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Thumbies and Buddies Fingerprint Jewelry
A Thumbies personalized print charm is such a unique and precious piece of jewelry, created from actual fingerprints, handprints, or footprints. Combining the wonders of modern scanning technology with the ancient technique of lost wax casting, the prints are fashioned into artistic and intricately detailed jewelry. These charms are truly the ultimate keepsake gift idea for a loved one – or for yourself!
A "Buddie" is a pet related pendant with a paw or nose print.
They are a touching way to remember a parent, spouse, sibling, child, friend or pet, and to keep their memories alive and close to you in your everyday life. The personalized fingerprint jewelry charms are available in sterling silver and 14K yellow and white gold.
The "standard-sized" charms are about the size of a dime and the "grand-sized" charms are about the size of a quarter. Each charm is listed individually on their own web pages. You may select a small synthetic birthstone or a genuine diamond if desired to be included at the top of the charm (on the “bail” or hoop where it connects to a chain), adding elegance to each finished piece. You may purchase your charm with an 18-inch gold or silver chain with a high-quality closure.
You will have a chance to provide engraving when you order on-line or when you receive your ink print kit and send your prints in to our jewelry designers. The engraving is done on the back side of the charm in capital letters using an Arial font. A script font may also be requested.
Please Note: For a baby keepsake charm, we strongly recommend a baby foot print or hand print (babies don’t develop mature fingerprints until they are 3 years old). Please select a hand or foot print charm for babies and toddlers.
Our charm process is surprisingly easy:
* See our FAQ Page on Taking a Great Print
* We can send you a Print Ink Kit (Ink strip, card and Taking a Great Print instructions) by mail if you need one to take the prints (the kit comes with a self-addressed envelope so you'll know where to mail the prints).
* Select your preferred piece of jewelry and place your order.
* If you already have an ink print taken, please be sure to scan each print individually at 600 dpi, crop out extra white space around it, and save it as a jpeg file. Then you just upload it when you place your order at tearcatcher.com.
From the time your print is received, it takes. 4-6 weeks for production. Each keepsake charm is one-of-a-kind and is truly as individual as the print it replicates! These charms make uniquely personal wedding, anniversary, birthday, Mother's Day, and remembrance gifts. Thank you once again for your interest! We hope to hear from you if you have any questions.