Confession: I’ve never been awesome at taking care of “nice things”.
That bothersome personality trait explains precisely why I accidentally wrecked my beloved wedding band a few years back.
I won’t bore you with the details of how it happened – just know there was pot-scrubbing, a garbage disposal, and many days of subsequent crying involved. Thanks to this disaster, I discovered the game-changing world of the silicone wedding ring, and I haven’t looked back since.
Curious? Stick around! L&L’s shopping team has hand-picked some silicone rings for women that’ll make it pretty easy to see why they’re so popular.
(Want to check out our favorite silicone rings for men, too? Click here!)
All About Silicone Rings
What are Silicone Rings, and Why are they Popular?
A silicone ring is a ring made from silicone rubber, a wondrous material that’s super flexible but stands up to a ton of abuse without breaking.
This makes them an excellent choice for anyone who works with their hands, doesn’t want to invest in a fragile piece of jewelry, or is particularly hard on their belongings *raises hand*.
They’re popular for their durability alone, but silicone rings are also great because you can get them in all kinds of great colors and styles. These versatile rings are inexpensive (way cheaper than a diamond engagement ring!), so you can stock up on plenty of extras.
What to Look for in a Silicone Ring
When shopping for a silicone ring, take into account its shape and fit. If your regular metal ring is thinner and rounded and that’s what’s most comfortable for you, go for the same size when shopping for your silicone ring.
If you prefer the look of something bolder, there are plenty of great silicone options! However, take into account its thickness and how far it extends off your finger.
Beyond that, consider experimenting with different sizes – often, silicone rings don’t fit quite the same as metal. Luckily, they’re inexpensive enough that you won’t have to spend a ton of money testing them out to find your perfect fit.
Pros and Cons of Silicone Rings
A silicone ring’s durability, flexibility, comfort, and price point are all huge pros. There’s also a wide variety of styles available that you just can’t get with metal rings. (Perfect for those of us who like to switch up our look!)
There are some drawbacks to wearing a silicone wedding ring, though. Unlike metal, frequent exposure to the elements causes silicone to disintegrate, so it won’t last a lifetime like a quality gold or platinum ring.
Our Favorite Silicone Rings for Women
1. Slim Gold Ring
by Enso Rings
Classic! If you love the look of a traditional wedding band, this gold halo ring is an excellent pinch-hitter for your metal ring. Interestingly, Enso Rings infuses all of their silicone rings with precious metals, which is fantastic if you don’t want to sacrifice the glitter.
by My Halo Ring
If you want a silicone wedding ring you literally never have to remove, HALO is the place to shop. They’re designed to increase airflow and reduce moisture, so you can go from the beach to the shower to a night on the town without ever having to take it off.
We think this reversible ring’s unique design is an excellent example of how silicone can turn a typical wedding band into something completely original and unexpected.
3. Two-Tone Silicone Ring
by Etsy: theOLaVida
These two-tone rings are so cheerful! There’s a color combo for any ensemble, no matter what mood you’re in. At $8 a pop, you can stack, swap, and change your mood every day without breaking the bank.
4. Silicone Ring with Metal
Rinfit rings are one of the best brands in the silicone ring game. The metal accent with infinity symbol adds a little bling to this silicone ring, but it’s still affordable enough to get one in every color! Guaranteed to elicit frequent compliments from friends and strangers alike.
5. Astrological Sign Silicone Rings
Are you a grounded (read: stubborn) Taurus who loves all things sensual? (Guilty as charged.) Or a fiery, passionate Aries with a sense of ambition that can move mountains?
Regardless of where you fit on the zodiac, a silicone band displaying your sign is a great way to show your individuality.
6. Beaded Silicone Ring
by Enso Rings
If you can’t choose just one, this is the perfect stackable ring! For those who love to mix and match, you’ll have every color under the rainbow to pick from – and then some.
7. Midnight Kiss Ring
by My Halo Ring
So eye-catching! The dark blue hue featured on this pretty silicone ring pairs so well with the stars.
Not in the mood to field a ton of compliments? Reverse it for a low-key, classically beautiful navy band.
