Permanent Jewelry FAQs
What is permanent jewelry?
Permanent jewelry is a necklace, anklet, or (more commonly) 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
How long does permanent jewelry last?
Your pieces will stay on for as long as you'd like. 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.
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 change your mind, you can come back to the shop and pick another chain (we will calculate the price difference and add 50% fee for the re-welding). Or 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 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, simply cut it off with scissors or jewelers pliers. Cut the ring that attaches the chain together to ensure the cleanest look. We charge a fee to re-weld your permanent jewelry.
Keep in mind that you may be required to remove your jewelry during medical procedures such as X-Rays or MRI’s. Consult your doctor if this will be required.
In case of an emergency, without access to scissors or pliers, you could also just pull at your bracelet/anklet/necklace and it should come off fairly easily. 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?
Can you shower with permanent jewelry? Absolutely! You can shower while wearing our jewelry without worrying about tarnishing or skin irritation.
Do you host group parties for permanent jewelry?
Yes! Bachelorette Parties, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, you name it. Contact us to coordinate a date and time. The availability depends on the number of people and the day of the week you would like to book.
Weekends are usually busy and I'm a one-person business at the moment. So if you would like to book a party on weekends, it will likely be in the morning (until noon) or in the late afternoon (after 5ish). I hope you understand!