Posted by Ab Cdef on May 23, 2016
High streets are always changing. One shop closes and another opens up. Sometimes we see a shopfront with white-painted windows and a lawyer’s notice on the door saying that it has been repossessed for non-payment of rent. That happens when the shop has cash-flow problems. Sometimes the shop goes into liquidation or receivership.
And then, there are times when you see a whole load of charity shops in the high street. That means the landlords cannot find commercial tenants and are looking to produce their business rates. When shops are made available to charities, the freehold owners pay lower business rates (or possibly even no rates at all – but don’t take this as legal advice!). The trouble is, when they manage to find a tenant, they can throw the charity out at short notice.
Anyway, what am I rabbiting on about? I using this as a clumsy way to segue into this week’s blog about the fact that it’s practically impossible to find magnetic bracelets on the high street. So if you want, for example, a Unique Bio 4-elements stainless steel magnetic bracelet like the one on the right, you have to buy it online. The same is true of the Ladies Booster black titanium magnetic therapy bracelet on the right.
This is a pity. Not that there’s anything wrong with buying online. Indeed buying online is now the norm for many people. But there are some who still like those shopping trips – especially the ladies. And it’s only fair that they ought to be able to buy these beautiful products online.
Maybe one of these days, some smart, slick, smoothe-operating entrepreneur will get round to setting up a shop in the high street – no, an emporium – to sell magnetic jewellery. Until then let’s just keep dreaming.
The last one is the Men’s Black Titanium magnetic therapy bracelet with 40 magnets.
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Posted by Ab Cdef on April 30, 2016
Right now I am listening to the song I’m Sorry, on the television. It is being used as the background in some advertisement. But the reason I mention it is because it should really be the title of today’s blog as I am truly sorry about all the time I have been away. It has been exactly a month since I last blogged to you. And that is too long. I should be putting in an appearence here at least once a fortnight. I could make excuses. But what would be the point? I have kept you waiting and that is all that matters. It is unforgivable.
Mea Culpa, mea culpa, mea maximuma culpa..
I should be a founder member of the Procrastinator’s Association – but I haven’t yet got round to applying and in any case they have a three year waiting list.
And now to business. The subject of my sermon – er blog – today is ankle bracelets.
Ankle bracelets – or anklets to give them their shorter name – date back to the time when it was an outrageous thing for women to display their ankles. Victorian England is perhaps the most famous example, but not the only one. Of course, it was no problem in saucy France, where they invented the Can-can (or is it the Cannes, Cannes?). But some cultures even today demand that women cover themselves from top to toe. There is, however, a tradition that when previously forbidden body parts are displayed in a cultural change, they are also adorned with jewellery. Yesterday it was anklets, today it’s belly-button piercing. Tomorrow it’ll be…
But I digress.
Anklets are a well-established item of ladies jewellery. But why magnetic anklets? Is there a need for them. I think there is. After all, not aches and pains are concentrated in the upper part of the body. People can have pains in their legs as well as their arms, their feet as well as their hands, their ankles as well as their wrists. And magnetic bracelets work best when they are close to the affected area.
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Posted by Ab Cdef on February 29, 2016
Thin jet black gold edges magnetic bracelet
Bio 4 Elements Titanium Magnetic Bracelet
Fans of magnetic bracelets and magnetic jewellery in general, may recall what a big deal we made about the winter of our discount-ent (a pun on Shakespeare for the intellectuals) at Magnetic Therapy Bracelets.
Now they welcome in the early spring with a March giveaway offering a choice of two prizes. There’s a Thin Jet Black Gold Edges Magnetic Bracelet for women or a Bio 4 Elements Titanium Magnetic Bracelet for men.
To enter just click on the giveaway link above – or if you have a mobile phone use this link.
Either one of this delightful pair of magnetic bracelets is a joy. And for those who don’t win (there’s only going to be one winner unfortunately) will be able to choose from a wide range of magnetic bracelets (titanium and stainless steel), beautiful copper bangles, anklets and some really cool energy pendants, some with extra strong magnets.
