STAR HANDPRINT CHARM

Metal Purity:
Tarnish Resistant Silver
9ct Yellow Gold
9ct Yellow Fairtrade Gold
9ct White Gold
9ct White Fairtrade Gold
9ct Rose Gold
9ct Rose Fairtrade Gold
18ct Yellow Gold
18ct Yellow Fairtrade Gold
18ct White Gold
18ct White Fairtrade Gold
18ct Rose Gold
18ct Rose Fairtrade Gold

CREATE SOMETHING UNIQUE

This tiny star shaped handprint charm 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.

There is plenty of space for either a single child or adult handprint.

All handprints are beautifully miniaturised to allow them to fit into such a small space.   

You can also choose to add a single  fingerprint, footprint or a paw print to the same design.

Unfortunately, horse hoof pints are very round in shape and do not fit onto our star shaped charms.  However, they fit very nicely onto many other charms that allow a little more room.

Hand engrave on the reverse with a short name, initials, a special word, or s et with a sparkling birthstone or diamond  to identify the owner of the print.

At Sophia Alexander, every petite handprint or footprint charm 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.

PLEASE NOTE

Each piece of impression jewellery takes approximately 6-8 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.

 

WHAT PRECIOUS METALS CAN I CHOOSE FROM ? 

All our beautiful custom handprint and footprint jewellery is handmade using the finest materials we can source.

Every exquisite loop, whorl, arch and detail is immortalised in stunning 9ct gold, 18ct gold or tarnish resistant silver.

All tiny fingerprint, handprint, footprint, paw print and hoof print charms 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

 

 

How Big Will My Handprint or Footprint Pendant Be ?

Handprint or footprint charms are approximately the size of a 5 pence piece.

They are all made to be reassuringly deep at approximately 2mm, giving every impression a wonderful 3 dimensional quality.

 

How Much Room Is There For Extra Details?

To fit your handprint or footprint onto these tiny gold and silver charms, in most cases, engraving needs to be on the reverse. 

Although there may be space next to the handprint to fit a number, or set of initials, this cannot be guaranteed.

We can discuss this with you further, once we have assessed handprint or footprint impressions.

The shape of your print will determine exactly how much can be engraved on the front, but there is usually plenty of space for initials, a short name or word up to approximately 5 letters on the reverse.

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 charms are much smaller than the ones we add to our necklaces, larger pendants and keyrings.  T hese 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 with a single beautiful professionally set diamond or birthstone.

 

Please Note

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.


Your Own Unique Prints

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.

Why Hand Engraving ?

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 custom jewellery, including your own signature and samples of your own handwriting. 

Engraving Swatch
Engraved 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 handprint or footprint keepsake.

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 piece of jewellery. 

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.

Birthstones and Diamonds

We are able to set beautiful precious birthstones, coloured gemstones or diamonds into most of our handprint and footprint 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.

Gemstone Swatch
Garnet Birthstone for January   Amethyst Birthstone for February    Aquamarine Birthstone for March  Diamond Birthstone for April  Emerald Birthstone for May   Pearl Birthstone for June Ruby Birthstone for July   Peridot Birthstone for August   Sapphire Birthstone for September   Pink Tourmaline Birthstone for October   Yellow Topaz Birthstone for November   Blue Topaz Birthstone for December        

Garnet Birthstone January GARNET - The January birthstone is known to be a symbol for eternal happiness, friendship, trust and wealth.

Amethyst Birthstone for February AMETHYST - The February birthstone is known to be a symbol for peace, courage, stability, strength and a clear and balance mind.

Aquamarine Birthstone for March AQUAMARINE - The March birthstone is known to be a symbol for honesty, faithfulness, tranquility and beauty.

Diamond Birthstone for April DIAMOND / WHITE TOPAZ- The April birthstone is known to be a symbol for eternal love, bonding, relationships, commitments and loyalty.

Emerald Birthstone May EMERALD - The May birthstone is known to be a symbol for life, good health, happiness, loyalty, friendship, patience, wisdom and faithfulness.

Pearl Birthstone June PEARL - The June birthstone is known to be a symbol for purity, chastity, modesty, faithfulness, friendship and loyalty.

Ruby Birthstone July RUBY - The July birthstone is known to be a symbol for passion, strength, courage, friendship and good luck. 

Peridot Birthstone August PERIDOT - The August birthstone is known to be a symbol for peace, good fortune, prosperity, happiness, love, influence and power.

Sapphire Birthstone September SAPPHIRE - The September birthstone is known to be a symbol for protection, loyalty, dignity, wisdom, power and faith.

Pink Tourmaline Birthstone October PINK TOURMALINE - The October birthstone is known to be a symbol for peace, calm, tranquility and creativity.

Yellow Topaz Birthstone November YELLOW TOPAZ - The November birthstone is known to be a symbol for strength, dedication, resilience, healing, balance, harmony and wisdom.

Blue Topaz Birthstone December BLUE TOPAZ - The December birthstone is known to be a symbol for wealth, prosperity, strength, sensitivity, purity, integrity, dignity and good fortune.


How Is It Made ?

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.

What Happens When I Place My Order ?

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.

Ordering Multiple Copies

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.

How Long Will It Take ?

All personalised handprint and footprint 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.

How Will You Send It To Me ?

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.

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.

Luxury Gift Wrap Service

At Sophia Alexander, we firmly believe that your beautiful personalised keepsake gift deserves to be  perfectly packaged.

Every piece of handprint or footprint 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.

Is There Anything Else I Should Know ?

All custom gold and silver 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.

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