Not everyone can wear a metal ring. Luckily, there is a great alternative: silicone rings from Enso Rings. Our rings are soft, flexible and hypoallergenic, so anyone can wear them. But why can’t some people wear metal rings, and how are silicone rings better?

  1. Metal Allergy 

Metal allergies are fairly common. According to the National Institutes of Health, up to 17% of women and 3% of men are allergic to nickel, one of the most common metal allergens. Other sources say up to 36% of women are allergic to nickel. Cobalt, gold, chromium and palladium are also common metal allergens. A metal allergy generally causes itching and a rash, but it can cause symptoms of illness as well.

When you Google “allergic to wedding ring,” you get 9.7 million results, so that shows just how common this problem is. Moreover, many women who were not previously allergic to their wedding ring became allergic after becoming pregnant.

It’s distressing to think of the money you spent on a wedding ring you’re allergic to and can’t wear. Worse, you want to be able to wear your wedding ring every day as a symbol of your union and your love.

A silicone wedding ring is the perfect solution. While it’s not impossible to be allergic to a silicone ring, it’s extremely uncommon. Silicone rings are hypoallergenic and are made of soft, flexible rubber. Enso Rings makes silicone wedding bands that mimic the look of real metal in gold, rose gold, silver, platinum, ruby, diamond, pearl, copper and quartz.

  1. Pregnancy

When a woman becomes pregnant, almost every part of her body changes in some way, and that includes her fingers. Hands, feet, legs and other extremities are known to swell during pregnancy, a time when women often retain fluids. Additionally, many women put on more weight than the baby and its accompanying components account for, further increasing the size of fingers. 

When this happens, wedding rings become tight — sometimes so tight they are hard to get off. It’s important during pregnancy that women remove rings that are becoming tight before it’s too late and they need help to get them off. 

During this time, a woman can wear a silicone ring. Silicone rings are economical, so it’s easy to simply buy one just to wear during this time. However, swelling does not go down and weight does not come off immediately after birth; many women retain this extra weight throughout the time they are nursing or longer. Depending on how far apart a woman spaces her children, she may get more use out of her silicone wedding ring than she thought. 

Because silicone wedding bands are so affordable, you may want to buy more than one for different occasions or to go with different outfits. 

Besides our Elements collection of silicone wedding bands, we offer dozens of other types as well. Our Legends collection features ring colors inspired by mythical creatures: Dragon, Mermaid, Poseidon, Loch Ness, Unicorn, Yeti, Fairy, Siren, Medusa, Phoenix and Pixie.

Our Infinity collection, engraved with the mathematical symbol for infinity, is the perfect silicone wedding band. It comes in Pink Sand, Turquoise, Plum and other fun colors. Get your partner one to match in Navy Blue, Oxblood, Obsidian or Slate.

  1. Sensory Integration Disorder

A sensory integration disorder can take many forms, all of which are related to the senses. Those diagnosed with sensory integration disorder — also known as sensory processing disorder — commonly have difficulty with such irritants as seams on socks and tags in clothing. Some people with sensory integration disorder cannot wear any jewelry, although some of these people report that wedding rings, earrings or nose rings are less troublesome than other types of jewelry.

Part of the reason a wedding ring might trigger sensory processing disorder is the tightness and the feeling of hard metal on the finger. Although there are no definite reasons behind a sensory trigger — no one can say why, for instance, fluorescent lights bother them other than that they are annoying — there are some alternatives and coping mechanisms that can be useful.

One of these is wearing a silicone ring from Enso Rings. While not wearing a ring is certainly an option when you have sensory processing disorder, many people prefer not to resort to this. They want to wear their wedding ring every day, but it’s difficult. Because silicone rings are soft and flexible, they are often tolerated better by people with sensory issues. 

If your senses are triggered by the feeling of tightness or squeezing, order your silicone ring a size up so it fits loosely on your finger. If your senses are triggered by the ring spinning on your finger and you want it to fit snugly, measure your ring size and round down. Remember, you can always exchange your Enso silicone ring if you are unhappy with the way it fits, so there is no risk.

Wearing Enso Silicone Rings for Fun

Thus far, we have discussed how silicone wedding rings are a great alternative for people who want to wear their wedding rings but can’t, but silicone rings are also great as fashion accessories.

If you’re bothered by metal or can’t wear it for any reason, Enso silicone rings and silicone bracelets are the perfect solution. Although we make lots of silicone wedding bands, we also make lots of fun silicone rings such as our Star Wars Collection, featuring The Mandalorian, Darth Vader, Grogu, C3PO, R2D2 and a Stormtrooper. 

Our new collection of Handcrafted Rings includes a collection of seven beautiful rings with swirling patterns: Copper Patina, Red White & Blue, Deep Sea, Forest, Ocean Mist, Sunburst and Horizons.

Our Santa Cruz collection of rings and bracelets for skateboarders is edgy, fun and colorful. Plus they’re safe, so if you wipe out, you won’t have to worry about an injury from a metal ring. And blood wipes off easily.

If you can’t — or don’t like to — wear metal rings, Enso silicone rings are for you. Shop our entire selection today.

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