If you’ve ever thought about wearing a silicone ring instead of a metal ring, you’ve probably come across the brand.
In this QALO rings review, we’ll look at their products and see what honest reviewers have to say about the brand.
By the end, you’ll know whether a QALO silicone ring is right for you.
Let’s get started!
(Do you still like the traditional look of beautiful gold, rose gold, and silver rings? So do we! Check out the three handpick Blush and Bar styles below, or keep scrolling for the rest of the review.)
Minimalist Thumb Ring (Resizable)
Juliana 3 Ring Set
About the QALO brand
It all started in 2012 when Ted Baker and KC Holiday met. They had both just gotten married within a month of each other and met while working at the same restaurant.
They commiserated over how uncomfortable their metal bands were during workouts or outdoor activity—but couldn’t find any alternatives. They decided to create their own and started the QALO brand in Holiday’s garage.
The name QALO stands for “Quality, Athletics, Love, Outdoors” and is pronounced kay-lo.
Today, famous athletes and celebrities wear QALO rings, including LeBron James, Steph Curry, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Eva Shockey, and more.
QALO sells a silicone wedding band and silicone engagement ring selection for men and women. You can also find a few other accessories, like dog ID tags and Apple Watch straps.
Its products are latex-free and made from medical grade silicone. Of course, these would be categorized as fashion jewelry since a QALO ring doesn’t contain precious metals like a traditional wedding ring—or any metal at all!
(Silicone is commonly confused with rubber and silicon—without an “E”—but is different than both. Rubber contains latex, and a “silicon ring” would be made of metal. The silicone material in QALO rings is a type of polymer.)
Their original target market was athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Still, they quickly realized it was a perfect fit for anyone with an active lifestyle or job, like those in the military, emergency services, trades, and more.
QALO sells a wide variety of style, design, and color options that reflect their customers’ lifestyles.
For example, they sell rings with a Realtree camouflage design and have official partnership products with the U.S. Air Force, Marines, Army, Navy, and Coast Guard.
Why wear a silicone band?
We’ve written before about the occupational hazards of jewelry. Traditional metal rings can catch in machinery, conduct electricity, and transfer heat and cold.
All of those can be dangerous in active jobs. There’s an especially high risk of ring avulsion, where a ring catches on something and injures your finger.
Silicone rings help protect you in case of an accident since the silicone will break—not your finger. If you want to protect your ring finger, a silicone ring can be safer than a traditional ring.
The most common complaint I’ve found is that their shipping can be inconsistent (mostly since the COVID-19 pandemic), and their customer service is often backlogged. Some people complained that phone lines were busy, and emails didn’t get a response for 3-4 days.
They have a low D- rating from the Better Business Bureau because they didn’t respond to four customer complaints.
As a small startup, this is understandable—the business is growing faster than their customer service team can keep up with—but it also reflects poorly on the brand.
Everything else I’ve read speaks very positively about QALO’s brand, products, and mission. Hopefully, they can bring up the quality of their customer service to meet the rest of the company’s standards.
The final word on QALO rings
If you’re looking for a silicone ring, QALO is one of the biggest and most popular brands.
For athletes, fans of the outdoors, and anyone with a physically demanding or dangerous job, a silicone ring can be a great alternative.
Reviews are very favorable for QALO, and their products seem to be very high-quality based on all my research. Unfortunately, their customer service team isn’t the most responsive and sometimes can’t resolve customer issues as quickly as those customers would like.
Overall, QALO seems like an excellent silicone ring brand and their products serve their purpose perfectly.