Magnetic jewelry clasps: How can my mom more easily manage the clasps on her jewelry?
How can my mom more easily manage the clasps on her jewelry?
Products mentioned in our answer below are provided to inform you about the types of technologies available and have not been evaluated by CanAssist. They may or may not be appropriate for your particular situation. Some technologies and devices may require an in-person assessment. Speak with your health care provider for additional information and support.
Arthritis can make putting on and removing jewelry very difficult. Magnetic jewelry clasps are designed to help put on and take off jewelry more easily. It should be noted that your mom may need some help installing the magnetic clasps on her jewelry; however, once on, they should improve her independence with putting on and taking off her jewelry. Below are direct links to some examples of these products:
- Bracelink Bracelet Clasp Fastener by BIOS (at homehealthcareshoppe.com) lets you attach bracelets with one hand using a simple acrylic device. This device costs about $9 to $12 (CDN), plus additional shipping fees.
- Magnetic Necklace Extender and Clasp Converter (at etsy.com) extends necklaces and makes them easier to put on and take off. This device is available in sterling silver and gold-plated varieties and costs about $8 (CDN), plus additional shipping fees.
- Magnetic Jewelry Clasp by Silver Gallery (at tsc.ca) changes a standard necklace, bracelet or chain clasp to one with a magnetic clasp so that it is easy and simple to put on. You can install the clasp yourself by connecting the magnetic converter clasp to any piece of jewelry with a standard claw and hoop design. It costs about $30 (CDN), plus additional shipping fees.
You may also be interested in knowing about the Bracelet & Jewelry Helper by Generic (at Amazon Canada). This clever accessory makes it possible to put on your bracelet, watch, necklace and more without any help. You secure one end of the tool to your bracelet and you are instantly able to hook it, wrap it, and wear it, or alternatively to remove it. The product costs about $13 (CDN), plus additional shipping fees.