You have to pay the bills, right? Keep food on the table, keep a roof over your heads, keep the kids fed and clothed. Working is one of those things in life that just has to be done.
On the bright side, silicone rings are rapidly rising in possibility. As we reach a point in history where silicone rings are becoming the new tradition, the usual metal rings are going the way of the Dodo. Athletes and celebrities alike are beginning to understand more and more the benefit of switching over to silicone. Surgeons made the transition long ago.
Don’t believe us? Here are ten professions that are great for a silicone wedding ring.
Ring avulsion is a huge problem in the world of professional sports. Think of the basketball player. You’re on the court, dribbling the ball, weaving in and out of other players. You think about taking a shot from the three-point line but see an opening. You make your way to the net, slam dunk the ball, and…
…and on the way down, your ring gets caught on the hoop, and for a split second, all of your weight is being supported by your ring and finger. It’s only a split second, though, because in the next instant your finger has been degloved and you’re on the way to the hospital.
You get the idea. Even if you do manage to avoid ring avulsion and degloving, you still have to worry about damaging it. What happens if you take a spill and use your ring hand to break your fall? What happens if you wear your ring while playing football and it gets dirty or scratched?
Rinfit takes the stance that your profession (and your physical activities) shouldn’t get in the way of the sentimental and symbolic value of wearing a wedding ring. Silicone rings are designed for rough-and-tumble activity, meaning pro athletes can wear their rings while at the same time doing what they love.
Being a firefighter is a job as stressful as it is noble. When there’s an emergency, firefighters stand on the front lines. While everyone else is evacuating a burning building, firefighters are kicking in doors and going inside. They have enough to worry about without being concerned that their wedding rings are going to get caught on the edge of a burning door or melt. Silicone rings negate these stresses entirely.
Similar to firefighters, police officers are the first responders in 99% of emergency situations. Their profession puts them in danger on an almost daily basis, and the job is typically thankless – the only time people tend to notice the police is when they aren’t there. The spouse of a police officer deals with stresses and worries of his or her own, making the wedding ring symbolic of a truly unique love. The last thing a police officer needs to worry about is whether or not his or her wedding ring is going to get in the way when the chips are down, but at the same time, a relationship between a police officer and his or her spouse is a special one, and the ring carries intense meaning. The compromise? Silicone rings. Rinfit proudly supports the police for everything they do and our rings are designed to work in tandem with the police, no matter what role their job requires them to play.
Operating as a medical professional anywhere in the world is an exhausting task. There are few other professions that make as many physical, emotional, spiritual and mental demands on an individual as the nursing profession. Traditional wedding rings run the risk of tearing through your gloves and scratching your patients. Additionally, washing your hands a hundred times a day carries with it the risk of damaging or dulling your wedding ring. Silicone rings are designed with nurses in mind: with a low profile design and durable construction, Rinfit rings are designed to work with you while you save lives.
First off, you’re working with all kinds of wires and tiny moving parts, and the last thing you want is for your ring to get caught on something. This danger pales in comparison to the true threat, though – metal rings conduct electricity and can turn a slight accident into an emergency. Because they’re made from material that doesn’t conduct electricity, silicone rings are the far safer option in any otherwise relatively dangerous profession.
Let’s face it: there’s nothing simple about being a stay-at-home mom. It’s a full time job with one major difference: if you’re sick or tie off a few too many some night, you don’t have the benefit of calling in sick the next day. You’re on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Mom-ing is a job is rewarding, but it can be exhausting and tends to exact a toll on you – and your wedding ring. Bits of food, lotion, powder, paste, and “organic matter” can all get stuck in and around your traditional wedding ring. Silicone rings? Washable, hypoallergenic, and inexpensive to replace (for those times when you set it aside just for a moment, and before you know it, your pride and joy has introduced it to the toilet/garbage disposal). Silicone rings offer stay-at-home moms something precious: simplicity.
There’s something about working with your hands that just feels so amazing! You get dirty, cut, develop callouses, and work long hours – but at the end of the day, you have something to show for your efforts and an unbeatable feeling of accomplishment. The last thing you want to do is go home after a long day to find that your wedding ring got damaged while you were performing an oil change, or find that grease and chemicals are causing your ring to lose its luster. A silicone ring avoids all of these problems, meaning you can work hard without having to worry.
Construction workers. When it comes to being in danger for ring avulsion, construction workers are right up there with pro athletes. You work with power tools all day long, and that’s a lot of moving parts (and torque). Your wedding band gets caught on a buzz saw? Hooked on a piece of wood as you put it through a planer? You’re looking at ring avulsion in the best case scenario, and this isn’t taking into account what happens if the ring drags you into/over the machine with it. It’s an ugly thought and we here at Rinfit are very much aware of the danger. Silicone rings are designed to break easier when too much force is applied, because no job is worth going to the hospital over, and we want you getting home to your family each and every day.
You know why surgeons don’t wear wedding bands? It’s because they see ring avulsion all the time. They know what happens when traditional wedding rings go bad, and the last thing they want to do is to undergo the very surgery that they themselves have likely performed multiple times. Surgeons know what can happen when you wear a traditional wedding ring, which is why you’ll rarely see a surgeon wearing one. Silicone rings, though? We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: silicone rings are designed to address the issue of ring avulsion. At Rinfit, our aim is to keep the number of ring avulsion injuries to a minimum (if not zero). The same can’t be said for traditional wedding bands.