Men often get the short end of the stick as far as wedding rings go. So when someone thinks outside the box, we canâ€™t help but handÂ it to them.
Reddit userÂ Im_High_TechÂ did just that by having his wifeâ€™s actual fingerprint etched onto his wedding band.
In an accompanying thread, he revealed that he was inspired a similar ring he had seen and â€œthought it would be great to make my wedding band more unique than stuff you buy at the store.â€
Her Fingerprint + My Wedding Band from pics
But creating this declaration of undying commitment, which ran him just shy of $1,000,Â turned out to be quite a labor of love â€• for both parties involved. He wrote that his partner had to â€œdip her thumb into ink like 70 times to get the perfect fingerprintâ€ and he â€œhad to photoshop the crap out of it because apparently on a microscopic level, a fingerprint is very messy.â€
But the result, this oh-so personal band, appears to have been worth it. â€œThis will also be my prized possession,â€ he wrote in response to one of the comments on the ring.
Seth Rosen, CEO and co-founder of Custom Made, where the ring was designed and created, told HuffPost they get a range of requests for personalized jewelry, from fingerprints (which he said has seen an uptick since this one showed up on Reddit) to materials sourced by the couple themselves.
â€œSome pieces are novel because they incorporate something very personal,â€ he said. â€œLike the pendant we created from a customerâ€™s drawing of an olive branch growing from a broken heart:â€
Rosen said something like the fingerprint ring would cost between $300-$350 in sterling silver all the way up to $900-$1,200 for a heavier gold.
Our minds are reeling with the print-abilities.