Capture the beauty of words in an inscription to treasure forever.

Hi, my name’s John.

I engrave jewellery, glassware and precious metals by hand and machine.

For over 40 years, it’s been my privilege to turn something special into something treasured for discerning clients in this country and beyond. But to this day, the most important piece of work is always the one being currently engraved. Whether it’s a wedding ring, a wrist watch or bottle of Champagne; equal care and attention is given to everything engraved here on the 2nd floor of the Royal Exchange in the heart of Manchester.

Previously, I was freelance at House of Fraser.

So if you have something special you would love embellished with an inscription to treasure, please get in touch I’ll be happy to help.

Hello John, just wanted to thank you for your outstanding service today. The glass engraving is beautiful, and your service was exceptional. The whole experience from start to finish exceeded all my expectations. Thank you so much! 
Lizz Meredith, Stockport

You can see more of our testimonials here.

What do I engrave?

Hand engraving is a fine art with a long history. It’s also my speciality – the work I love. From family silver, handed down through generations to the latest iPads. There are all sorts of items we can engrave. For example, you can have custom engraving on…

Watches of all makes, including…

  • Breitling
  • Rolex
  • TAG Heuer
  • Cartier
  • Emporio Armani

Metal of all types, including…

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Rose Gold
  • White Gold
  • Pewter
  • Stainless steel
  • Titanium
  • Tungsten

Jewellery of all descriptions, including…

  • Russian Wedding rings
  • Pendants
  • Brooches
  • and traditional Engagement, Wedding and Eternity rings

Glassware and Crystal of all kinds, including…

  • Baccarat
  • Waterford
  • Saint Louis
  • as well as Bottles of Champagne, Spirits and Perfume

In fact, the possibilities are almost endless. So, whatever personalised engraving you need or the occasion you wish to celebrate, let me capture the beauty of words in an inscription to treasure.

And if you’re in need of a little inspiration, or you’re simply wondering what may be possible, take a look at some of our most recent work.

Our clientele include…

For advice and ideas, you can also ring us on 07740 152394 for a no-obligation chat. Or, if you prefer, send me a message – I’d love to hear from you.

Alternatively, you’re always welcome to drop in at the workshop Monday to Saturday 9:00 am until 5:00 pm (lunch 2:30 / 3:30). Here’s our address.

John Dearden