A totally unique, handmade piece of personalised jewelry.
This tiny footprint or handprint charm bead can be made in 9ct, 14ct and 18ct gold, and in the full suite of yellow, white, and rose gold shades.
We are immensely proud to also offer it in certified ethical 9ct and 18ct fairtrade and fairmined gold and premium, bright white, tarnish-resistant silver.
Our footprint or handprint charm beads are handmade to compliment your Pandora, Troll Bead, Chamilia, or Lovelinks bracelet.
There is plenty of space for either a single child or adult footprint.
Footprints and handprints are all reduced in size to allow them to fit into such a small space.
Hand engrave on the reverse with a short name or special word (approximately 5 letters), a set of initials, or set with a sparkling birthstone or diamond to identify the owner of the print.
There is also enough space for a single fingerprint, paw print or a hoof print.
At Sophia Alexander, every footprint or handprint charm bead is custom made to order and we carefully shape every impression to ensure a perfect fit.
We have over a decade of experience dealing with bespoke jewellery commissions.
Your design will be discussed with you in detail before we start to work on your piece of jewellery.
Get in touch at any point. We're here to help.
Each piece of impression jewellery takes approximately 8 weeks to create
once we have received your prints.
We will liaise with you at each stage of the making process, to keep you updated.
Chains are sold separately - Please see our Chains Collection.
All our beautiful custom impression jewellery is handmade using the finest materials we can source.
Every detail is immortalised in stunning 9ct gold, 14ct gold, 18ct gold or tarnish-resistant silver.
All tiny heart shaped fingerprint, handprint, footprint, paw print charm beads are available in the precious metals seen below:
|Tarnish Resistant Silver||9ct Yellow Gold||9ct White Gold||9ct Rose Gold|
|9ct Yellow Fairtrade Gold||9ct White Fairtrade Gold||9ct Rose Fairtrade Gold|
|14ct Yellow Gold||14ct White Gold||14ct Rose Gold|
|18ct Yellow Gold||18ct White Gold||18ct Rose Gold|
|18ct Yellow Fairtrade Gold||18ct White Fairtrade Gold||18ct Rose Fairtrade Gold|
Our handprint and footprint charm beads are approximately 10mm, which is smaller than a 5 pence piece.
Every impression, presses into the metal giving a wonderful 3 dimensional quality.
To fit your handprint or footprint onto these tiny gold and silver beads, engraving needs to be on the reverse, on the opposite side to the print.
As they are so small, there is only limited space for engraving and we usually recommend engraving initials or numbers, although very short names or special words up to approximately 5 letters are not usually a problem.
We can discuss this with you further, once we have assessed handprint or footprint impressions.
Let us know what you would like and we will be able to tell you exactly what is possible.
The handprints and footprints added to our tiny charm beads are much smaller than the ones we add to our necklaces, larger pendants and keyrings. These smaller prints have much smaller details. They are still very much your very special prints, but not every line will be visible.
We will make sure you are completely happy with your miniaturised prints and discuss all aspects of the design with you before we proceed with your order.
You can also choose to personalise your handprint charm bead with a single beautiful professionally set diamond or birthstone, set into the reverse side.
Chains, bracelets, personalised name tags and accessories are not included and if required, should be ordered separately.
All prices shown on the Sophia Alexander website include free, fully insured postage within the UK.
For international orders, please contact the Sophia Alexander customer care team on 01440510050 before ordering.
Our Engraving Fonts and Styles
Hand Engraving is a traditional craft and skill dating back to the middle ages, that involves a considerable measure of skill, knowledge and training.
It involves an in depth knowledge of different precious metals, impeccable attention to detail, artistic skill and patience.
Hand engraving is known to be deeper and longer lasting than other methods of engraving jewellery. The engraving also tends to be sharper and has a more even cut.
Our entire aim is to create quality pieces of jewellery that you and your future generations can treasure.
The hand engravers we work with have many years of experience and are experts in their field.
We are confident that they are able to engrave most styles of writing onto our keepsakes, including your own signature and samples of your own handwriting.
For those customers interested in having samples of handwriting engraved, our hand engravers are able to engrave almost any style of handwriting onto your piece of fingerprint jewellery.
Their specialist knowledge and attention to detail are second to none.
Some examples of handwriting that we have engraved, include signatures; personal messages; writing from the inside of old birthday cards; writing from children’s drawings and writing from the backs of old photographs.
Writing can be from a child or adult, but it is important that it is legible.
The handwriting sample you send will be replicated on your keepsake.
We are unfortunately unable to improve your handwriting!
There is no need to send us your original, sentimental writing samples.
If you have a scanner, you can scan and email us a copy of the handwriting, or, you can send us a good photocopy.
We are able to set beautiful precious birthstones, coloured gemstones or diamonds into most of our fingerprint jewellery.
We provide the option to add a single birthstone or diamond as standard, but please get in touch if you would like to add additional precious stones.
The exact position of diamonds and birthstones can be confirmed in writing after you have placed your order, so you do not have to decide straight away.
Every piece of custom handprint or footprint jewellery is individually made by hand and is completely unique.
Even if you order multiple copies of the same keepsake, there will be slight differences.
The finished piece will completely depend on the handprints or footprints taken by you.
Handprints and footprints vary hugely between individuals. The lines and details vary in number and clarity, so every pendant is naturally one of a kind.
Some people naturally have less detailed prints than others. This can simply be hereditary.
The more prints you have added to your pendant, the smaller these prints will be and the smaller the details you will be able to see. Not every line will be visible.
We welcome any questions you might have.
At Sophia Alexander, we understand that losing a loved one can be the most impossibly difficult and emotional time.
