Engagement Ring Engraving Ideas for Adding a Personal Touch 

Engagement Ring Engraving Ideas for Adding a Personal Touch 

An engraving is a hidden touch that can make your engagement ring even more special. Depending on what you choose, your engraving can represent a moment in your love story, a romantic message, a treasured memory, a beautiful sentiment, or an inside joke. 

There are endless possibilities when it comes to custom engravings, so finding the perfect idea can feel daunting at first. To help you find the right fit, we’re sharing 101 engraving ideas that will add a personal touch to your ring. 

Classic Sentiments 

Classic expressions of devotion, like “I love you” or “forever yours,” are always a popular choice for personalized wedding bands and engagement rings. They’re beautiful in their simplicity, with timeless appeal.  

When choosing your engraving, remember that there’s only so much space inside your ring. So, shorter engravings tend to work best. The exact character limit for your wedding ring depends on its unique design and the engraving method your jeweler uses for their engraving services. A good general rule of thumb is to stay under 50-70 characters. 

  • All My Love 
  • Always 
  • Be Mine 
  • Eternally Yours 
  • Eternity 
  • For My Soulmate 
  • Forever 
  • Forever and Always 
  • Forever Begins 
  • Forever Starts Here 
  • Forever Starts Now
  • Forever Yours 
  • Happily Ever After
  • I Choose You 
  • I Do 
  • I Love You 
  • I’m Yours
  • Love of My Life 
  • Love You Forever
  • My Beloved
  • My Everything
  • My Heart 
  • My Love 
  • Now and Forever
  • Soulmates 
  • To the Moon and Back 
  • Together Forever 
  • True Love 
  • We Are One 
  • You Are My Sunshine 
  • You Have My Heart

Names and Dates 

Engraving names, dates, or a combination of the two instantly adds a meaningful touch to your wedding ring. It’s a lovely way to represent your everlasting bond and commemorate a treasured moment. 

  • Each other’s initials 
  • Each other’s names
  • Each other’s nicknames 
  • The date you met
  • The date you realized they were “the one”
  • Your engagement date
  • Your wedding day 

Meaningful Quotes or Song Lyrics  

Works of art can communicate a deeper understanding than words alone. A lyric from a favorite love song or a romantic quote from a beloved film can add a uniquely romantic touch to your ring. 

If the actual quote you have in mind is too long for engraving, an abbreviated version can still send a heartfelt message. Whether it’s a snippet of a special song or selection of a literary quote, you two will both know the full meaning. 

  • “All of me” (from the song by John Legend) 
  • “At last” (from the Etta James song)
  • “God only knows” (from the song by The Beach Boys) 
  • “I carry your heart” (from the poem by e.e. cummings) 
  • “I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” (from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green) 
  • “If your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches” (from The Princess Bride by William Goldman”
  • “I got you babe” (from the song by Sonny and Cher)
  • “Life is a flower and love is its honey” (translated from Le Roi s’amuse by Victor Hugo) 
  • “Love is…” (from the poem by Adrien Henri) 
  • “Nothing compares 2 u” (from the song by Prince) 


Symbols can deliver a lot of meaning within a small space. Symbols of love, like heart symbols, are a fitting choice for a wedding ring engraving, but they’re not your only option. You could also choose a symbol of hope, faith, connection, or trust, or perhaps a few personal symbols that represent a secret message. 

  • Anchor 
  • Celtic knot
  • Claddagh 
  • Cross 
  • Cupid 
  • Doves 
  • Heart symbols
  • Infinity symbol 
  • Lighthouse
  • Links 
  • Lock and key
  • Swans 
  • The Ankh 

Engravings In Other Languages

Engraving a romantic phrase in another language can give your engagement ring a special touch. With endless phrases and dozens of languages to choose from, you have an array of options at your fingertips. 

  • Aishiteru (Japanese, meaning “I love you”) 
  • Amore mio (Spanish, meaning “my love”) 
  • Amor vincit omnia (Latin, meaning “love conquers all”) 
  • Bisous (French, meaning “kiss”) 
  • In perpetuum et unum diem (Latin, meaning “forever and a day”) 
  • Je t’aime à la folie (French, meaning “I love you like crazy”) 
  • Je t’aime de toute mon âme (French, meaning “I love you with all my soul”) 
  • Je t’taime (French, meaning “I love you”)
  • Manus in mano (Latin, meaning “hand in hand”)
  • Mi corazon (Spanish, meaning “my heart”) 
  • Semper amemus (Latin, meaning “Let us always love”)
  • Te amo (Spanish, meaning “I love you”) 
  • Ti amo (Italian, meaning “I love you”)
  • Vivo per lei (Italian, meaning “I live for her”) 

Humorous Engravings 

A funny engraving is the perfect choice if you and your partner like to keep things playful. You can engrave a witty phrase, a funny quote, or a comedic reference from a film or tv show. The type of engraving someone will find funny is very personal, so be sure to cater to your partner’s unique sense of humor. 

  • A perfect fit
  • Challenge accepted
  • Finders keepers 
  • Insert finger here 
  • No take backs 
  • Put me back on 
  • Ride or die 
  • The better half 
  • “I choose you.” (referencing Pokemon) 
  • “I know.” (referencing Star Wars) 
  • “You’re my lobster.” (referencing Friends) 

Religious Quotes  

A religious quote is a beautiful choice for couples with a shared faith. Engraving a meaningful message from a religious text will serve as a constant reminder of your bond with God and each other. You can choose a favorite religious phrase or biblical quote, or cite a specific passage. 

  • Dues nox iunxit (Latin, meaning “God joined us”) 
  • Faith, hope, love (1 Corinthians 13:13)
  • God is love (1 John 4:8) 
  • Love is patient, love is kind (1 Corinthians 13:4) 
  • Love never fails (1 Corinthians 13:8)
  • Two are better than one (Ecclesiastes 4:9)
  • Where you go I will go (Ruth 1:16) 

Unique Engravings 

If you’re looking for an engraving that feels unique, consider these creative ideas. Some can be done with standard laser engraving equipment, while others require specialized equipment that can do more intricate designs. Ask your jeweler about the engraving options for your unique ring. 

  • An inside joke 
  • Coordinates 
  • Custom artwork
  • Fingerprint engravings 
  • Handwriting engraving 
  • Puzzle pieces 
  • Sound wave engravings
  • Special message from a loved one (such as advice or words of wisdom) 

Final Thoughts on Engraving for Rings 

Whether you’re interested in an intricate engraving or something perfectly classic, a personalized engraving can add a truly special touch to a piece of jewelry. We hope these ideas have been inspiring as you decide what to choose for your own engraving. 

If you have questions about engraving a Bridal Rings design, send us a message and we’ll be happy to assist you. You can also make an appointment at our Los Angeles showroom to speak with one of our skilled artisans in person.