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Choose Hand-Engraved or CAD Inscription for your Custom Celtic Poesy Wedding Band

November 7th, 2011

Here’s a little tutorial on the differences between hand-engraving (a dying art!) and CAD (computer-aided design) lettering for your custom poesy ring.

#1 Hand-engraved German myn genyst in a Gaelic font
myn genyst literally translate to my heart; but it means much more: my heart, my soul, my spirit
5mm wide domed, comfort-fit platinum band
(Yes, historically there were many Celts of Germanic origin)

Notice that each letter is formed from a series of single cuts, one for each letter part, and the lettering looks like perhaps Ivan used a “V” shaped tool to make each cut.  The letters are well shaped and more delicate than the CAD letters pictured below.

Platinum hand-engraved poesy ring

Myn Genyst (pronounced "mine einst," meaning, "My heart, my soul, my spirit," in German. Platinum hand-engraved poesy ring

# 2 CAD lettering – “I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved is mine” in Scottish Gaelic spelling in a Gaelic font

Ring widths, 6mm and 3.5mm; domed, comfort-fit, custom poesy rings in 14K white gold

 

Scottish Gaelic "I am my Beloved's and my Beloved is mine"

Scottish Gaelic "I am my Beloved's and my Beloved is mine" custom poesy rings in 14K white gold

 

You will notice a “g” that looks like a “5” at the beginning of a word on each ring in both images.  If you examine that “g,” you will notice that in the CAD design, below, the “g” is broader and more open looking than the hand-engraved.  These letters are also well-shaped, but there is a difference between the letters on these rings and the ones in #1 image.

If the outside of a ring in the lower image is a wall, then each letter is like a little alcove, and the back of each alcove is broader than in the hand-engraved.

You can also see the letter “e” in each of the images, so you can see how those compare with each other.

The quality is very, very high with each type of lettering.  They are just different, and you get to decide which you prefer.

 

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