Gold is a beautiful metal. With its warm hues and forever-fair complexion, gold is a perfect choice for hand engraving and jewelry.
Sam Alfano, a master of design, lettering, and (of course) hand engraving, recently completed this heavy gold ring. This piece features hammered relief work, which can be accomplished with tools from GRS. Alfano uses a GraverMach AT for his hand engraving work, and this piece called for the Maestro EX for texturing the final design.
While he used an NSK micromotor tool for the background removal, Alfano chose a GRS 901 Handpiece to start the outline of the design before sculpting the scrolls and leaves with the Maestro. “The Maestro EX is a superb handpiece for punch work,” noted Sam.
Although more than half of our courses are full for 2015, you still have a chance to learn hand engraving from Sam and many of the other master engravers who teach at the GRS Training Center. Give us a call at 800-835-3519 or +1-620-343-1084 anytime Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM CST to save your seat in 2015.