Last dose of winter medicine
Even as the Spring looms up ahead, we in Britain are still caught up in a cold spell and so many of the arthritic pains that go with the cold are probably afflicting many people, especially older people. So a visit to the Magnetic Therapy Bracelets website might be just what the doctor ordered.
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Posted by Ab Cdef on February 8, 2016
HEARTS COFFEE TONE TITANIUM MAGNETIC THERAPY BRACELET
UNIQUE BIO 4 ELEMENTS STAINLESS STEEL MAGNETIC BRACELET
St. Valentine’s Day is coming up in less than a week. Wouldn’t that be a nice time to give someone you love a present? Of course, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding what to give. There are flowers, cards, and of course that good old standby: the romantic, candle-lit dinner. And then there’s jewellery. The good thing about that is that it applies equally to both genders.
Although traditionally it has been the man who buys the gift for the woman (and traditionally the relationship itself has been between a man and a woman) it does not follow that we can’t break with this tradition.
By that, I am not trying to get men off the hook. If you really love her, you’ll buy her a gift. But the idea in this egalitarian age is that St. Valentine’s Day should be a time for the exchange of gifts.
And so, in honour of St Valentine’s day, Magnetic Therapy Bracelets is doing a promotion. The image on the left shows, just one of the items in the promotion. But there are plenty more. And many others not on promotion but in the wide range of magnetic therapy products available for you.
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Posted by Ab Cdef on January 28, 2016
Magnetic bracelets and arthritis
As we move towards the end of the first month of the year 2016, the cold weather of winter lingers with us. Those of us who suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis know that this is not a happy time of year. Aside from the winter gloom, the cold brings pain to the joints which is a real bummer – pardon my French. In the past, I have blogged about the debate between the sceptics of mainstream medicine and those of us who live in the real world. But I think that on this occasion, it is all right to bypass the debate and cut to the chase. Magnetic bracelets offer effective palliative therapy. They do alleviate these arthritic pains. They work. We know they work. And those of us who suffer from arthritis – especially rheumatoid arthritis – should at least try them.
But they also work in other ways. For example, at the visual level they work on the senses and the emotions in the same way as they work on the bloodstream and circulation at the magnetic level. I have written elsewhere about the power of magnetic bracelets to alleviate winter gloom just by their sheer brightness and visual appearance. Shiny stainless steel and sparkling Swarovski are more than a match for gold and diamonds – not to mention, a lot cheaper!
The winter of our… discount?
Okay, bad puns aside, January is a great month for picking up bargains and discounts in sales. But even as January gives way to February, and we look forward to St Valentine’s Day, there are reductions to be had. So, let neither the winter gloom nor the pains of arthritis get you down. You can treat yourself to an affordable magnetic bracelet to brighten up your life or alleviate your arthritic pain.
And also remember to shop around for those bargains. The best price yesterday might not necessarily be the best price today.
Gifts make you feel better
And if you are generous of spirit, you can buy one as a gift for a loved one. Take for instance this Classic Ladies Bio4 Elements Titanium Magnetic Bracelet. Do you not think that would bring a smile to the face of your wife, fiancee or girlfriend? I can assure you, it would.
And as mentioned above, we are coming up to that day when lovers show each other just how much they truly love each other. And as the Good Book says: it is better to give than to receive.
What if my arthritis affects my lower joints?
I’m glad you asked. Because Magnetic Therapy Bracelets also has a range of beautiful anklets for women that are just perfect for this. They look nice and feel wonderful. Whether it be stainless steel or ultra-light titanium, regular magnets or four-in-one, these anklets offer aesthetic appeal to augment a well-formed ankle and relief from the strains and pains of cold-weather arthritis.
If you’ve never thought of it before, think of it now. And try one, ladies… try one!
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Posted by Ab Cdef on December 17, 2015
I used to love the eighties band The Bangles – a “girl band” who could actually play their own instruments! They were a real example of “Girl Power” long before the Spice girls (an overhyped vocal band with no instrumental talent) took up with the slogan and made it their own.
