There are many different colors out there that may have different meanings to varying groups, and one way of expressing certain preferences here is through the wearing of rings. One particular color that may have several meanings to some people, but is most well-known in one particular area when it comes to a special cause, is red.
At Enso Rings, we offer a huge selection of men's, women's and even kids silicone rings, including bevel rings and many other styles -- and our rings are available in a virtually limitless range of colors, red among them. While you may have many personal reasons for desiring a red ring, one that's common among many people, especially those with US military members in their family or friend groups, is the RED (Remember Everyone Deployed) initiative, or "Red Friday." What is this program in support of military members, and how might a red silicone ring be ideal for your observance of this program? Here's a rundown.
The Remember Everyone Deployed Initiative
While it's uncertain precisely when the RED program began, some trace it back to students at Mansfield University, who in 2015 began to wear red clothing on Fridays as a way of supporting and remembering military members deployed overseas who couldn't be home with their families and friends. The idea soon caught on, with people across the nation participating in RED Friday by wearing red shirts, stickers, hats and more to show their support for those serving.
The concept has quickly taken hold across the country, with even professional sports teams getting involved by holding special "Red Friday" nights during which they encourage fans to wear red to the game. What's great about the RED program is that there are no specified rules or guidelines -- this isn't about raising money for a particular cause or joining a political movement. Rather, it's simply about taking a moment to remember and support the men and women in our Armed Forces who are deployed away from home.
Why Was Red Chosen?
This is another area where there's uncertainty -- some even believe that the simplest reason for using red is because it easily fits into the acronym "Remember Everyone Deployed" that's so meaningful to the initiative. Others have speculated that red was chosen because it's an eye-catching color that's easy to spot in a crowd, making it ideal for getting people's attention and encouraging them to participate in RED Friday. Still others believe that red was selected as a nod to the "blood stripes" earned by Marine Corps members during their time in service. Whatever the case may be, red has become an important part of the RED initiative, and is now strongly associated with the program.
How Wearing a Red Ring Can Show Your Support
Whether you have someone close to you who is currently deployed or you just want to show your support for the military in general, participating in RED Friday is a great way to do so. And what better way to show your solidarity than by wearing a red silicone ring? Not only are our rings extremely comfortable and durable (meaning you can wear them all day long without having to worry about them slipping off or breaking), but they also make great conversation starters.
So if you're looking for a way to show your support for the RED initiative (or any other cause that's important to you), consider picking up one of our red rings today!
Other Benefits of Silicone Rings
And to be clear, the ability to find numerous varieties of red or any other ring color you're looking for is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the benefits of silicone rings. In addition to being comfortable, durable and stylish, our rings are also:
Non-conductive: For those who work in electrical fields or with other sensitive equipment, silicone rings present a safe alternative to metal rings, which can conduct electricity and pose a serious safety hazard.
Hypoallergenic: Metal allergies are becoming increasingly common, but fortunately, our silicone rings are hypoallergenic and won't cause any skin irritation.
Easy to remove and clean: Silicone rings slide right off when you need to remove them, and can be cleaned with just a bit of soap and water -- no special cleaning solutions required!
As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to choose silicone rings over their metal counterparts -- but at the end of the day, it's up to you to decide which type of ring is right for you.
Kinds of People Who Often Wear Silicone Rings
While silicone rings are perfect for anyone, there are certain groups of people who often find them to be particularly helpful or convenient. These include:
People with metal allergies: As we mentioned above, silicone rings won't cause any skin irritation, making them a great option for those with metal allergies.
People who work in electrical fields: Silicone is a non-conductive material, which makes it a safer choice for those who work with sensitive equipment or around electricity.
People who play sports: Silicone rings are extremely comfortable and flexible, making them ideal for athletes or anyone else who participates in activities that might cause a metal ring to break or fall off.
So whether you're looking for a new way to show your support for the RED Friday initiative or you're just in the market for a comfortable and convenient ring, silicone rings are definitely worth considering!
To view our wide selection of silicone ring options, speak to our team at Enso Rings today.