You can engrave most pieces of jewelry. You can engrave on a bracelet, watch, inside or outside of ring. The act of jewelry engraving provides you a cheap way to increase the value of jewelry as a gift.
If you want to master how to engrave jewelry, you need several years. Indeed, engraving jewelry using hand is a difficult skill to master. However, if you are an engraver, with careful skill and design, it is possible for you to master it.
You can apply to engrave jewelry onto stones and metals. It is recommended for you to learn this skill by professional hand engraver guidance. The things you will need include pencil, file or fine sand paper, paper, graver, clear Mylar plastic, and candle or kerosene lamp.
To engrave jewelry, first of all, outline the jewelry that will be engraved. Choose a simple design if you engrave for the first time and then transfer the design that is completed to the jewelry. You can transfer the design by tracing it onto the Mylar or laying Mylar on sketch.
After that, you should hold Mylar over the smoke from candle or kerosene lamp. By laying Mylar and rubbing smoke into a piece, the design is transferred to the jewelry. Then, for cutting the design into jewelry, come after the lines of tracing on the jewelry by using a graver. Work slowly, so you can cut into the jewelry precisely.
Next, cut the areas that take around the design to make a raised design. To omit the areas next to the design accurately, come after the design outline. Finally, sand down the design edges gently to remove the rough edges or any slivers.