May 6, 2016
Softer, Safer Wedding Rings
Some people have allergies or sensitive skin that is irritated by the presence of metal. Using sports equipment or tools may squeeze the fingers together, creating a lot of pain when the metal ring is pushed into the flesh. A ring can be very painful and difficult to remove when it cuts into a swollen finger. Sometimes it is just irritating to feel a metal ring rubbing against the skin.
Worse yet, for people working with power tools, there are occasionally some real dangers in wearing rings. My father-in-law nearly lost his finger when his wedding ring caught on a piece of equipment. A number or people, including talk show host Jimmy Fallon, have experienced similar injuries.
These inexpensive rings are hypoallergenic, flexible, and durable. Most are designed to break away under pressure, so they are safe to wear during work and sports.
Silicone rings are available in many colors and styles, for both men and women. They are so affordable, you can buy an assortment in different colors to match different outfits and activities. I was surprised by all the choices, including some that have a metallic look, and others that include sparkly stones.
This is a wonderful solution for people who want to wear a wedding ring, but need to be concerned about safety.