For over 60,000 years, engraving has been used to make life more personal.
Engraving done by hand is a true art form. Since this work is performed by a skilled artisan, the result won’t be as exact or uniform as a laser engraving.
The appeal of hand-engraving comes from its old-world charm and one-of-a-kind character. But all of this charm comes at a cost… both in time and cash.
Rotary engraving uses a spinning cutter controlled by a computer and results in a precise engraving. It’s commonly used on metals including gold, sterling silver, steel, and copper.
The main drawback to this technique is that it can’t be used on heat-sensitive materials. The friction created in the process heats up and can damage delicate jewelry containing plastic, glass or fragile gemstones.
Laser engraving uses a laser. A highly-focused laser beam creates heat during the engraving process and vaporizes the material it touches – leaving you with your custom message. It’s extremely fast and offers a greater selection of fonts, symbols, and style.
This technique can be used on metal, stone, leather, and wood and offers precision and clear readability. To form deeper marks, the process can be repeated.