After discussing your requirements, we will arrange to visit you at your home (or you can come to us – we are based in South West London) at a time to suit you and your baby.
We will bring samples with us for you to look at, and, after you have decided which medium you would like, we will take casts of your baby’s hands or feet (or both) using a casting liquid. The liquid is perfectly safe for babies and children, and it captures every intricate and unique detail of their hands and feet. The whole casting process only takes a few minutes.
Bronze and silver casts will be delivered approximately 8-10 working weeks after your appointment, and glass casts will be ready in 10-12 working weeks. If you have a deadline, please let us know as soon as possible and we will try our hardest to meet it.
Taking fingerprints for the cufflinks and jewellery is quick and easy. We can take the prints or, if you live outside London, we can post you an inkpad with instructions (it is not difficult!) and you can post the prints back to us. You can see examples of the hand engraved jewellery in the Jewellery section. Please call or email us if you would like further information.
Please note that if no order is made a £50 casting fee will be charged to cover our time and casting materials.
Please be aware that engraving may take an extra 2 working weeks.
“I could not recommend Philippa Herbert enough. They did a fantastic job on the foot and hand casts for my first daughter, as well as making a gorgeous finger print bracelet.”
“I had a necklace made with Vivi’s thumbprint. The quality is excellent, it’s stood the test of time and still looks shiny and gorgeous despite sticky fingers pulling at it!’”
“The whole process was a pleasure from start to finish, for both me and my daughter. When I had my second daughter a few weeks ago, getting her casts and finger prints done by Philipa Herbert was at the top of my “to do” list when I got out of hospital.”
“Both Philippa and Sally are the most wonderful people who have helped save a little piece of family history in a moment that unfortunately leaves us far too quickly. Our precious little bundles of joy grow up before we know it. “