Magnetic Bracelets and Magnetic Jewelry - Gauss - What Does It Mean?

When shopping for magnetic bracelets, you might notice one word popping up again and again: "gauss". So what exactly does that word mean? Simply put, it's a way of measuring the strength of a particular magnet. The higher the number, the stronger the magnet.

So, for example, if you have a magnet with 300 gauss, and another with 3,000 gauss, then the latter will be significantly stronger. Pretty simple, huh?

But, more importantly, when you are looking to purchase a magnetic jewelry item, such as a magnetic bracelet, what gauss should you look for? Well, that question is a little tough to answer, and it depends on who you ask. Overall, though, there's pretty good consensus that, for magnetic therapy purposes, the higher the gauss, the better. That's why we at BillyTheTree generally carry magnetic jewelry items with very high gauss.

But why do we have some magnetic therapy jewelry with relatively low overall gauss? Because we try to meet the needs of all our customers. Some of our customers who have worn magnetic jewelry previously have come to the conclusion that they prefer magnetic jewelry with lower overall gauss strength, because they have found it to work better for themselves. In rare instances, a physician may also recommend for an individual to wear a magnetic bracelet rated at a specific gauss level. For these reasons, you will find magnetic jewelry at all different levels of strength at Remember, the gauss rating is always clearly posted in product descriptions, and, should it ever not be, you can feel free to give us a call, and we'll be happy to help.

So what gauss rating do we recommend?

If you've never worn magnetic jewelry before, it's recommended that you go for a high gauss rating. This way, you can quickly determine whether magnetic jewelry is for you (it might take a little longer with a weaker magnetic jewelry item). Look for gauss ratings of 1,000 gauss and up (per magnet).

If you have worn magnetic jewelry previously and were satisfied with the results, then you should go for the same strength level (given that you know what the strength of that old magnetic jewelry item was). Plus or minus 300 gauss should be fine, but don't try to experiment too much. You know the old saying - "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"! That's not to say that you should restrict yourself to only a magnetic bracelet, and not try a magnetic necklace, say, but rather that your magnetic bracelets should have the same strength. It's certainly advisable to try additional types of magnetic jewelry -- so if you've only had a magnetic bracelet, please feel more than free to try a magnetic anklet, or one of our beautiful magnetic earrings.

If you have worn magnetic jewerly before, but you aren't aware of what the strength was, then you should go for one of our high strength magnetic jewelry items, for the same reasons as outlined above for first-time magnetic jewelry users. Again, gauss ratings of 1,000 gauss and up, per magnet, should be perfect for you.

It goes without saying that you should always heed the advice of your physician, and, if magnetic therapy is recommended, then you should purchase those magnetic jewelry items which fall under the guidelines provided by your medical professional.

You should also always consult with a physician before wearing magnetic jewelry if you have any doubts, or if you are wearing a pacemaker, or have other electric implants. Remember, though, generally speaking, wearing magnetic jewelry is absolutely safe.

Hopefully, you'll now know what to look for in terms of gauss when shopping for magnetic jewelry. As always, we'll be more than happy to help if you have any further questions or concerns - just give us a call, or send us an email.