Techniques in Engraving
One of the most significant purposes of engraving through the ages has been to record history. Engraving has also played a very important role in mankind’s ability to understand Egyptian history. Before the Rosetta Stone was discovered in 1799, Egyptian hieroglyphics were a mystery.
All meaning of the Egyptian writing had been lost to the ages since the 4th century AD, and for 1400 years, scholars had puzzled over the pictograph-writing. The discovery of the engraved Rosetta Stone changed all that in the early 1800s, when the code was finally broken by French scholar Jean Francois Champollion. The Rosetta Stone was engraved with an edict, issued in 196 BC, which recorded the benefits conferred on Egypt by the 13-year-old Ptolemy V Epiphanes at the time of his coronation.
To the right is the “National Association of Goldsmith” STYLE CARD.
Used by jewellers, goldsmiths, silversmiths, antique experts etc to show their clients and take on orders for “The Master Hand Engravers”
As you can see it`s extremly old school and still being used successfully by the vast majority of jewellers up and down the country.