June 20


Silicone Engagement Rings VS Traditional Metal Rings

Now that you decided who you want to be with for the rest of your life. The number one question is "What ring should I buy?" Then you might have a follow-up question like, "How much should I spend?" or "Will they like it?"

Now, you're stuck. Yes, we get it.

We all want what's best for our partner. If we could just give them Heaven and Earth we would, right? But that's impossible. First, let's help you make the best decision when choosing the perfect ring for your partner in 2021!

Here's a table for a quick look, followed a detailed breakdown of each point.



  • Affordable (enough to buy many colors and styles)
  • Keeps fingers SAFE from ring avulsion injuries
  • Non-conductive
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Stylish
  • Theft Prevention (no guilt)


  • Not an heirloom
  • Non-traditional

Pros of a Silicone Ring



Great Value Silicone Rings

In contrast to traditional rings, silicone bands don't cost thousands of dollars just to show people you're engaged to a special person. According to 'The Knot' 2020 study, a quarter of all respondents spend between $1,000 - $3,000, while the highest average spends coming in at $7,600. But, prices of a silicone ring range from $6 - $20.



Woman on skateboard at beach wearing Swagmat silicone rings for women

Don't let the word "cheap" discourage you. A silicone wedding ring isn't just a symbol of your love but also could be a new part of your everyday style! You can mix and match your outfit with different styles and colors.

For example, you could use them for a business attire look with our modern yet timeless Dome-Style, or be sporty and fun and try our thin stackable rings for your own unique look! There are so many options for every lifestyle!

A Silicone Wedding ring isn't just a symbol of your love, but could also become a part of your everyday style!

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Man's silicone ring caught on nail on door will not harm his finger

This is for everyone especially for those who work actively with their hands as we all know that silicone rubber doesn't conduct electricity or heat too. A finger injury is no joke. There's a possibility that you could lose your finger. Don't google 'ring avulsion', otherwise, don't say I didn't warn ya!

Electricians, mechanics, police, military, firefighters, and many other tradespeople and public service personnel, are more susceptible to this type of accident. They usually have protocols in their workplace that they have to take their metal bands off. 



Rash on finger from wearing non-hypoallergenic silicone ring

Skin irritation from wearing non-hypoallergenic ring

Have you heard about 'wedding band dermatitis'? It's a common kind of allergy. So the best alternative option for a person when trying to avoid an ugly itch on their finger is to wear rings that are made of silicone. Most silicone wedding rings are made with high-grade material. Meaning, almost everyone's skin types can wear these without having any irritation. Choose the best size and style then you're good to go! 


Theft Prevention & Ring Loss 

As someone who loves life and adventure, I'm pretty sure traveling is one of your favorite things. When wearing a silicone ring, you don't have to worry about being a victim of mugging so much or be afraid of losing your expensive ring. Like this woman who lost her ring.

Some guy who happened to have his metal detector found her $10,000 diamond ring! Luckily, this man is planning to return her precious ring to its rightful owner. But, what if that ring was never found and buried in the ocean forever? What if someone found it and had no plan to return it to who it belonged to?

When wearing a silicone wedding ring, you don't have to worry about this. You and your partner could just enjoy your vacation together! 



Woman holding white Persian wearing Swagmat silicone rings for women

Have you ever experienced having those 'sausage hands' or fingers? Fingers swell depending on some events like women being pregnant or the weather or something more serious than eating salty food. It could be really frustrating and painful when it gets to the point that your ring doesn't fit anymore. Believe me, it's not comfortable!

When you wear a silicone ring, you don't have to take it off as they can stretch when needed. The band is not only flexible and durable but also lightweight and comfortable; designed perfectly for someone with an active lifestyle. Need a resizing? You don't have to worry about it as you are covered with Swagmat's lifetime warranty, (if you choose to purchase from us, wink) 100% guaranteed. So shop away with confidence!

Cons of a Silicone Ring



As for people who are traditionalists, this ring might not be number 1 on your list. But hey, who says a traditional person can't have these? The main purpose of these rings is to be an alternative to your precious ring for higher-risk situations as mentioned above. Your partner can wear this when it's only necessary while showing off to the world how committed they are. 


