Fingerprint jewellery kits, like baby casting kits, are becoming increasingly popular and a more affordable alternative to having your child's prints taken in a shop or studio. Yet the outcome is likely to be just the same.
As with home baby casting, kits are provided with instructions so that you can easily take the prints (fingerprints, handprints or footprints) from the comfort of your own home. Not only does this cost you less but it is also much more convenient for you and your child.
1. Once you have purchased your item of jewellery online, you will be sent a kit with instructions usually within 1-2 days, depending on the retailer.
2. Using the kit you will take your child’s prints.
a. Fingerprints are taken using a putty like compound which is firmly moulded around the end of the finger, to take the print.
b. For Handprints and footprints, you will be sent an inkless print kit to take the prints. You should be sent enough for a couple of attempts in case you are not happy with your first.
3. Along with your kit you are usually sent an order form that asks you to confirm the charm shape that you would like, the details of the inscription and any other details such as alternate delivery address.
4. You will be asked to send both the prints and order form back to the retailer. At For Keep's Sake, we provide you with a pre-paid and addressed envelope, to make the process even easier.
5. Your unique piece of keepsake jewellery will then be specially hand crafted and returned to you within approx 2 weeks. Again this may vary according to the retailer.
What is the outcome?There should be little difference in the final piece of jewellery between a home fingerprint kit and one where the prints have been taken in a shop or studio.
The kits are designed for you to take a quality print of your little one and because the finished item is hand crafted by professional jewellery makers, the quality of the item will still be high.
Again the finish could vary across retailers, but we pride ourselves on creating fine pieces of jewellery that are lovingly made with exceptional attention to detail.
if you are looking to purchase, our fingerprint/ handprint / footprint jewellery starts at £32.00 and all of our charms are 99.9% silver. If you have any questions, take a look at our Fingerprint Jewellery FAQs or feel free to Contact Us or Comment below.