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide – Engravers Guild

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Engravers Guild have put together the ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide filled with beautifully engraved items that make the perfect gift this March.

All items can be engraved with a personalised message and come in a luxury gift box with a gift card. Engravers Guild use diamond-tipped cutters to make impressions in the metal that will last forever, really showcasing love this Mother’s Day.

Nurses Engraved Leather Fob Watch – Grey/Rose

Is your Mother a key worker or a nurse who has been tirelessly working? Then treat her to one of our Nurse Watches. We have an extensive collection that includes, Annie Apple, Ravel and Jean Pierre.

The Annie Apple Grey/Rose Nurse Watch consists of a stylish grey leather strap that sits neatly upon the rose gold brooch and dial. The watch adds style and individuality to any Nurse’s uniform. Furthermore, the contrasting dark and rose gold dial really stands out and provides a modern take on the classic Nurse Watch.

Measuring at 73mm in height, the watch retails at £39.95 and includes complimentary engraving on the reverse on the case. For an extra £4 the brooch can also be engraved with a personal message or more popularly a name.

Paul Smith X Caran D’Ache Engraved Pen – Pink

Do you want to buy an alternative Mother’s Day gift this year? Engravers Guild has an extensive engraved pen selection that includes this Pink Paul Smith X Caran D’Ache collaboration.

The Artist Stripe ballpoint pen really brings out its unique sense of creativity with vibrant colours and trendy stripes. Liven up any look and provide the gift of a perfect accessory this Mother’s Day.

The pen also comes with a rose pink, metal, padded case that can be engraved with a message of your choice. The personalised rollerball pen with blue ink measures 19.9cm in length and comes in at £38.50. An everyday writing instrument that has been turned into a fashionable statement and sentimental gift.

Silver Heart Chain Personalised Bracelet

This beautiful personalised bracelet is a classic piece that should have a place in every jewellery collection. The solid silver chain link bracelet contains a heart-shaped tag that can be engraved and personalised to create the perfect gift.

The chain offers an adjustable length of between 6 and 8.5 inches. The heart measures 15mm at the widest point and 15mm in height. Retailing at £35 the chain is finely balanced to be substantial yet delicate and charming on any arm.

Pearl Heart Engraved Necklace – Gold

This elegant personalised necklace is made from gold plated sterling silver and is of the highest quality with its delicate proportions. The pendant contains a glimmering Mother of Pearl inlay that showcases the iridescence of the natural shell.

Add a crisp and everlasting engraving to the reverse and this is the perfect gift this Mother’s Day. The silver chain with gold plate has an adjustable length of either 16 or 18 inches and the pendant measures 15mm in diameter. Sold at £59.95.

The Mummy Locket – Rose

Our number one Mother’s Day Gift is the Mummy Locket. This personalised locket is intended to be an everlasting and touching keepsake from her children. Why not show that you really care this year and create a completely unique and beautiful locket.

The large oval-shaped, sterling silver locket with a rose gold plate from LoveLox, is the perfect stage to showcase a heartfelt drawing or message for your loved one. Enquire at Engravers Guild today, to create and purchase yours for £89.95.

Engravers Guild: The Birthstone Collection

Birthstone Collection

Birthstones are gemstones that correspond to the months of the year, each month has a birthstone associated with it.

It is now common practice to associate yourself with the gemstone of the month you were born, hence the term ‘birthstone’.

These dedicated crystals come in an array of beautiful colours that are now often worn alongside jewellery.

Engravers Guild Birthstone Collection
Engravers Guild has a birthstone collection surrounding personalised necklaces.

With an array of necklace styles available, coming in silver, gold and rose gold, Engravers Guild will then add your chosen birthstone.

The pendants can then be engraved and personalised further by the expert engraving team who use diamond-tipped cutters to create a sharp and everlasting impression in the metal.

Swarovski® Birthstones
Engravers Guild only use genuine Swarovski crystals in their collection and they are all specially selected for their sparkle and high quality.

