A diamond is forever, as they say, but only if it's kept safe and secure. And for those looking to keep their diamond or stone ring as safe as possible, a common practice is wearing an alternative during certain settings -- and the silicone ring is the top option out there for those going this route.

At Enso Rings, we're happy to offer a huge selection of silicone rings for both women and men, allowing our clients an attractive, affordable fashion statement that will keep their stones safe and secure at all times. What exactly is silicone, why is it so valuable in the ring industry, and why might you want a silicone ring? Here are some of the basics for those who are just learning about this industry. 

Defining and Understanding Silicone

To understand the true value of silicone rings, you must first learn about silicone itself. Silicone is a well-known type of polymer that is used in a wide range of industries and products. With the proper additives, silicone can be made to join with other materials and take on different forms: Elasticity for flexibility, transparency for clearness, solubility in oil or water depending on the construction of the polymer itself -- and so much more. 

For this reason, it's a highly valuable commodity in a number of ways -- and the ring industry is one area where it's currently flourishing. Silicone can be made to stretch, yet never lose its elasticity or tension, making it able to fit your finger perfectly at all times without losing its shape or size. And since silicone is so malleable, it can be pressed into just about any form imaginable.

At Enso Rings, we're proud to offer this valuable material in a number of styles and designs for you to choose from, all at an affordable rate that won't break your budget. You can also choose rubber or TPU silicone rings without gems for even more pricing options -- but regardless of price point, you can be sure your ring will provide the protection and security you need.

Direct Benefits of Silicone Rings

There are numerous direct benefits that silicone rings offer to wearers, especially those who have a more expensive diamond ring but want to keep an alternative on-hand for certain settings. These benefits include:

  • Price: As mentioned above, silicone rings are typically less expensive than their metal counterparts. They can be engraved or filed down to any custom design you like, and at Enso Rings you will find countless styles under $50 for men and women.

  • Protection: As a more malleable option, silicone rings can help protect your stones from being damaged by catching against surfaces, edges, or other gems nearby. For instance, wearing a silicone wedding band when playing sports can keep your diamond ring from being snagged on any rough material.

  • Comfort: An obvious benefit of the design, silicone rings are typically much more comfortable than hard metal bands -- especially for those with larger knuckles who have trouble keeping rings in place.

  • Cleaning: If you've ever had a hard time getting into those small crevices on your ring to clean, then a silicone alternative will do the trick for you. And as mentioned above, these rings are also dishwasher-friendly if you want to give them a thorough rinse from time to time without worrying about rust or tarnishing.

Qualities to Look for in a Silicone Ring

If you've already decided to purchase at least one silicone ring for your needs, what are some of the important qualities you should be looking for in your ring? Here are a few:

  • Common ring use needs: What are you using the ring for in particular? Some settings require a shorter band, while others prefer a thicker style. Some want white silicone with black accents, while other women might prefer pink or purple metals to go along with their outfit. Try to find out what will work best based on your current lifestyle.

  • Material type: Silicone comes in different types that vary in ingredients, texture, strength, and purity. For instance, you need to know which additives are necessary for the material itself before making a purchase. If you're looking for something extra-durable under high tension or pressure, then TPU is your best bet -- but if you want an option with better grip, choose nitrile instead.

  • Accent colors: At Enso Rings, we provide our customers with hundreds of different accent colors to choose from when ordering their silicone ring -- and the best part about this is that you can mix and match according to your liking! For instance, you might pair a black body with red or purple gems for a regal look. Or you can go with a silver body and yellow gems. The combinations are endless, so test out different combos to see how they look on your finger.

Basic Care for Silicone Rings

Another important factor here is your care for silicone rings, and this is another area where they show major benefits -- there are very few instructions to follow when compared with other types. Just keep these points in mind:

  • Wash with warm water and soap after use, especially if you've been playing sports or out in the garden.

  • Skip using bleach, chlorine bleaches, or other harsh soaps. Use a mild soap instead for best results.

  • Make sure your ring is completely dry before putting it on or storing it away.

  • Avoid leaving your ring near fabric softener sheets or any other materials that can cause damage to the material over time.

  • Store in a velvet pouch if possible, which will help avoid any scratches during travel and storage.

For more on why you should consider a silicone ring, or to learn about any of our fantastic ring products or collections, speak to the pros at Enso Rings today.

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