What Is Infinity Jewelry?
Infinity jewelry is made from a small chain with links that are microwelded together, so that there is no clasp, meaning it's not something you can take on and off regularly (that's why it's often called permanent). It's definitely something that takes an expert to create, so there aren't many jewelers who offer the service. Besides Gately in Los Angeles, Catbird in Brooklyn is the most well-known place to get "zapped," as they call it.
Gately said she learned how to weld and started making this kind of jewelry because clasps have always felt clunky. "I love chains because they're super classic, but with so many options and variations, everyone can find something they love," she said. "I think there are a lot of people like me who want pieces of jewelry that aren't fussy or irritating and that provoke a memory every time they look at it. It's a fun experience, and you come away with a beautiful, lasting piece of jewelry."
Gately said many people come to her requesting matching friendship bracelets or couple's jewelry; "That's what I love about it. Couples come in to commemorate an anniversary, friends come in for matching jewels, and both men and women come back multiple times to stack different styles and colors."