What started as a strictly practical way of identifying personal belongings, engraving and the monogram have evolved into a symbol for one's personal identity. Even simple engraved details - initials, a date, or just a few decorative lines – can give personality, life and sentiment to an inanimate object.
The art of hand-engraving has long been used around the world to decorate and inscribe fine metal work of all kinds, including silverwares, accessories, important symbolic items and of course, jewellery.
The English lettering styles employed in hand-engraving have been in use for many centuries. These are selected to show the beauty of the cutting techniques, unique to the process.
Hand-engraving allows for artistic layout and has a distinctive appearance. The cuts can be accomplished at varying depths, widths, and finishes giving the final piece enduring beauty and character.