People often ask me ‘what is hand engraving?’ and ‘How did you learn to engrave?’
It all started a long long time ago (on 2003 to be accurate), I needed to have an inscription on one of my pendants. I asked my mentor-jeweler about inscriptions and he referred me to an old Moroccan engraver. When I saw that engraver, engraving my pendant, I was fascinated! He did a very precise and elegant job and right then and there I fell in love with this ancient art.
I asked the engraver ‘Will you teach me hand engraving?’ and he told me ‘Not a chance in the world! I’ve been offered a lot of money to teach this art and I refused!’
Being the stubborn I am, I decided, at that exact moment, that I will learn hand engraving by myself. I had luck to ask a casting person from Russia about hand engraving and he sold me a graver, a handle and shellac to hold the engraved metal. I bought a few books about hand engraving and started practicing. It was a long-long learning curve of a lot of frustration moments, failures and mistakes. I also had the chance to cut myself a few times (in every relationship there are ups and downs), until I learned to ‘feel’ and control the graver. I think it was the true love for engraving that made it possible to overcome the hard learning curve. Eventually I can say that all the hard work is paying off.
Now I engrave my own jewelry and I also give engraving services to other jewelers as well as private customers.
If you want to have a custom engraving of any kind you can contact my by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: +972-52-3309407