Please note, I am not being paid to write this article. I’m sharing because it is a product that I love and think that you will love, too!
One of the most demeaning days of my PCOS journey was finding out that I could no longer fit into my wedding ring. In fact, I couldn’t even get it off. No amount of floss, Vaseline, butter, or Windex would do. The bands were literally cut off of my finger at which point we discovered that the metal needed to be replaced anyway (it was a vintage ring with some miles on it). I have plans for those diamonds in the future but that’s for later and a bigger budget. In the meantime, I felt completely naked without my ring and I wanted to remedy that situation stat.
I wasn’t worried about getting hit on or forgetting that I was married–oops! I just missed wearing them. My rings mean a lot to me because of all the memories that are tied to it. The person who picked them out for me. The person who placed them on my finger. The person to whom I promised to spend the rest of my life with in response to the action tied to those rings. They are symbolic, meaningful, & precious.
I’m actually more of a jewelry minimalist. Most days I go without or only wear a favorite pair of earrings. I like the thought but I NEVER wear bracelets or rings; I suppose it just feels odd. However, I make an exception for my wedding ring. It sort of becomes a part of you over time. I debated spending some money on a temporary ring but that seemed wasteful when I was just planning on replacing it in a few years. I bought some cheap, diamond-less rings that just turned green within the month and consequently, landed in the trash. So for months I went around without. Granted, it isn’t the worst predicament in the world but I didn’t like it all the same.
I’m pretty sure that at this point everyone has heard about the silicone ring trend, designed with athletes and manual laborers in mind. Well I would argue that it’s PERFECT for those of us dealing with fluctuating weight (and for those of us who garden, swim, craft, work with our hands, travel, and you get the idea). Even if/when I go back to my normal weight and design a new ring for my diamonds, I’ll still wear my silicone rings because they are so practical for everyday use.
When I first decided to try them out, I initially bought two brands on Amazon to see which I liked better (which is totally doable because its silicone, not precious metal). But then I did some more research and decided to “spring” for a stackable set from Enso. I love them for so many reasons, primarily because…
THEY ARE COMFORTABLE
The silicone is soft and pliable. Some of the other rings that I have tried feel rubbery, almost sticky after some use. I’ve found that Enso stays soft no matter what. The flexibility makes it easy to get on and off and it doesn’t squeeze the life out of your finger if it swells. The band won’t swirl around your finger, accidentally fall off, or snag on your clothes & hair.
The band is also thinner than most competitors (contributing to the flexibility) making it more comfortable to wear. One brand that I tried was thicker and rounded, meaning bulky. I found myself thinking about how weird it felt throughout the day, distracted by it. No such problem with Enso, they are light and fit just right to your finger. I often wear three stackable rings together and I almost forget that they’re on my finger.
THEY ARE STYLISH
Listen, I don’t do ugly. I truly think that these rings are stylish & attractive. Not to mention, cool! Maybe because they’re typically associated with athletes I feel more sporty as a result of wearing one. But in all seriousness, I am loving this unique, nontraditional, millennial trend. Simplistic, practical, but quirky & fun.
THEY COME IN A VARIETY OF COLORS & STYLES
There are so many to choose from! If you’re feeling wild, you can switch up ring colors. Scandalous, I know. Personally, I love the Enso stackable rings because they’re thin and I can wear a few colors at once.
But they do sell bands in various designs & styles. You can snag a band from the Elements collection that look like metal (in fact, they have flecks of gold mixed into the silicone) or switch from “stackables” to infinity rings.
THEY ARE AFFORDABLE
And by affordable, I mean starting at $11.99. Often there are discounts or deals for purchasing sets. It’s not exactly a big splurge, which is exactly why I love it so much. It’s also why I don’t have to worry about potentially ruining or losing them. If something happens, I don’t have to go into debt to replace it.
THEY ARE PRACTICAL
Obviously from a financial standpoint, it’s very practical. But I would add that it’s also safe, durable, and easy to clean. If you are an avid DIY’er or your job is hands-on, you don’t have to worry about ring avulsion or ripping & tearing–of rings or fingers. You also don’t have to make a trip to the jewelers for cleaning or sending it out to be dipped & polished. Less money and one less thing to do.
YOU CAN WEAR THEM EVERYWHERE
You can wear them all of the places that you have to take a diamond off for. Swimming in the pool, weeding your garden, sweating in the gym. It can’t poke your baby, won’t give you an allergic reaction, and you can safely wear it at work regardless of profession. Also, I’m fairly certain that you won’t get mugged for this ring. I love that I don’t have to worry about remembering to take it off and stow it away for safekeeping–I can go right from one thing to the next.
Granted, this isn’t any diamond ring. Obviously silicone can’t replace that. I loved my ring and I do want another one in the future, because of it’s meaning and because I like wearing it out for nicer occasions. But on a typical day, I don’t need a flashy solitaire to show off the fact that I love being married to my husband–my Enso rings do the job. If you’re in a similar situation OR you just prefer practicality, I think you would love it.
Have you tried silicone? Please share your ring pix below, I’d love to see! xx