5 Signs of a High-Quality Rubber Wedding Band
Not all rubber wedding bands are created equal. These are five key characteristics of a safe and well-made flexible wedding ring.
Is Your Rubber Wedding Band Up To Snuff?
Over the years, we’ve come to know the ins and outs of how rubber wedding bands are constructed all over the country. And let me tell you: not all rubber wedding rings are created equal.
So how do you know if your ring is safe, well made, and worth becoming the symbol of your commitment to your spouse? Let’s find out.
1. The Rubber Wedding Band Is Flexible But Designed To Break
At SafeRingz, we’ve rigorously researched, tested, and developed our bands for safety and sound construction. If a company can’t give you a full rundown of its rubber wedding ring’s specs, it probably hasn’t held its manufacturing to the same exacting standards.
We prioritize safety above all else, which is why our rings are designed to break with 20.87 pounds of force. They have a tensile strength of 600 psi on average and elongate to about 200 to 500 percent at their breaking point.
Translation: we’ve engineered a sweet spot where the band is durable enough to withstand daily wear, but it won’t sacrifice your health or safety if it’s caught. Learn more in “Bend and Break: Why Try a Rubber Wedding Band.”
2. The Rubber Wedding Band Is Made Of Medical-Grade Silicone
What the ring is made of is another important factor. Ultimately, the best rubber wedding bands aren’t made of natural rubber at all, but silicone. And the kind of silicone matters.
For starters, most silicone-based products fall into one of two categories: food grade or medical grade. You want to make sure your silicone wedding band is the medical-grade variety because that ensures it is…
- Chemically inert (in other words, it doesn’t adversely react to most chemicals).
These are the key ingredients to make sure you can wear your ring around the clock.
3. The Rubber Wedding Band Is Nonconductive And Heat Resistant
If you work with electricity, you usually have two choices where your wedding ring is concerned:
- Get in the habit of taking off your wedding band each day before work (and risk it being lost or stolen).
- Make the switch to a nonconductive and heat-resistant wedding band.
One of the biggest perks of choosing a rubber wedding band is that it is safe enough for anyone to wear, no matter their profession. While most non-metal wedding bands aren’t conductive, again, the type of material matters.
Medical-grade silicone wedding bands…
- Are 100% nonconductive.
- Have an electrical resistance that measures infinity on the ohmmeter.
- Have high dielectric strength (in other words, they can experience a lot of voltage without breaking down).
Plus, these rings can withstand extreme temperatures, which makes them perfect for firefighters, too. For example, our bands can withstand a maximum temperature of 572 degrees Fahrenheit and a minimum temperature of -67 degrees Fahrenheit.
4. The Rubber Wedding Band Is American Made
All of our rings are proudly made in the USA, and the reason is twofold:
- We believe in supporting our country’s future by keeping jobs at home where they belong.
- Manufacturing our rings on our home turf means we know exactly how they are made.
You can’t guarantee the quality of a band if you don’t know where it’s made. When a rubber wedding band is made in the US, it has to adhere to our country’s stringent quality assurance and consumer protection laws. You can’t necessarily say the same about goods manufactured overseas.
5. The Rubber Wedding Band Fits Your Style
Sure, you want a wedding band that’s safe and high quality, but you don’t necessarily want to skimp on style, either. That’s why we found a way to safely give our customers plenty of color options, from purple, white, and pink to silver, gold, and black.
The metallic colorants in our rings are…
- Biocompatible (meaning they won’t give you weird rashes).
- Chemically inert.
- Tolerant to extreme temperatures.
- Ozone and UV resistant (meaning they won’t fade over time).
Any rubber wedding band worth your while will meet those standards, too.
Quality Assurance Check
So how can you be 100 percent sure you have a rubber wedding ring that fills all five requirements? Look for our distinct identifier on the inside of the band: YESJ ®. Each of our rings is trademarked with this logo so you can rest assured you and your spouse are sporting the safest rings available.