We make custom jewelry - and we love it! We are easily swept up in all things sentimental and cherish the personal, tender, and completely unique statement that a fingerprint of a loved one makes when incorporated in jewelry. No two fingerprints are identical, so our custom jewelry is one of a kind, as individual as you.
Brent created the first fingerprint wedding bands in the early 2000s. In 2009 we finally had the opportunity to pursue our dream of starting our own business and began listing the Original Custom Fingerprint Wedding Band in sterling silver on the fine craft website Etsy.com. The idea was picked up by several wedding blogs, and customers quickly began asking for the rings in finer materials.
The initial response was amazing and almost overwhelming. As Master Jewelers with more than 17 years experience, Brent and I were certainly qualified to begin crafting our rings in precious metals. But we soon realized it would be a whole lot more fun if we had a few more people around to help us out. We have slowly assembled a small team and while the Original Custom Fingerprint Wedding Band is still offered in sterling silver, we have expanded our line and now offer a wide variety of custom made fingerprint jewelry creations in gold, palladium, and platinum.
Brent and I both graduated from the Maine College of Art with Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Jewelry and Metalsmithing. Brent worked closely with Tim McCreight and was featured in one of his metalsmithing books. We enjoyed the time we spent at Maine College of Art. In fact it is where we met, fell in love and with our shared interests forged a relationship that has now grown to include our three amazing children, a couple of great dogs, three websites and a host of people that have taken the time to get to know us and trusted us with their most precious memories.
Brent and I have been making jewelry since 1995 - we enjoy being part of capturing memories that are treasured forever. We love what we do and we love the people we get to talk with and craft for.
We have a great team here at brent&jess!
Brent Williams has 17 years in the jewelry industry and never runs out of new ideas.
Jessica Williams runs the website and marketing end of the business. Her jewelry education and experience allow her a deep understanding of the product.
Madison organizes our materials and assembles the fingerprinting kits. She is quite the runner too!
Lynn and Jess are our front line. They are the face of the business. Lynn and Jess help people interested in working with us to design fingerprint wedding bands and other cherished objects.
Lynn is our lead in customer contact and our resident Texan. Her introduction to helping customers came thanks to her father back in Corsicana. From him she learned everything store related from folding boxes to merchandising, to purchasing products for the whole store. I guess you could say she is a professioinal shopper. Here in Maine she has been in the jewelry business and has earned certifications from GIA and DCA to work with diamonds. She also makes great cakes - they look like the real thing and taste even better. Oh and she also has completed the trek across Maine two years in a row!!
Brent is our mold maker he makes the original molds that will be used in casting the pieces.
Our expert metal smiths, Adam and Brent, finish the pieces and ensure that our high quality standards are met.
Chris is our production and quality assurance manager. He carefully examines each piece and makes sure that our customers will be thrilled when they open our beautifully packaged jewelry. Jenn works with Chris to guarantee your rings or jewelry are packaged beautifully and arrive at your correct address! She is excellent support for both the shop and website crew.
Our small team works together to help create wedding rings one of the most important moments in our customers' lives.