Hand engraving is one of the final steps in making our finest pieces. Engraving is when one cuts Patterns, Letters or Motifs directly into the metal. (Often confused with Carved patterns
, which are produced in the wax or resin model and cast into place.) Hand engraving is generally much more detailed & delicate than cast patterns. We use both techniques, often on the same piece for different effects.
Our Artists do their engraving work under bench microscopes using perfectly honed carbide & hardened steel gravers. Graver preparation, a steady hand and years of practice make the difference between top notch engraving and poor quality, muddy looking work. Hand engraving is often called the pinnacle of the jewelry arts.
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