Thursday, July 3, 2008

3 Tips for Buying a Magnetic Necklace

3 Tips for Buying a Magnetic Necklace

For pain relief in the upper body and head, a magnetic necklace is a common choice. A common dilemma, however, among those looking to buy is how to choose one. Here are 3 tips to use when buying magnetic jewelry for your neck.

Whether you're buying for it pain therapy or for just plain looks, you'll need to know several things about choosing a magnetic necklace. First, you'll want to be familiar with the types of necklaces and how they are designed to be worn. Second, you'll need to know about the differences in quality. Not only is the quality of the craftsmanship important, but also the strength and quality of the magnets themselves. Lastly, you'll want to understand how the differences in magnetic necklaces fits your style.

  1. The right type of necklace - There are a few styles of magnetic necklaces, so you'll want to make sure you get the right one for you. First, is the lariat. Lariat necklaces have no clasp, and wrap around your neck using the magnets in them to stay fastened. Lariats, also called "wraps" or "snakes," are usually 36 or 37 inches, and can be worn in several different ways around the neck. They can wrap a full turn, or less than a full turn around the neck. When worn this way the remainder of the beads hang below the neck, usually with the two sides joined in a straight line. They can wrap more than one full turn around the neck with a remainder, or they can coil around the neck like a collar. They can also be worn around the wrist or ankle, although they will obviously coil more times. Because of their length, these typically have the most magnets of any type of necklace. Unlike the lariat, the other types of magnetic necklaces are more like traditional necklaces with a clasp. The difference, of course, is that the clasp is usually magnetic. These necklaces can be made in different sizes, so be sure to get the right size for you. You'll find these necklaces plain, or with charms that are sometimes magnetic as well. A hematite cross is a popular magnetic charm. You'll find both the lariats and the traditional shape magnetic necklaces with or without accent beads. These accents beads can be magnetic hematite beads, or some type of non-magnetic bead. Higher quality necklaces will sport accents such as hematite, freshwater pearls, or semi-precious stones in turquoise, cherry quartz, or agate. These necklaces are more expensive, and also usually have stronger, higher quality magnets. Be alert that the better lariats will have as many as 48 high powered magnets.
  2. Quality - There are two aspects to the quality. The first is the craftsmanship, and the second is the quality of materials used. As I've mentioned, higher quality necklaces usually use higher quality accent beads, and more powerful magnets. If you're interested in pain relief, powerful magnets are a must. Watch out for lesser quality products. A high quality maker of magnetic jewelry will choose stronger magnets, and higher quality accents. Look for a craftsperson who creates custom-made designs in magnetic jewelry, rather than one of the mass-produced pieces. These custom pieces will more than likely be using higher powered magnets and materials.
  3. Style - You'll have to weigh all these differences against your personal style. Some people love the versatility of the lariat, while others prefer a more traditional look. Some enjoy the elegance and color of semi-precious stones, while others prefer the clean high-tech look of the polished black hematite. Cloisonne, lady bugs, and seasonal beads are very popular.

If you weren't familiar with the ins and outs of magnetic necklace buying, I hope this primer has you up to speed. Choosing the right type of necklace is important, especially for pain relief purposes. You'll have to decide whether you like the flexibility of the lariat, or the look of the traditional style.

You'll also want to ensure that your necklace has the quality to last. In addition, you'll need it to have the right number of high powered magnets if you're wearing it for therapy purposes. Once you've got those concerns taken care of, buying to match your style is your key to long lasting enjoyment.

Kurt Schmitt is an online journalist who writes about Magnetic Jewelry and magnetic therapy.

Watch Clasps

Watch Clasps Explained

Watch Buckles and Clasps Watch buckles and clasps come in many different styles and configurations. It would be impossible to list and display all of them, so we have attempted to describe in some detail the main types as well as provide some definition to the terms. The terms clasp and buckle are mostly interchangeable. Buckle usually refers to the strap type band while a clasp is usually associated with a metal bracelet. However, we will use the terms interchangeably here.

It is the part of the watch that either opens or separates allowing the watch to fit around the hand. Typically, the buckle is then latched together in some form. Deployment Clasp A deployment clasp is the type where the clasp opens out and folds. It locks in place with a small hook type latch. In this example we are looking at a Seiko 5 Automatic watch.The clasp then folds out in to thirds enabling the watch to fit over the hand. Pushbutton Deployment Clasp A pushbutton deployment clasp is the same as a regular deployment clasp, however in order for it to be released, you must pinch the buttons on either side of the clasp.

