When it comes to many of the most valuable and precious rings we tend to wear, many people find themselves in a quandary. They want to display their beautiful ring in public wherever possible, but at the same time, a high-value ring worn in certain settings may risk being lost, stolen or damaged. 

At Enso Rings, we're proud to serve as your one-stop shop for the simplest solution to this problem: Silicone rings, which take the place of more expensive rings in many settings -- and come in a huge variety of styles and options that help you make the kind of impression you were looking for without risking your high-value diamond or other stones. Our range of silicone ring options spans from general men's and women's rings in numerous styles to specific groupings like our Star Wars classic silicone ring selections. 

What is the purpose of silicone rings, what are their pros and cons, and why might you consider one? Here's a primer.

Defining Silicone and Silicone Rings

For those unaware, silicone is a popular type of plastic that's often used in the creation of numerous items, from cooking utensils to shampoo bottles and beyond. 

Generally speaking, it's most important to understand that silicone rings are made out of this very substance: They're not some sort of knockoff or imitation ring, but instead a ring crafted out of pure silicone. It's also a good idea to bear in mind that although a lot of people group silicone rings together with 'plastic' or 'cheap' rings, that's not the case either. Silicone is actually a durable material that holds its shape well and can withstand a great deal of tugging, pulling and general wear. 

Common Purposes of Silicone Rings

Silicone rings have a variety of purposes for those who wear them:

  • Keeping an expensive stone ring safe in certain environments: Of course, many people want to wear their high-value rings in public and be proud of them. However, there are times when a person may not want to receive unnecessary attention – job interviews and first dates often fall into this category – or may feel that they're at risk for losing, damaging or having their stones stolen during the day (which is far more likely to happen than you might imagine). Wearing an affordable silicone or plastic ring around in these scenarios tends to solve the problem.

  • Leading a healthier lifestyle: A common trend among those who lead active lifestyles is to wear compression gloves. These gloves are important for both reducing pressure on your hands during workouts and sports, as well as for helping to protect your fingers from injuries. However, wearing a pricey metal ring while engaging in this kind of activity is a recipe for disaster – you risk losing the ring or accidentally snapping it during a workout. As such, many people who prefer not to take their rings off choose to sport a silicone ring instead – and also benefit from the added safety factor.

  • Attending a wedding: In many cultures, the tradition is to wear a ring to symbolize your relationship with another person. However, if you're attending a wedding, there's often no need for you to take off either an engagement ring or a wedding band just because you're in attendance at another couple's special event. As such, many people who feel that they would rather not take off their rings opt to wear a silicone version on the other hand instead.

  • Wearing a ring that expresses your personality: Silicone rings are also popular for this reason, as they come in so many different designs and styles. Whether you want to try out some funny pop culture-themed options like our Star Wars rings or prefer classic gemstone and metal theme options, we've got a huge range of different choices to satisfy your needs.

So as you can see, there are numerous reasons that people choose to wear silicone rings instead of more expensive ones. For those who would like such a ring but aren't quite sure how it might work, simply contact our team and learn more about what we have to offer.

Qualities to Consider in a Silicone Ring

If you're part of any of the above groups, or even if we didn't actually list your personal reason for getting a silicone ring, here are some of the important qualities to consider while finding the ideal ring:

  • Color options: Another major benefit of silicone rings is the fact that they come in a virtually limitless range of colors and styles. You can choose from basic options like solid black or silver, but also try out more unique color schemes at your convenience. Many people will buy multiple rings to express various parts of their personality.

  • Fit considerations: Silicone rings are often designed with a slightly stretchy fit. This is especially important because it allows the ring to both stretch over your finger and then snap back into place if you need it to – a great safety factor. However, they're not always as tight as some people would like them to be, so keep that in mind while shopping for a specific size.

  • Price: This is a major benefit for most people, as a silicone ring costs a fraction of what you might pay for a more expensive stone or metal version. Even if you have no intention of ever wearing the ring during an activity where it could be lost or damaged, it can still represent a great investment in your wardrobe for other occasions.

For more on the purpose of silicone rings and why they're worn so often, or to learn about any of our silicone ring collections, speak to the staff at Enso Rings today.

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