Well I am sure you are all wondering just what this is about?! The concept is quite good – a ring that is safe… Now some of you may ask – how can a ring not be safe? Well, that I will answer in a moment and it is quite the story. BUT, I will start with another person’s story.
When I was 19 years old I worked as a night manager at a Sheraton Hotel. Yes, I was young and it was an awesome job. I met so many amazing people – lots of celebrities… It would easily take me a day to tell you about all the stars I met – and some I wish I hadn’t. I also met the most incredible “normal” people – people just going about their lives and they all have stories and have helped to make me who I am.
There was this electrician – we will call him Charlie. He was older – of course at 19 just about everyone was older – and he was a very mellow grandfatherly-like person. He didn’t spend a great deal of time talking but when he did he was very interesting. One night he very calmly walked up to me (keep in mind I was 19) and literally had almost lost his finger. He was working in the hotel gym rafters and the ladder fell. When he went to grab for the rafter it caught on his ring. The first aid kits were not fully stocked, supplies were limited and it was the middle of the night. He handed me a roll of electrical tape and asked me to tape it together until he got to the hospital. And oddly, the entire time he and I were dealing with his finger – I had this strange thought that I knew this would happen to me someday. I was 19, not married, not even engaged and didn’t wear rings… But I had this overwhelming sense of – pay attention because this is important.
Now on to me… I never take my rings off. Never did and never will (almost). Twice, I was doing manual labor in the yard, slammed my ring finger and lost the diamonds. I have broken my fingers more times than I can count. Yes, my husband tries to be very patient. Even when those things happened it never stopped me from wearing my rings everywhere and any time. My husband did take my ring at one point and add a stronger setting as well as two smaller settings for sapphires in hopes of protecting the diamond. The settings of my ring have survived for the last 15 years unharmed…
THIS STORY CONTAINS A GRAPHIC PORTRAYAL OF EVENTS!
However, ten years ago I was taking one of my dogs out to go to the bathroom. I had one of my children with me and had just gotten off crutches (story of my life – seriously). My dog started to take off and I was grabbing for whatever I could to brace myself since my legs were still not reliable. Hmmm not the best idea on all counts. My husband insisted I should not take the dog out and to wait for him to get home – of course I knew better. My husband had a job interview to get to – yeah he missed the interview… What I grabbed was the antique door hinge – it caught on my rings and made a terrible mess. I wear three rings – my engagement ring, my wedding band and my grandmother’s wedding band. Those three rings nearly broke my arm and did do some major damage to my finger. I will say – I am very thankful I did not lose my finger. When it happened I screamed (of course) and immediately threw my hand in my pocket. I was sure I lost my finger and did not want my daughter to see the mess. I sent her upstairs to get my brother in law while I looked around for my missing finger. Turns out I did not lose my finger but I did “deglove, break, and crush” by finger. Let me tell you it hurt as badly as it sounds. Actually, it wasn’t incredibly painful for a few hours – what did hurt is trying to get the rings off. They had to be cut off and it takes a tremendous amount of effort for someone to cut three rings off of a mangled finger with a conscious patient. I seriously could not figure out how I was not just passing out – on tv they pass out! The triage nurse (a big strong guy) kept losing his grip and sending my hand flying against a wall. You could tell he was getting very stressed but he was trying very hard to remain calm. The triage center was covered with blood. Yes, I do have pictures – lots of them and don’t worry – I will not post them. But we took pictures because we were sure that was the last time I would see my finger… The next couple weeks were horrid with cleaning, soaking and covering every couple hours. I didn’t cry when it happened, when they repaired it or at any time other than when I had to go through that process every day. It was so painful trying to remove the dressings and no matter how hard I tried – yup, cried every single time…
We did save my rings but it was literally two years before I even had them repaired. I never even cleaned them for the two years – just threw them in a baggie and stuffed them in a box. I never thought I would actually wear them again. But I finally did clean them and decide to repair them – if only to give to my youngest daughter when she grew older. Both the rings and my finger are just fine remarkably. No one expected me to gain range of motion back – but it is perfectly fine – better than other fingers I have broken in fact.
Now the problem is I still don’t like to go without my rings. I will if I am really nervous because from April through October we are always outside doing stuff like cliff walking, hiking, skirting across waterfalls etc… This last summer I was climbing across a waterfall and jumped from one rock to another – lost my footing and landed knuckles down on the boulder below. Cut up my hands on my rings again but the rings didn’t get damaged. But seriously – all these things are exactly why my friends tell me all the time I need to write a book…
Now you know the million reasons why I stand behind the Simple Ring Works High Performance Wedding Band. The ring is a silicone ring that I can put on while doing my crazy stunts. I don’t need to feel badly about placing my wedding rings securely and safely aside while still wearing something in their place. The ring is flexible, would be very easy to cut off (if it doesn’t break apart), and should not cause any major damage if I get caught on something. I can now still wear a wedding band when I do anything even remotely risky.
Simple Ring Works provided me with a High Performance Wedding Band for my husband and I. They are available in multiple colors but because I wanted a matching set – I chose black. Now I wanted the rings because of my past, present and future concerns. But others may love this ring because it communicates their commitment to their spouse without the “formality” of normal precious jewelry.
Additionally they offer a full one year no hassle warranty but also a lifetime safety guarantee. The ring is designed to break away under 40-50 pounds of pressure. If it breaks away in its role as a safer ring – they will replace it.
They are inexpensive ranging from $15.95 through $19.95.
I don’t expect to ever have a problem with my rings again. I will probably purchase a few other colors too for variety. Check them out and learn from my experiences – protect your jewelry investment and your fingers!
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