Get Linked with Permanent Jewelry at Poet and the Bench
We now offer custom fit permanent jewelry bracelets, anklets and necklaces without a clasp that we join on your wrist at Poet and/the Bench in Mill Valley. Our "Together" link chains celebrate a moment... with yourself or others! #getlinked #doittogether
Permanent jewelry is quite poetic… It creates a memory keepsake of a special occasion or milestone. It’s also a personal, sentimental permanent bond you create together with your besties, sisters, daughters, bridesmaids, brothers, sons, a commitment bond with your significant other, or a commitment to yourself. An infinite bracelet is a daily affirmation that you are fabulous!
"Together" Permanent Jewelry Chains
We use 14k solid gold chain from Italy for its durability and radiant shine and delicate styled chains because we want to be sure if you need to snip if off you can! It’s fun to wear one or many thin dainty bracelets together.
Permanent bracelets are joined without a clasp so you don't ever take it off until it breaks or it is snipped off, like a forever bracelet or friendship bracelet. In-house jeweler Jeffrey Levin welds the bracelet for you himself. The welding or linking/zapping/fusing process is pretty quick, non-invasive and totally painless.
Accessorize your Together permanent bracelet with Jeffrey Levin’s super cute tiny charms and connectors. Pending availability, this may include: tiny hearts, tiny flowers, tiny skulls, tiny fish, tiny initials, tiny medallions and tiny diamond drops! All hand carved first in wax by Jeffrey and then cast.
Permanent Jewelry / How it Works
1 Choose your Italian link chains from our selection
2 Jeffrey will measure* the link chain around your wrist, ankle or neck, looking for a comfortable every day fit.
The permanent bracelets, anklets and necklaces are genderless and women will likely be 6-8 inches for wrists; men will likely be 7.5-8.5 inches for wrists; anklets vary, typically larger than the wrist size; and necklaces can be 14" for a choker length fit, 16" at the collar or clavicle, or 18" and longer pending preference.
*Once the chain is cut, it is final sale, so please make sure you are happy with the style and length before Jeffrey cuts the chain!
3 Jeffrey cuts the chain, and then the process of fusing happens
4 Jeffrey fuses a new link closed using an arc welder to attach the two ends together. A piece of leather or other protective material will be placed between the chain and your wrist. The zapping is pretty quick and makes a brief spark. We’ll provide protective dark glasses for you at this stage! Sometimes it takes 2 zaps to fully close the link.
5 Jeffrey then finishes it with a fiberglass buffer
6 You wear your Together Permanent Jewelry as a lasting adornment
The process can take anywhere between ten to fifteen minutes total.
Want to book a private permanent jewelry party with your own crew after hours at our shop in Mill Valley, CA or inquire about an event off-site nearby? Get in touch here: inquire
Permanent Jewelry / FAQ
Do I Need an Appointment?
- We recommend securing your permanent chain by pre-buying. Make your chain and length selection on our website along with your appointment all in the same place. We can adjust length and pricing once you're in our shop.
- We only secure appointments with pre-bought bracelets.
- Walk-ins are welcome based on availability of chain and open time slots but please note, we give priority to appointments. If we run out of chain, we will have more within a few days.
Does the Welding Hurt?
No, permanent jewelry welding is non-invasive and pain free! The permanent jewelry tools are basic tweezers, a clamp and a buffer and the arc welder is a micro zapper making just a small flash. Jeffrey Levin, Poet and/the Bench co-founder, is the in house jeweler who does all the fusing. We place a piece of leather between your skin and the welder to protect from any small sparks. We also provide dark protective glasses for you to wear. Final buffing is done by hand.
How Long is Permanent, Really?
We can’t guarantee anything for forever as we don’t know your lifestyle, but for many the Together Permanent Jewelry lasts years. For others, who use their hands for adventurous or strenuous activities, or have little hands that pull on things, it may need to be re-linked on a shorter schedule. Or a new chain might need to be bought if it has stretched from being pulled.
Anyone under the age of 16 will be required to have a parent or guardian present. We restrict permanent jewelry to children 10 and over. Please be aware that younger children may grow out of it over time and we highly suggest that you keep an eye on the fit as they wear it.
Let's Do This!
Come to Poet and/the Bench in Mill Valley for permanent jewelry and let's celebrate your fave relationships together with someone you love, including yourself!