Abercrombie Engraving is the name behind Janet Laing's, creative passion, which allows her the opportunity to give a "Lasting Impression" to your valued possession
As a 6th generation family Jeweller and Engraver, dating back to Henry Laing b.1803 in Strathmiglo Fifeshire in Scotland, this tradition, was a natural progression for Janet which started in the mid 1970's. Visiting her father's Jewellery workshop in Queen St Auckland, during the school holidays, Janet made silver pendants traced from a pattern onto silver plate, and learnt the basic fundementals of tools and metals. "It was so exciting at age 12 to make jewellery to wear and show off"
In 1982 Janet started a 4 year manufacturing Jewellery and engraving apprenticeship. Here she learnt many construction and manufacturing processes. Also learning engraving where the emphasis was always accuracy and precision.
In August 1986, Janet joined a team of manufacturing jewellers in a Queen St workshop, making hand made jewellery and repair work for private clients, jewellers and antique stores, as well as1 off jewellery pieces for the duty free outlets and other cliental.
When the opportunity to buy a jewellery/engraving business came about in 1987, Janet felt confident that this was the next step to develop her skills in engraving and jewellery, and utilise her Accounting studies (obtained from AUT prior to commencing her apprenticeship).
In 2002, Abercrombie Engraving became Janet's first home-based business.
Drawing on her knowledge from retail, the focus for this business is high quality engraving being paramount, along with the supply of quality trophy and award components.
The development of her skills and knowledge moved to include computer engraving, utilising modern design programs, sublimation printing and laser engraving services- complete in-house engraving specialists
AE has grown in both products and engraving technology, and recognises the need for tradition as well as innovation.
Our customer base is nationwide, and this is because of our long standing reputation and because we know that expertise and patience are part of the art of engraving.
"with many years of experience and attention to detail, I am proud of our family heritage and our commitment to excellence, always".
Janet has considerable knowledge in many aspects of engraving. Some work is challenging, and achieving those goals, is very satisfying.
AE is also proud to be involved with the sponsorship of many local sports clubs and volunteer organisations in the area.
TRADE CERTIFICATE IN MANUFACTURING JEWELLERY,
QUALIFIED MANUFACTURING JEWELLER