Custom Tail Pendants are re-creations of your favorite whale or dolphin’s tail (fluke). They are customized to match a photograph of that special dolphin or whale you might have had an experience with, helped rescue, work with, or just plain love. Each dolphin or whale has a different fluke (tail). They are as individual as our fingerprints. Most flukes have nicks around the edges and varied identifying marks and some are quite symmetrical. Order one now, so you can “Wear Your Memory Close To Your Heart”! An engraving of the animals name OR a special date/place will be on the back-side of the fluke pendant and is included in price. Send us a digital photograph by email. See instructions below. The prices are for a CUSTOM Dolphin, Orca killer whale, Beluga, and Manatee Paddles in sterling silver. Dolphin and Killer whale flukes are available in sizes small and large. Beluga, Commerson’s, Manatee and Humpback are available in one-size only and are shown in pictures. Exceptions might be made to different sizes for bulk orders. Please allow 2-10 weeks for delivery of custom tails. Chains are not included. We have special pricing for stores and animal trainers.
Dolphin tail sizes: Small is about 3/4″ or 15mm. Large is about 1″ or 22mm across from tip to tip. Because every pendant is handmade, the size will vary slightly. The large size will show more details and is Terri’s personal favorite.
Information about photos: We need a clear straight on shot of the flukes. If you don’t have a good picture, Terri can usually work with it BUT, remember, the better the photo, the better the detail you’ll get in your pendant. Include the information listed.
- Send image to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Animal’s name. Sometimes we can’t put the name, but we can engrave a date or word (see note below)
- Animal’s species. Is it a bottlenose, an orca, a commerson’s, rough toothed, etc
- Facility where you work or where the animal lives
- Do you prefer the dorsal side. If yes, the picture needs to be of the dorsal side. Whatever side of flukes the picture is taken, that will be the front of pendant. The engraving is on the back side. If it makes a difference to you, please let Terri know.
Animal Trainers get a special discount! Let us know so we can give you the code to enter at checkout. If you are ordering for your whole staff, we have special quantity pricing for you so contact Terri.
Gift Shops get wholesale pricing, contact us.
Note: We don’t make or sell custom tail pendants to individuals that are already sold in stores. If you want a custom tail of a favorite animal that we already make and sell to specific gift shops, we advise you to contact the store directly to make your purchase. Most stores will ship them to you. Exceptions to the rule are non-profit organizations that we help out by selling products on this website and give them a portion of proceeds. List of stores that sell our custom tail pendants &/or sea lion flippers: Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Coral World, Dolphins Plus (oceanside & bayside), Dolphin Marine Magic, Dolphin Quest (all 3), Dolphin Research Center, Gulfarium, Gulf World, Island Dolphin Care, Indy Zoo, Marineland, National Aquarium, Six Flags in CA, Theater of the Sea, Turtle Hospital.
There are certain corporations that have proprietary laws so therefore we won’t be able to recreate those tails into pendants. If you prefer to have a date or place instead of the animals name, we can do that.
Testimonials and Reviews:
“…Having these unique custom flukes has increased our gift shop sales significantly and we can’t imagine being without them!” Susan Sorensen; Director of Guest Services, Dolphin Research Center, Grassy Key, FL
I wanted to tell you about a cool experience I had yesterday! First of all, I love my necklace and I’ve been wearing it all the time! Yesterday, I was doing a play session with the whales and she came over and presented her fluke to me again. I got to hold her fluke for a bit and felt along the edge of it and was able to see and feel one of the little notches that I knew would be there from my necklace!!
I’m so lucky that I’ve had the chance to get to know this beautiful whale, and every time I wear my necklace I’m reminded of that.
“The necklace itself is wonderful. You have quite an eye for detail, though I suppose that’s to be expected after having seen so many flukes that, to most anyone else, all look the same. I’m very grateful to have something that can remind me of Daisy every day, and you will forever have my gratitude for being a part of it. With all that said: thank you! I will be certain to recommend you to people when I get the chance, as word-of-mouth led me to your services in the first place. Best wishes,” ~Z C-S in Canada
“Terri Miller’s work is loved by so many, myself included. I still have my first and most favorite piece by Terri and Roger, Delphi’s fluke that I got when I was 12 years old. It is one of my favorite possessions, and I have been so lucky to have several pieces by Custom Tails Jewelry, including a custom fluke that Terri did an absolutely amazing job on for my birthday last year. I have met people from all over the country that wear their favorite animal close to their heart thanks to Terri. The work she does is not only impeccable – but it makes so, so many people happy!” ~ Alexandra M., FL
“Dear Terri, Thank you for all that you have done for the wounded warriors. The Jax tails have become a symbol of recovery for the men and women. They are always amazed at Jax’s story and how beautiful and accurate the tails are. They actually run their finger over the missing portion of his tail fluke. We would love to have you and your boyfriend as our guest during the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride event at DRC. It’s quite an amazing experience to witness…one of the best I’ve ever been a part of!” Thank you so very much for your generosity. Take care,” ~ J.M, Special Needs Dept
Words cannot express the amazing mix of emotions I felt when seeing your beautiful pendant rendition of Emma’s flukes. Memories, both fond and sad, flooded my mind. It truly is a blessing and a gift that you are on this Earth, creating keepsakes that touch the hearts of people like me. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for making Emma’s flukes for me. She has always been close to my heart, but now she is even closer thanks to you.” ~Emily in Texas
“Hello, I was emailing to say I have gotten my custom tail and I love it! It’s exactly what I hoped for and more! I couldn’t wait for it to come and it was well worth the wait! It the perfect size and everything! Great job! And thank you!” ~Kayla M.
“Hello, Terri! I received the pendants today! They are so beautifully detailed, and we all absolutely love them! Thank you again!”
“Dear Terri, I received my dolphin fluke and it is absolutely beautiful. I am so pleased with it and I just know that he will love it!!”