One interesting thing about my current job is that I come into contact with some very nice vendors in the New York area. Although I can't afford their services any time soon, it is nice to know about them. One such person is Bernard Maisner. He is a premier calligrapher, and his work is really beautiful. His handpainted notecards run about $12.50 each and can be purchased at Bergdorf Goodman, online and at a few select stores around the country. Other items include menu, thank you, and place cards, as well as personal stationery. Above is a picture of his engraved "Diamond Ring" cards. At $7 each, it might take an engagement to justify the price, but you are bound to feel special when you send announcements on these engraved cards.