Lasers etchings are often used to replicate exact, good quality pictures of people or aerial images shot from a plane. They are created when a high-wattage laser burns the surface of the granite to create a permanent image.
Hand-diamond etchings are the most common and are drawn by our artist when we need to create a wildlife, farm, or ranch scene where we might not have a high-quality picture that would work well with a laser. At other times we may need to draw a composition from a series of pictures that would be nearly impossible to photoshop and have a good quality image for the laser to work with. Hand-diamond etchings are created when the artist physically scratches the surface of the stone with a diamond tipped drawing tool.