Senior lifestyle host Elisa DiStefano checks out how permanent bracelets are done at Hitch in Babylon.   

If you want to commemorate a special occasion or find a way to treat yourself, it might be time to get trendy with a piece of permanent jewelry. It's as easy as picking out a chain style, getting measured and having the chain welded on at its two ends. The process is painless and only takes a few minutes to complete.

“It's the new personalized friendship bracelets,” says Danielle Roth, owner of Gray's Jewelers Bespoke in St. James. “It's a chance to have an experience with a loved one, whether it's mother and daughter, husband and wife, girlfriend and boyfriend, sisters or other couples who feel that the piece of permanent jewelry reminds them of each other.”

Permanent jewelry comes in a variety of choices like bracelets, necklaces, rings and even toe rings. 

“When people don't understand what permanent jewelry is about, I tell them it's their chance to create their own piece that's uniquely their own. They don't necessarily have to be coupled up, it can even be for one person,” says Imani Serge, co-owner of Fuse in Glen Cove. “Custom-made jewelry has always been around, but this gives full control to the client, not the jewelers.”

The jewelry can be taken off if needed. “If you have to take one off for an MRI or whatever reason, you can cut the jump ring/round link with a nail clipper, save your bracelet and come back to us and we will weld it back on for free,” says Maria Rivera of BodiLynx.

Most of your time will be spent picking the chain out and then it takes about 10 minutes to size and weld. Here are some locations where you can get permanent jewelry on Long Island:


37 E. Main St., Babylon 

Chains are marked with Forever Fused and come in sterling silver and 14-karat gold and 14-karat hollow gold. Charms include shapes of Long Island, feathers, zodiac symbols and more. Once you pick out your chain with or without a charm, your toe, finger, wrist or neck is measured and as you make a wish, the chain is put on and fused.

Cost Chains start at $38; charms start at $15; appointments recommended

More info 516-519-2494, 

Gray's Jewelers Bespoke

429a North Country Rd., St. James

The chains come in 14-karat white, rose and yellow gold. Charms are also available and permanent jewelry parties can be booked.

Cost Chains start at $11 an inch; charms start at $55 

More info 631-250-9489, 


92 Broadway, Suite 200, Greenlawn

You'll find gold-filled, sterling silver and solid 14-karat yellow gold for bracelets, anklets, necklaces or rings. Yellow gold must be ordered in advance. Charms are available and include birthstones, zodiac signs, hearts and initials.

Cost Chains start at $55; charms start at $15

More info 631-824-4399

Fuse Permanent Jewelry 

50 Glen St., Glen Cove 

The chains come in sterling silver and 14-karat gold for bracelets and anklets. Birthstone rings come in several styles including chain link. Charms are also available for bracelets, anklets and rings. 

Cost Chains starts at $10 an inch; charms start at $20; appointments recommended

More info 516-838-7801, 

Shop Paige

87 Glen Cove Rd., Greenvale

The shop offers a variety of sterling silver and 14-karat yellow and rose gold filled chains. Charms can be added including birthstones, initials, zodiac signs and hearts.

Cost Chains start at $75; charms are $20; appointments recommended

More info 516-978-5377,

Diamond Boutique

77 Main St., Port Washington

Pick from gold-filled, 14-karat, 18-karat and sterling silver chains for bracelets, anklets and necklaces.

Cost Chains start at $60 

More info 516-767-2400

SVS Fine Jewelry

3323 Long Beach Rd., Oceanside

Joseph Daniel and a permanent bracelet customer at the Diamond...

Joseph Daniel and a permanent bracelet customer at the Diamond Boutique in Port Washington. Credit: Kimberly Nahas

Pick from 14-karat gold chains along with charms and gem birthstones.

Cost Chains start at $70; charms start at $50

More info 516-766-2614,  

Blade and Beauty

2241 Wantagh Ave., Unit C, Wantagh 

Along with sterling silver and 14-karat link chains, they also offer seasonal colored enamel for bracelets, anklets, necklaces and rings.

Cost Chains start at $50; charms start at $10

More info 516-749-5546,  


385-10 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Smithtown

The shop offers sterling silver and 14-karat gold-filled chains for bracelets, necklaces, anklets and rings along with charms including initials, birthstones, pearls and more.

Cost Chains start at $50; charms start at $22

More info To make an appointment email:


Roosevelt Field, 630 Old Country Rd., SPC 1079A, Garden City

The store features 14-karat gold bracelets and anklets that get permanently welded on along a variety of charms.

Cost Chains start at $65; charms start at $50 

More info 516-873-5332, 

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