For any ring you wear regularly, knowing it's made of a reliable material that's both durable and safe on your hand is very important. Silicone rings are likely the single most popular alternative to traditional metal and stone ring types, and a common question is raised among those who have never worn them: Do these rings break off too easily?
At Enso Rings, we're happy to offer a huge selection of silicone ring options, from those meant for wedding and engagement purposes to birthstone rings, fashion rings and many others. We're regularly asked about whether our rings break, and our answer is simple: Only when they need to for your safety. What do we mean by this, and why are silicone rings fantastic on both sides of this coin? Here's a breakdown to help you understand.
Silicone is Extremely Durable
First and foremost, before we get into anything else, it should be noted that silicone itself -- and the silicone varieties used in silicone rings -- is an extremely durable synthetic material. It's designed to resist heat and cold, maintain its shape and flexibility over time, and generally withstand a good deal of wear and tear. In fact, silicone is often used in high-stress areas where other materials would quickly degrade, such as car engine gaskets, seals and more.
This means that, in general, a silicone ring isn't going to break under normal wear and tear. You can wear it during activities like cooking, gardening, manual labor and more without having to worry about it breaking or coming apart. Even if you drop your ring or hit it on something hard, there's a good chance it will just bounce back into shape without any issue.
Now, the above does not mean that silicone rings are indestructible. They can still be damaged or even broken if they're subject to enough force, and this is where their flexibility comes into play. Unlike a metal ring, which is inflexible and will bend out of shape before it breaks, a silicone ring will actually deform and stretch before it snaps. This might not seem like a good thing, but it's actually a fantastic safety feature.
If you catch your ring on something or receive a hard impact while wearing it, the silicone will deform around whatever it's caught on or absorb the impact, rather than transferring that force to your finger. This greatly reduces the likelihood of your finger getting injured, and because of the natural flexibility of silicone materials, it often won't even risk the ring either.
Safety Release Means They'll Break When Needed
While silicone rings are extremely durable, there is one situation where they will break: if they need to for your safety. All of our rings feature a patented safety release mechanism that's designed to give way if your ring gets caught on something or your finger swells too much.
This is to avoid a potentially dangerous situation known as ring avulsion, which can occur when a ring gets caught on something and essentially rips your finger off as it's pulled away. This can cause serious damage to your finger, and in some cases may even result in amputation.
While this is a very rare situation, it's one that we take very seriously at Enso Rings. Our safety release mechanism is designed to activate if your ring is subject to too much force, whether from getting caught on something or from your finger swelling. This will cause the ring to break apart, freeing your finger and preventing any serious injury.
In short, silicone rings are designed to be both durable and safe. They won't break under normal wear and tear, but if they're subject to enough force, they will break apart safely to avoid injuring your finger. If you're looking for a safe and stylish alternative to metal rings, silicone is the way to go.
Other Qualities That Make Silicone Rings Desirable
Furthermore, silicone rings come with a host of other advantages that make them even more desirable, both as an alternative to metal rings and as standalone fashion accessories.
For one, they're extremely affordable. This is due in part to the fact that silicone is a relatively inexpensive material to produce, but it's also because there's no need for things like resizing or special care. You can simply buy a ring in your size and wear it as is, without having to worry about it breaking or requiring any special upkeep.
They're also very comfortable to wear. Silicone is a smooth material that's designed to flex and move with your finger, and this makes for a much more comfortable experience than wearing a metal ring. There's no need to worry about the ring digging into your skin or becoming uncomfortable after extended wear.
Silicone is also a naturally hypoallergenic product that does not conduct electricity, meaning it's safe for those with metal allergies or who work in electrical fields.
Lastly, silicone rings come in a wide variety of styles and colors. Whether you're looking for a simple and elegant design or something fun and flashy, there's sure to be a silicone ring that's perfect for you.
As you can see, there are many reasons why silicone rings are becoming increasingly popular. They're safe, comfortable, affordable, and stylish, and they offer a great alternative to traditional metal rings. If you're looking for a new type of ring to add to your collection, silicone is definitely worth considering.
For more on the breaking qualities of silicone rings and how they only break in helpful safety situations, or to learn about any of our silicone rings, silicone bracelets or other products, speak to the staff at Enso Rings today.