John Dearden

Making it personal since 1978.

Hi, my name’s John.

I’m a local engraver in Manchester where I’ve been established for over 40 years. Previously freelance at House of Fraser, I’m now based here at the Royal Exchange on the 2nd floor, room 226.

Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of engraving many items of jewellery and glassware, but to this day, the most important piece of work is always the one being currently engraved.

No two days are ever the same. The items we engrave by hand or machine are as varied as the occasions they celebrate, some of which we’ve put here on the video.

Here are some of the styles and items we engrave.

If a particular item is not included though, please feel free to ask.

  • All makes of Jewellery

  • Apple iPads & iPods

  • Bangles & Bracelects

  • Bottles of Champagne, Perfume & Wine

  • Breitling, Rolex & all makes of Watches

  • Champagne Buckets

  • Chinese Engraving

  • Engagement, Wedding & Eternity Rings

  • Glassware & Crystal

  • Golf Putters & Clubs

  • Greek Engraving

  • Hebrew Engraving

  • Ingots

  • Leather Wallets

  • Lockets

  • Medical Instruments

  • Musical Instruments

  • Napkin Rings

  • Pens & Pen Clips

  • Pewterware & Trophies

  • Russian Engraving

  • Silver, Stainless Steel & Gold

  • Titanium & Tungsten

  • Umbrellas & Walking Sticks

  • White Gold & Rose Gold

  •  Zippo’s

Our clientele include…

All work is guaranteed to be of a high standard and at a fair price. Credit Cards, Debit Cards, Apple Pay and Contactless are all welcome… and are preferable to cash.

If you live many miles away from Manchester, or just prefer not to travel into town, we’re as close as your local Post Office. We strongly recommend using Special Delivery for all jewellery and precious items. Postal work has been in particular demand since the covid pandemic.

A few days turnaround are always appreciated but if you’re on the last minute and we’re able to do same day service, we will with pleasure.

We support the Hyndburn & Rossendale Branch of the NSPCC.

We are based on the 2nd floor of The Royal Exchange, Room 226.

The entrance is on Old Bank Street between Annie’s Restaurant and Watches of Switzerland.

You’re welcome to call in Monday to Saturday. If you’re using the stairs as opposed to the lifts, please be aware that there’s an extra flight of stairs.

Wheelchair access is via the reception entrance on St. Ann’s Square.

Hours of Business

Mon to Sat: 9:00am – 5.00pm
Lunch hour: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

Engraving by John Dearden
Room 226 (2nd Floor)
The Royal Exchange
Old Bank Street
Manchester M2 7DD