Fingerprint Jewellery | A Guide to Fingerprint Engraved Jewellery Designs

Fingerprint jewellery pendant over table

What is fingerprint jewellery?

Fingerprint jewellery is any type of jewellery customised with the addition of a fingerprint applied to the surface of the item.

How do jewellers add fingerprints to jewellery?

There are varying techniques when it comes to applying a fingerprint to jewellery. Some jewellers work from a fingerprint impression pushed into soft clay. Items are then cast to include the impression. Other jewellers etch a fingerprint into an item. Most techniques achieve varying results. Our own technique evolved over the last decade. Today we work with inked fingerprints created by our clients using a special fingerprint jewellery kit. When clients place an order, we automatically send out our fingerprint kit with detailed instructions. We scan fingerprints at high definition before digitally refining and enhancing the prints. This process ensures a beautiful, faithful fingerprint for best results. The fingerprint is then laser-engraved onto the surface of the item before going through the final stage of re-polishing.

The Fingerprint Jewellery Kit

Fingerprint wedding ring and jewellery engraving kit

Our fingerprint jewellery kit, sent out after clients order but available to order separately. 

After sending your fingerprints, we go to work on creating a clear fingerprint image that will work beautifully on your completed item of jewellery. This takes time and a great deal of attention, but ensures best results.

Fingerprint examples before and after, ready to engrave onto jewellery

Types of fingerprint jewellery

Most items of jewellery with a plain surface are suitable for engraving fingerprints. Most noteworthy, the depth of any item must be a minimum of 0.5mm in depth. Wedding rings and pendants are the most popular types of fingerprint jewellery.

Fingerprint Necklaces and Pendants

Necklaces and pendants are different terms but mean the same. One of the most effective fingerprint necklaces consists of a clear fingerprint applied to a simple, circular or shaped disk of precious metal. Some of our latest designs include a small, feature diamond, flush set into the design.

Fingerprint necklace with diamond in a round design

Round disk styled necklace engraved with a flush set diamond

Heart shaped fingerprint pendant with diamond

The same theme of fingerprint pendant, flush set on a heart-shaped necklace design

Fingerprint Rings

One of our most popular designs is the Fingerprint Ring. Wedding rings and Signet Rings are most popular for fingerprints. Both have a wide surface accommodating a detailed fingerprint. Signet rings are best engraved on the outer flat face. Wedding rings can be engraved on the inside or outside.

Fingerprint jewellery example showing a Signet Ring engraved with a fingerprint

We have an incredibly detailed resource for fingerprint rings with example images and videos to give you more guidance on this service. There are also some examples of how we create your artwork for engraving on the finished item of jewellery.

Rose Gold fingerprint wedding ring

Memorial fingerprint ring created in 18ct Rose Gold

Do you have an idea for a unique item of fingerprint jewellery?

If you have a great idea for an item of fingerprint jewellery, get in touch. We can advise on the best way to create your design in any jewellery style and precious metal type including 100% ethical Fairtrade Gold.
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Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website. Anyone interested can connect with Mark on Linkedin via the profile link.

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website. Anyone interested can connect with Mark on Linkedin via the profile link.