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Look to the beauty - and let the functionality follow

Saturday, 5 December 2015  |  Admin

One of the questions that we are often asked when it comes to choosing a magnetic bracelet or bangle is "Which one has the strongest magnet?" This is the wrong question. It is like buying a house based on floor space alone, without giving any thought to layout, design, location, access to transport, or any of the other myriad factors that a wise person takes into consideration when buying a house.

I am going to suggest something that might sound rather strange here: when buying a magnetic bracelet or bangle - or any magnetic jewellery for that matter - you should consider the look of the item first and foremost.

"The look?" I hear you mutter in disbelief. "Surely we should consider the utility and functionality first?"

"Well yes, that is true. Many people buy magnetic bracelets for their effects and not, solely, for their aesthetic appearance. Indeed, even in architecture, one does not judge solely by aesthetics. Indeed the architect Louis Sullivan - disciple of William LeBaron Jenney  and mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright - stated that "Form ever follows function." In other words, not only does function come first, but function actually determined the form and shapes the finished product.

So how then can I argue that you should choose a magnetic bracelet based on how it looks?

The answer is because there are no major differences in the strength of the magnets. Yes, some have more magnets, but that is not so important. After all, with medicine, you wouldn't seek to take the highest dose: you'd aim to take the right dose. In fact, I  feel the urge to quote another famous architect here - the great Ludwig Mies van de Rohe of the Bauhaus school - who said: "Less is more."

Now I'm not suggesting that you should get a non -magnetic bracelet. (That would be like the joke about the patient who forgot to take his homeopathic medicine and consequently died of an overdose!) What I am saying is that you shouldn't get hung up on the number of magnets or their strength.

And as for what is beauty, that is, as ever, in the eye of the beholder. But at Magnetic Products Store you have the widest range of magnetic bracelets and other magnetic jewellery anywhere in Europe and the second widest in the world. Just take a look around the website to see what I mean. There is copper, titanium, stainless steel, ceramic, silicone, bracelets with gemstones, with swarowski, coloured magnets, hematite, for Him, for Her, personalised bracelets, for golfers, sports wristbands, expanding bracelets and even jewellery for pets!  With such a vast range to choose from, you should be thinking about the beauty of these bracelets  especially at this time of year, when the giving of gifts is uppermost in your mind.

And you can also give yourself a gift. After all, in the words of the great Rabbi Hillel the Elder: "If I am not for myself, who will be for me?"