While traditional diamond and other stone rings with metal surroundings are elegant and classy, these kinds of rings also present practical issues for certain kinds of people during everyday use. Athletes across many sports or exercise types are a great example here -- they may love to wear such a metal and stone ring in certain settings, but when taking part in athletics, those kinds of rings often aren't viable options at all.
At Enso Rings, we're happy to offer clients a solution: Our huge selection of silicone rings, which ranges from numerous men's and women's styles to our Ultralite collection that's specifically meant for people to wear while barely noticing it's there. Athletes are some of our most common clients, including those who own other ring types -- but want a great alternative to wear in certain athletic settings so they don't risk damage, loss or other concerns with their expensive stone ring. What are some of the main reasons why athletes enjoy silicone rings for daily needs? Here are several.
Comfortable But Durable
One of the key benefits of silicone rings is how comfortable they are to wear on a daily basis. They're made with a hypoallergenic material that's smooth and non-irritating, even for people who have metal allergies or other sensitivities that make wearing certain rings difficult.
Silicone is also lightweight but durable, meaning it will retain its shape and style over time without being excessively heavy on your finger. This is a great choice for athletes or others who want to wear rings regularly but don't want extra weight during their activities.
Safe for Athletic Environments
Many silicone ring styles also come with an inner arc design that's meant to reduce the chances of the ring getting snagged on things. That's ideal for athletes who wear their rings during practices or games, as it can help avoid painful "ring avulsion" injuries that occur when a ring gets caught on something and then pulled off the finger, often tearing the skin in the process.
And in rare cases where the ring does become caught on any kind of strong item, all silicone rings are designed to naturally break away from the finger at a certain amount of pressure. That can help you avoid losing your ring or getting a serious injury, as the ring will simply pop off before any major harm is done.
Enso Rings are also safe to wear while participating in many water-based activities. That's not the case with all ring types, as some can absorb water and then become loose or cause skin irritation. You can feel confident that our rings will stay in place while you're swimming, surfing, sailing and more.
Athletes may need to use their hands in some pretty unique ways during their time playing sports. That can often lead to issues with metal rings, as they may become bent out of shape or cause discomfort when certain motions are done.
With silicone rings, that's not a concern -- our rings are designed to be flexible and durable enough to withstand all kinds of hand motions without issue. You'll still get the same level of comfort and style, without having to worry about your ring being damaged during play.
Sweating is a common event for many athletes, no matter what the sport or temperature may be. Most metal rings absorb sweat, which is an issue for two main reasons: First, it can cause skin irritation or other problems; and second, it may cause the ring to become loose and then fall off.
Because silicone rings are made with a breathable material, they won't absorb sweat like metal rings do. That means you can wear them during any kind of activity without having to worry about them becoming uncomfortable or slipping off.
Ideal for Hot or Cold Environments
Many athletes need to train in both hot and cold environments, depending on the time of year and their location. That can cause problems with metal rings, as they may become uncomfortably hot or cold when exposed to extreme temperatures.
With silicone rings, that's not an issue either. They maintain their original shape and temperature no matter how hot or cold it gets, meaning you can wear them in any environment without having to remove them first.
Remember how we talked earlier about silicone rings breaking off naturally under heavy stress, helping avoid major finger injuries? An additional benefit that comes along with this: Replacing the ring if this does happen is a lot less expensive than having to replace a metal ring that's been bent out of shape, cracked or otherwise damaged.
Even if you don't have any plans of taking your ring off during athletics, there's always the chance that it could get lost at some point. Losing an expensive metal ring can be devastating, but with silicone rings, you can simply purchase a new one without breaking the bank.
Available in Many Styles
Silicone rings come in all kinds of styles, meaning you can find the perfect look to match your personal taste. Whether you're looking for something simple and understated or something that makes more of a statement, we have an option for you.
Many athletes want to represent their team colors or show support for their favorite sports figures with their rings, and silicone is the perfect material to make that happen. We offer rings in all kinds of color combinations, so you're sure to find an option that catches your eye.
And because they're so affordable, you can even purchase multiple styles to switch things up depending on your mood or the occasion.
As you can see, there are plenty of reasons why athletes might choose to wear silicone rings. Whether you're looking for a more practical option for everyday wear or you simply want to find a ring that better represents your personal style, Enso Rings have you covered.
For more on why athletes love silicone rings, or to learn about any of our options for silicone rings for athletes or any other groups, speak to the pros at Enso Rings today.