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What We Do

We’re bringing back a lost art with one of the industry’s best hand engravers.

Mitchell Lurth, has always had a passion for art and jewelry design. He went on to study at the mecca of hand engraving in Emporia, Kansas, and is now considered one of the most innovative artists in that field. And he does it all right here, in Marion, Iowa.

Unlimited Design Potential

With both hand engraving and laser engraving services available, we have the tools and talent to bring your idea to life.

Fast Turnarounds

Everything is worked on in our Marion studio—no waiting weeks for the return or worrying about travel.

Affordable Customization

Engraving your custom jewelry or heirloom isn’t nearly as expensive as it looks. Reach out for a no-pressure estimate.

What is hand engraving?


An age-old art form that uses small steel gravers to cut through metal


Traditionally used to make prints and art; currency plates are hand engraved


The graver is pushed by the palm of the hand; no machinery is used in traditional hand engraving


Highly delicate, fine work that takes many hours to complete

Meet Mitchell Lurth

Mitchell has been an engraver for more than a decade, and a stone setter for five years. He graduated from Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas with an Engraving Arts Degree (BFA), and completed the GRS Grand Masters Program—a specialized study program for outstanding artists—under Alain Lovenberg, one of the most sought-after hand engravers in the world.

Mitchell’s hand engraving work has appeared everywhere from ornate rings and firearms to $35,000 Game of Thrones-branded guitars. He now works as a consultant to GRS, a producer of fine engraving tools, and teaches seminars and clinics around the world.

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Explore Our Work

See our engraving work up close with a look through our custom gallery.








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We promise you’ll love it

Or we’ll work until you do. Here are a few of our happy customers.


All done in-house!

I was blown away at how hard the staff at Philip's worked to ensure my fiance and I the best craftsmanship and pricing on our wedding bands. I had worked with them prior with my fiance's engagement ring and couldn't be happier. They do all of their custom work in house. From designing in CAD software to casting, molding, engraving, to everything else, they do it all in house and your rings never once leave the shop until they leave with you.



Great Quality Work!

The great staff at Phillips Diamond Shop goes along with the great quality of work they do! They did some engraving on a shotgun for a graduation gift.. very quick turnaround and an awesome job at a very fair price!



Great Experience!

All I needed was engraving service, but I was promptly greeted and enthusiastically helped, including being shown samples and receiving recommendations. Great experience!