Laser engraving provides the ideal solution to customize tungsten and ceramic wedding bands. While the name contains the word "engraving", this method doesn't actually "engrave" the surface of the material. Instead, a high-tech laser burns or marks the surface permanently. Even though the correct term would be "laser marking", more and more people have been using the term "laser engraving" over the years. So much so, that it has become the preferred term for laser customization.
Laser engraving burns the surface of the ring material. The burned letters appear clearly on most materials and metals. On light silver gray surfaces like white tungsten, the laser engraved messages have a dark gray hue, while on intense black materials the letters appear in light gray or even golden hued colors. Only black ceramic rings differ, making laser engraving appear more subtle and refined.