Do Silicone Rings Stretch? The Ultimate Silicone Ring Guide
When you live an active lifestyle, it’s important you wear accessories meant for activity. Whether it’s lifting weights or rock climbing in the Grand Canyon, you should be able to wear your accessories through any activity you do. We always recommend anyone who works as a first responder or construction worker, who routinely works out at a local gym, or who spends a lot of time outdoors invest in a durable silicone ring as an alternative band to wear. This way, their more delicate and more expensive gold and diamond rings don’t get damaged in day-to-day activities.
However, it’s still important any ring you invest in fits you properly. There are lots of ways to figure out how tight should a wedding ring be, and that goes for any type of ring—silicone or metal. In fact, a lot of customers ask us whether silicone rings stretch out or lose their shape. We’ve put together this ultimate guide that should help you understand a bit more about silicone rings and their shape over time.
How Your Ring Should Fit
As with all rings, you should make sure it fits properly. It shouldn’t slide off without a bit of friction—you want to ensure it will stay put on your finger. However, your ring shouldn’t create a swell around it or any red marks when you take it off. The actual width of your ring is important to consider, too—our silicone wedding bands for men are typically made pretty wide, so they might fit a bit more snugly than a thinner band. Even still, your ring needs to fit properly!
When Your Ring Is Too Tight …
Don’t try to stretch it out yourself! Silicone rings aren’t designed to stretch out—they’re designed to hold their shape and still slip off if they get caught on something or you need to remove it. If your ring is too tight, you need to resize it and purchase a new one! While it might seem like an added expense, it’s still better than losing circulation to your finger because you stubbornly choose to wear it or breaking it because you tried to DIY-stretch it. We’re here to help you find the perfect fit for your ring!
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When Your Ring Is Too Loose …
Again, you’ll need to purchase a new one that fits you better! There’s nothing worse than losing your ring because it fell off while you were walking, running, or climbing. Rings are small, so they can easily get buried under items or fall into crevices that make it difficult to find.
Alternatively, you could also layer your rings or wear it on a finger that is wider, such as your thumb, middle finger, or pointer finger! Our silicone wedding bands for women are perfect for layering since the bands are thin. You can mix and match different colors based on you and your spouse’s birthdays, anniversary dates, or favorite shades. Stacking your bands will keep them on your finger. Place the band that’s too large at the base of the stack, and then stack the smaller ones above it to keep the larger one from sliding down.
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Why Your Ring Stretched Anyway
You purchased the right size, so why did your silicone ring stretch out? There’s a couple of possibilities.
It Wasn’t Made to Last: Thankfully, our rings are designed with durability in mind. Here at QALO, we want your rings to last as long as your commitment to your spouse: for life! Other companies don’t always make their rings with that idea in mind, so you can rest assured when investing in a ring from us that we have crafted it with excellence at the forefront.
It Doesn’t Have 100 Percent Silicone: Some companies don’t actually make their silicone rings with just silicone—shocker! We pride ourselves on using durable silicone, and just that. When companies mix their silicone with other elastic materials, the silicone can easily lose its shape. It will stretch out quickly and not last as long.