Each stone is created with precision cutting and polishing, with Swarovski boasting a higher refraction index than even crystal, thereby ensuring that nothing glimmers as brightly as their beautiful birthstone offer.

Love Heart Swarovski® Birthstone Necklace – Red
This silver heart necklace with a mini red heart overlay is beautifully embellished with a genuine Swarovski® birthstone crystal.

The front of the pendant has a unique hammered effect whilst the back is highly polished and a great canvas to engrave on.

This fun necklace is the perfect gift to express affection for a loved one in a way that will be cherished forever.

Swarovski® Birthstone Heart Pendant – 18K Gold Vermeil
Another exquisite pendant that is accompanied by a genuine Swarovski® birthstone crystal is the 18K Gold Vermeil Heart Pendant.

The pendant is of high quality and has a substantial feel in the hand. The domed effect and contours of the heart create a luxurious shape and feel to the necklace.

Retailing at £59.95, the pendant can be personalised on the front with a diamond-cut inscription.

Swarovski® Birthstone Star Necklace – Rose Gold
The popular little star personalised necklace comes in silver, gold and rose gold. The pendant is large enough to engrave a single initial of a loved one and accompanied by a real Swarovski® crystal.

The birthstone is cut to create a brilliant display of refracted light, bringing a sense of playfulness to the engraved necklace.

The necklace and birthstone are both made from high quality and versatile materials meaning it is guaranteed to last for very many years to come.

 

 

THE LAUNCH OF LOVELOX LONDON

 

LoveLox London

LoveLox London is launching Wednesday 3rd February 2021, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

The dedicated locket necklace company has an array of beautifully crafted pieces that come in silver, gold and rose gold. Their mission is “to create treasured keepsakes to celebrate meaningful moments in your life.”

The brand may be new, but it draws on its heritage that traces back to 1887. With over 100 years of engraving and jewellery experience that comes from the family business, LoveLox is engraved and assembled by hand in the UK.

What makes LoveLox different?
Pictures with loved ones? Instagram moments? LoveLox can capture them all in a special capsule.

Why waste precious memories when they should be celebrated and remembered. The brand was created with these moments in mind and to create a more meaningful gifting experience.

The lockets are all engraved by an expert team who use diamond tipped cutters to create a sharp and everlasting impression in the metal.
They are then assembled by hand with care and attention like no other. The perfect photographs inside are professionally printed, carefully cut and then meticulously inserted to showcase the beautiful memory inside.

Why is a LoveLox locket the perfect gift?
Lovelox believes gifting should be special and personal.

A bespoke locket that has been fully customised with a personalised engraving and images inside, is no average present you would normally grab off the shelf.

A personalised gift is a better gift. Make it unique. Make it special. Make it at LoveLox.

Engravers Guild stocks LoveLox
Here at Engravers Guild, we are excited to announce that we are partnered with LoveLox London and will be stocking their high-quality lockets.

The collection consists of diamond lockets, heart lockets and tree of life lockets. Complimentary engraving is included and next day delivery is available.

Looking for a Valentine’s Day present?

Engravers Guild also stocks many other gifts such as our Personalised Necklace collection and Nurse Watch collection.

VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT GUIDE 2021

Valentines Day Rose

This Valentine’s Day, Engravers Guild of London showcases their top gifts for 14th February 2021.

The personalised gift specialist curates some of the world’s finest brands, and expertly finishes each one with a bespoke feature.

There is something for everyone at the online retailer. Whether you are looking for the timeless gift of jewellery or a special Valentine’s Day gift, Engravers Guild of London goes to every length to create a beautiful gift and memorable opening experience.

Valentine’s Day Specials

Valentine’s Silver Marmite Lid – 250g
“Be a Lover not a Hater this Valentine’s!”