Not an Heirloom

Silicone rings aren't designed to follow your mother, grandmother and her grandmother's footsteps, handing down a precious ring to your partner like the traditional rings that are made to last a lifetime. 



  • Customary
  • Able to hand down generation to generation
  • Luxury item - Elegant


  • Expensive
  • Risk of ring avulsion injury
  • Conducts electricity
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Limited comfort
  • Does not stretch
  • Not breathable (Hides bacteria)
  • Attracts thieves

Pros of a Metal Ring



Metal engagement and wedding rings

There's no question to this. Traditionalists are most likely to choose metal as their wedding band and in this case, engagement ring. Because yeah we know, gold, silver, and platinum are awesome and diamonds are forever.


Potential to be Family Heirloom

Seeing your partner wear the ring that your great-grandma had when your great-grandpa confessed his love to her has a strong sentimental value. It may sound cheesy but it's true! Not only that, but it's also a unique one-of-a-kind ring. 


Luxury Item

That shiny exquisite metal band that sparkles on your partner's hand! Most women dream of having those. Not just by its sophisticated and glamorous look but also you can easily associate this ring with wedding bands.

Cons of a Metal Rings 



Paying too much for your silicone rings?

$5,500 is the average price of an engagement ring in the US according to this study. So if you're on a tight budget, even though you are planning to buy the less expensive option metal ring, your partner may just end up keeping it in a jewelry box for fear of losing it. 


Not Safe to wear

Jimmy Fallon almost lost his finger when he had an accident at home, because he was wearing a metal ring that caught on something when he fell

Wearing a metal ring all the time means a bigger risk for your ring finger. Accidents can happen anytime. Even when you're at home, like Jimmy Fallon. He almost lost his ring finger, he tripped on a rug and his ring got caught on his kitchen countertop. He was wearing his metal wedding band when that freak household accident happened. 

"Apparently the odds aren't great with these things," Fallon continued. "Usually they just cut your finger off."

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If only he was wearing one of our Silicone Wedding Rings. He could have avoided a painful, traumatizing medical emergency.


Attracts Thieves

Having those sparkly dazzling rings would definitely attract thieves when travelling to certain areas. No one is safe, just look what happened to Kim Kardashian in her Paris Hotel Room


Attractive Environment for Bacteria

Believe it or not, there is a disturbing amount of bacteria in your jewelry, according to Charlene Wolf-Hall, a North Dakota State University professor and head of the Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences. She said women's wedding bands are the "dirtiest".

Her wedding band had an estimated bacterial count of 175,000. And with those results? I don't think it's a good idea to wear a metal band during this pandemic environment. Unlike with silicone wedding rings you only use soap and water for cleaning, no need for chemicals and fancy tools just to keep your health and people around you safe. 


Final thoughts? Silicone Rings are the winner. It is becoming more and more popular and a growing population of people wearing silicone engagement and silicone wedding bands in the year 2021. So hop on the clever trend and join us! 

For further information check out our buyers guides for silicone rings for women and silicone rings for men.


What's the purpose of a silicone wedding ring?

The primary purpose of silicone bands is to keep your finger safe from ring avulsion and/or to avoid losing your expensive ring. 

Can you wear a silicone ring as an engagement ring?

Of course! The year 2021 is the year of being practical. There's nothing more important than the love that you share with your partner. Expensive material things are outdated! So go be different. Shop our range and options of silicone bands, pick a design (tip: stackables are popular in 2021), pick a color, check your size and free up your time and money for other things.

What size silicone ring should I buy?

We have a dedicated page finding out what size you need before buying a silicone ring. Check it out here! You might have to be creative if you are buying for someone else. But this is one product that does make for unique gifts. Don't forget our exclusive guarantee. If it doesn't fit, we will send out a new pack free, no need to return the original, and no extra shipping to pay. At Swagmat, we always put the customer first.

Do Silicone rings run big or small?

A Swagmat Ring is true to size. But if you think you ordered the wrong size, you don't have to worry! Just contact us and we will take care of you. You don't even have to return the old ring pack  and it's free shipping for the new ones! Isn't that awesome? Yeah, we thought you'd like that. We have thousands of reviews of our happy customers saying how happy they are with that policy.

So, you've got nothing to lose, except an expensive ring, or a priceless finger. Shop around our catalog, figure out your correct size as best you can, and order today.


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