I bought this ring. Within 2 months, the "rope like" bands going around the ring became loose. A month later, the "rope like" band broke off the ring. Also, don't waste your money on the protection plan. I did purchase the plan. Since the ring was stainless steel, they were unable to repair the ring. They apparently don't cover damages to stainless steel rings. They did credit my account the amount that I purchased the ring for. However, I wanted my ring fixed. I would not recommend.