If you are looking for something alternative to gift this Valentine’s Day, Engravers Guild has created a bespoke Valentine’s Day special, in the form of a Silver Marmite Lid. People either love or hate Marmite, but for those who love the food spread, this is a great way to express your love in a different way for 2021. Made out of solid 925 sterling silver the exclusive design can be further personalised with a name of your choice. Retailing at £85, the Marmite Silver Lid is engraved with a diamond-tipped cutter that will leave a lasting impression for a lifetime.

Silver Valentine’s Rose
“Give a rose that lasts forever!”

Engravers Guild brings you the everlasting rose. Gift a flower this Valentine’s Day that will leave a smile on your loved one’s face. The silver-plated beautiful rose can be further personalised with engraving on the attached silver tag. Whether that is the name of your Valentine or a personal message, the silver rose will create a memorable opening experience. The petals of the flower are an exquisite deep red colour that really makes the gift stand out when presented. The rose measures 35cm and is £24 with free engraving and a luxury gift box.

For Her

Diamond Heart Locket
“Capture the love and keep it forever”

Show your love this Valentine’s Day with our Diamond set rose gold personalised locket from LoveLox.

This locket from LoveLox has a classic design and features a real diamond inset into the rose gold case. This is a sizeable but feminine piece that creates a timeless look for any occasion. The rose gold heart measures 18mm in width at the largest point and is 18mm in height. The locket can be further customised with a reverse engraving of your choice to create an impeccable gift to give to her this February 14th. With two compartments that can house your personal photos, the locket comes in at £60 and is sure to match complement any ladies wardrobe.

Little Twin Heart Personalised Necklace – Gold
“Always together with your lover”

At £45 this gold plated Little Twin Heart Necklace is the perfect gift. The two small heart tags can be engraved with an initial and both hang on a dainty chain that is adjustable from 16 to 18 inches. The small and perfectly formed hearts are 9mm by 6mm and sit nicely on the chest of the wearer. Whether you choose the initials of you and your partner, your children or memories of loved ones, the initials will be of a top-quality engraving. The personalised necklace also comes in silver or rose gold plating and brings alive the essence of the initials that are engraved.

For Him

Pebble Grain Leather Wallet – Tan
“Show me the money. Show me the love”

Engravers Guild specialises in engraving but also embossing leather products. This Dents Pebble Grain Leather Wallet in Tan is the perfect gift for him this Valentine’s Day. The celebrated leatherware brand, Dents, by appointment to HRH The Prince of Wales, is supple, soft and has been selected for its natural grain. It includes RFID blocking technology to ensure the safe and secure holding of your financial data, along with six credit card slots and two note compartments. The personalised wallet is cognac coloured and can be embossed with up to three initials, in gold, silver or blind emboss and is completely complimentary. Measuring 11.5cm wide and 9cm tall the wallet is durable, lightweight and will last for many years. All presented in signature presentation boxes the wallet is priced at £39.

Carbon Case Mesh Strap Engraved Watch
“Make time for love this Valentine’s”

At £69.95 this Mr Beaumont Carbon Case Watch can be personalised for your loved one. With up to 3 lines of text, the watch is highly customisable and will leave for a lasting impression for years to come. The strap is an iconic mesh that is not only durable but fashionable and connects to the 41mm carbon smokey dial case. This gentleman’s timepiece features the precision Japanese Miyota movement and is water-resistant. This personalised watch will really show your appreciation and affection for him this Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Edition Marmite Jar Launched

A special ‘lovers’ edition Marmite jar has been launched ahead of Valentine’s Day this year.

Released by Engravers Guild of London – the personalised gifts retailer – the Marmite jar features a solid sterling silver top with a unique diamond-cut engraving.

The design shows Cupid shooting an arrow into a cloud of floating hearts, with an inscription running around the rim: “I love you even more than Marmite”.

In the middle of the scene is showcased a lover’s name, which can be personalised with any name up to 14 characters.

