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Cheap fingerprint jewellery – why you should avoid it

Cheap fingerprint jewellery – why you should avoid it

I was reading in BBC news this week about the former boss of Ratners jewellers, Gerald Ratner, who managed to wipe £500 million from the value of his own jewellery group with one speech in 1991. He was maybe a tad too honest in an interview. He is reported as saying about his firm’s cut glass sherry decanters: “People say, ‘how can you sell this for such a low price?’ I say because it’s total cr**.” Needless to say, customers stayed away and the firm plunged into the red.

So how do you check if the products that you are buying are good quality. With fingerprint jewellery it is vitally important that the raw materials being used are of the highest quality and that the artist creating your beloved memories is trained and skilful in their trade. Having cheap materials will undoubtedly mean that your memories will not last and you will be disappointed in years to come with the result.

Buy cheap – buy twice

The fingerprint jewellery companies that we recommend only use high quality silver clay. There are only a limited number of suppliers for this clay in the UK and we make sure the keepsake companies in our directory buy their silver from these registered suppliers. If you see an item of silver fingerprint jewellery for sale at a really cheap price it will probably be too good to be true. Silver is not cheap and no good business person will be selling their products at a loss – not matter how lovely they are! There is an old saying – buy cheap buy twice. But with something as special as capturing a fingerprint on a piece of jewellery, it is not something that can be replicated in years to come.

To get good quality fingerprint jewellery at good prices and not cheap materials at cheap prices check out our directory of recommended artists here. You buy fingerprint jewellery to capture a memory. Keep that memory longer by buying high quality jewellery.

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A high quality fingerprint charm

What kind of keepsakes are there?

There are a huge range of lovely keepsakes available.  The most popular include silver fingerprint jewellery and silver handprint and footprint jewellery.  3D castings and raised impressions are also beautiful, popular keepsakes.  The keepsake artists we work with are an amazingly talented group. Some focus on silver jewellery, others concentrate on raised impressions or 3D castings.Continue Reading

What can I get for Father’s Day?

Dads can be very tricky to buy for, but Father’s Day is a lovely time to treat them with something truly special. There’s plenty of standard choices: socks, beer, a new tie, hankies but why not get a Father’s Day gift that he’ll want to treasure forever? Our keepsake artists make an amazing range ofContinue Reading

Celebrating National Pet Month

Celebrating National Pet Month

April is National Pet Month.  The aim is to raise awareness of responsible pet ownership and celebrate the benefits of pets. Here at the Keepsake Co we know that pets are such an important part of the family and deserve to be cherished in the same way as other family members. Our fabulous keepsake artistsContinue Reading

Thank You

Thanks for requesting your free keepsake gift – it should be winging it to your inbox as you read this… but before you dash off we have another little surprise for you. We know just how hard it is being a parent, and how much these little darlings can cost us so we want toContinue Reading

What’s your traditional Christmas look like?

We were just chatting in the office about our family Christmas traditions (I am a tad excited as it is our baby’s first Christmas this year) and I wondered what you do as everyone seems to have such different plans. My family traditions came down my Mum’s side. While growing up, my parents never everContinue Reading

Here’s one I prepared earlier…

I was having a bit of a clear out over the weekend and found an old diary. I spent hours of precious time reading entries (time that should really have been spent doing other things far less exciting than this) it was heaven! In particular I found this entry & thought it would be aContinue Reading

Items to Treasure in Your Wedding Keepsake Box

All too often, after months of preparation, the wedding day itself goes by in a bit of a blur and so it can be a wonderful idea to invest in a Wedding Keepsake Box in which to insert those little mementoes that will serve as treasured reminders in years to come. Family and friends canContinue Reading

Christmas Is Coming…

Wow! Well it really is all things go here in the Keepsake Office. After the half term break we really seem to be gearing up for Christmas…the orders are flooding in as all the really organised folk are getting gifts sorted early but Victoria assures me there are always the ones who leave it rightContinue Reading

So who is Ella Smyth & how did she get here…?

It occurred to me while writing a recent post that I hadn’t actually explained who I was & how I ended up writing on The Keepsake Co blog. So here goes, my name is Ella & I live with my husband & daughter not far from Victoria (MD of The Keepsake Co). We met eachContinue Reading