Silicone Wedding Ring Bands

You’ve seen them on your favourite sports personalities, Instagram profiles and celebrities. But what are Silicone Wedding Ring Bands and why are people wearing them?

Well, they’re exactly as they’re described, they’re made from silicone and are designed to be worn instead of a traditional metal wedding ring or band. 

The reasons for people wearing them as opposed to traditional precious metal rings are multiple; it could be safer and less hazardous in your work by wearing non-metal, there’s a much lower price point and in these changing times, everyone’s looking for something different.



Safety

Many sports, especially contact sports do not allow jewelry and particularly rings, on the fild of play. And for obvious reasons; they’re dangerous to both the wearer and others on the field. Something made of metal and caught in contact with force can do damage. 

However, silicone being what it is, is soft and flexible and allows sportsmen and sportswomen to continue to pursue their passion, whilst still showing their off field commitments.

Respect!

Low risk

Are you a sportsperson or someone who has an active job? Do you have a high chance of losing your ring? Or maybe you’re a bit more clumsy with these sorts of things and want some a bit less risky that won’t break the bank (or a heart) if it gets lost.

That 18ct white gold wedding band may look the business on day 1, but there are going to be scratches, dings and if ever lost, a significant dent to the pocket. Plus, it’s highly unlikley you’ll be able to find the same thing again.

Silicone wedding bands can be reproduced and given their low price point, if you know the eventuality is more likely than not that you’ll need a replacement – just get two to begin with!

Another note; risk of theft is greatly reduced as the black market trade of stealing and melting down silicone wedding bands to make teeth isn’t very well established. Phew!

Stylish

Let’s face it; traditions may last, but the application changes. Gold was the precious metal of choice, then more recently white gold. Ladies now love Princess and Emerald cut diamonds – who knows what the next will be. 

The next trend or evolution in wedding rings is silicone, especially if you’re an active person. Plus, just like watches and other jewelry, why not buy a few of varying designs and colours to match your wardrobe.

Who said accessorising couldn’t be extended to your ring finger?

Do you wear silicone wedding bands? What are your thoughts? Leave a comment below and let us know.



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14 thoughts on “Silicone Wedding Ring Bands”

  1. Hi there, I have not tried silicone wedding bands but I have seen them a lot lately.

    I always thought they were just for sporting activities but now I see them being worn on a daily basis.

    I always take my wedding band off when I go into or around the water, like the lake or the ocean, and I always feel naked without it.

    My band came off on our honeymoon in the pool and I had at least 20 people helping me find it.

    I think a silicone wedding band would be beneficial for the simple reason of the risk of not losing it. Thank you for providing this information.

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    • Hi Rob,
      Thanks for the comment 🙂 Yep, at first it was definitely something focussed on sports/athletics but it’s definitely becoming more adopted generally.
      All the best.
      Gareth
      PS – I trust there was a happy ending regarding losing your band in the pool and that you found it 🙂

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  2. Hello. This is a very interesting article. While I haven’t heard of silicone wedding rings before I can certainly see how their popularity would increase. While my husband and I are both retired now, we did work careers that prevented us from wearing our wedding rings. I worked in the health care industry and couldn’t risk scratching patients with rings and my husband was a technician who couldn’t risk electrocution by wearing metal on his hands. Just in those two fields alone, I can see a huge market. Then there are different colors and the desire of the younger generations to be so individualized. They sound amazing. Would the silicone be durable enough to stand up to all the hand washing and sanitizing in the health care field?

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    • Hi Deb,
      Thanks for your note 🙂
      Yes, silicone is extremely durable as a material, although will never be as durable as a metal ring. I cannot say for 100% certainty how long they would last under constant alcohol based hand sanitisers, however if after some years they did deteriorate, it’s very easy (and cheap) to replace it.
      All the very best,
      Gareth

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  3. Honestly, I’ve never heard of silicone wedding ring bands until I bumped into your post. I’m not married yet, but a little window shopping might kick start the process, right? I wonder how would a girl react when I pop the question and offer a silicone ring instead of the old fashioned diamond ring. I’m sure she would love the idea! Thanks for sharing this post, Gareth. I appreciate it a lot!

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    • Hi Ivan,
      Hahahaha, that’s a great comment! I somehow think that the traditional diamond is something that will stick around for a while yet! 😉 Whilst they were initially predominantly male focussed, ladies silicone rings are becoming more and more popular.
      Cheers,
      Gareth

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  4. Thanks so much for the really interesting post. I see guys wearing bands like these and never knew what they were made of.

    I work out at the gym 6 days a week. I always take off my gold wedding band. If I don’t do that it gets scratched and bent.

    I think the silicone bands look very cool and all kinds of great colors.

    Plus, if I wearing a band at the gym it’ll cut down on the thousands of ladies that are hitting on me because they think I’m not married. (I’m kidding of course. I’m 68 years old.)

    Seriously though, I’ll probably get one and give it a try. And, I know right where to go, to the “Shop Silicone Wedding Bands Now” icon above!

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  5. I never heard of the silicone wedding rings before, but I like the idea of keeping it low cost, because alot of people don’t pop the question due to the costs of traditional diamond rings.
    I’m interested to know how general population would react to this concept, especially the ladies. 🙂

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    • Hi Habib,
      I don’t think we’ll be able to stop the diamond engagement ring for some time yet! 🙂 These will more replace the use in more day to day activities, fitness and work where traditional rings are not appropriate or can be a hazard. The diamond ring will still probably come out at evenings and when going out.
      Cheers,
      Gareth

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  6. Hi, Gareth,

    I didn’t know that silicone wedding bands were a thing. Last year, I bought a couple of bands for my uncle and aunt that celebrated their 50th anniversary, but they were made from a different metal. Can’t remember exactly but it was neither gold nor silver.

    Anyway, the silicone concept sounds interesting. I can see the advantages of wearing one, but let me ask you something. Do they look cheap? I think we guys don’t care as much as women about details like these.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    • Hi Enrique,

      Thanks for the comment! There are some brands out there that do some really smart looking rings! I’d stay away from the cheap generic brands you’ll find on Amazon. Check out my link to Groove Life and Qalo – they do really nice ones.

      Cheers,
      Gareth

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  7. How interesting! This is the first time I’m hearing of this.
    To be honest, I’m not sure how I would feel if I were presented with one, ha ha!
    But I definitely see it as a replacement ring while at the workplace or during sports.

    Great idea!

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    • Hi Andrea!
      Hahaha, I doubt that the engagement ring will be going anywhere anytime soon! But you’re spot on – it’s more of a daily replacement ring that will let you do you routines/hobbies/activities without any worry or concern. Then on the evenings and weekends/going out, the sparkly ring makes an appearance! 🙂
      Cheers,
      Gareth

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