DISCOVER THE SOLDERED™ EXPERIENCE
THE ORIGINS OF SARAH & SEBASTIAN'S SOLDERED™ JEWELLERY
Our Creative Director, Sarah Munro, vividly recalls the story of her aunt's visit to the Marais, Paris in the 1970s, where she had a chain permanently soldered to her wrist as a memory of the trip. Inspired by the idea of permanent jewellery, Sarah always aspired to bring the concept to life at SARAH & SEBASTIAN. SOLDERED™, as we know it today, involves a fine bracelet permanently soldered onto the wrists of those not shy of commitment, fondly referred to as “jewellery’s tattoo”.
“We like to think of our SOLDERED™ as jewellery’s version of a tattoo, as every wearer attributes their own meaning to their permanent piece,” says Munro.
A promise, moment in time, or relationship, SOLDERED™ chains have come to signify many different things to our clients. Labelled as the new alternative to traditional friendship bracelets, they often symbolise a connection between friends or lovers, tangibly expressing bonds.
THE SOLDERED™ EXPERIENCE: WHAT TO EXPECT
This unique, in-person experience is hosted at our Chadstone, Strand Arcade, Mosman and Armadale stores and MECCA kiosk. Our solderers tailor each chain to the client by measuring the wrist and cutting the chain to the desired fit (we recommend nice and snug). There is also the option of adding SLIDERS™ of your choice; tiny charms featuring diamonds, opals, hearts or letters. You are then fitted with a protective armband to shield and protect your skin, before the two ends of the chain are soldered together delicately, using a micro-soldering torch. After a quick test of durability, with a few strong tugs, the chain is given a final polish, leaving you with a seamless, SOLDERED™ bracelet.
In 2022, the brand introduced the SOLDERED™ Ring, which follows the same custom-fit process as the Bracelet, however, in this case, the chain is carefully soldered together and polished off the body.
“SARAH & SEBASTIAN have always sought to challenge traditional jewellery, by rebelling against convention with our manufacturing techniques and innovative approach, Soldered is an extension of this ethos,” says co-founder Robert Sebastian Grynkofki of the service.
SOLDERED™ chains are made from solid 10-karat or 18-karat gold, ensuring that they won’t tarnish or dull over time from swimming, showering or just daily wear. If for any reason they need to be removed, we simply recommend cutting at the jump ring so that it may be re-soldered at an aftercare appointment. During our aftercare appointments, you can add additional SLIDERS™ to existing bracelets and rings to personalise and stylise your piece.
BOOK A SOLDERED™ APPOINTMENT
Appointments for the original SOLDERED™ experience are available to book throughout the week at various locations including our Mosman, Armadale, Chadstone and Strand Arcade stores. We recommend moving quickly though, as these appointments tend to fill up fast!
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The Strand Arcade store opening