IslandMama - could you send me a picture of the rippled rings? As a metalworker, I am very curious!
Sorry, the only rings I have any more are my wedding and engagement rings and I don't seem to affect them - the last time I had a ring other than those was probably 12 or more years ago.
The only way I can describe it is that instead of the ring being straight you can see it's a bit wavy or rippled and then eventually it just cracks from the stress, I guess. I don't wear silver but tried several different varieties of gold and it happened every time... sometimes it was quicker than other times, usually when I was under great stress for some reason or another. To make it weirder, the effects were stronger at certain times of the month.