Luxe Design creates sterling silver or gold fingerprint jewelry that is deeply personal and meaningful.
What is fingerprint jewellery? We create silver fingerprint pendants and gold fingerprint pendants from an impression that you take of your child's actual fingerprint. Or, create a keepsake of your parent using a flat fingerprint. Fingerprint jewelry is a very meaningful memorial item.
How do you make fingerprint jewellery? There are two ways to make fingerprint jewellery. One is from a flat ink print such as the kind you get from a funeral home, the other is by using one of our fingerprint kits with which you take a physical impression from the person. For the flat prints, you send us a finger print via email, and for the kits, we send you a personalized kit with complete, foolproof instructions.
Flat prints like those from a funeral home can be emailed to us then used to create silver or gold jewellery. These prints need to be etched onto metal and you can choose simple, flat pieces or a more organic style piece on which to etch the prints. From those pieces we create necklaces, pendants, cufflinks, bracelets or key rings.
PRINTS FROM KITS
Fingerprint kits can be purchased separately from jewellery. With any kit, you make the impressions yourself. If you've already got the impressions or mold you can purchase the jewellery separately at any time. There are two types of kits:
Wax Kit - Our original kit comes with a special wax compound and complete instructions. These kits come with a piece of special wax that you warm up, take an impression, return to us, and then we make that EXACT piece into silver or gold. It is a precious and totally one of a kind piece. Although it is very simple to use, you may re-warm and redo the wax as many times as you like to get the perfect print. This is perfect for impressions of babies' and kids' fingers and toes to capture a moment in time. Purchase one of our kits and we send you complete instructions. Create fingerprint jewellery including necklaces, cuff links, pendants and key rings.
Mold Kit - Our second type of kit includes a molding compound with which you can create a mold of your loved one's fingerprint that can be used over and over to create many pieces of jewellery. This is ideal to take impressions of kids, pets and particularly those loved ones who are sick or who may not have much time left. This is the type of mold that our local Children's Hospital uses to take fingerprints from their patients. In our kit there is enough mold compound to take at least 3 unique fingerprints.
You can also add birthstones directly to the pendants, choose to have your impression cast in gold or silver, and have us add your fingerprint pendant to a necklace chain, or create a charm bracelet. Choose the kit that is right for you.
Keep your loved one right next to your heart, preserve a tiny precious print in gold, or give the kit as a gift to a new mom. Purchase a kit and create the fingerprint jewellery yourself. Or, give the kit itself as a gift, and the recipient can create the impressions and send them to us any time. The kits will never go stale, it is always ready to use. Create gorgeous thumbprint jewellery as well. Babies impressions are very faint, but make a perfectly small little dimple, that preserves their precious, tiny impression forever.
What makes a good impression? For the Wax Kits we will cast what ever you send us, then clean up the shape and edges so we preserve the delicate impression and create a beautiful one of a kind piece of jewellery. If you like the result in wax, then send it! That is basically how it will look in metal.
For the fingerprint Mold Kits we take an impression by hand from the mold you send to us. Then we cast those impressions into gold or silver and create your fingerprint jewellery to order. These pieces are also soft organic shapes that convey the warmth of handmade pieces.
Fingerprint and thumbprint pendants are soft, natural, and beautifully wearable pieces and are meant to represent the organic, living impression of the person who did the print, so the soft shapes and tiny blemishes add to the character of the piece.
Further personalize your fingerprint jewelry by creating a charm bracelet using all the fingerprint charms of your family, or add genuine diamonds or birthstones to the fingerprint pendant.
These fingerprint charms in silver and gold are beautiful, organic shapes. The soft, round pendant is such a nice, comforting piece to wear and the resulting jewellery is elegant and subtle. Although the wax impression may seem light, once cast into solid silver or gold, the pendants are substantial and are the ideal weight and thickness for a pendant. The jewellery itself is beautiful, and the fact that it is created from your loved one's print makes it deeply meaningful. Personalized fingerprint jewellery is a thoughtful gift and a cherished keepsake.