Which Medical ID is right for me?
Things to think about when choosing the medical ID that's right for you.
How and where do you typically wear your Medical ID?
First, think about your current lifestyle
- You take your jewelry off before you go to bed
- You put it on after you shower
- You leave it on all the time including baths and showers
Exercise & Swimming
- You swim in chlorinated water
- You spend time in a hot tub
- You exercise regularly
Do you prefer interchangeable or non-interchangeable bracelets?
Interchangeable means it comes in two parts that can be separated. Non-interchangeable is a single piece that has the tag permanently affixed to the band
- Two parts: one is your custom engraved medical ID tag and the other is the bracelet it attaches to
- You can have as many bracelets as you like with same ID tag
- Attach up to three bracelets to your tag to create a stacked look
- The ID tag is permanently affixed to the band
- The band can be made from materials that range from stainless steel to silicone
- Usually made from materials that can be worn 24 hours a day /7 days a week
Which type of metal should I choose for my medical ID?
Medical ID jewelry is made from many types of materials -- all of which have differing affects on the durability of the product
- The most durable material to use when making medical ID jewelry
- Waterproof and hypoallergenic
- Strong and versatile
- Considered best for swimming or hot tubs
Gold, gold filled, sterling silver, rhodium plated, etc
- Allows for more complex, higher end looking jewelry
- Often incorporate cubic zirconia, natural gemstones, crystals and beads
- Consider this for more upscale looking medical ID jewelry
What other things do I need to consider when choosing my medical ID?
People who need a medical ID need to wear it every day, so you may consider the following:
Waterproof or not?
- If you spend time in a pool or hot tub, consider stainless steel
- It's not the water that creates the issue, it's the chemicals
- Exposing jewelry to shampoo, gels and lotions can affect the finish of your jewelry over time
- Consider having one for dressy occasions, every day, exercise and activities, swimming
- There is a wide array of styles and options available
- For dexterity challenges or if you struggle to put a bracelet on consider:
- styles that stretch or have magnetic clasps
- easy release buckle closures pin tuck closures
- pin tuck closures
Should I wear a bracelet or a necklace?
The choice is yours but consider the following: