The popularity of resin wedding bands is rising for a myriad of reasons. The biggest draw probably being its capacity for personalization options that would be impossible with any other material.
For instance, some have the ashes of a loved one set in resin jewelry, including rings, so they can keep them close everywhere they go. Some have precious metals from other pieces of jewelry incorporated into the ring, and some rings even feature items like tiny flowers, plants, and other objects of personal significance.
If you’re looking for a wedding band that captures the imagination, a resin wedding ring is for you.
We found some fantastic resin wedding bands to illustrate how unique this space-aged material can be. Check out seven of our favorites, then stick around to have all your burning questions about resin rings answered!
Resin Wedding Bands to Make A Statement
1. Gold Foil & Lavender Resin Wedding Band
Delicate lavender flowers and gold foil light up this clear resin wedding band to make something magical. And, of course, we love that it has real lavender inlay! So pretty.
2. Galaxy Nebula Wedding Band
Silver and gold resin swirled with shades of blue make a galaxy for your finger in this ring. Perfect for the stargazer you love, each ring is made to be unique, just like its recipient.
3. Marbled Resin Wedding Band
If you like it darker, this ring is mesmerizing. White gold and charcoal pigment are swirled within the quality resin setting to make something bold and, dare we say, utterly sexy.
4. Matching Heartbeat Wedding Bands Set
These sweet matching resin heartbeat bands are so lovely and really neat! It just goes to show, you don’t need a lot of weighty metals to let someone know you love them forever.
5. Resin, Abalone Shell, and Wood Ring
by King Will
Made with abalone shell and wood inlay, sheltered with beautiful multicolored resin. If your love is the colorful type, or they like to make a fashion statement, they’ll love this band.
6. Transparent Ocean Resin Wedding Band
A calm ocean at night sprinkled with starlight – that’s the images this band invoked when we first laid eyes on it. If your true love is happiest at sea (or is, in fact, a mermaid), give her this ring.
7. Wood Pebbles Resin Wedding Band
This nature lover’s ring is made with tiny pebbles and wood chips inside a clear resin setting. They’re handmade, so no two are alike!
Resin Wedding Bands FAQ
Because resin wedding bands are relatively new to the scene, you may have some questions. Here are the most common questions and answers folks have about resin wedding bands:
What are Resin Rings Made Of?
Resing rings are comprised of resin (a mix of synthetic or organic compounds) and a hardener. Mix these two parts together and you end up with a clear, super hard plastic substance known as epoxy resin, which is used to make resin rings.
How Do I Clean and Care For My Resin Wedding Band?
Cleaning: Clean your ring with a soft, damp cloth such as a chamois or microfiber cloth. You can also rinse it under running water with a minimal amount of dish soap. If your resin band is inlaid with silver or gold, a polishing pad or soft cloth will help remove any tarnishing.
Storage: Store your ring in a jewelry bag or box, preferably by itself, to keep it from bumping or rubbing up against anything that could potentially scratch it.
Are They Durable?
Yes and no. They don’t break easily, but there are a few things to avoid when wearing your resin band.
- Harsh Chemicals and Fragrances: Remove your resin ring when applying hand sanitizers when using cleaning supplies and acetone-based products like nail polish remover. Take off your ring when swimming, as chlorine can damage the ring.
Keep in mind, frequent exposure to cigarette smoke may yellow your ring as well.
Also, avoid things like hair products, lotions, perfumes, and colognes. Many of these not only contain chemicals that can damage your ring but coloring agents that can stain it.
2. Abrasive Objects: Since resin is soft, abrasive things like Brillo pads, sand, stones, or metal-bristled brushes can scratch your ring. A best practice would be to take off your ring while cleaning, gardening, or during activities that require manual labor.
3. Extreme Heat: High heat can damage your resin ring, so take it off when working in direct lighting or direct sunlight (UV rays can damage the resin too) for long periods of time.
Needless to say, you shouldn’t leave your ring sitting out in direct sunlight when you’re not wearing it, either.
Take care not to accidentally leave it in a pocket or somewhere else it could accidentally end up in the dryer, and don’t wear it in a jacuzzi.
How Long Do Resin Rings Last?
A quality epoxy resin ring will last as long as you take care of it. When shopping for an epoxy ring, make sure to verify the quality of epoxy they use to craft the ring to avoid yellowing after a couple of years.
Also, if you’re incorporating flowers or other vegetation into your ring, ask the maker if they have been sprayed with UV lacquer or other protective treatment to keep them from yellowing or wilting over time.
Do They Break If Dropped?
Not unless you drop them in a volcano or sulfuric acid.
Seriously, no, they don’t. They’re essentially thick, durable plastic, so they’ll take a fall gracefully.
Are They Waterproof?
Resin rings are technically waterproof, but to take good care of them, we recommend removing them when swimming or showering. However, getting caught in the rain or splashing in a fountain “Roman Holiday” style won’t ruin it. (Thank goodness!)
Is Resin Safe on Skin?
Yes, when it’s in its hardened state. Those who make resin jewelry wear protective gear, but once your resin wedding band is finished, it’s completely safe to wear all the time.
Resin wedding bands (and resin jewelry in general) are often made for their beauty and personalization flexibility. We love how creative you can get when designing a resin wedding band, and there are lots of talented craftspeople out there who work with quality products to make you the perfect ring. Happy hunting!