Hi, my name’s John.
I love engraving jewellery, glassware and watches. It’s been my passion for over 40 years.
I’m based at The Royal Exchange Manchester, in room 226 on the 2nd floor. Prior to this, I was at House of Fraser since 1978.
No two days are ever the same. The items engraved are as varied as the occasions they celebrate. But to this day, the most important piece of work is always the one being currently engraved; from an antique crystal vase to an Apple iPad. Or a titanium bicycle frame to a solid gold watch and just about everything in-between.
All work is guaranteed to be of a high standard and at a fair price. Apple Pay, Contactless, Credit and Debit Cards are all welcome.
My colleague Mark and I engrave inscriptions, signatures, logos, artwork and monograms on a variety of items, including:
• Rolex, Breitling & all makes of Watches
• Pocket Watches
• Apple Watches
• Samsung Galaxy Watches
• Google Smart Watches
• Wedding Rings (Inside and Out)
• Bangles and Bracelets (Inside and Out)
• Lockets (Inside and Out)
• Napkin Rings (Inside and Out)
• Engagement and Eternity Rings (Ditto)
• Bottles of Perfume and Cologne
• Medical Instruments
• Glassware and Crystal
• Golf Putters and Clubs
• Pens and Pen Clips
• Champagne Buckets
• iPods and iPads
• Tungsten Carbide
• Silver and Gold
• Musical instruments
• Bottles of Wine, Whisky & Champagne
• And at “On-Site” Corporate Events
With turnaround, a few days are always appreciated but if we’re able to do same day service, we will with pleasure.
If you live many miles away from Manchester, or it’s just inconvenient to travel into town, we’re as close as your local Post Office with Special Delivery for all jewellery and precious items.
🕘 Hours of Business 🕔
Mon to Sat 9:00am – 5:00pm
Lunch hour 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays
Please don’t hesitate to contact us for further assistance, or call in for a chat at the Royal Exchange. We’re on the 2nd floor, Room number 226 overlooking St. Ann’s Square in the heart of Manchester.
The entrance is on Old Bank Street, next door to Annie’s Restaurant and Tearoom. If you’re using the stairs as opposed to the lifts, please be aware that there’s an extra level, meaning you need to climb 3 flights of stairs even though we’re on the 2nd floor. Just to be awkward !
Wheelchair access is via the reception entrance on St. Ann’s Square.
Telephone: 07740 152394
Thank you so much for engraving the St Christopher for me. I am delighted with it all, particularly the beautiful script initials. I am hoping it will give a lifetime of pleasure to my son who is 13 and having it as his confirmation present. Kind regards
Dear John, I have received the ring this morning and I have to say that i am absolutely over the moon with it, it’s amazing! Thank you so very much! Also thank you for such a wonderful job in personal service, communication etc. I will have no hesitation in recommending you and the unique service you provide! Kindest regards
Dear John, I can’t thank you enough for your great work, I love the engraved ring and can’t wait to give it my partner on his birthday, he will love it !! I don’t normally like sending things in the post and I get a little nervous about it but you made me feel so at ease and made the transaction very easy. I can’t believe how quick I received it back too thank you very much you do amazing work and I would definitely recommend you. Kind regards
Greetings and Good Morning John, What a fabulous piece of work to wake up to!! It’s exactly what was pinging around my head but ten times better. It catches the light superbly. I am completely blown away!! Unbelievable artwork! Heartfelt thanks. Excellent job!!
Hi John, I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say that Wayne Taylor (CEO) was really pleased with the engraving of the pens and the boxes. Our event this morning went really well and the gifts were well received by our guests. Kind regards.
FAO Mark, Just a note to say thanks for the engraving on the Paul Smith watch. It ended up looking very good. Nice and discreet, and in keeping with the rest of the original patterns & branded insignia already on the watch. Service was very good. Quick, professional and just as required. Kind Regards.
I would not go near John Dearden with a barge pole, unless the said barge pole was in need of a beautiful inscription.
Just wanted to let you know the engraving on the engagement ring is fantastic, I got back in time, and she loved it (and said yes)! Thank you so much for taking time when you didn’t have it to help me.