Testimonials

 

 

  • The child’s silver bangle arrived last week, and I am delighted with the engraving. Thank you so much for the care you showed me. I wish you well.
    Mary Manson, Belfast
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  • Hi, I just want to say a special thank you for my 4 necklaces you made with my dad’s hand print on them 💖 they are beautiful thank you so much x my step mum and sisters were over the moon with them xx .
    Rachel Cain, Manchester
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  • Hi John, …We would like to say a great big thank you for the necklace you engraved with the girls’ hand prints. Once again another fantastic job and absolutely over joyed that you did this at so short notice meaning we received it in time for Christmas, Sam loves it.
    Judith, Newcastle upon Tyne
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  • Hi John, Just thought I would send you a quick message to say my pendant has arrived and I’m absolutely delighted! The engraving is perfect, phenomenal work. Over the moon with how it’s turned out, thank you so so much.
    Megan Walley, Stoke on Trent
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  • 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
    Georgie, Coupelle Vieille, France
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  • 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
    Adrian, Keighley, West Yorkshire
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  • 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
    Kim, Prestatyn, Pembrokeshire
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  • 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!!
    Mark Lee, Leicestershire
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  • I had some watch parts engraved here for a watch I’m making. I sent them in by post with instructions enclosed. The instructions were followed to the letter and the quality of engraving was superb, done in a specific font I specified and on some very delicate watch parts. Communication was fantastic, the watch was well packaged when sent back to me and the parts are now back on my watch and look great. I’m very happy with the workmanship and will no doubt use them again.
    Guy Holland, Doncaster
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  • Hi John, I have received the ring and would like to say thank you. I am very happy with the engraving! Many thanks.
    Shaun Hunt, Fylde
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  • Hi John, I received my vase back this morning and I just wanted to say what a fantastic job you’ve done. I’m absolutely delighted! Thank you very much.
    Vicki Kitchen, SG World Ltd
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  • Dear John, I can’t thank you enough for the kindness, effort and over and above customer service you have given me. Alan Wilson has worked magic with my friend’s gold watch, it’s beautiful. She is so happy but has no idea of the trials and tribulations we have gone through. I could not have achieved this without you, your customer service is amazing it puts to shame many PLC’s that I have worked with. Thank you and I hope Santa brings you something special because you are a very special person. Kind regards
    Suzanna Walker
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  • 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.
    Sue Jordan, Executive PA, Space Zero, Manchester
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  • Hi John, Just to let you know that I’m delighted with the engraving. I wasn’t expecting such detailed work in such a small space, so all credit to your expertise. Many thanks, Andrew.
    Mr. A. H. Bradley, Nottingham
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  • Hi John, The fob looks great, thank you so much for your help, advice and efficiency in dealing with the engraving of the fob. I shall have no hesitation in using you again or passing your number on to anyone else. Many thanks.
    Susan, Yorkshire 
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  • 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.
    Matthew Walton
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  • John thank you ever so much for engraving my mums watch yesterday at such short notice :-). It is truly beautiful and has made the watch extra special!! You really are the best! Between me and my family you have engraved many things over the years and the detail is just the best we have ever seen!!! #truemaster at your craft!
    Zoe Heydon
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  • Hi John, I just wanted to say a big thank you for getting my pieces engraved so quickly. They looked fantastic. I delivered the ring to my client yesterday and she is chuffed with it. Thanks so much again. No doubt I will be in touch in the future. Best wishes.
    Elizabeth at Lutris Jewellery, Suffolk
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  • Thank you for doing such a perfect job on my pendant, I’m really pleased with the engraving.
    Jodie Warris, Sheffield, Yorkshire
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  • Hi John, Just a quick line to say thanks so much. I won a glass today engraved by you for my dad (Tom Buckley). He was blown away. Thanks for making this Open so memorable.
    Chloe Buckley at the Open St. Andrews
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  • I’m really thrilled with the engraving you did john. It’s beautiful. I will highly recommend you. Thank you again and best wishes.
    Jo Bones, Helmshore, Rossendale
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  • Dear John, just to thank you for another job done well.
    Karen Finch, Salford Ceremonial Mayor's Office
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  • Hi John, I just wanted to get in touch regarding the great service I received from Mark today. I was on a very tight schedule to get some wedding presents engraved for some overseas friends. I literally bought them today and could not find anywhere to do the engraving quickly without a few days wait or mail order service. I fly out in the morning so needed a quick turnaround service. Mark was extremely patient and helpful, and the finished products are great. It was 16:00 hrs and he still accepted and did the engraving for me on multiple items. His dedication to the customer is much of a rarity nowadays. Your service is one of a kind, I couldn’t find anything similar at Selfridges, John Lewis or Harvey Nicks. It adds a personal touch without the inconvenience of waiting days. The few hours that Mark dedicated to engraving my silverware today will bring many years of happy memories to my newly wed friends. Thank you so much and good luck with the business. Best Regards.
    Dr Matthew Bell
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  • Hi John, once again we would just like to say a big thank you for what you did for us on such short notice – it looks fantastic!! and would also like you to know we will definitely be bearing you in mind for any future engravings. Thumbs up! From the girls at Manchester (APGL).
