Engraving is a technique used in the jewellery trade to embellish and decorate all types of items.
It entails the removal of material from the item itself, in the traditional manner without the use of machines but instead manually with small burins and chisels.
The engraving is performed on flat or curved sheets, following a previously traced design. With this type of engraving it is also possible to create monograms and signet rings for sealing wax, and even steel dyes for stamping medals and various other decorations. Engraving is used to prepare the items for the application of enamels, cloisonné or champlevé.
Engraving is a technique that can be used in various ways on different types of materials. It serves for creating graffiti clichés on copper and other metals, and for printing words and designs on paper with the ancient "press" technique. It is also used for creating dedications, monograms and coats of arms, for example, on silverware.