Keeping Your Fingers Safe with Silicone Rings
One of the main reasons that silicone rings have become so popular in recent years is their ability to keep your fingers safe when other more traditional metal and diamond wedding rings cannot. A silicone wedding ring has several ways that it can protect your fingers—whether you’re an outdoor adventure enthusiast who doesn’t wear a ring because you’re worried about finger safety in the wild or you have a job that won’t allow metal rings.
Preventing Ring Avulsion Injuries
The most common injury associated with metal wedding rings is called a ring avulsion injury. It occurs when your metal ring—which is not designed to bend, stretch, or flex at all—gets caught on something. The ring is forcefully pulled off your finger, which can lead to very painful injuries that range from mild bruising along your finger to torn muscles, tendons, and skin, or even joint damage. These can happen at work, at the gym, or even during extracurricular activities like rock climbing or hiking.
Silicone rings don’t have the same risks because the material is stretchy and flexible. It also has a breaking point, so if your silicone ring gets caught on something it will stretch to prevent injury to your finger. If there’s enough force, the silicone ring will break, and your finger will be spared.
Preventing Finger Amputations and Work Injuries
In the most severe cases of ring avulsion injuries, the force of a metal ring pulling against your finger can actually lead to traumatic amputation. That means your metal wedding ring could cause you to literally lose a finger. These risks, along with the other risks of ring avulsion, are the reason that many workplaces won’t allow metal rings. Firefighters, construction workers, mechanics, heavy machine operators, military members, and others are often prohibited from wearing metal rings in the workplace to protect your fingers. Silicone rings are often a safe and approved alternative to allow you to show your commitment without risking injury.
Metal wedding rings also pose another threat to your safety: since they are metal, they conduct electricity. Anyone who works around electrical currents knows that having metal on your body could present a serious threat to your safety if you got electrocuted. For that reason, electricians, and others who work in trades or have a hobby involving exposure to electricity, won’t wear metal rings. Silicone is a non-conductive rubber material that won’t put you at risk for electrocution, so it’s the ideal choice for anyone with that risk.
Discover Your Perfect Silicone Ring Today
Find your perfect silicone ring for work and play at Enso Rings. We have a wide variety of rings available to fit your style and keep your fingers safe.