Thumbies Fingerprint Keepsakes
Thumbies are made from unique finger-, foot-, or handprints of those we hold dear. From a two-dimensional ink or biometric scanned print, Meadow Hill's artisans create a three-dimensional wax that is then cast in metal using the ancient art of lost wax casting. Polished and engraved, perhaps embellished with a stone or chain, these one of a kind keepsakes keep us coming back to the stories that connect us to the people we love.
When your loved one is brought into Rose Family's care, we take a fingerprint, store it in our secure database, and keep it there in the event that you'd like a keepsake now or in the future.
Thumbies Celebrate the Span of Life
Children - The tiny handprints and footprints of newborns are toddlers are irresistable. Children's prints make ideal gifts for parents and grandparents.
Youth & Young Adults - The fingerprints of young people are clear, the ridges well defined. These keepsakes give parents a way to deal with an empty nest or deployments to far off places.
Mid Life - In midlife fine lines begin to cross the surface of our fingerprints, make them even more distinct.
The Elderly - As loved ones near the end of life, the ridges of their prints grow fainter and the "life lines" more pronounced. We imagine their prints telling the stories of their lives.
The Deceased - Rose Family Funeral Home assists families by presenting thumbies products, taking final prints of the deceased, and placing keepsake orders.
From the Archives - Meadow Hill works with scans of prints from past sources, such as birth records, military (DD-214) or police records, school records, firearm registrations, employment cards, etc.
Types of Thumbies - Keepsake Jewelery
Thumbies come in .9i25 sterling silver and 14k white or yellow gold. Charms are slightly domed on the print side and flat with a burnished finish for engraving on the back. Some styles are also available in Noble Bronze, a proprietary metal formula that comes complete with a hypo-allergenic coating. Noble Bronze pieces are flat with a satin finish.
Thumbies come in a wide range of sizes and shapes. Product size variations dictate the amount of engraving. Please refer to the specific measurements and engraving specs for each product. Both block and script styles or available.
The four face designs are available: full fingerprint (print extends edge to edge), rimmed print (polished rim frames print), handprint, and footprint. Any of these designs can be applied to Thumbie charms.
Thumbies charms come with different bail configurations which determine how the charm is worn or carried:
Each Thumbie is a custom piece. If you would like to create something altogether different that what you see, please contact us and we will work with Meadow Hill to design you a piece. Price quotes will be provided before any work begins.
Please call us to place an order: (805) 581-5800.