We are thrilled to be the North Shore's first permanent jewellery studio! If you've never heard of it, permanent jewelry is a necklace, anklet, or (most commonly) a bracelet that doesn't have a typical clasp for easy removal. Instead, the ends of a custom-fit chain are welded or “zapped” together — with the intention of never taking it off. Curious if it's a good fit for you? Keep reading!
Whether you’re paying tribute to a milestone in your life, matching with your besties or just simply love sporting a little sparkle, the permanent jewellery experience is a fun + special date idea to be enjoyed either solo (self-love all the way) or with your loved ones. Consider it a modern day friendship bracelet!
Permanent jewellery is also perfect for...
Those that always forget to put on jewellery
Those worrying about losing their precious jewellery
Those that struggle to put bracelets on/close clasps
Those looking to invest in fine/longterm pieces
Intergenerational families/romantic partners looking for unique date/gift experiences
Our chains are available in sterling silver and 14kt solid gold and intended for 24/7 wear. We don't offer gold filled or gold plated metals for permanent jewellery, as they aren't durable enough for longterm wear, nor are they intended to face everyday elements, such as sweat, chemicals, etc.
Permanent jewellery requires little to no maintenance (just a polish from time to time), and makes for effortless, everyday adornment - you'll forget it's even there! In case you're still not convinced that permanent jewellery is for you, we've covered all the basics below.
What if I need to take it off?
If you need to take your permanent jewellery off for any reason (ie surgery), or if it breaks, hold onto it and we can reconnect it for you! Simply cut the little ring where it was originally welded (to maintain the integrity of the chain) with scissors or nail clippers. If you're travelling, you'll have no issues going through TSA with permanent jewellery.
Does it hurt?
Not at all! The chain is entirely external to your body (no, it's not embedded and yes, we've been asked this before). The micro-weld is safe and entirely painless - think of it like a little spark. There is no contact between the jewellery and your skin, the laser simply fuses the metal.
How much does permanent jewellery cost?
Bracelets are a set price and begin at $75.00 for sterling silver and $135.00 for solid gold. Anklets and necklaces are priced by the inch.
Are the chains safe for sensitive skin?
Our chains are available in .925 sterling silver and 14kt solid yellow gold and are safe for those with sensitive skin + allergies. We recommend opting for a solid gold chain if you typically react to jewellery.
How do I clean my permanent jewellery?
Since you can't remove your jewellery, simply rub the chain with a soft polishing cloth (against your skin), or use a soft toothbrush and a gentle dish soap to polish it like new. Don't forget to rinse and dry it afterwards!
Can I wear my permanent jewellery in the pool?
Your permanent jewellery is designed to last and can be worn in the pool, in the shower, at the gym etc. But don't forget, this is a fine piece of jewellery, and the chain is dainty, so treat it with care when possible.
Who can get permanent jewellery?
Come one, come all. Permanent jewellery is ageless and genderless. Quaintrelle offers a safe and inclusive space where everyone is welcome! Children are also able to get permanent jewellery with their guardian's consent, but please keep in mind this is a fine piece of jewellery that may not be strong enough to withstand play. We recommend adding a clasp (see the next question) for kids.
Does it have to be permanent?
If you’re hesitant to commit to permanence (but want in on the action), we can custom-fit a bracelet/anklet/necklace with a clasp on the spot. That way, you can 1) enjoy a personalized piece 2) join in on the experience and 3) match your people, without the pressure. This is a great option for those that play sports, those with jobs that don't allow jewellery, those that feel nervous, etc.
Do you do private events?
We offer private parties where we bring the permanent jewellery experience to you, at no extra cost. Perfect for birthday parties, bachelorettes, bridal showers, graduations, girls night and beyond. Talk about hostess with the mostess! Click here to inquire.
The hardest part is deciding which chain/metal to choose and which wrist and to put it on. Find our luxury permanent jewellery experience at pop-ups + markets across the lower mainland, or book a private party. Hit the button below to get yours!