About our Jewellery
- British Jewellers Association
We are proud to be members of the British Jewellery Association (BJA), and are committed to providing the best service and standard of jewellery possible for our members.
We also abide by the BJA Code of Ethics, which means that we:
- Maintain the highest level of integrity and adhere to sound business practices.
- Clearly indicate the true quality of products offered on sale.
- Provide a standard of product and service of the highest possible quality, commensurate with price.
- Have a clear guarantee policy on all jewellery.
We guarantee that your jewellery will be made to the highest standards by our expert jewellers and it will be delivered to you in pristine condition.
In the unlikely event that you have a problem with the jewellery in the first 12 months, (that is not due to everyday wear and tear), you can return the jewellery item to us for inspection and we will either repair or replace it.
Your statutory rights are not affected by this guarantee.
- Handcrafted by our team of jewellers
Every piece of MedicAlert jewellery is handcrafted, which allows us to cater for specific sizing needs or other adjustments. We go out of our way to make sure that every emblem is unique, and receives the care and attention our members deserve.
Our collection of jewellery suits all tastes, and we work hard to create fresh designs that keep up with the latest trends. We use the leading design software to prototype new emblem styles, make refinements and view the designs from all possible angles. We then produce each item in our own facility, using a combination of traditional machinery and laser technology.
- Why assay marks matter
The UK Hallmarking system protects consumers by independently testing the metal content of silver and gold jewellery.
Assay marking is important because precious metals such as gold and silver are often too soft to be used in their pure form. They are usually combined with small amounts of metals such as copper to make the alloy more suitable for the jeweller to work with.
At MedicAlert, we insist on using the best quality precious metals. So when you see the assay mark on your gold or silver I.D. jewellery, you can trust in the purity of the piece.
To learn more about Assay Marks, visit the Birmingham Assay Office.
- Choosing the right disc size
Every MedicAlert jewellery item is expertly and individually made for you; which includes the engraving on the back of your disc.
Our medically trained staff will review the medical conditions, allergies and medication you have noted and create your membership record within our database. Our medical advisors use their expertise and the ABC principles of resuscitation to ensure that vital information is engraved on your disc. Full details are of course held within your membership record, which is accessible 24 hours a day via our emergency number.
We have a range of jewellery to suit the way you live your life without limits. When choosing your I.D. jewellery, you will see that some of the discs are available in different sizes. The size of the discs largely dictates how much information can be engraved. These icons, along with the physical measurements of each disc, appear alongside every product in our online shop:
If we are unable to fit all your vital details on the disc you have chosen, one of our medical advisors will contact you. They will discuss your request and be able to help you choose a different item.
If there is space on your disc, we can also engrave details such as blood type, organ donor or your name. The inclusion of vital details for the ABC principles of resuscitation are our priority, but if you would like to try to include additional wording, space permitting, please include the details on your order form.
- Choosing the right size bracelet
Measuring your wrist correctly
It is very important that your MedicAlert jewellery fits you properly, so that it will be both secure and comfortable. Many people estimate their wrist size and this can result in a poorly fitting emblem which you may lose easily.
Your disc will be made to order by our team of jewellers. You just need to let us know the exact size you need. It is your responsibility to get this measurement correct when you place your order.
How to measure your wrist
Use a tape measure to measure your wrist around the widest point. We recommend you do this 2 or 3 times until you get a consistent measurement. Please use a soft dressmakers tape and record the result in centimeters.
Once you have your wrist measurement, you will need to add some extra allowance to get the right fit.
Another way to decide what length bracelet to order is to take a bracelet that you already own, and like the fit of, and measure it.
Most of our members find this guide helpful, but you will need to choose the right fit for you.
Getting the right fit - Chains and Beads
There are two things you need to consider – the weight of the chain/beads, and how loose you would like the bracelet to fit. The following table gives general guidance, but you need to choose what's right for you. Just keep in mind that chunkier styles need a bit longer measurement to accommodate the size of the chain links or beads.
Suggested extra allowance
Suggested extra allowance
Suggested extra allowance
Such as Classic and Figaro bracelets
Such as Milano, Byzantine, Single Link or any of our mid-weight bracelets.
Such as Heart, Sienna, Roma, Napoli, Shamballa or any of our chunkier beaded bracelets
Normal Fit Add 1.5 cm Add 2 cm Add 2.5 cm Loose Fit Add 2.5 cm Add 3 cm Add 4cm
Getting the right fit – Straps
With a strap-style disc, you still need to add some extra allowance to get the right fit. Our straps tend to be wider, as they get longer, so most members find that they need to add extra allowance.
Strap Style Suggested extra allowance Small Sports Band
Add 1 cm Medium Sports Band
Add 1.5 cm Large Sports Band
Add 2.5 cm
- Choosing the right length necklace
To choose the right length necklace, you need to consider how long you would like it to hang. One helpful way to choose the right length is to measure a necklace that already fits you well. We’ll need the measurement in centimetres, so please use a soft dressmaker’s tape measure or download this ruler.
For general guidance please consult the table below:
40 cm Choker length 43 – 48 cm At the collarbone 50 cm A few inches below the collarbone 55 cm At or below the neckline 60 cm Below the neckline
We advise that our necklaces are suitable for children aged 11 and above.
- What jewellery is suitable for people with metal allergies?
Nickel is a naturally occurring bright coloured metal, which is added to metal alloys to make them shiny, hard and durable. Without nickel and other base metals, most types of stainless steel, silver and gold would be too soft to work with. Nickel is commonly found in cookware, cutlery, coins, and naturally occurs both in our food and the environment around us. But some people suffer from an allergy to nickel (or other metals), on contact with the skin.
To deliver the quality and finish that you would expect from MedicAlert I.D. jewellery, our metal types may contain small amounts of nickel and other base metals. It just isn't practical to monitor the tiny detailed composition of every metal component in our range. All of the silver (925) and gold (9 carat) that we work with meets strict quality standards and has been hallmarked by the UK Assay Office, but the precise alloy of each component may be ever so slightly different based on which supplier we have sourced each component from. Many of our members with metal allergies successfully wear gold or silver items, but it depends on how severe your reaction is. The only way to be sure that you will be safe is to choose a "barrier" product; where there is limited, or no metal contact with your skin. To find the MedicAlert jewellery that limit the contact between metal and skin, please use the search criteria in the shop to select "For metal allergies".
- Sometimes designs change...
From time to time, we may change components on our medical identification jewellery, in response to customer feedback or changes in our supply chain. Please refer to the picture for each product to see the current configuration.