Who needs a
Anyone with a chronic medical condition
or allergy, and those taking multiple medications should wear a
medical ID bracelet, pendant or charm. In the event of an emergency,
medical emergency personnel routinely check to see if an unconscious or
unresponsive person is wearing a medical id bracelet or medical pendant.
Having your medical condition (diagnosis) and food or drug allergies in
plain view for the medical emergency personnel can help save your life!
Why should I
buy medical jewelry from Sticky Jewelry?
Our emphasis is on quality and style.
Many of the medical bracelets and pendants we sell are produced exclusively
for us by contracted factories in Europe, Asia, and Mexico. We set the
standard, and we perform the quality assurance testing. If an item doesnít
meet our standards, we donít sell it.
Nearly all of the stainless medical
bracelets and pendants we produce are made with 316L surgical stainless
steel rather than 304 grade stainless. It typically costs about 20% more to
produce an item in surgical stainless steel, but we think itís worth it.
All stainless steel is hypo-allergenic, but 316L surgical stainless steel
has anti-corrosive properties not found in the more common 304 stainless.
316L stainless steel is also known as "marine grade" steel, because itís
highly resistant to chloride corrosion.
The stainless steel medical bracelets
and pendants found in most pharmacies and online stores are typically made
of 304 stainless, which is more likely to corrode when exposed to certain
chemicals, and normal body sweat. Manufacturers arenít required to identify
the exact grade of steel contained in their jewelry products, as they are
with sterling silver or gold, but if a medical bracelet or pendant isnít
stamped with either Ď316Lí or ĎSurgical Steelí, then it probably isnít
surgical stainless steel.
engraving be centered, and will it be readable?
We engrave all of our jewelry on site,
and we have the best engravers in the business. Our apprentice engravers
spend months in training with our certified master engravers before they are
allowed to engrave on their own. We equip them with state of the art
computerized engraving systems to help insure the quality and accuracy of
each inscription. Sticky Jewelry has eight fully computerized engraving
systems at its St. Petersburg, Florida facility.
We understand the importance of
engraving your medical id according to your instructions. Our online
ordering system allows you to include Special Instructions which appear on
the work documents used by the engravers. You can even preview the
inscription in multiple fonts before you order so youíll know exactly how it
will appear. When you receive your order, youíll find a name card enclosed
from the engraving team member who actually engraved your order. The
engravers take pride in their work, and love receiving feedback from
How fast will
my order ship?
We ship all
engraved medical jewelry orders within two to three business days (M-F) from when
the order is placed. So, an order thatís received on a Monday will ship on
or before Thursday of the same week. Then itís simply a matter of what
shipping method is selected to get it from us to you.
Many personalized jewelry companies take
much longer since the engraving is outsourced to a third party. Some have a
standard turnaround time of 10 days to two weeks, and those same companies
charge an extra fee to engrave your order within the same three day
timeframe thatís standard at Sticky Jewelry.
For customers who need their order
engraved and shipped the next day, we offer expedited
engraving service in combination with either FedEx overnight or FedEx 2nd
day air shipping. The charge for expedited engraving service is $10 plus
the cost of the FedEx shipping method selected. If a customer needs his or
her bracelet right away, no one can beat our turnaround time.
An Ďexpeditedí order with FedEx Overnight shipping thatís received on a
Monday will be engraved and shipped on Tuesday, and will be delivered to the
customer on Wednesday. Itís guaranteed, or the shipping and expediting is
If you compare our traditional link
bracelets to the ones most often sold in pharmacies and online stores, you
can see the difference. We offer more styles of medical bracelets and
pendants, and youíll notice that the links on our id bracelets are connected
directly to the engravable plaque. Many bracelet manufacturers use jump
rings, which can grow weak over time, and which detract from the braceletís
sport strap medical bracelets are built to be rugged, yet good-looking.
They're made of fade resistant nylon and polyester, and they're hand
washable. Our ďsnap lockĒ clasp is ideal for younger children. It fastens
the bracelet securely, making it difficult for a young child to remove it.
