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pjmeek82 Tue 24-Mar-20 09:52:27

My OH plays a lot of sport and he is also in the military. Additionally, due to a broken finger as a kid, the knuckle on his wedding finger is larger than usual so a normal metal ring that fits over his knuckle is really loose on his finger once on. He'd rather wear a ring on his wedding finger all of the time, rather than take it on and off so we have started thinking about possible solutions which means he's always wearing a ring and then could still wear his actual wedding ring on his other hand for special occasions.

A friend of his from work said he wears a silicone ring so he doesn't need to take it off, for example, if he was playing sport or doing something active at work which could result in an injury from wearing a metal ring; the silicone ring would simply break off, preventing him from suffering an injury.

Does anyone have experience of wearing, or their husband/wife wearing, a silicone ring? Which brands are the best for both durability and quality? We're not overly concerned about price as they seem to be a tiny fraction of the outlay for the engagement and proper wedding rings.

MrsHa Tue 24-Mar-20 10:19:43

Yes my DH does this. He doesn't want to damage his actual wedding band as it had a wooden inlay (which he was worried about happening in work particually but also when he is pottering with his car and in the garage). He just buys reasonably cheap ones online, loads of placed sell them. In terms of durability he is on his second as they do stretch (he does mess with it while it is on though which doesn't help).

Poshjock Tue 24-Mar-20 16:13:41

One of my colleagues wears one and swears by it. She has a few of them in colours that match her watch band. I really like it and she swears by it, as her job is in engineering and there is a risk of injury from wearing a metal ring. She does have a metal ring that she wears on special occasions.

Quickquestion2020 Tue 24-Mar-20 19:58:51

DH wears one, it's very comfortable and looks smart enough. I got it off amazon and dont expect it to last forever

wobblywibble Tue 24-Mar-20 21:37:31

My husband lost his wedding ring 🤦‍♀️so I bought him a pack of these

https://botthms.com/silicone-rings/?gclid=CjwKCAjw3-bzBRBhEiwAgnnLCpICkK-5HffkVUCT45xL60LUhUVjvlgTggHyQnN3CoejEAgFyB716xoCpIIQAvD_BwE

He never really wore his ring as he's a builder and couldn't wear it to work but does wear this everyday.

xpc316e Tue 24-Mar-20 22:00:52

I reckon that silicone rings should be compulsory for anyone indulging in sports, manual work, etc. Take a look at a degloved finger as a result of a metal ring becoming trapped and then tell me they aren't a good idea.

StressoeZoe Tue 24-Mar-20 22:10:53

Why bother at all?

It would be easier and simpler not to wear one. If it's not a nice piece of jewellry whats the point of wearing something just for the sake of it.

pjmeek82 Wed 25-Mar-20 17:56:14

@StressoeZoe Quite simply, because he wants to wear a wedding ring all of the time. There is more meaning behind it for him than 'wearing something just for the sake of it'.

Thanks for the recommendation @wobblywibble.

TheJoyofBeingSingle Thu 26-Mar-20 12:29:45

There is more meaning behind it for him than 'wearing something just for the sake of it'.

I don't understand this myself. How can there be meaning behind a random piece of silicon that wasn't the decorative ring chosen with care and blessed at the wedding?

It's a bit strange to me. There's no meaning to it at all. The meaningful part is the decision to marry and to commit legally to one another.

LightDrizzle Thu 26-Mar-20 12:33:50

Great post and username solidarity there Used! It’s just a symbol and totem that’s quite important to a lot of people and goes back a long way, it’s not just an aesthetic thing.

Etinox Thu 26-Mar-20 12:58:28

I find the whole concept quite lovely glares at DH who won’t wear a wedding ring because his dad didn't (extra crossing out faux poshness)
My Dad and brothers do.

Sackofspuds Thu 26-Mar-20 13:25:23

I love mine from amazon. I went through a couple of brands to find the right one. Size it a bit small. I hardly ever wear the real thing.

TheJoyofBeingSingle Thu 26-Mar-20 23:56:37

@Etinox

DH who won’t wear a wedding ring because his dad didn't

My father was a surgeon and never wore a wedding ring so probably for that reason I find it quite a strange thing. He and my mother had a near perfect relationship, really cared for one another, much love and rarely argued. She always used to joke that wives who insisted on men wearing wedding rings or got upset about a man not wearing one were insecure. 'If a man's going to cheat, he's going to cheat, a wedding ring won't stand in the way' my dad used to say.

I think because I grew up with a no wedding ring father, I find the concept of them really strange. I actually hate to see rings on men because I find it unmasculine and girly but then I hate all jewellery on men.

Interesting how socialising makes such a difference to attitudes.

Etinox Fri 27-Mar-20 07:23:57

@TheJoyofBeingSingle it’s not a deal breaker- obviously as we’ve been married 25 years shock Interestingly he’s much more attuned to wedding rings than I am and will often point out that someone wears one on tv etc. My hmm at him not wearing one is more to do with not being very keen on his Dad and funded of my Dad and bros- maybe DH will wear when when his Dad passes. wink
And as pp have said, the risks particularly playing sports mean that the silicon ones are a good idea. I normally take my very beautiful rings off for handwashing and houseworking, they’ve been sat on my dressing table for a few weeks now...

BumbleBeee69 Fri 27-Mar-20 23:33:50

I love these... love them grin

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