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Precious Metal Prints

Custom Imprinted Pendants + Cuff Links

Custom Prints

Some gifts are just destined to become keepsakes. That’s especially true of Precious Metal Prints custom-imprinted pendants. These custom charms are the brainchild of Precious Metal Founder, Grant Barton.

Wanting to give his wife a gift she’d treasure forever, Grant used some special clay to take impressions of his son’s fingerprints. Using that as a mold, he handcrafted a pendant that his wife could wear as a necklace. It
received so many compliments, a business was born.

Today, Precious Metal Prints are still handcrafted in Knoxville, TN from a mold you make yourself using certified-safe clay the company sends you. Simply take an impression of your loved one’s fingerprint—or nose print, if your loved one is of the 4-footed variety—and mail the kit back to Precious Metal.

In a couple of weeks you’ll receive your custom charm on a shining chain—a wonderful, personalized gift that belongs close to your heart.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Grant
    Grant

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Precious Metal Prints to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Cindy
    Cindy
    11/11/2015 9:58 AM

    So these are 10k gold or what type of 'precious' metal?

  • Grant
    Grant – Special Guest
    11/11/2015 10:01 AM

    @Cindy they are gold vermeil, which is 24k gold plate over fine silver. Silver pendants are fine silver. Fine silver is 99.9% pure silver. Thanks for the question!

  • patricia
    patricia
    11/11/2015 10:19 AM

    is this pendant large enough for a cat paw print?

  • Grant
    Grant – Special Guest
    11/11/2015 10:23 AM

    @patricia Paws are typically too large to make into a pendant.

  • joyce
    joyce
    11/11/2015 10:35 AM

    @Grant

    Kitten print? Or is there a certain dimension we should keep in mind?

  • Janet
    Janet
    11/11/2015 1:14 PM

    What is the actual dimension of the pendant?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    11/11/2015 2:37 PM

    Hi Janet and Joyce, the pendant is 0.75" x 0.5" x 0.05" so that is the space you have to work with.

  • Janis
    Janis
    11/11/2015 10:21 AM

    Any other ideas other than fingerprints and pet snouts? How big is the clay for impressions?

  • Grant
    Grant – Special Guest
    11/11/2015 10:27 AM

    @Janis At this point we are only offering pet nose and fingerprint pendants on the grommet. If you have a particular product in mind that you'd like to see on the grommet, please let them know and we will see what we can do!

  • Sharon
    Sharon
    11/11/2015 10:24 AM

    Will individual charms be available, in the near future?

  • Grant
    Grant – Special Guest
    11/11/2015 10:28 AM

    @Sharon Each of the products listed on the grommet are individual charms.

  • bob
    bob
    11/11/2015 12:07 PM

    I need 2 fingerprint charms on 1 chain. Is that possible

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    11/11/2015 2:36 PM

    Yes, it is, Bob, but you will have to buy two kits then combine them!

  • Laura
    Laura
    11/11/2015 10:27 AM

    Is it STERLING silver? Or nickel silver?

  • Grant
    Grant – Special Guest
    11/11/2015 10:30 AM

    @Laura the pendants are made using fine silver (99.9% pure). Sterling silver is 92.5% pure. There is no nickel in the pendants. Thanks!

  • Jane
    Jane
    11/11/2015 10:27 AM

    Grant - is the price the same for multiple pendants of the same imprint? Also, how large a pendant can you make - is there a standard size for the imprint, or can it be larger? This is a wonderful idea for a gift. Thank you, Jane

  • Grant
    Grant – Special Guest
    11/11/2015 10:33 AM

    @Jane the price is the same for multiple pendants from the same impression. The completed pendant will be slightly smaller than the impression that you send in to us. Thanks!

  • Laura
    Laura
    11/11/2015 10:28 AM

    My son passed away in August. I do have a mold with his hands in it. I also have plain paper with his fingerprints. Is there a way to make a pendant from these?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    11/11/2015 10:46 AM

    Hi Laura, I am so sorry for your loss. There actually is a way to make a pendant from those. I will pass this along to Grant directly to ensure you get it.

  • Laura
    Laura
    11/11/2015 11:31 AM

    @Mike Thank you so much.

  • Robert
    Robert
    11/11/2015 11:55 AM

    Mike: I would like to get the same info on how to make a pendant from a plaster mold of a hand.

    Bob

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    11/11/2015 12:17 PM

    You got it, Robert!

  • Benjamin
    Benjamin
    11/11/2015 10:45 AM

    Grant

    would it be possible to put my son's name on the back of the pendant? His name is Daniel.

  • Trudy
    Trudy
    11/11/2015 10:50 AM

    @Benjamin

  • Grant
    Grant – Special Guest
    11/11/2015 10:57 AM

    @Trudy It's unlikely that we would be able to fit 6 letters on the back of the pendant. We are able to stamp 3 initials and this is included with the pendant. Thanks!

