Many options are available to you when you want to purchase a new ring. There are more options than ever for all different budgets, styles, and preferences as various types of rings become more and more popular.
In this guide, we’ll help you learn more about the characteristics of silicone rings, traditional metal wedding bands, and engagement rings so you can choose which is best for you.
The level of comfort you want in your ring is one of the most crucial decisions you must make. Due to the common misconception that rings will be made of metal and won’t be particularly comfortable, many people fail to give this much thought. However, since your ring will probably be something you wear on your finger every day (or almost every day) for the rest of your life, it is crucial to consider how comfortable it will be.
These rings are made of extremely rigid materials that have no give at all. These rings can be extremely uncomfortable to wear because the metal is not intended to flex or stretch in any way. You wouldn’t want to wear your ring during a workout or a strenuous hike in the middle of summer because your fingers swell, which can cut off circulation. They are particularly uncomfortable when your fingers swell or change.
These stretchy silicone rubber rings are made specifically to flex and bend with your fingers. This means that you can wear your ring in any situation, including on hot and cold days as your fingers change in size, while you’re pregnant, your hands are swollen, and even if you gain or lose some weight.
When you buy a ring, especially a wedding band, you intend to keep it forever or at least for the foreseeable future. This means that you require a material that will endure whatever occurs and whatever you subject your ring to.
They are made from a very sturdy material that won’t crumble even in the most extreme conditions. Jewelers frequently use the Mohs Scale to assess the hardness of gemstones, but metals can also be evaluated similarly. The hardness and durability of your ring may vary depending on the material you use.
It’s significant to note that silicone rings are highly resilient to a rubber material, even though they do not rank similarly on the hardness scale. They can withstand almost anything you put them through because they are made of thick, high-quality rubber. Since they are made of rubber, they can break if put through a lot of force, but in some circumstances, that is a good thing (see the info about safety below). These rings won’t fall apart on you, but they’re not quite as strong as metal.
People almost always wear rings on their hands, and when those rings are made of metal, there are serious safety concerns.
Two different types of injuries can result from wearing these rings:
Ring avulsion is a condition in which a ring is forcibly removed from your finger after becoming entangled in its surroundings.
Your metal ring acts as a conductor of electricity, resulting in electrocution.
Both of these have the potential to cause severe harm and, in some circumstances, even death. Due to safety concerns, many high-risk occupations, including those involving electricians, heavy machinery operators, firefighters, and the military, forbid metal rings.
Silicone rings do not conduct electricity or put you at risk for ring avulsion injuries, unlike metal rings. These rings are made of stretchy rubber that can break if necessary, so if they catch on something and the force is great enough to injure your finger, the ring will suffer the harm. Rubber is extremely safe to use because it doesn’t conduct electricity either. You may feel more at ease when using it for other purposes, such as exercising outside or in a gym, knowing your fingers won’t be in danger of getting hurt.
The cost will be another consideration when the time comes to purchase one of these rings. The good news is that a super fashionable silicone ring can be bought for much less money than a metal wedding band or diamond ring (and you can even have it engraved).
These two types of rings differ greatly from one another, and it is often determined by these differences which one will be most suitable for you. For many years, metal wedding bands and diamond rings have been the go-to options for those who are getting married, but they don’t always provide what you need. A silicone ring is frequently a better option if you lead an active lifestyle, work in an environment where wedding rings are dangerous or prohibited, or you simply prefer to save money rather than spend it all on a piece of metal or a diamond.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you always wear a silicone ring?
Definitely, we continuously wore ours while swimming, running, climbing, hiking, sleeping, working, and traveling.
You may, for personal preference, decide to take yours off at night or while engaging in certain activities. But after two years of testing, we have discovered that wearing a silicone ring every day is definitely possible.
Does wearing silicone rings stop degloving?
Degloving, also referred to as ring avulsion, is pretty darn terrifying. In essence, it indicates that your ring becomes stuck on something. The outcomes can be anything from a minor bruise to a complete amputation. Climbers, woodworkers, and anyone who uses machinery should pay particular attention to it.
And while it’s ideal for taking off all jewelry while engaging in these activities, we acknowledge that it’s not always possible. And a fantastic, secure substitute is a silicone wedding band. Due to their design, silicone rings can break free under intense pressure, preventing degloving and saving your digits.
How durable are silicone rings?
This may change based on the ring and your way of life.