A totally unique, handmade piece of personalised jewelry.
This tiny fingerprint charm bead can be made in both 9ct 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 fingerprint 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 fingerprint.
Fingerprints are all reduced in size to allow them to fit into such a small space. Unless they are particularly tiny themselves.
Hand engrave on the reverse with a short name or special word (approximately 5 letters), a set of initials, or s et with a sparkling birthstone or diamond to identify the owner of the print.
There is also enough space for a single handprint, footprint, paw print or a hoof print.
At Sophia Alexander, every fingerprint charm bead is custom made to order and we carefully shape every impression to ensure a perfect fit.
Your design will be discussed with you in detail before we start to work on your piece of jewellery.
Every exquisite loop, whorl, arch and detail is immortalised in stunning 9ct gold, 18ct gold or tarnish resistant silver.
All fingerprint, handprint, footprint, paw print and hoof 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|
|18ct Yellow Gold||18ct White Gold||18ct Rose Gold|
|18ct Yellow Fairtrade Gold||18ct White Fairtrade Gold||18ct Rose Fairtrade Gold|
Fingerprint 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 fingerprints 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.
Let us know what you would like and we will be able to tell you exactly what is possible.
We will discuss all aspects of the design with you before we start to work on your piece of jewellery.
You can also choose to personalise your fingerprint charm bead with a beautiful professionally set diamond or birthstone, set into the reverse.
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.
Every custom fingerprint keepsake is individually made by hand and is completely unique.
Even if you order multiple copies of the same piece of jewellery, there will be slight differences.
The finished piece will completely depend on the fingerprint taken by you.
Fingerprints vary hugely between individuals, so every keepsake is naturally one of a kind.
Our fingerprint jewellery is made to accommodate real, unique fingerprints of different shapes and sizes.
Fingerprint quality varies hugely between different people due to many factors, including age, health and condition the hands.
Some people naturally have less defined fingerprints than others. This can simply be hereditary.
All of these things will alter the look of the fingerprint keepsake you receive.
INFANTS We do not recommend fingerprinting infants below the age of 18 months, as before this, we find that their fingerprints have not fully developed.
Instead of a fingerprint with whorls, loops and arches, you will see a lovely little dimple, but no lines or detail.
Some infants have amazing fingerprints at a much younger age, whereas with some, their print is still not wonderfully clear by two years old or more.
If, when you submit your fingerprints we find that this is the case, we can simply try again at a later date for no additional charge.
Some customers are happy to go ahead with a tiny dimple impression. We are completely happy to proceed if this is the case.
OLDER PEOPLE In elderly people and where there has been a lot of wear and tear on the hands, fingerprint ridges can become less prominent. This can make the prints look less detailed and in some cases, a little blurred.
Many adults also have wrinkles and scars over their finger tips which can appear as missing sections in the ink print, but they are still very much part of the individual fingerprint.
PLEASE NOTE : If we do not feel that the fingerprint submitted is suitable, we will inform you immediately.
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 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.
GARNET - The January birthstone is known to be a symbol for eternal happiness, friendship, trust and wealth.
AMETHYST - The February birthstone is known to be a symbol for peace, courage, stability, strength and a clear and balance mind.
AQUAMARINE - The March birthstone is known to be a symbol for honesty, faithfulness, tranquility and beauty.
DIAMOND / WHITE TOPAZ- The April birthstone is known to be a symbol for eternal love, bonding, relationships, commitments and loyalty.
EMERALD - The May birthstone is known to be a symbol for life, good health, happiness, loyalty, friendship, patience, wisdom and faithfulness.
PEARL - The June birthstone is known to be a symbol for purity, chastity, modesty, faithfulness, friendship and loyalty.
RUBY - The July birthstone is known to be a symbol for passion, strength, courage, friendship and good luck.
PERIDOT - The August birthstone is known to be a symbol for peace, good fortune, prosperity, happiness, love, influence and power.
SAPPHIRE - The September birthstone is known to be a symbol for protection, loyalty, dignity, wisdom, power and faith.
PINK TOURMALINE - The October birthstone is known to be a symbol for peace, calm, tranquility and creativity.
YELLOW TOPAZ - The November birthstone is known to be a symbol for strength, dedication, resilience, healing, balance, harmony and wisdom.
BLUE TOPAZ - The December birthstone is known to be a symbol for wealth, prosperity, strength, sensitivity, purity, integrity, dignity and good fortune.
Each piece of fingerprint 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, paw print or hoof print on your chosen keepsake.
One complementary impression kit is included with each item ordered.
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 fingerprint, 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 item of fingerprint 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.
All personalised fingerprint jewellery takes 6-8 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 6-8 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.