MEMORIAL FINGERPRINT & ASHES JEWELLERY. IN LOVING MEMORY
Because it's Never the Right Time
“I knew I wanted my fathers prints to be engraved onto something that I could carry with me all the time.
Something I could wear, touch and know that a part of him was still with me”.
More than Memories - Fingerprints and Ashes
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.
Our range of custom gold fingerprint charms, necklaces, rings and personalised memorial keepsakes offer a unique and poignant way to remember your special someone and to help with the grieving process.
Our pieces are designed to be worn daily or stored safely away. Whatever you choose.
We can help you to take new fingerprint, handprint or footprint impressions, or we can work with any existing prints you might have.
We are also able to carefully set your loved ones cremation ashes behind beautiful diamonds or capture them behind hand-cut gold hearts so that you can carry a little piece of them with you always.
Standing the Test of Time
In over 16 years, we have worked with many clients, to help design and create beautiful, personal memorials to loved ones who are born sleeping, terminally ill or sadly no longer with us.
We work closely with our clients, taking the time to carefully guide them through the process, ensuring the experience is as straightforward as possible.
We will endeavour to meet any personal design requests. Please get in touch if you would like a small amount of ashes added to your piece. We will discuss how this can be achieved.
We are honoured that our clients entrust us with this very special service. To create something that will be truly cherished. Every item is made to the highest possible quality. A permanent, everlasting reminder to be held close to your heart forever.
Taking your Fingerprints, Handprints or Footprints
We find that very often, fingerprints, hand prints and footprint impressions have already been taken whilst your loved one has been in hospital, hospice care or whilst at the funeral home, but there is not a problem if this is not the case.
We can send you a simple impression kit or we can work with your own prints. We will send this urgently if required.
There are a number of ways to take your prints, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for further help and advice to capture your fingerprints.
If you would prefer for us to liaise with your hospice or funeral home on your behalf, please get in touch.
Adding Your Cremation Ashes
Adding ashes to the necklace or charm of your choice is a delicate task.
Your precious ashes will always be treated with the upmost care and respect.
All of our pieces are made to be approximately 2mm thick, which means we are able to create a space within them that is large enough to safely contain a tiny amount of ashes.
We are able to add them to your piece of jewellery in two different ways:
1. The first way is to make a tiny hollow space in the surface of the gold or silver. This is usually made on the back of the necklace.
Once the chamber is made, we gently place a tiny amount of your ashes inside. They are then sealed in place with a gold heart, as seen here.
We are able to add both white or yellow gold hearts to either match the colour of your necklace or contrast.
The second way is to seal a tiny amount of your ashes behind a beautiful sparkling diamond or a coloured diamond of your choice.
In both cases, the cremation ashes are protectively sealed safely inside and cannot be seen.
Guided Printing Service
If your loved one is local to our studio in Kedington, Suffolk, UK and your hospice or funeral home needs help with taking fingerprints, handprints or footprints, we are more than happy to personally oversee and assist with the printing process to ensure you get the best prints possible.
Kedington is a small village halfway between the towns of Clare and Haverhill in South-West Suffolk. We usually work within a 10 mile radius, but have previously provided assistance to customers as far afield as Linton, Newmarket, Sudbury and Saffron Walden.