If you're someone who sews or participates in other similar craft projects on a regular basis, whether for your profession or as a hobby, you know the importance of having your fingers and hands unencumbered while doing so. There are a few things that may get in the way of this, including many metal or stone rings, and some who are in this position will instead look to alternatives such as silicone rings.
At Enso Rings, we're happy to offer numerous styles of silicone ring to our various clients, from men's and women's engagement and wedding rings to styles like our Bevel silicone rings and numerous others. What are some of the reasons those who participate regularly in sewing or other crafts tend to enjoy silicone rings for everyday use? Here are several.
Staying Out of the Way
First and foremost, as we discussed above, those who sew or engage in similar crafts need their hands to be fully mobile in order to perform at their best. Traditional metal rings, however, often get in the way and can cause discomfort or impair hand movement.
Silicone rings, on the other hand, are soft and flexible, making them ideal for daily wear. They won't get in the way of your work and will stay comfortable all day long. In fact, many of our silicone rings are designed to be so comfortable that you might even forget you're wearing them!
Non-Conductive and Non-Static
Traditional metal rings can often cause problems with conductivity, meaning that if you're working with electricity, you run the risk of being shocked. Silicone rings, on the other hand, are non-conductive and non-static, so you don't have to worry about them causing any problems.
For instance, those who sew will often use sewing machines with sharp needles. If you're wearing a metal ring, there's a greater chance of your finger getting injured if it comes into contact with the needle. With a silicone ring, however, this is not a problem - your finger will be safe and sound.
Resistant to Damage and Easy to Clean
Silicone rings are also resistant to damage, meaning they won't scratch or scuff like traditional metal rings can. They're also easy to clean - you can simply rinse them off with water if they get dirty.
This is in contrast to many metal rings, especially those with lower-quality materials in the bands. These kinds of rings can easily become scratched or dented, especially while working with sewing machines or other tools.
Hypoallergenic and Sanitary
Those engaged in various crafts also need to be mindful of any potential allergies they may have. Many traditional metal rings contain nickel, which can often cause allergic reactions in people. Silicone rings, on the other hand, are hypoallergenic and will not cause any problems for those with sensitivities.
They're also much more sanitary than traditional metal rings. Metal rings can often harbour bacteria and other germs, which can be dangerous if you're working with food or other sensitive materials. Silicone rings, however, can easily be cleaned with soap and water and will not pose a risk to your safety.
Crafts like sewing also require some resiliency, as you'll often be working with materials that can easily get damaged. Traditional metal rings are not very durable and can often bend or snap when put under stress. Silicone rings, on the other hand, are much more resistant to damage and will last much longer.
In fact, many of our silicone rings are designed to be virtually indestructible! So, if you're someone who tends to be hard on your rings, a silicone option may be the best choice for you.
No Snagging Risks
A key risk of certain metal rings that's directly applicable to sewers and others who carry out similar crafts: The metal ring becoming caught or snagged in fabric or other materials, potentially causing injury. In the worst cases, a metal ring might become caught in a powerful mechanical setup like a sewing machine, which can lead to disaster.
Silicone rings, however, are specifically designed to avoid this problem. They have a soft, pliable construction that allows them to move smoothly past fabrics and other materials without getting caught. And in the rare cases where they do become caught, they're engineered to automatically break free without causing any damage.
And if a snagging issue happens to take place, where the silicone ring breaks off on its own to protect your finger from a danger risk, there's more good news: Silicone rings are so affordable that replacing your broken ring isn't a big deal at all. While diamond rings might run you thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars, silicone rings can often be purchased for less than $50.
Smooth and Comfortable
Finally, who wants to deal with a ring that's not comfortable? Silicone rings are designed to be soft and smooth, so you won't have to worry about them rubbing against your fingers in an uncomfortable way. They're designed to fit snugly on your finger, so they won't move around or come loose while you're working. This is important for those who participate in crafts outside their home -- other rings may slop off or be lost in the process.
Silicone rings have a variety of benefits for those who engage in regular crafts, including safety, durability, and affordability. If you're someone who often sews or participates in other activities that require manual dexterity, we highly recommend investing in a silicone ring! You won't regret it.
For more on why silicone rings are ideal if you sew, or to learn about any of our ring options, contact the pros at Enso Rings today.