Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
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
Matching Wedding Rings
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 email@example.com to discuss your ideas and discover what is possible.
1844 Hand Engraving
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.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
2017 has been a very busy year in the London Engraver workshop. We'd like to thank you all for your support and wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We will be closed from 22nd December 2017 and will re-open on Monday 15th January 2018.
There are simply too many jobs to share, but here's a very brief highlight of our year...
What better way to ensure your family history remains in tact and passed on to future generations than by commissioning signet rings for fellow family members?
London Engraver specialise in solid stamped signet rings from the UK, with all rings bearing UK hallmarks, they are then transformed with your hand engraved family crest or coat of arms.
These rings will last generations and will help safeguard your family history for those in the future.
Not just for Valentine's Day...
These super cute heart shaped pendants aren't just for Valentine's Day! Treat yourself or your loved one year round!
They are available in solid 9ct or 18ct yellow, white or rose gold, or for the ultimate indulgence, solid platinum.
They are perfect for hand engraved monograms - yours and your partners initials entwined, maybe include your children's initials too. The other side can be hand engraved with a custom patternwork - so you get a choice of designs to wear depending on the occasion.
They are 15.5mm x 16.5mm and are 3mm thick.
Necklaces are also available if required.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order.
Father & Son signet rings
If you follow London Engraver on Facebook you'll have seen our recent post featuring these two signet rings. Matching intricate scrollwork with Father's and Son's initials featured on each shoulder inside a cartouche.
World Lion Day 2017
The mighty lion is considered to be King of Beasts. It is also a common figure in heraldry, known for representing STRENGTH, POWER, NOBILITY and ROYALTY.
Below you can see London Engraver's favourite lion commissions to date.
If you have your own ideas for a lion-themed commission please email email@example.com to bring your ideas to life!
America's Cup Trophy - The 'Auld Mug'
Ray was lucky enough to see the America's Cup trophy in person whilst he was on work experience at Garrard & Co back in 1995. Garrard & Co craftsman manufactured the cup back in 1848 and it is now the oldest international sporting trophy.
Since the below photo was taken the trophy has grown in size quite significantly with a whole new silver plinth being added to the bottom to allow enough room for more champions to have their name engraved on it.
The Cup was badly damaged in an attack in 1997 in New Zealand (click here for more information) and had to be shipped back to the UK for Garrard & Co to carry out the extensive restorations. It took the silversmiths 3 months and the Cup was then flown back to New Zealand in a first class seat of it's own!
Hand engraving video
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.