Shopping for women’s medical ID jewelry is different than shopping for any other type of jewelry, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be easy and even fun! When looking for a ladies’ medical alert bracelet or necklace, there are five main elements to keep in mind.
Custom engraving makes medical IDs more effective
Some medical alert bracelets are pre-engraved with common conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy, or food allergies, which is fine for a backup or temporary solution. But in the long run, the most effective medical alert necklace or bracelet is one that is custom engraved with your personal information including your full name, chief medical condition(s), treatment consideration(s), any allergies, and at least one emergency contact phone number preceded by the letters ICE for In Case of Emergency.
Interchangeability saves you money on medical alert jewelry
Interchangeable medical alert bracelets, also called Mix and Match, are the most cost-effective choice for building out your collection. These clever, custom engravable medical IDs consist of a bracelet strand with an easily removable medical ID tag. Not only does this mean you can move your ID tag from one bracelet to another to suit your mood or activity (all without having to buy multiple ID tags), but it also means that, should your information change, you can simply order a new medical alert tag that will still work beautifully with all of your medical ID bracelet strands.
The best medical ID jewelry starts with great materials
Women’s medical alert jewelry shouldn’t just help keep you safe; it should also be safe and comfortable to wear. Some companies sell very cheap medical alert bracelets, which seem like a great deal until your engraving turns out to be screen printing that rubs off or the “stainless steel” turns out to be base metal that causes an uncomfortable reaction. Lauren’s Hope uses the highest quality rotary and laser engraving methods for wear-proof, lasting engravings on our nickel-free, surgical-grade stainless steel medical alert tags.
Measuring your wrist for a medical ID bracelet is worth it
Most of our ladies’ medical alert bracelets are available in a range of sizes. Far from a “one size fits all” model, Lauren’s Hope strives to ensure that your ID fits you comfortably. That’s why we ask that you take a snug (just flush to the skin, not tight) wrist measurement when placing your order. We will do the rest so that you end up with a med ID bracelet that fits beautifully. Plus, you can shop with confidence knowing that we offer resizing services on our custom-sized women’s medical ID bracelets. People have lots of questions about measuring and sizing. Here are two of the most common:
“What size medical ID bracelet do I wear?”
Sizing varies by style, so there is no single answer to, “What size medical alert bracelet do I wear?” For instance, some bracelets are thicker than others, so they have to be a little longer to fit around your wrist the same way a thinner bracelet might. The good news is that we test each style to figure out exactly how long your bracelet needs to be for a great fit. All we need is a wrist measurement to go by, and we do the rest!
“How do I measure my wrist for a woman’s medical alert bracelet?”
We know this can be a little tricky. After all, most people don’t happen to have soft dressmaker’s measuring tapes handy at all times! Not to worry. We’ve got you covered.
- Take a piece of string or dental floss and wrap it around your wrist. Mark the string where it criss-crosses on your wrist so you are marking two points of the string.
- Lay the string flat against a ruler with one marking lined up with the “Zero” line (not necessarily the end of the ruler).
- Note the location of the other mark on the string. This is your wrist measurement.
Where you shop for your med alert makes a huge difference
Whether for kids, men, or ladies, medical ID accessories are personal purchases. Be wary of disreputable websites that may not secure your personal engraving and payment information. Lauren’s Hope is an American medical ID company based in the Kansas City, Missouri area. We process your order on our secure website, engrave your medical alert in our locked facility, and never send your order out to third-party vendors for fulfillment. From the moment you enter your information on our secure site to the second your sealed order leaves our locked facility for shipping, it is only ever handled by background-checked, highly trained Lauren’s Hope personnel.
The best medical ID bracelet is one you can wear comfortably and confidently. At Lauren’s Hope, we offer women’s medical alert jewelry to meet every style, material, engraving, and sizing need. Looking for more information? Visit our FAQ page or Contact Us for personal assistance.
As Director of Sales, Marketing, and Business Development for Lauren’s Hope, Tara Cohen is often the voice of Lauren’s Hope. Whether she’s writing the Lauren’s Hope blog, crafting a marketing email, or describing a new product, Cohen brings a little personal touch to everything she creates.
Part of the LH team since 2012, Cohen has spent years learning about various medical conditions and what engravings are most helpful for each.
In addition to her years of experience at Lauren’s Hope and all of the research she puts into writing for LH, Cohen draws on her own life experiences to bring a human touch to the LH blog.