I was so pleased with the appearance of this ring. I knew beforehand it was not silver, but I didn't expect the base metal to start turning my finger green after only one month of use. I've received numerous compliments at work, and many people have thought it's a real peridot/silver ring like the David Yurman ones. I would recommend buying this only if you plan to wear it occasionally, and take it of whenever you wash your hands. I work in retail and wash my hands constantly, and the water seems to be the only culprit for the rapid tarnishing.