Gipson Diamond Jewelry, 321 N. Main St., recently added laser engraving to the services the staff provides for their customers.

"The machine can engrave on metals, woods, plastics, steel, about

anything except glass," said Gary Gipson, store owner and

jeweler/designer. "We offer a variety of fonts and type sizes and can

easily follow curves and add texture to the engraved letters."

The machine can also engrave artwork including logos and emblems.

Gipson said he decided to add the machine as he had an increasing

demand to do engraving from those who wanted more than the standard

block letters and from those wanting to personalize gifts and rings they

had purchased from his shop.

For more examples of the machine's capabilities, visit Gipson's website at