One rising trend as of late has been silicone wedding rings. Amongst the reasons they're popular is that they're a stylish and quite durable alternative to the more traditional rings made of metal. Right off the bat, it's worth noting that the durability of silicone is not the same as that of metal. However, that actually works out to the silicone's advantage. Read on to find out more.
What material makes up a silicone ring?
Aside from silicon—which is the second most abundant material on the planet and a naturally occurring element—there's also carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and various elements. Those materials put together end up making a flexible rubber that can be used for several things. This is largely due to that material being nontoxic and quite durable.
What are the benefits of choosing a silicone ring over other types of rings?
There are several advantages to wearing a silicone ring on top of its durability, including:
- Temperature resistance
- Water resistance
Are silicone rings durable enough to withstand extreme temperatures?
The short answer is yes. One of the reasons for silicone rings’ popularity is they can resist biting cold and intense heat. Unlike some other materials, which get disfigured or damaged by temperatures in the extremes, rings made from silicone are fine even in heat up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit and cold as low as -75 degrees Fahrenheit.
This is also what makes them popular guy rings, since they can be used during extreme outdoor sports activities.
Most people probably won't be exposed to maximum temperatures anyway, though. So no matter what temperature fluctuations may occur in the wearer’s day-to-day lives, the silicone ring will likely hold up just fine. The only way silicone rings will end up damaged or deformed when it comes to extreme temperatures is prolonged exposure.
Does silicone break?
As previously mentioned, silicone rings have excellent durability. They won't break under most conditions. However, it's worth noting that it is actually possible for them to break. In some cases, that quality can actually save someone's finger. Traditional metal rings like platinum or gold will generally stay intact under extreme force. In that case, it's the finger wearing that ring that ends up damaged when the ring is pulled or caught, sometimes even resulting in amputation. On the other hand, silicone rings will break under heavy force, meaning the finger wearing it won't suffer significant injuries.
This may cause concern, especially if you end up using it as a wedding ring, but it's actually a good thing. This is mostly because, unlike traditional gold or silver wedding rings, silicone rings are quite affordable and therefore replacing them is quite easy.
Silicone rings have been gaining traction over the years, and with good reason. They are quite durable and can withstand extreme heat or cold. Aside from durability, they're also flexible, malleable and resistant to extreme temperatures as well as water. If your priority is durability and affordability, silicone rings are for you.
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