This book is a hand engraver's bible - it's the Fairbairn's Book of Crests Vol II (used in conjunction with Vol I) - it shows the Crests for many many families of Great Britain and Ireland - an invaluable asset to own and absolutely fascinating to just browse through.
If you're unsure of your family Crest we may be able to assist in your search - email email@example.com for further details.
We want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!
We've had so many wonderful clients this year and have created some amazing pieces - we're looking forward to creating many more in 2019!
Thank you for all your support, it means a lot
M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S
Many couples wish to have matching wedding bands and hand engraving is a great way to personalise your rings. We've had lots of clients wishing to include their spirit animals and as long as you're opting for fairly wide bands this is absolutely not a problem! We advise a minimum width of 7mm for this style of work. Rings are available from London Engraver in Sterling Silver, 9ct & 18ct yellow/white/rose gold and platinum.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your ideas and discover what is possible.
This is an original hand engraved steel plate used for printing an illustration in Charles Dickens' novel Martin Chuzzlewit. It was engraved in 1844!!
The plate would be engraved in reverse to produce a positive image. This piece was exhibited at the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne.
Not many people have had the chance to see traditional hand engraving done. The below video is a short example of how Ray works - with a hand push graver, eyeglass and GRS vice. In this video he is engraving a script monogram onto a sterling silver ring. You can see how the letter 'G' is almost completed in just one single cut.