Most everyone knows that no two fingerprints are alike – each and every fingerprint is unique, occurring only once in history. Even identical twins who share the same DNA have completely unique fingerprints, with loops, swirls, whorls and arches all their own.
Fingerprints form while the baby is still in the womb, and the tiny lines and ridges are completely formed a full three months before birth. Each ridge and swirl forms as a result of genetic factors, skin structure, the baby’s position in the womb and even the ripples of the amniotic fluid that surrounds the developing fetus.
In fact, a person’s fingerprints are as unique as their personalities, their experiences and their memories, and that’s what makes fingerprint memorial jewelry such an appropriate and everlasting memorial to your loved one.
What is Fingerprint Memorial Jewelry?
Fingerprint memorial jewelry takes a highly-detailed print of your loved one’s finger and preserves that print forever in engraved jewelry you can wear to keep the memory and legacy of your loved one close to you for all time.
The jewelry is created one piece at a time by experienced and skilled craftspeople, using a unique combination of computer-aided design, digital scanning technology and traditional jewelry-making techniques to create pendants, charms, keychains, rings, and even military-style dog tags.
You select the metal and finish that enhances the memory and legacy of your loved one. Fingerprint jewelry is a wonderful gift for yourself and a deeply thoughtful gift for family members and other loved ones.
How is Fingerprint Memorial Jewelry Made?
Fingerprint memorial jewelry starts with a detailed fingerprint retrieved by our staff using special inks and papers. The print is scanned into a computer and securely stored and sent to a skilled jewelry-making company that specializes in memorial jewelry.
Next, the print is carefully evaluated and the clearest, most aesthetically “interesting” print portion is selected, focusing on the textures and swirls that make your loved one’s print especially unique. A mold or pattern is created using a special jewelry-making wax, then the mold is filled with a fine-grained plaster.
Once the plaster is set, the wax is melted away and the plaster is filled with molten metal, taking care to surround all the tiny ridges and dips of the print. After the metal cools, the finished jewelry piece is removed from the plaster and buffed and polished.
Memorialize Your Loved One’s Life with Fingerprint Memorial Jewelry
At Boston Cremation, we offer fingerprint memorial jewelry as a lasting and beautiful testament to a loved one’s life journey. Fingerprint jewelry is dimensional, with tiny ridges, whorls and loops you can touch and feel, providing a tactile connection to your loved one at any time of the day or night.
Let us help you create a legacy for your loved one. Contact Boston Cremation today at 781-322-0909 or use our online contact form and we’ll be in touch.