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Hand Engraving is the art of carving decorative designs or lettering into precious and semi-precious metal.
Engraving has been used throughout the ages to personalize jewellery, accessories, firearms and the master plates for banknotes.
Hand Engraving is the art of carving decorative designs or lettering into precious and semi-precious metal. Small chisel-like tools are used and are worked manually by the artisan. Engraving has been used throughout the ages to personalize jewellery, accessories, firearms and the master plates for banknotes.
Most commercial engraving is done by machines or lasers today, but the art of hand engraving is alive and well because no matter how good technology is, there are still things that a machine cannot do.
Lovers and connoisseurs of fine art appreciate unique pieces and search to find that special person who they embrace as their personal trade smith.
Peter Cook grew up in Sussex, England. After leaving school, Peter began a five year apprenticeship with an engraving company in London's Hatton Garden where he completed with indenture papers in 1970. In 1972 he emigrated from England to Canada and spent the next five years working as the Master Engraver for a jewellery design company.
In 1977 Peter started his own business and apart from a two year break to explore firearms engraving, he has been serving the Canadian Jewellery trade ever since. He has been commissioned to engrave pieces for CEOs and executives of large corporations, artists, actors, musicians, politicians and even a Prince. But for all the prestige and name dropping, he happily serves Mr. & Mrs. Joe Public as well.
Each piece that is worked on is special and unique to the client, which makes the work fascinating and challenging. Peter has had the privilege of collaborating with some very talented artisans in the Jewellery trade to create some wonderful one of-a-kind pieces for wonderful one-of-a-kind people.
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Specializing in Family crests and coats of arms, seals, wedding band design patterns and pendants of portraits of family or pets, cartoon characters, company logos and symbols, our Heraldry would be happy to give a quote on that something special you would like done.
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