Here is a brilliant example of how engraving can to bring a really simple item to life and also add a personal touch. The item is nothing more than a very plain rectangular silver bookmark, but after being engraved with the customer’s coat of arms it is transformed into a rather special gift.
Here is a bangle I recently engraved for a customer. Inscribed is a simple script font with names and dates. The tricky aspect of a job like this is getting the engraving an even depth. The bangle has a hammered surface which, when magnified looks like giant hills and craters in the surface of the metal. One has to negotiate these crests and valleys by subtly controlling and adjusting the engraving tool to make the engraving of an even thickness and depth.
The beautiful silver bangle with gold detail was made by jeweller Syann van Niftrik