More than just the name is our motto and is a perfect description of the Engraving Place.
Mary Li, founder and hand engraver, started in the Jewellery industry and saw the need to move beyond simply selling and making jewellery. She felt the excessive amount of overseas factory made Jewellery was making the art of Hand Engraving extinct. With her artistic flare, her experience in both Gemmology and Goldsmithing, and her family’s base in the jewellery industry she went abroad to learn the ancient art of hand engraving from one of the renowned master engravers, Sam Alfano. With this new found skill, after years of training and working along side other hand engravers she opened her own shop, ” The Engraving Place. “
Although she deals with many large corporate firms and fortune 500 companies, she has been lucky to be part of the most embraced cult sci-fi hit, The (enamoured) X-Files TV series (1993 -2002) and Movie. Another of the more popular works that most people can identify with is Stargate SG-1. So the next time you see an alien inscription on a blade or badge, you will wonder, “Did Mary have a hand in doing that ? “