Many of my friend’s poopoo the idea of a fingerprint ring. They ask, “why would anyone want a ring with a fingerprint on it?”
Our customers answer that question even better than I can. Here are some reasons directly from them:
“I love wearing it and thinking of my Grandpa and happy memories!!”
“He (her child) passed away unexpectedly three years ago, and the pendant is something very special.”
“I wanted to pick something that was extraordinary and unique…Because we are a long distance couple, I had wanted my fiancée to have a ring that would have a part of me, so that he would never feel separated from me…even though we are hundreds of miles apart.”
“So so so beautiful thank you tears of joy they are blessed you made the days so much brighter for us we cannot thank you enough!!!”
“My son just turned 1 in May and I cannot believe how fast the time flew by. Looking down at his little hand print will forever be a beautiful keepsake for me. Even though he will grow up so fast, I’ll be able to keep this ring to remind me how little he once was.”
“The ring is absolutely stunning. The craftsmanship and artistry is above reproach. It (the ring) came beautifully packaged and exceeds my expectations.”
“My husband is absolutely in love with his ring and said how it’s as if I’m always with him.”
“She loved it. Tears of joy. Thanks so much for making a memory and such a unique piece sure to be a part of our family for years to come.”
Can you think of an occasion that a fingerprint ring might be meaningful to you? How about for a wedding, to commemorate the birth of a baby or a special event in someone's life, to memorialize a parent, relative or friend? There are countless reasons for wanting to have the touch of someone special with you always. Brent&jess are willing to work with you, so that together you can create a special one of a kind treasure.Read More
Why Do Ring Sizes Vary?
We love thank you notes! Every now and then we get them and it is a really fun way to see who we worked with to create unique and custom rings!
Here is a thank you note from Elisabeth and Scott!
It is such a good idea to plan a photo with your photographer and have photo cards made!
They used B&E Photography out of Indianapolis
There are so many things that can go wrong on your wedding day. I recommend talking to someone about wedding
insurance. It seems very afordable for the piece of mind it would give you.I hadn't thought about wedding insurance
much until last week. We had a few customers email us telling us how their locations had gone out of business and
they were struggling to find a new venue after losing their deposit.
They can reimburse your deposit if a vendor goes out of business, declares bankruptcy before your wedding, or simply
fails to show up.
What if your dress is lost or damaged?? It can cover the repair or replacement cost!!
The ring gets lost or damaged? It covers that too!
A hurricane causes you to rescedule... it can reimburse you for non recoverable expenses.
If the bride or groom is unexpectedly called up to duty, or her or his military or service leave is revoked, forcing you to
postpone the event, they can provide reimbursement for non-recoverable expenses.
The only thing it doesn't cover is cold feet.
We bumped into to Mike Sawyer at Foy Wedding protection at a wedding party, and he was kind and knowledgeable!
He made a good case to get insurance for your wedding. Most people spend more on a cell phone plan than it would
cost to cover the entire event.
We had no idea it was so affordable and how much it covered!
What is the Process of Making a Brent&Jess Ring?
On a hot, hot day our family likes to go to a lake to spend the day in the water. Scattered through out Sagadahoc and Lincoln counties are many small ponds, rivers, and lakes. We are boatless swimmers so a small pond suits us nicely. The children like to go to Coffin Pond in Brunswick because there is a really fun slide that has water sprayed on it making for an exciting zoom down into the water. Coffin Pond is a haven for children because there is also a fun playground to go to while drying off and warming up. The life guards are diligent, everyone has fun.
Brent makes these handmade fingerprint rings with skill and artisanship. Each one is handmade by us here in our studio in Topsham, Maine. We are a small local business that strives to create wonderful handmade wedding rings that should last a long time.
This engagement ring is a beauty. It is two tone white and yellow gold. The setting is bezel set which makes it durable and easy to wear. (No snagging on sweaters and delicate fabrics!!) Some people think that bezel set diamonds are less sparkly. This is not true. A well cut diamond brings light in through the top and reflects it back out through the top. They are still brilliant and eye catching.
Due to a short growing season Maine is not lush with a wide variety of fruits. The good news is that the four main fruits that do grow are prolific and somewhat untamed. Strawberries arrive first in mid to late June. In mid-coast Maine there are many places to "pick-your-own" strawberries. I like to go over to Dresden to Popp's farm or, in Whitefield to the Sheepscott General farm. Typically during the early summer weekends, strawberry shortcake is the dessert served at church fairs and community fund-raisers. There are plenty of variations on the shortcake biscuit, from round sponge cakes to a more homemade baking soda type biscuit. My favorite variation is a base of homemade pound cake with a huge helping of cut berries and homemade whipped cream. Strawberry- rhubarb pie is the early summer offering at most pie baker's, homes. Rhubarb is prolific as well, growing wild near old foundations and is often planted near bulkheads in older houses.
