Magnetic Jewelry is made up of different metals and some are said to possibly alleviate pain for some. Metals such as copper and gold may even have healthful properties of their own. Certain metals, such as copper and stainless steel, have been used in the medical industry for many years. The idea of using some metals to aide in health has also been around for years. A few metal types that are used in magnetic jewelry are copper, hematite and stainless steel, among others.
Copper: Copper is an essential mineral required by the human body. Although copper may be ingested by foods, some have found it helpful to wear as jewelry on the skin. By wearing copper jewelry, the mineral absorbs directly in the body. Studies have shown that people can replenish their loss of copper by wearing copper jewelry.
Hematite: Hematite is the mineral form of Iron Oxide. The word hematite itself stems from the Greek word for blood. Hematite, although a shiny black color on the outside, has blood red colors on the inside. It is made up of almost 70% iron, which explains the popularity with those with blood related disorders. Some have found pain relief from wearing hematite magnetic anklets.
Stainless Steel: Many wear stainless steel jewelry for the fact that it never tarnishes or rusts, even when submerged in water. Used to make surgical instruments, building and bridge supports, hot water heaters, and microwave oven liners, stainless steel is tough and lasts for years. For those that want a durable piece of jewelry to wear at all times or are hard on their jewelry pieces this is the metal to go with.