"It's not a trade; it's an art. If I take
a week off work, I can't wait to go
Engraving is thousands of years old, but this magic art hasn't
disappear. Karagulidi proudly uses the same engraving techniques
as his Russian forefathers. His trade hasn't altered inuses his
collection of 120 graves and his hands to make this art.
The only other tools he uses in his workshop are his microscope
and the Shellac Flakes, a wax-like substance stuck of the metal to
keep it in place while he works.
Like most of his colleagues, Karagulidi believes that computers
cannot threaten his highly artistic work. "Computer work can be very
fine and bright but cannot compare to the deep and intricate work a
master engraver can do" he says.
Engraving is thousands of years old.
The ancient Egyptians
decorated their usually unadorned clothing with elegant costume
jewelry since 6000 BC. Both sexes wore jewelry such as earrings,
bracelets, anklets, rings, and beaded necklaces. Their jewelry
contained many minerals including amethyst, garnet, jasper, onyx,
turquoise, and lapis lazuli, as well as copper, gold, and shells.