We have to share how much we are seriously LOVING our silicone rings from Jane! (You can also get mens and womens silicone rings on Amazon!) We can’t talk about Amazon without reminding you that Prime membership is awesome; you can’t beat 2 day shipping!
We both love our rings, but ended up buying them for different reasons, here’s a little back story to why we each made the switch to silicone:
ANGIE: When Chad and I first went wedding ring shopping back in 2003, we looked at several stores, and I wasn’t finding anything that I really loved. We even purchased a ring that I liked, only to return it days later because it just wasn’t what I wanted. After looking in several stores in four different cities over a period of weeks, I finally found what I wanted. But it wasn’t your typical engagement ring. It was actually a right-hand cocktail ring with a ruby in the center of it and small diamonds along the sides. I wanted a diamond though, so the jeweler said they could easily replace the ruby with a diamond and then resize the ring to fit my finger. I really loved my ring, and at the time it was fairly unique. Most people who saw it commented that they had never seen a wedding ring like it before. I hadn’t either. Since then the style has actually become quite popular; I like to think that I was partly responsible for that trend. 😉 So I had a ring that I really did love.
Fast forward to our ten-year wedding anniversary. One day out of nowhere I noticed the band of my wedding ring was cracked. As a result, one of the small diamonds that lined the band was missing. I had no idea how it had even cracked. I’m guessing it may have had something to do with the strength of the band where it had been resized years earlier. At the time I wasn’t sure if I wanted to have it fixed or possibly get an upgrade. And life was so busy that I didn’t make it a priority to do anything about it. So for the last three years, my wedding ring has just been sitting in our safe, and I have been wearing various cubic zirconia rings in its place. But the problem is that these cheap rings I buy at Wal-Mart for $8.88 don’t last long before they tarnish. Shocking, right?! I’ve actually had fun with these cheap CZ rings though because I get to change them up every so often. And it doesn’t hurt that you can get a pretty big “diamond” for that price. 😉 But I also have small fingers, and it’s not always easy to find one of these cheap rings in a size 5. So I needed another option. Enter my silicone ring.
My husband has actually used a silicone ring himself for the last several years. He coincidentally lost his wedding ring in the lake at the same time that mine cracked. Even before that when he was at work or playing basketball he didn’t like to wear his titanium wedding ring, just in case a hand or finger injury of some sort were to occur and it might be difficult to remove the ring. But he still wanted to always be wearing his ring. So he opted for silicone.
So I have known about silicone rings for quite some time but never considered one for myself, until this summer when I saw these cute rings on Jane. Prior to this I thought they were just plain and boring. I am one who doesn’t sleep in my wedding ring; I never have. I don’t swim or work out with it on. Any time I put lotion on or something similar I always take my ring off. I don’t like to do the dishes with it on. Putting my ring on is the very last thing I do in the morning to get ready, after I’ve done make-up, hair, and gotten dressed. I take it on and off all the time throughout the day. And I take it off each night when I get ready for bed. I’m probably lucky I never lost it before it cracked, as often as I tend to remove it. So one of the main reasons I love the silicone ring is because I don’t feel like I have to take it on and off all the time. I have been swimming and boating with it on, and I’ve been wearing it when I work out. It’s so soft, flexible, and comfortable that it doesn’t bother me to wear when I’m lifting weights like a metal ring does. And because it’s inexpensive I’m not worried about losing it in the water. I can even put lotion and sunscreen on my kids without worrying about the cream getting stuck in all the crevices of my ring; it washes right off of my silicone ring.
And finally, look how CUTE this thing is! I love the teal color! It’s such a fun, bright color that it takes a plain silicone ring and turns it into something adorable. I actually just ordered the pink one too, so I can’t wait to get it! AND at this price, you really can’t beat it! You can find silicone rings here on Amazon. We will keep you posted if we see them on Jane, but remember the deal only lasts for a couple days or until it sells out, so act fast!! I can’t believe I’ve waited so long to try a silicone ring!
Karli: I had heard of silicone rings for a while, but honestly I thought of them more as something for men to wear. I had never looked into them much for that reason. Then Angie got her rings from Jane and I saw how cute and lightweight they were. I had to order some for myself and have loved them! Here are my 3 main reasons for wearing/liking a silicone ring:
For starters, (and this might seem silly) I hate putting on lotion while wearing my wedding ring. It gets stuck between the diamonds and I don’t like the feel of it. I almost lost my ring this past summer at one of Jaxton’s baseball games because I took it off to put on sunscreen. Our ten year anniversary was the next week! It look several people and a few rake overs to find it. I thought I’d lost it for sure. Thankfully, a guy I didn’t know was really determined and wouldn’t give up! He kept raking the grass until he found it.
I work in the healthcare field and frankly, rings with diamonds means lots of nooks and crannies where bacteria can hide. Plus the powder from latex gloves, etc. Just not the best idea to be wearing a ring at work. When I was in school they encouraged us not to wear our wedding rings unless they were a smooth band. The silicone ring is so light I barely know its there and feel very comfortable wearing it at work. There are no hidden spots for bacteria to hide!!
The third reason I love the silicone ring is for weightlifting/working out. I love to go to crossfit and I couldn’t wear my regular wedding ring there. Too much lifting and pinching! Now I can wear my silicone ring and lift without realizing I’m even wearing anything. It’s seriously so nice.
Have we convinced you yet? 🙂 Silicone is the way to go! We love ours, if you’re in the market for one, check them out and let us know what you think!
Check out our Facebook LIVE video to hear us talk about our rings and see them on our fingers. 🙂