It’s honest to say that I might reasonably nosh on glass than focus on my well being with anybody however a health care provider, so you’ll be able to think about my horror once I discovered I used to be going to must put on a MedicAlert bracelet.


“It’s dangerous sufficient I’ve to promote my private data in public, however now I’ve to show it on jewelry I wouldn’t be caught useless sporting…,” my internal 20-year-old was wailing.  I do know; dangerous joke. However actually: medical jewelry. When did it come to this?


I tolerated the ranting of my internal brat for a second or two earlier than grown-up me returned and I remembered: this really suits my philosophy. I’ve all the time believed that the issues we put on day by day ought to be lovely and longwearing, and contribute to our high quality of life.

So I’ve been experimenting with bracelets and necklaces for myself, attaching the medical medallions the place I might usually add a crown or a feather or another attraction with attraction.

And I can do it for you too, if you happen to occur to want such a factor.

In terms of medical medallions, there’s a silver lining (and a gold one). You should buy them in sterling silver or different treasured metals and I can incorporate them into the design of any necklace or bracelet you want.

And I’ve been excited about find out how to weave the totally different shapes of medallions into bangles and gemstone bracelets.


We are able to provide you with one thing that lets the member of the family or buddy who will inherit the piece — sometime! a protracted, very long time from now! —  take away it simply.


Sure, there’s one other factor I don’t like speaking about, besides once I’m speaking to brides. They’re delighted by the concept sometime their youngsters and grandchildren will inherit a signature necklace that carries so many reminiscences. And whereas it’s true that, ideally, all our good jewelry will probably be worn lengthy after we’re gone, I simply hate excited about the “gone” half.

In order that’s how I’ve handled my resistance to sporting my medical historical past in public. I’m attempting to make it as lovely as doable now, in order that whoever inherits it will likely be delighted to put on it later. A lot, a lot later.

My first creation is an easy attraction bracelet in an enormous hyperlink silver chain, with a trendy lobster clasp and a few ornamental silver beads. It’s perfect for layering with different items, like my watch, and a easy leather-and-silver-bead bracelet that has been in my wardrobe for years.

However my subsequent life-saving piece might be something that delights my senses. Or yours.


Which is all to say that whereas I’m not up for speaking about my well being, I’m all the time pleased to debate medical jewelry from the aesthetic viewpoint.