I began to learn hand engraving at age 14 in Kiev, Ukraine. My brother, Arkady Pugachevsky — an internationally well-known engraver and printmaker-taught me intaglio and relief engraving. I became a full time hand engraver for several major companies, always learning and perfecting my skills.
In 1991 I moved to New York City and opened Alex Engraving, Inc.
My specialty is jewelry engraving:engagement/wedding rings, family crests, bracelets, cuff-links, watches etc. My use of microscope allows me to do very intricate and detailed designs.
Every hand engraving creates unique, one of a kind piece.
Engraved samples for the special issue of Martha Stewart's “Wedding” magazine, winter 2000.
Engraved cuff-links for President G.W. Bush “Newsweek” magazine, January 29, 2001.
Engraved facsimile signatures of celebrities on 30 watches for 125 anniversary Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet “In style” magazine, October 2000.
Featured photo and description of a platinum wedding ring in the book “Wedding rings” by Osnat Gad ( page108 ).