  • Allie
    Allie
    11/11/2015 10:54 AM

    Hi. Can you have the back of the pendant engraved? Also, what is the price for 3 pendants on one necklace? Thanks so much!

  • Grant
    Grant – Special Guest
    11/11/2015 10:59 AM

    @Allie stamping of up to 3 initials is included with each pendant. For 3 pendants, you will need to purchase 3 kits. Each will come with a necklace that you can use with something else or keep as a spare.

  • AnnMarie
    AnnMarie
    11/11/2015 10:54 AM

    Hi Grant:

    Two questions: First how long is the necklace itself? I need at least a 20"inch necklace and is the chain silver if we order a sterling service pendant? 2nd: Is the chain sturdy enough if we wish to have two pendants - (I'm looking at my husband's fingerprint and my son's). Awesome idea!

  • Grant
    Grant – Special Guest
    11/11/2015 11:01 AM

    @AnnMarie the included sterling silver chain is 18" long. We have had customers wear as many as 4 pendants on the chain. Thanks for the compliment!

  • Robert
    Robert
    11/11/2015 11:02 AM

    Is is possible to have one fingerprint on one side and a second fingerprint on the other side?

  • Grant
    Grant – Special Guest
    11/11/2015 11:21 AM

    @Robert each pendant can have a fingerprint on the front and up to 3 initials on the back. Thanks!

  • Jeff
    Jeff
    11/11/2015 11:04 AM

    I have grave concerns about carrying a fingerprint around on a pendant - if lost it could pose a huge security risk for anyone whose place of work uses fingerprint scanning for access to restricted areas (military, laboratories, some financial institutions). Do you know whether these pendants could be read by a fingerprint scanner?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    11/11/2015 11:11 AM

    Hi Jeff, thanks for the question. I'll let Grant comment on whether they can be read by a fingerprint scanner, but as a rule of thumb, I would suggest anyone whose prints are used for high-security clearance like the examples you mentioned, exercise extreme caution when wearing Precious Metal Prints.

  • Grant
    Grant – Special Guest
    11/11/2015 11:24 AM

    @Mike and Jeff: I'd have to agree with Mike, use caution if your loved one works in a high security environment.

  • KB
    KB
    11/11/2015 11:18 AM

    Hi Grant ...just wondering if it is possible since I have two kids to put one fingerprint on either side of this pendant (for extra charge of course) so that both of their fingerprints are on one pendant?

    Thanks

  • Grant
    Grant – Special Guest
    11/11/2015 11:25 AM

    @KB our process of making pendants does not allow for a fingerprint on both sides of the pendant. Thanks!

  • Kristiana
    Kristiana
    11/11/2015 11:41 AM

    We live out of the country, but would love to be able to do something like this for Grandma. Can we get a kit to the UK, and then send the finished product direct to Grandma in the US?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    11/11/2015 12:15 PM

    Hi Kristiana, yes, it is very possible. I'll reach out to you directly with more info!

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer
    11/11/2015 11:43 AM

    Can the pendants be used as a charm on a charm bracelet? Or are they too big for a bracelet?

  • Grant
    Grant – Special Guest
    11/11/2015 11:47 AM

    @Jennifer they look great on a charm bracelet!

  • Herinka
    Herinka
    11/11/2015 11:47 AM

    Can I order multiple charms? I would like to do a necklace with a charm for each of my kids....would I have to buy multiple kits?

  • Grant
    Grant – Special Guest
    11/11/2015 11:49 AM

    @Herinka you would need to order a kit for each child's impression. Thanks!

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer
    11/11/2015 12:06 PM

    Hi there. The only fingerprint I have from my father is on a piece of paper. It is actually a thumbprint. Can a necklace be made from this?

  • Grant
    Grant – Special Guest
    11/11/2015 12:10 PM

    @Jennifer unfortunately we have to use a physical impression to make the fingerprint pendants and are unable to use an ink print on paper.

  • Becki
    Becki
    11/11/2015 12:34 PM

    @Jennifer I believe you can check with your local funeral home, they do these charms from a print on paper.

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    11/11/2015 12:16 PM

    I think my dog's nose is as big as a cat's paw which you said would be too big. How does that work? Is there a size limit?

  • Grant
    Grant – Special Guest
    11/11/2015 12:20 PM

    @Nancy it shouldn't be a problem. Please note that for larger dogs, the pendant will be a portion of the nose and is unlikely to include all of the nose.

  • Deborah
    Deborah
    11/11/2015 12:47 PM

    Can you reproduce these finger prints from birth certificates.? I have a family that passed away and it is all I have. Thank you.