We also know that deciding how you will remember a lost loved one is an incredibly personal decision.
At Sophia Alexander, we able to incorporate your loved ones ashes into many of our custom necklaces and charms.
We can carefully set your loved ones cremation ashes behind beautiful diamonds.
Or, we can capture them behind hand-cut gold hearts.
A small, descrete way to allow you to carry a little piece of them with you always.
We are honoured that our clients entrust us with this very special service. To create something that will be truly cherished.
We welcome any questions you might have.
Each piece of handprint of footprint jewellery is first handmade in premium jewellers wax, then it is sent to be precision cast at one of the UK's leading precious metal casting houses.
Here, a mould is made and molten silver or gold is poured inside, leaving a pure, solid, quality keepsake.
We hand finish, polish, engrave and stone set. Finally, each piece is hallmarked by a UK Assay Office to verify it’s quality and purity.
1. Once you have placed your order, we will contact you to make sure we have all the correct personal information.
2. A gift wrapped impression kit will then be posted out to you straight away. We will arrange a suitable delivery date with you.
It will be delivered via Royal Mail Special Delivery. This is a tracked and insured service and your kit will arrive before 1pm on a specified day.
We supply different impression kits, depending on whether you require a fingerprint, handprint / footprint, paw print or hoof print on your chosen keepsake.
One complementary impression kit is included with each item ordered.
We provide unique kits and instructions for memorial and cremation jewellery.
3. All impression kits are simple to use and contain an informative instruction booklet with hints, tips and contact information, just in case you need some additional advice.
4. Once you have taken your prints and are happy with them, simply return them to us in the pre-paid packaging provided. We will always return your original prints if you wish.
For handprint, footprint or paw print jewellery, and for engraved fingerprint jewellery, you do not have to send us your original precious prints.
We know that a lot of clients prefer to keep their original impressions and we are completely happy to work from scanned and emailed copies.
5. We are more than happy to provide you with sketches of your keepsake before we create it in wax, so that you can see how the handprints, footprints, engraving and gemstones will be arranged.
6. Once you are completely happy with the design, we will create your piece of personalised jewellery.
We be in touch at every stage of the process to give you regular updates.
7. Every piece of handprint and footprint jewellery we create is sent to the UK Assay Office to be hallmarked.
At Sophia Alexander, we are frequently asked to make duplicate copies of charms, necklaces or other gifts.
Each keepsake is individually handmade. Therefore, it is completely unique.
Even if you order multiple copies of the same piece of jewellery, there will be slight differences.
Every keepsake we make is naturally one of a kind.
We welcome any questions you might have.
All personalised handprint and footprint jewellery takes 8 weeks to create once your impressions have been received, not from the order date.
Every piece of jewellery is handmade using traditional jewellery techniques.
Your jewellery is carved in wax, cast, engraved, stone set, polished and hallmarked by the relevant expert.
It is a lengthy process and it is not possible for us to “speed it up” or to provide an express service.
We believe that every gold and silver keepsake we make is worth the wait.
We aim to have all gold and silver jewellery complete within 8 weeks,unless something completely unexpected occurs.
All prices shown on the Sophia Alexander website include free, fully insured postage within the UK.We use the Royal Mail Special Delivery™ Next Day service, so your pendant will be delivered to you by 1pm on an agreed date.
The package will be tracked and it will require a signature on arrival.
For international orders, please contact the Sophia Alexander customer care team on 01440510050.
Overseas shipping is priced for each individual order and varies.
It can be as much as £100 to ship jewellery insured from the UK, depending where on the world you are, so please get in touch.
At Sophia Alexander, we firmly believe that your beautiful personalised fingerprint gift deserves to be perfectly packaged.
Every piece of fingerprint jewellery will arrive presented in a elegant, branded white leatherette gift box, with a black velvet interior and a white swing bag.
We carefully tie every box with a beautifully designed Sophia Alexander white and silver chiffon ribbon and enclose a complimentary gift card in each bag, which we can personalise for you, or leave blank for you to add a message yourself.
We finish every package with a handmade wax seal.
For those clients who wish to see the item they have ordered before they give it to the recipient, we can send the finished keepsake with the ribbons untied and the wax seal supplied separately, so that the piece can be seen before adding these yourself.
Please let us know how you would like your gift to arrive.
All custom gold and silver fingerprint and impression jewellery is handmade and personalised for each individual client.
We provide you with approximate product colours, dimensions and weights. However, variations in size and the surface appearance of silver and gold may occur, and should be expected.
We provide images and figures as guidance only.
Photographs of fingerprint, handprint, footprint, paw print and hoof print jewellery may not be displayed at their actual size. Different computer monitors may alter the perceived sizes of products and colours of the precious metals.
Keepsakes are made to accommodate fingerprints, handprints, footprints, paw prints and hoof prints of different shapes and sizes.
Prints taken may vary in quality and clarity. This can simply be due to age, health, condition or hereditary factors.
Names, words and messages are sized according to different fonts and lengths.
Gemstones, diamonds, semi-precious stones and pearls may also vary in colour, size and shape.
These things will all alter the look of your completed piece of jewellery or personalised gift.
If we do not feel that the prints submitted are suitable, we will inform you immediately.
This all means that the fingerprint, handprint, footprint, paw print or hoof print jewellery you purchase will inevitably vary slightly from the photographed images seen on our website, www.sophia-alexander.com, on social media pages and in other locations.
Please see our Essential Information page for further information.
** Jewellery displayed on this website is a combination of sample pieces and client commissions for which we have permission to include.
Please see our Fingerprint Jewellery Facts page for further information.