YOUR BURNING MAGTRIM® MAGNET QUESTIONS...ANSWERED!
MagTrim® magnets are manufactured using nickel-plated, Neodymium Iron Boron (NdFeB). Refrigerator magnets, on the other hand, are composed of a mixture of powdered ferrite (iron rust) and plastic that are melted together and then exposed to a strong magnetic field. Neodymium Iron Boron is 20X stronger than ferrite and thus lends itself well to applications involving a strong and secure attachment ( like attaching to a chandelier)!
MagTrim® magnets are "single-unit" magnets. Jewelry clasp magnets, on the other hand, are composed of 2 separate units: a small, NdFeB magnet glued inside of an outer casing ( see questions below for why this is unfavorable).
Two part magnet systems are extremely fragile. Because these magnets consist of two pieces GLUED TOGETHER, issues are inevitable. When exposed to excess heat or weight constraints, the glue holding the magnet inside of the case often fails, causing the case to separate from its magnet.
If a crystal or ornament is attached to the failed casing, it will "spontaneously" dislodge from its hanging place and drop to the ground ( or dining room table, or whatever is below). This can not only lead to a damaged crystal, but a damaged dining room table!
Our proprietary design integrates a single NdFeB magnet with a small pin that is looped through the magnet. This design ensures that the crystals and ornaments that are attached to the magnet are secure. MagTrim® magnets can never "separate" from their crystal or ornament due to their patented,"single-unit" construction. This ensures that your crystals and ornaments will never come crashing down onto your dining room table!
MagTrims®instantly adhere to iron based metals such as iron, nickel, cobalt and tin as well as alloys such as steel.
MagTrims®will NOT attach to bronze, copper, aluminum, or brass.
Because we manufacture various sizes of crystals ( some are over 13 oz in weight), we utilize (4) different sizes of magnets. We utilize 4 mm, 6 mm, 8 mm, and 10 mm magnets in all of our MagTrim® designs as determined by the size of the crystal or ornament. The smaller the magnet, the smaller the crystal or ornament it will be attached to. Our largest, 10 mm magnet, will support up to 1 lb of weight when attached to a SECURE surface.
No. NdFeB magnets like those used in a MagTrim®will ONLY lose their magnetism if exposed to a high temperature of 1414 °F.
No. Our neodymium magnets are plated in nickel, which is corrosion resistant.However, we recommend keeping MagTrim® crystals and ornaments out of high humidity situations so as to minimize the risk of corrosion.
We advise using a damp cloth to wipe the charm clean. We have heard reports of customers "sticking" their MagTrims® in the dishwasher (they “stick” to the metal racks in the washer) but we do not recommend this method of cleaning!
At this time we do not sell our magnets seperately from the crystals or ornaments. Please be sure to get on our mailing list to receive a notification regarding the release of our next patented magnetic hook design! Yes - this is coming in 2022!