WHAT IS PERMANENT JEWELRY?
Permanent jewelry is a trending jewelry style that’s measured to size and welded together. It doesn’t have a clasp or any type of closure, so it’s designed to be worn forever (or for as long as you like). Permanent jewelry is usually made out of a fine, lightweight chain that’s comfortable for daily wear.
People often get permanent jewelry with their friends or family members as a symbol of connection. Permanent bracelets, also known as forever bracelets, are especially popular to get as a pair or group. Matching permanent bracelets can act as modern day friendship bracelets or as a way of commemorating a special occasion.
Whether you want to get permanent jewelry on your own or with your loved ones, Michael & Son’s Jewelers is here to make your experience special.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO GET ZAPPED?
Permanent jewelry is also called zapped jewelry. The term “zapped” comes from the flash of light you see when the two ends of a permanent jewelry chain are fused together.
While the idea of zapping something together around your wrist may sound like it could be painful, know that getting permanent jewelry is totally pain free. The jewelry is held away from your skin when it is zapped, so you will not feel a thing.
THE PERMANENT JEWELRY PROCESS
Step 1 - MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
Make a permanent jewelry appointment at our jewelry store in Reno. We have a limited number of timeslots, so it’s best to book your appointment in advance.
Step 2 - CHOOSE YOUR CHAIN
Choose your preferred style from our selection of yellow gold, white gold, and sterling silver chains. Optionally, choose your desired add-on charm or charms.
Step 3 - GET ZAPPED
Once you’ve made your selection, we’ll measure your chain to size and weld it shut. Now you’re ready to enjoy your permanent jewelry forever or for as long as you like!
The price of our permanent jewelry varies depending on your chain type and length.
14K YELLOW GOLD
$18-$35 an inch
14K WHITE GOLD
$20-$25 an inch
$5 an inch
At Michael & Son’s Jewelers, we also offer charms that you can add onto your permanent jewelry. Each charm has a unique price based on its design and materials. View our in-store selection to see the price of each charm.
PERMANENT JEWELRY FAQS
Q: Where do you offer permanent jewelry?
We offer permanent jewelry at our jewelry store in Reno, Nevada. You can find us at:
MICHAEL & SON’S JEWELERS
1401 S Virginia St #150
Reno, NV 89502
Q: How long does it take to get permanent jewelry?
While the actual zapping process only takes a few seconds, you’ll need a bit of time to choose your desired chain and have it measured. It usually takes anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes to get permanent jewelry.
Q: Is there a minimum age for permanent jewelry?
Yes. We only offer permanent jewelry for people aged 10 or older. People under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Q: Can I remove the permanent jewelry myself at home?
Yes. If you ever want or need to take your permanent jewelry off at home, you can cut it off with scissors.
Q: Does getting permanent jewelry hurt?
No, getting permanent jewelry does not hurt. Zapping a chain together is painless and safe, so there’s no need to worry about feeling pain when you get your permanent jewelry.
Q: What types of permanent jewelry do you offer?
We offer permanent bracelets, necklaces, anklets, and rings.
Q: Can my group get permanent jewelry together?
Yes! We’re happy to host groups and private parties. To book a group appointment or a private party, contact us at 775.786.5110.
Q: Can I wear permanent jewelry through airport security?
Yes. Airport security does not require people to take off bonded jewelry.
Q: How can I give permanent jewelry as a gift?
You can give your loved one the gift of permanent jewelry by giving them a gift card.
Q: Do I need an appointment to get permanent jewelry?
Yes, our permanent jewelry service is currently offered by appointment only.
Q: What metals do you offer for permanent jewelry?
We offer 14k yellow gold, 14k white gold, and sterling silver permanent jewelry.
Q: Why don’t you offer gold vermeil or gold filled permanent jewelry?
Since permanent jewelry is meant to be worn for a long period of time, we only offer sterling silver and solid gold chain options. Gold vermeil and gold filled chains get their gold color from a thin outer coating of gold. That coating can wear off quickly with frequent wear, so we do not recommend it for permanent jewelry.
Q: How much does your permanent jewelry cost?
The cost of our permanent jewelry varies depending on the type of chain you choose and the length required for your piece. You can see our detailed price by inch guide above.
Q: What if my permanent jewelry breaks?
We’ll repair our permanent jewelry once for free. After that, we charge a 10 dollar fee to repair broken chains.
Q: Can I get permanent jewelry with my friend?
Yes! We take appointments for pairs and groups. Let us know how many people will be getting permanent jewelry when you schedule your appointment so we can make sure we allot enough time.
Q: Is there anyone who shouldn’t get permanent jewelry?
If you have a pacemaker, you should not get permanent jewelry due to the welding process.
Q: How can I clean my permanent jewelry?
Solid gold permanent jewelry can be cleaned using a gentle soap and warm water. Sterling silver permanent jewelry can be cleaned with gentle soap and warm water, or a polishing cloth.
Q: Can I get charms on my permanent jewelry?
Yes! We have a rotating selection of permanent jewelry charms available in store.
Q: What if I need to take off my jewelry for an MRI or a medical procedure?
If you need to take off your permanent jewelry for any reason, you can cut it off with scissors.
Q: Can you repair my permanent jewelry that I got somewhere else?
Yes, we can repair permanent jewelry that you got elsewhere. We do all types of fine jewelry repair.
Q: Should I get charms on my permanent jewelry?
This is a matter of personal preference. If you prefer a minimalist look and feel, you may want to avoid adding charms to your permanent jewelry.
Q: Can you make me a more complex piece of permanent jewelry?
Yes. We do custom design work at Michael & Son’s, so we can create any piece of jewelry you can dream up. Visit our custom jewelry design page to learn more.
Q: Do you take walk-ins?
While you do not need an appointment to shop at our jewelry store, our permanent jewelry service is currently offered by appointment only.
MAKE A PERMANENT JEWELRY APPOINTMENT AT MICHAEL & SON’S JEWELERS
Ready to get zapped? Use the link below to make an appointment or give us a call at 775.786.5110 to book your appointment slot over the phone.