This beautiful heart charm captures your loved one's own fingerprint in precious sterling silver or solid gold. Lovingly made in our Shropshire studio, each heart is hand formed then personalised with your loved one's own true fingerprint, which is deeply engraved and guaranteed not to fade. Each wonderfully shiny charm can feature a single fingerprint on the front. The back of the heart has a subtle organic texture that catches the light beautifully, and can also feature a personalised message. The charm is complete with a jump ring, allowing you to thread it onto a chain necklace. Alternatively you can choose to purchase one of our UK made chains. A lasting memorial, each charm arrives nestled in a Hold upon Heart gift box and bag, together with a complimentary polish cloth.
made from sterling silver or 9ct gold. 18ct available on request.
As fingerprints are re-sized to perfectly fit each piece we are able to work with fingerprints from people of any age, although it's best to wait until very young babies are at least 6 months old. You can take fingerprints easily at home using only a pencil, sticky tape and paper - simply follow the steps below:
1. Heavily colour in a patch of paper with pencil - HB will be fine, but a softer pencil is even better.
2. Rub a clean, dry finger over the patch of pencil for a few seconds.
3. The pencil should transfer from the paper to your finger.
4. Lightly touch the sticky side of the tape with the pencilled finger.
5. Slowly peel your finger off the sticky tape - you should now see a pencil version of your fingerprint left on the tape.
6. Flip the tape over and stick it onto a clean sheet of white paper - pop the name of the person the print belongs to next to it.
For best results, take as many fingerprints as you can, aiming for the interesting swirl pattern found on the pad of the finger - not on the fingertip. Try making lighter fingerprints by taking several prints without refreshing the pencil on your finger - often the lighter prints reveal more detail. Experiment with rolling the finger onto the tape from one side to the other to give a larger print pattern.
Once you have your fingerprints simply e-mail them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org your name and order number. We can work with either high resolution scans or high resolution photos of the fingerprints (that's 600dpi and upwards). Most camera phones do the job just fine - just make sure you take a nice close-up photo in good light.
The pencil fingerprint method usually works well, but as very young children and the elderly can have rather faint fingerprints, these are better taken using our ink fingerprint kit. Ink fingerprint kits are recommended for memorial prints.
Please allow 3 working days for print kits to be delivered (UK only). International delivery can take 7-10 working days.
Once we receive your prints, we will need approximately 3-4 weeks to make this item, with the exception of White Gold pieces, which will take 6-8 weeks to make. If you need your order 2 or 3 days under the lead time, then pop this in the "note to the studio" box above, and where possible, we will do our best to help. If you need your jewellery significantly faster, then consider ourPriority Service.
Once your order is ready to dispatch, we will e-mail to let you know. All jewellery will require a signature upon receipt.