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Today’s question is from Louise K who asks:
“Hey Emilie, My future hubby is an electrician. We were wondering if you had any advice on rings for people with such jobs. I have tried researching materials that be safer for his line of work. Would you bother buying a ring made of alternative material or just purchase a nicer (but not safer) ring and have him take it off while at work? I don’t know which route to take. Thanks xox Louise”
I can see the issue you are talking about and not to worry there are quite a few options. I will give you all the information, options and ways to overcome this.
Wearing A Traditional Wedding Ring
The first option that you mentioned is for your future husband to have a traditional wedding ring and take it off while working. While this option may work, the realistic problem is that there is a higher chance that he will loose it.
If he has to constantly have to take it off / on during the day then he will statistically loose it. Lets not forget that with best intentions he may accidentally forget to take it off at work. This can lead to an accident.
Non-Conductive Wedding Rings
As the name suggest non-conductive wedding rings do not let electricity conduct through them. This means your future husband can work on the job without fear of electrocuting himself. There is a market dedicated to people who work in trades where a traditional metal ring is not practical to wear while at work.
When most people think of silicone they think of a soft rubbery material and plastic surgery. These silicone non-conductive wedding rings are more than you realise. The advantage is that they are lightweight, they are even styled to look as gold and not plastic. The most important advantage is that they are non-conductive.
The only drawback is that they are soft by comparison to other rings. If your future husband works with his hands then there is a small chance they can get easily nicked. This is an option because they do not cost a lot and are easily replaced.
Before we being on the topic of resin rings it is noted that these rings are catered more to the female market. So if your partner is a female electrician then this may be more suited for her. Resin in itself will not rust, decompose or oxidises as some other materials may do over a period of time. In short is a very practical material and is capable of some interesting designs when it comes to rings.
Kevlar is a non-conductive that is used to make rings for people that work in trade environments. It is famous for being used in bullet proof jackets. This is a strong material that is non-conductive.
Wood is a material used by people for all sorts of rings for thousands of years. A naturally growing material that is non conductive and coated to be water resistant. They come in a vast array of natural wood tones and patterns. This ring may be more suited to couples who are also deciding to have a more rustic styled wedding. The natural marbling effect of the grain in the wood is also quite beautiful.
When most people thing of ceramics they often think of clay pots. While yes the ring would contain this material it is often mixed with other materials when it comes to making non-conductive wedding rings. In fact they can be made into such a durable material that they can be used in bullet proof vests.
One other option is that you purchase a traditional wedding band for your wedding and other special events such as other weddings, dressed up events and so on. This way your future husband can wear one of the non-conductive wedding rings at work then wear the traditional wedding ring for more formal occasions. The other option is to just had a traditional wedding band and just not wear it at work.
Whatever you decide to do remember it has to suit you and your future husband, no one else. I hope you found these options useful in your decision-making process.
Good luck ring hunting.
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