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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:24 pm 

Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:05 am
Posts: 661
Location: AB, Canada
Our new Medic Alert bracelet just arrived, and it's a bit too big (which is wierd since we ordered the same size as for our older child which seemed to be a decent fit). It's just the basic stainless steel/small emblem one, I don't want to send it back & be without it, and all of the jewellers are swamped with repairs/custom orders leading up to Christmas. I'm wondering if we can take off a few links ourselves? Has anyone ever done this? Thanks.

DSs 7,7,9 all PA

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:36 am 

Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:17 pm
Posts: 266
Location: Niagara region, Ontario
Becky, I've done this. I always find they arrive too big for me. They're fine for everyday, but get in the way during sports. I just used two pairs of fine-nosed pliers and opened up the loop which connects the chain to the clasp and moved it down the line of links. This means I have an extra link just dangling, but I got the heavier duty bracelet most recently and I couldn't open up the actual links on this one. I'm sure a jeweler could do that though. Good luck!

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:42 pm 
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Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6557
Location: Ottawa
I've had jewelers do it. :thumbsup

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy and green beans) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: Oral Allergy Syndrome, Allergic to Birch trees

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:38 pm 

Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:40 am
Posts: 431
Location: Alberta, Canada
I have wasted my money on a bracelet with them. I ordered one of their new ones (the bicycle chain one). Even after getting more than five different braceletes that all fit fine it came and it is SOOOO big it falls off of my hand! I even had the person on line with me as I placed the order. I sent it back but they cant do anything with this as you just cannot pull a link off. So it sits on my dresser collecting dust. I also find it too bulky even though I was not looking for dainty it really is big. The plate on the front also does not stay turned up and for me personally I am comfortable with the medic plate being shown BUT I really dont think everybody needs to see what my issues are. If they could have sized it I would wear it. It was not the cheapest one either. Grumble, Grumble.. :banghead

Me-Allergic to Peanut, Tree Nut, Coconut, Shellfish, ASA and Asthma
My Husband and Children No Allergies

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