But through the ages there have been many exemplars of Girl Power: Elizabeth the First, Cleopatra and, of course, Boudicca, the Iceni queen who wreaked havoc in Roman Britain after she was flogged and her daughters raped by the vicious Roman conquerors. Apparently, they took exception to her husband leaving her his kingdom in is will. It has even been suggested that they actually killed her daughters. Although neither Tacitus nor Cassius Dio mention it, scholars today have suggested that there was a superstitious belief that it was unlucky to kill a virgin. So they may have raped them first in order to make it safe to kill them without angering the Gods!
Boudicca’s response according to Tacitus (whose father-in-law was a Roman commander based in Britain) was to draw upon the collective outrage of the people – not only the Iceni her own tribe) but also some of their rivals and local enemies – to attack Romano-British cities and set fire to them. Three cities fell to the might of her army before she lost the so-called Battle of Watling Street, where superior Roman tactics and discipline prevailed.
But why do I mention this? Well firstly I have been fascinated by Boudicca for some time now. A few years ago I wrote a thriller called the Boudicca Parchments, a modern story with an ancient twist in which a Jewish-style marriage contract with one of her daughter’s names is discovered in an archaeological dig. On its cover, the book featured a picture of a golden torc (a type of rigid or semi-rigid necklace) of the kind that Boudicca was said to have worn.
This leads to what I am actually getting at. On the Magnetic Therapy Bracelets site are copper bangles that remind me of Boudicca’s torc. The Copper Ropes Magnetic that looks a lot like some of the Golden Torcs that have actually been discovered in Britain during archaeological excavations at Roman-British sites. There is another, the Two Tone Magnetic Bangle that also looks a bit like this.
They both look very nice – and if you don’t like those two, there are hundreds of others to choose from.
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Posted by Ab Cdef on November 27, 2015
Most people are familiar with food and breathing allergies – from nuts to asthma, from hay fever to gluten. But there is another class of allergies that also affects many people: contact allergies. And the worst of these is an allergy to nickel.
The trouble is that nickel is to be found all around us. Many other metals are alloyed with small quantities of nickel to strengthen and harden them or to improve their appearance. Gold, for example, can be made less soft and more shiny by the presence of nickel. Add enough nickel to it and you get white gold, which rivals platinum in appearance if not price. Add nickel to silver and it stops it tarnishing – or at least substantially reduces the risk and slows down the process.
Nickel can also be applied to the surface of jewellery, again to make it shiny, but also to make it smoother. This process, known as levelling, is based on the fact that nickel has one of the smoothest surfaces of all metals. The only metal that can match it is palladium. But palladium is a precious metal, and while it can be used in high-end jewellery, it is not suitable for the more modestly priced magnetic bracelets and copper bracelets that millions of people wear all over the world for their therapeutic effects.
So nickel can’t really be taken off the market, despite the fact that it brings out as small number of people in a rash. But what can be done – and what the government has done – is set standards by law on how much nickel can be transferred in a specific amount of time. As currently drafted, the law sets a maximum “migration limit” of 0.5µg × cm-2 per week for articles intended to come into direct and prolonged contact with human skin and a limit of 0.2µg × cm-2 per week for all post piercing assemblies inserted into pierced ears and other pierced parts of the human body.
Suppliers of jewellery containing nickel are required by law to act with “due diligence” and to test a reasonable sample of their products to make sure that they are complying with the law. Obviously, they cannot test all their products, not only because the tests are expensive, but also because the test destroys the product.
There are a number of labs that do these tests and a number of ethical suppliers, like magnetic therapy bracelets who go to great lengths to make sure that their products comply with the law.
And their products are very pleasing to look at too – don’t you think?
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Posted by Ab Cdef on November 5, 2015
Again and will be in contact.
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Posted by Ab Cdef on November 5, 2015
well, not today. But definitely riding high again.
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