These stylish medical ID bracelets are gorgeous and life-saving

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Medical identification bracelets are a necessity for many, but they aren’t exactly known for being fashionable. Thankfully for disabled fashion lovers, these essential bracelets — which display important medical information in case of an emergency — are getting a modern upgrade. And it’s all thanks to creative Etsy sellers.

Medical ID bracelets are often worn by people with pre-existing conditions who may be unable to speak and assert their needs during an emergency. Recommended wearers include people who faint or can become unconscious as part of their medical condition, those who are nonverbal and people with cognitive conditions like Alzheimer’s or a traumatic brain injury. Some people who have pacemakers or take certain medications, like blood thinners, may also choose to wear a medical ID bracelet. The bottom line, if you have essential information that needs to be known during an emergency, a medical ID bracelet is likely a good idea.

Typical medical ID bracelets are often made of chunky silver chains embellished with a red caduceus. But this popularized form of a medical ID bracelet really doesn’t account for personal style. While it’s true that medical alert bracelets should always prioritize displaying clear health information over aesthetics, there’s no reason this medical necessity can’t also be pleasant to wear. After all, many say buying a medical ID bracelet can represent struggle and vulnerability and bring up complex emotions. When considering all of that baggage, this piece of jewelry should at least represent your style.

Check out these stylish medical ID bracelets on Etsy that reimagine the emergency staple. And if you don’t need a medical alert bracelet, consider this a reminder to always check for one during a medical emergency. It may contain important information you can provide to medical professionals.

Shop: Dainty Medical Alert Bracelet, $45.99+

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Shop: Medical ID Bracelet, $35+

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Shop: Medical Alert ID Bracelet, $43.99+

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Shop: Medical ID Bracelet with Charm, $31

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Shop: Medical ID Wrap Bracelet, $39.99+

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Shop: Black Leather Medical Alert Bracelet, $35.55 (Orig. $39.50)

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Shop: Cord Medical Alert Bracelet, $44.99+

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Shop: Tri-Wrap Medical Alert Bracelet, $59.99+

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Shop: Medical Alert Chain Bracelet, $45 (Orig. $60)

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Shop: Custom Medical ID Bracelet, $70.99+

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Shop: Medical Alert Bracelet With Gem, $76

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Shop: Personalized Medical ID Bracelet, $35.20 (Orig. $44)

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Shop: Medical Alert Bracelet With Charms, $138+

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Shop: Medical ID Metal Cuff, $70

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Shop: Medical ID Leather Cuff, $32.24

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