  • Grant
    Grant – Special Guest
    11/11/2015 12:51 PM

    @Deborah unfortunately we need a physical impression to make our pendants and are unable to use ink on paper.

  • Deborah
    Deborah
    11/11/2015 1:00 PM

    The video on The Grommet website just shows how to make a fingerprint impression. I'd love to see how you obtain one from a dog's nose. I can't imagine they like it very much! It's a great idea and I love the look of your dog nose example but I'm not sure how I'd get an impression from my chihuahua.

  • Grant
    Grant – Special Guest
    11/11/2015 1:15 PM

    @Deborah luckily, it is a very quick process and takes less than a second to take the impression. You will be using a two part silicon mixture that hardens after about 15 minutes.

  • karen
    karen
    11/11/2015 1:58 PM

    If i wanted to do an impression of something else how can I contact you? Same size but different object

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    11/11/2015 3:11 PM

    Hi Karen, you can connect with Grant via our Customer Experience team here.

  • Tamara
    Tamara
    11/11/2015 2:02 PM

    I see that the gold and silver are the same price. Is the gold only plated?

  • Grant
    Grant – Special Guest
    11/11/2015 2:05 PM

    @Tamara the silver pendants are $79.95 and the gold vermeil are $109.95

  • Tamara
    Tamara
    11/11/2015 2:17 PM

    @Grant, opps, I didn't notice that it said starting at $79.95. But what is gold vermeil?

  • Grant
    Grant – Special Guest
    11/11/2015 2:33 PM

    @Tamara gold vermeil is fine silver (99.9% pure) plated with 24k gold.

  • Joyce
    Joyce
    11/11/2015 2:14 PM

    What happens if my dog won't hold still to get a good print? I paid the money and I won't have anything to show for it.

    Joyce

  • Grant
    Grant – Special Guest
    11/11/2015 2:33 PM

    @Joyce let us know if you have any problems and we will be happy to get an extra mold kit out to you.

  • John
    John
    11/11/2015 2:16 PM

    Grant: I want order three (3) identical pet nose imprint necklaces. Will I receive three clay molds, and send all three back, or just send back one?

    Mac

  • Grant
    Grant – Special Guest
    11/11/2015 2:34 PM

    @John yes, you will need to order 3 kits. Thanks!

  • Tara
    Tara
    11/11/2015 2:57 PM

    Isn't this the same as thumbies? Where you can add messages and dates to the pendants, rings, money clips, etc.

  • Tamara
    Tamara
    11/11/2015 3:06 PM

    @Tara, have you checked out the price of thumbies? These are much more affordable and every bit as beautiful.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    11/11/2015 5:45 PM

    Preach, Tamara!

  • Linda
    Linda
    11/11/2015 3:40 PM

    Hi. I LOVE the pet nose pendant. But my dogs nose is 2" wide east-west by 1 1/2" long north-south. Will the kit accommodate this size or do you have a larger kit size?

  • Grant
    Grant – Special Guest
    11/11/2015 4:00 PM

    @Linda we will make your pendant using the area between and slightly above your pup's nostrils. We do not offer a kit for a larger pet nose pendant at this time. Thanks!

  • Michelle
    Michelle
    11/11/2015 5:05 PM

    Can you please explain the exact process for obtaining the nose print? Are you actually encouraging people to smear their dogs noses with silicone?

  • Grant
    Grant – Special Guest
    11/11/2015 5:16 PM

    @Michelle the pet nose pendant kit uses the same material that is used in making custom hearing aids and in ear headphones. You simply mix the two part material per the included instructions, quickly press it to your pet's nose (it takes less than a second) and set it aside to solidify for approximately 15 minutes. Thanks for the question!

  • andy
    andy
    11/11/2015 5:20 PM

    Hey Grant, sorry if you've already addressed this or similar issue... These are great pieces, especially for Moms. On that note, would you offer discounts on multiple prints for one order and arrange on one chain? Also, are the finished pieces able to be engraved on the reverse and do you offer that service?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    11/11/2015 5:43 PM

    Hi Andy, thanks for the comment and kind words! Unfortunately for multiple prints on one chain, you will have to buy multiple kits, but we will look into discounts in the future. The pendants can have a fingerprint on one side and three initials on the other. Hope this helps!

  • Janet
    Janet
    11/11/2015 6:10 PM

    Any chance to do my yorkies paw print. I also have a poodle/shitzu paw print too.....

  • brian
    brian
    11/11/2015 8:12 PM

    Hi Grant we have 2 children is it possible to do two pendants on one necklace?

  • Heather
    Heather
    11/11/2015 9:54 PM

    Would it be possible to put two child-sized finger prints on the same pendent? (Same side)

  • Myra
    Myra
    11/11/2015 10:56 PM

    What is the limit of the size of the dogs (golden retriever) nose?

    Mickey

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

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