Metal Engraving
Lettering for Engravers

Designed for jewelers and engravers who already have a basic engraving foundation, this course specializes in the design, layout, and execution of lettering, including standard, highly decorative, and other styles. It emphasizes efficiency by using the latest GRS power-assisted tools and versatility by teaching techniques that work on a variety of metal surfaces and workpieces. Other forms of jewelry engraving may also be covered if there is time and student interest.

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Course Info

Sam Alfano
2024 Date(s)
Metal Engraving
Skill Level
Intro Intermediate
Enrollment Type


  • Overview of tools used in this course
  • How graver shape and geometry affects lettering
  • Alignment, spacing, and layout of letters
  • Shading and texturing letters
  • Using technology to assist layout
  • Workholding techniques, fixtures, and materials
  • Applying serif and sans-serif letters
  • Transfer techniques
  • Lettering: Bright Cut Script, Ribbon-Cut Script, Leaf Script, Block, Roman, and Micro
  • Inside Ring Engraving
  • Monograms

Class Project(s)

Brass and steel practice plates
Brass practice rings


Completion of a GRS Basic Course or instructor approval is required, as well as an understanding of proper tool sharpening and basic engraving techniques.

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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