We purchased this ring for my then to be husband and were looking for something that would not scratch or bend as he works with his hands all day. We have had this ring now for 4 months and it looks like it did right out of the box still shinny and not one scratch on it. It is not only sturdy but beautiful as well. He gets so many compliments on it. We are unbelievably satisfied and impressed with this purchase ?. Would recommend to anyone!!!!!!!!