Medical alert jewelry has one main purpose – to be functional. It has important information that could save your life in an emergency.
Traditionally, medical ID jewelry consisted of dog tags and large labels. If you’re like me, you probably aren’t too thrilled about them. It can make you feel different and be a conversation starter, even when you don’t want to talk about your medical issues.
But thanks to innovative and stylish designers, today there’s a range of fashionable medical alert jewelry out there. Keep reading as we outline some of the trendiest designs in medical ID jewelry.
Trust me, you’ll want to wear these stylish items. Let’s get started!
Stylish Medical ID Jewelry Designs
Gone are the days when wearing medical alert jewelry was something you had to grudgingly do, when they used to be boring and unimaginative.
If you like classy pieces of jewelry (and who doesn’t!) then your medical ID can definitely fall into this category. You can choose pieces to suit all aspects of your life – active, formal and dressy events and casual everyday wear.
Here are some of our favorite stylish designs.
1. Medical ID cuffs
Cuffs have a dressier, more formal look than regular bracelets, and we think these gold plated designs are just that. Stylish and dressy, the little logo identifying it as a medical ID piece is small and discreet, yet clear enough for healthcare professionals to find it. Can’t go wrong with this one!
2. Casual Silicone Bands
If you’re into casual, playful designs, these colorful silicon bands might be more your thing. They are perfect for the outdoors and for the sporty at heart. Unlike most of the other types of ID jewelry on this list, silicone bracelets are the most affordable.
3. A Classy Pendant
While pendants may be harder to access than a piece of jewelry on your hand, some people prefer them over bracelets. Choose a pendant that showcases the logo clearly. On a side note, because Aslepius’ rod is a stylish historical symbol, it blends in beautifully with any jewelry.
4. Trendy Bracelet
Keep it classy with an easy to access but still stylish bracelet. You can also find interchangeable bracelets, like this stylish one, that allow you to mix and match different designs. That way, you don’t have to keep buying new medical ID jewelry each time you want a different look.
5. Strap It to Your Watch
Rather than picking out an entire piece of jewelry, why not opt for a tag that you can attach to your watch strap? Most of us wear a watch, especially smart watches, and these tags easily slip onto the strap.
6. Medical Alert Ring
If you don’t like the feeling of a bracelet on your hand, a ring is an excellent option. Rings are easy to see and access by healthcare professionals in an emergency. They look good and they blend in with other jewelry.
What to Consider When Choosing Medical ID Jewelry
We don’t all see eye-to-eye on fashion and jewelry. It makes sense then that there should be a variety of options available for our medical alert jewelry as well.
There are many styles available online making it easy for you to choose exactly what you’re after. You can choose from quiet, classic pieces to louder, more statement pieces depending on your personality and style.
Also consider whether or not the medical ID tag is interchangeable or not. You can purchase one tag, and use many different bracelets. You can also have a permanently fixed tag to a bracelet.
Always ensure that the material is designed for daily use. Consider durable materials like stainless steel, gold plated, rhodium plated, and so on.
If you spend a lot of time in pools or washing your hands, consider whether the material is waterproof. Silicone and stainless steel can take regular baths, whereas some other materials may not.
If you have metal sensitivities, then don’t forget to choose a hypoallergenic material. Again, silicone and stainless steel are perfect in this case, but plated metals can cause sensitivities.
It’s also important to consider whether the piece can be easily seen. Bracelets are the best option, and where most emergency health professionals will look immediately. Necklaces are fine too, but not as easily accessible as jewelry on your wrist or hands.
Medical ID jewelry should be stylish, but they should also do their job – that is, be accessible and have the information required by healthcare professionals.
Hopefully these recommendations help you find the right piece for you.
One final thing. Make sure that your medical jewelry is comfortable. After all, you will be wearing it on a daily basis. Have fun shopping for your new piece of jewelry. It will likely be the most useful piece of jewelry you will ever own!