Made in Birmingham and hallmarked at the Birmingham Assay Office, the Valentines Marmite jar is a uniquely British gift. Perfect for the person who has everything, the lid is designed to be kept forever and can be switched onto any 250g Marmite jar.

Elliot Bishton, the founder of Engravers Guild, said:

“With 2021 getting off to a difficult start, we wanted to find a special way to help spread the love this year. While the iconic condiment is famous for inspiring strong emotions, there is only room for The Lovers this Valentine’s Day. And, what better way to celebrate your lover than by inscribing their name atop a yeast-extract snack.”

The Valentines Marmite jar costs £85 and is available from Engravers Guild of London.

5 Tips to Maintain Your New Year’s Resolutions – Engravers Guild

Every year millions of us make New Year’s Resolutions.

Every year millions of us break these New Year’s Resolutions.

On average 25% of the population vow to make a change and have at least one resolution, within two-three weeks almost half have quit.

Below are the top five steps for maintaining your goals and resolutions for 2021 and the engraved gifts that we recommend to help you along the way.

1. Limit Them
Do not go overboard and try to change every single element of your life in one go. This will become overwhelming and you will ultimately set yourself up for demotivation and failure.

Pick three, realistic New Year’s Resolutions and go from there. Write them down and solidify their existence with an engraved pen. If you feel in four months’ time you have completed one, or all three, you can add more if you want to.

Taking life on in small chunks is much more manageable, by creating clear and concise goals for yourself, it will set you up to achieve and thrive for 2021.

2. Break Them Down
Now that you have picked your three main goals/resolutions for 2021, let’s break them down.

Creating smaller steps within a goal will provide you with a clear path to follow. You know the steps to take and can stick to these daily or weekly. Then add smaller milestones, by completing each mini goal within your resolution, you will feel a sense of satisfaction and be able to track your journey to success.

Let’s say your main resolution is to lose weight. We can break that down into further steps/goals…

Steps to follow –
1 – Go to the gym three times a week
2 – Cut out snacks (chocolate and crisps)
3 – Cut out alcohol

Milestones –
1 – Lose ½ stone
2 – Lose 1 stone
3 – Lose 1 ½ stone

To help with recording your steps and journey, invest in one of our engraved journals. This will be a useful tool in achieving and maintaining your New Year’s Resolutions. Write down your steps, make your lists and get organised.

3. It is a journey
Everyone makes mistakes or comes up against obstacles. If this happens, it does not mean complete failure, it is all just part of the journey.

The key is not to be so hard on yourself during the journey of your New Year’s resolutions. If you eat a chocolate bar on your new diet, you have not failed. If you do not save XX amount of money one month, you have not failed. Saving your spare cash in an engraved money clip would help you achieve this goal in a classy and exciting way.

If you are having a bad day, you have not failed. Believe in yourself and the journey, carry on, keep going and achieve the end goal.

4. Talk about it
Discuss your goals with your friends and family, this cements your New Year’s resolutions.

Ask the people around you to help you and spur you on. Perhaps find a like-minded friend who may want to join you? Working on something together is more fun and you are more likely to stick to it.

Always look for motivation within yourself first, however, a push in the right direction helps too.

Why not keep a reminder of your loved ones around your neck with a locket? Always knowing they are by your side through your journey ahead.

5. Reward at the end
Pick a reward for achieving your goal. You may just enjoy the satisfaction and feeling of achievement once you have reached your end game or you may need a further incentive to drive you forward.

This may be included within your goal, for example saving money each month and the end reward being the new car that you have saved for.

Or you could add your own incentives on top. If your aim is to lose a certain amount of weight, you may reward yourself with a beach holiday or a new wardrobe. Add that extra encouragement so you go the extra mile to achieve.

Engravers Guild have many personalised gifts that could be used as an incentive or reward for you or a loved one at this time of year. We offer a wide selection of personalised necklaces that can be engraved with motivational messages.

