The British Fingerprint Jewellery company, Sophia Alexander was established in 2006 by artist, sculptor and mother of five, Lucille Whiting. Now, 13 years later, it has now grown as a brand, with our personalised fingerprint jewellery being handmade in Suffolk and shipped to clients all around the world.
Our rural studio is nestled on the borders of Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire, in the beautiful, sleepy village of Kedington, a stones throw from the historic towns of Cambridge, Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds.
Here, surrounded by fields, we design and make everything by hand. Inspired by nature, family and stories. The stories behind every commission. We're dedicated and passionate about creating the very best personalised jewellery and custom gifts. Our talented team of expert casters, goldsmiths, hand engravers and diamond setters use traditional jewellery making techniques to ensure our clients worldwide are completely satisfied.
We use the very best casting houses in the heart of London's renowned Hatton Garden and in the Birmingham Jewellery quarter to ensure high quality castings. Every piece is made to the strictest quality standards and struck with a British Hallmark to certify the standard of purity. Every fingerprint necklace, charm and fingerprint ring has a wonderfully substantial, heavy quality that can only come from using solid precious metal. We promise never to use fired metal clay to produce any of our fingerprint jewellery, memorials, gifts or keepsakes. Simply take your fingerprints, hand prints, footprints or paw prints in the comfort of your own home with one of our specially designed impression kits, send them to us and let us do the rest. We only ever use the finest precious metals. Premium, bright white, tarnish resistant silver, 9ct gold, 18ct gold and ethically sourced fairtrade gold.
TRADITIONAL LOST WAX CASTING The oldest known examples of lost wax casting are more than 5700 years old, so it would be difficult to find a more original way of creating jewellery or sculpture! Of course, modern equipment has streamlined the process somewhat, but we are proud to still use these traditional jewellery making techniques to craft all our custom fingerprint jewellery and personalised gifts. Each piece is carved using premium jewellers wax. We then send this to be precision cast in London's Hatton Garden or Birmingham. Here, molten silver or gold ia injected into a mould, filling the void and leaving an exact replica in solid precious metal. The completed fingerprint gift is premium quality, with a good surface finish and next to no shrinkage. Experts then hand finish, polish, hand engrave and set with beautiful gemstones & diamonds. Each piece is hallmarked by the Assay Office to verify it’s quality and purity (subject to terms & conditions). Multiple copies of the same piece can be created on request.
NOTHING BUT THE BEST Today, our ever expanding premium collection remains classic, timeless and sophisticated with a modern twist. Original handprints, footprints, fingerprints and paw prints perfectly captured . . . Miniaturised versions of a precious first piece of artwork . . . A sample of your little ones handwriting saying their first “I love you” . . . Your partners signature . . . A beloved pets paw prints . . .
We are inspired by our passion to capture your stories and memories. Cherished moments with the special people that touch your life. Helping you to hold them close to your heart forever. The most personal gift you will ever find, inspired By Nature’s Most Exclusive Design. Jewellery With a Precious Touch. Contact us for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01440510050