At Engravers Guild, we are avid followers of various Awards Seasons from around the world. Any award which is really worthy of its name should be personalised for the winner, and we keenly follow the emotions of the recipients when they pick up their famous prizes.
Many a time we have followed Hollywood legends, sports stars and local heroes as they collect a prize finished with their own name, recognising their individual achievement.
However, today, we have to pay homage to the actions of actress Sarah Paulson. When winning her Emmy at the awards ceremony last night, she really underlined the significance that an engraving can hold.
Ms Paulson picked up her award for best actress in a limited series for her portrayal of lead prosecutor Marcia Clark in The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
The actress was committed to correcting the media’s hard depiction of Ms Clark during the trial period, and invited her as her plus-one for the Emmy evening.
When accepting the Award, Ms Paulson paid respect to the courtroom prosecutor, but it was the gesture later that night which caught the attention of the world’s media and perhaps said more than any spoken words could.
At the Governor’s Ball, the winners take their famous Golden Lady statues to be engraved in a restricted enclosure. But the actress negotiated to have Ms Clark accompany her, and proceeded to have the award engraved with her friend’s name alongside her own.
On a night which dazzles with dresses, egos, jokes, celebrity and gossip, we’re delighted that it was the simple finish of an engraving with dominated newspaper headlines the next day, and we’re delighted that it helped bring light to a worthy issue.
While not all of us may be collecting awards in Los Angeles from the Emmys, we can all express something special with a personalised gift. Our engraved cufflinks, engraved necklaces and engraved bracelets are all designed specially so that the sentiment of the gift is what matters most.