Permanent Jewellery: What to Know and Where to get it

Swap out your childhood friendship bracelets with timeless 14K gold chains.
Published: June 14, 2024
Permanent Jewellery: Everything you Need to Know and Where to get it
Photo: Courtesy of Curious Creatures

When we think of friendship bracelets we think of fond tokens of childhood like colourful chunky beads tied together with elastic string. The popular trend of permanent jewellery is essentially a modern day, more grown-up version of the friendship bracelet. The process was started by New York label Catbird, that involved welding the ends of the chains together in place of where a clasp would usually be on a bracelet, necklace or even and anklet. While the pieces are timeless, genderless and fuss-free, such jewellery is intended to symbolise meaningful connections, and to commemorate a cherished moment in life—attached to the association of permanence and enduring relationships.

The great thing about this jewellery is that while indeed permanent, it is not as difficult to remove as let's say a tattoo. All you need is a pair of pilers, and given that the jewellery is typically made from 14K gold, it will be durable for those that intend to keep it on forever but fine enough to be snapped off, if needed. Why not celebrate a meaningful relationship with matching permanent bracelets to express your love and commitment to a best friend, a significant other, a parent or anyone, for that matter? Ahead we've listed seven Singapore-based jewellers that offer permanent jewellery services, take a look!

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Curious Creatures

Curious Creatures was one of the first local brands to hop on this trend, offering conventional pieces and services like ear piercing and permanent jewellery. The brand offered the trendy service using a selection of solid gold chains in 14K yellow gold, 14K white gold, and 14K rose gold, ranging from $115 to $369 for a bracelet. Various charms are available to spice up the permanent arm candy, including initial charms, different shapes like hearts and stars, diamond-embellished charms and birthstone charms ranging from $69 to $189.

Curious Creatures is loacted at 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard, B3-37, Singapore 238801 (tel: 9664 8587). For more information visit their website. Click here to make an appointment.

Holly Gray

Holly Gray, a homegrown fine jewellery brand, chose its name inspired by the term "holy grail", priding themselves on timeless everyday pieces you can turn to for quality and chic contemporary style. They offer permanent jewellery service, or "Flash Bracelets", at their private studio, by appointment only. Holly Gray offers 14K yellow and white gold with seven chains ranging from $120 to $215 and $120 to $250, respectively. They also provide a variety of fun-shaped charms to add trendy flair to your permanent accessory, ranging from $75 to $110. These shapes include hearts, bunnies, flowers and bows, which are made of 14K gold and enamel for colourful pieces

Holly Gray is located at 15 Paya Lebar Rd, B1-03, Staytion Spaces, Singapore 409049. For more information visit their website. Click here to make an appointment.

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Soami embraces timeless simplicity with its specialised artisanal demi-fine jewellery. They take pride in their trademarked permanent jewellery and their BONDED experience. They offer a versatile range of 14K yellow gold vermeil chains, and prices range from $82 to $92 for a bracelet. Embellishments can be made with their 14K gold vermeil charm in classic shapes and customisable initials, numbers and birthstone charms. Various gemstone nugget charms are also available in amethyst, citrine, aquamarine and many others, each displaying unique patterns and colouring.

Soami is located at 252 North Bridge Rd, #03-27 Raffles City, Singapore 179103 (tel: 8031 3068). For more information visit their website. Click here to book an appointment.

Wanderlust + Co.

Founded in the Malaysian city of Kuala Lumpur, Wanderlust + Co. has made a name for itself by supplying a versatile range of affordable, hypoallergenic and long-lasting jewellery. The welding experience is available at one of their two stores by appointment or walk-in. Their selection of chains is made of 14K solid yellow gold with three options to choose from, ranging from $109 to $299.

Wanderlust + Co. is located at B1-50, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road, Singapore, 238872 (tel: 8874 2140). For more information visit their website. Click here to book a appointment.


Eternalize specialises in permanent jewellery, and they've got you covered with anything from bracelets, necklaces, anklets, and rings. Their chains come in sterling silver or 14K gold fill with eleven different choices, including a heart-shaped "Valentine" chain and a "Lucky 8" chain, with bracelets ranging from $78 to 98. Charms can also be added on to customise your permanent bracelet with classic initials and shapes, as well as a bunny- or sun-shaped charm for $25 to $35.

Eternalize is located at #06-01, 74 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058704. For more information visit their website. Click here to book a appointment.

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Zenlove is a Singapore based jeweller providing ethically-sourced jewels and gemstone expertise. They offer the permanent jewellery service for bracelets and anklets with an impressive selection of 12 chains to choose from, in 14K solid gold in yellow, white or rose hues, priced at $58 to $168. What makes Zenlove special is that they have the option of unique chains linked with colourful enamel for those who love a fun pop of colour. Also, in addition to the classic heart or star-shaped charms and your timeless dazzling gems ranging from $52 to $108, Zenlove provides an opportunity for you to create a custom charm for $58++.

Zenlove is located at 32 Ang Mo Kio Ind Park 2, Sing Industrial Complex, Singapore 569510 (tel: 9635 9858). For more information visit their website. Click here to book an appointment.

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