Top 5 picks for Personalised Jewellery this Christmas 2020

Personalised Jewellery

Personalised Jewellery for Christmas 2020

Engravers Guild is pleased to present its Top 5 Picks for personalised jewellery this Christmas 2020.

Founded in 2017 to deliver the best possible personalised gift experience, Engravers Guild goes to every length to deliver an opening occasion to remember.

Curating the finest selection of jewellery from today’s leading brands, each item is beautifully finished by a crisp diamond-cut engraving which will last forever.

From the beautiful products to the signature packaging, every gift from Engravers Guild is designed to be something that is truly special.

Pendant Follina Pianura Quadrato – 18K Gold Plated – SIF JAKOBS
At £85, this personalised necklace by Sif Jakobs is an 18 karat gold plated, 925 sterling silver pendant. It is beautifully crafted with clean and simplistic lines. The Scandinavian jewellery house creates essential pieces for any woman’s wardrobe, providing an elegant look for all occasions. Engravers Guild of London then uses the finest diamond-tipped cutter to engrave personalised messages to create a perfect and forever treasured gift.

Bracelet Follina Pianura – SIF JAKOBS
This personalised bracelet has a 14mm circular silver tag along with an adjustable chain. With minimalist charm and elegance, this bracelet is the perfect accessory this festive season. Use Engravers Guild’s engraving service to feature a special message or personalisation to enhance the value of your gift this Christmas, for only £59.

Diamond Set Personalised Locket – Rose Gold
Give a gift that she will remember this year with a Diamond Set Personalised Locket. At £77.50, this locket comes in rose gold and includes all engraving and a luxury gift box. The timeless piece from MYRI London will provide a special moment for any loved one to open. A locket is a great keepsake, this locket houses two compartments that can store sentimental images for that extra special feeling.

Oxford Ladies Watch – Black Leather Strap – ELIE BEAUMONT
Leave a lasting impression with this Elie Beaumont rose gold personalised watch. With a black leather strap, this contrasting piece creates an effortless look. With pricing at £59.95 the watch uses a precision Japanese Miyota movement. Buy this watch as a beautifully feminine present for any woman this Christmas.

Swarovski® Birthstone Disc Necklace – Gold
Provide a gift of luxury with this Swarovski® Birthstone Necklace. Add up to 8 characters of diamond cut engraving alongside a genuine birthstone crystal. At £49.95 this super personalised item will become a favourite item in her jewellery collection. The classic and charming design suits any occasion and creates an effortless look.

Engraved watches go to auction – Paul Newman and Steve McQueen

Luxury Rolex Watch

Luxury Rolex Watch

The exciting announcement of two iconic watches is set to hit auction on 12 December 2020 at Phillips in New York City. The two timepieces are going to be a huge hit with car and film enthusiasts alike due to their famous appearances and past owners. A Rolex Cosmograph Daytona with strong links to Paul Newman and a Heuer Monaco that was worn by Steve McQueen in the late film Le Mans.

These watches that are being auctioned at the tastefully named “Racing Pulse”, are set to sell for millions of dollars and here’s why…

Paul Newman: Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Ref. 6263

This fantastic Rolex is referred to as the “Big Red” and was given to Paul as an iconic 25th-anniversary gift by his wife, Joanne back in 1983. It has a very personal and sentimental engraving on the back “Drive Slowly – Joanne”.

The ironic custom message will have skyrocketed the soon to be auctioned item, pushing it to estimated millions of dollars. The watch has gained its famous persona from appearing in an abundance of photographs since the mid ’80s

Past watches from Paul Newman’s superior collection have sold for record-breaking amounts, the top sum being $17.5 million back in October 2017 at another prestigious Phillips auction. The “Big Red” Rolex isn’t thought to create such an uproar at the auction this year but nonetheless, will make its own phenomenal impact in the history of auctioned watches.

The family of Paul Newman has said they will donate the funds to charities founded by Paul including Serious Fun – Children’s Network.

