This is perfectly fine. It would allow me to have the phrase stand out. Who knows, I might not even engrave a name into the side of the bell, I might just name it myself. The lady that does the engraving tells me that she cannot engrave over the plating. If it is plated in black, she will not be able to engrave properly. Yet, if I engrave first - plate second, then the engraving might be lost during the plating process. This is very troublesome. I need help here. Secondly, if I were to talk to Felix, do you think he would know if I can get the EXACT finish that the Phaeton displays? Does anyone have contact information for me if they know this has a definite possibility? With the engraving process at only $2 a letter, I am fine with most prices on the plating, as long as I get the exact same finish as the Phaeton.