You can expect a lifetime of use out of this jewel. It is made of the best quality and is much more appealing to the eye than other Lewis jewels being sold elsewhere. It can be engraved. These are intended for Masons who are 3rd generation. There is a bar for each of the following. The grandfathers name, the fathers name, then the newest Mason the son.Please note we do NOT do engraving here, but most jewelers do. So there is no problem finding someone who will take care of it for you in your area.