Engraving Frequently Asked Questions

for Cremation Jewelry, Urns, Keepsakes and More!

engraved cremation jewelry heart pendant

Memorial Gallery is proud to offer quality in-house engraving at affordable pricing. Our engraving is done with an advanced, computer-driven engraving system with the spirit and passion of our in-house engraver. Our professionally trained engraver is a true artist at heart who offers engraving on many hard-to-engrave products with the utmost precision. 

Are proofs available? 
If you choose to add an engraving we will follow what you input- line by line, word for word. If you want all capital letters- type in all capital letters in the field (Please note: Script font is hard to read in all capital letters). Please proof-read carefully before submitting your order. Overall, customers are very satisfied with the engravings without a proof. However, we do offer a proof for an additional fee which includes 1 proof via email. If you would like further changes; additional proofing fees will apply.

What can be engraved? 
In addition to engraving most cremation jewelry items, Memorial Gallery offers some additional personalization items that are not offered anywhere else. Some of these options (shown below) include customers’ sketches, signatures and symbols.

Can you engrave a signature? A doodle? A drawing?
Yes, we can! For some families, nothing is more personal than something done in their loved one’s own hand. We do have the ability to duplicate and engrave simple drawings and signatures. Please contact us for more information and pricing.



What font styles are available?
Memorial Gallery offers two basic font styles, script and block. Please note that block is more legible on very small pieces or with many characters. Also script font is difficult to read in all capital letters. If you would like capital letters, block is the best choice. We suggest capitalizing the first letter of every word and ensure there are no spelling errors. If you have any questions about which font might be best for your order, please don’t hesitate to call.



Can you engrave a heart/star/peace sign on my order?
Below you will find some common symbols that can be engraved. If you have something in mind that you don’t see here, please contact us for information on customized engraving.

Urn engraving clip art selection


How long will it take to engrave and ship my order?
Depending on the volume of engraving orders, it can take up to four days for an item to be completed. Photo engraving may take up to a couple of weeks. Expedited orders are engraved and shipped the same day ordered. If you need your item to arrive by a certain date, simply let us know.


Why did the engraving form field cut me off before I finished typing my entire engraving order?
Due to size and engravable area, each piece is different in the number of characters it can hold. While we encourage families to keep to the character limit for the sake of legibility, sometimes additional characters can be added if the font size is decreased. We are happy to work with you to create the memorial that most reflects your wishes. Please feel free to contact us for suggestions and advice.


Samples of engraving:


custom engraving from customer supplied handwritten note

Custom engraving from customer supplied handwritten note.


Our popular Winged Cross with customized engraving with clipart.


Our Dog Tag cremation jewelry pendant with custom engraving & clipart placed to read horizontally.