Have you been hearing about silicone rings, but not quite sure what they are or why you need one? Look no further, because we're about to break it down for you!
Why silicone ring instead of hard rings?
Rings can be made from all kinds of materials – gold, silver, titanium, carbon fiber, steel, ceramic, wood. So why silicone?
Of all these materials, silicone is the only one that is flexible.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of people injure or lose (yes, lose!) their fingers from ring accidents. Usually it happens when the ring is caught on an object and is ripped off of the hand. Yikes.
In the same situation, silicone rings will not take your finger with it! It will break off – sacrificing itself for the safety of your finger.
And that's why we love silicone rings.
Why not use another flexible material such as plastic or natural rubber?
Silicone does not break down into micro-plastic: Micro-plastic is a far reaching pollution that hurts the marine life, our health, and our environment.
Non-Toxic: Unlike some plastics, silicone is non-toxic and does not contain harmful chemicals such as BPA or phthalates.
More resistant to stain, odor, and fungus: Silicone is easy to clean and does not absorb odors or stains like plastic or natural rubber.
Durability: Silicone is a durable material that is more resistant to wear and tear than plastic and rubber. It's also more resistant to warping or other damages the can be caused by higher temperatures.
What are some other cool properties about silicone rings?
Compared to traditional (hard) rings, silicone rings are:
- More comfortable because they are flexible
- Won't get scratched up – weights and dumbbells are among many things that tend to scratch up metal rings!
- Won't cause callouses
- Won't pinch your fingers
- Won't scratch up your car, steering wheel, furniture, and....baby's faces :)
Are silicone rings breathable?
Silicone rings made by us (Knot Theory) have a curved inner wall that boosts air flow between your finger and your ring. So yes, they are breathable!
Do people wear silicone rings as wedding rings, instead of their traditional wedding rings?
Yes, silicone rings are often worn as wedding rings!
Leave your precious and irreplaceable wedding rings at home while you wear your silicone rings to the gym, work, and travels. They are your everyday ring that doesn't get in the way of an active lifestyle.
1 in 4 men and 1 in 7 women lose their wedding rings! And this usually occurs in the beginning of the marriage, as the new couple gets used to wearing a wedding ring. Silicone rings are great as “training wedding rings”, or, in our humble opinion, even better as your “actual wedding rings” - because, like love, these rings never limit you in doing what you want in life. They support you in getting the most out of life!
Why you need one?
To sum up, silicone rings help prevent dangerous ring injuries, they are more comfortable than traditional rings, and they can be worn everyday in every situation.
If you're looking for a ring that can keep up with your active lifestyle, won't irritate your skin, and looks great, a silicone ring might just be the perfect choice for you.
For the coolest silicone rings on the planet, check out the latest collections at Knot Theory.