For many years, traditional metal bands were all couples could choose from. And, while traditional wedding bands hold a lot of value, certain people couldn’t always wear their metal band throughout the day. Silicone rings offer a great alternative for couples who lead active lifestyles or work in certain careers where metal rings might pose a health risk. But, what exactly are silicone rings — and why are they so popular? Let’s take a deeper look at silicone rings and their popularity amongst couples. \n\nWhy Silicone? \n\nMany customers ask why silicone is the material of choice for alternative rings. Simply put, silicone is one of the most durable materials out there, and it’s easily shaped and molded into various forms. The properties of silicone ensure that it’s durable, withstanding high temperatures, bouncing on hard floors or even harsh chemicals found in motor oil or gasoline. Silicone is also waterproof and sweat-resistant, making it the perfect choice for wedding bands. \nCan People Be Allergic to Silicone?\nThat’s a common question, but people have to worry more about ring avulsion than they do being allergic to silicone. When you wear a ring that’s too tight, your finger can swell against the material of the ring. When you wear a ring that’s too loose, it can easily catch on corners or sharp objects, pulling on the skin and tendons in your finger. This can cause serious injury. Some people have even lost their entire finger due to ring avulsion. \nUse Our Ring Size Chart to Find the Right Size for You\nYou can avoid ring avulsion simply by finding the right size for your rings. We recommend that all customers use our ring size chart prior to ordering their rings from us to ensure that they get the correct size for their finger. The instructions are easy, and silicone rings tend to fit better than traditional metal ones anyway. As your finger swells and contracts with the temperature and physical activity, your silicone ring will retain its shape without making your finger feel uncomfortable. This is especially important for those who work as personal trainers or in fields where they’re exposed to the elements frequently.\n\nWho Can Wear Silicone Bands?\nAnyone can wear silicone rings! Our silicone wedding bands for women are immensely popular amongst nurses, firefighters, paramedics and mechanics. But, they’re also popular with those who work out frequently or have an active lifestyle. And, yes, even going to the grocery store or getting coffee with friends can be part of an active lifestyle! Simply put, silicone rings are for everyone. \nBenefits of Wearing Silicone Rings\nThere are many benefits of wearing a silicone ring — that’s what makes them so popular! Here are some of the many benefits of wearing a silicone ring:\n\n\nCost: Silicone rings are infinitely less expensive than traditional metal bands. Many metal bands cost hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. A silicone ring, on the other hand, costs under $100 and lasts just as long. Who wouldn’t want to save more money while getting a ring that symbolizes the same thing as a metal band?\n\n\nBrowse Our Collection of Silicone Rings\n\n\n\nDurability: The durability of silicone ensures that the ring will last a lifetime. As long as you take care of your ring properly, it’ll last for years to come. Many couples prefer silicone rings because they can wear them to work, on trips or even to special events because the rings are so durable. Our variety of patterns and designs ensures that you can find a silicone ring that’s perfect for your style and commitment to marriage. \n\n\nSafety: Because our rings are made of such durable silicone, it’s actually much safer to wear a silicone ring than a traditional metal one. This is especially for those who work in the following careers:\n\nFirst Responders (police, firefighters, paramedics)\nMedical (doctors, nurses, LPNs, CNAs)\nPersonal trainers\nAthletes\nFrequent travelers\nMechanics\nWelders\nConstruction workers\n\nBecause of the nature of these careers, a silicone ring is much safer to wear than a metal one. Not only for practical reasons, either. Those wearing a diamond ring can also appear more of a target than those who are wearing silicone rings. Because of the value of diamond rings, thieves and criminals are much more likely to target someone wearing a diamond or metal ring than someone who isn’t. \nSilicone rings are great for a variety of reasons, but many couples find they’re much more comfortable than metal rings. They’re also great for those working in a variety of hazardous fields where wearing metal rings can be dangerous. Overall, silicone rings are a great alternative to traditional metal bands!