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Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions about Silicone Rings

Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions about Silicone Rings

What is a Silicone Ring?

A silicone ring is a type of ring that is made from silicone, a rubber-like material. Silicone is hypoallergenic, whereas many people are allergic to rubber (e.g. latex).

So when you look for rubber wedding bands, what you want is actually a silicone ring.

Why should I wear a Silicone ring?

There are several reasons why you should wear silicone rings over traditional metal rings:

Safety: Silicone rings are safe to wear in situations where traditional metal rings may be dangerous, such as when working with machinery or in construction. Silicone rings will break off under tension (such as ring snag), keeping your fingers safe.

Stripe Silicone Ring

Comfort: Silicone rings are comfortable to wear because they are flexible and lightweight, and won't cause any irritation or allergic reactions.

A great training wedding ring (especially for newlyweds who are getting used to wearing wedding rings): 1 in 4 men lose their wedding rings, and 1 in 7 women lose their wedding rings – often at the beginning of marriages

The perfect travel ring: if you enjoy travelling and don't want to worry about losing your expensive and irreplaceable wedding ring, then silicone rings are your prefect travel ring.

Hypoallergenic: Silicone is hypoallergenic, making it a great option for people with metal allergies.

Waterproof: Silicone rings are waterproof, so you can wear them while swimming or doing other water activities without having to take them off.

Silicone Ring in Purple

Overall, silicone rings offer a combination of safety, durability, comfort, style, affordability, and hypoallergenic properties which make them an appealing alternative for many people.

If you need more reasons, read our Ultimate Guide to Silicone Rings: What They Are and Why You Need One

Are silicone rings bendable?

Yes, silicone rings are flexible and soft. They can stretch over your knuckles, and contour around your finger like a cozy hug. Our rings have a gentle smooth curve on the inside, which enhances air flow and breathability of the ring. As a bonus, it also prevents the look of a finger muffin-top!

Are silicone rings durable?

Yes, silicone rings are durable if you take care of it! See our complete care guide to maximize the longevity of your silicone ring.

Are there different silicone rings for men and women?

Silicone rings are unisex, and the ring sizing is based on the ring size standard, which is also unisex. Women in general have smaller hands, so a slimmer band can be more comfortable.

Silicone Ring in Red for Couples Engraved Trinity Silicone Ring for Couples
Knot Theory was the first brand to design a silicone ring for women. In the early days of silicone rings, only bulky and thick bands in large sizes were available. As a woman looking out for fellow ladies, our founder Tanya Huang designed the first 4mm wide band with a slim profile, and made it available starting at size 4. She was also the first to create the rose gold silicone ring.

Rose Gold Silicone Ring Rose Gold Silicone Ring

Can Silicone rings be engraved?

Yes! Silicone rings can be engraved with designs and text. Engraving your ring gift is one of the best ways to personalize it for your special person. Knot Theory pioneered engraving as the first to introduce panoramic engraving. We can engrave all the way around the ring, so you can fit as many as 22 characters onto each side of the ring. We are also one of the few brands with smooth ring interior, which means you can engrave something special (or naughty) on the inside of the ring too.

Engraved Forest Silicone Ring  Engraved Silicone Ring
Can silicone rings get dirty?

Yes, but silicone rings are super easy to clean. Wash with mild soap and warm water, and they will look brand new again. See our complete care guide to maximize the longevity of your ring.

Can silicone rings melt?

Yes but very unlikely. Silicone can withstand high temperatures up to about 300°F (150°C) before beginning to deform. However, it's important to note that prolonged exposure to high temperatures or direct sunlight can cause the ring to lose its shape and become warped. So, it's best to avoid exposing silicone rings to extremely hot environments such as ovens, grills, or open flames. Also, it's important to make sure that the ring is not in contact with any hot surfaces or liquids. See our complete care guide to maximize the longevity of your ring.

Can you wear silicone rings in water?


Could I be allergic to a silicone ring?

Silicone is a hypoallergenic material, and one of the most non-toxic materials available, so the chance of you being allergic to it is slim. Sometimes, if you have sensitive skin, you can develop a rash from wearing the silicone ring, and this is because some people are allergic to their own sweat. So it's important to keep your fingers fresh and dry.

The best way to keep your finger fresh and dry is to choose the right ring size so it fits comfortability with a little bit of breathing room on your finger. With the right ring size, check if your ring has a slight curve on the inside to help boost air flow.

Knot Theory rings are designed with a true comfort fit – a curved inner wall that enhances breathability. Some rings have “sweat gutters” on the inner wall, which can boost air flow, but can also trap moisture.

Do silicone rings fall off?

If your silicone ring is a good fit on your hand, no, it won't fall off. See our complete care guide to maximize the longevity of your ring.

If you are about to purchase a ring, make sure to download our free ring sizer to get the best fit.

Do silicone rings fit tight?

No. With the right fit, silicone rings are the most comfortable ring money can buy. If you are about to purchase a ring, make sure to download our free ring sizer to get the best fit.

Will hot water shrink a silicone ring?

Silicone is a heat-resistant material, so exposure to hot water will not shrink a silicone ring. However, exposing a silicone ring to extreme temperatures such as boiling water, or leaving it in a hot car for long periods of time, may cause the ring to warp or lose its shape. It is best to avoid exposing the ring to extreme heat. When cleaning your ring, you can use warm water and mild soap, then dry it with a soft cloth.

How do you take care of silicone rings?

See our complete care guide for everything you need to know to take care of your silicone rings.

When do I need to take my silicone ring off?

The great thing about silicone rings that it is comfortable and safe for 24/7 wear.

With the right ring size and a breathable curved interior there should be enough breathing room between your finger and your silicone ring to keep your finger fresh and free of sweat build-up.


Here are a couple of situations, however, that might call for taking the silicone ring off:

• If the ring is too tight, it can cause sweat to be trapped under the ring, causing a rash. If this happens, make sure to give your finger time to freshen up and heal, and size up your ring.
• If you are using alcoholic hand sanitizers or other harsh chemicals, it's best to take off your silicone rings to prevent ring damage.
• Any activity that you feel is best to take the ring off. Even though silicone rings prevent ring injuries, it's important to exercise good judgment.

Can silicone rings rip fingers?

No, silicone rings exist to help prevent ring injuries caused by metal ring accidents. Ring avulsion (when metal ring is snagged and rips the ring off) and degloving (when metal ring is snagged and rips the skin on the finger off) are two of the common ring injuries.