What Phrase to Engrave?

Mr. M and I just spent a fab weekend in NYC and were able to get the ball rolling on a major to-do item—we visited the jeweler to select our wedding rings. We were running late (due to some terrible traffic, ugh!), but Mr. M managed to pick out his ring in less than 10 minutes. He apparently had already done a bunch of research online and decided that a sleek and classic style was really what he wanted. (He’s never consistently worn a piece of jewelery in his life, so he also wanted something very lightweight and durable.) And we saved major $$ since he decided on an alternative metal (cobalt).


This is the ring he selected with a 4.5 millimeter width. / Image via Benchmark Rings

The decision for my ring was a bit more complicated. Here is a picture of my ring from our engagement shoot:


Photo by Sarelle Photos


More detailed pic of my ring / Personal photo

Because the ring setting is pretty intricate, we basically have to get the same designer to create the wedding band—which means I have to ship my engagement ring off to California for a week so he can customize the band to exactly fit the e-ring. For now, I’m ordering it plain (no diamonds) since it’s more cost effective.

Now our biggest dilemma is deciding on the engraving for his ring (mine will be too small to have one). Should we stick with the standard name/initials and wedding date? A song lyric? The symbol for infinity? Our dorky nicknames for each other? I found this old post by Mrs. Hibiscus that had some great engraving ideas and also came across these articles for inspo:

What will you be engraving on your ring(s)?


Mrs. Mongoose

New Haven, CT
Wedding Date:
May 2013
Sweet Dreams
Mini-Mooning in the Lone Star State
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  1. msmongoose Bee
    msmongoose 264 posts, Helper bee @ 8:43 am

    @Mrs. Pony: Thank you Mrs. P! And your husband’s engraving is really sweet.

    @lealorali: It seems like alot of people do but of course you don’t have to!

    @Mrs. Treasure: @TraumaQueen: @skellener: Beautiful!

  2. msmongoose Bee
    msmongoose 264 posts, Helper bee @ 8:48 am

    @Sapphire-Dreamer: Nice! Which one are you leaning towards?

    @funnelcake: Thank you! And I love your engraving, very unique.

    @von1976: That is absolutely adorable for his ring!! Very clever 🙂 Thanks for the tip regarding engraving! I’ll check with the jeweler to see if it’ll be an issue.

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