All in the Family Keychain
- Created from thick, hammered aluminum
- Slightly concave shape
- Measures 1" in diameter
- Letters and design are individually stamped by hand using an antique hammer
- Hung on an American-made 1" zinc-plated steel split ring
The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
Why choose hand stamped jewelry?
Choose hand stamped jewelry when it has to be special. When you want to show her that you love her, that you care, and that you understand the people and places that are important to her -- because they are important to you, too.
When you give a personalized, handmade gift, you’re not just fulfilling a gift obligation on Mother’s Day, Christmas, or her birthday. You’re investing in a special treasure that’s hers alone. It will be The Most Thoughtful Gift of the Year, and it will become a future heirloom.
She’ll know you didn’t just buy it off a shelf, while running late, on your way to the party. She’ll know you put thought and love into your gift by the personalized inscription she’ll read. Maybe it’s the day or place where you met, the GPS coordinates of your most special place, or her kids’ names. Having that piece of personalized, hand stamped jewelry will allow her to hold those people and places close, even when they are far away.
Every piece of personalized jewelry we make is handmade in our Bozeman, Montana studio. When you buy a handmade gift from us, we start creating it just for you, after you order. It’s not mass-produced. Each piece is made one-by-one, according to your instructions, with you in mind. We love hearing the love stories behind the jewelry pieces we get to make! And, we love what we do (who wouldn’t want to make sweet, personalized metal jewelry all day?)! With all that love pouring into the reasons to buy and the dedication to the craft, we know that she’s going to feel the love when she wears her new custom stamped silver jewelry.
Personalized Jewelry - How we make our hand stamped jewelry
Hattie Rex stamped necklaces, personalized stackable rings, personalized name necklaces, GPS coordinates jewelry, and hand stamped necklaces are personalized by you and handmade by our three talented metalsmiths in our downtown Bozeman, Montana studio, and retail store.
We make these unique nameplate necklaces, monogram necklaces, gold bar necklaces, and all of our custom stamped silver jewelry by hand from start to finish. We start with thick sheets of mixed metal, including copper, brass, aluminum, and sterling silver. We cut the metal pieces of each handcrafted simple necklace using a disc cutter, a pancake die with a hydraulic press, or by hand using a jeweler’s saw. We remove any metal burrs or rough edges with a belt sander. We’ll do the final polish later, but we sand it down first to make sure we have an even, flat surface for the next step.
This step is our favorite because it’s where the piece of metal becomes YOUR personalized ring, personalized gold chain necklace, or stamped silver necklace!
We place the metal pieces on a steel bench block and use an antique hammer to hand-stamp your mothers necklace or stacking name rings with the names, dates, longitude coordinates, or other text you choose. The hand-stamping process is what differentiates our handmade jewelry method from machine engraved necklaces or engraved bracelets. Every letter and number is stamped individually by hand, creating a unique, one-of-a-kind artisan jewelry piece. The spacing of the letters is artistically executed, ensuring that your handmade hand stamped rings aren’t mistaken for robot-produced rings with kids names.
Next, the pieces of our birthstone rings, initial rings, or personalized bracelets are soldered together using an oxygen and acetylene-fueled torch. This part is the most exciting! We love the way fire can join together two pieces of metal, creating a thick, sturdy piece of jewelry like mothers rings, friendship rings, or latitude and longitude jewelry. After soldering and cooling, they make their way over to the drill press where we add a hole for the jump ring to go in later.
The personalized mother's jewelry, gemstone jewelry, or yellow gold jewelry goes through a round of polishing in a tumbler. After tumbling, we darken the pod necklaces, custom rings, and personalized bracelets to add contrast before they go through a final polishing by hand. At this point, we set any birthstones or gemstones in the metal, and attach our pendants to chains. Our chain necklaces are sterling silver and electroplated with rose gold or yellow gold. We love using precious metals like sterling silver and rose gold and yellow gold instead of cheap metals like stainless steel.
