Many of the products we carry at Kolbo can be engraved in English and Hebrew to create a personalized memento. Below, we’ll outline the different options when it comes to engraving, which products and materials we recommend for engraving, and some photo samples of what engraving might look like. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to call the store directly, and we’ll be happy to walk you through the options.
Engraving on Metal:
Engraving can be done on most of our metal items, including pieces made out of sterling silver, bronze, pewter, stainless steel, and Nambe’s metal alloy. If you’re looking to get a piece engraved, we recommend choosing a piece with a smooth texture rather than a hammered finish. Kiddish cups, yads, and candlesticks are all popular choices, but we encourage creativity! Engraved metal plaques can also be attached to sculptures and framed artwork; this is a great way to add a personalized dedication or as a way of honoring someone’s service to a community.
After you’ve chosen an item to be engraved, your next choices are about the layout and design of the engraving. While there is only one standard Hebrew font available, there are several English fonts to choose from (click to enlarge):
**Please note that any font displayed as a monogram is only available as a monogram**
The pricing for engraving on metal is $1.00 per English letter, and $2.85 per Hebrew letter. There is a minimum charge of $25 per engraving order — any order that does not meet the minimum will cost $25. If the engraving is specified to be in two locations (i.e. engraving on the front and the back of an item), the minimum is $40. There will also be a $25-$30 shipping charge (depending on the shipping address) for us to send it to and from the engravers. Hand engraving is sometimes necessary (though not often), and is a more expensive and time-consuming process. For more information, please call us at (800) 238-8743.
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