If you are keen, you must have noticed that many military men and women wear silicone rings instead of traditional metal rings. Why do soldiers wear these rings? There are plenty of reasons for it, with the common ones being:
The rings are safer
As much as a traditional military ring is beautiful, it’s inflexible, making it unsafe, especially when engaging in strenuous activities.
Can you imagine a military band getting caught on something as the military officer is in battle or training? The consequences would be grave, right?
To avoid this, military officers avoid wearing the metallic rings,
The rings are more comfortable
Besides being safer, silicone rings are more comfortable. As you know, military officers engage in physically demanding and challenging tasks that are often uncomfortable, especially when wearing metallic rings.
Since silicone rings are made from stretchy, soft rubber, military officers can wear them even in the most demanding situations without feeling uncomfortable.
Silicone rings are durable.
As much as the rings are made from rubber and highly flexible, they are tough, and you can count on them lasting for years. The rings can bend, flex, and withstand temperatures as high as 500 degrees and as low as 75 degrees.
Cons of wearing silicone rings
Silicone rings have their flaws. For one, they aren’t as resilient as metallic rings, so you can’t expect them to last for too long, especially when you wear them every day.
A military ring made from gold, silver, or any other metal will last forever when you take good care of it, but a silicone ring won’t.
As much as a silicone ring is cheap to buy, it won’t last for too long, so you will have to replace it more often. Consequently, you end up spending more money than you would have, had you bought a metallic ring.
Finally, a silicone ring doesn’t look as good as a metallic ring, regardless of the decorations you do on it.
What if you still want a silicone ring?
If you are ready for the silicone ring to break down after a few months or years and don’t mind replacing it when this happens, you should go for it.
Like when buying any other ring, consider the sizing of the ring. While the ring will expand, it has a limit upon which it will tear if you expand it beyond that.
An extremely tight ring will also be too uncomfortable to wear, beating the logic of buying it in the first place.
On the other hand, a large ring won’t fit your fingers, forcing you to keep on putting it back in place.
The other thing to consider is the color of the ring. Of course, you should go for one that reflects your personality. If you want to give the impression of wearing a metallic ring, go for one that mimics silver, yellow gold, platinum, or any other metal.
Regardless of the ring you settle on, ensure that it’s high quality and sold by a reputable store. You don’t want a cheap ring that comes apart after a few uses, do you?