More than jewelry…

Custom keepsakes connect us at every stage of life to the people we love.

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custom keepsakesConnecting with those we love

The secret in Meadow Hill’s custom keepsakes is the secret held in each one of our fingerprints. No two are alike!

The simple touch of a Thumbie or Buddie keepsake unlocks secrets of the heart. Memories surface and  we connect with the people and pets we love–today and always.

The Meadow Hill Difference

14k Gold, Sterling Silver & White Bronze

quality keepsakes

Something as precious as a loved one’s print can be passed from one generation to the next, but only when it is cast in a metal that withstands the test of time.

Meadow Hill only casts its Thumbies and Buddies with the finest metals available.

Crafting One Piece at a Time

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The uniqueness of our fingerprints means that each Thumbie or Buddies piece is a custom creation.  We make a wax model that replicates exactly the detail in your print. This wax is then cast in metal, polished and engraved, giving you the ultimate in personal keepsakes.


Our Team is Dedicated to Providing You The Best Experience

meadow hill customer serviceMeadow Hill is dedicated to giving you the best possible experience.  That includes everyone from our knowledgeable customer service reps, creative designers, efficient order entry folks, and precision casters to our precise engravers, eagle-eyed quality control team, and, of course, our accurate fulfillment people!

Casting vs. Laser Etching

Meadow Hill Manufacturing

Meadow Hill’s lost wax casting process preserves the intricate detail present in each print: the ridge and valley patterns, the starts and stops, even the sweat pores! Capturing those details is what separates Meadow Hill from others who may laser etch or rotary cut a disc off a shelf.


The Process

Step 1

Capture a Perfect Print

The higher the contrast in the print you take, the better the detail in your finished keepsake.

To help you capture the best possible print, Meadow Hill sends a  washable, soy-based ink strip and order card with instructions. Once you have taken a number of prints, you may either scan and upload the print to our on-line order form or mail it along with the  order in the self-addressed envelope. Upon receipt our designers select the portion of your print with the most unique characteristics. The finished piece replicates the ridges and lifelines found in that portion of your print.

Step 2

Select Your Metal

Thumbies are available in .925 sterling silver and 14k white or yellow gold. Charms are slightly domed on the print side and flat with a burnished finish for engraving on the back. Each piece bears the stamp of the metal used in casting.

Select styles are also available in Noble Bronze™, a proprietary white bronze formula with a hypo-allergenic coating. Noble Bronze pieces are flat with a satin finish.

Step 3

Select Your Product

Meadow Hill’s product lines give you lots of options. From rings, pins and pendants to pocket knives and cuff links, we make Thumbies or Buddies keepsakes of the people and pets you love. Whether worn or carried in a pocket, these one-of-a-kind keepsakes make wonderful gifts to mark milestones and special occasions.

Because Meadow Hill creates keepsakes for people of all ages and at all stages of life, we work with a network of funeral service providers across the United States and Canada. They assist families in capturing the fingerprints of a deceased member entrusted to their care.

Step 4

Place Your Order

Meadow Hill recently launched a new online store. Click here to visit, or call 877.848.6243 to speak with one of our friendly customer service experts for help placing an order.

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Step 5

keepsake charmsReceive Your Custom Keepsake


Meadow Hill’s turnaround is approximately two weeks from the day we input a usable print to your completed order. The only exception to this timing is our Lucite Key Fob which takes an additional four weeks due to the embedding process.


Our standard shipping method is UPS Ground, giving us the ability to insure and track your package. Alaskan and Hawaiian customers should anticipate an additional week’s time to receive their keepsake. Call Customer Service if you require expedited shipping services.

Our Promise

What matters most….

…is that you are fully satisfied with our products. This commitment includes workmanship, metals, engraving, as well as our customer service. If you would like to see additional product configurations beyond those shown on this site, please contact us. We have designers who are able to work with you directly to create custom pieces. Just give us a call at 877.848.6243.

What we warrant…

Meadow Hill warrants its products to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of one year. Repairs not covered in this warranty include:

  • stone loss due to prong damage
  • discoloration due to environmental factors
  • discoloration due to an allergic reaction to the base metal or its alloys
  • damage due to wear, customer neglect or abuse

Outside of the first year, repairs to damage or worn pieces will be quoted based on standard jewelry repair costs.