There are a number of ways of adding an inscription to a piece of jewellery. Some are quicker than others. Some require more skill. Some give a different look to a piece of jewellery. There is therefore no right nor wrong, just your personal preference.
The video above shows a small 30mm golf ball marker being hand engraved in a classic Edwardian script.
Virtually any font can be hand engraved, any language or exotic script. From Elvish, Greek, Latin, Typewriter, Arial, Viking, Barcode, QR Code, Morse Code, Braille, Ogham or indeed your own hand writing.
Of all inscriptions, this takes the longest and requires the most skill.