The last step is to ship it off to you, complete with a gift box for giving or keeping. We offer free shipping on orders over $50. This offer is valid only in the United States on orders shipped via USPS First Class Mail and it automatically applies to your eligible order.
Our custom jewelry makes great gifts for new moms who want to keep their sweet peas close to their heart. Our personalization options include adding not only custom text to your necklace or bracelet but also adding a freshwater pearl or birthstone necklace accessory. For Mother’s Day, and every day, our sweet personalized gifts are perfect when you want it to be special.
Delivery + Returns
Our turnaround time for custom-made items is 1-5 business days from receipt of order.
Ready-to-ship items will ship the next business day.
We ship via USPS First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation which normally takes 2-5 days in transit. Priority and Express Mail options are also available at checkout.
Orders are processed in the order they were received. If you need a faster turnaround, you can rush your order for $10.Rushing moves your order to the top of the queue and gets your order in the mail the next business day. Rush your order here.
We gladly accept returns on non-personalized items within 14 days of delivery. Return shipping is the buyer's responsibility.
We do not accept returns or exchanges on personalized or custom items.
If we make a mistake on your order, we will gladly replace it. However, if the mistake is not ours, the item is yours to keep. Please check spelling and phone numbers carefully.
When will my order ship?
Our turnaround time is 1-5 business days from receipt of order. We ship via USPS First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation which normally takes 2-5 days in transit. You can also select USPS Priority Mail which normally takes 2-3 days in transit. Orders are processed in the order they were received. If you need a faster turnaround, you can rush your order for $10. Rushing moves your order to the top of the queue and gets your order in the mail the next business day.
What are your products made of?
We use aluminum, brass, copper, and sterling silver for our jewelry. Our chains are sterling silver. Yellow and rose gold jewelry chains are sterling silver electroplated with rose or yellow gold. Our chains are made in Italy and electroplated in California. We use aluminum, brass, copper, sterling silver, and nickel silver for our pet ID tags. Our split rings are zinc-plated steel and are made in Wisconsin. Individual products’ materials are listed in each description.
Is personalization extra?
All of our products are priced to include personalization. If you need extra text applied (to the back, for example), an extra charge will be required for the extra work involved. In general, an extra line of text consists of up to 12 characters including spaces and costs $4. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to create a custom order.
Will the letters be perfectly straight?
We use a method called hand-stamping to personalize each piece. Every letter and number are struck individually using an antique hammer. This method creates unique and varying alignments which add to the character and handmade nature of the piece, so every product will be slightly different.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes. We ship internationally via USPS First Class Mail International. This method can take anywhere from 2-8 weeks in transit. Customs and fees are the buyer’s responsibility and we will not knowingly falsify any customs documents.
Will you gift wrap my order / include a note?
Your personalized jewelry will arrive neatly packaged in a small box. If you are ordering multiple pieces, please specify at checkout that you would like separate boxes. Otherwise, we combine multiple products into one box. Packing slips and receipts are not included. If you are ordering a gift and would like a note included, please specify during checkout what you would like the note to say.
Are these tags just for dogs?
No. We’ve created pet id tags and charms for cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, horses, ferrets, plus children and adult humans. Many designs require no modification; just be sure to order an appropriate size for the animal (or human) you are tagging.
Will the metal tarnish?
All of our products begin with an untreated sheet of metal. No waxes, sprays, or finishes are applied to the products, which means they will develop a patina over time. Humidity will accelerate the patina’s development. Jewelry polish pads are available for $0.50 each. We recommend storing your jewelry in an airtight plastic bag (one is included in your order) and removing your jewelry to bathe, swim, sleep, or exercise.
Can I order online and pick it up in the store?
Yes. Please select “in-store pickup” under the shipping methods and select your preferred pickup date.
Can I buy just the pendant?
Yes. On many products, you’ll find a drop-down menu for our “Necklace” or “Pendant” options. Necklaces include a chain as described in the product description. Pendants do not include a chain.