What is Silicone? (And why make a ring out of it?)

As a company that makes silicone wedding rings, we talk a lot about the benefits of silicone.

Like how it’s durable enough to hold up to everyday wear and tear. And at the same time, it will break under pressure to keep you and your fingers safe.

But what actually is silicone?

We thought it was time to talk about the material our rings are made of – and why we make rings out of this versatile substance in the first place.



So, really, what is silicone?

At the most basic level, silicone is a form of synthetic rubber.

Some rubber, like latex, is made from a natural occurring substance from rubber trees, which are mostly found in South America. 

Silicone, however, is what we call a synthetic polymer. This means it is created by mixing multiple materials together. 

Through a complicated process, silicone is normally formed from some kind of combination of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and, its most important component, silicon.

There are many forms of silicone, and it is used in everything from personal care items to paints to solar panels. 

And since silicone can be used in so many different ways, it is also tested and graded for various categories. 

The category we care about most is called medical-grade silicone.

What makes it medical-grade silicone? 

Thanks to silicone’s properties, such as its low toxicity and resistance to heat, it can also be used for medical purposes.

To become medical-grade silicone, it has to meet certain FDA standards and be clinically tested. 

Medical-grade basically means it is determined to interact safely with the human body.

A medical-grade silicone ensures that it is:

  • Non-carcinogenic.
  • Hypoallergenic.
  • Chemically inert (in other words, it doesn’t adversely react to most chemicals).

Since medical-grade silicone is safe for humans and human skin, we only use this grade of silicone to make every SafeRingz. 

So, you can rest assured that your SafeRingz holds up to the “safe” in its name. 

Here’s why we make wedding rings out of silicone … 

With a family made up of firefighters, landscapers, cowboys, and warehouse managers, we saw first hand the dangers of wearing a metal wedding ring.

There was a need to create a ring that would allow folks to show their commitment without risking their safety. 

And we quickly realized silicone was the best material for the job. 

In addition to being hypoallergenic and safe for human skin, silicone is flexible, unlike metal.

In fact, our silicone rings are designed to break with 20.87 pounds of force.

Why is this important?

If your ring gets caught on something, you want to make sure your ring breaks, so your finger doesn’t. 

And if all this wasn’t enough, silicone is also 100% nonconductive

Whether you are an electrician, mechanic, nurse, or active gym-goer, a silicone ring will keep you safe, comfortable, and stylish. 

What should you look for in a good quality silicone ring?

There are a lot of silicone rings on the market.

But not all of them are created equal.

Make sure you get the highest quality silicone ring by trusting the original. Here at SafeRingz, we have been making high-quality silicone rings for almost 20 years.

With SafeRingz, you can count on a ring that is:

  • Made in the U.S.A. from medical-grade silicone
  • 100% nonconductive
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Built to break to keep you safe 

To make sure you and your spouse are sporting the safest silicone rings available, check for the YESJ inscription on the inside of your silicone ring.

Every SafeRingz is engraved with these letters as a quality insurance check. 

Ready to try out a silicone ring for yourself?

Find a SafeRingz that fits your style and enjoy 10% off your first purchase with code SILICONE10

Shop all SafeRingz styles here

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Have you ever tried to take a ring off of a swollen finger?

It can be a painful and frustrating experience. 

Fingers swell for a variety of reasons – summer heat, intense workouts, pregnancy, even a salty diet can be to blame. 

But there is another major culprit that affects 3 million people in the U.S. each year – arthritis

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