We are often asked about the minimum and maximum ages for our fingerprint / hand print jewellery. The answer is actually different for both, as we use a different process for collecting the prints.
kits include a putty like substance which is pressed onto and molded around
the finger to create the print impression. The print that is transferred onto the charm is the exact replica of the print taken - so the finished print will look identical.
Each child is different and develops at their own rate, but generally speaking their fingerprints don't become properly defined until they are around 6 months. We therefore recommend that customers wait until a baby is 6 months old before taking a fingerprint - or that the customer takes a handprint or footprint instead.
Handprint / Footprint Jewellery
There is much more flexibility with the handprint / footprint jewellery. These require
a (mess-free) inkless print kit
to take the print - which is then shrunk to size, to fit the charm. There is therefore no minimum or maximum age for handprint / footprint jewellery, it can be used for new borns, through to 100+ year olds! This means you can even use two prints on the one charm, which is not possible for fingerprint jewellery.
If you already
have a print (that you can email or post) we can even use this to produce your silver hand print or footprint jewellery.
For more information on fingerprint / hand print jewellery please visit our website.