Difference between hand-stamped and engraved jewellery
March 23, 2023

What’s The Difference Between Hand-Stamped & Engraved Jewellery?

There’s always an excuse to spoil the ones you love, and what’s a better gift than personalised jewellery? A wide range of personalised jewellery is either hand-stamped or engraved, and you may be asking yourself, ‘What’s the difference?’, but we’ve got you covered.

In this blog, we will walk you through the differences between hand-stamped and engraved jewellery so that you can decide which one suits your special someone the most.


Process behind engraved jewellery


So, what is engraved jewellery and how is it made?

The process of engraved jewellery is an advanced technique in which a laser is used to engrave words or images onto your jewellery. The engraving is neat and uniform, which would make it possible for different fonts or images to be used. Because of these features, engraved jewellery is typically used on custom designs, which can be difficult to hand-stamp.

Advantages of engraved jewellery:

  • Smoother, more consistent end result with multiple font and design options available.
  • The laser machine is able to cut small, intricate designs such as symbols or charms resulting in a near-perfect end result.
  • Quick and easy to create – perfect for last-minute shoppers

Why not have a browse at some of our personalised jewellery. Feel free to send us a message regarding what specific design you would like. 


Process behind hand-stamped jewellery


Hand-stamped jewellery and how it’s made

Hand-stamping is a handmade process in which designs are hammered onto your jewellery. This is done by placing a metal piece onto a steel stamping block, then a metal stamp (with a raised alphabet letter or symbol at the end) is struck with a brass-headed hammer to impress a mark into the piece of metal. This method is typically used on simpler designs with a more organic look to it, where it has a slight shift in alignment. This is perfect for those who prefer their jewellery to look more natural and personal. However, due to the complexity of this technique and the fact that the stamps only come in standard shapes, it is difficult to create pictures, unusual fonts, and logos.

Advantages of hand-stamped jewellery:

  • Good if you want a handmade or handcrafted look.
  • Beautiful and unique – no two pieces are alike.
  • Offers superb legibility as well as resiliency.
  • Extremely durable as the design is permanently pressed onto the metal with no surface ink to wear or fade.

Have a browse at some of our hand-stamped jewellery.


In conclusion ...

Hand-stamped and engraved jewellery are both great options for designing your own personalised jewellery. At the end of the day, it all comes down to preference, but whatever you decide we can guarantee that we will deliver the highest quality design that leaves you or your special someone fully satisfied with our products. If you have any further questions or need to get in touch, please reach out via help@butlerandgrace.co


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