About Alex Ostrogradsky
In the modern times where hand craftsmanship and personal customer-oriented service seems like an impossible find, Alex Ostrogradsky engraving services offers clients a level of hand craftsmanship and personal service rarely found today. Whether you are looking to engrave a precious metal item or restore a treasured vintage piece, Alex brings over 30 years of experience in metal engraving and jewelry making to produce the highest quality results. All of the engraving work displayed on this site is just a small part of the full portfolio of hand made and engraved jewelry created by Alex Ostrogradsky.
Engraving is one of the oldest art skills known to man and one which has come down through the centuries, gaining in excellence, popularity and prestige. If we read the traditional story of prehistoric man down to and including the men of the stone age, we learn that back in those dark ages when no other implements or tools were known, save those made from stone, some of the men of the period were spending their leisure time whittling weapons and engraving on stone, the forms of animals with which they were familiar.
Most engraving is done by first laying out a sketch of the general outline onto the metal. After this step is complete, the engraving begins.
While the ‘process’ of engraving can appear simple, it does demand a special dexterity and precision. Even though the modern day tools make engraving much more precise, it is by nature, a very slow tedious process and takes a lifetime to master..
For centuries people have used engravings to embroider their personal possessions with marks or crests. As the art of rendering designs on jewelry, engravings were also used to enhance and beautify especially prized items made out of gold, silver, platinum and other metals. It enhances the beauty of the item and creates awe. With the increasing demand for such intricate hand-made work, the art of engraving continues to prosper and skilled craftsmen are in demand.