Metal rings and wedding bands had been around for ages now, so we already are quite aware of their drawbacks. There are certain things which you must avoid doing before you put your metal ring or a metal wedding band away – that’s how you will avoid damaging your ring, injuring your finger, or both. Here are 5 (of the many) things you should avoid doing with a metal ring on:
Operating with chemicals
Strong chemicals, used while cleaning, gardening or lab working, could damage your metal ring, especially if it has some diamonds or gemstones incrusted. Wearing protective gloves is the only option you have in case you don’t want to put your ring off, but they too sometimes feel uncomfortable on a metal ring.
Doing the dishes, being quite an innocent daily action, could also bring some damage to your metal wedding band. It may cause it to lose its shine, it may scratch it and make it look worse than it did before.
Sports & working out
Practicing any kind of sport activity with a metal wedding band on is dangerous – this time not only for the wedding band. There are some terrifying stories of people losing their fingers or suffering ring avulsion while playing sports with a metal ring on. If this jewelry somehow gets stuck in a person or an object, things might get ugly.
Working out in the gym is also not safe while wearing a metal ring. More and more gyms worldwide are accepting the rule of the jewelry-free workout. We might suggest – a metal jewelry free workout.
Swimming, rafting, surfing, boating and even fishing – every water activity requires taking your metal ring off. Losing the ring while performing those activities is quite common, simply because lower temperatures make the fingers of your hands shrink. Insufficient blood flow to the fingers cause them to reduce their finger size significantly. To an amount, where your wedding band could go undisturbed into the nothingness.
Working with machinery
It doesn’t matter if you’re a mechanic, a constructor worker, a builder, a craftsman, a master. If you wish to continue being one, keep your metal ring off your workplace. Once your metal ring gets caught in a piece of machinery, there’s nothing you can do but pray that the damage will be bearable.
Baking and cooking
Operating with sticky foods like dough, syrup, honey, etc. could also do some damage to the metal ring with incrustations and gentle gemstones. It could, on the other hand, cause an unwanted buildup and be the reason for persistent ring rashes. Considering the fact that a bigger and sharper knife could also do some terrible scratches, we advise you to put off your metal ring before going to the kitchen.
Thank God and the modern times, there is an alternative to removing your wedding band every time you need to do something of the above. The medical-grade silicone rings and wedding bands of Maui rings won’t make you have to think about their (and your) safety… well, at all.
Once you put your Maui ring on, you can go cleaning, swimming, baking, working out, building and doing whatever on Earth you want. Silicone wedding bands are designed to break under a certain amount of pressure, so your fingers will be always safe. They are designed to fit better on the ring – you can go a rings size up or a ring size down without having to change your ring. They are also heat, cold and UV resistant, easy to be taken care of, stylish and awesome.
So, whenever you decide to switch to a silicone wedding band – you will make one of the smartest decisions ever.