October 17, 2017
Rubber Wedding Bands: 150,000 Annual Ring Avulsion Injuries Make Silicone Wedding Rings More Popular

There's a reason that some people refuse to wear standard wedding rings made out of metals like gold or silver. Not only are they uncomfortable at times, but they have also caused injuries. As reported by TMZ, sports stars like Rodger Saffold, a lineman for the L.A. Rams, wear black rubber wedding bands. Athletes like Saffold wear the durable wedding bands made out of rubber or other substances in order to remain safe and not experience injuries from a band of a different substance. Rubber wedding bands and rings made of substances like silicone are said to be durable enough to be worn during sports games and activities.

Jimmy Fallon's wedding ring injury, as reported by TMZ, proved that the 150,000 ring avulsion accidents that happen per year can also happen to famous people. Ring avulsion occurs when a person gets their ring caught on an object, and the metal tears their skin and/or the tissue beneath the skin. Places like Knot Theory have designed silicone wedding rings as a result.

Retailers like QALO, found on Twitter @QALORing, explain the types of people who favor their "functional wedding bands" for the lifestyles that don't necessitate wearing gold or silver wedding bands.
"The functional wedding band for an active lifestyle. Worn by active people, firefighters, soldiers & professional athletes. Much more than a rubber wedding ring. Southern California • QALO.com"
QALO is based in California, and their silicone wedding rings include a failsafe sort of feature that means the rings will break cleanly if they are caught on anything, helping prevent injuries.On Instagram, the hashtag titled #rubberweddingband has 20 posts, with photos of folks featuring their high-performance rubber or elastic bands. Many of the rubber wedding bands are a lot more economical than traditional diamond engagement rings and gold wedding bands. The rubber or silicone wedding rings tend to be priced around $20 and are typically worn by those who don't care about wearing flashy jewels constantly but prefer to eschew the risk of wearing metal wedding rings for the safety of wearing colorful rubber wedding rings.
The hashtag #siliconering has a whopping 480 posts on Instagram, with Fallon being credited with helping millions of folks learn about QALO, after the company used Fallon's accident to run targeted ads for their product. QALO didn't know they'd end up directly targeting Fallon's fans, but they did anyway and discovered a large portion of their customer base as a result.
On Amazon, a plethora of rubber and silicone wedding rings are available and are made in a variety of colors and styles. Some of the rubber wedding rings are designed with a metallic type of color to imitate the look of gold or silver.

Some of the rubber wedding rings, like the "Silicone Wedding Ring For Women with diamond" on Amazon imitate the look of a real diamond. Other rubber wedding rings are called SafeRingz, with the look of real metal.

With more men and women becoming involved in high-intensity sports like CrossFit or boot camp classes that involve lifting weights, the popularity of wanting a safe rubber ring that won't bump against the weights is growing. Companies like Union Ring Company have taglines that dub their rubber wedding bands "Wedding Bands For Active Guys."
"The official Instagram account for Union Ring Company- stylish flexible wedding bands for active guys. #unionringco unionringcompany.com/"
The customer reviews for rubber wedding rings on Amazon prove that some customers love the so-called "safe" rings.

As reported by KSL, Brighton Jones helped create the rubber rings named Enso after going through plenty of ring problems in the past.

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