How Long Do Silicone Rings Last?

When you find that special someone, you probably are thinking about wearing a ring to show your love and devotion. From promise rings and engagement rings to wedding bands, rings have long been a symbol of commitment. Just like your relationship, you want that ring to last forever, which is why metals like gold and platinum are often used to create a ring. But as many people have learned over the years, metal rings aren’t always the most comfortable or most practical material for a ring.

With millions of people who can’t wear metal rings, either for safety reasons, because of an allergy, or just simply because you don’t want an uncomfortable ring that can’t keep up with your active lifestyle, silicone wedding rings have become more popular. But many people still wonder how long do silicone rings last?


The Making of a Silicone Ring

Silicone is a synthetic substance made of several naturally-occurring materials. Don’t confuse it with silicon, though, which is the 14th element on the periodic table of elements and a naturally-occurring material. Even though it doesn’t occur naturally on Earth, silicone is made of silicon, along with other natural elements, like oxygen, carbon, and hydrogen.

When these materials combine, they make a highly flexible, stretchy rubber-like plastic. It’s used in a lot of different things, including:

  • Medical equipment, like catheters and implants

  • Contact lenses

  • Bandages

  • Kitchenware and cookware

  • Personal care items, like shampoos and shaving cream

  • Watertight containers (for example, at the aquarium) and plumbing

  • Casings around electrical shock hazards

But what does that have to do with wedding rings? Well, the same material can be easily molded into a ring that offers the same level of flexibility, stretch, heat resistance, durability, and safety from electrical shock when it’s worn as a ring. That means you get a ring that can withstand anything you are going to put it through and won’t get warped, cracked, or damaged.


When Silicone Does Break

There are some occasions when a silicone ring will break, but usually it’s for the best. The material will stretch, but under extreme tension, silicone rings can break. Under the same tension, metal rings won’t break, and the result is a gruesome and painful ring avulsion injury. Since they are an affordable alternative to metal wedding rings, if your silicone ring doesn’t break you can just buy a new one (and also save thousands in medical bills because you’ll still have your fingers intact).


Find a Silicone Ring Today

Shop the selection at Enso Rings today and find a silicone engagement ring, promise ring, or wedding ring that will be as long-lasting as your love.

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