Engraving a Reiki Symbol on Marble


Hand engraving a Marble Candle.

I decided to try this method of stone engraving using a small Parkside engraving machine.

The engraved image is a Reiki meditation symbol. I found I was unable to cut a very accurate line using this method but the finished product looked pretty good!


I found it a bit frustrating not being able to engrave with any accuracy. It might be that I simply need more practice or that a different artistic approach might be better!

I am going to explore different methods of stone slate and marble engraving over the coming months. If you try this please leave a comment below to let me know how you get on. I really don’t mind if your attempt is better than mine!


I apprenticed at the age of 15 as an ecclesiastical marble mason and have worked in the stone trade for 52 years. I have Made headstones in marble, worked on ancient monuments as a restoration stonemason, made marble and stone fireplaces and specialised for twenty years as a stone engraver. I am now retired but am active in making videos and advice articles about natural stone and engraving.
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