Where can I find non-conductive wedding rings?

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I'm having difficulty finding rings that are NON-CONDUCTIVE! My electrician boyfriend can't wear a metal band because of the safety risk at work. As much as I love tattoos, he won't do it, so I've been looking for anything that we can use that won't fall apart.Any thoughts?

-Ashley

Well, I gotta be honest here and say, your safest bet is for your man to not wear a wedding ring. ANY ring can not only contain some form of conductive material, but can also be harmful in many other ways to anyone who works with their hands and dangerous machines on a daily basis. But, I figured this might make a fun (if not challenging) ring roundup. So, for the answer to this question, I turned to my engineer husband, and here is what we came up with for some possible non-conductive wedding bands for boys and girls.

[CAUTION: While we might be smart about weddings, we'd never claim to be electrical safety experts. Use this post as a guideline, and please do your own research before purchasing and wearing any ring in a dangerous situation.]

Wooden rings

Wooden rings are a great option. I love this one that I found on Amazon. It has cubic zirconia accents, which makes it fancy AND keeps the cost down.

I also had a wooden band made for my husband when I was still hoping he'd wear a ring. For my wooden ring search I turned to Etsy and was overwhelmed by the choices. You could even get a wooden ring with natural stone inlays, which add some color, or uniqueness, but don't conduct electricity.

Here are some more examples. Click on a ring to get more information.

Simplywoodrings.com even makes wooden rings in an engagement ring-style! Love that.
Wood rings from Etsy seller WoodRecycled are great for the eco-conscious.
This wood ring from Etsy seller MnMWoodworks has a crushed stone inlay that makes it extra pretty.
You know I love this Hawaiian ku'uipo (meaning sweetheart) ring. Plus it's made from Koa wood so it's SUPER strong.

Resin rings

Resin is a fun choice. I found the ones pictured here on Etsy from Milkwood Design which has a lot of different resin ring choices in all sorts of fun colors. That's the great part about resin — the infinite possibilities of colors and patterns.

Fortunately for you female electricians, resin rings are more catered to the ladies, with hot designers such as Marc Jacobs getting on the resin ring train.

Here are some more examples of resin rings. Click on each ring for more information.

I like this carved resin ring so much, I might get one for myself!
Here's another girly ring option from one of my favorite stores, Folli Follie.
Finally, another unisex option from Etsy seller Beadevolution.

Ceramic rings

Vishal Jewelry's shop over on Amazon has some really pretty ceramic ring options. I'm digging this white one, but I also have to draw your attention to the cutest pink ceramic rings that you ever did see. Ooh, or there's this combined ceramic AND carbon fiber ring for a double dose of non-conductivity.
Weddingringsforever.com also carries a line of ceramic rings, including ones that are shiny just like metal.

Black ceramic ring with a small diamond.
White ceramic ring with faceted design.
Orange ceramic ring with design.

Silicone

3_ring_adjusted_1024x1024Silicone: not just for boobs! They also make a good metal ring-alternative.

Our sponsor QALO makes rings out of thick silicone which makes them not only non-conductive, but super-comfy. Check out more info about QALO on this post, including all their color options!

Guys, gals, what are your favorite rings to wear that won't give you electrical shocks?

Comments on Where can I find non-conductive wedding rings?

  1. My guy is a commercial hvac man and does all types of work. We’re getting inexpensive matching bands for “dress-up” but already have the understanding that he won’t wear his for work. I know where is heart is…he’s given it to me.

  2. Just checked out several of these sites..loved all of the rings, but I am super impressed with safe bandz…metallic-looking silicone? Great substitute, inexpensive, and clever!

  3. I think I could actually use the silicon ring site. I’m at the Le Courdon Bleu for baking and pastry, and we aren’t allowed to wear any jewelry besides a wedding band and a stud earring in each ear. The problem is, my wedding band is 14k gold and it makes me break out in hives. Weird, I know. I miss being able to wear my ring. Has anyone tried to order from this company? Are the reputable?

  4. I know there was a caution at the beginning of the article, but just a heads up—when my electronics engineer husband was looking at bands, he thought ceramic would be the way to go, but conventional jewelry stores have theirs mixed with metals too, so they still conduct. Just be extra careful, and ask. I tried to get him to go the tattoo route, but he’s not a fan—-he opted for a white gold that will undoubtedly be sitting on the dresser 95% of the time, but that’s okay! I’m definitely going to check out the silicone bands, that seems very cool.

  5. I bought my husband’s handfasting ring from MnMWoodworks on Etsy. They were absolutely wonderful, and really worked with me to get him something he loved. Bonus, the prices are great!

  6. Another one of the cool things with Koa wood is unless you have a very old piece, most of it these days is recycled so you’re not cutting down a tree for a wedding ring.

  7. We’re using Simply Wood Rings (we’re in Chi as is their shop). They have such a lovely selection of bands and were great to work with. We went in wanting bog wood but fell in love with maple rings with grey finish. Totally unique and we love them.

  8. Oh Offbeat Bride, always so much more clever than I. My immediate thought was rubber band. Great article Megan!

    • You’re not dumb, you just didn’t think. It happens to everyone sometimes, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of.

    • If your worried about a ring conducting electricity you should watch the episode of mythbusters where they test peircings and lightning, it showed no prefference for hitting the peirced dummy over the nonpeirced one, they even added a door knob to “ramp it up” to show that lightning has no prefference. I still think these rings are very cool and different, i just dont want any one to worry or think they need to change their wedding band for safety. using a plastic or rubber handled screw driver is going to make more of a difference than whether or not they have a metal wedding band.

      • No offense Cassandra but as a union electrician i have seen the dangers of wearing a conductive ring first hand one of my instructors at my apprenticeship nearly had his finger burned in half after having his get superheated by accident catching it between two terminals of a battery i also just want to say any ring is a danger since they can get caught in any number of ways risking major injuries to your hands ive seen to many 9 fingered electricians to risk wearing one and went down the tattooed path
        P.S. plastic and rubber handled tools are not insulated properly you half to buy specially made tools

        • You’re correct, Ben. I’m a woman electrician and don’t wear any jewelry to work.

      • Cassandra, this is wrong on so many levels. A conductive ring is a HORRIBLE idea when you are working around electricity. Honestly, a ring in general is a bad idea when you work with you hands on a regular basis. If you doubt this and have a strong stomach, do a search for “ring deglove.”

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