Metal Engraving
Basic Jewelry Engraving

This basic-level course will focus on the real-world engraving styles of a jeweler. Using GRS equipment, students study and execute fundamental engraving cuts on a variety of metals. This system speeds learning and overcomes the initial artwork challenge. Each class is built around the individual instructor’s professional experience to give every attendee personal access to a wealth of practical knowledge. This course provides a foundation for a great future in jewelry engraving.

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Course Info

Jake Newell
Mitchell Lurth
Layne Zuelke
2024 Date(s)
Metal Engraving
Jewelry & Stone Setting
Skill Level
Enrollment Type


  • Correct setup of GRS equipment
  • Operation of common classroom tools
  • Tool sharpening, theory, and geometry
  • Design transfer techniques
  • Line cutting techniques
  • Millgrain decoration
  • Proper use of workholding fixtures and devices
  • Engraving scrolls, borders, letters, and numbers
  • Shading techniques and background treatment

Class Project(s)

Steel and brass practice plates
Brass rings
Steel practice grip cap
Nickel silver key tag


No prerequisites

Cancellation/Transfer Policy

We reserve your seat upon receipt of course deposit. To transfer or cancel your reservation, notify GRS at least 30 days before the class start date to transfer deposit or receive a refund, less $50. Deposits are not transferrable or refundable less than 30 days before the course start date. If you have any questions about this information, please do not hesitate to call us! We would be glad to help you. Call 800-835-3519, Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM.

Please note: Course information subject to change without notice. Example images may not show exact techniques, methods, designs, etc., taught or demonstrated in course.

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