Commission Fingerprint Jewelry
11th May 2021
David & Betsy stopped by the studio to commission their wedding bands. After browsing our selection in the showcase, Betsy saw a textured ring in the case that inspired her. We used it like a starting point and then created a slightly wider, similar band for David.
We customized Betsy’s ring with David’s fingerprint all the way around, made in 18K gold with diamonds. His band has her fingerprint without the glitter. Love this set!
Last winter we created a fingerprint jewelry commission for Fusun, who originally came in our studio and asked about creating a necklace with her baby’s name on it. When she saw our previous fingerprint work, she decided to go with a design that has a combination of three different metals for her, her husband, and her baby’s fingerprint. We had each of them use ink and press down on a piece of paper to make an impression of their fingerprints. The next step was to scan them and trace around the lines.
It was helpful to create 3D drawings from different angles before 3D printing and casting each part. Fusun approved the 3D drawings and provided her special dates to be engraved. After making each piece in gold, the final steps were adding the diamond bail and adjustable white gold chain to hold everything together.
We just posted this new photo on our website. You can also see other examples of our newest work at www.dejanstudiojewelry.com/new.
Read further to see more about our process of jewelry making and examples of other commission fingerprint designs.
Last fall we created a wedding band using mixed metals in platinum and gold for Greg & Megan from NC. This summer, we have recently been getting interest in a couple of new custom fingerprint designs.
A couple of months ago, my client Monica was inspired by my stacking leaf pendant design. She wanted to incorporate her fingerprint along with her husband’s and daughter’s, made each in a different color gold. First they came in and each pressed their finger in ink to make an impression.
Next we scanned and traced the lines for the fingerprints and created 3D drawings to show Monica and her husband for feedback. She also decided to have years engraved on the back of each piece, one for the year that they met, one for the wedding, and one for the birth of their baby. We adjusted the design and printed models from our 3D printer.
After casting the models and doing the final finishing and engraving, we combined the 3 pieces using a diamond bail to connect and attach to a gold chain. What a meaningful and beautiful pendant.
At the end of last week we just finished a new set of wedding bands for John & Irma. They contacted me from Indonesia to design custom wedding bands. Irma wanted a blackened wedding ring with white & blue sapphires, Genius of Nature texture, and yellow gold inlay. John decided to go with a wider palladium ring with a Genius of Nature textured middle part and rose gold inlay.
The fingerprint wedding ring design process involved several steps on both ends. After they emailed me their fingerprints and ring sizes, I made 3D drawings of the rings to give them an idea about how they will look in metal. After client approval, casting began.
The last steps included adding rose gold inlay and adding the sapphires for Irma’s ring. I love the way that both rings turned out!
To see more examples of our commission work, please visit our website at www.dejanstudiojewelry.com/commissions. You can also see more designs on the bench at www.dejanstudiojewelry.com/on-my-bench & on our blog post at dejanstudiojewelry.wordpress.com.