I purchased this ring as a gift for my girlfriend the reason being because it has the serenity prayer in it and she loves that prayer. The ring itself looks much better in person the lettering inside is very clear and legible and overall the ring looks alot more expensive than what I paid for it.
This ring looks like sterling silver, not stainless steel. The color is much lighter than stainless steel usually is. I really love this ring because of the inscription on the inside band (the serenity prayer). The inscription is not visible when the ring is worn, so it's more about the personal significance for me; a good reminder of how I should live my life. It's also a great conversation starter... people like to take it off my finger and closely inspect the writing when I tell them about it. I know the serenity prayer is often referenced by AA members, but I just like it because I agree with its message. One of the reviews mentioned that the black lacquer rubbed off the writiing, but so far it hasn't happened to mine and I wear it often. The only negative is that there are little fuzzy scratches on the outside fot he ring (bc it's a concave shape and rubs against hard surfaces), but that happens to a lot of rings and it's not noticeable unless you look closely.
I bought this band for myself to wear as a stand alone band becuase I wanted to have a wedding rinf on when I would run and work out. My diamond band is great, but the simplicity of this band is timeles. The engraving is wonderful as well. The black "stuff" in the wording has come how, but that isn't a huge deal to me.I have told many people about it, and some have bought for a wedding band, others for a thumb ring.