And, our pre-engraved and engravable 316L surgical stainless steel plaques
slide easily onto the strap so that you can purchase one plaque with several
straps to provide the wearer with more variety.
We are very style conscious! Sticky
Jewelry offers traditional styles, but we also offer trendier bracelet and
pendant styles for children, teens, and adults. Our newest styles include
leather and rubber medical id bracelets, medical charms with lobster clasps
so they can attach to any bracelet, carbon black plated medical dog tag
pendants that reveal a bright silver stainless color when engraved, and
interchangeable faux leather and sport strap bracelets. And, we offer the
option of engraving a medical symbol for free on any of our more-than 2,000
non-medical jewelry items.
What type of
Medical Conditions warrant the wearing of Medical ID Jewelry?
The most common conditions that
necessitate wearing a medical bracelet are
Alzheimer's, Dementia, ADD/ADHD, Heart Disease, Blood Thinners,
Allergies to food and drugs, Insect Allergies, Anemia, Cerebral Palsy, Blood
Disorders, Hearing or Sight Impairment, Hypertension, Ankylosing Spondylitis,
Cystic Fibrosis, Kidney Failure, Emphysema, Parkinsonís and most rare
diseases. Medical id jewelry is also recommended for transplant patients,
persons with special needs, those who are mentally disabled, and those at
risk for stroke.
What type of
information should I engrave on my medical id?
First and foremost, be sure to include
your diagnosis, and any allergies. If youíre taking any prescription drugs
that could affect emergency treatment, they should be listed. And, if
thereís still room, itís wise to include an emergency phone number, and your
name. Any information that doesnít fit on your medical id can be included
on the wallet card thatís provided, but the most important information needs
to be on the medical id itself, since thatís what the EMT will see first.
Summarize your condition with short,
descriptive words since space is limited. We highly recommend you speak
with your physician if you are unsure about what to engrave. If you have a
lot of information, we suggest you consider purchasing one of our dog tag
pendants or the plaques that slide onto our sport strap or faux leather
straps, since these items can accommodate more engraving. The
medical emergency symbol (caduceus) should also appear on the front of all medical id bracelets, pendants and charms to help alert the emergency medical personnel that more information is available. Most medical id bracelets come pre-engraved with the medical emergency alert symbol, but we are able to add that symbol to any of our non-medical items at no charge just for the asking. Simply select Medical Emergency Symbol (No Charge) from the Include a Symbol selection field when placing your order for any non-medical id item.
All of our medical jewelry can be
engraved on both sides, and we offer pre-engraved (via black laser) medical
jewelry for some of the more common diagnoses (which helps you save on
What are the
benefits of wearing medical id jewelry?
If youíre unable to speak, a medical id
bracelet or pendant may save your life. By providing your emergency medical
information when and where itís most needed, you may prevent misdiagnosis
and improper treatment. A medical id speeds the administration of
treatment, and lowers the risk of medical errors.
What type of
engraving do you offer for medical id jewelry?
We offer black laser engraving on nearly all of our medical id alert
bracelets, pendants and charms. We highly recommended black laser engraving
for medical jewelry so the bracelet or pendantís inscription can be read
more easily in a medical emergency.
How long does
it take to get my medical id?
The normal processing time for orders is
3 business days (business days are Monday through Friday). So, if
your order is received on a Monday, for example, it will be engraved and
shipped by Thursday. If the order is received on a Friday, it will be
engraved and shipped by Wednesday of the following week. If you need faster
turnaround, we offer expedited ďnext dayĒ service for just $10 additional.
Expedited Service to learn more.
What does it
cost to engrave my medical id?
Our standard engraving charge per
side of a medical bracelet, medical charm, or medical pendant is just
$5.95 for the first line of a multi-line inscription, and $1.50 per additional
In Summary .
When you add the cost of the jewelry
plus engraving and shipping, then consider the style, quality, and order
turnaround time, youíll quickly discover that Sticky Jewelry offers an
excellent value proposition when compared with other companies that sell
medical id jewelry. We hope that you will come and shop with us soon. It
will be our pleasure to serve you.