Ring avulsion. This is something that first responders and soldiers should worry about on the job. QALO Ring has come up with a solution to getting your wedding band or other metal ring caught in machinery or on a fixed object, which can result in finger amputation or serious degloving of the tissue. Google it if you have a strong stomach. I think it will convince you of the peril.
QALO stands for Quality Athletics Love Outdoors. They say, “We searched for a solution that would allow us to show our commitment of marriage, and wear a comfortable wedding band that could withstand our active lifestyle. We started playing around with some rubber wedding rings, and then discovered 100% medical grade silicone wedding rings…”
The QALO, pronounced Kay-Lo, silicon band can be worn when a traditional ring would imperil a digit. I normally remove my platinum wedding band when lifting in the gym. This is protect both the ring and my finger. I admit that I do not like taking off the symbol of my marital commitment, so a QALO would be a fun option.
I can see wearing one on the street for safety as well. If you’ve ever snagged your ring while scaling a fence or on things in a car during a search, you can appreciate the idea behind the QALO bands. Anyone engaged in an active profession or activity should take a look at the QALO. The silicone bands are stable in high temperatures so firefighters can benefit, too.
This is a neat little product that can save a finger. They come in black, cobalt blue, purple for lupus, and gray for men and black, emerald green, purple for lupus, and gray for the ladies. Because the bands stretch, sizes are small, medium, large, X-large, and XX-large. A chart with corresponding ring sizes is available on their website. QALO bands start at $19.99.
Update: New QALO Thin Blue Line and Thin Red Line Rings. Read here: QALO Thin Line Series.