In this example we are looking at a Ladies Citizen Titanium Corso.The pushbutton is a security feature to prevent the clasp from opening on its own. Fold-over Pushbutton Deployment Clasp Some watches like the Citizen Titanium Skyhawk have two security features. This model has a fold-over snapping latch that secures the whole clasp as well as having the pushbutton feature.The fold-over latch is first flipped out allowing the claps to be deployed by pushing in the buttons on either side.The bracelet is then extended to its full size to fit over the hand. Hidden Deployment Clasp A hidden deployment clasp is the type where the clasp is invisible when it is being worn.

The ends of the bracelet come together to meet so that none of the clasp shows. This is done to help the appearance. In this example we are showing a Movado Mens Sport Edition watch.These types of clasps are sometimes referred to as butterfly clasps because they open on both sides characteristic of a butterfly's wings.The bracelet is then extended to its maximum length.Some hidden deployment clasps have pushbutton release mechanisms on them for added security. Such is the case with this Movado Valor. Jewelry Clasp A jewelry clasp is the simplest of all clasps. It is a latch that snaps closed around a bar.

Shown here is a Movado Ladies Harmony.It is released by gently lifting the clasp and unsnapping it from the latch bar. Strap Buckle A strap buckle (Also known as a Tang buckle) is a simple pin system that holds a strap in place by being secured through one of a series of holes in the strap. This is also common on many belts. Show here is a Wenger Avalanche. Specialty Strap Buckle Some straps have special deployment type clasps attached to them. This Movado Strap Eliro has a rubber strap that has a pushbutton deployment clasp attached to it for easy removal. The clasp also allows the strap to be pulled through allowing for a perfect fit around the wrist.

Magnetic Clasp Bracelet

Your Jewelry Fits Right And Stays Secure

The good thing about a magnetic clasp bracelet is that you put it on and it stays on. Since you're most likely aiming to treat some muscle, joint and tendon problems in your arms and wrists, it's only fair that you look for one bracelet that fits right and stays secure. There are several varieties available today at designated shops and jewelers. Here's how to find the right piece for you.

The Magnetic Clasp

The clasp of the bracelet itself is magnetic and can give anywhere from 2,000 to 5,000 gauss as needed by the wearer. You may also choose to increase the strength of the magnetic field by adding more magnets to the design or choosing a larger clasp. The clasps usually are equipped with safety snap to make sure that your jewelry stays on as needed without any risk of accidental snapping or losing. The mechanism is very convenient since you can easily take off the bracelet if you're taking a shower or going for a swim although everything usually is waterproof.

There are different types of magnetic clasps available depending on the style and design you need. Lobster and spring clasps are very traditional which has an adjustable hooking device that snaps on a loop or ring at the opposite end of the bracelet. These are harder to close however since fixing the lobster or spring requires steady small fingers with semi-grown nails. Newer models use a quick and easy latch-on mechanism wherein a rigged portion of one end of the bracelet perfectly fits and locks onto the miniature bars uniquely set at the opposite end. These are all magnetized as well so you get to double the security as the two opposite ends attract to each other.

Can the Clasps Heal?

Magnetic therapy or the use of magnetic bracelets and other jewelry for the purpose of pain and inflammation relief has been quite popular in recent years. First and foremost, magnetic clasps are not intended to medically treat individuals with chronic problems in their muscles and joints. The magnetic clasp bracelets specifically are intended to help hold the ends of the jewelry in addition to the clasp mechanism for added security. Take note that strengths of the magnetic clasps are kept only at minimal or regular intensities so that they merely attract to each other. The size of the clasps is also relatively small to produce any significant effects on affected areas.

The Real Healing Magnets

It would be a better idea to introduce solid magnetic materials that have higher strengths and can cover a broader area if you expect results. Gold, silver, copper, stainless steel and titanium are the usual metals that are magnetized with magnetic fields ranging as much as 20,000 to 30,000 gauss. Hematite beads are also said to have positive magnetic effects. You will see a variety of designs featuring these metals together with magnetic clasps. Basically, the magnetic clasp is very affordable and you can get these for as low as $4.50 depending on the design and material.

Too Much Magnet

There are no known side effects on applying very high amounts of magnetic force to your body. Just be sure that you keep other sensitive items like watches and compasses away. People with metal pins and plates surgically placed inside their bodies should consult their doctor first before application. A magnetic clasp bracelet is intended to add security to the piece so that it stays in place for as long as you expect it to. You may also find cheap materials like plastic, wooden and glass beads, silicone and other plastics made into bracelets but still using magnetic clasps to make them very easy and secure to wear.

Susan Barcelon is a successful Webmaster and publisher of She provides more resources on topics such as magnetic clasp bracelet, discount tennis bracelets and magnetic wrap necklace that you can research on her website even while lounging in your living room.