8. Mountains Silicone Ring
by Etsy: knotheory
If your heart belongs to nature and your sweetheart, a custom silicone ring featuring a majestic mountain landscape is a great choice to represent! Have a message engraved on the inside to make it even more special.
9. Patterned Silicone Ring
“Sporty” was the first word that came to mind when we saw these versatile silicone rings, followed immediately by “unique.” Pick just one, or get practical and buy a pack of four or seven so you’ll always have backups.
10. Black Sparkle Silicone Ring
Pink and sparkly? Yes, please!
This silicone ring is both sturdy and delicate, just like the lady who wears it.
11. Signet Ring
A signet ring is always in style, especially when it’s monogrammed! Get one for each family member featuring their initials as a daily reminder of the folks you love most.
12. Wood Grain Silicone Ring
by Etsy: theOLaVida
Who knew that a wood grain texture would work so well on silicone? The colors and stackability make this ring super versatile, too. We think it would look fabulous stacked in complementary colors with the Beaded Enso ring (number six on this list)!
13. Glow in the Dark Silicone Ring
by Etsy: IcingOnTopStudio
Going to the roller rink or partaking in laser tag? Want to earn some compliments at the club? A sparkly glow-in-the-dark ring is what you need!
Wherever you decide to wear it, this silicone ring is a fun departure from the ordinary.
14. “Oval Diamond” Silicone Ring
From glow-in-the-dark to wood grain to horoscope rings…just when you think you’ve seen them all, this gem-inspired silicone ring shows up on our list, too!
Definitely double-take-worthy – we think they’re neat in every color. (Although the purple/red combo is kind of my personal fave.)
15. Rose Gold Silicone Ring
by My Halo Ring
This ring’s simplicity and elegance make it so perfect for everyday wear, you’ll probably put it on and forget it’s there. If only everything could be this classy, tough, and low-maintenance!
16. Personalized Silicone Ring
by Etsy: PizzaMoneyLLC
There’s nothing quite as romantic as an engraved wedding ring featuring a sentimental message from your sweetie (nothing wearable, that is). We especially like the idea of a romantic engraved ring that’ll stand up to daily abuse like a champ! This durable ring is unisex and reversible, too.
Silicone Ring FAQ
Depending upon how well you take care of it, a silicone ring can last a lifetime. That said, most of us wear a silicone ring because it’ll brave the abuse we throw at it, so you can expect it to last an average of 3-5 years with heavy use.
Sure! Just be sure to take it off after submerging your hand in any liquids to let it air out. (Bacteria, remember?)
Silicone rings are an excellent option for those who work with heavy machinery, auto repair, and for first responders like firefighters or EMTs. This is largely because they don’t transfer electricity or heat and can be easily cut off if needed. They’re also less likely to slip off because they grip the finger better than a metal ring.
Medical grade silicone rings are also a great solution for anyone with a metal allergy, or otherwise sensitive skin.
Plus, they’re easily replaceable if they do suffer any damage – not to mention affordable. It’s a win-win-win!
As you may have guessed, silicone rings are easy-peasy to care for. When it’s time to clean it, just rub it in mild soapy water, then pat dry. You can also soak it in a solution of vinegar and hydrogen peroxide for twenty minutes or so if you prefer.
If it’s really grimy, cleaning it with a soft-bristled toothbrush is a good way to remove any stubborn dirt. The soft-bristled part is important – using a more abrasive brush can damage your ring.
Silicone is a girl’s (new) best friend.
There’s no denying that virtually everyone loves a sparkly ring. Still, sometimes they’re just not practical for day-to-day wear.
If you’re a busy gal (like yours truly) who abuses your hands daily doing stuff like scrubbing dishes, pulling weeds, changing diapers, etc. (wash and repeat), a silicone ring may be the perfect fit for you, too.
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Laura resides in the fantastic city of Nashville, TN with her very, very patient husband, three well above average boys, a dog the size of a dinosaur, and a fleet of cats. When she’s not writing for work, she’s writing for fun. When she’s not doing that she enjoys reading, fine dining, copious amounts of wine, and philosophical conversations with her children. And some adults on occasion.