Andy Dalton

Silicone wedding bands find a niche among athletes, firefighters and law enforcement

Silicone wedding bands find a niche among athletes, firefighters and law enforcement

It’s a reasonably simple story, says a founder of silicone wedding and commitment rings.

KC Holiday and friend Ted Baker founded Santa Ana-based QALO (pronounced kay-lo), a company producing rings designed to be worn by individuals whose lifestyles make it impractical to wear a gold or diamond ring at all times.

QALO — an acronym for quality, athletics, love and outdoors — rings are crafted from silicone, are pliable and have found a niche among exercise enthusiasts, athletes, construction workers, military personnel, police officers and firefighters.

“We thought that a way to get a shortened name but something that has impactful meaning was to create an acronym,” said...

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