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Why This 1 Wedding Ring Is Perfect For Any Active Woman

Your wedding ring is the last thing you should be worrying about when working up a sweat. We've partnered with QALO to introduce a worry-free wedding ring that will have you focusing on your activity — not the diamond on your finger.
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As more of us take up yoga, pick up stand-up paddleboarding, and set our sights on Kilimanjaro, we're expecting our clothing to keep up with our active lifestyles. Like many women, I expect to look cute while I burn calories, but that doesn't mean I'll sacrifice the functionality of my apparel entirely for fashion or vice versa. Instead, I've become very efficient at swapping sharp office attire for equally stylish sports apparel. With some careful bag-packing each morning, I'm well-equipped to transition from boardroom to boot camp — and then, I'll admit it, out for drinks afterward.

We're used to adapting our wardrobes to complement our lifestyles, so why haven't we started taking the same approach to our jewelry? Since I'm a long-time yoga teacher, enthusiastic hiker, and perpetually traveling sun-seeker, my poor engagement ring has endured more sweat, sand, and salt water than most. For all intents and purposes, its sparkle should be saved for more sedate occasions. After all, it's hardly an heirloom worth passing on if I continue wearing it while I bash around the world. But there are a number of reasons that I keep my ring wedged firmly on throughout my outdoorsy pursuits — an emotional attachment to its symbolic meaning, a creeping paranoia that I'll lose it, and, quite simply, no other alternative.
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"We're used to adapting our wardrobes to complement our lifestyles, so why haven't we started taking the same approach to our jewelry?"
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When I heard that athletic jewelry brand QALO had a solution to this age-old quandary, I was immediately intrigued. Had someone really solved the dilemma of pursuing an active lifestyle and wanting to protect your jewels? Yep, they had, because it turns out that QALO's two founders were having the same issues as me. Both married, they'd struggled to find a comfortable metal wedding ring that would be a safe and sturdy accompaniment to their lifestyles. Taking matters into their own hands, they designed a range of lightweight and durable silicone wedding rings specifically for active men and women who love being sporty but worry about scratching their expensive wedding rings.

After some research, I decided that my husband and I should each try slipping on a QALO ring. Brand ambassadors like Katrina Scott and Karena Dawn, the sassy, seriously fitness-obsessed founders of Tone It Up, swear by their QALO rings. These are stylish women who work out for a living. If QALO was providing them with the right balance between fashion and functionality, I knew I had to try it.
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Once we'd each selected a ring that reflected our style — my husband stayed neutral with a black ring while I decided upon a stackable rings — we decided to give them a week-long trial run. There was only one rule: keep our rings on at all times, whatever the activity.

From traveling to every indoor and outdoorsy activity in between, QALO has proven itself to be the perfect sporty companion. We could both focus fully without the worry that something would happen to our wedding rings. The silicone is a more comfortable and practical alternative to platinum, and my ring stack still looked super cute.
Now, I slip my QALO ring on whenever I know I'll be working up a sweat. I prefer the peace of mind that comes with that decision. Whether I'm scrambling up the Himalayas or kick-boxing in Thailand, that symbolic piece of jewelry still sits snugly on my left hand — a cheerfully colored reminder of all the adventurous decisions we make every day in our marriage.
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