For those who own expensive diamond or other gemstone rings, whether in the form of wedding/engagement rings or any other kind of fashion jewelry, this ownership is a double-edged sword in some scenarios. Being able to proudly display a high-value ring is a quality many look for -- but in the same vein, there are certain situations or settings where wearing an expensive ring in public risks loss, theft or other concerns, and those in these situations often are regularly looking for alternatives.

At Enso Rings, we bring the best alternative possible right to you: Our huge selection of silicone rings, which range from wedding and engagement rings for both men and women to fashion and even kids-themed styles like our Disney or Star Wars ring collections. What are silicone rings, and what are they used for among people who don't want to carry certain risks with an expensive diamond or similar ring? Here's a rundown.

What is Silicone?

For those unaware, silicone is a synthetic polymer made from silicon and oxygen atoms, usually in the form of a rubber or plastic. It is often used in products like sealants, adhesives and lubricants, as well as in medical implants due to its inertness and biocompatibility.

Because it is non-toxic, odorless and translucent, silicone has become a popular material for use in making products that come into contact with skin, like rings. It is also durable and can withstand a fair amount of wear and tear, which is why silicone rings have become so popular in recent years as an alternative to traditional metal or gemstone rings.

What Are Silicone Rings Used For?

Silicone rings are often marketed as a safer and more affordable alternative to traditional metal or gemstone rings, and this is for good reason. For one, silicone rings are less likely to cause an allergic reaction if you have sensitive skin, as they are made from non-toxic materials. They are also much less likely to cause damage if they fall off your hand or are knocked off, as silicone is a soft material.

Most importantly, though, silicone rings are a great alternative for people who work in high-risk professions or settings where wearing a traditional ring might pose a safety hazard. For example, construction workers, athletes and military personnel often choose to wear silicone rings instead of metal or gemstone rings, as the risk of losing or damaging a ring in these settings is much higher.

Silicone rings are also a great option for people who frequently participate in outdoor activities like camping, hiking or biking, as they are less likely to get caught on things and cause damage. And finally, silicone rings make a great choice for anyone who wants a stylish and versatile ring that can be worn in a variety of settings.

At Enso Rings, we offer a wide range of silicone rings in a variety of styles and colors, so you can find the perfect ring for your needs. Whether you're looking for a wedding or engagement ring, something fun and stylish for everyday wear or a special gift for a loved one, we have you covered.

Considerations When Purchasing a Silicone Ring

Here are some of the qualities or other considerations to keep in mind when selecting a silicone ring:

  • Color options: One of the great things about silicone rings is that there are a wide range of colors to choose from, so you can find the perfect ring to match your style. From basic black and white to bright colors and patterns, we have something for everyone.

  • Size options: Silicone rings come in a wide range of sizes to fit any finger. Whether you need a small ring for a child or a large ring for an adult, we have you covered.

  • Width options: In addition to a variety of colors and sizes, silicone rings also come in a variety of widths to fit any style. Whether you prefer a thin ring or one that's a little wider, we have something for you.

  • Style options: We offer a wide range of silicone ring styles, from classic and simple to fun and funky. So whether you're looking for a wedding ring or something for everyday wear, we have a style that's perfect for you.

  • Can I still own a traditional metal ring? Of course! There's no reason you can't have both a traditional metal ring and a silicone ring. In fact, many people choose to wear a silicone ring as their everyday ring and reserve their traditional metal ring for special occasions.

Care for Silicone Rings

Another benefit of silicone rings is how little care or maintenance they'll require. There are just a couple very simple areas to look at periodically:

  • Basic cleaning: Using nothing but simple soap and water, you can easily clean your silicone ring. Just be sure to rinse it off thoroughly and allow it to air dry.

  • Storage: When not being worn, store your silicone ring in a cool, dry place. This will help keep it looking its best for years to come, and will also help prevent any mildew or other damage.

  • Showering: While you can definitely wear a silicone ring in the shower and in many similar settings, it may be advisable to remove it if you're going to be in water for an extended period of time (like swimming). This is because prolonged exposure to water can cause the silicone ring to stretch or warp, and it's also not recommended to wear a silicone ring while cooking, as the heat may damage it.

For more on what silicone rings are used for and what their main benefits are to those who purchase them, or to learn about any of our silicone ring options, speak to the staff at Enso Rings today.

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