Laser engraving and laser marking of jewelry

Creative design on gold and other precious materials

silver pendant laser engraving

Traditional crafts, modern tools​

When manufacturing jewelry, a multitude of different materials is used nowadays, in particular precious metals and alloys. Traditionally, the industry has always worked with a lot of engravings (but ones produced mechanically) or with methods such as etching. While in the past an important reason to produce gold inlay engravings on expensive pieces was to personalize them or to add a meaningful inscription, nowadays creative designs of jewelry pieces, also in the area of fashion jewelry, have become ever more important. Laser engraving metals such as gold and other precious metals is quick and easy. 

Suitable materials for laser processing

  • Precious metals such as gold, silver, etc.
  • Alloys
  • Glass (e.g., spectacles)

Acrylic Jewellery

Laser Cut Acrylic

Kristin, our George Brown College intern, makes some fun simple acrylic jewellery designs, including acrylic necklace and pendants, on the Trotec Speedy 360. Check out this video to see how fast and easy it is to make acrylic jewellery!

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Impressions


Application examples for laser-engraved jewelry

Applications

With Trotec laser marking machines you can easily individualize and personalize jewelry pieces.

  • rings
  • watches
  • necklaces
  • bracelets
  • glassetching 
  • various precious materials, e.g. gold (gold engraving)
  • silver
  • brass
  • titanium etc.
  • spectacles
  • spectacle frames and glasses

What is the point of buying a laser for laser-engraving and laser-marking jewelry?

Traditional craftsmanship, a modern tool
Laser engraving is a modern alternative to creating designs. Whether it is to create a classical style gold engraving, engrave rings, add a special inscription to a watch, decorate a necklace or to personalize a bracelet by engraving it, a laser offers you the opportunity to work on countless shapes and materials. Functional markings, patterns, textures, personalization and even photo-engravings can be achieved using a laser. A creative tool for a creative industry.

"We recently purchased a Speedy 100 laser cutter for our jewellery department. The laser cutter allows the students to explore other materials beyond traditional precious metals - especially wood, acrylic, plastic and leather. We got some really innovative and successful products that can be produced and copied multiple times using the laser, it's a great production tool. Once the designs are done, repeating the is a very very simple step. The students are very excited and the faculity feels that the laser can bring new opportunities to the department."
- Paul McClure - George Brown College - Jewellery Studies -

Functions and advantages of laser technology

Versatile design possibilities

  • Practically any design can be realized with the laser
  • Even 1-point fonts and smallest geometries are still clearly legible
  • Full freedom when designing markings, logos, designs or patterns
  • Even photos can be applied in the shortest possible time

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Laser Software DirectMark or JobControl for laser marking directly from the graphics program - as simple as printing

Highest flexibility

  • Lasering gold (gold engraving), and engraving bracelets, necklaces and rings, from the most diverse materials - all with one laser system
  • Whether it's personalizing, or engraving photographs or ornaments - everything is possible, both by laser marking and as laser engraving

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Intelligent and intuitive marking software for easy operation
  • Fast and precise positioning of components using a camera system: SpeedMark Vision – Smart Adjust

Perfect marking results - fine tool

  • Precise and smallest geometries can be marked in a highly accurate manner
  • Marking processes can be combined in order to clean the material after processing or to create a higher contrast

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • High-quality optics and best beam quality thanks to high-quality components
  • Camera-based component positioning for maximum precision and ease of use

Non-contact and process-safe material processing

  • The material does not have to be tightly clamped or fixed
  • Time saving and consistently good results

 Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Broad product portfolio with suitable laser system for every requirement
  • Highest accuracy of the laser marking already at the "first shot" by means of camera-supported positioning

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