Magnetic jewelry is the term used for jewelry items that are either made out of, or contain magnetic materials. These magnetic materials can be of varying types, both man-made or natural. These magnets are said to have an effect on the body.
Magnetite is a natural stone with magnetic properties, and is often used in the better magnetic jewelry. It is very difficult to demagnetize this stone. Magnetic jewelry also may be made of magnetized hematite, or man-made magnets may be used as well. Much of the hematite jewelry offered for sale, both magnetic and non-magnetic, is actually synthetic.
With respect to the man-made magnets, they are typically mounted in the metal magnetic jewelry. Natural or synthetic stone magnets, on the other hand, are polished to a luster and cut to varying shapes, such as barrel, diamond cut, or hexagon.
Since the metal magnetic jewelry has the magnets mounted on the skin-facing side, these magnets can come loose and fall out. No matter what type of jewelry you're buying, the purpose is to perform magnetic therapy on the appropriate part of your body while you are wearing it.
The popularity of magnetic jewelry is on the rise in the US. In the year 2000, it was reported that more than 120 million people worldwide use magnets. In many cultures and areas of the world, it has been custom to use magnets for healing purposes for many years.
Magnetic jewelry can be made into anklets, bracelets, necklaces, and the like, just like non-magnetic jewelry. Because of this, it can be used to relieve pain in various parts of the body. Do not, however, buy a magnetic bracelet and expect it to take away your back pain. Magnetic jewelry is also made into rings for treating the fingers and hands, but a bracelet may be a better choice.
Magnetic jewelry is not intended to be sold as a medical device. There are a number of theories on how it works, and it is sometimes claimed to enhance blood flow by affecting charged ions in the blood, or block pain signals.
When people stop by our booth and see our jewelry, many times they'll ask us how magnets heal. The correct answer, of course is that they do not heal. They allow the body to heal itself.
Research has shown that magnets have a positive effect on living tissue. In fact, electromagnetic fields are used to speed healing of joint, muscle, and bone, and static magnets have been used to help heal wounds.
Some scientific research may indicate that magnets increase the production of endorphins. Endorphins are the body's natural pain killers. This may be why a Vanderbilt researcher said that it can be as effective as a shot of morphine.
Magnetic jewelry has been reported by users to have many benefits, including professional athletes and celebrities. Although not intended to be sold as a medical device, magnetic jewelry is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative therapy for aches and pains.