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Laser Engraving Tungsten Carbide

Engraving on Tungsten Carbide Rings

Due to the hardness of tungsten carbide, it is not recommended to use traditional method of etching to engrave messages on them. Etching on tungsten carbide is usually not clear and jagged. Also, it might damage the structure of the alloy and chip the ring.


The right way of engraving tungsten: LASER

The only way to ensure precision, clarity and smoothness of the engraved text on tungsten carbide is computerized laser engraving. We use state-of-the-art laser equipment to put custom message on your jewelry. The engraved text is crisp, clean and permanent. There will not be any damage done to the jewelry because no physical force is applied to it. A powerful laser beam controlled by computer equipment is used to cut into the surface of the tungsten ring in to add a personal touch to your jewelry.

Engraving Comparison

Some stores that do not have the proper equipment can only use traditional etching method to engrave. Therefore, you should be aware of the type of engraving that the jeweler is using to engrave on your jewelry. Some jewelers even offer free engraving service on tungsten rings by using etching method. However, an engraved jewelry is not exchangeable nor refundable even if you don't like the way the engraving looks. Therefore, it is crucial to understand the difference between engraving using laser and etching. The following two pictures illustrate the difference between the two engraving methods.

Custom laser engraving Etching, Marking, Free
Black tungsten ring with laser engraving Tungsten ring with free engraving service by etching
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Our laser engraving policy for tungsten rings

  • Service charge: $40
  • Maximum 30 characters, including spaces
  • Engraved items cannot be exchanged or refunded
  • The ring has to be tried on to ensure correct sizing before being sent back for engraving
  • A service agreement has to be signed and sent back along with the ring
  • It might take 1-2 weeks for you to receive the engraved ring after we receive it back from you. This includes the processing time in our custom work department and mailing it back to you.

How to get laser engraving for your ring?

  1. Add the ring to your shopping cart with the desired size
  2. Then you will see laser engraving option at the top of the shopping cart page
  3. Click on "Purchase Laser Engraving Service" button
  4. Enter the engraving text in the text area, choose font type and position
  5. Click "Add To Cart" button to purchase the service
  6. If you engravings on both inside and outside, you will have to purchase this service twice

What if I already have a ring?

Click here for engraving instruction if you already have a ring in your possession.

Can you engrave in non-English languages such as Hebrew?

Yes, we can engrave in any language with our laser engraving system including Spanish, Hebrew, Greek, Arabic, Japanese and Chinese. There is no extra charge or extra step to engrave non-English languages, simply enter the text you would like to engrave to the text box on the laser engraving service page. Please make sure that the text is correct during checkout process, especially with languages reading from right to left because copying and pasting these languages might cause reversal of ordering of characters. Please also note that most non-English languages could not be previewed using the online tool or on the service agreement.

Can I preview how the final engraving will look like?

Click here to see instant preview of your engraved message. (for English text only)

Can you engrave symbols?

Yes, we can engrave common symbols such as heart, infinity and cross. To type these symbols, enter the following numbers while holding the "Alt" key down on the keyboard
  • Heart: 3
  • Infinity: 236
  • Cross: 0134

Can you engrave fingerprint?

Yes. Each Fingerprint engraving costs $80. Please purchase the service at the following page After the order is placed, you will be assigned an order confirmation number, send the image file to as an attachment with subject line "Image file for laser engraving order XXXXXXXXX" and fill in your order confirmation number. Please provide image files in jpeg format and provide an image of resolution as high as possible.

Engraving Font Types

Brush Script

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Times New Roman

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Urw Wood

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Lord of the Rings

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