Permanent Bracelets Are the Summer Trend We Didn't See Coming (But Are Totally Loving)

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Imagine waking up in the morning already to have your go-to bracelet on without the hassle of trying to clasp it with one hand. We know, we want that, too. While the actual service of having a permanent bracelet put on has been around for quite a while, the trend has resurfaced and is becoming rapidly more popular. Instead of waking up and clasping on your everyday bracelet, a permanent bracelet is just that, permanent and can’t be removed. We love the idea of having a sleek, goes-with-everything piece of jewelry on us “forever” that won’t tarnish or turn your wrist green. The service is performed at select jewelry stores, and if you ask us, is totally worth trying out.

Stores like Catbird in New York City have ushered the trend into the mainstream, and the seamless final product is enough to make us want to book an appointment right now.

How Are Permanent Bracelets Put On?

The process of having a permanent bracelet applied is three-fold: Pick your bracelet, decide on the fit (meaning how loose or tight you want it) and get it welded onto your wrist.

The technician will size your wrist and you can decide how you want it to sit on your skin so it’s as comfy as possible since, ya know, it’s on you permanently. The two ends of the bracelet are welded together and there is no pain involved. In total the process should take no more than 15 minutes.

Oh, by the way, if you ever decide you want to take it off, it’s super easy to do so. According to Catbird, you can just cut it right off with a pair of scissors.

How Much Does a Permanent Bracelet Cost?

The price of a permanent bracelet varies based on where you get it done, but at Catbird, for example, the bracelets start at $98. Choose from rose, yellow and white gold and even add a charm (from $48) if you want a little extra pizzaz.

Where Can I Get It Done?

For right now, permanent bracelets are primarily available in major cities like New York, Chicago, San Francisco, etc. Here are some studios we recommend:

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