Steve McQueen: Heuer Monaco Ref. 1133

The second luxury engraved watch that has been announced to sell at the live online auction is a blue Heuer Monaco, that was featured in the classic film Le Mans. This watch will be the final watch from six that were used within the making of the 1971 hit flick.

This specific classic watch was gifted from Steve to his friend and chief onset mechanic, Haig Alltounian and tells this story by the timeless engraving on the back “TO HAIG – LE MANS 1970”. The story continues and develops through Haig’s 2015 documentary, The Man & Le Mans, where he explains he did not want to accept the watch, only to find his name had already been engraved on the back.

Revealing this information attracted the attention of watch collectors expressing the apparent value the engraved watch could hold… One of the previous watches in the set of six sold for $799,500 in 2012 and this was without a personalised engraving. What makes this year even more special is the 50th anniversary of the uber-famous racing film.

Here at Engravers Guild, we specialise in personalised engravings and also stock an extensive watch list for both male and female audiences. We use precision diamond-tipped cutters to engrave everlasting words that will carry their meaning for years to come.

 

The Queen and her secret engraving

Engraved & personalised jewellery Queen UK

The Queen and Prince Philip – UK

This month a new biography has been released by the author Ingrid Seward, “Prince Philip: A Portrait of the Duke of Edinburgh”. Ingrid is one of the most respected and prominent writers on the subject of the British Royal Family. 

In the book, private details have been released unbeknown to the British public until now and some topics are very interesting.

One detail that Engravers Guild have relished upon is the secret message that Prince Philip and The Queen share on her engraved wedding ring

Only the Queen (94), Prince Philip (99) and the engraver know how the personalised message reads. Made out of Welsh gold, the ring was given to the Queen over 70 years ago and she never removes it from her finger. 

It comes as no surprise that the wedding ring has a special inscription inside of it as the Royal Family are known to love giving personalised and engraved gifts to each other.

Being so intensely in the public eye, the couple have shared the majority of their details throughout life, however it seems as though they have kept this private element up their sleeve. 

Engraving a piece of jewellery for a gift can add a high sense of personality and create a special moment. Engravers Guild specialises in the personalisation and engraving of items for special occasions. 

By using the finest diamond-tipped cutters we ensure that all products are curated to an exceptionally high standard that leave a lasting impression. 

Something very extraordinary about engraving is that the engraving lasts forever. The message and meaning will never die. 

And in the case of the Royal family, their engravings will go down in British history.

Giving a cheer to the Oscars’ engravers

A couple of weeks ago, ITV got in touch with us here at Engravers Guild, asking if they could interview the member of our team who engraves the Oscars.

We’re not sure where they got the information from that we were responsible for engraving the Academy Awards.

However, alas, they were incorrect.

Although we would consider our engraving skills amongst the best, we unfortunately do not have the contract each year to travel to Hollywood and present the world’s glitterati with their crowning achievements.

But that is not to say that we don’t appreciate the work that goes in by the engravers on the night.

It can be very difficult to achieve the most precise and perfect impression. One wrong move, and you have consigned the item to the engraver’s waste bin.

If you add your clients to the picture, then there is further pressure still.

But then throw a few global megastars into the mix, along with international media recording your every move… and you have a veritable perfect storm of pressure.

So while news titles, social media and broadcast organisations all focus on the actors, actresses and producers, we want to give a shout-out to the men and women who record in time immemorial who were the winners from the big night.

This year, all seemed to go smoothly (from an engraving point of view). Many times before on this blog we have covered how awards have been engraved with wrong spellings, wrong titles, and even completely wrong names.

It’s an easy mistake to make, and we would be lying if we claimed never to have made a error when engraving.

So there is all the more reason to recognise those dedicated practitioners.

That being said… should the organisers of the Oscars ever feel that the prowess of their engravers is not up to scratch, then we’re alert and ready and waiting in the wings for the call-up.

The offer is always there x