@thebabestandard Curious about this permanent jewelry thing!? We are bringing permanent jewelry to our shop in KC && a city near you with our mobile boutique— Let me know what questions you have below #permanentjewelry #permanentjewelrykc #kcboutique #midwestboutique ♬ FEEL THE GROOVE - Queens Road, Fabian Graetz
Here’s some FAQ on our new Permanent Jewelry offering
✨How does it work? Our team will consult with you to design a piece that is perfect for you. We will cut the chain/s to size, do any design welding then we use a specialized welder to close the piece in place on your wrist, ankle or around your neck. The welder runs at extremely low heat and produces only the tiniest spark but closes the link on your new piece.
✨Pricing - Our bracelets start at $75 & go up to $250 for our super unique specialty & statement chains but the average is between $75-100. We have a variety of charms you can add or we can do a mixed chain bracelet. The best place to see current offerings is on our social media. Please note offerings are all first come first serve and may not restock.
✨What is the chain made of? Majority of our chains are gold filled meaning they are 1:20 ratio gold with a high quality jewelers brass core that has been heat bonded. Silver chains are 100% Sterling Silver. This means you’re good to live your life in these chains! We expect these chains to last approximately 1-3 years, although some will need to replace it We are currently testing using ion plated Stainless Steel as a more affordable option. These are an electroplated gold dip over stainless steel. We expect these chains to last approximately 1 year. Shower, workout, swim.
✨What do I need to do to keep my chain in good condition? With proper care, these chains should not turn or tarnish rapidly — Please be sure to keep all chemicals off the chain. If you use any kind of oil or lotion, spray tan, or apply chemicals like sunscreen be sure to rinse the chain off with a little water after applying. This will help protect the gold plating on the chain. Some lifestyle aspects such as a high acidity in the skin or products, sulfur (often found in water sources) or even just our own PH can cause the gold to wear away more rapidly. The Babe Standard can not be held responsible in those circumstances. If you have to get your wedding ring dipped every few years, your gold bracelet likely will only last a few months — select sterling silver, or we can add a clasp so you can wear it only on special occasions
✨How permanent is permanent? While the industry & social media term is permanent jewelry we like to call them welded jewelry! Nothing in life is permanent! We do the best we can to provide you a secure and high quality piece, but jewelry is inherently delicate! I have seen customers who have had permanent jewelry pieces last 3 years, & others who need to replace their piece every few months.
✨What if I need to remove it? No problem. If you need to remove it for any reason stop back in our store or you can use sharp kitchen scissors to do this at home. Find the link we used to close and use your scissors on that gap we welded shut. Keep your chain in a safe place so we can reattach it when you’re ready!! Have an upcoming sports season? Many of our customers tuck their chains into sweat bands or their socks during games with no issue.
✨What if I change my mind? I'm so sorry to hear you've decided permanent jewelry does not fit your lifestyle but all sales are final. We are happy to add a clasp for you so you can keep your high quality bracelet. Please use the form below to request this.
✨What if my permanent jewelry piece breaks? Do I get a refund? All sales are final on permanent jewelry. We will happily repair the piece for you at no cost If you are local to our shop come in anytime convenient for you and we can repair it. If you are not local you can ship it to us and we will add a clasp and send it back until you are able to make it back to us.
✨How many chains do you offer? We have 2 core chain styles our dainty link & Paperclip chain. In addition I have traveled to LA to find some super unique & fun options. The fashion chain options will vary, but at the moment we have 10 chains to choose from - Mostly in gold.
✨I want the sturdiest chain you have! All of our chains are a 26 gauge wire or less. For safety reasons we do not use chains larger than this. Under pressure these chains are designed to break so that they do not cause harm to you. If your dog/child etc pulls on it, it may come off. Do not worry we can repair it. (See above)
✨Do I need an appointment? No! You can stop into our Leawood location. If the staff member/s working are trained & we have availability they’ll be happy to take you on a walk in basis. Appointments will take priority.
✨How do I book an appointment? Right here!! Use the calendar below to request an appointment at our Kansas City shop- located in The Iron District in North Kansas City, MO! We are less than 10 minutes out of downtown Kansas City. We request a $30 non-refundable deposit to hold your appointment. This will apply to your permanent piece of choice. If you need to reschedule please let us know
✨What does the pricing include? Our prices include the cost of your bracelet, the welding of your piece as well as our warranties. All of our permanent pieces have the following guarantees
- Break Warranty -
If your piece ever breaks we will repair it for no cost. If you are local to our shop come in anytime convenient for you and we can repair it. If you are not local you can ship it to us and we will add a clasp and send it back until you are able to make it back to us.
- Tarnish Warranty -
🗓 Within 30 days we will replace the piece with the same chain, or a chain of the same price at no charge, or offer a 50% refund when you return the chain to us (Customer is responsibility for shipping).
🗓 30-90 days we will replace the piece at 50% off or offer a 20% refund when you return the chain to us (Customer is responsibility for shipping)
🗓 Beyond 90 days the customer is responsible for replacement, and no refunds are offered.
- Lost Chain -
To be eligible for a lost chain warranty, the exact same chain must be used and welded to the same part (ie bracelet, anklet etc)
🗓 Within 7 days, we will replace the chain at 100% off, free of charge.
🗓 8-90 days we will replace the piece at 50% off
🗓 90+ days we will replace the chain at 20% off.
✨I got a permanent jewelry piece and am having issues? Please visit this page for additional information & assistance
See you soon!