    Nicola Mellor, Atlantic Pacific Global Logistics
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  • The bracelet looks lovely. I will take it to a Christening in the French Pyrenees this weekend. Thank you.
    Claire Escaron
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  • Mark, the glasses are fabulous. Thank you so much x. Mark is a lovely guy, went out of his way to help me with my very tight deadline and did an amazing job.
    Kate Davies, Manchester and Salford Universities Royal Naval Unit
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  • Thank you sooooo much John for engraving the lid for me it looks awesome and it’s perfect just the way I wanted. I’m glad my sister took it to you on behalf of me, I had no idea what it would look like and when she sent me the pictures I was really impressed you did a great job thank you. Thank you once again.
    Reeta Hussain
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  • Dear John, I just wanted to say thank you for the beautiful engraving, that you did on my Jo Malone perfume bottle on Friday. After a long year, I got my biggest bonus of the year this month. My £82 perfume was a treat that I promised to myself. I had a simple “Deborah” engraved on it. On closer inspection once home, I realised the engraving is absolutely immaculate & made my well earned perfume even more special. Thank you so much! Have a lovely Christmas.
    Debbie, Stockport
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  • To Mark and John. We were thrilled with the result of “The Way” decanter. Thank you very much for putting in the “Start and Finish” of the route Mark, REALLY kind of you and it was so appreciated by us and Dave.
    Rion and Chris Teegan, Stockport
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  • 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.
    Chris Farrar, Michigan, USA
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  • John engraved a lovely set of initials onto a metal disc on an antique jewellery box, really making the gift extra special. As well as being a very skilled engraver, John is also a perfect gent and even wrapped my gift on hearing of my inability to wrap the simplest of shapes!
    Sean Sheffield, Manchester
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  • I have used John for several years now for a variety of engraving work. Without fail his service is polite, responsive and the quality of work is very high. He gives creative assistance and advice with quick delivery of the finished product.
    Alan Roberts, Begbies-Traynor Group
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  • We have just used John Dearden for our engraving for at least seven years and we have always received a first rate service. He does a beautifully crafted job and his customer care is excellent as well.
    James Froggatt, The Oddfellows Friendly Society
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  • John’s work is engraving at its best. He is so skillful and talented and also full of artistic ideas. He will turn the tiniest piece of jewellery into something special. His ‘miniature’ engraving is extraordinary. We have never seen anything alike and have quite a few of his works of art at home to retain unforgettable moments. Whenever we have some engraving to be done, we’ll save it for one of our regular visits to Manchester. NO DOUBT – John Dearden is worth the travelling!!!
    Stefanie, Germany
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  • I first met John on my wedding day. I was walking around the store the morning of my wedding day when I had an idea. I thought how wonderful it would be to have two goblets engraved with our initials and the date. I wondered why I hadn’t thought of it before and cursed the fact there was no time to deal with this. John would have none of it. He helped with the selection of glassware and completed the engraving. My wife must have been pleased because almost 30 years later we are still together. I still rush in at the last minute and John still helps me select a piece of glassware and helps clear my thoughts with a message that relates to something important that has happened in our life in the last year. The house is full of wonderful glass with beautifully engraved messages that will give us great memories for the rest of our lives.
    Ray Adler
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  • Hi John, I just went to the post office to pick up the ring, and I just wanted to say you did a fantastic job, thank you so much! Kind regards
    Maxine Fardini, Brighton
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  • Dear John, the rings arrived on Saturday and they are fantastic. You have done a wonderful job and they are exactly as I had envisaged them. Thank you so much for your superb and fast work. If ever I need anything engraving again I will definitely be sending it to you. Thank you again and best regards.
    Michael Sorrell, Isle of Man
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  • I would not go near John Dearden with a barge pole, unless the said barge pole was in need of a beautiful inscription.
    J. Taylor, Harrogate
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  • I’ve been going to John Dearden Engraving for many years. A true gentleman and an amazing craftsman. His work is beyond expectation. From cufflinks to tankards, vases to trophies, he will create for you your very own masterpiece. His workshop would not be out of place if it were in Harrods, thankfully its not.
    Syedur Rahman, Manchester
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  • We have been a client of John Dearden Engraving now for several years and have found his work to be of the highest quality. His skills as an engraver have always been complemented by the quick and efficient service he has provided to the school.
    Lorraine B. Coen, Manchester Grammar School
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  • I have had many items for personal use and for organisations, both metal and glassware, inscribed by Mr John Dearden over a period of many years. That in itself is evidence that I find the quality of his workmanship to be of the highest quality.
    Denis Barrott, Chadderton
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  • I would like to express my gratitude to John Dearden, Engraver at House of Fraser, Deansgate. I was very impressed with his service, which was prompt and friendly. John took time to explain everything to me in detail and he gave me different options for the type of engraving I needed. I would definitely recommend him.
    Colette Cubells
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  • I discovered John’s engraving workshop in Kendals in passing, purely by chance. The beauty of his work, personalised decanters, fine trophy work, etc was very eye-catching. It was a lucky discovery as he decorated many items for me over the years, not just executing masterful work, but giving professional advice about style, lay-out and even content. His whole professional package is top quality and I would recommend him to any potential customer.
    Dr. D. M. Kalman, Natural Therapy Centre