Permanent Jewelry FAQs
What is permanent jewelry?
Permanent jewelry is a piece of jewelry, usually a bracelet that doesn't have a typical clasp for easy removal. Instead, the ends are welded or “zapped” together — with the intention of never taking it off.
Book your appointment here: Forever Jewelry
Where is the address of your business if I book an appointment on your site?
Our shop is located in the historic downtown Ballard district at
5337 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle WA 98107
If you book an appointment on a Sunday, keep in mind that Ballard Avenue hosts the Sunday Farmers Market, so the area is quite busy and parking is scarce. Please plan accordingly and allow for extra time.
How long does permanent jewelry last?
Permanent jewelry is also called "forever" jewelry because it is claspless. However it is not indestructible. It should be treated with care and, as with any other type of jewelry, it could come undone if your piece gets caught into something or snapped by someone (kids or pets, for example).
If for some reason you would like to remove your jewelry, simply cut the chain and save it if you'd like it to be re-weld it in the future. Or if you decide you do want a clasp after all, bring it into the shop and we'll add a clasp to it. There is a $10 charge for the service and the additional materials.
We offer 30-day complimentary re-welding for forever bracelets. After this timeframe, re-welding will incur a fee, and replacements will be the responsibility of the customer. Please get in touch with us to explore adding a clasp if the permanent bracelet does not suit your lifestyle.
Does it hurt?
Nope! When we put on your jewelry, we use high heat on the chain only to weld it shut. Your wrist/ankle/neck will be protected by a piece of leather to avoid any contact between your skin and the welding tool. You shouldn’t feel a thing.
What if the chains breaks?
Our chains are chosen for their minimalist design and ease for everyday wear but they are dainty and they are NOT indestructible. We encourage you to wear your forever jewelry with care. If the welded link were to break, we will repair it at no cost to you. Please note, we are not liable for lost chains. Chains can come undone for a variety of reasons, including mishandling, getting caught in a piece of clothing or other object. We do NOT replace lost chains.
What if I change my mind or need repairs?
If you decide that you want a clasp after all, we will remove the permanent link and add a clasp (the cost varies depending on the claps, but they are usually around $10 for clasp and service). If your permanent jewelry needs repair, please contact us first so we can assist you.
The reason why we ask customers to complete a personal information form is so we can keep your information on file and assist you in the future, should you need assistance.
What if I need to remove it temporarily?
If you need to remove your permanent jewelry for any reason, like getting xRays or an MRI, consult your doctor to confirm first. In case of an emergency, cut the ring that attaches the chain together to ensure the cleanest look, so you can keep wearing your bracelet in the future.
If you are in a hospital or ER setting and your jewelry will need to be removed, the medical staff will likely have some equipment to take it off without trouble.
Can you shower with permanent jewelry?
Absolutely! You can shower while wearing our jewelry without worrying about tarnishing or skin irritation. That is why we recommend you use Gold Filled chains.
We do carry some silver chains for our regular jewelry. If you do decide that you want a permanent bracelet in silver, be advised that PERMANENT BRACELETS IN SILVER ARE YOURS FOREVER, THERE ARE NO EXCHANGES OR RETURNS WHATSOEVER IF THEY TARNISH (BECAUSE THEY WILL). BUYERS REMORSE DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR AN EXCHANGE EITHER.
Do you host group parties for permanent jewelry?
Please Contact us to inquire. The availability depends on the number of people and the day of the week you would like to book. I'm a one-person business and I do private events (especially corporate), so my availability during the weekends is limited.