All fingerprints are unique..
Our fingerprints are unique to us. No one else in the world will have the exact same prints. This is why fingerprint technology has been used by police to positively identify people for years. Typically there are 3 types of patterns; swirls, loops and whorls. When magnified, the prints themselves are often very interesting and beautiful. This is why our fingerprint jewellery is so special and very popular!
Our fingerprints start to develop when we are in the womb. By the time we are born, they are fully formed, however the detail is very shallow. It can take a few years for the definition of the swirls and loops to become clear although the time this takes can vary from child to child.
In order for us to make our fingerprint jewellery we need fingerprints to show plenty of detail with the whorls, loops and swirls clearly defined. This will enhance the beauty of the piece being made. As a general rule we suggest fingerprints from 6 years+ as these are more defined, however prints do vary from child to child so don’t let this put you off. We have previously used fingerprints from babies (only a few months old)! If you are unsure whether your child has a strong enough print that can be used to create a piece from our fingerprint jewellery range, you are welcome to send a scanned copy of the print to us and our design team will take a look. We will always try our best to accept prints.
Taking fingerprints is very easy. Click here to view our instruction page which will take you step by step through the process. This is a really fun activity that you and your family can do. Who has loops, who has swirls? Due to a high demand for fingerprint jewellery, our fingerprint range is extensive!
Our Tiffany Style Fingerprint Necklace along with our Fingerprint Charm Bead are very popular items. We also find that our Fingerprint Cufflinks in the personalised mens jewellery range are very popular with men who prefer a more subtle look compared with our handprint/footprint range. If you would like to learn more about how we make our fingerprint jewellery, take a look at this recent article.