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Engraving Services

engraving.jpgMake your gift truly special with custom engraving from The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg. Our expert team at Brick & Vine store in Merchants Square is ready to assist you with your engraving order. 

Please browse products available for engraving here and then review the engraving options below. When you are ready to place your order, use the contact form at the bottom of this page to reach the store team directly. If there is a specific item you wish to purchase, please include the item number in your message. If you are not sure yet, that's okay, we will be happy to help you make the perfect selection for any occasion!

Please Note: Do not order items online that need to be engraved or they will be shipped to you without engraving. 

We require 14 business days to process your engraving order from the time our team places your order. Bulk and holiday orders may require additional time - order early to avoid disappointment! Engraved items cannot be returned.

Machine Engraving

Machine Engraving Recommendations

Cups and Bowls: Baby Cups, Jefferson Cups, Tankards, and Revere Bowls

All styles/fonts are engravable. When engraving a cup with a handle, make sure to specify which direction the handle will be facing (left or right). The engraver will use their best judgement for the size of the engraving unless advised otherwise.


We recommend engraving porringers on the sides so the engraving can be seen if the porringer is intended for use. If the porringer is to be engraved on the inside, most people prefer the handle to be straight up (in the 12 o'clock position), or with the handle to the left or right. Also, most porringers have one initial engraved on the handle. Please indicate to us your preferences.

Plates, Trays, and Boxes

All styles are engravable.

Pendants, Brooches, and Lockets

All styles are engravable, however, please let us help you determine if there is enough space on the specific item you are ordering for the requested engraving.

Signet Rings and Rings

Monograms or a single initial are most common for signet rings. We can only engrave block text in the inside of wedding bands.


Most c-bands or cuff bracelets can only be engraved on the inside. Wide bracelets without a curve or design on the top may be engravable on the outside. The maximum amount of characters we can accommodate is 25, including spaces. We do not recommend engraving monograms, but all other styles are engravable.

Machine Engraving Styles






Ready to get started? Use the contact form below to reach our team.