Water, water, everywhere
Some of our family enjoys walking on the ocean beaches year round. There's nothing to compare with a very brisk walk cloaked in hats, coats, mittens, scarves, boots, and woolly socks. I find that after spending days inside with the wood stove cranked up walking on the windy beach clears the cobwebs from the brain and puts a pep in my step. I consider this to be the non-skier equivalent of cross country skiing. There's interesting detrius from winter storms to observe while walking on the shoreline. Some times there are many sea clam or scallop shells to gather. A thermos of tea or coffee enjoyed in the lee of a dune is very pleasant. The people I do see are usually being walked by dogs. Ocean air refreshes the spirit.
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Maine Living Blog Series Number 5: Topsham Parks
The town of Topsham has many parks that are nicely maintained. I spend a fair amount of time at the park at Foreside. Amelia enjoys stopping there after a trip to the library, to play on the slides and swings. What she really likes is the carefree meeting of other children as they play on the equipment. In the afternoon once school is done there are Carl Ripken baseball practices and games. Further down the field there are young children learning to play soccer decked out in shin guards and soccer shirts. The slope to the back leads to walking paths where Amelia and I have met many nice dogs with their owners. In winter the slope is a fun sledding spot.
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Engagement rings that don't suck!
Searching for a truly unique engagement ring? Tired of finding the same plain bands or designs that just come from a catalogue that every other person has?
This is just what you were looking for. It is many things: unique, sentimental, custom, heirloom quality crafted, and you are completely involved in the making process.
many of our designs can be created in a ring that is under $1000.00
Email us Info@brentjess.com and let us help create an engagement ring for you that does not suck!
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Maine Living Blog Series Number 4: Blueberry Barrens
Driving by the blueberry barrens on my road there are areas that look like vast burnt out fields. With all the lush greenery surrounding these areas it does look strange. Blueberry barrens are burnt off every other year to promote strong growth as well as to kill off the insects that flourish in the ground. There is a careful, controlled burn of each area. Stonewalls are often the boundaries between barrens. These burn offs are in the evening creating a magical kind of image with smoke, low orange fire, and groups of workers with rakes.
Will my fingerprint wear off my fingerprint ring? Not if you treat them right! Not if they are on the inside!
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Maine Living Blog Series Number 3: Black Flies
Black flies are the precursor to many of the birds, flowerings, and plants that only happen in May. Once I feel a swarm of black flies walking on my face I know its time to keep an eye out for those favorites. Sure enough, on Wednesday I had my dose of black flies. Since then I've seen a Baltimore oriole, three rose-breasted grosbeaks and an indigo bunting at the feeders. All three are vividly colored; the oriole being bright orange with black wings while the indigo bunting is an interesting bright blue, and the grosbeaks are black with white streaks and a red bib on the white underside. My usual assortment of backyard birds is particularly busy, many who are enjoying the suet typically don't indulge. The blue jays, cowbirds, and grackles take big chunks decimating the suet into crumbs that fall to the ground for the little birds.
Maine Living Blog Series Number 2: Ideas From The Potting Shed
This year has been one of a long, slow spring. The usual natural sequences like the grass turning green, the black flies returning, and mud season have happened, but there have been many dreary days that have kept me inside. Living in an old Cape with an attic, a potting shed, two cellars (one wet,one dry), and an ell for firewood and tools gives me lots of space to squirrel away odd collections of all sorts of items. A dark spring forces me to do the terrible kind of spring cleaning that only gets done maybe every ten years or so. This has been my year to hoe out all my caches.
How do I buy fingerprint jewelry with Brent&Jess?
At brent&jess, we make purchasing fingerprint jewelry simple and easy. We guide you through the steps 1-2-3. We are always available to help you.
Jess and I took a morning break with our mini schnauzers to enjoy the beautiful spring weather that has finally arrived in Maine! To feel the warmth of the sunshine made my body melt with joy and happiness.
1. We are expert crafters of fingerprint rings!
2. We have over 60 years of experience in the jewelry industry.
Maine Living Blog Series
Number 1: Blinn Hill in Spring
Driving over Blinn Hill on an average day, the long gradual drop of the blueberry barrens with the panoramic view of the distant mountains is something to see. But, make it a crystal clear day-then Mt Blue rises on the right, the Ossippees spread along the middle and to the far left are the dazzling snow fields of Mt Washington which look like a mirage off in the distance. To the bare eye across the distance to New Hampshire the mountain seems magical. Consequently I drive very slowly as I approach the top of the hill each day wondering what the vista will be. When the magic mountain appears I want to gaze that way for awhile but the sight is an instant visual gratification so onward to Topsham.
Matt&Tiff sent us some photos of the ring we crafted for them.
We love to see customer photos!