of Jewellery & Other Items
 Cairns Nth Qld



Hand Engraving describes the art of using small hand held tools  to personalise your gold or silver jewellery and other precious items .

Since 1973, Laurie Ernst has provided quality hand engraving services to corporate and private clients in Cairns and across Australia.

 Get in touch today to learn more about the Hand Engraving services we provide.

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The Hand Engraver


 Laurie Ernst began his 4- year apprenticeship in fine jewellery engraving in 1973 at Tom McDonald's Jewellers Cairns under the guidance of the Master Hand Engraver Jack Clarke and has been honing his talents ever since. Hand Engraving is the culmination of over 49 years experience in the hand-engraving and jewellery trade for Laurie, having engraved for state and federal politicians, the Defence Force, emergency services, and the general public, all from his studio in Cairns, North Queensland Australia . He has engraved for a myriad of high-profile special events such as national game fishing tournaments, photographic and sailing awards, corporate presentations , engagements, weddings, christenings, and graduations and endeavours to provide his renowned high-quality standard of service to corporate and private clients.




 Items that can be hand engraved :

 Wedding and Engagement Rings both inside and outside - Wedding Pad Locks - Signet Rings with Initials -Baby Bracelets , Brooches - Champagne Goblets - Cups and Spoons - Watches - Badges - Earrings - Photo Frames - Trophies - Pewter Tankards - Ships Bells both large and small - Church items - Funeral Urns - Hammers - Rodeo/Cowboy  Belt Buckles - Wine Decanters - Champagne Buckets - Shovels and Ladders - Cars?? . Please call to discuss your requirements. 

Hand engraving also offers mobile engraving in some circumstances where items are not able to be brought to my workshop. 

Metals that can be engraved but not limited to : Gold - Silver - Brass -Titanium - Nickel , please enquire 


 I have asked Laurie to engrave a number of different items for me over the years and his work has always exceeded my expectations 

Robyn Salwinze-Innisfail

How good is that, I gave Laurie a locket to engrave for my girlfriends birthday. I was running a day late getting it to him but not only did he have it ready for me to pick up the very next day he did a beautiful engraving job 

Steve Rogers - Northern Beaches 

I have used the hand engraving service that Mr Laurie Ernst provides since 2007.  I have been very impressed with the quality of the craftsmanship supplied by Laurie.  All items that have been given to Laurie have been returned in the same condition with the appropriate engraving and he completes the engraving task on time.  I would highly recommend his engraving services to anyone else looking for this particular service. 

Laurie has hand engraved trophies and memorabilia for me over the years. He is a true artist in his work. There are few people that still have the skill to etch engraving by hand. I can highly recommend Laurie for a meticulous finish for a trophy to an heirloom.

Mick O'Connor
Commanding Officer's Secretary 
HMAS Cairns

Richard Ireland OAM

Governing Director at FR Ireland Pty Ltd


Please call Laurie on


Whitfield Cairns 4870

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