We use a rotary engraver (also known as a mechanical engraver) here at Songs of Ink and Steel. This type of engraver utilises a motorised spindle and a cutting tool (bit) that rotates with the spindle, removing areas of the metal by cutting them away with a sharp point. Because it removes the metal in the shape of your engraved message, your jewellery will not have a flat surface after engraving and the engraving will be the same colour as its base metal. The depth of the engraving is set to approximately 0.04mm from the surface so will not leave any sharp or exposed edges. The result of this is long lasting jewellery that you can treasure that will not wear away or fade through normal use.