How Do I Shrink My Silicone Ring?

A silicone wedding ring is now one of the most popular alternative jewelry pieces that someone can find. While they haven’t completely supplanted the traditional metal wedding ring, they are definitely growing in popularity for several reasons:

  • They are very comfortable, made of a soft and stretchy silicone rubber

  • They are much safer than metal, and can even break away from your finger under extreme conditions if your ring gets caught on something

  • They fit snug against your finger, which makes them much better for wearing in situations where a metal ring might fall off, such as in the water

  • They are durable and can withstand almost anything you put them through, including extreme temperatures

If you got a silicone ring and it’s not quite the right size, you may be wondering if you can shrink a silicone ring. Despite information on the internet that might suggest that you can, the answer to that question is no.

Why Silicone Rings Don’t Shrink

Silicone rings are made of a silicone rubber material. This material is made up of silicon, then mixed with carbon, hydrogen, and other elements to get a final product that is very stretchy, soft, and pliable, but also very durable. The normal pattern for the long polymer chains of silicone inside a ring is messy, they’re just haphazardly scattered about. That’s a good thing, because it allows you to stretch the silicone material without breaking it. As the silicone stretches, the chains of polymers get straighter and more orderly. Once they are completely straight, the silicone is stretched as far as it can get.

These polymer chains are very strong bonds and are not easy to break, but that also means that you cannot do anything once they are bonded to tighten the bonds (i.e., you cannot shrink the ring).

What You Can Do Instead

Instead of trying to shrink your ring, you will need to understand the sizing to get the best fit. Silicone rings do not come in half sizes (like metal ones do) so if you are normally between sizes, we recommend that you go down to the lower size. The ring may feel a little tight at first, but it will stretch to fit your finger and will stay on even when it’s wet or cold and your fingers shrink. If you get the wrong size and find out it won’t fit, just contact the helpful customer care team at Enso Rings to help you get the right size. With our 100% satisfaction guarantee we’ll make sure you get the perfect ring in the perfect size.

Shop today to find the Enso ring that fits your finger, your personality, and your style.

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