Clever Clasp

Never Fight With Another Tiny Stubborn Necklace or Bracelet Clasp Again!

Most of you have seen the Clever Clasp advertised on TV. I paid this commercial no attention when I first saw it, but my Wife zeroed in the first time she saw it.

You see, she's all the time complaining that the clasp's on her necklaces and bracelets are too small or too hard to get hooked. She has some nice pieces of jewelry that she no longer wears because the clasp are too small or just too hard to get hooked.

She relies on me to hook the clasp a lot of the time now. I have huge hands and poor eyesight. Not a combination made for dealing with tiny stubborn jewelry clasp.

She dropped me several strong hints that she wanted a set of Clever Clasp for Mothers Day. I was skeptical, however she was persistent that she had to have those magnetic jewelry clasp for Mothers Day or else. We all know that if Momma's not happy, no ones happy. Needless to say, she got a set of Clever Clasp for Mothers Day.

She absolutely loves her set, in fact she actually ordered Clever Clasp for all her necklaces and bracelets.

I believe one thing that sets Clever Clasp away from other magnetic jewelry clasp is the strength of the magnets and the durability of the clasp. I figured they'd fail or break in short order, but the Clever Clasp my wife purchased have been very durable.

Another side benefit that my Wife loves about these clasp are that they allow her to wear some of her bracelets and necklaces that were just a tad short or had broken clasp.

I've also put these on our 4 year old's play necklaces and bracelets. She was all the time running into our home Office saying "Daddy, hook my necklace!" With these magnetic clasp, she can hook her own necklaces and bracelets and I get some piece and quiet!

Don is the Webmaster at The Biggest Loser forums. He's written an in depth review of the Clever Clasp after his Wife commented that she wanted a set for Mothers Day. He felt like others had the same problems that his wife had and so he posted his review on the blog. Click here to read the Clever Clasp review.

Magnetic Clasp

Product Description

Simply attach the clasps to your existing jewelry. Hold the end of the necklace and place it close to the other end. The magnets will clasp and your necklace will be securely in place. Works well for those who have difficulty attaching small jewelry clasps.

These easy to use Magnetic Clasps will fit any existing necklace, chain, and most bracelets. Stays secure when in use. Choose from gold or silver tone.

Magnetic Clasp - Magnetic Jewelry Clasps

Do you have trouble securing your necklace, bracelet or chain? Our Magnetic Clasp will change a standard necklace, bracelet or chain clasp to one with a magnetic clasp, making it simple and easy to close.

We have found these magnetic jewelry clasps to be the best of quality with durable strength. And best of all - the clever clasp design does not require a jeweler to install. You can do it yourself by easily connecting the magnetic converter clasp to any necklace or bracelet that has a traditional claw and loop.

The Magnetic Jewelry Clasp has been very helpful for those with arthritis, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel or any other hand condition. It is also great for those with trouble attaching small jewelry clasps. Please note the magnetic adapter can be a bit challenging for someone with weakened hand conditions, but once it's on, it makes putting on and removing the jewelry feasible.

Don't give up wearing jewelry you've always loved with the necklace/bracelet converter. These easy to use Magnetic Clasp will fit any existing necklace, chain and most bracelets and stays secure when in use.

How it works:

  • Simply attach the clasps to your existing jewelry
  • Hold the end of the necklace and place it close to the other end.
  • The magnets will clasp and your necklace will securely in place.
Stop fumbling with your tiny necklace clasps. Put on your favorite necklace in one easy step with the Magnetic Necklace Clasp!

Magnetic Jewelry Clasp Features:

  • Clasps are available in Silver or Gold
  • Easy to attach to any necklace, bracelet or other chain loop
Magnetic Necklace Clasp

Compare our elegant, small, versatile and obviously strong magnetic jewelry converters to our competitor! Not only does the size of the competitor's jewelry converter make your necklace or bracelet too long, but it also tends to swing around to the front more often due to its weight. Also, the magnetic strength is notably weak compared to the ones we choose to carry. You can rely on ours to always hook together properly and securely and help you avoid losing your jewelry.

Health Jewelry

Magnetic Clasps for Health Jewelry

No more hassling with tiny jewelry clasps.

Magnetic jewelry clasps hold tight yet separate with ease. Each clasp requires 2 round or square magnetic beads on each end. The magnets are the last to be strung and then the string is knotted.
The clasp can be separated at either end and will snap together again when held close to the beads,

yet it will not come apart with an accidental tug.
Elderly people, those with arthritis, joint problems, or hand injures can still fasten their own

bracelets, anklets, and necklaces with ease. Clasps come in packs of 12.