by Donald Phillips | February 10, 2019 12:37 pm
When you are looking for a unique way to express your love and “forever” commitment, fingerprint engagement rings and wedding bands fit the bill in all the right ways. Wearing your lover’s fingerprint on your fingers that are associated with wedding symbolism can actually have a lovely affect of deepening the bond. It is even more special when both of you are wearing a fingerprint wedding band. You can feel your lover’s fingerprint on the band whenever he or she isn’t around; it’s a part of them and now a part of you.
Obviously, fingerprint rings are custom-made even though you can select an off-the-shelf style versus a custom-design if cost is a concern. If you prefer to design a custom fingerprint engagement ring or wedding band, a few decisions, a consultation, and you’re there.
The most difficult part of custom designing any piece of jewelry is coming up with the design. You may have ideas in your mind, but don’t know exactly how to convey them. We always recommend taking time to put together a simple “look book”. When you spend time reviewing what is out there in magazines, online, and in jewelry industry publications, you’ll get a better idea of what you will love. Pull together a look book that includes several different ideas, and then afterwards remove those that don’t meet these criteria:
The photo above illustrates the use of different precious metals. In the top photo on the right, the fingerprint engagement ring is made with rose gold, while the wedding band in the bottom photo was produced with white gold. Fingerprint rings are generally offered in the most popular golds, including white, rose, and yellow and in 10K, 14K, and 18K.
The gemstones that are most popular are white sparkling diamonds and Moissanite (synthetic diamonds) with varying sizes and qualities of the stones.
Owner and founder of Dimples, Patti Moloney, explains, “Once you decide which precious metals and gemstones you want to use, then the design can be evaluated for cost and functionality. We love helping our clients create custom-designed rings that are made to love and last forever. Here are the steps that need to be taken to go from A to Z – you will see, it is actually pretty simple.”
Anytime you set out to purchase a fingerprint ring, charm, or anything else, make sure you are working with an experienced fingerprint jeweler. Smaller retail jewelers are more likely to offer customized services and techniques than large jewelry chains that prefer to stock and sell “off-the-shelf” rings. Put a bit of time into finding a jeweler who has references and success stories. After all you want to be one of them, right?
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