What is permanent jewelry? Permanent Jewelry is a unique way to wear your fine jewelry without a clasp. These chains (most often bracelets) are custom-fitted and micro-welded for a seamless look, and you can add gemstone or diamond charms. Many people get permanent jewelry as a way to pay tribute to meaningful milestones in their life or the special bonds they share with loved ones. Think of it a the modern day friendship bracelet. Since it's made of solid gold, the pieces require no maintenance and will never tarnish. It's your new forever bracelet that you will never lose! Though these pieces are made to last forever, they can be removed with a pair of household scissors or wire-cutters.
Do I need to make an appointment? We suggest making an appointment to guarantee you're able to get your permanent jewelry and not have to wait! We also have walk-in hours if you're not ready to commit to a date and time but note that there might be a wait.
If you can't find a time that will work for you please text us your desired date and time and we will do our best to accommodate!
How much will it cost? Sterling silver designs starting at $35 14k gold designs starting at $165 All in-store options range $35 to $400
What is your cancellation policy? Cancellations or changes must be made at least 1 day before your appointment or you will be charged a cancellation fee ($20). No-shows will also be charged a cancellation fee. We value our time and yours!
Does it hurt? Not at all! It’s a simple zap of light, you won’t feel a thing.
What do I do if the chain breaks or stretches? We choose delicate chains for their minimalist appearance and ease for everyday wear. Though they are considered permanent in that you cannot take them off, they are still delicate pieces of jewelry that can break with wear. Should your bracelet get caught on something and break or stretch we will do our best to repair it for you. We offer one free re-attachement per item and offer additional re-attachments for a $10-$15 fee. Please note, David Douglas is not liable for lost chains. Put it in a safe place and book a Permanent Jewelry Adjustment Appointment or visit us during our walk-in hours! If we are unable to repair the chain we will offer you a discount to replace the chain.
Will this give me trouble going through airport security? Nope! TSA doesn’t ask you to remove fine jewelry when going through security. Your permanent jewelry will travel with you worldwide!
What if I need to remove the bracelet? Can I have it welded on later? Yes, if you need to remove your bracelet for any reason simply cut it off with scissors. To remove, cut the ring that holds the chain together. Re-welds cost $10.
Can I purchase permanent jewelry as a gift? Yes, simply purchase a gift card for the amount you would like to cover! We recommend at least $200.
Is there anyone who shouldn't undergo the permanent jewelry process? Yes, if you have a pacemaker you should not undergo the welding procedure.
What if I need to get an MRI or X-Ray? Consult your doctor if you will be required to remove your permanent jewelry during your X-ray or MRI appointment. All ferrous metals (ie stainless steel) must be removed prior to entering the MRI exam room. If you aren’t sure if your jewelry contains ferrous metals, you can use a magnet at home and test it on your own. If the magnet tries to “grab” the jewelry then it can not enter an MRI exam room. Gold is non-ferrous, however; depending on how large the jewelry is and how close it is to the part of you're body being scanned, your doctor may or may not ask you to remove it. If they do, make sure to cut it at the ring, store it safely, and bring it back to us for a re-weld! We offer one free re-attachment per item.
Can I get permanent jewelry for my child? Anyone under 18 must have a parent or guardian present and sign our minor consent waiver. Children must be at least 10 years old and be able to sit completely still during the process.