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Laurie Ernst began his 4- year apprenticeship in fine jewellery engraving in 1973 and has been honing his talents ever since.

Gift Engraving is the culmination of over 44 years experience in the hand-engraving/ 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 tournments, photographic and sailing awards, corporate presentations , engagements, weddings, christenings, and graduations and endeavours to provide his renowned high-quality standard of service and product to all customers throughout Australia via the Gift Engraving website.

Gift Engraving is a safe, fast and reliable place to buy fine gifts for every occasion.  Have them personalised with hand-engraving the traditional way which gives you a unique piece that is sure to be stunning and lasting for many years to come or Laser engraving when harder metals such as Stainless Steel are involved or  as an example: when a company requests 100 pens with the same company name on each. 

Interesting note: Laurie also started his musical career while progressing through his Engraving apprenticeship and has been playing drums and singing backing vocals ever since. He has appeared on national live televison shows , in video clips,  recorded on many artists albums and continues to play music on a regular weekly basis .


A message from Laurie...

For me, Gift Engraving is where the old world meets the new. The art of old fashioned hand engraving skills meeting internet technology; where you can purchase a special gift online, have it hand engraved and posted out to you anywhere in Australia with a minimum of fuss .

Having completed my apprenticeship under the master hand engraver Jack Clarke of Tom McDonald's Jewellers in Cairns some 34 years ago, and servicing the area ever since, I bring to you my knowledge and skills in a online environment. My services are especially appropriate for those living in rural and remote areas who simply don't have the time to drive to the city, buy a gift and locate a professional engraver before having to drive home.

I have personally sourced a selection of fine quality gifts and jewellery  which I know can be successfully hand-engraved. This takes much of the guesswork out of gift shopping when engraving is desired.

Should you have any questions with your purchase or engraving needs please call us. We are always happy to help and to offer advice when needed , we strive to provide old fashioned service.

Look forward to hearing from you,

Kind regards