This is something I have been considering for years. I sometimes do heavy work. Sometimes I work on the car. Sometimes I go shooting. I Don't like to wear a metal wedding ring when I'm doing anything, really. If it get's pinched you can lose a finger very easily!With these silicon rings that issue is a nonfactor. They look like any other ring, but are made to flex so you never have to worry about ruining an expensive ring or losing a finger. I am so glad I finally got a set!