A funeral director is offering Bromsgrove and Redditch families the chance to remember their loved ones in an unusual way – with the help of the latest technology.
Mortons Funeral Directors now have a fingerprint scanner meaning friends and relatives can have their loved one’s fingerprints converted into digital form and incorporated onto a piece of jewellery.
The tiny, discrete device will capture the fingerprint image in seconds. Families can choose whether they would like the image engraved onto a range of jewellery such as pendant necklaces, rings or bracelet beads.
Mortons, who have offices in Rubery, Northfield and Cotteridge, believe this will offer their clients a completely new way to remember their loved ones.
They have only been offering the service for a short while but have already seen significant uptake from families keen to have a unique and lasting memento.
The company’s managing director, Sarah Case, said: “You just can’t get more unique than a fingerprint. Each one is different, and this ensures that each item of jewellery is personal to our clients and their loved one.
“We are constantly trying to provide creative and innovative ways to help ensure that those who’ve lost loved ones can also create memories they can cherish for the rest of their lives, and we know from the reaction we have received so far that people think this is a lovely and sensitive way to do just that.”
Sarah added: “The way in which families and friends want to personalise how their loved ones are remembered is changing, meaning they are looking for something which reflects a personality but also something that evokes very special memories. We are delighted to be helping give that directly to our clients through the use of technology.”