A popular fingerprint heart charm, capturing your loved one's own unique fingerprint in solid silver or gold. Your fingerprint will be engraved within the perfectly shaped dimple on the front of the charm, creating a beautifully tactile piece. A short personalised message can be engraved on the back of the charm. Available on a choice of attachment - select from the options above.
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.
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 quoting 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 simply make a note at checkout and where possible, we will do our best to help. If you need your jewellery faster than this you will need to pay for our Priority Service.
Once your order is ready to dispatch, we will e-mail to let you know. All jewellery will require a signature upon receipt.